Vol. 45, No. 06

February 05, 2019

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February Grand Jury indicts nineteen

On February 5, Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney Jasmine R.H. Morton presented information which lead to the indictments for nineteen individuals by the Braxton County Grand Jury when they met last week. The Honorable Richard A. Facemire, Circuit Court Judge presided over the event. The indictments included a total of 69 various charges against those individuals.


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Elizabeth Dittman signs to play soccer at GSC

Elizabeth Dittman, a four-year player on the Eagles’ soccer team, recently signed to play at Glenville State College.

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Braxton football players plan to play at GSC

Competing in Cleveland, Tennessee, on January 18, Kristen Cox earned three separate titles in majorette competition. She placed first in strut, second in solo, and third in Marching. As a result, she won the 2019 15-23 DMA Advanced Miss Majorette of the Year and the DMA Senior High School Majorette title.

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Board of Ed recognizes
HS Science Bowl teams

The Braxton County Board of Education held their most recent meeting on February 5. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by President Jill Cooper and Vice President David Hoover opened with a non-denominational prayer. All board members were present along with Braxton County High School senior Will Skidmore as the high school representative.

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Sexual assault allegations land Copen man in jail

On Tuesday, February 5, the Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Unit received information from a Braxton County School official in reference to Ercel Nicholson, 56, of Copen possibly having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. Taskforce members, assisted by Cpl. P.A. Huff of the West Virginia State Police and Capt. B. Scarbro of the Braxton County Sheriff’s Department traveled to the home of the suspect in Copen. The officers were unable to make contact with Nicholson, however, their follow up with neighbors and the victim’s family, lead them to Burnsville where they located the suspect.

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