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Lady Bucs cruise past PBHS

Posted: Sunday, Feb 1st, 2015
PHILIPPI -- Class AAA, No. 10 Buckhannon-Upshur moved to 12-3 on the season with a 53-35 road win at Philip Barbour on Wednesday night.
The Lady Bucs and first-year coach Jeremy Maxwell will remain on the road the next two games, battling Class AA, No. 10 Bridgeport at 6 p.m. today for a key Big 10 Conference matchup and

City could tweak fire fee increase

Posted: Sunday, Feb 1st, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- Problems with a proposed ordinance -- one that would increase fire protection fees based on a system of tiers -- have some city individuals scratching their heads and wracking their brains for answers.
With the new system, residents would pay a flat fee of either $3 or $5, based on their home's square footage. Businesses would also pay

Gas bills going...up?

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- Despite the steadily falling price of natural gas in a mild winter season, Mountaineer Gas Company has asked the W.Va. Public Service Commission for permission to increase rates for approximately 221,000 customers.
The current rate of $9.317 per MCF would increase to $9.563 if the company's request is approved by the PSC.

Body cams coming this spring

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- Thanks to the city's allocation of $14,000 to the Buckhannon Police Department last fall, all nine officers should don body cameras by April -- if the cameras come in by then.
Vista HD body cameras were announced as WatchGuard's newest product last fall. The BPD pre-ordered the cameras, but Police Chief Matt Gregory said WatchGuard has more

County admin returning to old job

Posted: Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- After about six months as the county administrator, Kelley Cunningham is returning to the position she left.
Commissioners accepted Cunningham's resignation as county administrator effective Jan. 31 and, following a brief executive session with prosecuting attorney David Godwin, approved her employment as an assistant prosecuting attorney at $75,600. This salary is comparable to what she was making before.

Pay more for fire protection?

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- Last week, city attorney David
McCauley gave council a draft of an ordinance that would increase the city's fire protection service fees after 30-plus years of residents paying a flat fee of $1.50 per month.
If passed in the future, the ordinance would establish tiered fees, based on the square footage of buildings, that both residents and

Governor picks new senator

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
CHARLESTON -- The newest state senator for the 11th District will be sworn in today at 10 a.m. at the Capitol.
After that, Greg Boso says he will be in the senate chambers for his first session at 11 a.m.

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