Clay County Picks New Sheriff
Clay County has its new Sheriff. Former Sheriff Miles "Mike" Slack resigned last week before pleading guilty to a federal wiretapping charge. Clay County Commissioners this week appointed 60-year old Garrett Samples as the new sheriff, who will begin serving October 1. Samples was picked from 16 candidates, and all of those candidates had previous experience with the Clay County Sheriff's Department. Samples says no major changes are planned for the department.