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RANSON —Jefferson County has lost a true Renaissance man whose dedication to spreading the word about the history of African Americans here, devotion to his students and community, and humility are unparalleled. James L. “Coach” Taylor, 86, passed away September 7. He was born in Charles Tow…

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SHEPHERDSTOWN—Making changes to the Constitution shouldn’t be feared, but understanding history is critical if the United States is to survive as a nation. These are points Ray Smock, interim director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, will make during his …

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CHARLES TOWN – After a nearly hour-long discussion on Monday, the Jefferson County school board postponed action for a second time on proposed attendance policy changes that would require home visits to students absent and unexcused from class after five consecutive days.

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — A Jefferson High School health teacher is facing felony charges for allegedly engaging in sex several times with a 17-year-old student. One alleged sexual encounter with the student occurred in a closet at the high school during school hours. 

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CHARLES TOWN — While they’re encouraged to practice physical distance when they can, Jefferson County government employees won’t have to wear a face covering on the job or get vaccinated against coronavirus to keep their job.

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CHARLES TOWN – A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge struck down efforts that began 21 months ago to allow industrial solar farms to operate in Jefferson County.

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