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Ripley Hosts Celebration and Fair

Visitors to Ripley may soon enjoy two celebrations. The town is home of West Virginia’s oldest art & craft event and a week-long celebration of America’s Independence. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair. Known as “The Granddaddy” of fairs, it dates back to the state’s centennial celebration in 1963.
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Jackson County creates Shield Program to protect students at school

RIPLEY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Jackson County authorities have found a unique way to protect students at school. It's called the Shield Program. During the week, deputies will randomly be stationed at schools as a way to deter gun violence. The cost of the Shield Program is $25,000 for the...
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Ninth annual truck and tractor pull a success

COTTAGEVILLE, W.Va. (WV News) — The Ravenswood Future Farmers of America (FFA) recently hosted its ninth annual truck and tractor pull fundraiser at the Jackson County Junior Fairgrounds. All funds received go towards sponsoring field trips to state and national competitions as well as purchasing farm equipment and doing...
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Former Viking Dwayne Merritt set to take over as Ripley High principal

RIPLEY, W.Va. (WV News) – In 1982, Dwayne Merritt represented Ripley High School (and, for that matter, Jackson County) as its lone participant in the annual North-South All-Star Football Classic (now the WCHS-TV/FOX 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic). Fast forward 40 years later and Merritt finds himself ready to...
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We do not fail

RIPLEY, W.Va. (WV News) — With those four words, the tone was set for the school shooting simulation exercises at Ripley High School on June 16 hosted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. The joint training involved members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Ripley and Ravenswood...
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Wild Appalachia: K9 Search & Rescue Services of West Virginia

JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — While love for the great outdoors takes many of us off the beaten path, there is always a risk of getting lost. On average, more than 600,000 people go missing each year in the United States, but man's best friend is here to help.
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New program to put deputies in all Jackson County, W.Va., schools

JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A new program in Jackson County, West Virginia, will put part-time deputies in all of the district’s schools, the sheriff’s office announced. The Shield Program will begin in August as a mutual aid agreement between the sheriff’s office, the Jackson County Board...
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These property transfers were recorded in the Jackson County Clerk’s office. Consideration listed when applicable. Lewis Mullins to Billy Wayne Adams and April Dawn Adams, Lot 362 Barr Addition, Ravenswood Town, $100,000. Brycle I. Donohew and Lenora V. Donhew to Amy J. Westfall, 2 tracts waters of Cow Run...
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June 21, 2022

THE OBJECT OF THIS SUIT IS TO OBTAIN A DIVORCE. THIS IS A PUBLICATION BY CLASS II LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT. It appearing by affidavit filed in this action that Steven Ray Davis is a non-resident of the State of West Virginia or has an unknown address. It is hereby ordered that Steven Ray Davis serve upon Heather Sue Henley Circuit Clerk's Office, whose address is P.O. Box 427, Ripley, WV 25271 West Virginia an Answer, including any related counterclaim or defense you may have to have the Petition For Divorce filed in this action on or before July 25, 2022. If you fail to Answer the Petition for Divorce, a judgement may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Petition.
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June 14, 2022

THE OBJECT OF THIS SUIT IS TO OBTAIN A DIVORCE. THIS IS A PUBLICATION BY CLASS II LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT. It appearing by affidavit filed in this action that Steven Ray Davis is a non-resident of the State of West Virginia or has an unknown address. It is hereby ordered that Steven Ray Davis serve upon Heather Sue Henley Circuit Clerk's Office, whose address is P.O. Box 427, Ripley, WV 25271 West Virginia an Answer, including any related counterclaim or defense you may have to have the Petition For Divorce filed in this action on or before July 25, 2022. If you fail to Answer the Petition for Divorce, a judgement may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Petition.
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Writing contest with a horror theme

RIPLEY, W.Va. (WV News) — Writing can take people to places they have never dreamed. It allows the writer to use imagination to visit unknown locations that help them escape reality. According to Wikipedia, writing is a medium of human communication that involves the representation of a language through...
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On the Mark: New digs for opponents and saying goodbye

NEW DIGS: When the high school football season rolls around, a couple of schools who serve as an opponent to both Ravenswood and Ripley will have some new digs. The Roane County Raiders and the Ritchie County Rebels are both undergoing turf projects as we speak. It will be the...
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On the Mark: Another successful ORBC takes place

The Ohio River Basketball Camp in Ravenswood continues to be strong. The presence of 152 campers illustrates just how strong. That is the number of youngsters who attended the most recent camp, conducted by Ravenswood head basketball coach Mick Price. Due to the absence of one year due to COVID-19,...
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Severe storms wreak havoc on county

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (WV News) — Severe storms swept through Jackson County on Monday night wreaking havoc across the area. From uprooted trees to downed power lines. Over 1,500 people were left without power on Tuesday. High winds and heavy downpours caused damage and left several areas of the county...
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Superintendent Hess to retire after guiding school system for 16 years

RIPLEY, W.Va. (WV News) — Looking back at his 39 years in education, Blaine Hess sees what his entire career involved. “It’s always been about teamwork,” he said. “Every position I’ve ever held, whether teaching or administration, involved building a team.”. As he gets ready...
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