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Boys’ soccer team wins All ‘A’ Regional

Posted September 13, 2017 at 8:32 am

by Lynn Starnes

On Saturday, September 9, the Clinton County boys’ soccer team hosted the 4th Region All “A” Championship. This was the second time the Bulldogs and the Monroe County Falcons had met within a four day time span. Same teams, different sites, one was a regular season game and one was the Regional Championship. The outcomes were almost identical with the Dawgs winning both games, 7-1 and 7-0 respectively.

Clinton County led by a score of 5-0 at the half and with Clinton County’s defense and great play by goalie Holden Shepard, helpled Clinton County to complete shutout of Monroe County on Saturday to win the regional championship.

The Soccer Dawgs have a very busy schedule

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    Volley Dawgs fall to Russell County in four games

    Kayli Hadley scored a kill during the first game of Tuesday night’s match against Russell County at The Castle. Clinton County lost the match in four games, 25-16,23-25,25-23 and 25-10. The Lady Volley Dawgs are 6-6 on the year.

    August term of Clinton Circuit Court held

    A term of Clinton Circuit Court was conducted on August 18, 2017 with Judge David L. Williams presiding over the court calendar.

    In the case of Commonwealth vs. Danny Joe Stearns, during motion hour to determine the defendant’s competency to stand trial, the court noted the trial date remains scheduled for November 13 at 9 a.m. That is the same date for co-defendant Lisa Sue York, as the pair is charged with attempted murder, first degree assault, theft or disposition of property (auto) and theft by failure to make required disposition of

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    Volley Dawgs win All ‘A’ Regional title for the first time in school history

    The Clinton County Lady Volley Dawgs brought home the All “A” Classic regional title this past weekend at Metcalfe County.

    Clinton County defeated Russellville in the opening round in two games, 25-15 and 25-7, beat Cumberland County in the semi-finals 25-15 and 26-24 and won the championship game against Monroe County 25-19 and 25-19.

    Picking up awards for the All Region Team were Bobbianne Key, Kayli Hadley and Reanna Thurman.

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    Police officer accidently shot during training

    Emergency Medical Services responded to a call at 10:45 Monday morning to the shooting range at Foothills Outdoor Xperience to find that Albany City Police Officer Brad Cross had been wounded in an accidental shooting following training maneuvers.

    Cross was hit in the thigh with a 12 gauge slug round. Cross’ phone was also hit by the shot and is believed to have taken a lot of the velocity of the bullet.

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    County hires shelter rescue coordinator

    For the fourth time in less than a full year, Clinton County will have a new animal shelter rescue coordinator. However, this time the position will be full-time to help with the day-to-day operations and needed work it takes to get animals adopted out.

    Clinton Fiscal Court, at its monthly meeting last Thursday, August 17 with four of six members present, voted to hire Jamie Scott-Cross, 40 hours per week, starting out at $8.50 to increase to $9 per hour after the 90 day trial period for county employees.

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    Court keeps county tax rates at 2016 levels

    County tax rates will remain the same as 2016 levels for the upcoming tax year after Clinton Fiscal Court opted to keep rates unchanged. The action was taken at the regular monthly meeting of the court last Thursday, August 17 with four of six members present. Magistrate Patty Guinn was again absent due to family medical issues. Also absent was magistrate Hershell Key.

    The county tax rate was among several items of business on the meeting’s agenda, with the most discussion centering around the animal rescue coordinator position, in which a separate

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    School board opts for compensating tax rate

    Clinton County Board of Education, meeting for the first time after the start of a new school year, voted 3-2 to the four percent over compensating tax rate on Monday evening, August 21 with all board members present.

    The compensating rate, according to finance director Mike Reeves, is expected to generate the district approximately $88,000 in additional property tax revenues which he feels is much needed considering the situation with the state’s dwindling retirement system and other reasons.

    According to the local PVA office, three quarters of average

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    Superintendent gets contract extension during board work session

    Clinton County Schools Superintendent Charlotte Nasief, just a couple of weeks following her annual evaluation, was awarded a contract extension by the school board at a work session held last Thursday, August 17 with all members present.

    The contract issue was one of three action items on the agenda.

    The board, on a motion by Kevin Marcum, seconded by Jeff Sams, approved the following motion “to award a new contract to Charlotte Nasief for a term of four (4) years to begin on the

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