Vol. 42, No.26

June 28, 2016

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Board tables action on replacing Jimmy Huffman; He has not formally resigned

The Braxton County Board of Education held their regular meeting on Monday, June 27 at the board office with the meeting called to order at 8:05 am. Members in attendance included President Kathy Parker, Vice-President David Hoover, Elizabeth Stewart, and Van Carr. Board member Jimmy Huffman was available via phone after the board came back from executive session.
The meeting started with a motion for executive session to discuss legal and personnel matters. The regular meeting reconvened at 8:30. While the board was in executive session, the revised agenda was provided to those in attendance at 8:17 am.
An item on the agenda “Discussion and consideration on resignation of Jimmy Huffman and appointing new board member” was addressed by President Kathy Parker later in the meeting. She explained the item would be tabled until another meeting as Huffman has not formally submitted his letter of resignation to the board at this time.

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Lady Eagles’ catcher receives
AA Special Honorable Mention

Amber Frame, varsity catcher for Braxton’s team, was recently named to the softball AA Special Honorable Mention team. She was also All-Little Kanawha Conference First Team catcher.
In addition to her defensive work as catcher, Frame made a strong offensive mark throughout the season and ended with a .624 batting average.

Local artist offers paintings of
Gassaway Depot for sale

Former residents returning to the area for the upcoming Gassaway Days celebration might find some of local artist Joe Pettit’s work interesting. Pettit, who said he has been painting “for about 20 years,” has eight of his paintings of the Gassaway Depot for sale.
The painter explained that he did several paintings of the local depot five years ago, and he is offering those remaining for $150 each. The oil paintings, he said, “offer pretty good detail, including the spruce trees which you use to see behind the depot.”
One definite plus is that the canvas paintings do not have to be framed. “They’re gallery wrapped and ready to hang,” Pettit said. Here he noted that many people no longer look to framed paintings.
Those interested in a look at Pettit’s work can see some of his paintings in the window of the building which once housed Gassaway True Value Hardware.


Trio face charges following
Gassaway area burglary

On June 4, Braxton County Sheriff Department Deputy C.E. Westfall responded to a burglary in progress on Upper O’Brien Road. According to the criminal complaint, the homeowner came home and found a man running out of his house with a white bag.
Deputy Westfall went and spoke to Harry Alderman about the incident and he advised the officer that he was with three other individuals, including Joshua Bohn and Jessica Denise Nicholson, where together earlier in the day. Later that night, Alderman called Deputy Westfall and stated that one of the other individuals, Bohn, was at a residence on Little Otter Road with a gun and other stolen property.


Logan Cole Wilson facing numerous
theft charges

Logan Cole Wilson, 24, of South Stonewall Street Sutton, was arrested on June 21 after a warrant was issued by Braxton County Magistrate David R. Singleton. Wilson is charged with burglary, grand larceny and two counts of receiving/transferring stolen property.
According to the criminal report, West Virginia State Police SGT. M.R. Yost received a complaint from an individual on Bear Garden Road in Heaters, for a burglary on Saturday, June 18. The victim stated his grandson, Wilson, was at his residence on June 17 weed eating for him. He advised the officer that he had went up the hill to work on a building and when he returned back to his residence, Wilson was gone, but had left a note stating he would be back to finish the job.





Intoxicated Flatwoods man facing
mulitple charges

On June 18, Braxton County 911 received a disturbance call on Stone Run Road in Flatwoods. Braxton County Sheriff Department Deputy H. E. Teare responded to the call. According to the criminal report, dispatch informed the officer that Ryan Williams had drove to a residence and was asked to leave by the owner. The suspect was violent and refused to leave the property.

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