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Commissioners look ahead to 2021

CHARLES TOWN — With its first meeting in 2021 this week, the Jefferson County Commission is looking ahead at what will be their focus for the coming year. The five-member governing body will see two new members as Tricia Jackson and Steve Stolipher begin their six-year terms on the ...

Speedway Motors coming to Jefferson County

KEARNEYSVILLE — Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday that Speedway Motors will be locating a distribution center in Kearneysville. The company, founded in 1952, is a family owned business started by “Speedy” Bill Smith, providing a broad selection of high-quality, affordable automotive parts ...

A Christmas catastrophe

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department put out a fire in the basement of 871 Morgan Grove Road on Christmas morning. The homeowner and her family spent the weekend in a local motel, thanks to the American Red Cross, as her home is now without electricity or plumbing, ...

Pappy Van Winkle auction remembers founder, raises funds

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- One of Shepherdstown's great tragedies this past summer, was the loss of Shepherdstown Liquors owner Mohsen Sadeghzadeh, resulting from injuries sustained in a car accident. For the six weeks after his death, his business was run by its manager, Whitney Master, until its new ...

Five female JCESA employees complete training

RANSON — Five women who have completed the requirements for certification in Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2 and Hazardous Materials training gathered Tuesday at the Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency for a brief recognition ceremony -- Kaila Napier, Brittany McLaughlin, Ciara Schult, ...

Dougherty concludes decades of public service

KEARNEYSVILLE -- Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty concluded his term in office at the end of 2020, after having served as the lead law enforcement officer and county treasurer since 2013. Dougherty was appointed to the seat following the resignation of Sheriff Bobby Shirley. He was then ...

Storefront style

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Winners of Christmas in Shepherdstown's business Christmas decoration contest this year were, Kimo Art Gallery, winner of first place; Betty's Restaurant, winner of second place; and German Street Marketplace, winner of third place. Each business was awarded with the honor on ...