#8 Greenbrier Spartans Take On #9 Springs Mills Friday Evening

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East Spartans will be hosting their first state playoff game since the 1998 season. East has enjoyed a solid last few years as this is their third trip to the state playoffs in the last five seasons.

The Spartans will play the Spring Mills Cardinals, an opponent most fans are probably unfamiliar with. However, their playing style is very similar to East's. Formed just six years ago in 2013, Spring Mills is a mixture of half of the student bodies from Martinsburg and Hedgesville High Schools. Those schools had become overcrowded so they created a brand new institution located in Martinsburg.

Read more in the Thursday, November 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Approves Tow Policy Amendments

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission considered and approved amendments to the Greenbrier County towing policy, pay and grant resolutions, during its Tuesday, November 12, meeting.

In the Tuesday, November 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News, a series of potential Greenbrier County tow policy amendments were printed and would be considered during the County Commission meeting scheduled for that day. Most of the policy amendments were passed in a unanimous vote, including the separation of towing calls and service calls, a formalize complaint process, the ineligibility of satellite towing operations on the rotation list, and more.

Read more in the Thursday, November 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Accessory After The Fact To Murder Plea Rejected

By Bobby Bordelon

A plea deal for the alleged crime of accessory after the fact to the murder of Shaela Lynn McCoy Abren was thrown out by Greenbrier County Circuit Court Judge Robert Richardson after the defendant did not cooperate with a sentencing investigation.

The case began in early 2018, when members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, the Greenbrier County Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force, and the West Virginia State Police responded to an empty house on Anthony Road near Route 92. Abren was found deceased inside the residence.

Read more in the Wednesday, November 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Passes B&O Tax Ordinance

By Bobby Bordelon

White Sulphur Springs passed a limited expansion of the business and occupation tax during its City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 12.

A business and occupation tax allows the city to raise funds to provide for city services and infrastructure maintenance and improvement. After holding a first reading during a special meeting of City Council on November 5, council opened a public hearing and considered the tax's passage.

Read more in the Wednesday, November 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Condolences Offered By Greenbier County Commission For Audrina’s Mill Fire

By Bobby Bordelon

Condolences were expressed for the loss of Audrina's Mill, the sawmill providing wood to the WV Great Barrel Company during the Tuesday, November 12, Greenbrier County Commission meeting.

"The barrel company's sawmill in Gap Mills burned down," said Commission President Lowell Rose. "It caught on fire and [the] mill that saws the lumber was a total loss. All the money they invested in that, which was considerable, they went from a single-pass sawmill to a laser guided, four-pass sawmill, a lot of upgrades, they lost. I think they'll pick up and start again; I hate that for them."

Read more in the Wednesday, November 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board Of Education Hears Updates, Request From Coach

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education met on the first snowy night of the season on Tuesday, November 12, in the Fort Arts and Sciences Building at New River Community and Technical College.

The meeting opened with apologies on behalf of board member Kay Smith, who phoned in rather than attending in person due to the weather, and a prayer by county Director of Safety and Security Vincent Deeds, named to the task by board member Robert Toothman, who regularly offers a prayer.

Read more in the Wednesday, November 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

 

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