Election is next Tuesday, but many have voted early

Posted October 27, 2020 at 3:15 pm

The November General Election will officially be conducted next Tuesday, November 3, at a trio of local voting locations that voters can choose from in Albany and Clinton County.

However, by election day itself, there is the possibility that the majority of votes cast in this year’s important federal/local election will have already been cast.

As of Tuesday morning, Clinton County had already experienced a 44 percent turnout in the election by combining votes that had been cast by paper absentee ballots and in-person early voting.

According to Clinton County Clerk Nathan Collins, by Monday morning he had received 888 paper absentee ballots and 2,481 voters had cast ballots in-person with early voting.

Clinton County has

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    Volley Dawgs claim fourth straight district title

    The Clinton County Lady Volley Dawgs kept the district trophy at home Tuesday night, October 20. The Volley Dawgs defeated Russell County in the championship game in three sets, 25-21, 25-15, and 25-16, for its fourth straight 16th District title.

    The Lady Dawgs drew for position in the 4th Region Tournament on Thursday of last week. The Dawgs faced Bowling Green on Tuesday night, October 27, (too late for press deadline) at Russell County at 8 p.m.

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    The time to ‘fall back’

    The leaves are on the ground, weather is getting cooler and days are already shorter, but this Sunday will mark the time most people do not like to see–days getting even shorter.

    A reminder that Central Daylight Saving Time (CDST) will end and Central Standard Time (CST) will officially return at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, November 1.

    With the change, people will gain an hour of sleep Sunday morning, but for almost five months, will

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    Meet Alison Mason who pens Rudy and Trevor,

    During these testing times of COVID-19 and all else that has become associated with the year 2020, the Clinton County News has been trying to come up with new ways to keep our readers entertained with some tidbits of “good news” from time to time.

    So, it was with welcomed relief last week when NEWS Editor Al Gibson read an email from a young Clinton County resident, Alison Mason, who was interested in sharing with our readers the adventures of two

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    It might have a different feel this year, but here’s wishing everyone a safe, and Happy . . . HALLOWEEN

    Despite COVID-19, trick-or-treating in Albany will continue, but possibly on a limited basis and will see changes from normal years.

    As a reminder, Albany City Council has voted to set official hours for trick-or-treating from 5-8 p.m. on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31.

    However, council members are asking both trick-or-treaters and people who pass out candy on Halloween to use their own discretion and take precautions, not only the normal safety measures one would expect on Halloween night, but also

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    Students sent home again

    Clinton County Schools announced Monday that in-person instruction would have to be put on pause until further notice, according to Superintendent Dr. Tim Parson.

    “Mid-morning on Monday, October 19, we received a call with positive results for COVID-19 for one CCHS employee and one AES employee,” Parson said. “Both employees had been part of some gatherings over the weekend which impacted other school employees.”

    Those employees they came in contact with have to be quarantined for 14 days, according to

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    Volley Dawgs earn 4th straight regional tourney berth

    The Clinton County Lady Volley Dawgs, despite having a shortened season due to COVID-19, has finished the regular season with an 8-3 record.

    The Volley Dawgs usually play a season filled with 20 plus games, but scheduling conflicts and other issues kept the team from getting in a regular season.

    The Lady Volley Dawgs did, however, revenge a loss against Warren East, as well as won the All “A” Regional Tournament for the fourth straight

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    Judicial Center Board holds first meeting

    The Clinton County Judicial Center Project Board held its initial meeting via teleconference last Friday morning, October 16.

    The board, will be charged to oversee the new Clinton County Judicial Center Project’s workings from the start of the over $18 million project through to its completion, working in conjunction with the judiciary’s AOC (Administrative Office of the Courts).

    The seven member PDB (Planning Development Board) consists of Clinton County Judge-Executive Ricky Craig, Chairman; Vice-Chairman, Clinton Circuit Clerk Jake Staton; Dr.

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    Break the doldrums with a little Scarecrow fun

    Going COVID crazy?

    Is the upcoming election driving you nuts?

    The crew at the Clinton County office of the Cooperative Extension Service has come up with what should be a fun and time consuming distraction to the pandemic/election blues that many of us have.

    The first annual Community Wide Scarecrow Trail was announced last week by the Clinton County Extension Office, and Christy Nuetzman Guffey told the Clinton County News that she hopes

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