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EDITOR’S NOTE:

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Of the fair, MLK anniversary and a sad passing LEETOWN – There’s unquestionably a special feeling in the air as the Jefferson County Fair continues through late Saturday. If you haven’t made it to the fairgrounds in a while or if you’re new to the area and wondering whether to head out, we’d urge you […]

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A SECOND L OOK

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A SECOND L OOK

Here we go Claudia Diaz brought her children, 5-year-old Sarah and Gabriel, 3, to Wildwood Middle School last week for a special parents’ breakfast. Her son Francis, 11, (not shown) will attend Wildwood when the 2013-14 school year kicks off Thursday. During the first-ever “Wildwood Academy,” he and dozens of other sixth-graders from Ranson had […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Development Authority will soon ban adult and gambling establishments from the Burr Business Park. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Sewer rates in both Charles Town and Ranson, both served by the Charles Town Utility Board, are set to increase soon due to increased costs, the result of what town officials call “unfunded mandates” from efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Sewer rates in Ranson are set to tick up from […]

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Around the State

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Around the State

1st female secretary of state turns 100 CHARLESTON — The first woman to hold a statewide officer in West Virginia has turned 100. Helen F. Holt celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday. Former Gov. Cecil Underwood appointed Holt as secretary of state in 1957 following the death of D. Pitt O’Brien. She served until 1959. […]

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POLICE Watch

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Charles Town Police Department   Aug. 11 3:03 a.m. W.Va. 51, traffic stop, arrest made (DUI) 4 a.m. North Mildred Street — Ranson, assist Ranson Police Department (disturbance), assistance rendered 3:15 p.m. South Lawrence Street, unattended death, report taken 8:19 p.m. West North Street, petit larceny, advised of options 9:14 p.m. Eastern Regional Jail, warrant […]

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CHARLES TOWN — A Ranson man has been charged with having one wife too many after police said he married a woman in June without first divorcing his wife of 10 years. Paul Franklin Donaven, 36, was charged with one count of felony bigamy Friday, according to police. Donaven is accused of marrying an area […]

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EDITORIAL

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Another fine meth A West Virginia lawmaker who wants to introduce a bill that would require medications containing pseudoephedrine be available by prescription only has an uphill battle in the state Legislature. But the facts are on his side. Pseudoephedrine is the key ingredient for making addictive methamphetamine and its use is exploding in West […]

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OTHER VIEWS

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Long live the progressives Residents of rural, southerly states, including West Virginia, have more sickness and shorter lives, according to an actuarial report from the Centers for Disease Control. For example, it says West Virginians who are 65 years old can expect to live an average of 17.5 more years and suffer ill health for […]

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Ryneal offer turned down by JCESA   I would like to express my concerns regarding the Jefferson County Emergency Service Agency current management. Doug Pittinger has stated that a fee is required to meet the growing demands of Jefferson County because the trend of people volunteering their time for emergency services is becoming non-existent. The […]

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