Local Man Faces Multiple Charges

By Ruth Caruthers

On Thursday, October 5, Corporal Charles Smith of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to meet Jason Lemons concerning a missing car.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Smith, Lemons had met Richard Fisher at The Meeting Place in Alta for breakfast. Fisher allegedly asked to borrow Lemons' car and had never returned.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 17, edition of The WV Daily News.

Stephen Baldwin Appointed To Senate

By Robert Bordelon

Now former Delegate Stephen Baldwin has been appointed to the state Senate, representing District 10, covering Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers, and Monroe counties. Governor Jim Justice made this appointment Monday, October 16, to replace Ronald Miller, the former 10th District senator who stepped down September 30 in order to serve as the governor's agricultural liaison. Because Miller was a Democrat, the law mandates that his replacement also be a Democrat.

"I filed precandidacy for this position in August," said Baldwin to the Democratic Executive Committee who wrote to Justice on behalf of Baldwin and two other candidates on October 10. "I believe I'm the only Democrat that's done that; so, I'm all in. We really need someone who is all in because interims are next week, and Senator Miller [was on] nine interim committees; there's a special session on Monday, and regular session is just around the corner; so I think it's really important that whoever gets the position is ready to hit the ground running quickly and effectively. I will certainly do my best to do that."

Read more in the Tuesday, October 17, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

County And State Police Called To Greenbrier East

By Robert Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department and West Virginia State Police reported to Greenbrier East High School on Thursday, October 12, in response to a student's comment.

Public relations officers at the high school were tipped off to a comment a student made "that was alarming," said Chief Deputy Joshua Martin with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office in a press release. The comment was made the day before and was investigated by law enforcement sufficiently to determine that "there was no substance to support the comments made."

Read more in the Monday, October 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Exciting Updates Announced At BOE Meeting

By Ruth Caruthers

Tuesday, October 10, was a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, and many were in attendence.

First on the agenda was introduction of the 2017-2018 Student Voices to the board, which includes six students, three from Greenbrier East and three from Greenbrier West. Greenbrier East High School students included Justin Deeds, Taylor Keeling, and Michael Kluska. Greenbrier West Students included Coraline Coughlin, Colby Bevins and Phelicity Robinson.

Read more in the Friday, October 13, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Emergency Response Grants Approved

By Robert Bordelon 

The Greenbrier County Commission held its bimonthly meeting Tuesday, October 10. Multiple grant approvals from the Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (GCHSEM) were reviewed and allowed by the Commission, none of which will be paid for by the county, but must be applied for through a local government.
The two grant applications would be funded through the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, a state level organization whose mission is to ensure the protection of life and property by providing coordination, guidance, support, and assistance to local emergency managers and first responders. In addition, these grants do not require fund matching by the County Commission.

Read more in the Thursday, October 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Residents Begin Fight For Broadband

By Robert Bordelon 

Meeting inside Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, on Wednesday night, October 11, and joined by representatives from the state government and internet providers, residents of Pinnacle, Echols Acres, and Rolling subdivisions near Lewisburg tried to find solutions to the lack of high speed internet in their area.

The meeting was led by David Yost, who began his personal push for better internet access by asking both Suddenlink and Frontier to expand into the area.

Read more in the Thursday, October 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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