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Sep. 12, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

Gallery: Putnam in Pictures, Friday, Sept. 12

Did you miss something in Putnam County this week? Chances are, one of our photographers was there.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Pulsating ball of fire encountered 62 years ago

Today I would like to take you back exactly 62 years to something that happened in the town of Flatwoods up in Braxton County. Flatwoods itself is a small place. There were only 277 people listed as living there in the 2010 census, although there have been people in the area since at least 1830.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

New Hope Animal Rescue to host Italian Feast Fundraising Dinner

HURRICANE -- New Hope Animal Rescue will host an Italian Feast Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 27. The dinner will be catered by The Greenhouse of Teays Valley and will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at St.Timothy's In-the-Valley Episcopal Church located at 3434 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Holliday focused on the present

HUNTINGTON -- Much of the talk from Marshall University football players Monday was about three consecutive losses to the Ohio Bobcats.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


XANDER LEE WATTS, infant son of Christopher Watts and Brandi Smith, of Culloden, died Aug. 30 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. There will be no service or visitation.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Keeping Putnam safe and secure

The following is a synopsis of the Putnam County Rotary Club meeting of Tuesday, Sept. 9:

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Herd has eight on Sundays

HUNTINGTON -- Eight former Marshall University football players grace the rosters of NFL teams heading into pro football's opening weekend.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Homecoming event set for Sept. 13 - 14

WINFIELD -- If you are looking for something to do this weekend, Sept. 13 and 14, drive on over to Winfield for the 85th annual Putnam County Homecoming, but don't let its advanced age fool you. Sponsored by the Putnam County Lions Clubs and The Town of Winfield, the festival has gone through somewhat of a makeover, and is filled with great food, plenty of entertainment, a cruise-in, a 5K run, a street dance, and a parade, among many other activities.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Allison Clay of Hurricane High receives top honors

Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Female Gamer of the Week award to Allison Clay of Hurricane High School.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with scattered showers and thunderstorms on Saturday as a weak cold front moves through the region. The high temperature will be 74 degrees.