December 13 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

December 13 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

12-13-17

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Salt Works Festival Begins Friday

If you like music, good friends and love good food don’t miss the Salt Works Appalachian Homecoming Festival this weekend, May 22-23 at the Pioneer Village in East Manchester near Y-Hollow.

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Manchester Man Sends Two Indiana Policemen to Hospital

Christopher Lee Stewart

Christopher Lee Stewart

Two Richmond (Indiana) police officers were taken to the hospital following an arrest of a Clay County man.
Officers responded to South Eighth Street early Sunday morning on a report of an intoxicated male trying to fight people, according to an article at pal-item.com.

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New Clay Superintendent will be named Friday

The Clay County school board will be conducting interviews May 15 with three unnamed candidates recommended by the screening committee. If the board can reach an agreement, the selected candidate will be named that day and officially start work on July 1.

Sentences handed down in three federal cases

Sentences have been handed down in three major federal cases involving Clay County residents. Gerald Sizemore, Roy Gibson and four codefendants of Eugene were officially sentenced. The sentencing of Terry R. Smith and his wife Gerry has been continued until June 16. Terry Smith is in the process of appealing his conviction.

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Wagers charged with assault of police officer

Bobby Wagers

Bobby Wagers

A Manchester man is facing assault of a police officer following his arrest for public intoxication. Clay County Sheriff Detective Chris Curry was called to Saplin Fork Road after a complaint of a drunken man trying to fight.

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Three Sentenced in Circuit Court

Three people were sentenced in Clay Circuit Court.

Quintin Metcafe

Quintin Metcafe

Quintin Metcalf, age 27 who has a Dayton (Ohio) address was sentenced to two years (conditionally discharged) and five years of state probation.

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Van goes airborne, five sent to hospital

Local Fire and Rescue members quickly arrived on the scene of an accident in front of Manchester McDonalds Monday morning to help remove victims trapped inside a transit van.

Local Fire and Rescue members quickly arrived on the scene of an accident in front of Manchester McDonalds Monday morning to help remove victims trapped inside a transit van.

A Daniel Boone Transit van went airborne, hit two parked cars and narrowly missed going head-on in the large pole that holds up the Golden Arches sign in front of the Manchester McDonalds Monday morning.

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Bowling Murder Re-Trial Scheduled to Begin Tuesday

Brock Bowling

Brock Bowling

Five defendants are scheduled to face a trial by jury Tuesday May 12 in Clay Circuit Court.
Brock Bowling was charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Jimmy Mills. Mills body was found in 2003 wrapped in a tablecloth, covered in a garbage bag and dumped in Big Double Creek Park. Evidence showed he was shot three times with a pistol at close range.

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