By Donna Summerall
Tree Planting Week has been celebrated by the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District for more than 40 years. The CCSWCD strives to promote the value of trees to the environment, economy, wildlife and public health. According to the CCSWCD, more than 300,000 trees have been given free of charge to residents to plant on their property.
This yearâ€™s tree giveaway is from 8 a.m. - noon, Friday, Feb. 14, at the USDA Service Center on Highway 50 East.
BY MARY GARRISON
Struggling with addiction and mental health disorders can take its toll on any family, but staff of The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center in Columbus are working to help those affected to succeed and become healthy contributors to society.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Clay County is pulling up its sleeves in preparation for a new addition to its bridge dock at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway port.
According to Clay County Grant Writer Phyllis Benson, the Clay County Board of Supervisors submitted an application to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a Multi Modal Port grant in March. This go around, she said, would be the fourth time the county has been awarded the grant.
The county was officially awarded the $84,000 grant in July.