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Putnam News

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Loran Meadows earns Gamer of the Week honors

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Male Gamer of the Week award to Loran Meadows of Hurricane High School.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Hurricane High School's Johnston Gamer of the Week

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Female Gamer of the Week to Joie Johnston of Hurricane High School.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Worship news

HURRICANE -- Brighterside Quartet will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Mt. Salem United Methodist Church, 4743 US 60, 4 2/2 miles east of Hurricane across from the covered bridge on the left. Everyone is welcome.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

First football practice held in Chris Cline Athletic Complex

HUNTINGTON -- As the rain started to fall on Tuesday afternoon, Marshall football head coach Doc Holliday sent his team up the ramp and to the new Chris Cline Athletic Complex.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

News in brief

SCOTT DEPOT -- Teays Valley Church of God is the site for a Putnam County Job Fair from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 1.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

VFW camp offers fun learning experience for children

KINGWOOD, W.Va. -- Joe Norris made a career looking at the Earth's history through its rock formations. Peering millions of years in the past, he worked in the western United States, researching, exploring and operating a gold mine in southwest Colorado.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

W.Va. PROMISE scholarship recipients increase

CHARLESTON -- More West Virginia high school seniors are qualifying for the state's PROMISE scholarship and the graduate rate of recipients is higher than the general student body's rate, a Higher Education Policy Commission official said.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Coal mining was once a profitable business in Putnam

West Virginia and our entire nation would have difficulty operating as it does without our abundance of coal. It is no wonder that it is often referred to as "black gold." It may be much more valuable than the gold from which we make beautiful jewelry.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Kanawha Valley DAR Chapter sponsoring essay contests

The Kanawha Valley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring the NSDAR American History essay contest for students in grades five through eight and a Christopher Columbus essay contest for students in grades nine through 12 in public, private, or parochial schools. Students who are home schooled are also eligible to enter. These contests are conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Veterans Appreciation Day Service set for Nov. 9

WINFIELD -- The seventh annual Veterans Appreciation Day Service is set for 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the parking lot of the Putnam County Courthouse in Winfield.