On Thurs., Nov. 21, Judge Jack Alsop sentenced Teresa Riggs to 1-10 years in the penitentiary for 3rd offense shoplifting. He then suspended her sentence and placed her on home confinement, fined her $500.00 and ordered her not to be in Rite Aid or Family Dollar stores. Immediately Riggs paid $50 to the Circuit Clerk as part of her court costs. She was represented by attorney Daniel Grindo from Gassaway.
One juvenile hearing was heard and reset for Jan. 13 at 11:15 a.m.
At the Wed., Oct. 16 meeting of the Gilmer County Commission, some time was spent discussing how to best address the problems with the heat source in the Court House. The boiler in the basement, which provides heat throughout the Court House, is experiencing some issues with corrosion and cannot be lit until the problems are corrected.
It was inspected last year and the Commissioners were informed that the burner tubes would need replacement before this heating season. In August of this year, County Administrator Cindy Wilson contacted a heating and cooling company to come out, assess the situation and provide an estimate for the repairs. That estimate was received on Aug. 22.
Commissioners approved of the work being done, but when the workers came back on Oct. 2, they realized that there was major corrosion on the inside of the furnace and that the burner tube hangers were rusted. The unit would have to be lifted off the ground to allow the work to be done. There was no more communication from the company after that.
In recent years, there has been much chatter about the future of Glenville's annual festival. Newcomers still enjoy the music and square dancing, but old-timers have seen a shift away from the original focus of the event.
Moreover, he turned out to be a former assistant coach under former Coach Bunky Harkleroad, who recently took a similar position at California State University.
After bringing the Oct. 14, 2013 Public Service District meeting to order at 7 p.m. sharp, PSD President Bill Stalnaker and the board quickly reviewed the minutes of the last meeting and moved on to more weighty matters... the continuing work on the Coxs Mills water extension project.
By Dendra Miller,
The fact that bullying was taking place at a seemingly high rate in Gilmer County Middle and High School is no secret, but a recently released report named Gilmer in the top five schools in West Virginia for this bad behavior.
In June of this year, the West Virginia Department of Education released a report entitled: A descriptive analysis of harassment, intimidation and bullying student behaviors: 2011-2012.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that the reenactment of the Battle of Bulltown scheduled for Oct. 12, 2013 has been cancelled.
The event was scheduled to take place at the Bulltown Campground of Burnsville Lake. The reenactment was to observe the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bulltown which took place on Oct. 13, 1863.
All U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide will not reopen until after the government shutdown is lifted.
For more information call the Burnsville Lake Office at 304-853-2371, or visit the website: http://www.onourownsoil.wordpress.com
The Tues., Oct. 1 meeting of the Gilmer County Commission was destined to be a memorable one.
The Willard Cottrill estate was listed under unfinished business and Carol Beam and Devin Heater were both scheduled to read proclamations for "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" and "Domestic Violence Awareness Week," respectively.
Commission President Brian Kennedy was present shortly after the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. He owed his delay to allergies.
Asking for public comment, Commissioner Darrel Ramsey explained that Dave Ramezan, a local internet service provider and computer repair man, had asked to make a comment concerning Devin Heater's appearance at the time she spoke.