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November 22 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

11-22-17

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WHEN COAL WAS KING

Over 45 years ago, B. Ray Thompson started Shamrock Coal Company from a little mine on Ulysse’s Creek near the Clay/Leslie Co. line. His coal company was a big part of the history of Clay County.

Shamrock Coal Company founder B. Ray Thompson was in Clay County last week with a film crew at his first mine site on Ulysses’s Creek near the Clay/Leslie line. Photo by James Phillips.

Shamrock Coal Company founder B. Ray Thompson was in Clay County last week with a film crew at his first mine site on Ulysses’s Creek near the Clay/Leslie line. Photo by James Phillips.

Back when Coal was King most people considered B. Ray Thompson, Jr. the King of Coal in Eastern Kentucky and Western Virginia.

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CHASE WRECKAGE LEAVES ONE JAILED

Walters faces auto theft, wanton endangerment charges following Fox Hollow police chase

A Manchester woman is facing several charges including auto theft and wanton endangerment following a run from police Sunday.
Manchester Police Sargent Jeff Collett observed a red Chevrolet S-10 truck that had been reported to officers as stolen a couple weeks earlier.

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REX GREER NAMED NEW FIRST NATIONAL LEADER

Bank will be remodeling the Manchester Square branch; new drive-thru lanes, parking lot coming

FNB executive vice-president LUKE SHEPHERD and new bank CEO REX GREER say a lot of changes are coming for the bank in the near future. Photo by Jim Wilson.

FNB executive vice-president LUKE SHEPHERD and new bank CEO REX GREER say a lot of changes are coming for the bank in the near future. Photo by Jim Wilson.

Both physical and personnel changes are occurring at First National Bank of Manchester. Rex Greer has taken over the role of President and CEO upon the retirement of Linda Gilbert.

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SECOND HALF STUNNER

Tigers trail 15-7 at halftime; lose 43-7 as Cardinals romp in season finale

Tiger Tyler Fields (43), Jacob Deaton (73) and Robert Stivers (81) stop South Laurel’s Jared Grubb after a short gain. Photo by Les Nicholson.

Tiger Tyler Fields (43), Jacob Deaton (73) and Robert Stivers (81) stop South Laurel’s Jared Grubb after a short gain. Photo by Les Nicholson.

Trailing only 15-7, it looked like the Clay County Tigers were in a good position to mount a second half comeback against the South Laurel Cardinals Friday night. The exact opposite occurred though and it looked like something from a horror movie.

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Close games highlight preseason tourney

Lady Bears hold off Lady Tigers; Hacker slips past Goose Rock

Manchester’s Clara Collins blocks the shot of Paces Creek’sCourtney Jones in the preseason tourney Saturday. Paces Creek pulled out the narrow victory. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

Manchester’s Clara Collins blocks the shot of Paces Creek’sCourtney Jones in the preseason tourney Saturday. Paces Creek pulled out the narrow victory. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

The Memorial Hospital preseason tournament kicked off with a bang Saturday as several games went to the wire.

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WELFARE CHECK LEADS TO BUST

Three charged by sheriff’s department

KIMBERLY MARCUM is charged with manufacturing meth while deputies conducted at welfare check at her residence.

KIMBERLY MARCUM is charged with manufacturing meth while deputies conducted at welfare check at her residence.

Three southern Clay County residents have been jailed after an attempt to search a warrant and a welfare check, according to a press release by Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson. Deputy Taye Napier and Chief Deputy Chris Curry arrested Kimberly Ann Marcum age 40, Jody Sevier age 33, and also John Holland age 33.

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