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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.

How would you spend $10M?

Posted: Sunday, Jan 18th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- West Virginia Wesleyan College has a number of renovations planned for the next three years. Some will come from their Title III grant -- which will award the college $10 million over five years -- and some will come from routine fundraising, but all upgrades will move the college closer to its goals for its 125th anniversary and

Villagomez gets four decades in prison for second degree murder

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- The former restaurant owner who paid for the murder of a man allegedly having an affair with his wife received the maximum sentence in Upshur County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
Rodolfo "Chino" Villagomez Correa, 34, previously pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree and conspiracy to commit murder, both felonies, for the murder of Joshua Oberg.

Change in Charleston

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 13th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- A new state senator from Upshur County will begin his first term Wednesday.
Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Upshur, defeated Greg Tucker in the November election.
For the first time in 83 years, there is a Republican majority in the state legislature.

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