Closing Arguments Heard For Trial Of Brian Houston

By Robert Bordelon

The trial of Brian Houston of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Greenbrier County Circuit Court will begin jury deliberations Tuesday, February 20, after closing arguments occurred late into the night of Friday, February 16. The jury heard testimony from nurses, neighbors, Houston, and the allegedly affected woman on Thursday and Friday, February 15 and 16, preparing them to decide if Houston is guilty or not during deliberations. Readers of The West Virginia Daily News should note this case deals with graphic content.

Read more in the Monday, February 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Police Thank Local For Help

By Ruth Caruthers

The White Sulphur Springs Police Department extended a word of thanks to local Bob White for assistance after seeing an officer in distress Sunday, February 18.

According to Partolman Zack Hudnall, during the process of apprehending a suspect after an alleged breaking and entering Sunday, White stopped his vehicle, approached the officer, and moved the suspect's weapon away from reach to help ensure the officer's safety.

Read more in the Monday, February 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Tennessee Man On Trial in Greenbrier County Accused Of Sexual Assault, Strangulation

By Robert Bordelon

The trial of Brian Houston of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, began in Greenbrier County Circuit Court under Judge Jennifer Dent Wednesday, February 14, and continues through Friday, February 16.

Houston was indicted in February 2017 on one count of sexual assault in the second degree, strangulation, and grand larceny in regard to alleged events occurring in Greenbrier County on December 16 and 17 of 2016.

Read more in the Friday, February 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board Of Education Meeting Spoke Of Notable Student Accomplishments

By Ruth Caruthers

Tuesday, February 13, was a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education.

First to speak was Lynne Bostic, director of elementary education, who presented students who were recent winners of the Greenbrier County 2017-18 Spelling Bee that took place at Eastern Greenrbier Middle School Wednesday, January 10.

Read more in the Thursday, February 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Declares FFA Week, Addresses Other Business

By Robert Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission held a regular meeting addressing a variety of topics Tuesday, February 13. Included on the agenda were National FFA Week, a presentation on the animal shelter annual report, changes to the Greenbrier County tow policy, upcoming bidding for continuing work on the proposed Greenbrier County SportsPlex, a presentation and proposal from the WV Hardwood Alliance Zone, a hazard mitigation grant application authorization from various communities in the county, and the upcoming bidding and work on the Sam Black Waterline Extension project.

The County Commission welcomed three students and members of National FFA Organization (FFA) program from Greenbrier East High School, Kiah Hill, Grace Sealey, and Tiersa Helvey, to address the commission on National FFA Week and the FFA's mission to forge the next great generation of farmers. The students spoke on their classes, their efforts outside of the classroom, and of their volunteer work.

Read more in the Wednesday, February 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs City Council Discusses Municipal Improvements

By Theresa Flerx

Improvement and development were on the minds of the White Sulphur Springs City Council during its regular meeting held on Monday, February 12.

On behlf of the Greater Greenbrier Valley Indivisible & Women's March - Lewisburg (also known as The Greenbrier Huddle), Celia McLay presented council with a check for $3,000 toward the Municpal Swimming Pool fund.

Read more in the Tuesday, February 13, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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