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Putnam man faces charges after allegedly fleeing police

A Putnam County man is facing charges after allegedly fleeing from deputies while under the influence.

Paul Skiles, 32, of Winfield, was charged with drunkenly fleeing from police Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha...

Putnam school board considers 2015-16 calendar

Proposal would make Aug. 20 first day of instruction

Putnam wave pool still in limbo

WINFIELD — Putnam County Commissioners tabled a decision Tuesday on spending up to half a million dollars for a pool liner for Waves of Fun to see if the state Legislature makes changes to the state’s prevailing wage law.

The...

Hurricane man accused in infant son’s death indicted on three charges

Robert Jeremy Smith, 34, of Hurricane, was indicted on three charges by a Putnam grand jury Tuesday.

The charges include first-degree murder; murder of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian or other person by refusal or failure to supply...

Putnam drug court honors new graduates
Putnam drug court honors new graduates

Former addicts

turn their lives around with help from program

Putnam officials fear oil train threat
Putnam officials fear oil train threat

Crude tankers pass through county twice a day near little league fields, neighborhoods

US 35 wreck to be cleaned up before evening commute

A produce truck that overturned on U.S. 35 near the Buffalo Bridge will be cleaned up in time for the evening commute.

Around 1:30 p.m., the truck flipped where the expressway and two-lane portions of U.S. 35 meet, and the road was closed in...

Putnam extends school year, looks ahead

WINFIELD — Putnam County students will be going to school through June 8 after snow and sub-zero temperatures kept schools closed all of last week.

Monday’s meeting of the Putnam County Board of Education was originally scheduled...

Putnam County kindergarten registration now open

Putnam County elementary schools are now accepting calls for kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year for all children who will be 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2015. This is for all children who will be in kindergarten next year. The...

Student groups thank Putnam board for support

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Board of Education heard presentations from students at the Putnam Career and Technical Center at its regular meeting Monday night.

The students, who were representatives of two student organizations, thanked...

Hurricane offers free smoke alarms to residents

HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) — Hurricane is offering free smoke alarms to residents in an effort to prevent fire-related deaths.

City marking and development manager Vanessa Ervin tells the Charleston...

Putnam bus driver loses job over contested seniority

WINFIELD — A part-time Putnam County bus driver’s job was rescinded Tuesday night because another employee contested her right to the position.

Elizabeth Swann was promoted from substitute bus driver to a half-day bus driver in the ...

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