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Here’s some statistics that you might find as unsettling as I do. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of West Virginia that year was about the same as it was in 1960. From 1971 to 1997, West Virginia had the lowest crime in the nation, before settling for second lowest in 1998 with […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Charles Town City Council’s pathetic funding choices The left wing of the Charles Town City Council is at it again. This time it plans to use city revenue to help fund a state-enacted bureaucracy called the teen court. It is disturbing that certain council members want to fund a duplicate social program in these tight […]

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BETHANY – A scholarship fund has been created to remember a Northern Panhandle college grad’s daughter, one of the young victims of this month’s massacre in Newtown, Conn. Members of Bethany College’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity have created a scholarship fund in memory of 6-year-old Caroline Previdi. Her father Jeffrey W. Previdi is a 1994 […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Maryland voters’ decision last month to OK a casino in suburban Prince George’s County – and the repurcussions the change will mean for Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races – has been selected as the top business story of 2012 by the editors at the Spirit of Jefferson. Other important business developments […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook says the police officer that fatally shot an Alabama tractor-trailer driver acted heroically to save the life of a local security guard. A preliminary investigation shows Stephen Fitz fired four gunshots in killing 32-year-old Joshua Emerson of Hamilton, Ala. Holbrook said Emerson allegedly attempted to attack the […]

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Police Logs

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Charles Town Police Log Dec. 16 2:10 a.m. Filmore Street, Harpers Ferry — Assist Harpers Ferry Police Department (open door) — Assistance rendered 2:53 a.m. Willingham Knolls Park — Suspicious vehicles — Advised of park closure and told to move on 1:02 p.m. East Congress Street — Disturbance — Advised of options 6:05 East Washington […]

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Smiling for Santa

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Smiling for Santa
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CHARLESTON – Health officials want the Legislature to eliminate sugar-sweetened drinks from the state’s public schools. Helen Matheny, chairwoman of the West Virginia Healthy Lifestyles Coalition, cites the state’s high rankings for obesity and Type 2 diabetes in recommending the action last week. West Virginia sought to limit soft drinks in schools with a law […]

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Historical house receives donation
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Police Log

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Ranson Police Department call log Dec. 4 to Dec. 10, 2012 Suspicious person: Apple Tree Gardens Fairfax Crossing Domestic: Grassdale Street Apple Tree Gardens Disturbance: ROCS Marl Drive Ambrose Drive Apple Tree Gardens (two times) South George Street Jefferson Memorial Hospital Rumors (two times) East 12th Avenue Grassdale Street East 11th Avenue West Third Avenue […]

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