Report: ‘Pervasive’ threats of lead in school drinking water

By Dan Heyman In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, a new report says lead in schools’ drinking water is a pervasive problem. The District of Columbia received More...

Secretary of state’s office announces field representative for Clay County

David Gilpin and Mac Warner West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner has announced that David Gilpin has joined his staff as field service representative for Kanawha, Putnam, More...

Know the Law in Light of Bed Bug Issues

Following an increase in consumer complaints regarding bed bugs in rental housing units, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges tenants to know state law when More...

Wooton named commissioner of ABC administration

Governor Jim Justice has announced that Fred Wooton has been selected as the new commissioner of the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration. Wooton has been with More...

Panthers lose a tough homecoming game, queen crowned

Makalya Horrocks being crowned by Principal Melinda Issacs. Allen Hamrick photo Thursday was Homecoming night for the Panthers, and the boys were to battle the Red Devils of Calhoun More...

Lady Panthers go one and one

Makayla Horrocks shoots two in the paint. Allen Hamrick photo The Lady Panthers pounded the courts this past week playing both Tolisa and a makeup game against Hoover. The Tolsia More...

In Memory of John Brown      

Dear Mount Vernon, From my perspective, our rivalry with Mount Vernon began the first day I met John Brown in December of 2006. It was my first season as Hayes’ head coach, More...

Braxton County takes first place at LKCs

By Allen Hamrick LKC Champs Braxton County. Joey Varrella photo This past Saturday, Clay County High School was the meeting place for 12 wrestling teams from the Little Kanawha More...

ePress for February 15th, 2017

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Can You Identify – September 11, 2013

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

Can You Identify – September 4th, 2013

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

August 28th, 2013

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

Dreama “Elloree” Davis

Wellsburg, WV— Dreama “Elloree” Davis, 74, of Wellsburg, WV, formerly of Clay, entered into rest Feb. 1, 2017. Born January 6, 1943, in Clay, she was the daughter, of the late William “Elk” More...

Darby Glen Hamilton..

Procious— Darby Glen Hamilton, 42, of Procious, entered into rest Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Born May 28, 1974, in Lebanon, VA, he was the son of Linda (Hannah) Hamilton More...

Anna Mae Walls..

Clay— Anna Mae Walls, 75, of Clay, entered into rest Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Born April 1, 1941, in Sutton, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Harriett (Tharp) More...

Hallelujah

  Everybody has their share of situations, problems, difficulties and woes. None of us are exempt from More...

Love

What is love? The most carefully chosen words from the best dictionary fails to give us a satisfactory answer. What is love? ..

And God said

  There is no doubt that times are changing. Some say we must change with the times.  Others say we should..

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

Ingredients 2 1/2 – 3 cups ripe or slightly over-ripe diced fruit sweetener to taste: honey, sugar, agave, More...

The Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce Ever!

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 15 mins The most creamy and delicious homemade alfredo sauce More...

Hawaiian Chicken Skewers with I Wash You Dry

This easy chicken kebab recipe is especially flavorful thanks to an easy soy and orange marmalade marinade and is sure to become e family favorite. Serves: serves 4-6 Ingredients •    3 skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks •    ½ cup chicken broth •    3 tablespoons orange marmalade •    1..

M&M Snack Mix

1 16 oz. package M&M’s 2 cups raisins 1 12 oz. can salted peanuts 1 cup cashew nuts 1 11 oz. package butterscotch chips In a large bowl combine the M&M’s, salted peanuts, butterscotch chips, raisins and cashews. Mix well, store in an airtight container...

Public Notices 2.15.17

Clay County Health Department is expanding its services. New services will include well child checkups, sick visits, chronic care, breast and cervical cancer screenings at free or not cost; as well as pap smears and mammograms and many more services. All major insurances are accepted — HMOs, PEIA, Blue Cross Blue..

Public Notices

Clay County High School is offering a free intermediate sewing class beginning Feb. 7 from 6-8 p.m. Please call the instructor, Mintie, at 304-587-4925 to register. The Birch River PSD will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, Feb.10, at 9 a.m. More...

Echo from the Hills 2.15.17

The sun is shining benevolently down on our West Virginia hills today and all is calm and peaceful. A male cardinal, flashing his brilliant red plumage, peers in the window at me as if to say that the birdseed is getting low in the feeder. Criss has just plowed the garden,..

Echo from the Hills 2.8.17

It was a beautiful snow while it lasted; it draped the hemlock boughs in shawls of white and covered the shrubbery in fluffy cotton balls. All the muddy landscape was covered with a pure white blanket unsullied by any ugliness. It was our first significant snow of the winter, More...

Magistrate Docket

Docket Schedule for Magistrate Jeffrey W. Boggs, Wednesday, Dec. 21 10 a.m., Clay Roane PSD v. Jeanie’s Real Estate, court hearing,..

December Divorces

12/16/15, Clifford Cooper (48) and Melissa Cook (46) 12/24/15, Robert Mullins (22) and Skylar Doughty (21) 12/24/15, Arthur Lacy (58) and..

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..