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17 Aug 2018 @ 08:00AM - - First Day of Grant County School (K-12)
18 Aug 2018 @ 10:00AM - 04:00PM - Fort Mulligan Day
19 Aug 2018 @ 01:00PM - - Ice Cream Social

After more than 25 years, Cellular X-Press going out of business

Cellular
DEDICATION - Debbie Heavner and Mindy Evans in the Cellular X-Press store on South Grove Street in Petersburg. Heavner has worked for the business for more than 25 years and Evans has been with the store more than 18 years.

Later this week, Grant County will lose one of its local, family owned businesses as Cellular X-Press closes their doors due to a decision made by the AT&T corporation.

The store has a unique and local history, including being the very first single-owner Cellular One (AT&T) dealership.

Derrick Berry
Derrick Berry

The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for failure to appear in court on multiple charges of sexual assault of minors in Jefferson and Berkeley counties.

During their July 31 meeting, the Grant County Board of Education discussed school safety, school organization nance oversight and possible improvements to the schools energy plans and usage.

During the meeting, Maysville resident Larry Porter addressed the board and asked if any progress had been made to improving school safety.

The bells of Notre Dame
Last month, the bell tower on the old St. John’s Church on the Franklin Pike was removed to make way for roof repairs. Bill and Nick Moss helped the building’s owner, Mike DeVito, remove the bell tower. DeVito purchased the building after the congregation built a new church. The church was originally built in 1906 and the bell that once called the tower home is now housed in the new St. John’s Church.

Last week, the Petersburg City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the city office.

During the meeting, the council reviewed the Petersburg Police Department activity report for the month of July. 

queens
LOCAL ROYALTY - The Tri-County Fair Queen’s Scholarship Pageant was held last week, with six ladies finishing as this year’s title holders. Winners were: Queen - Cassidy Bosley, first runner-up - Caylie Simmons, second runner-up - Carmen Ketterman, third runner-up - Katlyn Ruddle, fourth runner-up - Sadie Brooke Carr and Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic - Rachel West.

Editor - Camille Howard;
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Print Shop Manager - Richard Knight; 
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