Float denied entry into Clayton Christmas Parade - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Float denied entry into Clayton Christmas Parade

Posted: Updated:
CLAYTON, N.C. -

A float entered by DNA Bail Bonds last year in the annual Clayton Christmas Parade will not be allowed this year, according to the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.

The Clayton parade is Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. The parade includes more than 120 entries and brings thousands of people to downtown Clayton.

In a news release, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce said it received a number of concerns and complaints about the float entered by DNA Bail Bonds, a non-Chamber member located Smithfield.

The chamber said the concern was for the children walking in chains and handcuffs and for the toilet on the back of the float that trailed toilet paper onto Main Street.

In a statement, the chamber said, "Our Chamber and the Clayton community appreciates that the services provided by bail bondsmen are a necessary and vital part of our justice system and we absolutely do not want to deny an area business the opportunity to promote themselves in a huge community event.  The community's concern was that these specific images were not appropriate for a beloved community Christmas parade attended by hundreds of families."

Chamber leaders said they could not reach a compromise with DNA Bail Bonds.

"We regret that this situation has led to the exclusion of a family-run Johnston County business that has long-supported the community and various charity groups," the chamber said.

  • Johnston CountyMore>>

  • Man stabbed to death in downtown Clayton

    Man stabbed to death in downtown Clayton

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:07:00 GMT
    Police arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing Saturday night in Clayton.
    Police arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing Saturday night in Clayton.
  • Thieves steal $2,000 worth of jewelry from Clayton pawn shop

    Thieves steal $2,000 worth of jewelry from Clayton pawn shop

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:51:55 GMT
    The Clayton Police Department needs help locating two suspects wanted in connection with stealing $2,000 worth of jewelry from a local pawn shop.
    The Clayton Police Department needs help locating two suspects wanted in connection with stealing $2,000 worth of jewelry from a local pawn shop.
  • Clayton woman, 86, dies after car runs light, hits ditch

    Clayton woman, 86, dies after car runs light, hits ditch

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:30:04 GMT
    Ruby Lee Walters of 303 Dairy Road was a passenger in a car driven by 67-year-old Sandra Lee Culhane, also of 303 Dairy Road.
    Ruby Lee Walters of 303 Dairy Road was a passenger in a car driven by 67-year-old Sandra Lee Culhane, also of 303 Dairy Road.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Search Underway After Police Chase, Crash

    Search Underway After Police Chase, Crash

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:23:06 GMT
    Liberty County authorities are searching for two people who fled on foot after a police chase ended in a crash.
    Liberty County authorities are searching for two people who fled on foot after a police chase ended in a crash.
  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:36:59 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo

    77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:58:35 GMT
    (WMC) - It was a story that made its rounds on social media. On a recent flight DeAngelo Williams, Mid-Southerner and running back for the Carolina Panthers, gave his first-class plane seat to a 77-year-old
    Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake."
  • Durham police release video of 3 teens who left homemade bomb on bus

    Durham police release video of 3 teens who left homemade bomb on bus

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:03:17 GMT
    Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
    Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday.
    Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.