Greenbrier County Commissiom Hears Comment From Former Airport Director

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission held a brief meeting Tuesday, July 9, taking public comment and approving a new hire.

Stephen Snyder, former director of the Greenbrier Valley Airport, approached the commission, criticizing the vote of the Greenbrier County Airport Authority to remove him as director.

Read more in the Wednesday, July 10, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Woman Arrested, Allegedly Brandished Knife While Talking To Police Trooper

By Bobby Bordelon

An encounter between a state police trooper and Heavan Rejoice Forren led to her arrest on Monday, July 8.

According to a criminal complaint filed on July 8, Trooper First Class J.C. Mann of the West Virginia State Police was dispatched to Fairlea in order to find a female in a white top and jeans "walking towards the hospital, staggering into traffic," but was unsuccessful. Approximately 20 minutes later, another call to Greenbrier County Emergency Service notified Mann the woman had stopped at a Fairlea business.

Read more in the Wednesday, July 10, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board Of Education Hears Presentation On Transparent Finances, Greenbrier West Community Speaks For Coaching Candidate

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education held their July meeting at the county board offices on Chestnut Street for what is likely the final time. Barring special meetings, the board plans to hold their next meeting in their new location at New River Community and Technical College.

The board heard updates from West Virginia State Auditor John B. McCuskey on a new option for financial transparency and from citizens of the Meadow River Valley concerning a coaching applicant for Greenbrier West High School.

Read more in the Wednesday, July 10, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Rainelle Appoints New Chief

By Bobby Bordelon

Rainelle Town Council met on Monday, July 8, to announce a new police chief, discuss a grant application, and tend to regular business.

After the recent dismissal of J.P. Stevens, Mayor Jason Smith announced the appointment of new Rainelle Police Chief Dean Fankell.

Read more in the Tuesday, June 9, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Hears Pools, Insurance, Storm Drain Update

By Leah Tuckwiller

The White Sulphur Springs City Council held a brief regular meeting on Monday, July 8, with Recorder Kathy Glover standing in for Mayor Bruce Bowling.

Clocking in at just over ten minutes, the meeting provided an update on the community center and swimming pool, city insurance, and zoning ordinances.

Read more in the Tuesday, June 9, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Rainelle Dismisses Chief Of Police J.P. Stevens, Administration Seeks New Leadership

By Bobby Bordelon

The city of Rainelle is moving forward without its long-time Police Chief J.P. Stevens after he was discharged from the department over the weekend.

"I was dismissed as the chief because the new mayor, and the new administration coming in, wants to appoint a new chief," explained Stevens.

Read more in the Monday, July 8, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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