The County Clerk office will be closed Friday, August 29 through Labor Day, Monday September 1. The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 2.
County Clerk Mike Clayborn said since an audit is planned for Friday, no more cash transactions can be received through the office after Thursday, August 28. "Thursday will be our final day to receipt money. We will be closed on Friday to do our final state audit and won't reopen again until Tuesday, September 2. If you are in need of renewals or title work please try to come in on Thursday so we can take care of that for you," he said.
Clayborn is leaving office this week, completing twelve years and three terms. He addressed the county commission Monday night, thanking them and the public for their support. "I want to thank you (public)for the years that you've given me to be able to serve you. I'm thankful to the good Lord for the health and strength to be able to do it. I feel like we've come a long way. When I first started we wore out a lot of pens and pencils. Now we can get your information (pull a record) in just a few seconds. The county complex has been a great asset to our senior citizens and young mothers who have kids in car seats. They come through there (drive through window) and we can do their work for them. We can now print a title where used to you had to go out of the county to do that. I counted it up one time and there's about seventeen different things that we do out of that office (county clerk). A lot of people say all you do is sell car tags. They need to come in there and look. These girls (deputy clerks) do a lot. I want to say this about the ladies that work for me and work for you. You could look anywhere you wanted to look and you would not find three better. They know what they're doing. They know what the law is and if they don't know something they do not care to get on the telephone and find out what's going to be the best for you. I appreciate everything that people have done for me. When I first came into office I had some hard times in my life and people stuck with me. I could never say thank you enough. I do appreciate each and every one of you from the very depths of my heart. Thank you very much," said Clayborn.
His successor, James L. "Jimmy" Poss has already been sworn in and takes over September 1. Again, the office will be closed Monday for Labor Day.