Kay Hurst resigns, prompting state Supreme Court to appoint senior status magistrate

Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility Supervisor Jan Cochran testifies at Friday's hearing in front of Magistrate Kay Hurst.

BUCKHANNON – Upshur County Magistrate Kay Hurst resigned Wednesday, making her the second of two Upshur County magistrates to leave their posts this month. Earlier in January, longtime magistrate J. Michael Coffman left his position to become the chief deputy […]

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Anticipating hosting festivals, more large-scale events, council invests in pavers to protect Jawbone Park’s grass

BUCKHANNON – City officials hope Jawbone Park grows in popularity as a regional event center in north-central West Virginia, but as that happens, they want to ensure the grass in the centrally located park keeps growing, too. On the heels […]

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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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DHHR announces Low Income Energy Assistance Program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning today, Monday, January 11, 2021, and ending at the close of business on January 29, 2021, or until funds are exhausted. The federally funded program assists eligible state […]

Health department to set up satellite office at City of Buckhannon’s new Street Department facility

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department will sublease office space from the City of Buckhannon to free up room in its main office for additional nursing staff to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Buckhannon City Council and the health department board […]

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City meets pushback from local DOH in attempt to plant wildflowers along seven-mile stretch of Route 33

BUCKHANNON – Despite pushback from the local West Virginia Division of Highways District, the City of Buckhannon is moving forward with plans to plant wildflowers in the median along a seven-mile stretch of Corridor H west of Kesling Mill Road. […]

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Kristie Tenney tapped as Upshur County Commission president for 2021

BUCKHANNON – Commissioner Kristie Tenney was voted in as Upshur County Commission President, taking the reins of the county governmental body during Thursday’s Jan. 7 meeting. Tenney said she was in her third year of a six-year term and this is the first time she had been appointed president. “This commission that is in place […]

Health department to hold by-appointment-only COVID-19 vaccine clinic Thursday, Friday

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department is now scheduling appointments for Upshur County residents ages 80 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday and Friday at the health department. Health department nurse director Sue McKisic said at least 150 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered to the health department sometime today. […]