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Standing room only for AJ’s Christmas program

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
GRAFTON - Anna Jarvis Elementary was overflowing Monday evening for the second, third and fourth grades Christmas program. Parents, grandparents and loved ones gathered together to listen to the angelic voices of the youth sing beloved, traditional holiday songs, as well as, a few new selections. Music Specialist, Duretha Mayle, lead the evening's performance, her first at Anna

A First Responder’s Christmas

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
GRAFTON - It was red lights and sirens from Anna Jarvis Elementary to Wal-Mart Wednesday evening, but not for what you might think. Local emergency response vehicles were lit up to kick off this year's "First Responder's Christmas". First responders, including law enforcement, military, emergency squad, fire department, correctional officers and a cadre of community volunteers gathered together

Wildcats meet Saver-Tooth-Tiger

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
FLEMINGTON, It was a joyous surprise for the Wildcat students at Flemington Elementary School (FES) last week, when Fairmont Federal Credit Union's mascot the Saver-Tooth-Tiger paid them a visit.
FES students were gathered in the cafeteria to witness the $1,010.00 donation check from Fairmont Federal Credit Union AVP of Marketing Stacey Harvey, to the school's principal Jeanne Gren.

‘Tis the season

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
GRAFTON, "Oh come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant…O come ye, O come ye to Gra-a-afton."
The Christmas season began in Grafton Thursday evening with Santa's Candyland Candy Hunt at Maple Avenue Playground, where children brought flashlights and bags to hunt for over 2,500 pieces of holiday candy.
Friday evening, many gathered downtown for the holiday festivities, and Grafton's First

Platinum Award for five consecutive years

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
GRAFTON, Taylor County Sheriff's Department recently received AAA's Platinum Award for enforcement efforts and activities to make communities safer, its fifth consecutive year.
The award ceremony took place at The Hilton and Garden Inn in Bridgeport last month, where several city, county and state departments from across the mountain state were present. Awards that were possible included, the Platinum, Gold,

Parade and toy giveaway have moved to Monday

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
GRAFTON, As Mother Nature threatens to dump barrels of rainwater upon Grafton's proposed Christmas festivities, officials scamper to move activities. Mountain Statesman staff met with members of Turn This Town Around, All Aboard Grafton and several City of Grafton officials and decided that moving Grafton's Memorial Tree Lighting, Christmas Parade and Gigantic Toy Giveaway until Monday, December 8, would

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