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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
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RAVENSWOOD -  Better safe than sorry.An emergency lockdown at two Ravenswood schools was lifted around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, after it was determined that a man spotted with a gun in the vicinity of Ravenswood High School had legally purchased the weapon from a pawn shop.The incident began about 11 a.m. when a school employee saw a man walking down a side street near Ravenswood High School, carrying a shotgun.Ravenswood Police officers,...

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RIPLEY - The Ripley Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1946 by a group of concerned citizens to provide an organized response to emergencies in the town of Ripley, and surrounding areas. From the onset, the men and women of...

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Richard Allen Blackshire, 43 of Ripley went to be with his grandparents and take care of his horses in heaven on January 19, 2015.

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Eric Paul Gibson, 37, of Evans, WV, passed away January 26, 2015, in CAMC, General Division.

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Billie David Surface, "David Claypoole" "Pops", 67, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away on January 17, 2015. He was born in Charleston, WV, on October 7, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill Surface of...

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RAVENSWOOD – Ravenswood added a zero to its final margin of victory against Wirt County Tuesday night on the Old Gymnasium’s Mick Price Court.Back in December, the Runnin’ Red Devils escaped Elizabeth with a...

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BUFFALO – The Ripley Lady Vikings were finally able to come up for air, so to speak.  After a brutal seven game stretch, all against ranked opponents, the Lady Vikes traveled to Buffalo on Monday night and came away with a...

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Katy Perry, the pop star with more Twitter followers than anyone on Earth, is set to take the halftime stage at the Super Bowl on Sunday. What will she sing? What will she wear? How many people dressed as cats will be involved?

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My favorite journal is brown with antique maps wrapped around its cover. Just inside it carries a 2008 inscription from my husband. Words of love and encouragement. Words that urge me to “become intoxicated by the fragrance of every flower that...

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WEEK IN RELIGIONAs many as 800,000 people attended an event Jan. 19 in Russia’s Chechnya region to protest against images of the prophet Muhammad published in French publication Charlie Hebdo.

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[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Wednesday's episode of Criminal Minds. Read at your own risk.]

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