Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller reports:
Sheriff Miller is requesting assistance from the public in locating a Mrs. Sharon Childress of La Mirada, California. Mrs. Childress was last seen around 9:00am at the Black River Bridge on Highway 62 in Corning. Mrs. Childress is a 75 year old female with Dementia, last seen wearing a blue and white striped blouse, blue capri pants, black tennis shoes, and brown purse. If located or seen please contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department (870)598-2270
Join us Friday at Parker Field for the Piggott Mohawks Homecoming. Tailgate begins at 5:00 pm beside the Band Bleachers!
Game begins at 7:00 pm
**Picture Courtesy of Piggott Mohawk Football**
Clay County Sheriff's Department is taking applications for full time female and male jailer positions and part time dispatcher positions.Applicants must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Applicants need to be able to handle multitasking of duties -both physically and mentally. State requirements for job is high school diploma or accredited GED, birth certificate, driver’s license, social security card, be able to pass a criminal back ground check, pass physical, drug screening, and psychological test. Full time benefits: state retirement, paid health insurance, paid life insurance.
Applications may be picked up at the Clay County Detention Center 268 S. Second Ave in Piggott.
"Protecting Arkansas Victims"
Arkansas law (Act 873 and Arkansas Victim Rights Law/ Act 1262) provides certain protections to victims.
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24- Hours Crisis Lines
Women and Children First
Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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Back to School Time in Clay County
Back to school time is an important event for our entire community. Students are back in class. Teachers
are implementing new lesson plans for the school year. Administrators are working with budgets, school
bus routes, staffing and school safety concerns. Parents are coordinating work and school schedules, car
pools and support for their student’s activities and studies. Businesses are equipping families, teachers
and administrators with the supplies they need for a successful school year. Back to school is a busy time
for us all.
During this busy time, please be extra cautious in traffic. Be mindful of our school traffic zones especially
during the morning hours and early afternoons. Keep an extra look out for potential hazards around our
schools and in neighborhoods where children play. Slow down and increase your stopping distances.
School buses are back on the road. Be aware of school bus routes in your neighborhood and throughout
your daily travel. Leave plenty of time and space for buses. With school traffic, anticipate delays in your
travel and leave early so you’re not in a rush. And, when approaching a school zone or school bus on the
road, be prepared to stop for bus and pedestrian traffic.
I want to thank all of you who help make our education system an integral, positive force in our
community. Our children are counting on us – let’s work together to make “back to school” a rewarding,
fun, and safe time for all Clay County residents.
Sheriff Terry Miller
BACK TO SCHOOL AT THE RANCH
In just two short weeks, our Ranch boys and girls will be going back to school. There is so much to do between now and then! Hundreds of pairs of shoes and jeans will be tried on. Dozens of backpacks will be purchased and stuffed with new school supplies. There will be many fresh back-to-school haircuts given.
That’s the exciting part of back to school at the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches. But what you may not realize is that for many Arkansas boys and girls, just getting to school can be complicated.HOW THE RANCH HELPED THREE SIBLINGS
Brandon’s mom was constantly in and out of jail for drugs. He never met his dad. He and his six siblings lived with their mother – when she wasn’t in jail. His siblings had multiple fathers, but none stuck around long enough to know their children.
Brandon and his brothers and sisters were neglected with no one to make sure they had food or their most basic needs met. Their grandmother stepped in to care for them when she could. But that support wasn’t enough. At age 15, Brandon’s future was looking pretty bleak.
However, three years ago, Brandon and his younger brother and sister were able to come to the Ranch. They quit having to move around from shelter to shelter, and at the Ranch, they now have a stable home and loving house parents who care about their success, in and out of school.
This May, Brandon graduated high school with a high GPA! The Class of 2017 even dedicated their class gift to the success of our two graduating seniors! Brandon is enrolled in college classes this fall and is working for the City of Batesville this summer.WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS YOUNG MAN’S LIFE?
People like you. How? Because the ASYR is funded almost entirely through charitable donations. Ever day, our donors make a difference in the lives of the 30-40 boys and girls who live at the Ranch. And they will stay at the Ranch for as long as they need a place to call home, whether it's three months or three years.
Today, there are many children across Arkansas who are hungry and neglected because their parents spend money on drugs instead of food and basic care. They long for a stable, loving home like we provide at the Ranch.HOW YOU CAN HELP
School is starting back just two weeks from today, and we have lots of boys and girls to outfit for the school year! With a gift of just $285, we can buy clothes, shoes, a fresh haircut, school supplies, even a backpack for a child. Click here to make a gift today!
You can imagine what it's like for our boys and girls getting a new back pack and new shoes, some for the very first time! Their eyes light up with excitement, and they know they are going to have a great school year, because they have house parents and other staff at the Ranch who love them and are going to make sure they do their very best.
But we can't do this important work without you! You can make a difference in these children's lives today.SOME OF OUR GREATEST NEEDS: $285 can outfit 1 child for the 17/18 school year! $150 can clothe one child for the year. $125 can buy school supplies for a high schooler. $50 can provide 5 fresh back-to-school haircuts. $45 can purchase a new pair of shoes for a child who has only known hand-me-downs. $30 can provide 2 new backpacks.
Sheriff Terry Miller would like to thank everyone who participated in both the Corning and Piggott parades and hopes everyone enjoyed watching the parades.
Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller reports:
On July 3rd, at 8:31 p.m. the Piggott Police Department conducted a traffic stop on West Main. Shenan Lockard, 51, of Piggott was operating the vehicle and known to have an active warrant through the Piggott Police Department. Piggott Officers requested the assistance of K-9 Deputy Marko. During the exterior and interior sniff of the vehicle, K-9 Marko gave two alerts on the interior. No substance was found in the vehicle. Mr. Lockard was transported to the Clay County Detention Center.
During booking, 2 grams of a white crystal substance were located on Mr. Lockard's person. In addition to his warrant, he is currently awaiting a probable cause heiring for possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine and furnishings prohibited articles.