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Nov 27 p No cards to mail, no presents
to buy, and not so much to decorate
Nov 27 p Thanksgiving is a great holiday!
Nov 27 p The best to you and yours
this special time of year
Nov 27 p Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 27 a Richard Lee Nicholas,
37, of Indore, see OBITUARY page
Nov 27 a Donald Bishop,
46, of Clay, see OBITUARY page
Nov. 26 a At 7am this morning, the
specks of snow turned into big flakes and started sticking to everything.
Compared to Monday's 70 degree temp, today is perfect for day three of
Nov. 26 a The bestest yet Communicator
made it out the door Tuesday afternoon. Our lead covers an interesting
conversation and responses from the County Commission. You're not going
to believe this but, Larry and Darryl actually paid attention to
something a tax payer had to say. Darryl #2 that's Queen Smiley, just listened.
Nov. 26 a School finances and some
of those snot licker chatters are also included in this edition of
life in the slow lane in County Clay.
Nov. 26 a County Commission meets this
morning at 10am. If you need a place to get in out of the weather, the
CCC meeting would serve the purpose
Nov. 26 a Magistrate Jeff Rider was
sworn into office yesterday. He's good to go.
Nov. 24 p Strong winds started
their course thru County Clay around 10:45am. Wind Advisory (which means
wind up to 50 mph) has been extended to 8pm tonight
Nov. 24 p Last night wind wiped out
DSL service for some in Clayberry.
Nov. 24 p 101.7 and 106.7FM both went
off the air Sunday evening around 6pm due to the internet outage.
Nov. 24p As of 11:30 today, both
Nov. 24 p Around the county can be
heard the blasts from the shoulder mounted Howitzers. SUV's pulling trailers
laden with ATVs are the norm today.
Nov. 24p Better get your huntin in
early, snow is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.
Nov. 24a Big wind advisory is in effect
for Clayberry thru 8pm tonight. 40 mph stuff coming our way today
Nov. 24 a Too hot, too cold, too wet,
too dry, too windy, too much snow, any excuse will do. Today is the
first day of deer camp.
Nov. 24 a For Appalachia, Deer Camp
remains a universal holiday even tho few actually make it to the woods
Nov. 24 a The number of hunters is
declining as has harvests of recent.
Nov. 24 a That's bad.
Nov. 24 a Those nasty four legged creatures
wipe out vehicles and gardens alike.
Nov. 24 a Businesses are taking it
on the chin this Fall
Nov. 24 a New to the county, Two Run
Dairy Bar opened after the Big Apple and closed down last week.
Nov. 24 a Jesse Sez restaurant in Maysel
was open about a year and offered hands down the best pizzas in the county.
The business closed three months ago and the building is even for sale
Nov. 24 a The Corner Cafe opened in
mid Sept offering the same great pizzas as Jesse Sez once did and open
on the weekends. Due to low sales, the Corner is now closed on Sat and
Nov. 24 a Soft serve dairy treats,
a diabetic dream come true, is in short supply in downtown Clay. About
our only outlet is hand dipped real ice cream over at the Corner Cafe.
Nov. 24 a Schools are closed this week
for Deer Camp. Little brats are running every which a ma way. Parents are
already marking their calendars for the first day back to school
Nov. 24 a County Commission convenes
Wed morning at 10am
Nov. 24 a If the high winds don't blow
us away, The Communicator comes out Tuesday. Email over your what evers
before 5pm today.
Nov. 22 early a After the
Parents as Teachers folks sent snot licker chatters, we started wondering
about the viewership of Clayberry. From the IX Web hosting control panel
and as of Nov. 20th, for the same month, here goes
Nov. 22 early a The average number
of visitors per day is 1651. The highest day was 2284. By the way, that
high day was right after the Election .
Nov. 22 early a The lowest day for
viewing was Sunday Nov. 2nd with just 1566 people taking a gander
Nov. 22 early a The peak viewing hours
are from 7am to 9am and 6 to 9pm
Nov. 22 early a 46 % of the clickers
type in clayberry.org. 23 % have the main page bookmarked.
