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February-05-2014

By WDTV

A former member of the Harrison County Board of Education is returning to serve again.

Chuck Reider will fill the remaining five months of Mike Queen's term. Queen resigned last month in order to run for State Senate. Reider previously served a four-year term on the board. He chose not to run for the board in the upcoming June election, but hopes his experience in personnel and budget matters will make a difference in the next five months. He will be sworn in at the...

February-05-2014

By Lacie Pierson
The Herald-Dispatch

WAYNE -- Wayne County Schools Superintendent Lynn Hurt announced her retirement from the school system Tuesday evening at the Wayne County Board of Education meeting.

"It's just time," Hurt said to a meeting room full of citizens, who gave her a standing ovation at the end of her announcement. She'll leave the system at the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

Hurt said she still will be completely dedicated to ensuring the...

February-04-2014

By Phil Kabler
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In January, for the first time in the 2013-14 budget year, state tax collections came in ahead of estimates, state officials said Monday.

Collections of $391.71 million were $8.42 million ahead of projections for the month, Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow said.

Most of that upturn was the result of timing, with $15 million of taxes due Dec. 31 being posted as January revenue, he said.

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February-04-2014

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON — Food costs have been eating the Department of Education’s lunch for years because almost all of the food purchased for schools comes from out of state.

The Commissioner of Agriculture wants to change that, and he thinks he can.

Walt Helmick told the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development that West Virginia grows $663 million in farm products, but consumes upwards of $7 billion. The biggest customer is the school system at...

February-03-2014

By The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A chemical that spilled in the Elk River earlier this month is no longer detectable at five schools.

Water sample test results released last week showed crude MCHM was present at Andrew Heights Elementary, George Washington High School and John Adams Middle School in Kanawha County, Buffalo High School in Putnam County, H.E. White Elementary in Clay County and Lincoln County High School.

The West Virginia Department of...

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