First I'd like to apologize to anyone who has taken the time to subscribe to our newsletter for the long gap since our last article was published. I really tried to keep up, but once the holidays hit I really got swamped with other work that needed to be done,
I know this is a few day behind, but we had another busy week last week in the news cycle and I wanted to make sure everyone is able to keep up. As we reported last Monday, the week started with a tragic mass murder on Sunday, November 21 in
RANSON, WV - On Saturday, the streets around the circle were closed for a community tree lighting event. Santa Clause, Frosty the Snowman, Minnie and Mickey Mouse, and the Grinch made an appearance and took pictures with the kids. A local church gave out hot chocolate in the parking lot
JEFFERSON COUNTY - Santa Claus is coming! From Independent Fire Company on FaceBook It's that time again this year for Santa Clause to come down from the North pole and jump on our firetruck to see all the little boys and girls (and of course their parents) before making his
This year has been a wild ride. This will be the first Thanksgiving that the Jeffersonian Report has been up and running, and I wanted to say to those of you who have subscribed to the report: Thank You. We are so glad to be able to share the important
A red SUV drove into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, WI yesterday evening. As of this righting there have been 5 fatalities and at least 40 others have been injured. The city implemented a shelter in place order while law enforcement investigated the scene. Darrell E. Brooks (39) has been
Before I get started with the week in review, I have a quick note for the local readers. We are dealing with some technical debt at the Jeffersonian Report, and as of last couple of weeks the Peertube server has been in need of maintenance. As a result I have
This is not a paid advertisement. This is part of a series of reports covering local businesses that I personally find incredibly valuable. The Black Dog Coffee Company is one such amazing company. If you are unaware of their existence, you are missing out. There are several great coffee shops
This meeting took place last week, but it took me a few days to get the video and organize my observations. I had detailed notes with timestamps, but I accidentally closed the file without saving. I wanted to make sure to get this out before the next meeting, and as
This is the first in a series of articles highlighting local businesses that I use personally. These are not paid advertisements, and I do not expect any kind of compensation from these highlighted businesses. I just want to share these companies with my subscribers because I think they are great
We have a few articles on the queue for publication soon, but I wanted to let our new subscribers know we thank them for signing up and we haven't forgotten about you. I also wanted to share this short video I found looking for county government channels I might have
As promised I am writing an update now that I've had a chance to watch the latest Board of Education regular meeting video. I have been out of the loop for a few weeks because of personal issues so I was only briefly aware of the fact that, starting yesterday,
Last week I wrote about the NSBA letter to Joe Biden requesting federal law enforcement assistance to root out 'domestic terrorism' in the parents and community members engaging with school boards on hot button issues around the country. I mentioned that this issue hits close to home since we've been
Here is the latest Board of Education meeting video for Jefferson County, WV. I have not watched it yet as it is still being imported as I am writing this. I will update the description once I've had a chance to review the content, and if it's news worthy I
Scientists have done all kinds of experiments to understand the mind and how we make decisions. One psychologist named Stanley Milgram performed a series of experiments to determine what percentage of the population was likely to remain obedient to authority, even when that authority was directing them to cause harm
It's been a few weeks (again) since the Report has been able to produce any meaningful content. A lot has happened. I will detail the issues that got in the way of quicker reporting in another article, but I wanted to make sure and get this news out to anyone
Many of us have grown up with the notion that the USA is a free country which has the distinct privilege of being governed by the people with our human rights forever protected from a tyrannical government through the enactment of the Bill of Rights. I have believed this representation
There will be a regular meeting of the Board of Health this coming Friday. Their last meeting as a special session where they voted 4-0 in favor of a resolution that stated as a matter of fact that they did not recommend that the Board of Education mandate a masking
This is a quick post that is a little bit behind, but it deserves attention and it's possible that if you don't have kids in the schools around here you could have missed the news. Here is the video description as written by the School Board staff who upload their
I have been playing around with several different services to try and find a platform that would be suitable to provide the community. I am happy to announce that Charles Town Social is now live and ready for the community to use. The paint is still drying, but I think
Over the last few weeks the report has gone dark, and we haven't published anything new. We are building a subscriber base and would like to be able to be a dependable source of information for you so this lapse deserves an explanation. I also want to explain what may
This week kicked off with a lot of commotion both here and abroad. In this week's "Week in Review" I'm going to start off with international news before turning my attention to what has happened here in our own community. On Sunday, Cuba erupted in protest which seems from most
CHARLES TOWN - The Board of Education met virtually this week using Zoom, it would seem in an effort to avoid a rally that was scheduled Monday evening at the Board of Education. The video was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday, and we grabbed a copy to share with you.