Nov. 22 early a 56% of the clickers
exit clayberry after viewing the home page then the news page and then
Nov. 22 early a Over 10% find us online
by typing in clayberry, or clay berry or clay wv
Nov. 22 early a The majority
of our online guests use Firefox. Coming in 3rd are those using Apple products
Nov. 22 early a In Nov. visitors
came from Brazil, Belguim, India, Netherlands, European Union, Russian
Federation, and the Ukraine. Of course the vast majority were from right
here in the U S of A
Nov. 22 early a Thanks for making Clayberry
a part of your day. For a more detailed look at County Clay, prescribe
to The Communicator.
Nov. 21 p Big yard sale at the High
School Saturday morning. Out of the weather and a great place to turn loose
of some loot
Nov. 21 p The Ace Cub Reporter has
a way of describing pesky little brats. During the Wed post, he called
the wittle crumb snatchers, snot lickers.
Nov. 21 p For a web portal that nobody
reads, Oh Boy! Got some encouraging chatters
Nov. 21 p Christi says she's not got
a snot licker and oh how horrible of the Mel Gibson look alike to utter
such name calling
Nov. 21 p Cindy says she
knows why the guy has so many enemies
Nov. 21 p For his dastardly words,
Amanda wants a big time apology.
Nov. 21 p Keeps the letters coming
and Gosh, we didn't know we had such a fan club out there
Nov. 21 p Crumb snatchers, curtain
climbers, yard apes, ankle biters and snotlickers.... Yelp, that's what
Nov. 21 p No apology needed , warranted,
or advanced and thanks for the letters of support!
Nov. 21 late a Margie Dimple
Payne, 65, of Harrison, see OBITUARY page
Nov. 21 a Parents are on high alert.
School lets out early today as the week long break arrives
Nov. 21 a The Communicator ditched
Frontier land line and DSL service well over a year ago. For tele service,
the super cheap Magic Jack telephony service has been used during that
year and half.
Nov. 21 a Although not as clear as
a land line, Magic Jack works... until now. Sometime this week, the system
Nov. 21 a Trying to figure out what's
wrong but for now, it ain't working. Email or stop by the office
Nov. 21 a To find out where the dark
money really goes, MapLight is a pretty
good site . Called revealing money's influence on politics, well worth
a gander while you're screwing off
Nov. 21 a Music is a big part of the
baby boomer's life. Sadly we report the
loss of Jimmy Ruffin.
Nov. 21 a The BDA is not hosting
the Christmas parade this year. The call went out for someone to step up
to the plate and make the annual treat a reality. Shanna Page has agreed
to take on the task.
Nov. 21 a If you're interested in lending
a hand or taking part, get ahold of Ms Page today.
Nov. 21 a One of the big treats of
the year is Deer Camp
Nov. 21 a Everything else shuts down
during Deer Camp. Instead of paying utilities making rent payments, or
other important stuff, cash is used to buy ammo, gas for the four wheeler,
beanie weenies and of course, beer
Nov. 21 a Many make the annual pilgrimage
to the woods in search of blasting Bambi and all the other four legged
vultures of gardens.
Nov. 21 a About as many just talk about
deer hunting while sitting at Go Mart dressed in Camo.
Nov. 21 a It's that time of year no
matter what you actually do. Enjoy!!
Nov. 20 p Linda K. Jackson Gill,
65, see OBITUARY page
Nov. 19 a Yesterday, all 48 lower states
had temps below freezing
Nov. 19 a Yesterday, the average temp
in the lower 48 was 19 degrees
Nov. 19 a Parents
as Teachers is a group that has been around for well over a decade.
The group provides support for parents with small children or expecting
Moms (no cost) and helps prepare snot lickers for school.
Nov. 19 a The Clayberry Parents as
Teachers group is housed over at the old Valley Fork Grade School
owned by the CAEZ. According to School Superintendent Kenneth Tanner, funding
runs thru a sub contractor of DHHR.
