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TCHS FFA Banquet

Awards and special recognition were presented at the annual banquet of the Tucker County FFA chapter on April 23rd 2022, at the TCHS cafeteria.  The 2021-2022 Officer Team led by...

WVa city council ordered to stop reciting The Lord’s Prayer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city was ordered Tuesday to stop opening its council meetings with The Lord’s Prayer. U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. ruled that Parkersburg City Council's practice of opening its meetings with the New Testament prayer violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits government from favoring one religion over others. The judge issued a permanent injunction against the prayer recital and awarded $1 in damages to each plaintiff. Copenhaver ruled...

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Man sentenced to prison in death of infant son

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to serve between 20 and 40 years in prison in the death of his 3-month-old son. Daniel Messner was sentenced Monday in Marshall County, news outlets reported. He was charged in 2019 with death of a child by a parent by child abuse. A doctor told Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office investigator Bryan Gaus that the child suffered from shaken baby syndrome and his death was the “result of extreme...

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West Virginia housing programs get $42M in federal funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Twenty West Virginia housing authorities will receive nearly $42 million in federal funding for housing programs. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Monday from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A statement from the senators said the funding will expand rental assistance, address substance use disorder and support other programs, including for residents experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Included in the funding is a Community Development Block Grant of more...

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TCHS FFA Banquet

Awards and special recognition were presented at the annual banquet of the Tucker County FFA chapter on April 23rd 2022, at the TCHS cafeteria.  The 2021-2022 Officer Team led by Haley Tuttle chapter president, opened the meeting; Vice-President Karlie Thompson proceeded with the roll of officers, Laney Burns at the post of treasurer; Kylee Neff at the post of reporter; Hannah Cussins at the post of secretary; and Owen Knotts at the post of sentry with all reporting that their...

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Commissioner Davis Calls Out Governor for Promised EMS Funds

Tucker County Commissioners Fred Davis, Mike Rosenau, and Lowell Moore giving their report By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate Commissioner Fred Davis seeks the money promised by Governor Jim Justice but has not yet been received by anyone. Gov. Jim Justice unveiled a $10 million emergency management fund for West Virginia EMS agencies in his state of the state address on Jan. 27, 2022. The state lost 35 percent of its paramedics over two years, according to Boone County Emergency Ambulance...

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EMS Hopes to Work with Commission to Keep Ordinance Fee in Place

By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate Commissioner Lowell Moore went on record to say when he retires on December 31 he will continue to fight for the Amusement Tax. Moore reported to say that the Senators will be placing the bill on the agenda for approval again during the upcoming work session. Moore said: “I intend to be in Charleston on my own in January and February as a lobbyist there. I stand by what I wrote in the paper...

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Mountain Hospice Named a 2022 Hospice Honors Recipient

Belington – Mountain Hospice has been named a 2022 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.   “Hospice Honors recipients are industry leaders in providing quality care and constantly seeking ways to improve,” said Ronda Howard, Vice President Revenue Cycle and CAHPS at HEALTHCAREfirst. “We are...

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West Virginia housing programs get $42M in federal funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Twenty West Virginia housing authorities will receive nearly $42 million in federal funding for housing programs. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Monday from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A statement from the senators said the funding will expand rental assistance, address substance use disorder and support other programs, including for residents experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Included in the funding is a Community Development Block Grant of more...

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‘Yes, I’m a Trump girl’: WVa Guard member charged in riot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A part-time member of the West Virginia National Guard who authorities say was wearing a sweatshirt that read “Yes, I'm a Trump girl” inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda has been charged with participating in the January 2021 riot. Jamie Lynn Ferguson was arrested last week in Lynchburg, Virginia, and is scheduled for an initial appearance Tuesday before a U.S. magistrate judge in Washington, D.C., according to a criminal complaint. Ferguson was charged with entering and remaining...

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In Buffalo, Biden to confront the racism he’s vowed to fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden talks about his decision to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, the story always starts with Charlottesville. He says it was the men with torches shouting bigoted slogans that drove him to join what he calls the “battle for the soul of America." Now Biden is facing the latest deadly manifestation of hatred after a white supremacist targeted Black people with an assault rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and left 10 people dead,...

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