Planning Commission downsized in Jefferson
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission voted Thursday to decrease the size of the Jefferson County Planning Commission from 11 to nine members.
Recent discussion has focused on decreasing the size of the planning commission in hopes of reducing the length of the meetings, one of which went well beyond midnight recently, said Commission President Jane Tabb.
Four-legged deputy added to department
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A police dog trained to detect illegal drugs and explosives will be added to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Everett "Ed" Boober told the Jefferson County Commissioners Thursday.
Boober said the dog will be useful since illegal drug use continues to be an issue in the county. The dog also can be used to help keep court offices secure, Boober said.