Last Comeback Falls Short

Senior Tiger cheerleaders Kelsey Garrison, Meghan Hibbard, Loren Reynolds embraced during the final seconds of the Tigers loss to Williamsburg in the 13th region tournament championship game.

Senior Tiger cheerleaders Kelsey Garrison, Meghan Hibbard, Loren Reynolds embraced during the final seconds of the Tigers loss to Williamsburg in the 13th region tournament championship game.

After coming back from double-digit deficits in earlier games against Corbin and Knox Central the Clay County Tigers came up short after falling down 19 in the 13th region championship game against Williamsburg Monday night.

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Board Looks to State for Help with Calendar

Two record snowfalls have kept Clay County schools closed and pushed the end of school into mid-June.

Two record snowfalls have kept Clay County schools closed and pushed the end of school into mid-June.

“Going to school until June 15 is just not acceptable,” said Clay County School Superintendent Amon Couch Monday. “We are hoping the state legislature will give us some relieve.”

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Funeral Services to be Held for Legendary Basketball Coach “Spider” Thurman

James Wyatt Spider Thurman

James Wyatt Spider Thurman

“He was the greatest leader, winner and competitor I have ever known.” – Coach Bobby Keith

Legendary basketball coach James Wyatt “Spider” Thurman passed away February 28 just as the Clay County Tigers were preparing for another run at a regional title. Spider was the coach of the very first Clay County team to win a regional championship in basketball. (See a related story on page B-1).

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Smith charged with arson in St. Ann’s fire

Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith

A Manchester man has been arrested for arson and is the main suspect in two suspicious fires Sunday night according to Manchester Police Department (MPD) Assistant Chief Patrick Robinson. Dustin Dewayne Smith, age 20 of Manchester was arrested for arson (third degree), criminal mischief (first degree) and alcohol intoxication in a public place (first and second offense).

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Oneida man charged with leaving woman to die in blizzard

Officials from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Clay County EMS prepare to extract the body of Traci Beth Alvey Tuesday evening. (Photo by Danny L. Finley, Clay County Coroner)

Officials from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Clay County EMS prepare to extract the body of Traci Beth Alvey Tuesday evening. (Photo by Danny L. Finley, Clay County Coroner)

An Oneida man has been charged with wanton endangerment in the death of a Clay County woman who was missing nine days following a record breaking snow fall and low temperature readings.

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Henson arrested after being on run since Christmas

Daniel Henson

Daniel Henson

Daniel Henson, age 22 of Manchester was arrested after he had been on the run since Christmas Day, when he escaped custody while being arrested for a misdemeanor warrant for terroristic threatening and a probation violation. Manchester Police Officer Logan Wolfe who had obtained a warrant made the arrest.

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