NEWS & MORE
Jan 20 late p Michael A. Terry,
64, of Bomont, see OBITUARY page
Jan 20 late p Maria Gloria Morriss,
72, of Ivydale, see OBITUARY page
Jan 20 late p It's tough going to keep
a business alive in the Land of Little.
Jan 20 late p Surprises make for bad
Jan 20 late p Word has it, the local
power company will cut service Saturday morning with no juice throughout
Jan 20 late p The problem is, Black
Diamond (Elk Power) provided NO notice to customers via the local newspaper,
local radio station nor this well read website. Emails are quick and easy.
None were sent.
Jan 20 late So much for making plans
ahead of time. Very bad business practice and worthy of a formal
Jan 20 p Morning update has been edited
Jan 20 p From the wanton endangerment
criminal complaint now made public: Thursday around 7:55am Green
Shirt Cervera, Black Shirts Ryan Thomas and Tyler Caruthers responded to
a complaint at 986 Blue Knob Road for a shooting into the residence from
the wood line. The Badges met with the tenant Kenneth Duncan who was told
by his daughter that a man was standing outside the residence . Mr
Duncan went to the rear door of the residence and identified the
man in the wood line by his water tank as Craig Holcomb.....
Jan 20 p ... Duncan told that
Craig Holcomb had a rifle and began running thru the woods and shooting
at the residence. Duncan and all the residents got down on the floor .
Occupants of the residence were Christina Peck, Dakota Blankenship, Marlina
Duncan, Jamie Dawson-Smith, James Rogers, Carlos Duncan, and Kenneth
Jan 20 p That second criminal warrant
for nightitme burglary was penned Jan 19th by Green Shirt SL Bass
and reads in part: 911 called in reference of a buglary in progress
at 1236 Procious Maysel Road. Th vicitm was identified as Robert Stone
who stated that someone smashed thru the front door and was still inside.
The victim and his family were locked in a back bedroom. Officers found
Craig Holcomb who was sitting on a couch. The suspect appeared to
be under the influence of a controlled substance.....
Jan 20 p The suspect showed his hands
and face and stated that he was Craig Holcomb.. the suspect was ordered
to stand and was placed in hand restraints. During the search, a
TV remote was found and returned to the home owner....
Jan 20 p The victim stated that he
heard a voice on the front porch.. the suspect then bagan trying
to get inside the residence. The victim then gathered his family and secured
them in the back bedroom and called 911. The victim states that could hear
what sounded like the house being destroyed and also heard the suspect
say he would kill everyone inside the house...
Jan 20 p Just think, early morning,
family's at home and someone is working to break into your home.
Jan 20 p Craig Holcomb is lucky to
be alive today!
Jan 20 a It is our understanding, fugitive
Craig Holcomb was captured this morning by Green Shirts.
Jan 20 a Over the scanner, around 9:10am
came word, one in custody and heading to the Magistrate office for processing.
Jan 20 a Roane County comes to CHS
tonight for a basketball match up with the Lady Panthers . 7:30 start time.
Nice weather today, why not come out and support the home team
Jan 20 a For those that can't, here's
online listening info once again.
Jan 20 a Donny J has a big day
today. After swearing in, he has about
a dozen promises to keep for those that call him Prez.
Jan 20 a For the majority of General
Election 2016 voters, it's a very scary day.
Jan 19 4pm Before 6 this am, scanner
traffic went on a domestic in the Blue Knob area of Clayberry.
Jan 19 4pm Mid morning a Be On the
Look Out for 41 year old Craig Holcomb was issued and the guy should be
considered armed and dangerous
Jan 19 4p 3:20 this afternoon a Green
Shirt was in Magistrate Boggs office carrying paperwork. Our guess, the
white papers were search warrants but just a guess.
Jan 19 4p Regional TV News crews left
the new Courthouse around 3:40 this afternoon
Jan 19 4p Green Shirt Cervera was asked
for comments but said he could provide nothing.
Jan 19 p On the question: Is your BOLO
still active, Cervera said Yes.
Jan 19 p We're not sure if a domestic
escalated or if a drug deal went sour this morning
Jan 19 p TV-8
is reporting that Craig Holcomb is a suspect in the shooting and death
of Billy Belknap, also of Clay.
Jan 19 p Knowing both of these men,
Jan 19 p Craig got out of prison just
2 years ago after getting five years for meth lab materials out Widen way.
When he got out, he was a clean, thinking young man ready to restart his
life. A few months back, we saw Craig and he was a completely different
lad. Gone was the clean neat appearance and the hollow eyed look had returned.
Jan 19 p Billy was a tall thin young
men that spent a couple years in the local Scout troop along with his brothers.
Back then we asked Billy what he wanted to be when he grew up. His response
was not to be a doctor, lawyer, or rich. Instead 14 year old Billy Belknap
said he wanted to be a "junker" of old vehicles.
Jan 19 p One other note on Billy, of
the whole bunch, he was the resourceful one. Of all the Scouts, if you
were in a pinch, you would want Belknap at your side. He was a quick thinker
and wouldn't leave your side.
