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Two arrested and charged with grand larceny/breaking and entering

Last week, the Clay County Free Press office received a report from an individual about items being stolen from the storage units in Valley...

Gianato elected to NGA Homeland Security executive panel

West Virginia’s disaster response chief will help lead the homeland security experts who advise the nation’s governors. Jimmy Gianato, the Mountain State’s designated homeland security...

Third grader’s compelling story helps fight drug abuse

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hopes a third-grader’s heart wrenching story will succeed in convincing every parent and resident across the state to...

Justice selects John Dunlap to serve as chief technology officer

Governor Jim Justice announced Monday that he has selected John Dunlap to serve as the state's chief technology officer. Dunlap currently serves as the director...

Manchin congratulates Mined Minds graduates

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated the eight graduates at the first Mined Minds graduation in West Virginia in Charleston on Friday, Jan. 27. Manchin...

School excess levy passes

The excess levy for the Clay County Board of Education has passed. With around 800 residents coming out to vote, the numbers were 471 for...

Grant writing workshops to focus on improved access to agriculture funds

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture in conjunction with West Virginia University Extension Service has announced two grant writing workshop opportunities. The first will be...

Martina McBride and Josh Turner to play State Fair

Officials have announced that Martina McBride and Josh Turner will perform Friday, August 11, at the 93rd Annual State Fair of West Virginia. Tickets for...

Manchin applauds President Trump’s executive order on Keystone XL pipeline

 Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive order advancing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. “What this...

Casey Lassiter named to dean’s High Honors list

Marietta College's Casey Lassiter, of Spencer, has been named to the fall 2016 dean's High Honors list. Lassiter is majoring in biochemistry and is scheduled...


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