Ambulance Authority Uses DATA to Improve EMS

Ambulance Authority Uses DATA to Improve EMS

Ambulance Authority members pouring over data received from the 911 database. By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate EMS Director Shelia Marsh reported to the Ambulance Authority board members that over half of the staff at EMS was out sick with COVID or other illnesses. Marsh herself had been sick and...

“A Place for Good, Happiness is Inside”

“A Place for Good, Happiness is Inside”

New business partners Joan Emerson and Shelby Moore are the proud owners of Happy and Moore Bakery and General Store By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate The City of Thomas has a new happy place for the residents of Tucker County. Happy and Moore Bakery and General Store owners Joan...

Planning Commission Working on Zoning Ordinance

Planning Commission Working on Zoning Ordinance

Planning Commission members discussing updating Canaan Valley zoning ordinance to include areas surrounding Route 48 in continuous of Davis and Thomas. By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate The planning commission has switched gears from the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) to updating the existing zoning ordinance for Canaan Valley...

Spitznogle Petitions the Court for Re-trial

Spitznogle Petitions the Court for Re-trial

Convicted of sexual assault and abuse, Darrell Spitznogle was in the Honorable Judge J. Courrier’s courtroom motioning for a new trial and the acquittal of sexual assault. Both were denied. By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate Darrell Spitznogle was convicted by a jury of 12 for six counts of sexual...

WVDOT Hosts Q&A Workshop for Corridor H Project for Parsons to Davis

WVDOT Hosts Q&A Workshop for Corridor H Project for Parsons to Davis

By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT), Division of Highways and Federal Highway Administration hosted a public information workshop in Blackwater Falls State Park Conference Center. The workshop provided information to the guests concerning the Appalachian Corridor H Parsons to Davis project. Guests were...

Local physicians honored with preceptor awards

LEWISBURG, WV – Two area physicians received recognition for their work with West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) students. Zachary Henry, D.O., received the 2022 Outstanding Primary Care Preceptor Award for the Central East Region of WVSOM’s Statewide Campus. Henry is a family medicine physician at United Physicians Care...

$2.2 MILLION FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN TO IMPROVE WEST VIRGINIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE SYSTEM

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,283,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration for West Virginia’s unemployment insurance system. The funding was made possible through the American Rescue Plan and will support projects that simplify application instructions,...

City of Parsons Promotes Arnold and Gidley

City of Parsons Promotes Arnold and Gidley

Officer N. Gidley has been promoted to Patrolman First Class By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate  A 35-year Tucker resident, Donna Hood, stepped out of her comfort zone during a meeting held by the Parsons City Council to ask for guidance and help acquiring some athletic improvements for the children...

Claude Ray and Perchie Lea Mullenax Knotts Family

Claude Ray and Perchie Lea Mullenax Knotts Family

This is the Claude Ray and Perchie Lea Mullenax Knotts Family. Claude (1898-1986) married Perchie (1907-1985) in 1924. The family in the photo (left to right, front row) Kenneth Knotts, Irene Knotts Duckworth, Perry Knotts, Alva Knotts back row (left to right) David Knotts, Sylvia Knotts Rosenau, Junior Knotts, Harry...

Watch! Stop! Learn! Play! Born Learning Trail 

Watch! Stop! Learn! Play! Born Learning Trail 

Tygart Valley United Way Executive Chief Executive Officer Brett White, Regional Engagement Director Angela Daniels, and volunteers install 10 posts with signs along the Born Learning Trail. By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate In August, (then Interim) City Administrator Agnes Arnold presented the City of Parsons council with a memorandum...

Local Coalminers to the Rescue

Some days are just better than others. Recently at the coalmine off Corridor H, an electric car from DC ran out of battery at the road entrance to the mine. Someone called one of the mine’s foremen and told him a car was broke down in the middle of the...

2022 Leaf Peeper’s Festival

Schedule of Events Thursday- 8pm  Live Music- Purple Fiddle, in Thomas TK and Holy Know Nothings  Half-dutifully and half-facetiously self-dubbed “psychedelic doom boogie,” the group was born out of Kingman’s desire to create a loose, groove-heavy bar band that never sacrifices the importance of good, honest songwriting.  $15 advance/$20 day...

Pop-up Kids Markets

Pop-up Kids Markets

In collaboration with the Tucker County Family Resource Network Center and Country Farm Market LLC, the Tucker County Extension Office hosted the first ever kids market in the schools! Students from Tucker Valley and Davis Thomas were able to use 'tokens' to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables that they could...

Stevens’ Florist Celebrates 60 Years

Stevens’ Florist Celebrates 60 Years

A variety of items are available for purchase or made fresh to order at Stevens’ Florist. Stevens’ Florist Celebrates 60 Years By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate On July 3 the flower shop on Davis Street called Stevens’ Florist celebrated 60 years of being in business. A business started by...

Spitznogle Found Guilty of Sexual Assault and Abuse

Spitznogle Found Guilty of Sexual Assault and Abuse

he case of the State of WV vs D. Spitznogle was reigned over by Judge J. Courrier By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate In February of 2020 Darrell “Gene” Spitznogle was formally charged with sexual assault and abuse after a juvenile male family member disclosed that he had been touched...

September Yard of the Month

September Yard of the Month

Mountaineer garden club members selected Dottie and Roger Murphy's yard, which is full of begonias, marigolds, petunias, geraniums and well-trimmed shrubbery for September Yard of the month.    The First Methodist church was selected as September’s business yard of the month.  The well-designed placement of a variety of shrubbery against...

Carr Earns the American FFA Degree 

Carr Earns the American FFA Degree 

Ethan Carr Earned the American FFA Degree is the highest degree the National FFA Organization can bestow upon an FFA member. Less than one percent of FFA members earn the American FFA Degree.  It is awarded to high school graduate members with demonstrated leadership, community service, academic success and outstanding...

Tucker County Fair Royalty

Tucker County Fair Royalty

Tucker Co. Fair Queen - Jesslyn McCaslin; Teen Queen - Alicia Barb; Jr. Queen - Savanah Shaffer; Little Miss - Gracyn White; Tiny Miss - Diva Wesoloski; Princess - Kora Shiflett; Prince - Matthew Gidley. Photo courtesy Brittany Channell.    

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