Vol. 46, No. 01

January 7, 2020

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Grand jury indicts twenty-nine


On Tuesday, February 4, the Braxton County Grand Jury convened with the Honorable Richard A. Facemire, Circuit Court Judge presiding. The jury returned indictments against 29 individuals on a total of 80 various charges. Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney Jasmine R.H. Morton presented the state’s cases.
Jacob Douglas Moats, 27 of Sutton has been indicted on one felony count of fleeing with reckless indifference and one misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer. Braxton county Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bradley Williams presented the evidence to the grand jury. The deputy was conducting road patrol on December 20 in the Gassaway area when he tried to initiate a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle. Moats, the driver of the vehicle, fled down Chapel Road to avoid the officer.


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Smith sets record for career 3-point goals


In a recent game against Webster, Braxton senior Peyton Smith set a new school record for career three-point goals for BCHS girls’ basketball.

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Gray signs to play football at GSC

Brandon Gray, a four year starter for the Braxton County Eagles, recently signed a letter of intent to play football for the Glenville State Pioneers. Braxton’s center and defensive end explained that he has: always wanted to play there. “I went to Glenville’s football camps, and I fell in love with Glenville,” Gray added. .

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Board conducts expulsion hearings, recognizes
student achievements

The most recent meeting of the Braxton County Board of Education was held on February 4. Before the regular meeting, board members conducted two student expulsion hearings in executive session as part of a special meeting. Board member Bradley Shingler made two separate motions for the 365 days of expulsions for the students following the recommendations of the superintendent which were approved by the board when they reconvened back into session. The special meeting adjourned at 5:39 pm.

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Commission hears request to remove administrator

The first act of business at last Friday’s Braxton County Commission meeting was to hear a request by George Cameron Baker to remove Daniel C. Cooper as executor for the estate of George C. Baker, deceased. Raymond Keener, attorney for George Baker outlined the request to the Commission. Attorney Terry Rogers, spoke on behalf of family members opposing the change. Commission President George Skidmore told those in attendance that the Commission was awaiting a written opinion from the Prosecuting Attorney regarding discovery questions. Following a discussion, Lisa Godwin made a motion to set a hearing on the matter for March 6 at 10:00 a.m. to allow for the PA’s response.

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