New Community Guide now available!

May 14, 2024

For the first time, Clay County has a community guide!

The guide will be used to profile Manchester/Clay County to tourists and new citizens.

The Manchester Enterprise produced the guide in partnership with the Manchester Tourism Commission, Clay Fiscal Court, Manchester City Council, Clay Board of Education, Clay Historial Society, and 1 Clay County.

The 52-page magazine details the work in Manchester at Jockey Street and what the future has in store for our growing town.

“Our community is progressing rapidly,” Mark Hoskins, Publisher of The Enterprise, said. “Other communities have community guides displaying attractions, services, and a community profile. We also felt it was time for Manchester/Clay County to have one.”

The new issue was unveiled at the monthly Manchester/Clay County Chamber of Commerce meeting last week.

“This is fantastic,” said County Judge-Executive Tommy Harmon. “We have needed something like this for a long time.”

Steve Collins, Mayor of Manchester, says they constantly field information requests.

“We didn’t have anything to give them,” he said. “Now we have a quality product that profiles Manchester and Clay County and our actions. I think it’s great!”

Tourism Director Tim Parks says progressive communities need to promote themselves.

“Everywhere I go, I get requests about our city and county,” he said. “Tourism has a brochure we use to display what we’re doing, but we’ve needed something like this for a long time.”

Hoskins said everything you need to know about Manchester/Clay County is in this book.

“Of course, this is our first edition, so there will always be room for improvement,” he said. “But we tried to include every entity we could to put our best foot forward introducing the new Manchester/Clay County. I can’t thank our partners enough, especially LaBerta White, for all her work to help produce this guide.”

Copies are available in Manchester and other communities across the state.

“That’s the goal with this guide,” Tourism Director Tim Parks said. “To promote our community to others and show them this is a new day in Manchester/Clay County and we have much to offer.”