County Courthouses to Limit Access, CCTD Office Closing to Public

Friday, March 20, 2020

As the number of confirmed cases continues to climb, responses to the coronavirus outbreak also continue. On Thursday the governor ordered all on-site dining to cease, although the majority of restaurants are offering curb pickup and delivery. Schools were also ordered closed through at least Friday, April 17, and local administrators are working on a plan to continue the AMI (Alternative Method of Instruction) effort following next week's planned spring break.

On Friday it was announced that access to the two courthouses in Clay County will be limited beginning Monday, and the Clay County Times-Democrat office in Piggott will be closing to the public although business will be conducted.

Courthouse Access

Effective Monday, March 23, the Clay County Courthouses in Piggott and Corning will be closed to the public. The move was made due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As is noted in the announcement pictured, business may be completed by appointment only until further notice.

CCTD Office

As a precautionary measure in the interest of public health, the Clay County Times-Democrat office will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23, until further notice. Business will still be conducted, and the newspaper will be published as usual during this time.

Those wanting to inquire about advertising, subscriptions or news items may contact the office by phone at 870 598-2201, and in the event of closure may leave a voice mail. General questions concerning billing, advertising and such matters may be sent to while news, obits and other items may be sent to

Updated closings, and other information on the COVID-19 outbreak, may be found on our Facebook page and online at

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