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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
Updated at 9:41 AM

James Rodriguez of Colombia made a huge splash at the World Cup, becoming the tournament’s breakout star, and now it’s paying off for the 23-year-old. Rodriguez just signed a contract with soccer powerhouse Real Madrid that is reportedly worth $121 million. The boyish-looking Rodriguez won the Golden Boot at the World Cup, meaning he scored the most goals of any player (six).

Updated at 8:25 AM

Orval "Tip" Summers Kenney, 92 of Ravenswood, died peacefully July 2, 2014.

Updated at 8:23 AM

Fonda Arlene Kidder, 57 of Ravenswood passed away July 20, 2014 at home. She was born July 31, 1956, Parkersburg, WV. The daughter of  Glenn M. Alfred and Delores A. Wasson Alfred. She was a homemaker.

Updated at 8:15 AM

Robert Bradley, 81. of Millwood, WV, passed away July 17, 2014.  Arrangements are pending at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Updated at 8:13 AM

On July 19, 2014, Phillip Ray Shepherd, 52, of Sandyville passed away at home surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Updated at 8:11 AM

Jim Hammond passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014.  He was a positive, caring, and supportive husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, and friend with a wonderful sense of humor.   He was a big fan of all sports and he never met a...

Updated at 8:08 AM

MILLWOOD - Armstrong World Industries, Inc – Millwood Plant has committed generous support for Our Community’s Foundation’s Charity Challenge Matching Program. The company, which opened for operation in Jackson County...

Updated at 8:02 AM

MADISON -– Cayla Goodson and her United States teammates finished in first place at last week’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament.  Goodson, a standout archer at Ripley High, was a three...

Posted at 2:01 AM

Adding to the discussion about whether children need to work harder to achieve the standards set by the Common Core curriculum is a renewal of the controversy over innate ability vs. practice. A recent paper in the journal Psychological Science...

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