Nov. 19 a With that sub contractor
bailing out of County Clay, Tanner is working on a deal to keep the
agency but with changes. From the public announcement Monday evening: the
deal has to be completed by February; if the Pentagon becomes the subcontractor,
it's going to take around $140,000 per year since the workers will become
school system employees with a complete benefit package.
Nov. 19 a Also, the Parents as Teachers
group will operate out of the Pentagon office complex.
Nov. 19 a That will be another Ouch
for the CAEZ
Nov. 19 a Speaking of little brats...
Nov. 19 a Crayola crayons were the
thing to have back not so long ago. . Not just any box of Crayolas but
64 color box with a built in sharpener.
Nov. 19 a Us regular ankle biters had
those little boxes of 8 or 16 crayons. Only the rich kids got the 64 pack.
Nov. 19 a To make matters worse, a
rich kid would borrow your favorite color, like blue or green, and then
return it broken in half.
Nov. 19 a Life started out rough and
has only gotten worser.
Nov. 19 early a The Boil
Water Order from the Town of Clay for Maysel and Two Run has been lifted.
Nov. 19 early a At 6 am this
morning, 14 degrees. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....
Nov. 18 p The Town of Clay issued
a Boil Water Order for Maysel and Two Run areas Friday afternoon. The BWO
remains in place as of 1pm today. Sorry for the late posting. The
Town left a message on our answering machine and we neglected to retrieve
it. Assurances were given today that future alerts will be emailed over.
Nov. 18 p As a result of the snow and
weather, this morning, the following bus routes were affected:
Near Big Otter in Clay County: Bus
53 will not be running the Hallsburg Hollow
Near Big Otter in Clay County: Bus
65 will not be running the hill of the right fork of Moore Fork
Near Bomont in Clay County: Bus 75
will not be running
Near Wallback - Ovapa - Procious in
Clay County: Bus 69 will not be running
Near Wallback - Ovapa - Procious in
Clay County: Bus 77 will not be running Camp Run Road
Near Widen Ridge in Clay County: Bus
73 will not be running down into Widen. Pickup at top of hill.
Nov. 18 p During last night's School
Board meeting, word came on the financial deficit. According to the hand
out, County Clay Schools ended the 2012 fiscal year nearly $605,000 in
the red; ended 2013 $1,333,366.00 deeper in debt; and completed the 2014
fiscal $235,869 in the red.
Nov. 18 p That 2014 figure is adulterated
due to unused grant funds in the account.
Nov. 18 p Our guess, based on what
was said during their public meeting in Sept., Clayberry Schools actually
finished 2014 close to $1/2 million short.
Nov. 18 4:27 am: With about a half
inch of snow on the ground and temps near 30 degrees, Clay County Schools
are operating on a two hour delay this morning
Nov. 17 a Tonight the School Board
meets down at Lizemores Elem. School. The meeting
agenda can be found online and was posted in a timely manner.
Great! New Boardster Dave Pierson will be sworn into office and take
his seat at the table.
Nov. 17 a Check the EVENTS page
for info on the new Cub Scout Pack forming in the Lizemores area
Nov. 17 a Also over there is an Open
House for those interested in becoming Foster Parents.
Nov. 17 a Both darn good stuff to do.
Nov. 17 a Saturday night, Clay High
did made history. For the firs time ever, a CHS team made it into a final
game of a state championship.
Nov. 17 a After a great year
of play, the CHS Lady Panthers went to state tournament action on Friday
night Nov. 14th. In each of those two games the girls battled from start
to finish and won. The competition was strong and the results could have
gone either direction. We did have wins on the state level!
Nov. 17 a Saturday morning at 11am
we took the court again, this time against James Madison. It took a full
five sets to determine the outcome. The final 15 point set went over the
25 needed to win. In the end, Clay High's Volley Ball team ended
the best season ever as State Champ Runner Ups.
