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Like it had never left

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014
PRUNTYTOWN, Carnival music, laughter, smiling faces and the smell of fresh fries, pizza and caramel apples filled the hills last week, as the Taylor County Fair made its way back into the county and our hearts.
"It was like it had never left," shared one attendee.
Stay tuned, as the Mountain Statesman will be providing pictures and results from

Back to school bash and a new library

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
Anna Jarvis Elementary School sponsored a Back to School Block Party Wednesday.
..."You are never bored when you have a book in your hand," noted Bruner.
...The school was grateful to Rite-Aid, Grafton KFC, Save-A-Lot, McDonalds, Wal-Mart, Hometown Hotdogs, Blueville Go-Mart and Family Dollar for being major contributors to the celebration.

Vacated corridors and empty rooms wage war for continued survival

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
GRAFTON - Emergency crews on scene stated that the fire was started on the third floor. Since there are no utilities connected to the building, the consensus was unanimous, the fire was set.
Crews from Grafton's Volunteer Fire Department were on scene first and worked quickly to quench the blaze. Soon thereafter, other Taylor County departments

A whole new world for Gunner

Posted: Monday, Aug 11th, 2014
GRAFTON, The Grafton Rotary Club donated $1,800 Wednesday afternoon to Variety's "My Bike" Program. The "My Bike" Program provides adaptive bikes to children with disabilities who meet the eligibility guidelines. The program services children within 10 counties in West Virginia and 15 in Western Pennsylvania.
Eligible youth must be a resident in Barbour, Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Marshall,

Three million for GCH

Posted: Friday, Aug 8th, 2014
GRAFTON, In spite of the fact that many of us have watched the financial failure and subsequent bankruptcy and closing of a nearby hospital, the City of Grafton is convinced that Grafton City Hospital is so essential, that they are willing to secure a $3,000,000 loan on its behalf.
Hospital Administrator Pat Shaw appeared before the Grafton City

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