Charles Robert Tenney

Obituary Charles Tenney

Charles Robert Tenney, 82, of the Heaston Ridge Community died on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown.  He was born August 22, 1938, in Upshur County a son of the late Gohen A. and Josaline Phipps Tenney. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ilean […]

Betty F. Talbott

Obituary Betty Talbott

Betty F. Talbott, 88, of Buckhannon, W.Va. died Friday, October 16, 2020, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. She was born March 9, 1932, in Normantown, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Henry and Stella Ann Nutter Facemire. On July 24, 1954, she married B.L. “Rusty” Talbott who preceded her in death on […]

Schools in Upshur County will be closed a third straight week due to COVID-19

Schools in Upshur County will be closed to students through at least Oct. 24 due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases. This is the third straight week that Upshur County schools have been forced to close. Upshur County is categorized as orange on the official Saturday map released by the West Virginia Department of […]

Gov. Justice celebrates innovative broadband expansion to businesses by service-disabled veteran-owned West Virginia company

Gov Jim Justice

CHARLESTON, WV – Today, Gov. Jim Justice congratulated Alpha Technologies, a service-disabled veteran-owned West Virginia company, for crossing the finish line on a major fiber expansion project in the Kanawha Valley, which was completed thanks to support from several of the Governor’s broadband initiatives. “I’ve said many times that broadband is monumental to our future […]

Gov. Justice announces additional improvements to fall trout stocking method; directs WVDNR to add lakes to stocking list

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has directed the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) to implement additional improvements to its fall trout stocking method. Anglers will have more opportunities than ever to enjoy West Virginia fishing trips this year, with the addition of two lakes to the stocking schedule, and with trout being stocked in state parks and […]

BOE approves funding new sound and lighting system for theater, choral and band students

FRENCH CREEK – For years – approximately 50 years – the theater, choral and band programs at Buckhannon-Upshur High School have worked with a subpar sound and lighting system. But on Tuesday, choral and theater instructor Jeremiah Smallridge and instrumental […]

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Fairmont State University successfully executes Phase I of COVID surveillance testing

Fairmont State University

In response to a mandate by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, Fairmont State University launched the first phase of a campus wide COVID-19 Surveillance Testing initiative on Monday, October 12. The Phase I testing group was comprised of 10% of the on-campus population, including individuals from the student and employee populations.  Saliva-based tests were self-administered […]

Upshur County returns to orange with six new COVID-19 cases Saturday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Saturday that 221 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State, including a net increase of six cases in Upshur County. Saturday’s update in Upshur County removed one confirmed case from Oct. 10; removed two probable cases and added a confirmed case […]