Nov. 17 a Second ain't the way you
want to end a season but a heck of win for County Clay!!
Different teams, differnet sports have seen Clayberry teams make it to
a tournament but never to the championship game. We saw history made Saturday
night.. The high water mark has been set for future teams.
Nov. 17 a Last Tuesday the temp rose
to 78 degrees. This week, temps drop into the low teens with snow to boot.
Hope you got your snow tires ready for action
Nov. 15 p After 5 outstanding sets,
the CHS Lady Panthers wound up as State Volleyball runner ups.
Nov. 15 p They did great and only second
Nov. 15 p More pics and details later
Nov. 14 p About as soon as we
got the early am post online, in came an email reading: Here's a scary
thought, Obama is still President. We agree the Prez has been way too soft
on the Republicrats but maybe, just maybe, we're seeing something different
Nov. 14 p Yesterday Obama De Bama allowed
release of his planned executive order on immigration reform. The Congress
under Boner's command, has stalled the reform for more months.
Nov. 14 p With new backbone in place,
we think the country may finally see what we hoped would emerge 6 years
ago, a strong leader. We're keeping our fingers crossed for now.
Nov. 14 p For those that think FOX
entertainment is news, you're going to love the next couple weeks
Nov. 14 p According to the Sheriff,
only one person has signed up for testing to be a Black Shirt Deputy. The
job pays $11 an hour with benefits. Only one!!
Nov. 14 p Deadline to sign up is today
at 4pm. Interested? Head over to the County Clerk's office for the paperwork.
Nov. 14 p Three months ago a group
called What's Next Clay started meeting. The first meeting netted 70 in
attendance. The second meeting held just before the election found 30 or
so in attendance. Last night the clan was down to a dozen for the meeting
Nov. 14 p For those wondering what
has been accomplished...
Nov. 14 p To try and break the pattern
of growing new druggies, a Cub Scout pack is forming in the Lizemores area
with Tuesday meetings at the Lizemore Fire Dept.
Nov. 14 p To wrestle repeat drug offenders,
attempts are being made to form new anonymous meetings with qualified instructors.
Nov. 14 p To reduce the number of roadside
garbage dumps, a remote camera will be set up in various locations in the
county to nab those that deface our county.
Nov. 14 p Because the Solid Waster
Authority does not have enough $$$ to hold a 2015 garbage pick up day,
a donation campaign will get under way to raise the needed money for the
annual clean up day
Nov. 14 p Because Frontier does
such a crappy job of providing DSL service in County Clay, satellite
Internet providers will be invited in to set up information booths. First
up is Haynes Puter Service which is a vendor for Exede Internet. That booth
will be located at the Piggly Wiggly
Nov. 14 p As for setting up a
day report center for non violent offenders, according to the Top Badge,
"That's pretty much a dead issue."
Nov. 14 p And finally from the What's
Next Clay gathering, plans are underway to host a Clayberry Day during
the 2015 Legislative Session. The idea is to let the elected egg heads
know, we're here and we need $$$.
Nov. 14 a Here's a scary thought:
Congress is back in session.
Nov. 14 a When we say the CHS Lady
Panther tournament game starts at 3pm, we really mean to say is, the first
match will begin around 3pm. Depending on how long earlier games take,.....
better be there a little early to see all the action at the Charleston
Nov. 13 later p Herbert Estel
West, 83, of Wallback, see OBITUARY page
Nov. 13 later p Wanda Lee Humphrey
70 of Lizemores, see OBITUARY page
Nov. 13 later p Dorothy
L. Samples, 82, of Procious, see OBITUARY page
Nov. 13 p Tonight at 6:30 is the third
meeting of the What's Next Clay group over at CHS in the Library.
Nov. 13 a One lady emailed asking about
a Christmas parade and fun time this Dec. The BDA has handled organizing
the event for the last two years. Not so this time. The head honcho is
tied up with personal matters.
Nov. 13 a How about you? If you've
got several hours to committ to the worthwhile annual event, let us know
and let's get started with a down right fun time in Clayberry.
