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Area residents plead guilty to federal drug charges

A Putnam County man pleaded guilty Monday in Charleston to five federal drug charges.

Christian Garrett Thornton, 29, of Bancroft, admitted to distributing oxymorphone pills, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s...

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 limits....

Putnam commission to hear Winfield annexation debate

The Putnam County Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday night concerning the town of Winfield’s application to annex 223 acres into the town’s limits by a minor boundary adjustment.


Putnam commissioners OK social host ordinance

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Putnam County commissioners passed an ordinance concerning social hosting during their Tuesday meeting, making Putnam County the first i nthe state to enact a decree prohibiting social hosting where underage drinking or substance...

Winfield sewer plant replacement work stalls

The city of Winfield’s plans to construct a new sewer plant have been temporarily stalled as officials wait for the West Virginia Division of Culture to complete its review of the site.


On file: July 26, 2015


The following people applied for marriage licenses in Kanawha County between July 17 and 24:

Stephen Gregory Jewell, 26, and Tamera Michelle Shank, 29, both of St. Albans.

Adam Ian Richards, 33, of Charleston and Amy...

Putnam officials urge residents to update documents

When 40 percent of the tax statements sent out to people in the Liberty area of Putnam County were returned because they couldn’t be delivered to the address listed, county officials knew something was wrong.

“I don’t know...

Putnam school board approves funding for Buffalo’s tech program

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved spending $60,017 to supplement the grant funding the county receives for Buffalo High School’s New Tech Network program.

The program encourages teachers ...

Putnam girl found safe

LIBERTY — A missing Putnam County girl was found safe Friday evening, according to dispatchers.

Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters from the Eleanor and Route 34 volunteer fire departments were...

Putnam grand jury indicts 49

A Bancroft man shot and killed his roommate in October after they argued over bills, police said.

Jacob Smailes allegedly shot Troy Cobb at their trailer at the Old Ferry Street Park off First Avenue in Bancroft. Smailes was indicted Wednesday...

Hurricane man gets probation for ‘one-punch death’

William Garmon apologized for the punch he threw last September in the parking lot of a Cross Lanes bar. The single blow ended up killing a 47-year-old Poca man.

Garmon, 29, of Hurricane, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor battery charge, ...

Three more graduate from Putnam drug court
Three more graduate from Putnam drug court

WINFIELD — Andrea Cowan found herself in the Putnam County Adult Drug Court after she was arrested for trying to steal an expensive slab of bacon.

Cowan, 28, of Buffalo, wanted to trade or sell that...

Annual Putnam County Fair begins this weekend

More than 32,000 people are expected to make their way to the town of Elanor for the annual Putnam County Fair.

The Putnam County Fair returns for its 38th year this Saturday and will continue until July 18 for a week of games, musical...

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