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August 21, 2008

Bath clerk receives recognition

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Margie McCumbee Allgyer, the Town of Bath clerk, was awarded the West Virginia Clerk/Recorder of the Year for 2007-08, Bath Mayor Susan J. Webster said.

At Tuesday night's council meeting, Webster said she and Allgyer attended the Municipal League meeting recently held in Morgantown, W.Va.

"I was very overwhelmed and completely surprised," Allgyer said.

Allgyer received a plaque that read: "For exemplary leadership abilities and symbolic commitment combined with your inspirational courage, the W.Va. Municipal Clerks and Recorders Association honors this dedicated servant."

Paving on U.S. 522 to begin next week

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Department of Highways (DOH) is to begin repaving U.S. 522 south from Greenway Drive to W.Va. 13 on Monday, Mayor Susan J. Webster said.


At Tuesday night's Bath Town Council meeting, Webster said John Coleman, the county highway administrator, told her the repaving hours will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the area to be repaved on U.S. 522 North is from Greenway Drive to the Berkeley Springs post office, right outside the town limits. The hours of operation also will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.


Bath Police Department hires full-time officer

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- John Miller, who was recently sworn in as a part-time Bath police officer, became a full-time employee effective Tuesday night at the Bath Town Council meeting.

Miller, who is a former Morgan County Sheriff's Department deputy, will work mainly nights from Friday through Monday.

He said he also worked for a security company in Martinsburg, W.Va., and performed other contract work in the area. He lives in Unger, W.Va., and teaches keyboard and guitar to children.

Miller said he is happy to be full time with the town. "My being here brings consistency to the Town of Bath," he said.

Morgan County Sheriff's Department deputies have been hired as part-time officers for the town. Deputy Tony Link will remain in charge of the Bath Police Department, he said, while Bath Cpl. Craig Pearrell is on deployment overseas.



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