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Emergency meeting

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
GRAFTON- Grafton City Council held an emergency meeting Thursday, to discuss the building, formerly known as the Grafton Middle School. The structure, located at 225 West Washington Street, was under consideration for a partial demolition.
...The back walls of the building are now standing with no support because of the latest collapse.
...The owner of the building lives

Little League field gets facelift

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
GRAFTON- Soon, they will be playing on a field like the Major Leagues! Several volunteers made their way to Anna Jarvis (AJ) Elementary School early Saturday morning.
With heavy machines, power washers, brushes, paint, 200 bags of a clay conditioner and containers of homemade food in hand, they began some much needed repairs to the field and concession area

“Third world country road conditions”

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
GRAFTON, "Have you busted a tire in a pothole too?"
...Because of the growing concern with local roads conditions, the Taylor County Commission welcomed Monongalia County Commissioner Eldon A. Collen to a recent meeting to discuss his program.
... In doing so, Collen stated that the department of highways (DOH) and the state have agreed to match

Tygart Beach may not open

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
GRAFTON- Soon, Taylor County residents will be listening to the Beach Boys, sipping on a tropical drink and hopefully, cruising to the beach in their daddy's T-Bird.
...The facility will also include many recreational sports. Besides swimming, guests will have the ability to rent kayaks, play horseshoes, enjoy a full sand volleyball court and join in the long-standing sport

Larry L. Davis

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
Larry L. Davis, age 70, of Paul Davis Road, Independence, WV passed away suddenly on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.
He was born May 4, 1943 in Grafton, WV a son of the late Paul Dee Davis and Elizabeth Maude (Matthew) Davis.
He is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Sue Toothman and husband Charles

Awareness used as tool to advocate prevention

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
GRAFTON, Several local residents gathered with elected officials and advocate offices to recognize the continued effort to prevent abuse. In addition to the pinwheel gardens that are popping up throughout the county, Taylor County Partners in Prevention, the Taylor County Family Recourse Network, the Taylor County Extension Service and the Taylor County RDVIC united their efforts for the raising

In Memory of Gavin…

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
GRAFTON- His story touched the hearts of a town, and his fight prompted thousands of "strong" people to take a stand. Before long, this little boy's courageous journey was known in homes around the world.
After receiving the dreaded news of his diagnosis, instead of being sad or giving up, Gavin decided he was going to be strong,

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