Jeffery A. Davis, Attorney At
Family Law, Criminal Defense, Property,
Oil & Gas and Estate Law
PO Box 145, Wallback, WV 25285
Wallback Office 304-587-2209
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Jan 24 p Ella Faye Martin,
89, of Ivydale, see OBITUARY page
Jan 24 a Not sure what was wrong with
Frontier Internet for the 24 or more hours. One thing is for
sure. Our feeble little economy sure suffers when debit credit cards can't
be used, when parts can't be ordered, and ATMs shut down
Jan 24 a Friday was Clayberry Day down
at the Capitol. We haven't had one of those since the days of Senator Shirley
Jan 24 a Serving the bottom half
of the county, Delegates Fast and Kessinger were no shows during the event.
Sometimes, learning comes hard for newbees.
Jan 24 a The idea was to highlight
the good and not mention our many shortcomings. With several booths from
govt and on profits set up, seemed to work!
Jan 24 a Doesn't it seem like when
the county is putting its best foot forward, County Commissioners should
be on hand?
Jan 24 a Yesterday, newbee Commissioner
Greg Fitzwater shook hands, smiled, and talked to the masses. Link and
Queen Smiley were nowhere to be seen.
Jan 24 a Thursday morning the Court
made public the decision in the Jim Samples / Mike Asbury v County Commission
case. In every for instance, Judge Facemire sided with the Prosecutor's
contentions. Before the DSL outage, this site was able to post the first
volley of damning facts. Here comes part 2 from the 23 page document.
Jan 24 a We often give Commissioner
Slinks A Lot double H. Over the years, we've found the guy to be a back
door operator that is often spiteful and vindictive. With just a little
time in the peanut gallery, few would dispute our finds that Linky thinks
he is greater than thou and his crap doesn't stink. Everybody has an opinion.
When the Court speaks, it's different
Jan 24 a Item 27 page 12: "Commissioner
Linky appeared to want to tell the Court what a good job he has done as
a Commissioner, and spent a lot of time promoting himself and his own accomplishments
rather than providing to the Court the factors the County Commissioner
used in determining the budget.... His recitation sounded as if he solely
made decisions and the Commissioners had no role in the functions of the
Jan 24 a Lets stop there for second.
Jan 24 a Note: The Court uses Link's
full name in his instance. We don't.
Jan 24 a We use the made up stuff.
For us, to spell out his real name is more acknowledgment and effort than
we care to muster.
Jan 24 a Second: To my knowledge,
Judge Facemire has never attended a CCC meeting with Link, Pierson and
Tucker in charge.
Jan 24 a For a person never in attendance,
the Judge nailed the situation and was agreeing with our notion, Link runs
the show with Darryl and Darryl having their heads up his hiney.
If Link were to stop quickly, those other two would have brown all over
Jan 24 a We'll be back with another
Jan 24 a In the mean time, get out
and enjoy the inch or so of snow. Gets those brats off the couch and outdoors
Jan 23 p Frontier internet was down
and out for much of the 23rd for just about the entire county. On Thursday
Frontier was mostly out of service in the Valley Fork section of the county.
Jan 23 p After spending time under
the gold dome, the ace cub reporter goofed off for the rest of Friday
Jan 23 p If the internet holds,
expect an update Saturday mid morning.
Jan 22 p For those looking for a diversion
this afternoon. Here's a way cool U
Tube video on how roads use to be and the cars that made this nation
great. Thanks NB for the link.
Jan 22 p There's many Clayonians that
don't give a hoot about elections, politics, and the dumb bunnies that
run our county. A huge chunk of the county couldn't tell you who our sitting
County Commissioners are if you put a gun to their head
Jan 22 p It you're one of those don't
care folks, stop reading now and go back to the above video
Jan 22 p For the rest of ya, get a
cup of coffee and be ready for what makes Clayberry so very special
Jan 22 p Prosecutor Samples sued
the Commission 18 or so months ago. At issue was , proper funding of the
constitutional offices at the Courthouse. Samples (and later Circuit Clerk
Mike Asbury) sued Larry Darryl and Darryl for proper funding.
Jan 22 p The final hearing before
Judge Ric Facemire was back around 2014 Apple Fest time. We've been
waiting for the court decision since then. Sometimes the wait is worth
it. Such is the case this time around. Facemire's decision was made public
Jan 22 p As was expected, the Court
ruled that the CCC must properly fund those two Constitutional offices.
