Geoff Hamill

Geoff Hamill can be contacted at gshamill@pocahontastimes.com

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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No county fire fee in counties around Pocahontas

Marlinton Fire Department Safety Officer Coy Beverage and Assistant Chief J.P. Duncan display a set of firefighter air packs. The department’s air packs average 10 years in service and must be replaced after More...

By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Veterans News

Jenkins’ office looking into Maxwelton clinic delays The Pocahontas Times contacted Congressman Evan Jenkins’ office to request information on the re-opening of the VA Community Clinic in Maxwelton. More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Money available for septic system upgrades

Nearly $80,000 has been made available to assist local homeowners upgrade and repair their septic systems. The purpose of the program is to reduce the level of fecal coliform bacteria in the Knapps Creek watershed. More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Coursera going strong and expanding

Coursera, a revolutionary online learning center, continues to grow – and it’s no wonder why. Coursera offers top quality online college classes free of charge. Students do not receive college credits, More...

By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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County PILT payment will not increase

Since 1977, the Pocahontas County Commission has relied on money from the federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to bolster its annual budget. PILT provides money to local governments to compensate for More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Spots available in Grow Appalachia program

The local Grow Appalachia program is seeking participants for the 2015 growing season. The program seeks to educate people on efficient gardening techniques, allowing them to reduce their food expenditures, eat More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Federal funding changes for Pocahontas County

Pocahontas County will continue to receive two important allotments of federal funds, but another allotment has ended. The county will receive Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) money and county schools will receive More...