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Braxton native earns PhD in Geosciences

Former Braxton County resident Ethan Backus recently received a PhD in Geosciences from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Backus graduated from Braxton County High School and earned his undergraduate degree in Geology at Marshall University. He earned a Master’s Degree at Texas Tech in 2015 before entering the doctoral program there.
Geosciences, Backus explained, include not only geology but also atmospheric sciences and geography. To earn his doctorate in that field, Backus had to complete a combination of book work and research for a doctoral dissertation.
To earn a Master’s Degree in Geology, Backus completed research in Nevada and Scotland. For his PhD, his research was done in Texas and Scotland. His work toward the PhD also included supervising research by undergraduates in New Mexico and Scotland. In addition to extensive research, Backus taught a variety of lab classes.
After having attained his PhD, Backus is currently exploring positions, including teaching and research, at a number of institutions.


2020 Braxton County Teacher
and Service Personnel chosen

The 2020 Braxton County Teacher of the Year and Service Personnel of the Year were recently announced. Both work at Burnsville Elementary School. Jessica Vandernick teaches fourth grade, and April Garrett is an aid in the kindergarten class.

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Search warrant on Seng Run leads to drug seizures and arrest

On Tuesday, June 23, Sgt. Shingler and TFO Jenkins of the Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Unit, executed a search warrant at 95 Seng Run Road, Little Birch. The warrant was obtained by TFO Jenkins, for the residence of Spurgeon Friend and Misty Brantley in connection with a drug investigation in which David Cottrill was the primary subject. Authorities believed that he was selling drugs out of the residence. Cottrill has been under investigation and surveillance for several weeks.

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New Board members take oath

The Braxton County Board of Education ended their special meeting on June 26 with the swearing in of Dr. Kenna Seal and Evelyn Post, the newly elected board members, by Judge Richard A. Facemire.

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Hospital loosens visitation guidelines


WVU/Braxton County Memorial Hospital announced that new guidelines are in effect for visitation at their facility.
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