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MADISON — The City of Madison owes up to $622,000 in federal taxes dating back to 2016, according to city officials who say a state forensic audit is nearing completion.

TURTLE CREEK — A woman was arrested and charged after a man was shot in the back inside a mobile home at 10 Alma Lane in Turtle Creek.

MADISON — Pending litigation between Boone County Schools and its teachers unions continues after the school board took no action following a special session on Jan. 6.

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DANVILLE — The Town of Danville will advertise a property for sale for the second time after bidding on the lot only saw one offer, which was reportedly half of the asking price.

In addition to electing a president in 2020, voters in West Virginia also will decide who will be leading them at the state, county and city levels.

Members of the Joint Health Committee received packets of some of the planned 2020 legislation during the November and December interims, which includes four bills relating to the child welfare system. The bills address issues from adoption timelines to Child Protective Services employee recruitment and retention.

The 2020 funding bill passed by Congress in December included Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's Combating Meth and Cocaine Act. The bill expands the use of the State Opioid Response Grant funding to address rising use and overdose deaths attributed to the abuse of methamphetamine and cocaine.

WHITESVILLE — Matt Lively is filling some well-lived-in shoes. The 33-year-old Whitesville resident has been named the new chief of the Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department, effective immediately following the December retirement of Chief Jim Hodges, who held the position for four decades.

JULIAN — A Julian man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a man who was found barely clinging to life along Camp Creek Road in Boone County on Friday.

The Water Ways Amphitheater in Julian is nearing completion. Portions of the project that still need to be completed include a roof over the stage, restrooms and ticket booths. The project thus far has been funding by a grant with a match from the county. Look for a story regarding the sourc…

Officials of the WV Clays Gun Club are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a Christmas-week break-in at the group’s clubhouse off Ashford-Nellis Road on the Boone-Kanawha county line.

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a representative from his office will meet one-on-one with southern West Virginia residents in January to discuss consumer-related issues and answer any potential questions.

MADISON — The Boone Madison Public Library Board of Directors will conduct its regularly scheduled meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

JULIAN – According to the West Virginia State Police, a man was found along Camp Creek Road in Boone County and after a visit to the hospital, medical personnel say he was shot twice in the head.

JULIAN – According to the West Virginia State Police, a man was found along Camp Creek Road in Boone County and after a visit to the hospital, medical personnel say he was shot in the head.

HUNTINGTON — With the help of $30.5 million in grants authorized by education reform legislation earlier this year, West Virginia schools have now hired 115 additional social and emotional support personnel to aid students for the 2019-20 year.

Tenants living in a rental unit don’t always understand that they can’t stay on just because they want to do that after the lease ends.

HUNTINGTON — West Virginia-based Maier Foundation, a non-profit, charitable corporation, has granted $1.5 million to Marshall University to assist in development of the university’s aviation program scheduled for take-off in fall 2021, Marshall announced this week.

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