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Taylor County Commission updated on local LEPC

Modified: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016
GRAFTON--The Taylor County Commission made motions concerning the Taylor County Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Shaunda Rauch, Taylor County LEPC Information Coordinator, presented the commission with the LEPC member roster and bylaws for approval on Tuesday evening.
"We have been operating off of these bylaws to make sure that they are properly functioning," said Rauch. "We wanted to make sure they
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Wreck on 119 sends one to Ruby Memorial Hospital on Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016
GRAFTON--The Taylor County Sheriff's Department responded to a vehicle accident yesterday afternoon involving a tractor trailer.
According to a deputy, officials were called to the scene on U.S. Route 119 North at approximately 12:20 p.m.
The deputy reports that Lynn Snoderly, of Kingwood, was traveling south in a 2015 Freightliner, when he crossed over the double yellow lines into the
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Model Railroad Society plans to offer a look into Grafton’s past

Posted: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016
GRAFTON--Members of the Grafton Model Railroad Society presented their program about the society's work to the Grafton Rotary Club, on Wednesday.
The society's President, Artie Frank has a great passion for trains, as well as railroads.
"It has been a life-long hobby of mine," said Frank. "I'm 62 years old, and received my first train set at just 14 months
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West Virginia Mountaineer talks to students at West Taylor Elementary

Posted: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016
GRAFTON--West Taylor Elementary School welcomed the West Virginia University Mountaineer, Troy Clemons, to the school for an assembly on Tuesday.
Clemons, spoke to the students pre k through fourth about working hard to achieve your dreams.
Jamison Fisher, Principal of West Taylor Elementary, said it was great to have such an awesome role model come to the school to speak
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BOE discusses recent AJES score

Posted: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016
GRAFTON--Taylor County Board of Education met on Tuesday to discuss plans for Anna Jarvis Elementary School.
Board member, Douglas Flohr addressed the board with an update from Anna Jarvis Elementary School regarding the recent A-F grading system released from the West Virginia Board of Education.
Flohr met with Mrs. Spadafore and Ms. Proudfoot who are both teachers from Anna
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Proposed sports complex land officially in flood hazard plain

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
GRAFTON--Area residents are seeking answers to rumors about the possibility of a sports complex in Taylor County.
Multiple residents have indicated that they were told that the Taylor County Commission had been given land at the intersection of Routes 50 West and 250 North, in the Pruntytown area of the county, to be used as a site for a sports
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GHS launches a season of giving

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
GRAFTON--Grafton High School will be launching a holiday food drive today, sponsored by the GHS Student Council.
The food drive begins today and will run through next Wednesday (Dec. 14).
"The holiday season isn't simply about what you get under your Christmas tree," said Student Body President Zac Fancher. "It is also about what you can do to help those
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White Front Toy run benefits Forgotten Angel

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
GRAFTON--White Front Tavern and Grill teamed up with North Central Community Action's Forgotten Angel Program to provide toys to local children in need.
Bikers rode into town, with Santa in tow, at approximately 2:15 p.m., on Saturday to deliver a trailer filled with toys to the Forgotten Angel Program.
According to Kelly Turoczi, owner of White Front, the tavern held
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Flemington gears up for annual community Christmas celebration

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
FLEMINGTON-- The town of Flemington will be holding its' Annual Christmas Party on Dec. 10.
The party will be held at the Flemington Community Building from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
According to one of the party's coordinators, Olive Ricketts, kids of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun and there is no need to register or
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Taylor County Arts Council seeking bidders for Festival of Trees silent auction

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
GRAFTON--The Taylor County Arts Council, along with the Taylor County Collaborative Resource Network, are hosting their annual Festival of Trees, where beautifully decorated Christmas Trees will be auctioned off and sold to the highest bidder.
One of the trees features 37 astonishing stained glass ornaments, topped with an angel.
Others are decorated with things like baking supplies, and candy.
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GHS Theater Club to present ‘This is a Test’ Dec 7-8

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
GRAFTON--The cast and crew of Grafton High School's Theater Club will be performing a play, This Is a Test by Stephen Gregg, in the GHS auditorium December 8-9, at 7 p.m.
The GHS Theater members have put in long hours perfecting their lines and working on stage design and costumes.
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The Christmas Season has arrived in Grafton

