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Jefferson County Parks & Recreation requests input on environmental assessment

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public input on a draft environmental assessment, in conjunction with a grant request for land purchase. The park board, at its regular meeting last week, discussed the possible expansion of Moulton Park, ...

County sets hearing for impact fee appeal

CHARLES TOWN — The Jefferson County Commission has designated its April 1 regular meeting as the time for a public hearing for an administrative appeal of the county’s impact fee coordinator’s decision by the Lowe Hospitality Group, that the conversion of the Quality Inn Hotel, at 70 ...

Plans underway for live entertainment at The Amp

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Jefferson County Parks and Recreation is planning for some live entertainment events at The Amp for 2021, following a year of cancellations in 2020. The department was successful in obtaining a summer concert series grant from the Levitt Foundation for the 2020 season. ...

Lupis named chief deputy of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

CHARLES TOWN — Lt. Victor Lupis has been tapped by Jefferson County Sheriff Tom Hansen to step into the role of chief deputy for the department. Lupis, a 19-year veteran of the department, now serves as the top assistant to the sheriff in leading the 34-officer department. “Chief Deputy ...

County hears budget requests, plans for fiscal year

CHARLES TOWN — Following a public information session last week, the Jefferson County Commission began budget hearings on Monday, to get a more detailed look at the requests coming in from county department heads and outside organizations. Last week’s informational session provided a brief ...

Purr-fect!: AWS Valentine’s fundraiser moves online

CHARLES TOWN — Those who support the Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society by attending their annual "Purr"fect Valentine Dinner and Auction can continue do so this year, although in a different fashion. For the past 11 years, the AWS has held their fundraiser, which included a dinner and ...

JCC hears residents’ thoughts on Impact Fee Study

CHARLES TOWN — The Jefferson County Commission heard from less than a dozen individuals during a public hearing on a draft Impact Fee Ordinance presented in December. The hearing, held last week, allowed members of the community to share their comments with the governing body regarding a ...

BOE changes stance on in-person learning at emergency meeting

CHARLES TOWN — In an emergency meeting last week, the Jefferson County Board of Education changed their decision on having students attend school in-person, as opposed to the planned virtual education format. The board had initially voted on Jan. 14 to keep students home, rather than follow ...