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Middleway grower’s Meadow Green named conservation farm MIDDLEWAY – Bill W. Grantham says area farmers should be given more credit for their efforts at making their operations greener. He should know all about; an eighth-generation Jefferson County farmer, Grantham’s Meadow Green Farm was recently named the state’s conservation farm of the year. This article is […]

Another $2.6M must be cut to balance revenues CHARLES TOWN – In a unanimous vote, Jefferson County commissioners have agreed to cuts to a dozen budget line items, making up about a third of the ground it needs to in order to reduce spending by $3.9 million. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A jury last week awarded a nurse a more than $500,000 settlement for a discriminatory firing by the Jefferson County Council on Aging and its executive director, Amy Wellman. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Kanawha County school board could soon take on a controversial issue it hasn’t touched in more than a decade: a district-wide dress code for teachers. But school board members can expect to hear the same criticisms as they did when their attempt at a similar policy failed in 2001, said Christine […]

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Checks lead cops to bank suspect

RANSON – Police did not have much difficulty identifying the man suspected of robbing the BB&T bank branch in Ranson. At around 12:40 p.m. Friday, Elmer Eugene Taylor, 52 of Kearneysville, allegedly told bank tellers that he had a bomb in a small cardboard box, ordering them to count out $100 and $50 bills. When […]

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CHARLES TOWN – With the end of 2013 in sight, it’s an opportune time to think back over the year and all the editions of the Spirit that have come and gone. As I review the stack of each week’s paper, it’s clear we’re fortunate to have both so much news to report and so […]

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A SECOND LOOK:  Stamps of approval
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Suit demands mines install additional safety tools

CHARLESTON – Two West Virginia agencies should force coal operators to install detectors that automatically shut down mobile machinery in mines when people get too close, according to a lawsuit. Mountain State Justice lawyers filed an emergency petition Friday with the state Supreme Court. It said the state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training […]

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Celebrating years of service
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POLICE Watch

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  CHARLES TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT   Dec. 8 9:40 a.m. East Washington Street, vehicle crash, minor damage/information exchanged 10:00 a.m. East Washington Street, vehicle crash, report taken 2:00 p.m. South Water Street, disturbance, advised of options 7:30 p.m. South George Street, vehicle crash, report taken   Dec. 9 8:38 a.m. Charles Town Road, motorist assist, […]

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