2020-04-16

2020-04-16 E-Edition

Missing Out on Milestones; A Senior’s Perspective



Dear Class of 2020, “Seniors who were in good standing at the end of the 3rd 9 weeks are finished. Congratulations class of 2020” These are the words I read off of my school’s Instagram page from a post last week on April 6. April 6 was supposed to be the day that the students were going back to finish […]

COVID-19 Update

At current press time, Clay County has 14 positive cases of the COVID-19 virus and 95 people have been tested. Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday previewed a plan to reopen the coronavirus- struck economy but reiterated the need for Alabamians to continue avoiding contact with other people. Speaking at a news conference from Montgomery, the governor urged people to keep […]

Mayor Fetner Represents Cabinet Industry;

Speaks in Washington


Ashland Mayor Larry Fetner was recently invited to speak before the International Trade Commission in Washington D.C. on behalf of Wellborn Cabinets and other major American cabinet producers. This was in regards to one of the largest trade cases ever filed in March 2019 against Chinese imports filed by the AKCA ( American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance) that addresses unfairly traded […]

LPD Respond to Domestic Violence Calls

Over the weekend Lineville Police Department received 31 calls for service, including five domestic violence calls. Two of the calls had to do with large crowd gatherings at Timberlake apartments and Lineville Housing Authority apartments. Several arrests were made over the weekend to include drug charges, Disorderly Conduct, Open container violations, Assault charges, and others. On Saturday night while Officers […]

Commission Approve to Re-Bid Annex Renovations

Talk About Courthouse Security


The Clay County Commission met Monday April 13, 2020 for both planning and regular meetings. All Commissioners were present. This meeting was limited to fewer than ten people in attendance, who were spread out to maintain social distancing guidelines in the COVID 19 pandemic. County Attorney was present over teleconference. In the planning session, under old business, the first item […]

Around Clay County

Mr. Charles E. Mathews

A graveside service for Mr. Charles E. Mathews, age 88 of Lineville, was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at Lineville City Cemetery with Rev. Ben Curlee officiating. Mr. Mathews passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at his home. Born in Clay County, he was a 1949 graduate of Lineville High School. He was a charter […]

Mrs. Patricia K. “Pat” Hanners

Patricia K. “Pat” Hanners, age 66 of Ashland, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020 at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. She was born in Clay County, Alabama graduated from Clay County High School in 1972, had worked for several years with Southland Manufacturing and also as a substitute teacher. Pat had a great love for her Clay County Panthers, […]

Mrs. Barbara Carolyn Holmes Brown

A graveside service for Mrs. Barbara Carolyn Holmes Brown, age 76 of Lineville, was held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at New Harmony Christian Church Cemetery with George Worthington officiating. Mrs. Brown passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at her home. Born in Randolph County, she spent the majority of her life in Clay County. She […]