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MOUNDSVILLE (AP) — The Marshall County Commission will receive about $31 million in revenue over 30 years from a 549-megatt natural gas-power plant that developers plan to build in Moundsville. The commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to approve a payment in lieu of taxes agreement for the $615 million plant. Under the agreement, the commission would […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A West Virginia city and five police officers are seeking the dismissal of a $200 million lawsuit stemming from the fatal shooting of a Virginia man. The family of 50-year-old Wayne Arnold Jones of Stephens City, Va., sued Martinsburg and the officers last year. The federal lawsuit alleges that police used unreasonable […]

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Recently Sen. Elizabeth Warren came to Shepherdstown to campaign for Natalie Tenant, who is running for the U.S. Senate here in West Virginia. Warren is considered to be a “rock star” among progressives and is one of the darlings of the liberal press.  According to several sources, including Wikipedia, when President Obama gave his “you […]

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In education, accountability is not measured by test scores

Editor’s note: On June 19, West Virginia Teacher of the Year Erin Sponaugle delivered an EDTalk address at American Public University in Charles Town as part of the second in the EDTalk speaker series, along with APUS CEO Wallace Boston and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. The EDTalk speaker series is sponsored by the Education Alliance […]

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TODAY | 14                 Healthcare workers’ blessing ceremonies: Jefferson Medical Center this week is offering its staff as well as any healthcare workers in the community the opportunity to have their hands blessed as part of National Hospital Week. University Healthcare’s Spiritual Care Services and its chaplains will offer the “Blessing of Caring Hands” ceremonies through […]

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A Message to our online readers, Due to technical issues with our article PayWall Provider, Cleeng, the Spirit of Jefferson is switching over to a new and simpler PayWall application that works directly with PayPal. There will be no need to create a required account or username, just simply use PayPal’s easy pay with credit […]

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Jala Yoga, Mellow Moods expanding to Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN — After feeding the mind, body and soul of residents in Shepherdstown for five years, Jala Yoga will soon be offering its stress-relief services to Charles Town. Jala Yoga owner Christa Mastrangelo is set to open a second location of her business on May 10 at 307 W. Washington St. in downtown Charles […]

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[cleeng_content id=”271977972″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] CHARLESTON — Winter wheat planted acres totaled 9,000 in 2013, up 1,000 acres from 2012. Area harvested for grain totaled 7,000 acres, up 3,000 acres from 2012. The average yield for 2013 was estimated to be 52 bushels per acre. This was down 13 bushels per acre from […]

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ANTOINETTE RINGGOLD More than 100 people participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Trail March Sunday in Charles Town. The event, which is sponsored by the Jefferson County Chapter of the NAACP, opened with a procession that started at the Old Charles Town Library and ended at South Lawrence Street. From there, participants […]

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CHARLESTON – Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-Berkeley) introduced a bill today requiring that all above-ground storage facilities for liquids be registered and inspected. This legislation is due to a chemical spill last week in Kanawha County that left 300,000 West Virginians without clean drinking water. “Senate Bill 373 will allow the Department of Environmental Protection […]

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