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Brenda Mobley has joined the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Jackson County Development Authority as Program Manager after serving for many years with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA), Charleston, WV. Brenda is a graduate of Ripley High School and a graduate of WVU-P with an AAS degree in Office Administration and an AAS degree in Business Administration. She also received the Regents Bachelor of Arts degree from Glenville State College.

Brenda brings to us over 25 years of experience with state government in West Virginia and has worked in various areas including human resources, office management, promotions, homeland security, financial aid, and various loan programs just to name a few. Prior to her employment at the WVDA she was employed at WVU-Parkersburg Jackson County Center, Jackson County Board of Education, and the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair. She has been involved with wellness programs, youth activities, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Read Aloud Program, and has been a faithful supporter of the Jackson County Junior Fair.
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Dec. 8, 2012 6:57 p.m.


Buckwild | Photo Credits: MTV
West Virginia Senator Jo Manchin has a bone to pick with MTV's new reality show Buckwild. The series, which premieres next month, follows a group of twentysomethings living in a small West Virginia town and has been described as "The Jersey Shore of Appalachia." BuzzFeed obtained a letter the senator sent MTV requesting the network cancel the series.Ian Somerhalder? Sofia Vergara? Make your picks for TV's sexiest eye candy now!"As a U.S. Senator, I am repulsed at this business venture, where some Americans are making money off of the poor decisions of our youth," Manchin wrote. "I have no problem with people in this country trying to earn a profit, but I would ask them: Would they do this to their own children, in their own neighborhood, in their own home state?"According to Manchin, Buckwild is a "travesty" which "plays on ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia." Buckwild's producer John Stevens spoke to Entertainment Weekly in defense of the series, explaining: "It's not like looking at a train wreck. That's not what it is.Remember when Justin Timberlake had curls? Check out the most dramatic celebrity makeovers"It's quite the opposite of everything else on TV," Johnson continued. "These kids aren't hooked into the internet. They don't do Facebook. Shane doesn't even have a cell phone. The parents have to go find in the woods when I call to find him. He's usually out there on his ATV and motorcycle. That's their idea of fun. That's what so refreshing."Watch a trailer for Buckwild below. Do you agree with Manchin or Stevens?Buckwild premieres Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10/9c.



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