Monthly Archives: September 2013

Board of Education Meeting

By Amber Bass The Board of Education met September 16, 2013 at 6:00pm. The agenda and previous meeting minutes were approved. Connie Kinder, gifted services teacher, submitted her resignation and it was accepted by the board. There was no mention of this position being filled. Four...

Historical Society Meeting

Because the Clay County Library was closed during a temporary power outage, the Clay County Landmarks Commission and Historical Society held its September 4, 2013 meeting in the home of President Jerry Stover. Present were Eloise Boggs, Karen Burdette, Tom Samples, Vicky Samples, Danny...

House Votes to Cut Food Stamp Benefits to Millions

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to cut funding to SNAP, the food stamp program, by $40 billion over the next two years, kicking nearly four million people off the program. This bill would have harsh impacts for West Virginia families since almost half...

Oh, Deer! Crashes Involving Deer Highest During Fall Months

Allstate auto claim data shows vehicle collisions with animals spike in frequency from October through December. Thirty eight percent of claims from animal collisions occur in the last three months of the year with more than 13,000 recorded animal strikes in the month of...

AFT Charter Information

AFT-West Virginia represents all teachers and school service personnel in public schools. We represent the interests of teachers, counselors, librarians, custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, nurses, classroom aides, clerical employees, and the other men and women who work so hard to make our schools work....

Half of WV Carbon Pollution from Five Power Plants

By Dan Heyman Half of West Virginia’s greenhouse pollution comes from just five large power plants, according to a report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center. The report lists the largest carbon polluters nationwide and the five West Virginia plants made the top 100. Jim...

Poverty Unchanged for Fifth Year Middle-Class Income Stagnant

More than 320,000 West Virginians lived in poverty in 2012, including nearly 90,000 children, according to today’s release of the 2012 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau. The income and poverty data released show the continued struggle for thousands of families in...

Weird in the News – September 25th, 2013

MILTON, West Virginia- Firefighter John Buckland, dressed as Batman for his “Heroes 4 Hire” business, saw smoke rising from a nearby house while he was teaching a group of kids. He and Captain America (Troy Marcum) rushed into the Milton, West Virginia house and...

Arlene Elizabeth Walker

Clay, WV - Arlene Elizabeth Walker, 94, of Clay entered into rest Sunday, September 15, 2013. Born March 24, 1919 in Dorfee, she was the daughter of the late Walter Pierson Sr. and Anna Margret (Legg). In addition to her parents, she is also preceded...

Britt Combs, Sr.

Gauley Bridge, WV - Britt Combs, Sr., 95, of Gauley Bridge passed away Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Ansted Center. He was a laborer for Union and Carbide of Alloy. Born June 23, 1918 in Harlan, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Buck...


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