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Focus on support of levy, not additional spending

August 28, 2015 The decision of the Jefferson County Board of Education, and subsequently the Jefferson County Commission, to seek a special election in December for the school levy puts the focus on the wrong... more »»

 
 
 
Going back in time

August 21, 2015 In an effort to bring a lighter tone this week, I share with you a Facebook posting from ThisBlewMyMind.com. I hope it takes you back and brings a smile or two! Close your eyes and go bac. more »»

We should all pitch in and pick up

August 14, 2015 Shepherdstown is beautiful and unique in so many ways. more »»

Let's hope new 'Super' brings needed improvements

August 7, 2015 As the new Superintendent of Schools, Bondy Shay Gibson, is settling in and working to finalize some things before school starts in Aug. more »»

Once again we rally around

July 31, 2015 In the pre-dawn hours last Thursday morning, I walked down from my home in Bolivar to witness the dreadful fires that destroyed four buildings, two apartments and left eight businesses with no... more »»

Presidential delay was senseless and insulting

July 24, 2015 The delay by President Obama in calling for the lowering of the American flag in honor of the fallen servicemen who where killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee was senseless at best and hurtful, as well. more »»

We need to stop blaming inanimate objects

July 10, 2015 The continued controversy over the Confederate flag, which happens to be this week's targeted inanimate object, needs to cease. more »»

Little League action swift and just

July 2, 2015 The appearance of a group of Jefferson County Little League players and coaches flipping the bird underneath the scoreboard at South Berkeley's fields went viral last week. more »»

Saying farewell and best of luck

June 26, 2015 It is never easy to say goodbye to one who has done so much for the Chronicle and for the community. I find myself in that position this week as we wish Kelly Cambrel farewell and best wishe. more »»

Keep fighting the good fight

June 19, 2015 Congratulations are in order to the police departments in the area for the significant heroin bust this week. more »»

Continuing the Cougar tradition

June 15, 2015 Congratulations are in order for the Jefferson High Cougar baseball team as they took their 11th state championship win in Charleston over the weekend. more »»

Are you prepared for a financial emergency?

June 5, 2015 (Statepoint) Financial stability means more than just being able to cover your monthly expenses. It means having resources to make it through the unexpected. more »»

We need to respect and remember

May 29, 2015 I had the honor of attending the presentation of a new wayside exhibit in Harpers Ferry on Friday. more »»

Wishing a warm welcome to new superintendent

May 25, 2015 We at the Chronicle wish a warm welcome to Bondy Shay Gibson, who was named at the county's new Superintendent of Schools this week. more »»

It takes a village

May 15, 2015 The saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child. Using only the first phrase of the saying, I offer that it takes a village to make a community event successful. more »»

Giving the 'Gift of Life' is important

May 8, 2015 The 'Gift of Life' is a gift that many can give, but don't. The short time it takes to stop in at a blood drive and share what can benefit another is something we should all conside. more »»

Mysterious exam policy benefits no one

May 1, 2015 Teachers and guidance officials at Jefferson High School were told last week that a policy is in place with no exceptions, that students who may miss exam week for whatever reason, will receive zero... more »»

All it takes is a little effort and self-control

April 27, 2015 In preparing the paper this week, I was struck by the information on the upcoming May Day celebration with a focus on the beauty of spring. more »»

Board of Ed should have listened to teachers

April 20, 2015 The recent decision by the Jefferson County Board of Education to deny a request for an exam waiver for Jefferson High students at the end of the second semester was made against the desires of th... more »»

In customer service, be customer oriented

April 13, 2015 Shopping is a fact of life that nearly all of us have to deal with—many on a daily basis. For some it is a joy, therapeutic in its entirety; to others, it is a chore hated above all others. more »»

We won't see the likes of him again

April 3, 2015 The Chronicle joins the rest of the Shepherdstown community in mourning the loss of Connie Hammann. Connie was truly one of a kind—a blessing to all who knew him. more »»

 
 
 

 

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NO PAIN,no pain

August 5, 2014 Here is photo of a frog that found its way into our garage, but didn't make it out. Crushed before it's time. At least it did't suffer, I think. more »

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