Nov. 13 a Yesterday's County
Commission meeting continued the tradition of making all decisions without
comment. Boom Boom Boom, meeting was nearly over in a few minutes.
Nov. 13 a Nearly , because at the end,
a 50ish male stood and informed Larry Darryl and Darryl about an incident
that happened in the Northern end of the county. At issue was how a land
owner handled horses (two died) being pastured on the private land.
Nov. 13 a The Nottingham subject was
not happy with the efforts of Sheriff Garrett Samples Jr. According to
Nottingham, Samples let something slide to support one of his friends.
Nov. 13 a Not sure if the information
has much merit but two things to note.
Nov. 13 a One, County Commission has
learned, when a taxpayer wants to say something, they ought to let him
have his five minutes up front.
Nov. 13 a Two, this time around, instead
of fiddle farting around during the presentation, they actually listened
Nov. 13 a The County Commission is
Nov. 13 a Had a feller stop by the
office Wed touting: a bunch of ballots were not counted last week and there's
no way to tell if a mail in ballot was mailed in time due to metered postage
not being canceled
Nov. 13 a Bologna is the correct answer
to the concerns
Nov. 13 a According the County Clerk's
Nov. 13 a Those needing absentee ballots
are also provided a stamped reply envelope NOT metered indica. All
stamped reply envelopes are canceled by the post office
Nov. 13 a As for a bunch of people
getting their ballots tossed. Nope
Nov. 13 a Clerk Connie Workman provided:
The few ballots tossed were those from un-registered voters and those that
live outside the county. Workman added, those unregistered folks were also
provided info on how to get registered.
Nov. 13 a Also, If a ballot was double
marked for say the School Board race, only that one contest was NOT counted.
The rest of the ballot was counted.
Nov. 13 a G. S., you're full of the
Nov. 13 a Commissioner Mike Pierson
is down to his final two meeting as an elected official in Clayberry
Nov. 13 a The West
Virginia Ethics Commission web site has some pretty interesting opinions
Nov. 13 a Like: Can an Asst Prosecutor
also serve as a County Commissioner in another county. The
answer is Yes.
Nov. 13 a Like: Can a County
Commission hire a private attorney for civil matters if that same attorney
provides criminal defense services in the same county. The answer
Nov. 13 a How about double dippers...
Can a person hold more than one county govt job. According to the Ehtics
Nov. 13 a If elected officials
follow the Ethics Commission opinions, they cannot be sued. The opnion
is an absolute defense.
Nov. 13 a The Ethics Commission
has the authority to investigate and resolve alleged violations of the
Ethics Act. Anyone may file a
verified written complaint with the Commission. The Commission
must accept all sworn complaints it receives.
Nov. 12 p Phyllis Jean Kohler
70, of Duck,, see OBITUARY page
Nov. 12 a After a day off work, feels
like Monday again
Nov. 12 a County Commission meets this
morning at 10am. On the agenda is the hiring, rehiring of Chad Sizemore
for part time Black Shirt duties. Chad left for greener pastures a few
years ago but has agreed to come back for 90 days of a couple days a week.
With Jeff Rider appointed to be the new Magistrate, we're down to just
one Deputy, Robert Belt.
Nov. 12 p Need a job? Sheriff Samples
is taking applications right now for Deputy work. Interested? Better call
the Courthouse today for testing details.
Nov. 12 a At the same time this morning
is the Master Land Use meeting in the BDA building in Two Run
Nov. 12 a Thursday night at 6:30 is
the third gathering of the What's Nexy Clay meeting over in the CHS cafeteria
Nov. 12 a The biggest excitement this
week is the CHS Lady Panthers heading off to the state volleyball
tournament action in Charleston. Last night the robo calls went out that
Friday is an early out for all the curtain climbers.
Nov. 12 a First game against Pikeville
begins at 3pm. If we win, the second contest begins around 8pm
Nov. 12 a Students that can afford
it will pay $14 up front for both games. If the Lady Panthers get to play
just one game, $7 will be refunded the curtain climbers
Nov. 12 a Go Lady Panthers!!
