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Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up
ANDREW BROWN | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up

TEAYS VALLEY ­— Less than three months after plans for a new Wal-Mart store in Teays Valley were reported, the public debate over the proposed development has grown antagonistic.

On Thursday night,...

Hurricane students wear camo for former classmate
Hurricane students wear camo for former classmate

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Up to that point, Sunday had been nearly perfect. Hunter Bennett and his friends from Hurricane High School had spent the afternoon doing what they enjoyed most — riding their all-...

Agriculture professor to speak in Putnam County

WINFIELD, W.Va. — A West Virginia University agriculture professor is scheduled to speak in Putnam County on April 15.

As part of the WVU Extension Service, Kevin Shaffer, an agriculture professor specializing in beef cattle, will...

Putnam commissioners approve 2015-16 budget

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- With tax revenue falling slightly from the previous year, Putnam County commissioners approved the county’s 2015-16 budget on Tuesday.

On Tuesday morning, county officials unveiled next year’s budget, which...

Hurricane purchases $1 million piece of property for new park

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Residents of Hurricane may soon have more space to enjoy the outdoors.

On Mar. 2, the Hurricane City Council unanimously approved the $1 million purchase of 42 acres of land for a proposed...

Putnam Commission to work on budget

The Putnam County Commission is set to begin hashing out its 2015-2016 budget, and county officials said expenditures could slightly drop from last year’s budgeted $19.2 million total.

On Tuesday morning, the commission was presented...

Putnam school calendar ‘a work in progress,’ superintendent says

WINFIELD -- The Putnam County school board’s first draft of the 2015-2016 academic calendar largely resembles the current one, officials say, and several teachers and parents are in support.

On Monday, the Board of Education held the...

Sorsaia deletes previous comments about Guantanamo Bay prisoners

Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Sorsaia intends to delete earlier online comments he made about the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

On Monday afternoon, Sorsaia posted on his personal Facebook page to announce that he would delete...

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...

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