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All’s fair at the fair The Jefferson County Fair turns 60 this year and for exhibitors and guests, it’s got a number of new features to mark the occasion. What started as a two-day event in 1953 has grown into a week-long extravaganza that brings out more Jefferson County and area residents each year. Here […]

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Fire company responds to article This statement has been prepared in response to the article in the Aug. 1 issue of the Spirit of Jefferson. The Board of Directors of the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company was shocked to learn of the article regarding their station that appeared in the Spirit of Jefferson. Fred […]

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CEOS induct new president

Kabletown CEOS Club recently toured Crystal Grottoes Cave during an educational outing. Debbie Floyd, club member and guide for Crystal Grottoes Cave, led the tour. She educated the group on the discovery, history and processes of the cave formations. After the outing, the club met for a luncheon to honor outgoing president Gale Klimes. Incoming […]

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School Bus Schedule

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For the safety of Jefferson County School’s students, school bus transportation is limited to regular/normal transportation, specifically from student’s designated bus stop to school and from school to student’s designated bus stop; however, should an emergency situation arise, please contact the Jefferson County Schools — Transportation Department staff at 725-7664. (Exceptions for emergencies will be […]

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Family Day in the Park
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For MSU students, Charleston school offers a way out of limbo

MARTINSBURG – Edwin Welch, president of the University of Charleston, isn’t sure just how his school’s partnership with troubled Mountain State University will work, but he said the focus will be on how best to help students here. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is […]

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Editor’s note: This article is reprinted with the permission of the Charleston Daily Mail. It originally appeared on Aug. 1, 2012. The number of Hispanic students enrolled in West Virginia colleges more than quadrupled between 2005 and 2010, according to a recently released report. That translates to 4,759 more Hispanic students. But Census data shows […]

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Shenandoah Garden Club holds annual July picnic
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CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the civil rights movement that were leaked by the CIA and triggered an angry confrontation between the two agencies in the 1960s, according to newly released FBI records. Byrd, who died in June 2010 at age 92, had sought the FBI intelligence […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s construction industry is getting a lift from the Marcellus Shale drilling boom. The industry employed 36,700 in June, up from 34,100 in June 2011. Contractors Association of West Virginia executive director Mike Clowser says a number of these new jobs are in the Marcellus Shale industry. Clowser tells the Sunday […]

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