Council approves acquisition of old bank drive-thru lot
City engineer Jay Hollen outlines a plan for the 1.03-acre lot on Madison Street, where the old Chase Bank drive-thru was once located. The city approved a purchase agreement in which it will pay $200,000 in exchange for Citizens Bank, which currently owns the lot, donating $100,000 to the SYCC capital campaign for a new multi-purpose facility.

Council approves acquisition of old bank drive-thru lot

BUCKHANNON – City officials say they would use the acre of land on which the old Chase Bank drive-thru was located to construct additional restroom facilities, a picnic area, more…

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Proposed city purchase of old Madison Street bank drive-thru could yield $100,000 for new SYCC addition
Mayor David McCauley, at right, announces a proposed agreement between the City of Buckhannon and Citizens Bank of West Virginia that would provide funding for the new SYCC gymnasium-auditorium. Also pictured is city recorder Randy Sanders.

Proposed city purchase of old Madison Street bank drive-thru could yield $100,000 for new SYCC addition

BUCKHANNON – A potential agreement between the City of Buckhannon and a local bank could result in the bank investing $100,000 in the Stockert Youth & Community Center’s new auditorium-gymnasium.…

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Violations of two-hour parking policy still presenting a problem for some downtown business owners
Sweet-A-Licious owner Michelle Jack addresses a downtown parking issue at Thursday's Consolidated Public Works Board meeting.

Violations of two-hour parking policy still presenting a problem for some downtown business owners

BUCKHANNON – A business owner on Main Street said there have been multiple cars parked in the two-hour parking zones for up to 10 hours. Michelle Jack, the owner of…

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City council to consider $5 million budget
Police chief Matt Gregory outlines a SWOT analysis as part of his 2020-2021 fiscal year budget presentation at a Buckhannon City Council working meeting Tuesday morning.

City council to consider $5 million budget

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon has about $1 million more revenue dollars to work with as it delves into the 2021 fiscal year budgeting process, thanks to the 1…

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City council agrees to support medical marijuana production
Upshur County Development Authority Executive Director Rob Hinton asks council to draft a letter in support of two businesses that want to produce medical marijuana in Upshur County.

City council agrees to support medical marijuana production

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon on Thursday pledged to write letters in support of two medical marijuana businesses looking to establish their headquarters in Upshur County. Upshur County Development…

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Buckhannon Water Board: April summit with PSDs to address potable water loss
Pictured, from left, are city recorder Randy Sanders and Water Board members mayor David McCauley and Erasmo Rizo.

Buckhannon Water Board: April summit with PSDs to address potable water loss

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon Water Board hopes to organize a water summit with Upshur County public service districts in April. At the Feb. 13 city Water Board meeting,…

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Roaring Twenties roll through Event Center as Create Buckhannon hosts annual dinner
The Event Center at Brushy Fork was converted into a 'speakeasy' of sorts as attendees of Create Buckhannon's annual elimination dinner competed for best costume during the gala, which was Roaring Twenties-themed. Pictured, from left, are Dusty Zickefoose, Jason Jack, Heather Anderson, Pam Bucklew and Chuck Bucklew.

Roaring Twenties roll through Event Center as Create Buckhannon hosts annual dinner

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BUCKHANNON -- Create Buckhannon hosted its annual elimination dinner Friday night at the Event Center at Brushy Fork. Aaron Harris auctions off a variety of items during Friday's dinner. Each…

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City to decline county’s $15K appropriation for fire department
Buckhannon Fire Chief J.B. Kimble delivers his monthly report at city council's Feb. 6 meeting.

City to decline county’s $15K appropriation for fire department

BUCKHANNON – City officials on Thursday voted to decline a $15,000 appropriation from the Upshur County Commission earmarked for the Buckhannon Fire Department, citing fears that accepting the money would…

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Ordinance banning awarding of live animals passes despite questions from Strawberry Festival Board
City recorder Randy Sanders, at right, discusses an ordinance that bans the awarding of live animals as prizes at carnivals in the city. Also pictured is councilman Robbie Skinner.

Ordinance banning awarding of live animals passes despite questions from Strawberry Festival Board

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon City Council passed on second reading an ordinance banning the awarding of live animals as prizes in carnival games Thursday – but not without some debate. West…

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