City attorney to assist police department in attaining accreditation; council nixes part-time police officer position

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon City Council voted to add two new people – one probationary police officer and one attorney – to the Buckhannon Police Department’s ranks at council’s meeting earlier this month. One will be enforcing the law and the […]

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Manchin urges utilization of increased funding and support for homeless students in West Virginia

Sen Joe Manchin

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged the Department of Education to swiftly implement additional support he secured in the year-end package to better assist students experiencing homelessness in West Virginia. Schools across the state have reported a significant increase in student homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senator said in part, “It is […]

Lucy Darlene Small

Obituary Lucy Small

Lucy Darlene Small, 56, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. She was born September 6, 1964, in Upshur County, W.Va., a daughter of the late William and Scottie Burrows Wilmoth. On April 16, 1983, she married James Small who survives of Buckhannon. Also surviving […]

Edward Earl Warner Jr.

Obituary Edward Warner

Edward Earl Warner, Jr., 55, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Saturday, January 16, 2021, at his home. He was born January 26, 1965, in Riversdale, Md., a son of Edward, Sr. and Joyce Trainer Warner of Buckhannon who survive. Also surviving are one brother, Steve Warner and wife Terry of Buckhannon; two nephews, Thomas Warner and […]

Shaun Kevin Jeffries

Obituary Shaun Jeffries

Shaun Kevin Jeffries, 43, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Friday, January 15, 2021, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, W.Va.  He was born May 31, 1977, in Upshur County, W.Va., a son of Betty Jeffries Casto who survives of Buckhannon. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Traci Moul of Buckhannon; […]

Mark Paul Griffin

Obituary Mark Griffin

Mark Paul Griffin, 57, died Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Holbrook Healthcare Center, where he had been a resident since March 2008.  He was born on December 24, 1963, in Beckley, W.Va., a son of the Rev. Mitchell L. Griffin, III, who survives at French Creek with wife Judy, and the late Patricia Ann […]

B-UHS’s new Communities in Schools facilitator Amy McMillan: ‘We are all connected’

BUCKHANNON – She’s a West Virginia native who’s worked in education systems in Colorado, Washington state and even Hawaii. But earlier this month, she found her place in one in her home state, right here in Upshur County. During the […]

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Inauguration ceremony scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

Gov Jim Justice

CHARLESTON, WV – The Office of Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the 2021 West Virginia Gubernatorial and Constitutional Officer Inauguration Ceremony will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, beginning at 1 p.m., on the North Side of the West Virginia Capitol Building. The ceremony will include the swearing in of the Governor, Secretary […]

Mon Health SJMH offering free vein screening

Mon Health SJMH

WESTON, W.Va. – On Monday, February 1, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH), in Weston, will offer a free vein screening. The screening provides information about the vein health of the patient and whether further service is needed to alleviate any problems.  Ferdinand C. Martinez, MD will conduct the screening. During the testing, patients will […]