Greenbrier County Man Found Guilty Of Sexual Abuse In The Third Degree

By Robert Bordelon

A Greenbrier County man has been found guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree against a four-year-old girl after his plea hearing on Tuesday, August 28. Clarence Danley Jr, 68, plead no contest to the charge, and the court found him guilty of the offense.

In November of 2017, Danley was sentenced for a conviction of felony first degree sexual assault and is currently serving a sentence of imprisonment for one to five years and 25 years of probation after being released. According to the prosecution, after Danley was initially indicted in early 2015 for that offense, the Child and Youth Advocacy Center (CYAC) conducted a forensic interview with the four-year-old victim, whom Danley babysat.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 29, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Powell Charged After Poison Attempt

By Leah Tuckwiller

Emily Powell, 25, of Alderson, has been arrested and charged with attempting to kill or injure by poison following a series of events spanning more than a month.

According to the criminal complaint, on August 14, Cpl. McClintic of the Lewisburg Police Department contat West Virginia State Trooper First Class C.M. Wade, asking to confer with him. McClintic advied that he had seen the victim, with whom he had previously become acquaninted while off duty, at the Lewisburg Police Department that day.

Read more in the Wedesday, August 29, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Smoot Man Charged With Stangulation

By Theresa Flerx 

A Smoot man was arrested on charges ofstranguatlion and demoestic battery stemming from reported violance against his parents on Sunday, August 26 and Monday, August 27.

Greenbrier County Sheriff's Deputy S.W. Hudnall was called to the home of Theodore "Teddy" Franklin Shafran IV, 28, around 6:19 p.m. Monday ater Shafran's mother call 911 to report that her son used methampetamine, had threatened her and that he had a knife, acording to a criminal complaint.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 29, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartans Shutout Mavericks In Opener

By Brandon Baker

Midway through the first half of the Greenbrier East Spartans football game with James Monroe, longtime Spartan play-by-play announcer Jeff Campbell made the comment on the radio that "the way the game was going, the first team to score may win."

Fortunately for Spartan fans, the Spartans scored first, Campbell was 100 percent correct on his analogy, and East picked up a 14-0 shutout victory over the Mavericks.

Read more in the Monday, August 27, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Katherine Johnson Celebrates 100th Birthday, Exhibit Opens At White Sulphur Public Library

By Leah Tuckwiller

Yesterday, August 27, marked the 100th birthday of Katherine Coleman Johnson, one of the key mathematical minds behind getting American astronauts to space in the 1960s and 1970s. Johnson is one of the three women featured in "Hidden Figures" and was born in White Sulphur Springs.

As a child in White Sulphur Springs, it quickly became clear that the Greenbrier County school system - which at the time was still segregated and only allowed African American students to attend school through the eighth grade - was not going to be enough for her. With a love of numbers from her father and a love of education fro her mother, Johnson's drive to keep learning led the family to Institute, where young Katherine Johnson entered high schoool at West Virginia State College (now West Virginia State University) at age 10 and graduted at 14. After high school, she enrolled at West Virginia State, eventually graduating summa cum laude in 1937 with degrees in mathematics and French.

Read more in the Monday, August 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority Meets To Discuss New Business, Capital Improvements

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 21, at 3 p.m. On the agenda were action items including the election of new officers, an open board position, review of employee manual and GVAA bylaws, information on new business proposed for the airport, and capital improvements to be made for the benefit of the airport as it moves foward.

Board officers for the current year were elected, with Lowell Johnson, Mike McClung, and Deborah Phillips voted to the positions of president, vice president, and secretary, respectively. In regard to the open board positions, a  list of recommendations by the board were passed to the GVAA; a motion was made and seconded to accept the names on the list for consideration.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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