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“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, A-men: and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).This verse is taken out of the Apostle John’s introduction in the book of Revelation, which was given to him while he was in exile on the isle of Patmos. Apparently the Roman authorities had interpreted John preaching as seditious and removed him from the mainland in an attempt to inhibit the growth of the early church.

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Sherman students participate in anti-bullying event

Julie Browning said after a tragic event involving a Sherman High School student and bullying, she volunteered her two Sherman high school boys Jonathan (11th grade) and Jaxson Browning (9th grade) to participate in an anti-bullying event on April 5, 2014, at Stephen’s Lake.“The event was to raise awareness about bullying and to promote confidence in youth with a fashion show,” Browning said. “The admission was to be donated to the family of Christopher Nels...

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Southern now offers an approved apprenticeship for students

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is pleased to announce a new agreement that offers an approved apprenticeship for students.The agreement was signed with Unilin NA, LLC, Robert C. Byrd Institute and the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship. The program was planned to enhance the skill level of employees and offer education options to enhance their employment goals.

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‘Preventative Measures’ program coming to schools

The Tri-County Youth Reporting Center, along with the Boone County Stop Watch Coalition has started the implementation of the “Preventative Measures Program” in three local schools.The program was established to assist students in coping with various issues such as bullying, depression, substance abuse and more, according to Michele Bowles with Regional Family Resource Network.“The program’s targeted population is ‘at risk youth’ who a...

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Boone County ‘GEAR UP’ students recognized during sixth annual Governor’s Honors Symposium

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission recognized the academic achievements of nearly 200 ‘GEAR UP’ students at the sixth annual Governor’s Honors Symposium, held April 5 at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. GEAR UP, which stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs,” is a college preparation initiative providing services to students in ten West Virginia counties. The Symposium highlighted...

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Children’s Flag Memorial DayApril in National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Boone County will have its “Children’s Flay Memorial Day” on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Boone County Courthouse in the second floor courtroom.There will be several events and speakers. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the Boone County DHHR.Public library meetingThe next meeting o...

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West Virginia has 19th highest state, local tax burden

West Virginia residents shoulder the 19th highest state-local tax burden in the country, according to the Annual State-Local Tax Burdens report released by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.Using the most up-to-date data available, the report shows that taxpayers in West Virginia paid 9.7% of their collective incomes in state and local taxes in 2011. The national average was 9.8%.The study’s key findings include:During the 2011 fiscal year, state-local tax ...

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Kid’s coalition wins victories during tumultuous state legislative sessions

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