Jan 22 p What wasn't expected was such
in depth understanding of the behind the scenes world of Linky
Jan 22 p Here's the first volley directly
from Ric Facemire's Court Order.
Jan 22 p "It is very clear that
the County Commission arbitrarily and capriciously decided to cut each
office holders budget by 10 to 15% without considering any duties or responsibilities
of each office or what resources were needed."
Jan 22 p "In 2013-2014, [CCC] was contemporaneously
bestowing upon itself a budget windfall by increasing its own share of
that budget by over $200,000 - an increase of almost 80% - over its
budget from the previous year." .... the carry over along from the CCC's
one 2013-2014 budget (about $77K) could have funded the Circuit Clerk's
office for a full half year.
Jan 22p ..." the court can only
conclude that the CCC knowingly padded it's own budget during the 2013-2014
Jan 22 p "..the court is wholly
unable to discern any rhyme or reason to how the Defendant arrived at its
own budget.. the CCC miscalculated or manipulated its own budget needs
so as to overstate its actual needs over those amounts expended by more
than $1.5 million. CCC budgeted for itself more monies during that six
year period than what was actually expended. Where are those monies now?...
in testimony by LinkyPooo ... it appears that the Defendant is attempting
to squirrel away resources to fund other matters including the judicial
annex. A reasonable and prudent person would not neglect his current obligation..."
Jan 22 p How about that clickers!
Jan 22p We're still digesting the 23
page document. Going to be much more damning info to come. Check back tomorrow
Jan 22 p In the mean time, the County
Commission has to properly fund the Prosecutor and Circuit Clerk's office.
They have just 30 days to get their heads together and make appropriate
Jan 22 p Note: All this money
shell game was done during the Link, Pierson, and Tucker term in office.
Jan 22p With Greg Fitzwater coming
on board Jan 1st, he is now drug into the quagmire we call the Clay County
Jan 22 a The biggy for the week maybe
the big show under the Gold Dome Friday. Tomorrow from 9 to 2pm is Legislative
District 33 Day at the Capitol. The idea is to spotlight the existing businesses
and Govt agencies in Clay, Calhoun and GIlmer Counties. Several local groups
plan to set up a booth along with the Clay High Steel Drum.
Jan 22 a Should be fun!
Jan 22 a We haven't heard from the
BC&G RR Co Op in a long time. Check the EVENTS page for meeting info
Jan 22 a Judge Alsop was in Town
Tuesday. His endeavors include
Jan 22 a Remember the meth lab
bust in Murphy's trailer park beside the Health Dept.? From that arrest,
the Court provided Larry Copen with 2 to 10 years behind bars to turn his
thoughts inward. Also from that bust, Jessica Lilly was sentenced to 1
to 5 years in the slammer
Jan 22 a Crystal Brown stands guilty
of fraudulent schemes (checks) and has since gone sour with her bond revoked.
Ms Brown is now heading into 1 to 10 years of slammer time.
Jan 22 a Around Christmas 2013, Joseph
Jarrett along with a juvy buddy stole over 20 laptop computers from CLay
High. Jarrett's sentencing was delayed to Jan 30th .
Jan 22 a Live in the Town of Clay?
Need a little extra jingle? Have an interest in new leadership for the
Jan 22 a It's time to run for Mayor,
Recorder, or Town Council. Filing fee is $5. Sign up is now in progress
over at the Water Plant.
Jan 21 a Today's edition of The Communicator
is loaded with great information on the goings on of Clayberry along with
the final segment of our look back at 2014.
Jan 21 a Lots of folks tell us
they keep up on County Clay by reading this website. That's cool but unless
you read the complete coverage, you don't have the complete story. As a
matter of fact, the whole purpose of this site is to grow your interest,
a hype, for reading the whole story.
Jan 21 a Each year Delta Communications
picks out a person that provided strong leadership and results.
Jan 21 a For 2015, the selection is
someone you probably haven't heard of. Debora Saulsgiver is our selection
Jan 21 a Saulsgiver is one of
the persons that works tirelessly behind the scene to make things happen.
When her fellow volunteers get all mired down in the mud, it's Debora that
calmly brings the group back together to refocus on the correct direction
Jan 21 a Yucky overcast today for sure
but with snow and cold temps coming, better get out and get something done