Case Involving Approximately $60,000 in Meth, 36 Guns Leads To Guilty Plea, Sentencing

By Bobby Bordelon

A 2017 case for local police and the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Vilent Crime Task Force, resulting in the discovery of 36 guns and $60,000 in controlled substances, saw a conviction in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court on Tuesday, January 8. David Lilly plead guilty to several charges of possession with intent to deliver.

A search warrant was executed on December 5, 2017, where members of the West Virginia State Police, Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department, and the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task force entered Lilly's home on Hundley Road in Clintonville with the information that Lilly was involved with methamphetamine distribution. Lilly wasn't home, but according to a press release by the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, a search of the residence produced seven ounces of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, and 36 firearms, including rifles, shotguns, and pistols, many of which were reported as stolen.

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

Ronceverte City Council Votes To Consider Water Rate Raise, Release Land To Owner

By Bobby Bordelon

After swearing in Kathy King as the newest member of the Ronceverte City Council, the council took up consideration of two ordinances, concerning local water rates and a land release on Monday, January 7.

The first ordinance concerns water rates; a review of the budget showed that the city lacks enough funds to meet fund matching for grants received from the state.

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

Former Alderson Prison Captain Sentenced On Sexual Contact Charges

By Bobby Bordelon and Leah Tuckwiller

Former Alderson prison captain Jerrod Grimes has been sentenced to 120 months in prison and 1- years supervised release after pleading guilty to six of 13 indictments against hiim in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, January 9. The remaining seven charges have been dismissed.

Author's Note: This story contains graphic imagery.

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

Greenbrier County Commission Elects New President

By Bobby Bordelon

Welcoming both a new county commissioner and new commission president, the Greenbrier County Commission held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 8.

The commission, now consisting of Lowell Rose, Mike McClung, and Tammy Shifflett Tincher, first considered the position of commission president, who presides over meetings. Rose was nominated and confirmed as president, filling the seat left behind by Woody Hanna.

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

Board Of Education REcognizes Student Excellence In FFA, JROTC, SGA

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education met last night, January 8, at the county board offices for their regular monthly meeting.

Time out for applause was called for students in Greenbrier East High School's FFA and JROTC programs.

Read more in the Wednesday, January 9, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Man Arrested For Gas Station Theft

By Theresa Flerx

A White Sulphur Springs man was arrested after he allegedly removed money from the cash drawer of a Spa City gas station.

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, at around 7:25 a.m., Ptlm. J. Brooks of the White Sulphur Springs Police Department, was dispatched for a "theft complaint at the Shell station located at 115 Main Street," according to a police report.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 8, edition of The West Virgina Daily News.

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