Nov. 12 a Clayberry enjoyed 70+ degree
temps yesterday along with bright sunshine
Nov. 12 a That's changing today. $$##!!!!!
Nov. 10 a Delcie Othel
Burdette, 90, of Procious, see OBITUARY page
Nov. 10 a Better enjoy the bright sunshine
and warm temps today and Tuesday, bad stuff is coming our way Wed
Nov. 10 a After every election, the
County Commission does a ballot canvas process which includes counting
absentee ballots. No outcomes will be affected this time around but still
worth watching. That goes on this morning at the Courthouse
Nov. 10 a What's the biggest shopping
day of the year? Black Friday? Nope
Nov. 10 a The biggest shopping day
of the year is "Singles Day" and hails from China. Those folks will celebrate
being single on one one - one one, tomorrow. Hands down, more money will
change hands Tuesday and most don't even know about it
Nov. 10 a Ten years ago some
grant funded project, the post mine use master land plan was making
the rounds. Clayberry bought into the pork. Those making the $$$ came to
town, told us the plan would be the greatest thing for growth since canned
Nov. 10 a During that series of meetings,
the engineering company presented a boilerplate, just like all the other
county plans for our approval. In attendance, Fred Sampson caught
the waste of $$$ and forced the private company to rewrite the thing into
something more reflective to our needs
Nov. 10 a With the money still flowing,
the plan calls for a renewal process every so many years.
Nov. 10 a The Master
Land Use Plan renewal meeting is slated for Wed morning at 10am in
the BDA building at Two Run
Nov. 10 a Veterans Day is a holiday
for govt workers and school kids. Many are starting the holiday today extending
the weekend to four days.
Nov. 10 a Off work or on, thank a Vet.
Nov. 9 p Talk about a heck of a week....
Nov. 9 p After years of saying they
can do better and not getting the chance, Republicrats took landslide victories
across the nation. ow ready to take control of the state and nation, during
the campaign, they made huge promises of coal returning to its glory days
and jobs galore coming our way. A few months from now, it'll be time to
start giving them double H
Nov. 9 p Locally Dave Pierson took
the Sch Bd race leaving Linky Poo way back in the pack. On election night
the Pentagon huddled around their candidate of choice, Linky.
Nov. 9 p The special edition of The
Communicator has full coverage on the election including the unofficial
Nov. 9p Friday before lunch, it happened
in a split second. As Process Server Gary King was patting down Seth Legg,
a hard elbow to King's head sent him to the ground , knocked out for a
second. Sheriff Samples jumped into action only to be clobbered in the
head with Legg's cuffed hands. A nearby Green Shirt helped gain control
of the out of control 18 year old.
Nov. 9 p Sheriff Samples and
Gary King made it out of Braxton Hospital later in the day on Friday. Both
are fine. Had it not been for the aid of those nearby, it could have gone
Nov. 9 p Friday night the Clay High
Panthers finished off their regular season with a big win over Webster.
That makes our first winning season in ten years
Nov. 9 p Saturday night the CHS Lady
Panther Vollebyball team became Regional Champs with wins over Wayne County
and a nip and tuck battle to topple 1st place, Sissonville. The Lady
Panthers are heading to State Tournament action!!!
Nov. 9 p As our new Magistrate,
he got to start wearing a dress shirt and tie for sure with a sport coat
Nov. 9 p Anybody EVER seen Rider
in anything other than a Black Shirt or Camouflage ? New Magistrate Jeff
Rider told us Saturday, Yes, he does have a tie , and it ain't camouflauge.
Nov. 9 p With a couple frosts under
our belt, we heading into winter. To our North, the white stuff is hitting
the ground. Accumulation in the Northern states is expected to reach 18
inches and counting.
Nov. 9 p For Clayberry, we're expecting
temps in the 50s and 60s thru Wed and then the bad stuff returns.
