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.

Aquatic Center Is Making Headway

By Leah Tuckwiller

The minds behind the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center held their second public meeting at Greenbrier Valley Theatre last night, January 7. The center's first public meeting was held in May 2018, and while the students who did the initial work on the project have gone on to college, the aquatic center has come beyond the planning phase under Tag Galyean and Tom Greenstreet, John Wilson, and Jan Hall.

In May, the initial development cost for the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center was estimated to be $5.7 million, which, as per the first meeting, included building cost, pools and pool equipment costs, site prep, estimated utilities, and a contingency fee. Since then, predevelopment expense, a training and start up budget, and a fund to cover three months of operating expenses has been added to that cost, brings the total up to around $6 million.

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

Greenbrier East Teacher Arrested

By Bobby Bordelon

Greenbrier East High School saw the arrest of a teacher on drug distribution charges on Monday, January 7.

"The investigation revealed that Susan Surber, age 53, of White Sulphur Springs, was involved in the illegal distribution of controlled substances," reads a press release issued by Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan. "Information was obtained affirming that Ms. Surber had exchanged her legally obtained prescription medication for marijuana and that she had solicited the assistance of a student to obtain marijuana. There is no indication at this time that any transactions occurred on school property."

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

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