Solid Waste Authority — The Fayette County Solid Waste Authority will hold a public meeting via video conference Thursday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. for the transaction of business. The public is cordially invited to attend. To sign up, visit or dial in at 646-558-8656. The meeting ID is 304-574-1200.

Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will host a Zoom meeting on Friday, Jan. 29 beginning at 9 a.m. at To dial in, use 646-558-8656 with the meeting ID of 304-574-1200#. Following is the meeting’s agenda: 9 a.m. — Pledge of Allegiance, exonerations (Eddie Young), approve second half payroll, approve vouchers and invoices, approve prior meeting minutes, approve estate settlements, agenda items (Exhibit A); 9:05 a.m. — Board of Equalization & Review; 9:30 a.m. — re: Farmland Easements (Adam Hodges); 10 a.m. — URA coal reallocated discussion; 10:30 a.m. — decision to put a moratorium on URA making agreements without FCC approval and response and decision to letter from attorney Evan Dove; 11 a.m. — re: request of FCC to host website for the Fayette County Historical Society (Les Thomas, Fayette County Historical Society); 11:30 a.m. — discussion and decision of Courthouse employee Covid-related leave and Courthouse operations policy; 12 p.m. — Route 19 Management and Corridor Plan for removal or modification for discussion and decision; 12:30 p.m. — select permanent and/or appoint temporary county administrator (decision); 1 p.m. — board and committee workshop (discussion and decision re: appointment of commissioners to boards; discussion and decision re: creation of County Wage and Review Board).

Fayette County Health Department — The Fayette County Health Department will hold a Zoom meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The link to the Zoom meeting can be found on the Health Department’s Facebook page. For more information, call 304-574-1617.

Places to Go/Things to Do

Fayette County Public Library — The Fayette County Public Library system has released the February calendar of events for the county’s branch libraries. All the system’s branches will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents Day. Following is the list of scheduled events by branch, listed alphabetically. Administrative Office — adult book club (Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m.). Ansted — pick a movie night (Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 16 and 23); penny and string games (Saturdays, Feb. 6, 13 and 20); Valentine craft night (Tuesday, Feb. 9); Knex, Lego and adult coloring (call to register any time); ticket drawing, are you lucky? (from Feb. 1 to March 10). Fayetteville — adult book group (Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.); storytime and/or STEM (Monday through Friday, call for appointment any day). Meadow Bridge — all day coloring (Monday, Feb. 1); sensory play day (Thursday, Feb. 10, all day); read aloud (Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Wednesday, Feb. 24, all day); Lego (Monday, Feb. 22, all day); all day coloring (Thursday, Feb. 25). Montgomery — spot the groundhog (Wednesday, Feb. 3, all day); chocolate hearts estimation station (from Feb. 8 through Feb. 19); storytime (Wednesdays, Feb. 10, 17 and 24); make a valentine card (Thursday, Feb. 11). Mount Hope — dollar decorating (Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23); rock painting (Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24); Lego-Knex (Thursdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25); storytime (Fridays, Feb. 5, 12 and 19 at 11 a.m.); jigsaw puzzles and scavenger hunt, passive programs. Oak Hill — lifestream storytime (Thursdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 11 a.m.); lapsit livestream (Tuesdays, Feb. 9 and 23); Mixed Minds book group (Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m.). Every library also has grab and go craft bags for children to pick up.


WVBC Training Event — The West Virginia Baptist Convention’s annual training event will be held Monday, Feb. 1; Tuesday, Feb. 2; and Thursday, Feb. 4 online via Zoom. The event will take place free of cost over the course of the three evenings. Normally, the group’s in-person event limits an individual’s involvement to only two workshops, but this year each person will be able to attend up to six live workshops, plus receive recordings of the ones missed. Registration is now open and each workshop is limited to 100 participants. For more information, visit

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