White Sulphur Springs City Council Honors Heroes, Discusses Livestock At Regular Meeting

By Robert Bordelon

Awards honoring valor, merit, and bravery were given and an ordinance concerning a potential blanket ban on livestock in the city was tabled during the Monday, August 13, meeting of the White Sulphur Springs City Council.

Former White Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jacob Dowdy presented awards and accommodations to Gavin Craft, 10, White Sulphur Springs Patrolman Nathan Patton and former White Sulphur Springs patrolman and now Greenbrier County Sheriff's Deputy Zachary Hudnall.

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

Clintonville Man Charged With Battery On An Officer, Obstruction Or Fleeing

By Leah Tuckwiller

A Clintonville man has been charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and one count of obstructing or fleeing from an officer.

According to the criminal complaint on Sunday, August 12, Cpl. C.R. Smith and Deputy Z.H. Hudnall of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department were dispatched in response to a suspicious male walking on the farm of Laramie Myers in Clintonville. Myers stated that the man appeared to be under the includnce of something and was carrying a white sack with unknown contents as he headed for Hundley Road.

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

West Virginia Grown Promoted By Country Store And Commissioner Leonhardt

By Robert Bordelon

Setting up inside of the Country Store in the State Fair of West Virginia, the Department of Agriculture and its commissioner, Kent Leonhardt, are looking to promote West Virginia agricultural business and local farmers throughout the state.

Leonhardt's focus is West Virginia Grown, a program and label meant to assure consumers that a product is grown or produced in West Virginia and is high quality.

Read more in the Monday, August 13, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Morrisey Address IOGA At The Greenbrier

By Robert Bordelon 

Hosted in the Eisenhower Room of The Greenbrier, the 43rd Annual Summer Meeting of the Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) hosted its second day of guest speakers on Tuesday, August 7, featuring West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Guest speakers included IOGA West Virginia Vice President Brett Loflin, Director of the WVU Energy Institue Brian Anderson, Shell Chemical Company Business Integration Lead Michael Marr, Core Appalachia CEO Jim Rode, and Morrisey, who is also the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in the midterm elections later this year, addressed the crowd, advocating for the industries.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 8, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

IOGA Speakers Hosted At Conference

By Robert Bordelon

Hosted in the Eisenhower Room of The Greenbrier, the 43rd Annual Summer Meeting of the Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) hosted the first of two days of guest speakers on Monday, August 6.

Including Senator Joe Manchin, WV Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Austin Caperton, and video messages from Senator Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia 2nd District Representative David McKinley, and industry speakers Mike Dragovich of BrickStreet Insurance and Shawn Tolle of TransCanada, the future of the oil and gas industry in West Virginia was the prime topic for conversation.

Read more in the Tuesday, August 8, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Justice's Bluestone Taxes Paid

By Leah Tuckwiller

Governor Jim Justice announced in a press conference on Monday, August 6, that the tax obligations of the companies owned by his son, Jay Justice, to the state of West Virginia have been fulfilled. The companies were held by the governor before his election.

"Today is a really neat day for me, in that I think we can put to bed, once and for all, this tax issue that's been looming around forevermore. ... Today, we have been able, my son and all his companies, to now pay any and all tax obligations that were due the state of West Virginia," Justice said at the conference.

Read more in the Tuesday, August 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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