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Facebook post helps find jewelry thief

One of seven people arrested for shoplifting

Bobby Joe Grubb

Bobby Joe Grubb

Bobby Joe Grubb, age 42 of Manchester, was arrested by Manchester Police Officer Brandon Feltner and charged with theft by unlawful taking according to a press release from Manchester Police Department. The arrest stemmed from a MPD facebook post that received several comments, messages, and phone calls from the community.

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2015 Coronation

Courtney Martin (left) the 2014 Basketball Queen at Clay County High School presents 2015 Queen Meghan Hibbard with roses during the Coronation Monday night. See more Coronation pictures on page A-6.

Courtney Martin (left) the 2014 Basketball Queen at Clay County High School presents 2015 Queen Meghan Hibbard with roses during the Coronation Monday night. See more Coronation pictures on page A-6.

Burglary suspect located and arrested

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Arrest Nine on Outstanding Warrants

Matthew Wolfe

Matthew Wolfe

A joint effort between members of the Sheriff Offices in Clay and Laurel County led to the arrest of a Manchester man, Matthew Wolfe age 33 of Beech Creek Road Saturday night. The arrest occurred on Couch Road at Wolfe’s mother’s residence following a burglary investigation headed by Laurel Deputy Kyle Gray according to a press release by Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

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Board votes for hiring freeze

The Clay County School board is still trying to find a way to make enough cuts to help offset the nearly million dollars needed to cover a mandatory pay raise for all employees and secure enough funds for needed building repairs. At the February meeting, members voted to institute a hiring freeze effective immediately to help in preparation of their new budget.

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Smith Found Guilty on All Charges

Verdict returned after weeklong trial

Terry R. Smith

Terry R. Smith

Gerry Smith

Gerry Smith

A sentencing date of May 5 was set after a federal jury found Horse Creek resident Terry R. Smith guilty on all charges following a weeklong trial at London before Judge Karen K. Caldwell. Gerry Smith was also found guilty of being part of a major drug ring. Terry Smith was found guilty on the same charge and was also guilty of providing drugs that caused the death of Patty Smallwood and possession firearms by a convicted felon.

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Board of Education to search for new superintendent

$1 million in budget cuts being proposed

At the regularly scheduled work session on Monday night the Clay County Board of Education voted to form a screening committee and accept applications for the position of Superintendent of Clay County Schools for the term to begin July 1, 2015 at the expiration of the current Superintendent’s contract.  

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Sweet Scam Turns Sour

Mary Messer

Mary Messer

A Manchester woman was arrested after trying to duplicate a common scam with a sweet twist that turned sour. A common scam is to use SNAP to purchase soda and then re-selling it below wholesale to local grocery stores.

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