Fayette County saw red again Saturday night, forcing the county school system to revert to remote learning and putting extracurricular activities on the shelf for at least another week.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources on Thursday morning said there have been 528,658 total confirmatory laboratory results received for Covid-19 statewide, with 14,706 total cases and 325 deaths.

FAYETTEVILLE — An emergency meeting Friday of the Fayette County Covid-19 Task Force led to numerous recommendations to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in the county.

Below is a brief look at recent activity involving the Fayette County Sheriff's Department:

Superintendent Gary Hough said Tuesday Fayette County schools will have their first day of in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year on Thursday, Sept. 17.

LANSING — Despite the most unusual summer in the history of West Virginia’s whitewater rafting industry, the CEO of one of the biggest rafting companies said he believes the 2020 Gauley rafting season has the potential to be very solid.

The Fayette County Commission recently issued a certificate of honor to Janet Zamiela in recognition of her long service to Fayette County.

United States Attorney Mike Stuart on Aug. 26 announced the takedown of a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing meth, heroin and marijuana in Kanawha and Fayette counties. The arrests were the result of a long-term investigation, dubbed “Second Wave,” led by the Federal …

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Beaver couple who allegedly faked the wife's fall from an overlook at Grandview State Park in June, according to United States Attorney Mike Stuart.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Forestry (WVDOF) announced the sign-up period for the Forest Stewardship Program within the state. The sign-up opened on Sept. 1 and is for all counties in West Virginia.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles announced this week that any driver’s license, instruction permit, Graduated License (level 1, 2, or 3), or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), as allowed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), with an expiration d…

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) announced the application period for the state’s industrial hemp program opened Sept. 1 for the 2021 growing season. Those interested in growing industrial hemp must apply by Oct. 31, 2020. To receive a license by the first of t…

CHARLESTON – West Virginia American Water announced on Monday the recipients of its seventh annual Firefighting Support Grant program. This year, the company will provide more than $28,000 in financial assistance to 30 fire departments and emergency management agencies located within the com…

CHARLESTON — AARP West Virginia has launched “Protect Voters 50+,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support and protect West Virginians age 50 and up as they vote in the 2020 elections. A centerpiece of the campaign will focus on providing information about voting options in West…

FAYETTEVILLE — During a special meeting last Friday, the Fayette County Board of Education voted to open the 2020-21 school term in a blended learning model.

As of 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported there have been 384,143 total confirmatory laboratory results received statewide for Covid-19, with 9,066 total cases and 170 deaths.

CHARLESTON – West Virginia is to receive an additional $24 million worth of food commodities in 2020 through the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and CARES Act. These items will be distributed by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) and the state’s two food banks, Moun…

A long-standing poker run won’t actually be run this year, but a form of the event is still being held to secure critical funding for student scholarships in a three-county area in southeastern West Virginia.

Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley says his office has received "several complaints" regarding fraudulent unemployment compensation claims being filed with Workforce WV. "Persons are being alerted to these fraudulent claims by either receiving a debit card in the mail, or their employers re…

The Fayette County Solid Waste Authority will conduct its monthly waste tire collection this week. The waste tire collection has been on hold for a few months because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Children and Families will begin accepting school clothing allowance applications on Tuesday, Sept. 1 for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. Each eligible child will receive a $200 benefit that may…

Voters who prefer to vote absentee in the 2020 General Election may now request an absentee ballot from their county clerk, according to Secretary of State Mac Warner. The process was launched on Aug. 11.

On July 27, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,518,080 for Head Start projects at the Fayette County Child Development Center. The funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Healt…

FAYETTEVILLE — Thursday's Fayetteville Town Council meeting got started with a special ceremony.

FAYETTEVILLE — Barring an unforeseen uptick in Covid-19 cases or other unexpected circumstances in the coming weeks, Fayette County Schools are still on target to be in their physical buildings when the school year opens on Sept. 8.

BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BridgeValley) was awarded an AmeriCorps member for 2020, enabling the continued position of a LifeBridge AmeriCorps member to assist in the Veterans Affairs Office in the fall 2020 term.

On July 27, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,518,080 for Head Start projects at the Fayette County Child Development Center. The funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Healt…

Clay County led West Virginia in the percentage of new business registration growth for the month of June 2020. A total of six new businesses registered to operate in the county during the month, according to West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.

OAK HILL — The historically Black cemetery at Harlem Heights was recently restored through a Partnership Grant from the National Coal Heritage Area Authority (NCHAA). The 2.5-acre site near Oak Hill contains at least 16 graves from the 1950s and 1960s, including coal miners, factory workers,…

GAULEY BRIDGE — Brookfield Renewable, owner of the Hawks Nest Dam, announced Tuesday that the company will on Sept. 8 undertake a project at Hawks Nest Dam which will result in the first inspection of the Hawks Nest Tunnel since it was built.

After a thorough review of the June Primary Election, and considering current guidance from state and federal authorities and health officials, Secretary of State Mac Warner has announced the processes for voters to safely participate in the November General Election during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) has expanded its programming to include Boone and Kanawha counties. Having successfully served Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh and Summers counties since 2015, Active SWV has also been working with neighboring communities along the Route 3 corridor and t…