Vol. 43, No. 29

July 18, 2017

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Braxton FFA members attend State Convention
Three receive State FFA degrees

Braxton County High’s Future Farmers of America organization was represented by six members at the recent West Virginia State Future Farmers of America Convention held at Cedar Lakes in Ripley last week.
Adviser Josh Porto commended his group. “I feel they represented Braxton County well at the state level,” he said. “I’m very proud and feel sure that Braxton is going in the right direction,” he added.
Three of the Braxton group—Grace Hefner, Drina Kearns, and Haley Vaughan, received State Future Farmer of America degrees during the convention. Advisor Porto explained that these degrees are “based on hours and/or money earned and invested completing various types of projects.”

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Sutton woman arrested after
having drugs mailed to friend

Rebecca Ann Shaver, 37, of Sutton has been charged with two counts of attempting to commit a felony for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and marijuana, and two counts of conspiracy. The investigation leading to these charges was from a joint endeavor with West Virginia State Police, the Kanawha County Metro Drug Unit and Harrison County Drug Task Force.
According to the criminal complaint, WVSP TFC G.H. Jones was contacted by CPL J.D. Jordan on July 7 about a case he had been working on involving approximately five pounds of marijuana and 2.6 pounds of methamphetamine. The drugs were intercepted by the Metro Drug Unit after being shipped through a commercial courier. The packages were being sent to an address on South Franklin Avenue in Stton.
TFC Jones spoke with WVSP Buckhannon BCI, who, along with CPL Jordan, were in contact with a detective in the Metro Unit in regards to the drug delivery.

Revolutionary War patriot’s resting place finally honored

On July 11, five descendants of a Revolutionary patriot met in a field in the rural area near O’Brien to honor John Dobbins with a monument for his grave in a cemetery located in a heavily wooded area near Frametown. The story of their tribute to John Dobbins began four years ago; the story of John Dobbins’ war efforts began much earlier.
Dobbins, a native of Scotland, enlisted in the Continental Army in 1776 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, according to Cathy Dobbins Wright, one of his descendants. He served one year under the command of Captain James Taylor and Colonel Anthony Wayne of the Forth Pennsylvania Regiment. In 1777, he reenlisted. For the six years before his discharge in 1783, he ran wagon trains for the Continental Army, Wright explained.


Sutton woman faces drug charges after being found in Burnsville Lake parking lot

Amy Dawn Jeffries, 45 of Sutton has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana less than 15 grams after being found passed out in her car in the parking lot at Burnsville Lake, Bulltown area.
As stated in the criminal report, WV Natural Resource Police SGT T.L. White observed a Jeep Liberty sitting in the parking lot with the front doors open on July 11. At first, he believed the vehicle to be empty, but then noticed two individuals slumped down and passed out in the front seats. The officer saw a glass “meth pipe” on the chest of the driver, Jeffries.


Free financial planning class being offered
Former resident Lois Cole is instructor

Local citizens will soon have the opportunity to participate in a free financial planning class taught by an expert financial consultant. Lois Cole, who has returned to Braxton County after retiring from a career in financial planning, will offer the class beginning August 3.
Cole emphasized that the 12-week free class is being offered through the support of Gassaway Baptist Church along with Ritchie and Vanessa Roach’s generosity in proving a venue at their restaurant, the Red Rooster.
Pastor Mark Stump of Gassaway Baptist Church explained why the church is sponsoring the class.





Judge Facemire’s Circuit Court has
busy month

Numerous court orders were recently completed by the Honorable Richard A. Facemire in the Braxton County Circuit Court.
On June 28, Doy Adrien Taylor, III appeared before the court for a status hearing. He was represented by Paul Knisley, appearing on behalf of Kevin Hughart. The state was represented by Braxton County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney William A. McCourt, Jr. The state informed Judge Facemire that it had received the report from William Sharpe Hospital stating the defendant had regained competency. The court ordered Taylor to be scheduled for the proper proceedings and remanded to the Central Regional Jail.

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