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Ag potential is great in Jefferson Co.

I recently spent two days in Jefferson County, visiting a variety of farms, markets and other agriculture-related facilities. The goal of the tour was to find ways the WVDA can help boost the agriculture industry in West Virginia’s easternmost county. Jefferson County is uniquely poised to make substantial strides in its agricultural economy. First, it […]

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Jack Germond, columnist and commentator, dies at 85

Jack Germond, “The McLaughlin Group” staple and longtime political columnist for The Sun of Baltimore, passed away this morning at his home along the Shenandoah in Kabletown. He was 85 and had just finished his first novel. A fan of horse racing, Germond first came to Jefferson County to visit the Charles Town Races and […]

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MARTINSBURG – George Rutherford said he knows what it feels like to be stopped by police because he’s black. 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 view […]

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WHEELING – The staff of the Spirit of Jefferson has won recognition for work done during 2012, taking home six first-place plaques at Saturday’s annual West Virginia Press Association awards banquet at Oglebay Resort here. “We’re proud of the effort we put in every day to create the best possible newspaper for our community,” said […]

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A SECOND LOOK – ‘More’ please
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Aug. 14 in history

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Astronaut Jon McBride is born Aug. 14, 1943, in Charleston and grows up in Beckley. He studies at West Virginia University, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and Pepperdine University before becoming an astronaut in 1971. He piloted the space shuttle Challenger on an eight-day mission in 1984 and in 1996 ran for the GOP nomination […]

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MARTINSBURG – At its meeting last week in Martinsburg, the West Virginia NAACP expressed concern about a recent decision the U.S. Supreme Court that invalidated a section of the Voting Rights Act that forced some states to apply to the Justice Department for pre-clearance before enacting changes to voting procedures and redistricting. This article is […]

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Work starts at James Hite Park

LEETOWN – When it’s finished James Hite Park will host soccer fields, baseball diamonds and football fields for the county’s youth and will be the largest construction project that Parks and Recreation has undertaken. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again […]

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Students’ federal Mountain State claims dropped

MARTINSBURG — A federal lawsuit filed by more than a dozen Mountain State University nursing students is headed back to state court after the students dropped their racketeering allegations against university leaders. The case was sent to Jefferson County Circuit Court earlier this month after the students amended their lawsuit, according to published reports. The […]

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Lawrence appointed chairwoman

CHARLESTON — Delegate Tiffany Lawrence, D-Jefferson County, is the newly appointed Chairwoman of the House of Delegates Standing Committee on Political Subdivisions that meets weekly during the regular Legislative Session which will begin in January. Lawrence received appointment notification from the new Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Tim Miley. The position was […]

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