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Hurricane community garden first of its kind
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail photos
Hurricane community garden first of its kind

Putnam County residents now have a new place to plant this spring.

Putnam woman sentenced in son’s drowning death

A Putnam County woman will be spending one year in jail in connection with her son’s drowning death in 2014, according to court documents.

Two Putnam stores fined during alcohol compliance check

Salesclerks at two Putnam County stores are facing fines after they were caught selling alcohol to minors during an undercover compliance check by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia Alcohol and Beverage Control...

Putnam school board hears request for elevator at Poca High

WINFIELD — In the 25 years Craig Houston has taught math at Poca High School, he’s watched every administration ask for an elevator in the school and be denied each time.

‘Mom prom’ in Putnam County hopes to raise money
‘Mom prom’ in Putnam County hopes to raise money

Mothers in Putnam County are dusting off old prom and formal dresses in preparation for the inaugural Mom Prom.

Lenders want Harding replaced at Poca funeral home
Lenders want Harding replaced at Poca funeral home

A group of people who loaned Chad Harding money to buy Gatens-Harding Funeral Home are trying to remove him from the Poca-based business, arguing he’s defaulted on payments.

Photos: Re-enactors keep it civil
Photos: Re-enactors keep it civil

The 18th-annual Putnam County Civil War weekend started Thursday morning at Valley Park, in Hurricane, and will continue through the weekend until 4 p.m. Sunday.

Hurricane residents clean up Main Street
Hurricane residents clean up Main Street

Community members gathered on Main Street in Hurricane to help brighten up their town Wednesday.

Putnam assessor warns of prank tax letter

The Putnam County Assessor’s Office is warning residents about a prank letter circulating the area about a tax liability reduction.

Program teaches new homeowners how to maintain homes

Homeowners in Kanawha and Putnam counties now have a new tool to keep their homes in shape.

Light pole falls on Winfield softball field, but team carries on
Light pole falls on Winfield softball field, but team carries on

A light pole fell onto the Winfield High School girls softball field, but the team isn’t letting it stop them.

Putnam insurance agent charged with arson, witness tampering
Putnam insurance agent charged with arson, witness tampering

Federal prosecutors filed arson and witness tampering charges against a Winfield insurance agent on Tuesday.

Putnam Commission approves new ballot following candidate removal
Putnam Commission approves new ballot following candidate removal

Putnam County is still successfully preparing for the upcoming election, despite a recent setback with its ballot.

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