NEWS & MORE
May 4 a Gary Wayne Adkins, 52,
of Clay, see OBITUARY page
May 4 a Last night's sectional tournament
game with Nicholas County was canceled due to the wet weather
May 4 a This evening around 5pm, the
Lady Panther v Nicholas game will be tried again.
May 4 a If the Lady Panthers win tonight,
their second game comes Thursday at 5pm over in Summersville
May 4 a If they lose tonight,
they will play a second match up tonight as well
May 4 a 101.7FM plans to air each contest.
May 3 p Update on all we know
before 11pm tonight. We're still piecing things together
May 3 l l p We were going to tell you
about the invitation only Senator Capito meet and greet photo op
this afternoon followed by lack luster Town Council and CAEZ meetings.
May 3 11p Clay County Schools
will be closed Wed Thurs Friday of this week
May 3 11p Superintendent Tanner
posted Monday afternoon on the school
system web site : A quiet day thus far at Clay County Middle
School. Investigation is proceeding. The school system has
received no information about a "bomb threat" that some students are using
social media to talk about. There is no bomb threat, nor a weapon
May 3 late p Followed by this this
afternoon: Due to additional information gleaned from the on-going
"School Threat Investigation", and due to the heightened concerns of students
and parents/guardians, all Clay County Schools will be closed on
Wednesday, May 4, Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, 2016. While
no evidence of a threat has been received relating to any other school,
school officials have determined it is in the best interest of students
and parents to close all schools for this 3-day period. School Administrators
will be present at all schools to answer telephone calls and conduct business.
Barring any extraordinary circumstances, classes will resume on a regular
schedule for Monday, May 9, 2016. Thank you very much for your patience
May 3 late p Piecing things together
as best we can...
May 3 late p Social media went abuzz
this morning with talk of another incident. When parents starting believing
the non truths, they called for an assembly in Clay. Many parents showed
up with strong concerns for the kids' safety
May 3 late p Thinking they were calming
fears, four Green Shirt mobiles and six Badges showed up at Clay Middle
School to assure students and staff, everything was OK and secure.
May 3 late p As soon as the hyped up
parents saw the cruisers, they felt, the social media bologna was true.
May 3 late p Things got fired up.
May 3 late p With tension mounting,
the Pentagon felt a cool down period was in order and notified all, three
days of down time was coming our way.
May 3 late p Parents have every right
to be on high alert but to base that on social media, things go South real
May 3 late p We're hearing the original
investigation continues with Green Shirt visits to students as late as
Sunday May 1st.
May 3 late p As for bombs, a second
planned attack, etc, as far as we can gather as of 10:15 tonight, it's
all social media buzz without merit
May 3 late p There is one other nugget
May 3 late p Sometime this morning
a Green Shirt was talking with a parent and spouted something along the
lines of: I wouldn't send my kids there, it's not safe
May 3 late p If that utterance is true,
that was the final blow that sent parents to Clay this afternoon.
May 3 late p It's a multi faceted cluster
that continues to grow
May 3 late p A cool down period is
the best way to let the dust settle
May 3 late p Of course, those days
most likely will be made up in June.
May 3 a The CAEZ group
os scheduled to hold their two monthly meetings tonight in the Courthouse.
Eco Dev commences at 4 with their full Bd at 6pm
May 3 a Town Council also meets this
afternoon beginning at 5pm where they plan to appoint Jason Hubbard to
replace Councilman Josh Shamblin who resigned from office April 1st. Should
make for a good meeting
May 3 a They've also called for a 4:45
May 3 a Sectional tournament play gets
underway over in Summersville at 5pm. 101.7FM plans to air the matchup
May 3 With a 50 / 50 shot at rain today,
there may be delays
May 3 a Clayberry has never had a Supreme
Court justice. Barrister Wayne King hopes to change that this election
May 3 a His under funded campaign went
21st century with his
You Tube video which is a real hoot.
May 3 a Also on You Tube , you can
find his forum debate with the other candidates. In that, the Waynster
lays waste to the other candidates including what's wrong with the W Va
May 3 a Both are great ways to screw
off a few minutes while at work.
May 3 a Enjoy another rainy Spring
May 2 p About the same time as the
sun broke thru the clouds, a wide swath of Clayberry went black.
May 2 p By noon:15, electric was off
for nearly every Elk Power customer.
May 2 p The problem was a tree down
on the Appalachian Power Co main line which provides the juice for the
May 2 p There was around a 2 hour delay
of repairs while AEP waited on Asphudl crews to cut out the tree carcus.
May 2 p Making it tougher on repair
crews, the rain came back big time around 5pm.
May 2 p Without power and electric
needed phones, for over 6 hours we were back in the 19th century. Close
to 6:30 tonight, life returned to Clayberry.
