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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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EDITORIAL

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Smith settlement should be a lesson The out-of-court settlement reported this week between the Jefferson County Commission and former administrator, Leslie Smith, who was fired in 2009 after 18 years of service, should serve as a lesson to governmental bodies about the perils of confusing public policy with personal agendas. The settlement was reached recently […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Reader remembers Spirit of old I read with interest in the Spirit that the newspaper office is moving from its longtime location on North George Street. I wouldn’t have known this because I haven’t lived in Charles Town for many years. I am the youngest daughter of Max Brown who, as you probably know, was […]

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