Posted: Sunday, Dec 4th, 2016
GRAFTON--On Friday evening members of the community gathered downtown for First Friday events before Mayor Peggy Barney flipped the switch for the town's Third Annual Light up the Night, event.
Numerous business downtown opened their doors with special events and store discounts.
The Grafton Model Railroad Society had a display set up in Horizon's Church and at the Historical
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Grafton’s first ever World AIDS Day Celebration deemed successful

Posted: Sunday, Dec 4th, 2016
GRAFTON--Grafton's first ever World AIDS Day celebration, held at the International Mother's Day Shrine Thursday evening, was deemed a success.
The Taylor County Arts Council hosted the event, which featured speakers including Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, as well as performances by The Charleston Gay Men's Chorale and Countertenor Andrey Nemzer.
According to Ron Curry, the celebration's Master of Ceremonies,
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Holiday events held at Wallace B. Murphy

Posted: Sunday, Dec 4th, 2016
GRAFTON--Wallace B. Murphy Nursing Care Facility would like to extend their gratitude to all of the businesses, organizations and individuals who helped make their last two major holiday activities possible. 
 At the end of October, the Nursing home hosted a trick-or-treat event for local children and their residents. 
The evening included children in their Halloween best, as well as
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All Aboard Grafton opens new headquaters

Posted: Sunday, Dec 4th, 2016
GRAFTON--All Aboard Grafton held their first meeting in their new headquarters, located at 121 West Main St., on Thursday afternoon.
Before the meeting was called to order, a ceremonial ribbon cutting took place to dedicate the new location.
City Manager Kevin Stead, Mayor Peggy Barney, Vice Mayor Brenda Thompson and All Aboard Grafton Board Member David Cantu cut the
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Santa’s Candyland candy hunt sweet treat for the kids

Posted: Sunday, Dec 4th, 2016
GRAFTON-- Children from all over the community gathered at the Maple Ave. Playground Thursday evening at 6 p.m. for Santa's third Annual Candy Land Candy Hunt.
According to City Manager Kevin Stead, over 2,000 pieces of candy, including, Kit Kats, Snickers, peanut butter cups, M&Ms and candy canes, were distributed throughout the playground with the help of ten volunteers.
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FBLA to host winter carnival

Posted: Sunday, Dec 4th, 2016
GRAFTON--Grafton High School's Future Business Leaders of America will be hosting a Winter Carnival on Friday, December 16, at the Grafton Social Center.
The event will kick off at 5 p.m., and will wrap up at 9 p.m.
According to FBLA members, the carnival will have plenty of crafts, games, and prizes for anyone thirteen and under.
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Boy Scout Troop Six spreads warmth through the downtown Grafton area

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
GRAFTON--A local Boy Scout Troop spent Tuesday evening giving back to the community in a unique way.
Boy Scout Troop Six, lead by Scoutmaster Randy Lewis, gathered downtown with bags filled with winter hats, gloves, scarves and even winter socks. The group met to hang the bags throughout town, with the permission of City Manager, Kevin Stead.
Each
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Somethin’ Country welcomes Lauralyn’s Christmas Villiage during the holidays

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
GRAFTON--Grafton's annual hometown Christmas just welcomed its newest miniature attraction in the form of Lauralyn Wittek's Christmas Village.
Consisting of over 100 houses, cars, carousels, ships and so much more, the village has something for everyone.
According to Wittek, the village's owner, originally from New York, it took nearly two weeks and 23 hours of labor to
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Responsible goverment lecture slated for January at the the public library

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
GRAFTON--Gary DuBois, a Taylor County resident will be conducting a DVD lecture series on responsible government, at the Taylor County Public Library.
The DVD lecture series is scheduled to start Jan. 2 The class will be held each Monday night, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
DuBois said his hope is to provide an opportunity for local residents to educate themselves on
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WV Caring’s “Light up a Life” event draws crowd