May 2 p Such makes it very rough on
business in the land of little
May 1 p Clay County's BDA meet
Monday evening beginning at 6:30pm. The gatherings are held in the old
State Road garage in Two Run and are open to the public
May 1 p For official word on last week's
scuttled shoot out plans by Middle School kids, check
out the Pentagon's website.
May 1 p For your edumacation...
May 1 p Giraffes have the highest
blood pressure in the animal kingdom. The blood has to make it up that
May 1 p Bird cannot survive in
outer space because their digestive systems require gravity to function
May 1 p Three dogs survived the sinking
of the Titanic.
May 1 p The CHesapeake Bay was formed
from a meteor impact crater
May 1 p And finally for this installment
of important information: If Charles Lindbergh's father hadn't changed
the family's last name, the famed aviator would be known as Charles Manson
May 1 a After keeping our ear
to the ground for a couple more days, we've got a little more conjecture
from the much planned and nearly pulled off Middle School massacre plan
hatched by a couple middle school boys
May 1 a How would you go about
killing a bunch of teachers and students?
May 1 a What about security procedures
already in place or those that would be put in place as soon as the first
bullet was fired
May 1 a These 13 year old's plan included
a work around for every classroom door being locked after the first shot
May 1 a Step one was to kill the CMS
custodian to gain access to the key ring. With those keys, every room would
be available to the attackers
May 1 a Would you have thought to go
after the custodian first?
May 1 a Scary Yes but even scarier...
May 1 a Had the duo gone ahead with
their April 20th plan to attack, no one at the Pentagon would have known
ahead of time.
May 1 a It was only after the students
held up the April 20th scheme to grow their band of killers, did the Administration
May 1 a Had one student not spilled
the beans, every news crew in the nation would be here today with cameras
May 1 a Hug your kid, hug your teacher,
hug the janitor, we, everyone, got lucky this time
April 29 1:15p the 12:13p
post has been revised, please reread
April 29 12:13p Clear some time,
get a cup of coffee and start reading
April 29 p This time of year, kids
should be, normally are, thinking about baseball, Spring gobbler season,
and such. For the boys, they normally are checking out the little sweety
with the new push bra. Not every kid in the Clay School System are normal.
April 29 p TV-8
news was first to make public a report this morning on a scheme to
pull off a Columbine school massacre over at Clay Middle School.
April 29 p After reading that
online account and then pulling together all the social media postings
plus local coffee-house ramblings, here's what we've come up with so far.
April 29 p Keep in mind the sources
and as Ernie Sirk use to say, You're getting it just as I got it..
April 29 p Two Middle School
students hatched the massacre idea
April 29 p They plotted out who they
wanted to kill including teachers and a service personnel
April 29 p One source said the two
went as far as to do a "dry run" before the shooting day.
April 29 p After the dry run test,
the kids realized they needed some help pulling off the mass execution
set for April 20th. Instead of getting only half the job done, they held
up the slaughter day and enlisteded other CMS students.
April 29 p One, some, of the
those new recruits spilled the beans and the Pentagon found out about the
April 29 p It is our understanding
that the one accused as the master mind was taken out of the system before
the start of the school day
April 29 p One student told us that
Asst Bus Czar Mike Mullins was on a bus the next morning. Our guess, Mullins
was making the ride so as to prevent the second conspirator kid from getting
on or making it to school
April 29 p Why would a kid (s) consider
such butchery? We don't know, may never know for that matter
April 29 p Was this a serious threat,
our sources, all of em, say yes. It wasn't just a couple kids talking or
mad at some teachers.
April 29 p Today is an early out day
for curtain climbers. With the social sites abuzz last night, that
may explain why so many kids never showed up today for short classes.
April 29 p Ditto for the employees
that had their names on the hit list, absent.
April 29 p More as we get it.
April 29 a We've made it . It's Friday,
the last one in April and the sun is out!
April 29 a House of Delegate candidate
Dave Walker will be interviewed this morning on 101.7FM beginning at 10am
April 29 a Better enjoy the music and
dance at the Big Otter Community Center tonight because the place will
be closed down the entire month of May. See ADVISORY page for more
April 29 a There's been a real
strong early voting turn out so far this cycle. In years past, a full 1/3
of all votes cast are done so before Election Day
April 29 a If you're looking for a
handyman , we've got a new listing on the JOBS page
April 29 a Hard to believe but PeeWee
sign ups are now in progress. Full details on the ADVISORY page
April 29 a Got a call from CAEZ
yesterday who informed us, the first of the apple trees are being planted
today with the balance put in t he ground on Saturday.
April 29 a Wondering where the new
orchard will be located? Big Lup says signs will be in place guiding you
to the spot. Still no word on a much needed 8 foot tall fence for the place.
