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City: Overtime tops $225k

Posted: Sunday, Jan 15th, 2017
BUCKHANNON -- The City of Buckhannon spent nearly $230,000 on police and firefighter overtime pay in 2016, according to city records.
Director of finance and administration Amberle Jenkins said the police department had paid out $80,184.70 in overtime to the nine officers, an average of $8,909 per officer. Jenkins also said the city paid $148,012.18 during the 2016 calendar

Are city council members dictators?

Posted: Saturday, Jan 14th, 2017
BUCKHANNON -- Will community members be able to drink mimosas as early as 10 a.m. on Sundays or will they have to continue to abstain until 1 p.m.? That is the question Buckhannon City Council continued to debate at their most recent meeting Thursday evening.
Although the so-called "brunch bill" -- which would have allowed restaurants in Upshur County

City’s purchase of former cinema/bar is official

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
BUCKHANNON -- The City of Buckhannon signed the formal agreement Tuesday to purchase the former Club Bobcat property.
The Main Street building was most recently the home to Club Bobcat but has housed several bars over the years.

Second circuit judge takes place on the bench

Posted: Monday, Jan 9th, 2017
BUCKHANNON -- The newest 26th Judicial Circuit judge was sworn in Tuesday morning.
Judge Kurt Hall won election to the Division 2 seat in the May primary. Judicial races are now non-partisan and elected in the May. However, those elected to
the office do not take their positions until Jan. 1 of the following year.

Temporary county clerk has 18 years of experience

Posted: Thursday, Jan 5th, 2017
BUCKHANNON -- The Upshur County Commission went with experience when choosing a 30-day successor to fill the county clerk position.
The commissioners voted Thursday to appoint Carol Smith, deputy county clerk and bookkeeper, to the position after Debbie Thacker Wilfong passed away last week.

County clerk passes away at age 62

Posted: Thursday, Jan 5th, 2017
BUCKHANNON -- Upshur County's long-serving county clerk died Thursday after a long illness, leaving those in the community reeling.
Debbie Thacker Wilfong, 62, was first hired in the Upshur County Clerk's office on Oct. 1, 1973 and won election as county clerk in 1992. She began her first term on Jan. 1, 1993, according to county administrator Carrie Wallace.

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