Vol. 45, No. 25

June 18, 2019

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WV Fire Marshal, Co. Commission recognize trio for lifesaving efforts

One of the first orders of business at last Friday’s, July 5th’s Braxton County Commission meeting was a special recognition of three area residents who recently performed what most believe was a lifesaving feat. The event occurred on June 7 when a house caught fire in Sutton. The trio entered the burning structure and removed a handicapped resident. “Though she received burns from the incident the efforts of these brave citizens surely saved her life,” said Martin Hess of the West Virginia State Fire Commission.


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Three students represent BCHS at FBLA national competition

Three Braxton County High School students competed in the national FBLA competition held in San Antonio, Texas, June 28-July 2. Michael Lemon, Sam Groves, and Trevor Crites qualified for that competition by placing among the top four in their divisions at the state level.

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Dedication ceremony
held for Gassaway Depot

On June 29, several individuals gathered for a formal dedication of the landmark Gassaway Depot, built in 1914 by the Coal and Coke Railroad and renovated extensively. Most of those who spoke during the ceremony emphasized the importance of the railroad and the depot to Gassaway’s birth and ensuing growth.

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Board holds first meeting with new Superintendente

The Braxton Board of Education conducted a meeting on July 2 with the new Superintendent Kathy Hypes present. President Jill Cooper called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm and an opening prayer was led by Vice President David Hoover.

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Canter, Rice, Holmes, McCartney, Stewart sentenced in Circuit Court

On June 10, the Honorable Richard A. Facemire recently completed several court orders in the Braxton County Circuit Court. Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney Jasmine R.H. Morton presented the state’s evidence during the hearings.

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Gassaway 5K set for Saturday morning

The annual 5K which will be run Saturday as part of Gassaway Days, is now the Mr. T. Memorial 5K to honor the late Charles Toumazos. Proceeds from the run will support the scholarship honoring the much beloved and respected BCHS science and math teacher.
Registration for the race begins at 7 a.m. in front of the Pulse church, and the run begins at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $20, and donations will be accepted, according to race director Lori Spencer. The first 100 registrants will receive a shirt. If by chance there aren’t 100 participants, the shirts will be sold and proceeds donated to the scholarship fund.


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