2021-01-28 E-Edition


The Justice Department announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Housing Authority of Ashland, Alabama, which manages seven federally funded low-income housing complexes, violated the Fair Housing Act by intentionally discriminating on the basis of race or color against applicants for housing. The department’s complaint alleges that the Housing Authority denied African-American applicants the opportunity to live […]

Man Dies in House Fire

Last Thursday night, a call went out regarding a structure fire on the Shiloh Cutoff Road. Shiloh Fire Department responded with two trucks and 12 men. They were joined on mutual aid by Cragford-Corinth, County Line, Mountain and Bluff Springs Fire Departments, along with many volunteers who showed up to help at the scene. The firefighters were on the scene […]

Robbins wins special election

Ben Robbins (R) won the special general election for the District 33 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives on January 19, 2021. Robbins defeated Fred Crum, who was nominated by the Alabama Democratic Party to run in the special general election after Democratic primary winner Terra Foster withdrew from the race. Unofficial results from the state show Robbins won […]

State Officials Tour Clay County

Director Kenneth Boswell of ADECA and USDA Director for the State of Alabama, Allen Bowen, along with other dignitaries from around Alabama made their first ever visit to Clay County on Tuesday, January 19. In December, the Clay County Commission, Mayors Adamson and Fetner, Irving Thompson and Lamar Dewberry from the Economic Development board visited with Director Boswell in his […]

Supt. Wesley Sworn In

Jared Wesley was sworn into the office of Clay County Superintendent on January 20, 2021 by Judge Dianne Branch. Wesley’s wife, Allison, stands beside her husband holding the Bible.


The Alabama Department of Public Health is holding a Covid vaccination clinic at the Clay County Farmers Market this Thursday, January 28, 7 a. m. – 4 p. m. for Paramedics/ EMS, healthcare workers, both clinical and nonclinical, physician and medical offices, first responders and population 75 and older. No appointment is needed, and this is a drive-through event and […]

Mobile Home Fire Total Loss

Lineville Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 460 Griffin Avenue, Lot 9, around 8:30 a.m. last Friday. Assistant Fire Chief Rusty Taylor said the trailer was fully involved when they arrived. Nine men and three trucks responded and were on the scene for about two hours. They laid out some 300 feet of three-inch hose for the […]

Ashland Maintenance Supervisor Resigns

The Ashland City Council met in planning and regular sessions on Tuesday, January 19 due to the Martin Luther King holiday on the regular meeting date. Mayor Larry Fetner, Clerk Chelsey Wynn, Assistant Clerk Robin Catrett. Chief of Police Joseph Stanford, Fire Chief Brett Thompson, Maintenance Supervisor Les Robinson, Maintenance employee Phillip Stinson and all Council members, Dianne Ballard, Bobbie […]

Lineville Chief Implements Sergeants Program

The Lineville Council met Wednesday, January 20, 2021 with all members present for both planning and regular meeting. A public hearing was held on bids for the maintenance shed, but will be carried over to the next meeting on February 1, 2021. Mayor Roy Adamson informed council members the city had received a letter from the county commission regarding funding […]