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    Community - Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV

  • Patriot Day observed at Ripley ceremony
    Seventeen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, America changed forever.On Tuesday, the Jackson County community gathered at the courthouse lawn in Ripley for a memorial service in honor of Patriot Day.In the worst act of terrorism ever perpetrated on American soil, terrorists flew two airliners into the World Trade Center... Read more »
  • Security upgraded at three county schools
    Three Jackson County schools have new security entrances.The Jackson County Board of Education provided funding to install new entrances at Fairplain, Gilmore and Cottagville elementary schools over the summer, Jackson County Schools Superintendent Blaine Hess said. The new entryways allow school personnel to better control access to the buildings.The cost... Read more »
  • Greene Community Center is a go
    The Greene Community Center is coming to life in the southern part of Jackson County.The Rotary Club of Ripley heard about the project during a noon meeting Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Jackson General Hospital.In the early 1940s, the Greene family gave some land to the Jackson County Board of Education... Read more »
  • Justice provides update on Hurricane Florence
    Following an operations briefing held earlier today, Gov. Jim Justice is providing the following information as an update on the State of Preparedness for Hurricane Florence."We have mobilized multiple state agencies in preparation for the impacts on West Virginia from Hurricane Florence," Gov. Justice said. "We want to ensure that... Read more »
  • Hurricane Florence: Jackson County preparing for the worst-case scenario
    Local officials are preparing for the worst in the face of Hurricane Florence's landfall.Interim Jackson County 911 Center director Montana Boggess and OES director Walter Smittle provided a report Wednesday to the Jackson County Commission on the preparations that have been completed.Smittle prepared a memorandum outlining the plan, which Boggess... Read more »
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    Community - Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV

  • Patriot Day observed at Ripley ceremony
    Seventeen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, America changed forever.On Tuesday, the Jackson County community gathered at the courthouse lawn in Ripley for a memorial service in honor of Patriot Day.In the worst act of terrorism ever perpetrated on American soil, terrorists flew two airliners into the World Trade Center... Read more »
  • Security upgraded at three county schools
    Three Jackson County schools have new security entrances.The Jackson County Board of Education provided funding to install new entrances at Fairplain, Gilmore and Cottagville elementary schools over the summer, Jackson County Schools Superintendent Blaine Hess said. The new entryways allow school personnel to better control access to the buildings.The cost... Read more »
  • Greene Community Center is a go
    The Greene Community Center is coming to life in the southern part of Jackson County.The Rotary Club of Ripley heard about the project during a noon meeting Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Jackson General Hospital.In the early 1940s, the Greene family gave some land to the Jackson County Board of Education... Read more »
  • Justice provides update on Hurricane Florence
    Following an operations briefing held earlier today, Gov. Jim Justice is providing the following information as an update on the State of Preparedness for Hurricane Florence."We have mobilized multiple state agencies in preparation for the impacts on West Virginia from Hurricane Florence," Gov. Justice said. "We want to ensure that... Read more »
  • Hurricane Florence: Jackson County preparing for the worst-case scenario
    Local officials are preparing for the worst in the face of Hurricane Florence's landfall.Interim Jackson County 911 Center director Montana Boggess and OES director Walter Smittle provided a report Wednesday to the Jackson County Commission on the preparations that have been completed.Smittle prepared a memorandum outlining the plan, which Boggess... Read more »