Jan 19 p For many years, Billy
chose to walk down the road of drugs. Last week we had a chance to talk
to him over at the newspaper office. The guy had his head about him and
was looking for odd job work. We listed him and work abilities on the JOBS
Jan 19 p Very sad day for Billy Belknap
Jan 19 p We don't know what has happened
to Craig. Facebook lit up with all kinds of crap. One of those posting
suggested that Craig was also dead.
Jan 19 4p We don't know.
Jan 19 p Just before 4pm today, all
Black Shirts were still away from the Courthouse.
Jan 19 p Around 4:45 this afternoon,
five Black Shirt mobiles were seen leaving Blue Knob and heading toward
the Town of Clay.
Jan 19 a Clay Roane PSD holds
their monthly meeting tonight, 6:30p, at the Procious Water Plant.
Jan 19 a Are you a flood victim and
in need of $15000 free dollars. Better check out the EVENTS page today.
Jan 19 a JFK won his election
by one vote. That's one vote on average per precinct across the country.
Jan 19 a Hillary lost Michigan, a swing
state for a win, by 2 votes per precinct.
Jan 19 a In those instances, every
Jan 19 a Here in Clayberry, it's early
voting time for an important issue, the School System Excessive Levy. For
the second poorest state in the nation, about the second poorest county
in the State, and a place wiped out by the June flood, on the ballot
is a chance to roll back taxes on every piece of property you own.
Jan 19 a Early voting began Saturday.
Jan 19 a As of Wed morning, 10am,
only 79 some voters exercised their right at the ballot box.
Jan 19 a. Based on the most recent
W Va Dept of Education figures, 48% of Clayberry students are unable
to do basic, grade level English, 59% are below par in the field of science
and a monstrous 70% are unable to do basic math on grade level.
Jan19a a A mark forkeeping the Levy
is an approval of dismal education and Pentagon leadership. Your vote still
counts at the local level.
Jan 19a After the Nov 8th Prez election,
the vast majority of voters went into a gray funk. Voters across the nation
were appalled that a rude, racist, bad, person would become the next Prez.
Jan 19 a Today's the last full day
in office for Obama De Bama. At high noon Friday, the puss filled Donny
J takes over the reigns and starts the tear down of the greatest nation
Jan 19 a For those that have read the
book, 1984, the final piece of the puzzle will be in place Friday at high
Jan 19 a On Nov 23rd locally gown Badge,
Green Shirt Aaron Nichols, was arrested after blasting a DNR Robo Deer
near the old County Dump. Since then, he's been off work according to the
official State Police statement.
Jan 19 a Rumors are swirling that Mr
Nichols had been given three choices, get fired, quit, or take a medical
early out deal and that he had taken the third option.
Jan 19 a Wed afternoon we asked Green
Shirt spokesman Lt Michael Baylous: Do you have a new statement
on the investigation and or job status of Aaron Nichols?
Jan 19 a Response from Baylous: No
Sir. Nothing new to report at this time.
Jan 18 a Top of the morning to ya.
The slight drizzle outside shouldn't slow you down one bit when you're
out and about shopping
Jan 18 a Be sure to pick up a copy
of Clay County's only locally owned and operated newspaper, The Communicator.
Jan 18 a 20 pages of great stuff including
our interview with the new head of Clay Development, Ramona Stanley
Jan 18 a Lead story handles something
you don't hear about often. Since the beginning of the year, Badges have
made a bunch of felony arrests. Hope they keep up the pace all year long
Jan 18 a It's not often that
we have a say in how much taxes we have to pay.
Jan 18 a Early voting for the School
System's Excessive Levy continues today in the Courthouse
Jan 18 a Make your voice heard, vote
Jan 18 a We're down to the last couple
days of sane leadership before the Tweeter In Chief takes over on Friday.
Jan 18 a Hope Obama De Bama stays
busy the next 48 hours.
Jan 16 p Alice Marie Matheney, 94,
of Ivydale, see OBITUARY page
Jan 16 p Last chance to get something
in the Communicator is now. Email right away
Jan 15 p It is a soggy yucky Sunday
afternoon in Clay.
Jan 15 p With early voting now under
way to determine the fate of the School System Excessive Levy, there's
a couple reasons the Pentagon wants the election this time of year.
Jan 15 p One. In case the vote doesn't
go their way, the Elect folks want time to run it over and over.
Law says, if a Levy vote fails, the Pentagon can put it back on the ballot
every 90 days til it passes or they quit wasting $$$
Jan 15 p Two. As has been the case
in the past, the Pentagon wants the lowest voter turn out possible on Election
Day. The idea is, school personnel will come out to support their own even
with 8 inches of snow on the ground. In the past, heavy snow has hampered
voters getting to the polling places.
Jan 15 p The current tax burden
doesn't run out until the end of June 2017.
Jan 15 p Now with early voting during
the two weeks leading up to the Jan 28th Election Day, there's no excuse
for missing a chance to mark your ballot.
Jan 15 p Early voting takes place in
the County Clerk's office in the Courthouse.
Jan 15 p A vote for the Excess Levy
is a vote of support for current leadership and performance.
Jan 15 p Like having upwards of 80%
of the kids unable to do math at grade level? Vote for the Levy.
Jan 15 p Like having the millions moved
around in the shell game, vote for the Levy!