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Putnam County denies Winfield annexation

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Commission unanimously voted Thursday night to deny the city of Winfield’s request to annex two tracts of land that sit adjacent to the current city...

Driver allegedly hits teenager with truck between two DUIs
Driver allegedly hits teenager with truck between two DUIs

A Poca man was arrested twice for DUI Monday, and hit a 17-year-old boy with his truck between the arrests, police say.

Randy Lee Bailes, 35, was charged with first offense DUI Monday morning after St. Albans police pulled him over in response...

Putnam schools’ curriculum director named to state post

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Putnam County school administrator has been named deputy state schools superintendent.

Cindy Daniel, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in Putnam, will take over the state position from Chuck...

Addiction support home in Putnam asks county for funds

WINFIELD, W.Va. — In 2008, addiction hit Sheila Martin’s home. She learned her son was battling an addiction and she didn’t know what to do.

“It’s a life-controlling issue and,...

Putnam superintendent gets positive review

WINFIELD — The Putnam County school board is happy with the job Superintendent Chuck Hatfield is doing, a board official said Monday.

“We are...

Putnam County food inspections now online

Putnam County residents can now access food inspection reports online at the county health department’s website, health officials said.

Eventually inspections of body-art facilities and pools in the county will be available online,...

Teays Valley residents prepare for Wal-Mart zoning meeting

Putnam County officials expect a large crowd to attend a public hearing tonight regarding Wal-Mart’s application for a special use permit to build a Neighborhood Market.

The Putnam County’s Zoning Appeals Board will hear arguments ...

Putnam County Library offers summer reading program

The Putnam County Library has announced its summer reading program, “Every Hero Has a Story,” at all locations of the library. Signup is underway and participants can read through the end of the program on July 31.

There will be...

Hurricane man admits murder charge in baby’s death

A Hurricane man pleaded guilty to a murder charge Thursday in the death of his baby, who was found dead in the backseat of his car in Kanawha City last year.

Robert Jeremy Smith, 34, pleaded guilty to “murder of a child by a parent for...

Two long-time teachers leave Putnam County Schools
Two long-time teachers leave Putnam County Schools

HURRICANE — As Putnam County’s class of 2015 prepares to move on, two longtime teachers are leaving with them.

Adele Groom and Dovetta Harless have each worked in the county for 43 years —...

Putnam moves to strengthen underage drinking law

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Putnam County is one step closer to strengthening its underage-drinking laws after County Commission members made clear Tuesday morning that they generally support the idea of a proposed...

Hurricane city elections don’t offer much drama
Hurricane city elections don’t offer much drama

HURRICANE — Voters in Putnam County’s largest city are set to vote for their next city council on Tuesday, but the results appear to be a foregone conclusion.

The posts of mayor and recorder, and ...

Contract awarded for U.S. 35 completion

Two weeks after finalizing bids for the completion of U.S. 35, the West Virginia Division of Highways has announced the winning contract for the 14.6 mile project.

On Tuesday, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox...

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