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...

Lizemore Elementary hosts board of education

Clay County Board of Education members met at Lizemore Elementary on Monday, Jan. 23, for their meeting. After approving the agenda, as well as the...

County Commission holds final January meeting

  The Clay County Commission met for their last scheduled meeting of January 2017. After approving the minutes from the previous meeting, bills and purchase orders...

A Look back at January 2017

  After ringing in the New Year, 2017 was off to a running start. Looking back at the past month, we see that Clay Development was...

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...


On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Clay County Free Press erroneously reported that Craig Holcomb had been arrested for the murder of William Christopher Belknap...

Hanshaw to facilitate community meeting Thursday

There will be a community meeting this Thursday, Feb.2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Clay County Courthouse for all interested members of the community...

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...


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