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Parkview home a total loss

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
This home in Parkview burnt Friday afternoon. Neighbors reported that the owners were not home at the time of the fire. The structure was a complete loss. The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, Thornton Volunteer Fire Department, Taylor County Emergency Squad, West Virginia State Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Department were all on scene.

Final Turn This Town Around meeting Monday

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
GRAFTON - The Turn This Town Around Program is coming to an end. But as one great program comes to an end, another is prepared to continue the work. All Aboard Grafton has been working very hard to organize a wonderful send-off for the final meeting of Turn This Town Around Monday evening.
The final meeting of

Taylor County Middle School Wins Best-in-State

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
GRAFTON - Student teams from Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) and Parkersburg High School have earned the title of "Best in State" in the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a national competition in which students design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities.
When they first started the project they tended

All Aboard Grafton appoints “Shark Tank”

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
GRAFTON - As All Aboard Grafton prepares to take over where Turn This Turn Around leaves off, participants choose five individuals to serve on a committee that will review proposed projects, and then forward projects meeting program requirements to grant providers, much like that which was down through the Hub with Turn This Town Around. Since proposed funding would be

Continued success for Rotary Penny Wars at GHS

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
GRAFTON, Any coach will tell you, competition is an amazing motivator. Coach Rich Bord's AA Senior class seized such an opportunity recently to win Rotary's Penny Wars fundraiser at Grafton High School. During the week of Penny Wars, students collected $805, with Coach Bord's winning class contributing over $106, 13% of the overall total.
Rotary and school officials

Magistrate Lucas announces retirement

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
GRAFTON, Taylor County Magistrate James Leonard Lucas announced that he would retire March 31. Magistrate Lucas has served in the position since August 1988. Lucas noted that it has been a tremendous honor to serve the citizens of Taylor County, and thanks everyone for placing their trust in him over the past 26 years.
Circuit Court Judge Alan D.

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