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Kindergarten registration now accepted for Putnam County schools

Putnam County elementary schools are now accepting registration for kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year for all children who will be 5-years-old before Sept. 1. This is for all children who will be in kindergarten next year. The deadline to...

Derailed train first went through Putnam

WINFIELD — An oil train that derailed, destroying a house in Fayette County last week, first came through Putnam County, commissioners learned Tuesday.

“The train that derailed came through our area...

Walmart says Putnam store will employ 95 people

Last week, Walmart officials applied for Putnam County building permits for the state’s first Neighborhood Market, according to county planning officials.

Walmart officials announced plans for the Teays Valley store in late January. The...

Putnam County introduces online public records

Putnam residents and others will be able to access records -- including deeds, liens, land records and other documents -- through the county’s website, County Clerk Brian Wood said Tuesday....

Putnam prosecutor: Guantanamo detainees can ‘rot in hell’

A West Virginia prosecutor whom the U.S. government has invited several times to observe legal proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, wrote Friday that the detainees there “can rot in hell as far as I am concerned.”

Putnam County...

Putnam health board mulls inspection fees

WINFIELD -- At its next regular meeting in April, the Putnam County Board of Health will consider implementing fees for its restaurant inspections in order to generate additional revenue for the recovering agency.

Lolita Kirk, interim health...

Putnam County seeks funds to prevent wave pool losses

WINFIELD — Putnam County officials took the first steps Tuesday morning to save thousands of dollars lost annually to cover temporary repairs at Hurricane’s Valley Park wave pool.

The Putnam County...

Larger group of Putnam property owners looking at higher taxes

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A large group of Putnam County property owners -- more than usual this year -- received potentially bad news earlier this month: Their home, commercial or farm properties are worth more in assessed value than last year.

This...

Winfield bus driver files grievance

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A bus driver for schools in Winfield has filed a grievance with the West Virginia Board of Education, saying that she deserves to stay in her job.

At a meeting on Tuesday night, the Putnam County Board of Education rescinded...

New Putnam center to help with utility bills, rent

Putnam County residents who struggle to keep the lights on or stay warm in the winter will be able seek help in Winfield.

A Heart and Hand Community Service Center will open on Jan. 20 in the Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Dr....

Winfield moves forward with sewer rate increases

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- The city of Winfield has reached a point of no return.

To avoid further fines from the Department of Environmental Protection and bring a new sewer plant to fruition, Winfield city council members took the initial steps on...

Repair costs may doom Putnam wave pool

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Hurricane’s Waves of Fun lost more than $90,000 in 2014, and may need hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs to operate efficiently in the long term.

After a meeting Tuesday ...

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