Nov. 8 a The Clay High Panthers pulled
off a big win last night!
Nov. 8 a With drizzle in the
near freezing air and mud knee deep, The Panthers beat Webster County 14
Nov. 8 a It took a change of coaching
and a couple years to make it happen but, the High School has its first
winning season in 10 years!
Nov. 7 later p From the Robert
Belt penned criminal complaint, excerpts: Sheriff Garrett Samples while
taking Seth Legg into custody from the courtroom, Seth Legg began fighting
with Garrett and Gary King who was helping Garrett. Seth hit the Sheriff
over the head with the hand cuffs cutting the Sheriff on the head.....
Nov. 7 p While containing a juvy prisoner
before lunch today, Sheriff Garrett Samples and Process Server Gary King
were injured during an altercation with both requiring hospital treatmernt
Nov. 7 p As best we can put together....
Nov. 7 p King was serving as a Circuit
Courtroom Baliff around 11:20am. On the way to the upstairs holding cell,
King was escorting a strong young male out of Court. The lad changed from
Jerkyl to Hyde and went ape shirt crazy. With the Sheriff assisting , the
young male was cussing and busting chops before Badges got him shackled
and under control.
Nov. 7 p Sheriff Samples received a
bad gash to the back of his head and maybe a concussion. Gary King at one
point was knocked out and also received lacerations.
Nov. 7 p An in the Courtroom Green
Shirt was summoned followed by Dog Warden Walter Sutler and Black Shirt
Robert Belt who were able to get the out of control male into a conference
room where he was shackled from head to toe.
Nov. 7 p As of 1pm, no word on either
Nov. 7 p The Juvy, now 18, was the
same guy that went crazy during his initial arrest over in the Old Courthouse.
Nov. 7 p We believe this was the kid
that was arrested for driving a four wheeler madly thru downtown Clay.
Nov. 7 p Off duty Jeff Rider came in
to handle other duties today while Samples is away.
Nov. 7 p More as we get it
Nov. 6 a Grand Jury returned true bills
after a day and a half of deliberation.
Nov. 6 a Arraignment before Judge Ric
Facemire is Friday morning beginning at 9am
Nov. 6 a All that juice and a lot more
in the latest Special edition Communicator
Nov. 6 a
Nov. 5 p Winter Grand Jury met all
day today and it's still not done. The group reconvenes Thursday morning
for another presentation. We plan to include all the new class in Thursday's
Nov. 5 p You would think, the
day after the most negative election in recent history, everything like
mailings and robocalls would end. Not so this time around. This day after,
the robo calls are still coming in.
Nov. 5 p Complete election wrap up
in Thursday's Communicator along the juice from the last School Board meeting
and all the other info only found in County Clay's only locally owned and
Nov. 4 late p Our new State Senator
will be Mike Romano. In Clayberry the count went: Romano 906 to Mike Queen's
768. District wide, Romano takes the 12th district with a comfortable margin.
Nov. 4 late p In the 44rd house of
Delegates race, Incumbent Demorat Dave Walker 816 to Roger Hanshaw's 1060.
Republicrat Hanshaw took the 33rd District
Nov. 4 late School Board: Dave Pierson
516; Susan Bodkins 487; Linky Poo 427; Andy Waddell 301; Dave Derby 234;
and Lowell Drake with 29
Nov. 4 late p Looks like around
1750 cast ballots in Clayberry this General Election. Considering there's
6500 or so registered voters, pretty sad turnout.
Nov. 4 late p The Communicator is coming
out Thursday late afternoon with a Special Edition which will include
complete election results.
Nov. 4 late p In the mean time, it
was a tough night overall for Demorats. West Virginia, bought again.
Nov. 4 p According to the County Clerk's
office, all polling places opened on time and all poll workers were on
Nov. 4 p Also, expect a rep from the
Sec of State's office to be thru the county monitoring what's going on
Nov. 4 p While you're sitting there
goofing off, here's
a great WVU u-tube video.