April 29 a Plenty of yard sale opportunities
today and Saturday. See EVENTS page now
April 28 p Got a correction from yesterday's
post concerning the apple trees the CAEZ plans to plant this Saturday on
an old strip mine site. The correct quantity should have read 2000 trees
being planted Saturday.
April 28 p Big Lup did not make any
mention of when the fence around the proposed orchard would be erected.
Many in the county know, those new young shoots won't last anytime unless
the deer are kept at bay.
April 28 p Come Sunday, instead of
a new young apple orchard, it might be a new stand of stubs.
April 28 p As of noon today , the County
of Little remains without a Frontier tele or DSL link to the world. If
you're trying to operate a business in these parts, you ain't today.
April 28 p Fortunately for The Communicator
office, we receive high speed internet via satellite service which remains
working just fine.
April 28 p One other note, some people
will say, internet phone service won't work if you use a satellite internet
April 28 p That's not true IF you have
at least 8 megs down from your provider.
April 28 p Remember John Habjan who
use to operate residential natural gas service in Clayberry?
April 28 p Habjan stopped in the office
today to let us know, he's running for President of the USA.
April 28 p After we quit laughing,
turns out, he means it. No not a Demorat nor a Republicrat but on the Constitutional
April 28 a The Tuesday evening storm
followed by last night's heavy rain have left Frontier tele and DSL service
down, as they say.
April 28 a The local radio station
sends it audio via Frontier DSL to the transmitter site. With no DSL, no
radio for now.
April 28 a The late to start Panther
baseball game did not go our way
April 28 a During Wed morning's County
Commission meeting, CAEZ Director Big Lup told the elected ones of all
the good works created by the CAEZ including, they plan to plant the first
2000 apple trees on an old strip mine site near the Clay Nicholas
County line in the Southern section of Clayberry.
April 28 a When asked for directions
to the site, Big Lup was unable to give em
April 28 a Each year, each county in
the state is eligible to receive a $30K grant from the state for economic
April 28 a Normally, the BDA, Clay
Development and the CAEZ compete for the funds.
April 28 a This year, the CAEZ was
awarded the loot without competition from the other two groups.
April 28 a Doesn't look like
the grass around the old Courthouse has been cut this year. The green is
up about a foot tall with dandelions spores blowing left and right.
April 28 a Magistrate Jeff Boggs was
on hand for the CCC meeting where he asked the group to cut the grass around
the old Courthouse.
April 28 a Assurances were given for
April 28 a At 9am, for the first time
in two days, the sun is shiing thru the clouds
April 28 a Great!
April 27 a Big storm Tuesday evening
brought lots of rain, thunder boomers and lightening. Dogs cats and politicians
spent the night cowering under the bed! Frontier Tele DSL service remains
unavailable in parts of this county.
April 27 a Suppose to be a CHS baseball
game this afternoon at 5pm. Roane County is the opponet. With all the rain
last night and a 70% chance of the wet stuff today, not sure if the game
will get played. Will post if we hear anything.
April 27 a The Communicator made the
news stands Tuesday afternoon. 24 page of great info on beautiful County
April 27 a Lead story provides the
details on the newest lawsuit in the county, Cindy Duffield v 911 Director
Denise Holcomb / County Commission. Pretty juicy stuff with mentions of
backdoor crap often associated with what's wrong with this place.
April 27 a County Commission
meets this morning at 10am.
April 27a With everything saturated,
the meeting is a great place to get out of the weather and enjoy free entertainment
April 27 a Later today 2nd Congressional
District candidate Harvey Peyton as well as Family Court Judge candidate
Brad Dorsey will be interviewed live on WYAP radio in downtown Clay. Action
begins at 4pm sharp.
April 25 late p The Panthers took it
on the nose in the 7th inning tonight. Final, Nicholas 7, CHS 6.
April 25 p As a public service
to Clayberry voters, live candidate interviews continue this afternoon
on 101.7FM beginning around 3 pm with Mark Hunt.
April 25 p Tuesday afternoon, Angela
Walker Cantrell at 5pm followed by Peter Triplett at 6pm
April 25 p For Wednesday on WYAP
HArvey Peyton at 4pm followed by Brad Dorsey at 5
April 25 p Also on tap is a CCHS Panther
game when they take on Nicholas County in Summersville. WYAP and WTUB will
sportscast the match up live beginning around 5:15
April 25 p Go Panthers!!
April 25 p The Communicator comes out
Tuesday mid afternoon. Deadline for submissions is TODAY. Email
your stuff now please
April 25 p Should be a good edition
with the lead story covering the new lawsuit against 911 Director Denise
Holcomb and the County Commission brought by ousted employee, CIndy Duffield.