The Clay County Quorum Court met in the Eastern District Courthouse in Piggott on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. with all justices present with the exception of Justice Rhonda Ahrent.
Arkansas residents tracking COVID-19 in their communities and the state have relied on the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement or ACHI as a data resource. In a phone interview with Dr. Joseph Thompson, CEO of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, he discussed COVID-19 in Corning and Clay County. Thompson is the former Surgeon General for the State of Arkansas under Governor Huckabee and Beebe and works closely with Gov. Hutchinson’s task force. It is through this work that Thompson and ACHI are able to provide the zip code level in school district data to communities throughout Arkansas.
The lighting of Wynn Park will take place as is the Christmas in the Park tradition on the Saturday, Nov. 28.
Election Commissioner Neal Smith reported a successful Election Day in Clay County with approximately 61.8% of registered voters having voted in the 2020 Election.
COVID-19 has ravaged the country and the state of Arkansas for nearly nine months. The negative effects of social distancing, mask mandates has changed the way our population normally interacts.