Nov. 4 a When the polls opened this
morning at 6:30, over 740 had already cast their ballot during no excuse
early voting time.
Nov. 4 a that 740+ is a huge turn out
but not a record. During the Presidential election two years ago, over
800 showed up early in this county to place a mark against Obama De Bama.
Remember that election? That's when dimly lit voters cast a majority of
votes for a Texas felon housed in prison!
Nov. 4 a Polls close at 7:30 tonight.
Nothing else is as important as having a say in who runs the state and
Nov. 4 a Over $4 billion has been spent
to deceive the voter and do so without substance. The rally cry: Obama
is the root of all evil. Sadly, many voters will be duped by the bogus
and nobody knows where they came from , campaign ads.
Nov. 4 a Grand Jury meets Wed morning
Nov. 4 a The School Board met last
night in a 45 minute public meeting.
Nov. 3 a They said good bye to J R
King who will be replaced by an elected by the people Boardster to fill
out the term left vacant by the resignation of Gene King.
Nov. 3 a The Pentagon has a bunch of
policy changes that are now open for comments. Most of the policies can
be found on the school
system web site.
Nov. 3 a There has been a school system
drug testing policy on the books since Dec 1990. For safety reasons,
those that drive motor vehicles are regularly tested for drugs. Teachers
are only tested when there is a suspicion they're stoned out the ying yang.
Nov. 3 a A new pre-employment provision
for drug testing will soon be added to the
Nov. 3 a So much for constitutional
rights and bowing to public whims
Nov. 3 a They're also working
on a change that will limit public comments during a public meeting. Under
the new rule, the Board PRez will determine how long the taxpayer can
voice their concerns.
Nov. 3 a Another
policy revision provides a way to assess how well the School Board
Nov. 3 a Superintendent Tanner asked
citizens to comment on each change.
Nov. 3 a Now's your chance Clayberry.
Speak up or forever hold your peace
Nov. 2 p Lillian Lucille (McKinney)
James, 64, of Dog Run, see OBITUARY page
Nov. 2 p Earl “Jim” Clayton
Ferrebee Sr. 79, of Wallback , see OBITUARY page
Nov. 2 p We had quite a week in Clayberry
Nov. 2 p We saw soar to 82 degrees
followed by freezing morning temps
Nov. 2 p After decades in office, word
seeped out that Mike King had resigned two weeks ago and few knew about
Nov. 2p With word out mid week, it
was apparent that Magistrate Asst Lisa Slack, an employee of Magistrate
King , was on the chopping block. Magistrate King's last day was Friday
Nov. 2 p Officially unofficial, Jeff
Rider will be appointed to fill vacancy. In doing so, Ms Slack will retain
Nov. 2 p An absolute guess, Rider's
last day as a Deputy will be Wednesday. He will switch from a uniform and
Badge to a coat and tie.
Nov. 2 p Clayonians and the nation
for that matter, are finishing up with hands down the nastiest election
Nov. 2 p With outside money pouring
in, everyday, mailings, robo calls, TV commercials all filled with flat
out lies on top of lies. Mud slinging is number one by the out of state
money bags. Facts and game plans are in short supply this time of year
Nov. 2 p The idea is to take advantage
of low information voter.
Nov. 2 p Hope that doesn't work but
bold faced lies often work.
Nov. 2 p Saturday mid day, early voting
had netted nearly 700 ballot markers.
Nov. 2 p Around the county, campaign
signs are being torn down
Nov. 2 p Powerful Summerville put it
all over our the Middle School Mustangs Saturday afternoon in the Conference
Nov. 2 p And we fell back Saturday
night. Sunday morning daylight came early as did nightfall Sunday afternoon.
We are officially hunkered down for winter.
Nov. 2 p School
Board, the BDA, and CAEZ
meet Monday night. The CAEZ does not provide a meeting agenda online and
has an outdated date for their monthly gathering .
Nov. 2 p Election Day is Tuesday
Nov. 2 p Winter Grand Jury convenes