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
GRAFTON--West Virginia Caring, formerly Hospice Care Corporation, held a tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, at Grafton City Hospital.
According to a press release, the ceremony was apart of the "Light up a Life" event. The event is held annually and began in November, with various tree lighting ceremonies held throughout West Virginia.
The event is held in remembrance or
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Miss West Virginia USA 2017 talks to the girls at TCMS about being positive role models

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
GRAFTON--Miss West Virginia USA 2017 Lauren Roush talked to fifth-eighth grade girls at Taylor County Middle School, on Monday afternoon.
Roush gave a presentation to the girls that consisted of 19 things she would tell her younger self.
According to Roush, this was her sixth time doing the presentation for the youth in WV, but it was only her second
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Arts and Treasures celebrating five years, annouce plans for the future

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
GRAFTON--Arts and Treasures, located at 40 W. Main Street, will be celebrating their fifth anniversary this weekend, and the owners announce big plans for the future.
In honor of the event, the stores owners will be offering a storewide 15 percent off discount to all of their customers on both Friday and Saturday.
There will also be gift basket
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Woman’s Club of Grafton members walked the catwalk during fall fashion show and reception

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
GRAFTON--The Woman's Club of Grafton recently held a fall fashion show and reception featuring outfits and accessories from the Christopher & Banks/CJ Banks collections.
During their meeting Tuesday evening, women from the club donned outfits from the collections and strutted their stuff on the catwalk.
"It was a fun event," said club president, Judy Collett. "It always amazes me how
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Local residents to take part in MAC Glee concert

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
MORGANTOWN-- The Monongalia Arts Center is sponsoring a concert with MAC Glee, a community chorus, on Sunday, Dec 11, at 2 p.m.
The concert will take place at the Avery United Methodist Church, located at 1152 Cheat Rd. with a $5 donation suggested as an entry fee.
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Officials at PCC looking for escaped inmate

Posted: Sunday, Nov 27th, 2016
PRUNTYTOWN--Officials from Pruntytown Correctional Center are looking for an escaped inmate.
Yesterday morning, Michael Stephen Beavis escaped from the custody of the West Virginia Division of Corrections, Pruntytown Correctional Center.
Beavis is described as a white male, 5'5" tall and weight approximately 145 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and wears glasses.

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Grafton gears up for holiday celebrations

Posted: Sunday, Nov 27th, 2016
GRAFTON--The City of Grafton invites you to come and celebrate the magic of the Christmas season, with an array of events planned to accommodate all ages.
 Santa's Third Annual Candy Land Candy Hunt, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., at the Maple Avenue Playground.
The youth of the community will search the playground with only
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EMS Authority heard multiple concerns during monthly meeting

Posted: Sunday, Nov 27th, 2016
GRAFTON--The Taylor County Emergency Medical Services Authority held their monthly meeting recently, and heard concerns from members of the Taylor County EMS.
Geoff Marshall, President of the EMS Authority, said they had received some complaints from members of the Taylor County EMS and that he felt like they needed to be dealt in in-house.
"I don't think it's the authority's
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Ron Curry named as 2016 Outstanding Democrat of the Year

Posted: Sunday, Nov 27th, 2016
GRAFTON--A Local resident and member of the Taylor County Arts Council, Ronald L. Curry, was named as the Taylor County Outstanding Democrat of the Year for 2016.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin joined with Democratic leaders from throughout West Virginia in honoring Curry as one of West Virginia's Outstanding Democrats of the Year.
Curry was recognized at the 2016 Jefferson-Jackson
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Anna Jarvis students learned about Thanksgiving in creative ways

Posted: Sunday, Nov 27th, 2016
GRAFTON­--Every teacher at Anna Jarvis Elementary School incorporated Thanksgiving into their curriculum, encouraging students to be creative, while they worked towards mastery on West Virginia College and Career Readiness Standards.
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Grafton set to help celebrate World AIDS Day with innagural celebration

Posted: Sunday, Nov 27th, 2016
GRAFTON---- The Taylor County Arts Council will be hosting a World Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Day event on Dec. 1.
The event is the first of its kind to take place in Grafton, and will be held at the International Mother's Day Shrine, beginning at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
According to Ron Curry, a member
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