Area Briefs 10-23-2014

Early Voting started on Wed., Oct. 22

Early and Absentee Voting started on Wed., Oct. 22 and lasts until Sat. Nov. 1, Gilmer County Clerk Jean Butcher has announced. During the weekdays, the Courthouse closes at 4 p.m. But, the County Clerk's Office will be open for early voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the two inclusive Saturdays of Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 2014, according to Clerk Jean Butcher.

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Area Briefs 10-16-2014

~~~~~ Correction & Apology ~~~~~

Due to a computer glitch on our newspaper's part, last week's Oct. 9th's Courthouse News- in one respect- was inaccurate. We editors therefore apologize to Wayne Cottrill (Sr.) and family for the inaccurate reporting that Wayne Cottrill (Jr.) was sentenced to 110 years and 220 years in prison for the offenses that he'd been charged with and tried for. To the contrary, the junior Cottrill was sentenced to “one-to-10 years and two-to-20 years” in prison, with the time he's already spent in jail counting toward satisfying those totals.

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Area Briefs 10-09-2014

Urgent: Last day of voter's registration is Tues.

To vote in West Virginia's hotly-contested 2014 political races on the upcoming General Election Day of Tues., Nov. 4, local citizens must register to vote in the Gilmer County Courthouse, if they are not already signed up. So, if you haven't registered here in Gilmer County or elsewhere, do so ASAP.

The deadline for registering to vote is next Tues., Oct. 14, which is only about a few days from now.

To register, please bring to the County Clerk's Office at the Courthouse several forms of identification, including a photo I.D. and utility bill with your current address. After registering, you will be able to vote in the general election, or to take advantage of the pre-voting options, such as early voting and absentee voting.

Contact County Clerk Jean Butcher or her staff at 304-462-7641 to answer any questions. Also, see the related editorial and the “Corcoran Column” on page 3A.

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