New prosecutor appointed

Upshur County Commissioners Sam Nolte, Kristie Tenney and Terry Cutright during the Thursday morning meeting.

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission conducted a regular session meeting on Thursday morning at the Courthouse Annex. The commissioners voted unanimously to appoint attorney Bryan Hinkle as the new Prosecuting Attorney for Upshur County. Hinkle is currently the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Lewis County and will replace David Godwin when his retirement takes effect on November 30 at 11:59 p.m.

Hinkle was the sole applicant for the position of Upshur County Prosecuting Attorney. Hinkle’s appointment will be permanent, meaning that he will conclude the position for the remainder of Godwin’s full term, which will expire in December 2020, with the newly elected official taking office after the term expires next December. 

As Prevention Resource Officer Rocky Hebb recently resigned from his position at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, there were some questions concerning the placement of Hebb’s Canine Officer. As Hebb is surely very excited, the County Commission approved the transfer of the canine to Hebb, who was very bonded with the animal per his previous report. Congratulations to Hebb on his future endeavor with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the claim to his canine pal. 

The County Commission will have the week off from their regular scheduled Thursday morning meetings to honor time with family and friends for Thanksgiving. The next meeting of the Upshur County Commission is scheduled for December 5 at 9 a.m.


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