Jim Wilson

The Story of Alice Lloyd

TaLaura Mathis, of Clay County, checked an image on her camera at Alice Lloyd College on May 3, 2017. Mathis works in the school’s marketing office and was taking promotional photos. All fulltime students from Alice Lloyd’s service area work at least 10 hours on campus in return for free tuition.


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Poor People Are Cash Cows

Manchester and Clay County have been featured in an article “Being Poor Ain’t Cheap” in the online blog This Appalachia Life that is going viral on social media. Although Manchester is not the focus of the article is used as an example of how large corporations can target the poor and working poor.


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Family Movie Night

Free Family Movie Night at Rawlings and Stinson Park with movies beginning at approximately 9 PM. May 26: Finding Dory; June 9: Fantastic Beasts and Where to fin them; June 16: Sing; July 1: Alice Through the Looking Glass; July 14: Star Wars Rogue One; July 28: Moana. Free Summer Movies are sponsored by the City of Manchester and the clay County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.


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Sycamore Hollow Hats

Sycamore Hollow Hats is a relatively new business ran out of the home studio of Glenna Combs. The studio is located just a few miles north of Manchester in the Laurel Creek/Burning springs area. Glenna Combs is offering her home studio for a place for milliners from all over the country to come and teach the techniques, art and skill of designing and creating unique, custom made ladies hats. Ms. Combs is developing her studio into a premier location for millinery educational workshops. There will be three 2 to 4 day sessions offered at her studio this year. The first class will be taught June 2,3, & 4th by renowned milliner Veronica Chin of Chicago fame. Students are coming from as far away a Florida. Lets give them a warm, southern Appalachian welcome to our lovely community.


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Veterans and Family Issues

Regional Prevention Center at Cumberland River Behavioral Health, INC invited you to a FREE training “Bringing Awareness of Veterans and Family Issues on the Radar Screen” Monday May 22 from 9 AM till 3 PM. A light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided. Participants will receive a certificate. Audience recommended for those that serve or encounter our veterans, servicemen and women and their families including clergy and service providers. The meeting will be held at the Corbin Center and limited space is available. To register please call 606-337-2070.


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Cumberlands Dean’s List

In recognition of academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands (UC) has announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester including: Amber Gray, Mary Roberts and Shawn Wagers of Manchester and Simon Robinson of Oneida. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and be in good academic standing.


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