Putnam County Newswire

Putnam County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Putnam County, WV.

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  1. Teays Valley Walmart decision should be made Thursday nightRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | West Virginia Metro

    The Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Thursday will once again not be an ordinary one, as the board expects to make a decision on whether to allow a hotly contested special permit for a Walmart Neighborhood Market on Route 34 in Teays Valley. The over 42,000 square foot grocery store and fuel station has been the subject of controversy among residents for months.

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  2. Water Restored Overnight to all Customers Following Dunbar Repairs;...Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Huntington News

    ... lifted. Water distribution sites will be discontinued, and West Virginia American Water thanks Kanawha County, Putnam County, WV Department of Highways and the WV National Guard for their coordination support. "Our crews performed these extremely ...

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  3. Water company president defends trio of line repairs, rate increase requestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | West Virginia Metro

    Despite public criticisms from several Kanawha County elected officials, Jeff McIntyre said the company took the appropriate steps to restore water service in parts of Kanawha County and Putnam County following repeat problems during the past week and, on a separate matter, is requesting a justified 28 percent rate increase. "Their statements are wrong and I don't think getting into a back-and-forth is helpful to the community that has been out of water," McIntyre said when asked for a response on Wednesday's MetroNews "Talkline."

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  4. Water Restored to More than 95 Percent of CustomersRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Huntington News

    ... to see even more significant gains one peak evening demand subsides. Customers in the highest elevations of Putnam County, including Red House, Grandview, Crooked Ridge and Rt. 34 north may still experience low water pressure or water outages for ...

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  5. Kanawha County leaders criticize WVAWCRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | West Virginia Metro

    In the wake of three water outages in Dunbar in less than a week, Kanawha County leaders held a news conference at City Hall Tuesday that harshly criticized West Virginia American Water Company. Charleston Mayor Danny Jones, Dunbar Mayor Terry Greenlee and county commissioners Kent Carper and Dave Hardy were on hand to speak out against the outages, and to say that a recent 28 percent rate hike requested by WVWAC is unfair.

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  6. Latest water line break repaired in Dunbar; company apologizesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | West Virginia Metro

    ... according to the company. The breaks last week cut off water to about 25,000 customers from Dunbar west into Putnam County and parts of Cabell County. The customers in elevated areas like the Red House/Grandview area, Tyler Mountain, Cross Lanes and ...

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  7. Expect about a 24-hour repair for latest main breakRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | West Virginia Metro

    ... customers at risk to experience low pressure or no water. The break is affecting many of the same Kanawha and Putnam county residents who lost water last week for up to four days. WVAWC spokesperson Laura Jordan explained what went wrong Monday. "We ...

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  8. Kanawha County Commission to intervene in water rate hike caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | West Virginia Metro

    Following the thousands of water outages Kanawha and Putnam County residents experienced last week, the Kanawha County Commission will now have a place at the table to intervene in the West Virginia American Water Company rate hike case, ordered by the state Public Service Commission Friday. "We're glad the Public Service Commission granted our motion and we will be there on behalf of our tax paying public," said commission president Dave Hardy.

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  9. Kanawha Valley Water System Operating at Normal Levels Following Extensive Transmission Main RepairsRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Huntington News

    ... water distribution sites are being discontinued. West Virginia American Water thanks Kanawha County, Putnam County, WV Department of Highways and multiple other agencies for their coordination support and efficient response. "We all understand how ...

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  10. Hope to have repairs done overnight, water flowing by daybreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | West Virginia Metro

    Just like Wednesday night, West Virginia American Water Company hopes that repairs should be made and water should be flowing by daybreak on Friday. Early Thursday morning, the original 36-inch main was repaired for a few hours before another leak in the same spot caused thousands of residents to be without water or with low water pressure once again Thursday.

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  11. Broken line leaves 25,000 without waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | West Virginia Metro

    A broken main line near a pump station was blamed for a water outage that affected 25,000 people in Kanawha and Putnam counties. "It's a 36-inch concrete transmission main. 1 comment

  12. Overnight Standoff In Cloverdale Comes To Peaceful EndRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    Indiana State Police say that their preliminary investigation shows that around 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy and a Cloverdale Police Officer accompanied the Putnam County Department of Child Services went to a business with an apartment on Market Street just west of US 231. Officials were at the location to execute a Putnam County Circuit Court Order for DCS to take custody of the two week old infant female.

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  13. Court: Unclaimed life insurance policies must be turned overRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... made the unanimous ruling Tuesday, siding with Treasurer John Perdue. The ruling overturns a decision made by Putnam County Circuit Judge Joseph Reeder that said the insurances companies weren't required to act unless a claim is filed. Perdue had ...

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  14. Perdue says unclaimed property fund best place for life insurance proceedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | West Virginia Metro

    ... that now becomes the property of West Virginia." The High Court's opinion overturned a lower court ruling from Putnam County Circuit Judge Joseph Reeder who ruled the insurance companies didn't have to respond unless a claim was filed in connection ...

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  15. Putnam County BZA decides to postpone anticipated Walmart decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | West Virginia Metro

    After nearly four hours of testimony, the Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals decided to postpone its decision on whether to allow a special permit for a Walmart Neighborhood Market on Route 34 in Teays Valley Tuesday night. As what was a packed courthouse for an anticipated hearing slowly emptied, the BZA eventually decided to table the motion until July 9, deciding 3-2 against deciding on the permit Tuesday night, delaying the matter until the next meeting.

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  16. Burial site moved for fallen World War II soldierRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Stars and Stripes

    He was initially buried in a military cemetery. After the war ended, he was brought home in 1947 and laid to rest in Showen Cemetery in the Bancroft area of Putnam County, W.Va.

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  17. Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals to decide on Walmart permitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | West Virginia Metro

    After several months of controversy, the Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals will finally hold a public hearing Tuesday night to vote on the construction of a Walmart Neighborhood Market on Route 34 in Teays Valley. A faction of residents along with a group called the "Keep the Promise Coalition" has opposed the construction of the approximately 43,000 square foot shopping center.

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  18. Algood mayor sues city, employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Herald-Citizen

    ... the Police Chief Harris, filed written statements with the Tennessee Highway Patrol," the complaint, filed in Putnam County Circuit Court, said. "The statements Foutch and Harris gave on behalf of the City of Algood were about an alleged incident ...

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  19. Charleston craft beer fans celebrate new law allowing growlersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | West Virginia Metro

    ... the Alcoholic Beverage Control restricted the sale, even though Charleston Brewing Co. is right next door. Putnam County state Sen. Chris Walters was integral to passing the new bill, saying it would be great for business. "This is what it's all ...

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  20. Putnam County man admits to killing infant sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | West Virginia Metro

    A Putnam County man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his five-week-old son at a home in May 2014. Robert "Jeremy" Smith, 34, of Hurricane, admitted he caused the death of his son Madden.

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