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CHARLESTON – Earl Ray Tomblin, elected more than three months ago to his first four-year term as West Virginia’s governor, tonight is expected to outline his proposals on education, inmate overcrowding, economic development, the drug abuse epidemic, childhood poverty and other key issues facing the Mountain State. Tomblin’s State of the State address before the […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Commission agreed to match a federal grant that could pay for construction of a bike path along W.Va. 480, outside of Shepherdstown, but backers of the project await word on whether the U.S. Department of Transportation will fund it. Town Recorder Lori Robertson told the commission the half-mile section […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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Welcome back, property transfers Don’t let it be said that we don’t listen to our readers. For several weeks, I took calls from longtime readers eager to see the Spirit of Jefferson return to publishing property transactions in Jefferson County. Some calls were polite, a couple irate; one reader gave me a timeline within which […]

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Pharmacy robbery suspect captured

CHARLES TOWN — A Pennsylvania man is in custody in connection with a robbery Thursday at the Shepherdstown Pharmacy. According to police reports, Joshua Allen Armolt, 33, address unknown, was taken into custody Friday at an apartment building in Martinsburg. The robbery at the pharmacy occurred around 10:21 a.m. Police said Armolt went into the […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Financial adviser John E. Williams plans a workshop next week with tips on what to do with an employer-sponsored retirement plan, 401(k) or pension following a job change. Williams, whose Edward Jones office is located at 20A W. Washington St. in Charles Town, said the Feb. 20 seminar, “Roll It, Take It, […]

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Governor Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Democrat State Capitol 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston 25305 304-558-2000 or 888-438-2731   John Unger Senate Majority Leader Berkeley/Jefferson counties District 16, Democrat Room 227M, Building 1 State Capitol Complex Charleston 25305 304-357-7933 john.unger@wvsenate.gov   Member of the Senate Education Committee as well as Education Accountability; Finance; Government and Finance; […]

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CHARLESTON – Emails between the president of the state Board of Education and acting superintendent of schools Jim Phares show the two men were communicating about the possible replacement of then-Superintendent Jorea Marple for two months before her Nov. 15 firing. Under Freedom of Information Act requests, reporters from The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily […]

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Jan. 3 12:51 a.m. U.S. 340, welfare check, citation issued/transported to detox 3:57 a.m. East Washington Street, traffic stop, arrest made (DUI) 5:25 p.m. North George Street, EMS assist, assistance rendered 5:50 p.m. Augustine Avenue, alarm, accidental 8:10 p.m. Burberry Lane, alarm, residence secure Jan. 4 7:45 a.m. U.S. 340, vehicle crash, report taken 11:25 […]

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EDITORIAL

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Baubles, baubles everywhere The signature achievement of former state Attorney General Darrell McGraw is not that he wasted taxpayer dollars on self-promotional trinkets. But that he did, and he did it to the degree that its practice became an issue used for political gain by Republican Patrick Morrisey to defeat McGraw by the slimmest of […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Thanks to Spirit Thanks so much to the Spirit for the article in the Feb. 6 paper supporting the Citizens Fire Company Pancake Day. You definitely captured the essence of the day in the article! I really appreciate you working to get this in the paper before the fundraiser is held and your help with […]

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