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Relay For Life raised $104,000+   Last month’s Relay For Life of Jefferson County raised more than $104,000 with about 350 participants. The total amount raised is a little less than last year but fundraising continues. Donations can still be made online at Relayforlife.org/jeffersonwv until the end of August. Our June 22 survivor luncheon served […]

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EDITORIALS

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Choosing a new king after coal Imagine for a moment you are radioactive. And let us imagine that by virtue of this radioactivity you have the power to serve as a generator of energy such that can be harnessed for the production of electricity, creating many jobs. The trouble is, your presence among populations of […]

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Worth noting

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“Societies exist under three forms, sufficiently distinguishable. 1. Without government, as among our Indians. 2. Under governments, wherein the will of every one has a just influence; as in the case of England, in a slight degree, and in our States, in a great one. 3. Under governments of force, as is the case in […]

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OTHER VIEWS

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Manchin’s common-sense stance on firearms background checks One of West Virginia’s major daily newspapers, with a long history of supporting a conservative viewpoint, recently conducted a nonpartisan poll to find out how state residents feel about expanding background checks on firearms sales at ever-popular gun shows. The Charleston Daily Mail poll showed that 75 percent […]

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Remembering a daring duo

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Big day for APUS
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Tee time

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Tee time
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New seats

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New seats
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This week in history

Novelist Pearl Buck was born in Hillsboro in the home of her maternal grandparents on June 26, 1892. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature for “The Good Earth.”   Something to smile about: The emperor of China on June 26, 1498, patents the first bristle toothbrush, with bristles made from the coarse hair from […]

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The Spirit of Jefferson was founded in 1844 to serve as an antidote to another newspaper being published in Charles Town that leaned Federalist and Whig, the Virginia Free Press. From the beginning, the Spirit embraced the old ways and, as such, provided a reliable voice for pro-South, pro-states’ rights, pro-slavery positions as espoused by […]

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