This is the full video of the School Board Meeting on July 12, 2021. I think anyone interested in our community should try watch the full video. It's about 1 hour long.
Cuban citizens took to the streets on Sunday in protest. Depending on where you get your news, you may have a different idea of the driving forces that triggered what is being called the 'largest protest in decades' in the country according to various outlets. Protesters were filmed carrying, waving,
I wanted to make sure to cover words we don't hear often as well as ones we do. Today I want to bring the word Cantankerous into your awareness. This word is probably of latin origin and means difficult or cumbersome. cantankerousDefinition, Synonyms, Translations of cantankerous by The Free DictionaryTheFreeDictionary.
Jefferson County Schools understands how important easy access to information is, which is why the NEW JCSWV Mobile App was designed with busy families in mind. An easy-to-use interface and simple navigation make the new JCSWV App the easiest way for parents and caregivers to quickly keep up with what's
MARTINSBURG - On July 8th Martinsburg City Attorney Kin Sayre announced the death of Mayor Harriet Johnson during a City Council meeting according to WV Metro News. She was the first female mayor for the city. Below is the full statement Martinsburg City Council provided. It is with profound sadness,
I started this website because I saw a need for more citizen journalism. I have lost faith in the main stream media outlets to remain honest. A free press must be truly free of influence from government and corporate influence. We don't have that in today's mainstream media, and if
I decided to write Word of the Day for a few reasons. One reason is that I just find it fascinating that language exists and allows us the opportunity to express complex ideas with a nothing more than vibrations in the air. Language is an amazingly powerful tool that can
I would like to make a point of writing a weekly review every week. The news moves so quickly that many weeks things that happen at the beginning of the week can often be overshadowed by news later in the week. This is the end of the first week that
This word is no longer used in modern English as far as I know. According to Etymonline.com, this word traces back to the 14th century and has roots even further back than that in latin. Ordure refers to dung, excrement, or feces. I happened to look it up when
CHARLES TOWN - According to The Journal, July 4th was something of an ordeal for the police department in Charles Town, and the issue came up at the last City Council meeting. It seems the city wide ordinance that bans use of fireworks that shoot up into air was not
Rhetoric is a word we here often. Simply put, rhetoric is the ability to communicate an idea using written or spoken word effectively. The goal of rhetoric is not only to share an idea with others, but to share it in a way that others are likely to accept it.
Today's we discuss the word Zeitgeist. This word is of German origin and literally means ghost or spirit of the time. It is used to describe the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era according to Merriam Webster's and what we see from dictionary.com says more or
Before we can really dive into some of the nuance around the Black Math Genius program, I think it's important to make sure we are speaking a common language. Critical Race Theory is something you may have heard being bandied around by some in mainstream media. Recently the largest teachers
This is the first in what will turn out to be a daily feature of the Jeffersonian Report. We hope this will be a fun way to expand our vocabulary and understanding. Language is a fundamental tool for building and maintaining society, so it's important that we know how to
This video is part of a larger national campaign by Free to Learn. I saw one of their other campaign videos while I was watching the evening news and it really reminded me of the issues we're seeing here in our own county. I can't say for certain without a
The campaign calls out schools in New York, Virginia, and Arizona WASHINGTON, June 24, 2021– Today, the Free to Learn Coalition launched with an initial seven-figure national ad campaign of well over $1 million advocating for classrooms independent from political influence. The ad will air nationally on cable and in
In the beginning of June, the public was informed that Jefferson County Board of Education had approved a new math tutoring program named "Black Math Genius" to be used in the summer school program.
Welcome to the Jeffersonian Report. This site will focus on news that effects real American lives. We are a small outfit, so at first we may not post a new article every day, but I am looking for writers who might want to donate some time. We do not have