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POLICE Watch

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Charles Town Police Department   July 21 3:30 a.m. South George Street, disturbance, advised of options 4 a.m. South George Street, disturbance, arrest made (obstructing and fleeing on foot) 10:36 a.m. U.S. 340, motorist assist, assistance rendered 12:35 p.m. Alla Willa Drive, disturbance, advised of options 2:26 p.m. East Washington Street, vehicle crash, minor damage/information […]

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Painkiller lawsuit, and a Morrisey mess A large drug firm paid a $34 million fine and some of its distribution licenses were suspended because its addictive painkillers poured into the illicit dope market. The firm, Cardinal Health, gave $6,500 to new West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and retains his wife as a Washington lobbyist. Former […]

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Worth Noting

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“… It is time to remember that the first thing we belong to is humanity. And humanity is separated from the animal world by thought and speech and they should naturally be free. If they are fettered, we go back to being animals. Publicity and openness, honest and complete — that is the prime condition […]

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A grateful family   The “Blood for Blackie” blood drive was enormously successful, exceeding our hopes and goals. The event in large was due to family, friends and local shop owners willing to promote our goal. The Kable Team fed Red Cross technicians and volunteers. Raffle gifts were donated by The Mediterranean Restaurant, Flamingo Girl, […]

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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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A Second Look – Remembering Marcus
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Editor’s Note

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When the news is like gazing into ‘the abyss’ Some weeks back I received a series of increasingly irate phone calls from a reader who didn’t like a column the Spirit ran on our opinion page. The caller also disliked the Spirit’s publishing what he called “controversial” stories, disliked the Spirit’s publishing feature pieces, disliked […]

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Coming up

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Officials from the Department of Transportation’s State Rail Authority will be in Charles Town this weekend for one in a series of statewide public information meetings on the future of rail travel. Saturday’s meeting happens from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St. A formal presentation is scheduled for […]

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Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal Early on July 24, 1864, emerges victorious from the Second Battle of Kernstown just outside Winchester, Va. After Early drives the Union troops from the Shenandoah Valley back across the Potomac into Maryland, he launches an attack on the B&O, the South’s last major raid into Union territory. He also orders […]

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CORRECTION

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An article that ran in the July 17 Spirit of Jefferson contained an error. The Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board has formally closed on 38 agricultural properties in the farmland protection program.

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