Clay County, AR

Paragould, ARParagould Daily Press

Task force shuts down drug lab, seizes guns and drugs

Law enforcement agencies at every level of government teamed up to shut down a long-running drug lab and dispensary. According to information from the Paragould Police Department and Second Judicial District Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Katherine Calaway, agents from the federal Department of Homeland Security and the Arkansas State Police joined police officers from Paragould, Jonesboro, Marmaduke, Pocahontas and Rector; and deputies from the sheriff’s departments of Greene, Clay and Craighead Counties on what was originally supposed to be a controlled delivery of a package of illegal drugs from Mexico on June 16.
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Piggott, ARJonesboro Sun

Charles Pollard

PIGGOTT — Charles Leniel Pollard, 87, of Piggott passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Piggott Community Hospital. He was the third child of Layton and Elma Webster Pollard. He was born July 19, 1933, in Rhyne near Carryville. Charles was united in marriage to Una Lee Dover on May...
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Clay County, ARJonesboro Sun


Austin Alexander, d/b/a BLA Concrete LLC, d/b/a Southern Contracting Specialties LLC, 77 Clay 1412, Corning, on May 21 filed Chapter 7. C.R. Ishmael Co. Inc, 1682 Craighead 324, Bono, on May 21 filed Chapter 7. Sherdai Nicole Jones, a/k/a Sharday Jones, a/k/a Shardy Jones, 1609 W. Washington Ave., Jonesboro, on...
North Little Rock, ARArkansas Online

Helen Ruth Foley

Helen Ruth Foley, age 90, passed from this life on Sunday, May 23, 2021. She was born on August 10, 1930, in Clay County, Ark., to Robert and Grace Williams. She moved to Des Arc with her father and siblings after the death of her mother. She lived there until she moved to Little Rock in the late 1950's. Helen worked at Westinghouse until she retired. She enjoyed traveling with the Keenagers, reading and volunteering with her church group. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in North Little Rock and was loved by her church family. Helen was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing for her friends and family. She began by making dresses for her sisters-in-law out of flour sacks and made clothing for her daughters and granddaughters. She was also the best dumplin' cook you could ask for and the grandmother everyone wished they had. Helen will be missed by everyone that knew her.
Craighead County, ARJonesboro Sun

Virus deaths report in 3 NEA counties

JONESBORO — Clay County recorded two coronavirus-related deaths last week, and Craighead and Mississippi counties recorded one each, according to a Sun comparison of data from the Arkansas Department of Health. Clay County, with roughly 13 percent of Craighead County’s population, has had 52 deaths attributed to COVID-19, the disease...
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Clay County seniors among most vaccinated age groups in state

CLAY COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - As vaccines continue to roll out, so do efforts to get people vaccinated. Around 30 percent of Arkansans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but one rural county is performing better than most Region 8 counties. According to the CDC, Clay County seniors are some...
Clay County, ARJonesboro Sun

Runsick optimistic about Clay Co. soybeans

CORNING — Higher anticipated soybean prices have led to a large increase in the amount of the crop planted in Clay County. “We are probably looking at 120,000 acres of beans planted this year,” said Clay County Extension Agency Staff Chair Stewart Runsick. “Last year we were looking at maybe 85 to 90,000 acres.”
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Infrastructure? Needs appear small in Arkansas

A transportation watcher forwards to me a link of surface transportation infrastructure project requests submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. At this moment, there’s a grand total of one request from the four Arkansas congressmen: $20 million sought by Rep. Rick Crawford for spending on the proposed I-57 corridor in Clay County.
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Greene County Foster Parents Association expands into Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Foster families in Clay County are about to have another helping hand, as the Greene County Foster Parents Association is expanding its outreach. Clay County has only five foster families in the area, but GCFPA public relations board member Wade Shapp hopes that with additional support, the county could see an increase in foster families.
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Crash kills driver on Arkansas 135

A 38-year-old Paragould man died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning on Arkansas 135 in rural Clay County, according to an Arkansas State Police fatality report. Anthony L. Johnson was driving a 2000 GMC Sierra north on the highway at approximately 7:49 a.m. when the pickup crossed the centerline and struck a 2014 Freightliner head-on, the report said.
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Man killed in Clay County crash

CLAY COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Greene County man was killed Saturday in a two-vehicle crash along Highway 135 in Clay County, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police. Anthony L. Johnson, 38, of Paragould was traveling north on Highway 135 in a 2000 GMC Sierra...
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Clay County seeing crashes with more farm equipment on roads

CLAY COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Farmers have been hard at work in their fields this time of the year. Some of you have likely passed farm equipment while driving recently. Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller says this time of the year, along with harvest season in October, is when he sees farm equipment on the road most often, leading to potentially multiple crashes in a short period of time.

Lois Irene Pringle Waymon

Lois Irene Pringle Waymon, 86, of Corning, passed away April 10, 2021, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Lois was born January 25, 1935, in Clay County to the late Thomas O. and Mattie B. Delaney Pringle. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas...
Clay County, ARJonesboro Sun


Sabrina Leann Morrisett, 102 Clay 417, Rector, on April 7 filed Chapter 7. Tana Michelle Sanders, a/k/a Tana Kundert, a/k/a Tana Hopper, 7 Willow Creek, Apt. 7212, Jonesboro, on April 8 filed Chapter 7. Crittenden County. Dorothy A. Samuels, P.O. Box 706, Earle, on April 9 filed Chapter 7. Adriann...
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1st Choice Healthcare gets $3.6 million COVID grant

CORNING, Ark. (KAIT) - A Region 8 health center is receiving millions to help in the fight against COVID-19. 1st Choice Healthcare, based in Corning, will receive $3.6 million as part of the American Rescue Plan. CEO Brigitte McDonald says they’re focusing on getting as many people vaccinated as possible, focusing on smaller communities in rural areas.
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Woman fatally injured in farm equipment collision

CLAY COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Corning woman died of injuries she sustained earlier this week when her vehicle collided with a piece of farm equipment. The crash happened at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, on State Highway 135 near Highway 90 in rural Clay County, according to the Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash report.
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2 women die from separate Arkansas auto accidents

A 77-year-old Corning woman died Tuesday night after her vehicle rear-ended a land roller in Clay County, according to Arkansas State Police. Lina Johnson was traveling north in a 2018 Honda when the accident occurred. She was on Arkansas 135 near Arkansas 90, about 20 miles north of Paragould, at about 7:58 p.m. at the time of the incident, according to a preliminary crash report from state police.
Corning, ARParagould Daily Press

Crash claims life of Corning woman

A crash Tuesday evening in rural Clay County has claimed the life of a Corning woman. Linda Johnson, 77, of Corning, was traveling north on State Highway 135 near State Highway 90, when the 2018 Honda she was driving rear-ended a 2008 John Deere tractor pulling a Land Roller, according to Arkansas State Police.
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Corning Harvest Festival returning in 2021

CORNING, Ark. (KAIT) - One of Clay County’s biggest events of the year is back on after canceling in 2020. The 2021 Corning Harvest Festival was announced last week, revitalizing the community that lost last year’s festival for the first time in 35 years. The festival will feature its usual...
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Corning clinic to receive $3.6M for COVID-19 response

CORNING, Ark. (KAIT) - A Clay County health center will receive more than $3 million to provide COVID-19 vaccinations and services. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that 1st Choice Healthcare, Inc. of Corning would receive $3,602,500. The clinic is one of 12 in the state...