2021-07-29

2021-07-29 E-Edition

Covid ramping back up



With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise again, almost the entire state of Alabama back in the red as very high risk of contracting the virus. As of Thursday, July 22, Clay County is one on the red counties. Clay County Hospital and nursing homes are no longer allowing visitors. Clay County Sheriff Jim Studdard reports that they […]

Heat Advisory issued for Clay county

The local forecast calls for Thursday and Friday to be mainly dry and hot with mostly sunny skies on both days. There will only be a very small chance of a few isolated afternoon showers or storms, with highs reaching the mid to upper 90s for much of the area. Some locations, including Clay County, may see heat index values […]

CHSCC to offer Firefighter Courses



Central High School of Clay County is very pleased to offer a new Career and Technical Education program this school year, adding Emergency and Fire Management Services (Firefighting). The fire and emergency curriculum allows a student to become a certified volunteer firefighter in Alabama. It includes four 40-hour blocks of instruction, for a total of 160 hours. The curriculum for […]

Commission discusses road conditions



This article is a continuance of the July 12, 2021 Clay County Commission meeting: All Commissioners were present on this day. Under the variety of topics deliberated at both the planning and general meeting, there was brief discussion about the need to upgrade County Road 18, which affects three districts. Chairman Roy Johnson explained that County Rd 18 is a […]

Human Trafficking A Real Threat



At the July 19th Ashland City Council meeting, Chief of Police Joseph Stanford said the United States Institute Against Human Trafficking (UAIAHT) has declared Ashland as a “Human Trafficking Free Zone”. He warned those attending that there are victims of this evil practice from Ashland and around the area. He said Investigator Shanon House had attended a class that taught […]

Summer Sizzle continues to entertain

Soul Tymes Nine entertained a large crowd at Summer Sizzle last Thursday night with hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. A cornhole tournament was also held. This Thursday, July 29th, will be the last night of Summer Sizzle this year and will feature The Carter Family Band and other local guests. Summer Sizzle is a FREE concert series held […]

Hurst to run for re-election



Steve Hurst, State Representative of District 35, announced his plans to run for re-election next year. “I love the people of Clay County and District 35, and I have worked hard to represent them during my career. I’ve enjoyed serving the great people and the great things they do for their families and the festivities they have. I know they […]

Severe storms cause temporary flooding in Clay County area

Sudden showers caused temporary flooding in various areas of Clay County Tuesday afternoon. The storms were brief, but came with heavy rain and lightning and put the county under a flood watch.

BOE discusses CARES Act funding



The Clay County Board of Education met Thursday, July 22, with all Board members present along with Superintendent Jared Wesley. The invocation was given by Board member Blaine Lacy. The first agenda item was the approval of the minutes from the June 29, July 1 and July 9, 2021 meetings. All financial reports and cash balances for the month of […]