Triangle Brick, JAC seek county’s help for electric substation

County Judge Kenneth Liggett holds a sample brick made with materials mined in Clay County and presented to commissioners by Triangle Brick Company Monday.

A North Carolina brick company and JAC Electric Cooperative are asking for Clay County’s help in constructing a $1.3 million substation to supply energy for a proposed manufacturing facility southeast of Henrietta. Commissioners approved a request during a special … [Read more...]

County tax rate to remain the same, few budget changes expected

Taxpayers will see no change county tax rates for fiscal year 2015, which begins Oct. 1. Commissioners began working out next year’s budget during a regular meeting Monday. Commissioners settled on a proposed rate of 65.518 cents per $100 in value. Judge Kenneth … [Read more...]

Courthouse water well plan approved; Davis to remain deputy constable

Like many in Clay County, the once lush lawn of the courthouse has suffered tremendously due to drought. On Monday, commissioners approved a plan to drill a water well on the courthouse lawn.

Three years into a drought, Homeowners throughout Henrietta have punched holes in the ground in search of water for grass, trees and gardens. Monday, Clay County Commissioners decided to do the same. In a unanimous vote, commissioners accepted a proposal from Prater … [Read more...]

Dean Dale SUD seeks funding for new wells to offset water cuts

The Dean Dale Special Utility District, with help from the Nortex Regional Planning Commission and Clay County, will seek additional sources of water by drilling two new wells in the coming months. The utility district, which provides potable water to more than 1,200 … [Read more...]

Commissioners accept amendments to wind farm tax abatements

Clay County Commissioners accepted two amendments to tax abatement agreements with Alterra Energy for South Clay and Shannon 1 wind farm developments. The amendments shift payments in lieu of taxes from $2 million to $1.79 million for the Shannon 1 site, and from … [Read more...]

Burn Ban: Commissioners place restrictions on outdoor burning

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Clay County Commissioners issued an order to restrict outdoor burning effective for 30 days during Monday’s meeting. The burn ban will expire April 8 unless commissioners see fit to extend it. Commissioners also have the option to lift the ban if the county receives … [Read more...]

Republicans Liggett, Gee defeat challengers, Keen wins Pct. 4

Deputy Clerk Terri McGhee posts results in Tuesday's county primary elections.

County Judge Kenneth Liggett and Precinct 2 Commissioner Johnny Gee defeated challengers A.J. Peek and Van Blevins in Tuesday’s Republican Primary, while Richard Keen defeated Scott Graham for Precinct 4 commissioner. Of the 1,746 voters to cast ballots Tuesday, and … [Read more...]

Alterra Energy acquires wind farm development from Horn Wind

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A Canadian alternative energy company has acquired ownership of the South Clay and Shannon 1 wind farm development in far southwest Clay County with plans to begin construction in January 2015. Alterra Energy Corp. purchased the planned 202 megawatt wind farm from … [Read more...]

Early voting in March 4 primaries continues through Feb. 28


Early voting in the March 4 state primaries begins today and continues through Friday, Feb. 28. For the first time since Clay County was organized 140 years ago, all county offices will be decided in the Republican primary. Ballot boxes for early voting will be open … [Read more...]

County to purchase two patrol SUVs for sheriff; equipment refinance approved

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office will trade in two of the oldest vehicles in its fleet, 2009 Chevrolet Tahoes similar to the patrol vehicle pictured, toward the purchase of two new SUVs. The purchase was approved by commissioners Monday.

Clay County Commissioners approved the purchase of two new patrol vehicles for the sheriff’s office, as well as proposals for the refinancing of road equipment, during a regular meeting Monday. The county requested bids for three and four SUV-type patrol vehicles, … [Read more...]