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November Checkpoint announced

TAYLOR COUNTY—In an effort to protect the rights of the citizens and follow the letter of the law, while ensuring the safety of individuals on the roadways, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department will be holding a DUI/Safety Checkpoint.

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Harold “Doc” T. Drainer

Harold “Doc” T. Drainer, 92, of Rosemont, WV, passed away on Thursday November 2, 2018, at United Hospital Center from complications following surgery from a broken hip, with family by his side.

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Debra L. “Debbie” Hickman

Debra L. “Debbie” Hickman, 58, of Simpson, WV, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chicopee, MA on May 3, 1960, daughter of the late Beaulah (Riffle) Leach. She was also preceded in death one brother Ronald (Ronnie) Leach of SC. Debbie was known to many as caretaker, best friend, and support system. She was proudest to be known as “Mom” and “Aunt Debbie”. Debra is survived by her husband Cecil F. Hickman; one special daughter, Mandy L. Leach (wife Rachel Gervais) of FL; father Delbert Leach (wife Mary) of VA; two brothers: Stan Leach (wife Michele) and David Leach (wife Delena) all of Simpson; special nephews and niece: Christopher Leach (wife Deanna), Adam Leach (wife Adrea), Daniel Leach (wife Alex), David Leach II (wife Valerie) all of Bridgeport, Mellisa Workman (husband Casey) of Simpson, and Greg Leach of SC. Also surviving are several cherished great nieces and nephews.

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Leroy Edward Freeze

Leroy Edward Freeze, 44, of Grafton passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. He was born December 21, 1973, in Morgantown, son of Iris Freeze Shahan and her husband Jeffery Shahan, of Grafton. Leroy worked as a mechanic at Valley Auto Body in Fairmont. He enjoyed working on cars and loved spending time with his granddaughters.

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GHS teachers defeat TCMS teachers on the hardwood

GRAFTON—In front of almost 1400 students in a packed Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium, the Grafton High School and Taylor County Middle School teachers put their basketball skills on showcase, last Friday morning. The two schools came together in the first ever GHS versus TCMS basketball game. The game was organized as a fundraiser for parent organizations for both the high school and middle school.

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Taylor Wyatt selected to Damascus Hall of Fame

GRAFTON—You may know her now as the extremely helpful and hardworking counselor at Grafton High School, or the energetic softball coach for the Lady Bearcats, but believe it or not, Taylor Wyatt had a life before coming to the hallways at GHS. Many of us never take the time to get to know our teachers or counselors to find out about their past and what they may have excelled at before arriving at GHS. Taylor Wyatt is the perfect example.

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Bearcats earn post-season boys soccer honors

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School boys soccer team received some great news early this week, as four members of the team have received post season honors. Senior Gabe Wolverton and junior Alec Correia have been selected to the Big Ten Conference second team for the 2018 season. Wolverton and Stetson Sanders were selected as first team members of the West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association (WVHSSCA) All Region team, while teammates Marik Chambers and Correia were selected to the second team.

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2018-19 GHS Volleyball season comes to an end

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School volleyball team has finished its 2018 campaign with a sectional loss last week at Frankfort. The girls lost to Petersburg 19-25, 5-25 and 17-25. The following are game results for the last few games of the season. 10/16 -- The Lady Cats headed to Fairmont to battle the East Fairmont Bees. GHS won the first game 25-16, but lost the next three, 13-15, 18-25 and 10-25.

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Bearcats end season with loss to North Marion Huskies

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School Bearcat football team (5-4) played their final contest of the 2018 season last Friday night, at McKinney Field. On a rainy Senior Night, the Bearcats played host to the North Marion Huskies (5-5).

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GHS teachers defeat TCMS teachers on the hardwood

GRAFTON—In front of almost 1400 students in a packed Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium, the Grafton High School and Taylor County Middle School teachers put their basketball skills on showcase, last Friday morning. The two schools came together in the first ever GHS versus TCMS basketball game. The game was organized as a fundraiser for parent organizations for both the high school and middle school.

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    Ronald Howard Poling

    Ronald Howard Poling, 80, of the Lucretia Community, passed away at Grafton City Hospital, Saturday, January 14, 2017, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Grafton, May 2, 1936, a son of the late Howard Frederick and Mabel Norris Poling.

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