Blair Lands $1,000 Fish

New caretaker of Thorn Spring Park, Jeff Blair from Shinnston, caught the $1,000 prize fish, close to the Pendleton Community Building in Franklin. Three Rivers Guide, Greer Lime, Pendleton County Bank and Trails End Outfitters, sponsored the 2022 Trout Rodeo. Photo Submitted by Ciara Lambert.   

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Local Man Receives Sentencing for Burglary, Arson

By Ammie Ruddle On May 17, Jamie Eugene Morgan stood before Pendleton County Circuit Court to receive sentencing. Morgan pleaded guilty to the charges of burglary, grand larceny, and disruption of public services, and pleaded guilty under Alford circumstances, which allow him to maintain his innocence, for the charges of...

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Warner’s Drive-In to Open for the Season

By Ammie Ruddle   As the days get longer and the temperature rises, the town of Franklin awaits the opening of Warner’s Drive-In. This will be the 70th anniversary for the outdoors cinema, which opened July 10, 1952.  The committee for Warner’s Drive-In met on May 19 to discuss the...

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Community Calendar

Memorial Day Celebration Set At Sugar Grove   Our Five Boys VFW Post 9666 will be hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at noon Monday at the Richard Homan Memorial Park in Sugar Grove. Everyone is invited to attend.   Road Work Scheduled On Siple Mountain Road   The West Virginia...

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Franklin Pool Set to Open 

By Shawn Stinson  The sounds of children splashing in the water and screaming with delight will soon be echoing at the Town of Franklin pool again.  Town officials announced the pool is scheduled to be open May 30 to Aug. 21. The pool is open Monday through Friday from noon...

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Election Set for Town of Franklin 

By Shawn Stinson  Residents of the Town of Franklin will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the upcoming election, but not all seats on the council will be filled.  The election is scheduled for June 14 at the town office. Residents will elect a mayor, recorder...

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County Commission to Clarify Road Name

By Walter Hojka            Is it Smith Creek Road, Johnson Run Road, or Old Firetower Road?  The Pendleton County Commission has determined that it will take up the issue of the road name in an upcoming session.    Gene McConnell, president of the county commission, said during the commission’s...

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No Changes Made to Primary Election Results

By Ammie Ruddle   No changes to election results were made after the May 16 canvassing and official tally of Pendleton County Primary Election votes. Elise White, county clerk, told The Pendleton Times six additional votes, including three absentees, two provisional, and one misplaced vote, were added to the overall...

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Memorial Day

Submitted by Charles Teter Clinton Hedrick  American Legion Post #183 Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed...

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