WSS Man Charged With Kidnapping And Battery

By Ruth Caruthers

A White Sulphur Springs man has been taken into custody for kiddapping and battery.

On Friday, January 5, Chief J. Dowdy of the White Sulphur Springs Police Department received a sexual assault complaint that occurred around 11:15 a.m.

Read more in the Friday, January 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

EGMS Uniform Fundraiser Set For January 12

By Ruth Caruthers

Eastern Greenbrier Middle Schol is hosting a bingo and auction night Friday, January 12, from 7-10 p.m. Proceeds will go towards new band uniforms.

Auction items include artwork, a tool set, doggy gift basket, gift certificates, two halotherapy sessions, jewelry, four Disney Park Hooper passes, handmade items, furniture, movie passes, candles, a round of golf, rafting pass, and more.

Read more in the Thursday, January 11, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Rejects CVB Request, Welcomes Ambler

By Robert Bordelon

A request by the Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) to dismiss a $450,000 loan owed to the Greenbrier County Commission has been rejected by the commission.

The CVB previously asked the County Commission to forgive the remaining balance on the debt in December, saying that the $90,000 yearly payments normally go to marketing the area to potential tourists. In addition, CVB board of directors president Mike Kidd stated at the same meeting that several state-level grant matching programs the CVB previously took advantage of have been discontinued. According to Kidd, the CVB was granted $150,000 over the course of several years through these programs, a budget increase for the CVB that is no longer available.

Read more in the Thursday, January 11, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department Investigates Possible Homicide In Rupert

The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the death of Clarence Sheppard, age 72, of Rupert. The body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Charleston for an autopsy, according to a press release issued by Sheriff Bruce Sloan.

The initial call to law enforcement was a request for a welfare check of Sheppard due to a lack of contact with him by acquaintances and family.

Read more in the Thursday, January 11, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs City Council Addresses Various Ordinances, Codes

By Theresa Flerx

New ordinances and codes for various issues were tackled during the regular meeting of the White Sulphur Springs City Council on Monday, January 8.

The first reading of an amendment to Ordinance 766 - Municipal Service Fee - was unanimously approved. If approved at second reading, this change would increase the fee from $10.50 to $15.50.

Read more in the Wednesday, January 10, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Deputy Hudnall Introduces K-9 Officer Layla To The Public

By Robert Bordelon

The enthusiastic new member of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office visited the Greenbrier County Commission Tuesday, January 1, to the excitement of the commission and visiting public. K-9 Officer Layla has been welcomed into the ranks of the county police force, partnered with Deputy Steve Hudnall.

"We have been given a very valuable tool to help us combat the illegal narcotic epidemic that is sweeping through our communities," said Hudnall in a press release. "When we take drugs off of the streets we are saving lives and helping to keep families together."

Read more in the Wednesday, January 10, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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