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Severe Thunderstorm Hits Clay


After days of perfectly sunny summer weather, the rain came pouring down.  A line of severe thunderstorms passed quickly through the area Tuesday evening but left quite an impact. More...

Workshops Continue for Small Business Owners

The Clay County Business Development Authority will sponsor a workshop entitled “Strategies for Minimizing Tax Liabilities for Small Business Owners” on Tuesday evening, More...

Reporter Attacked by Clay County Man

Howard Lilly

Howard Lilly A Clay County man has been arrested after attacking a television reporter with his own camera tripod. On Monday afternoon WCHS reporter Bob Aaron traveled to the More...

State to Honor Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers on Aug. 2

The West Virginia departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation will host the 18th annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Picnic beginning at 9 a.m. on More...

The Chief holds counsel during  Robert “Chief” Siwo Basketball Camp held CCHS. Photo Allen Hamrick

Clay County Youth Learn Valuable Basketball Skills

The annual Robert “Cheif” Siwo basketball camp got underway this past week. Youth from the ages of 7 to 14 had the opportunity for a unique basketball learning experience. More...

2014-2015 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary Available

The 2014-2015 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary brochure is available at West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents, Division of Natural Resources More...

Geoff Hamrick qualifies for Nationals

  Hamrick placessecond in WV 5K Run For many of us, after we climb the mountain of 50, life seems to go downhill. The cousins Bursitis and Arthritis take a hold of us and More...

Peddle Paddle Challenge proves to be one of the toughest

  Sarah Fletcher takes the individual women’s title. The town of Clay was alive this weekend with what looked like the Apple Festival in the summer. There were local vendors More...

ePress for July 23, 2014

ePress for July 23, 2014 As a subscriber to our web site you will be able to read the entire weekly Clay County Free Press newspaper on your tablet or pc devices. Click on the image to read this week's edition.

Can You Identify 09-09-13 Method Church Picture early 1900's. Can You Identify – September 11, 2013

This week’s picture is taken below the Clay Methodist Church that burned in 1927. I have...

Swandale- Bernard Spindler Can You Identify – September 4th, 2013

This week we are presenting a gallery of six pictures that we hope that you will...

Can You Identify.Clay Red Man August 28th, 2013

This week I am happy to present you with a picture that I think you will...

Richard Lee Perkins

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Boomer, WV – Richard Lee Perkins, 57, of Boomer passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at his home. He had been attending church at North Charleston Apostolic Church. Born July 4, 1957 in Wayland, More...

Roscoe Starcher..

Seville OH – Roscoe L. Starcher, 84, of Seville, Ohio passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman, Ohio. At his passing, he was surrounded More...

Ricky Joe Moore..

Griffin, GA – Ricky Joe Moore, 62, of Griffin, GA, departed this life on July 2, 2014 at his home. Born on February 4, 1952, in Clay County, WV,  he was the son of the More...


Even though Israel was under Roman rule; it was basically as happy a time as could be expected.  At least More...

God’s Word Speaks

Wouldn’t it be terrible if you were created with no hope? Wouldn’t it be terrible if God only chose certain persons..

Just Trust Me

Pr 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In the natural this..

Cheesy Squash Casserole

Try this delicious recipe to make the most of that overabundance of summer squash. Cheesy Squash Casserole Ingredients 1 More...

Barbecue Chicken and Penne Skillet


1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic More...

Easy Cream Cheese Brownies

Enjoy this brownie recipe, after all, February is National Snack Food Month!   Ingredients Brownie 1 (20 ounce) packages fudge brownie mix ( 13×9 size) 1/4 cup water ( or what mix calls for) 1/3 cup oil ( or what your mix calls for) 2 eggs ( or what your..

Perfect for Your Super Bowl Party!

Buffalo Chicken Dip   1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 can (10 ounces) chunk white chicken, drained 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese French bread baguette slices, celery ribs or tortilla chips, optional   Preheat oven..

Public Notices – June 25th, 2014

Kids Summer Bible Club sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship, June 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday), 10 am to 1 pm, Old Ivydale School/Lighthouse Baptist. Children ages 5 – 12. Free lunch will be provided. Contact Sarah Brown, 304-382-1300.   Lick Fork Church will hold a revival June 23 through..

Public Notices – June 18th, 2014

Kids Summer Bible Club sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowhip, June 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday), 10 am to 1 pm, Old Ivydale School/Lighthouse Baptist. Children ages 5 – 12. Free lunch will be provided. Contact Sarah Brown, 304-382-1300.   Unity More...

Echo From the Hills – June 25th, 2014

Summer weather has settled down upon our hills with resulting heat and humidity, while hound dogs seek out a shady spot and the youngsters head for the nearest swimming pool. The early garden crops are flourishing in the warm weather and we are beginning to enjoy the first fresh vegetables. Raspberries..

Echo From the Hills – June 18th, 2014

Last night I wandered around in the halls of yesterday, with shadowy, long-ago ancestors floating around me and forgotten names and dates running through my mind. I guess I could blame Joshua, my grandson who has taken on the task of researching his family tree. I had neglected More...

Magistrate News – October 9th, 2013

  Hearing Docket for October 8, 2013 – Magistrate Boggs 9:00 am , Young vs. Clifford Cooper, Driving Under the Influence..


04/02/2014 Tiffany L. Cadle from Keith W. Farmer 04/14/2014 Cherie A. Marks from Kevin B. Marks 04/16/2014 Sandra Ramsey, 63 from..

Property Transfers – 9.25.13

Property Transfers: 9/10/13, Janette Keaton to Georginia Wiseman, Union District, 19.5 Acres 9/10/13, Mary Rogers to John & Dorothy Deighan, Otter..