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Appalachian Children’s Chorus plans new groups in Putnam, Raleigh and Kanawha counties
KENNY KEMP | Gazette
Appalachian Children’s Chorus plans new groups in Putnam, Raleigh and Kanawha counties

TEAYS VALLEY – Director Cindy Counts first laid down the ground rules. Discipline is important, especially when leading a group of children that must sit still, then stand still, be loud enough to fill an auditorium at one moment and absolutely...

After lag, Putnam Business Park filling up
After lag, Putnam Business Park filling up

FRAZIERS BOTTOM — A California and Putnam County-based company has finally begun expanding its Winfield sales office into a full-fledged distribution and manufacturing facility in Fraziers Bottom —...

Appalachian Children’s Chorus plans new groups in Putnam, Raleigh and Kanawha counties
Appalachian Children’s Chorus plans new groups in Putnam, Raleigh and Kanawha counties

TEAYS VALLEY – Director Cindy Counts first laid down the ground rules. Discipline is important, especially when leading a group of children that must sit still, then stand still, be loud enough to fill an auditorium at one moment and absolutely ...

Company denies wrongdoing in Scott Depot discrimination case

The Austrian company accused of allowing a manager at its Scott Depot facility to repeatedly threaten to kill employees and abuse them with racist, ageist, homophobic, anti-religious and other offensive language is denying wrongdoing.

In its...

Man allegedly printed child porn at Hurricane travel agency

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Milton man Wednesday after they allegedly found 1,234 sexually explicit images of minors in his Hurricane office.

William Fish, 74, has been released from jail on $10,000 bond.

According ...

Hurricane officials won’t say why workers left city

HURRICANE — City of Hurricane officials won’t say why several full-time employees, including one who spent two decades with the city, left their positions last month.

According to documents the...

Superintendent touts Putnam ACT scores

WINFIELD — The superintendent of Putnam County Schools lauded the district Monday for scoring above the national and state average in all four ACT categories this year.

Putnam students, who continually rank at ...

Panera signs lease in Teays Valley

Panera Bread signed a lease Monday to move into a Teays Valley shopping center.

That’s according to T. J. Summers, manager of Four-S Development, which owns the Liberty Square shopping center. Summers said Panera has yet to receive any...

Scott Depot man arrested for allegedly abusing grandchildren

Deputies arrested a Scott Depot man Friday for allegedly severely bruising his two grandchildren with a wooden back scratcher.

James Spencer Jr., 51, is charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in injury for reportedly harming a 9-year-...

13 years after Sept. 11 attacks, debate on Guantanamo continues
13 years after Sept. 11 attacks, debate on Guantanamo continues

Thursday marked the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, yet five men accused of plotting them still haven’t been convicted.

Neither have they been acquitted, nor have they even had a full trial. More than a decade after the...

Putnam deputies no longer raising money through phone calls

Following reports of shady business practices, the Putnam County Deputy Sheriff’s Association recently stopped working with companies that help raise funds through phone calls — but officials say the calls have continued.

Chief...

Hurricane, Putnam using new laws in federal MCHM case

Hurricane and Putnam County are using new laws to strengthen their federal lawsuit against the Hurricane landfill that accepted 228 tons of MCHM-contaminated wastewater mixed with sawdust.

The County Commission passed an ordinance Aug. 12, and...

Woman arrested after allegedly entering Poca Fire Dept.

State police arrested a woman early Saturday morning after she allegedly entered the unlocked Poca Volunteer Fire Department and put on paramedic gear.

Nicole D. Branham, 35, was taken to Western Regional Jail on charges of trespassing on a...

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