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Winckler wins weekly tournament August is the time for Sleepy Hollow Golf Ladies to place wins and losses on their Club Championship Schedule. While playing championship matches, the Daily Tournament was “Throw Out Two Worst Holes” on Aug. 1. Carol Winckler won with a 19 and Lynne Wiseman was second with a 21. Betty Minos […]

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Staff Report LUMBERTON, NC — The Summit Point 15U baseball team that had earned a berth in the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional by finishing second in the Virginia state tournament opened pool play with a 3-2 win over Lumber River (NC) last Thursday and followed that up on Friday with a 9-5 win over McKenzie […]

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BOB MADISON sports@spiritofjefferson.com Every year the short high school golf season tees off before the other fall sports have their games, meets and matches. Every year the carrot at the end of stick is the two-round state tournament at the Speidel Course at Oglebay Park in Wheeling. Washington High and Coach Rusty Staubs have been […]

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Staff report The Charles Town Cannons of the Valley Baseball League had outfielder Waldyvan Estrada and designated hitter/catcher Matt Durst selected to the 16-player, all-league first team. The league’s Most Valuable Player was Jordan Tarsovich of Strasburg. The Pitcher of the Year was Justin Camp of Harrisonburg and the Manager of the Year was Phil […]

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BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – A Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney was arraigned on federal charges of selling prescription narcotics yesterday. James Casimiro, III, who works as a felony and misdemeanor prosecutor, is charged with twice selling $300 worth of oxycodone – an opiate which is the active ingredient in several types of […]

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BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff HARPERS FERRY – The body of a 30-year-old Winchester, Va., man who fell into the Shenandoah River during a holiday gathering Thursday was recovered by rescuers today, according to Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty. The man’s name has not yet been released by officials. Dougherty said the man fell into the […]

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BOLIVAR – The winners of the 2013 municipal elections in Bolivar have been announced. With incumbent Edmund Stazyk stepping down from his seat on the town council and two newcomers throwing their hats in the ring, only town council seats were contested. Each voter cast a ballot in which they chose all five candidates they […]

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BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff MARTINSBURG – The attorney representing convicted bank robber Mark Daniel Haines in a civil suit against former Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley and seven other area law enforcement officers says the two sides have reached a settlement agreement through mediation. Lawyers for the defendants declined to comment on the case, and have […]

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Protect the public’s right to know

BRYAN CLARK The leadership of the Department of Justice ought to be routed for the blatant contempt they showed for the First Amendment last week when they seized the Associated Press’s phone records. Attorney General Eric Holder, while noting that he had not ordered the seizure, defended it nonetheless, saying that a 2012 story written […]

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HARPERS FERRY – The Harpers Ferry Police Department has identified the man who was killed after being hit by a train last night. Paul R. Cavalier, 78, Summit Point, was struck by a train at approximately 7:20 p.m. last night after he stepped onto the tracks near the train station at 112 Potomac Street. “It […]

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