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Taylor County Board of Education bids farewell to Bob Maynard

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
PRUNTYTOWN, The 2015/2016 school year will see quite a few changes in Taylor County Ö a new Superintendent, Kathy Green; a new Assistant Superintendent, Pam Gallaher; and Principal Matt Keener will move from West Taylor Elementary School to the Taylor County Middle School. But, with all the excitement from the upcoming changes and the development of a new school

Multiple-vehicle accident on Rt. 119 N.

Modified: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
Emergency crews were surprised to arrive on scene, of what was a reported one-car accident, with the vehicle on its top, Friday. Upon arrival, they found a pickup in the ditch, a smashed-up sedan, and a coal truck on its side. Both the Taylor and Flemington EMS were on scene and transported patients. Also on scene was

Safety Day at TCMS a huge success!

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
PRUNTYTOWN, Safety is an enormous concern of every sound-minded individual. Unfortunately, the choices made don't always follow the safe path. The Progressive Agriculture Foundation, State Farm, Taylor County Farm Bureau, and several local agencies united their efforts earlier this month to sponsor Farm Safety Day.
According to literature presented, it has been 20 years since the formation of

Celebrating 100 years of 4-H camping

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
FETTERMAN - In 2015, WVU Extension Service celebrates the 100th anniversary of 4-H camping, a legacy that began in 1915, when a small group of boys and girls gathered at Jackson Crouch's farm in Randolph County for the world's first 4-H camp, "Camp Good Luck." 4-H camping in Taylor County started in 1928, in the Lost Run area.

Outdoor smoking ban proposal raises questions about enforcement and citizensí rights

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
GRAFTON - In Taylor County, smoking is banned in all indoor public places, but lighting up outside is legal almost everywhere. The PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) Coalition of Taylor County presented a proposal prohibiting tobacco use in Grafton parks and public spaces to the Grafton City Council at their regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday (June 16) evening.

4-Hers learn the science behind the sport of zip-lining

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
MORGANTOWN - On May 31, seven 4-H members from Taylor County traveled to the WVU Research Forest near Coopers Rock to learn the science behind the sport of zip lining.† These members got to take the Canopy Tour through Adventure WV. Afterward they discussed the physics behind the tour and calculated their speed for the final section of the zip-line

Letís celebrate West Virginia!

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
GRAFTON - West Virginia is among the few states to observe its own birthday as an official holiday, with citizens statewide pausing to honor June 20 as the day when, in 1863, Mountaineers became truly free. While observed informally since the state's creation, West Virginia Day became an official holiday by act of the legislature in 1927.
In 1963, West

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