Law enforcement agencies and school districts in Upshur County are receiving funding

UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) – Several law enforcement agencies and school districts received funding for school safety including the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.



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The sheriff’s department in Upshur County received over $140,000 to use to keep children safe.

“To receive a gift like this in the form of a grant really just fast tracks a lot of the efforts that we would’ve wanted to do anyway so we’re excited about it,” says Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness Dr. Jeffery Harvey.

The United States Department of Justice has provided the funding to Upshur County for the third year in a row.

“In the past we have upgraded camera surveillance systems in the schools, we also have an active project that updates door security capabilities at each one of the schools,” says Harvey.

This years

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Three rural agencies receive USDA funds to help create jobs | Lifestyles

LINCOLN — The United States Department of Agriculture is investing $231,000 to assist rural businesses with job creation that will enhance economic opportunities, according to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development.

“The grants will help to strengthen small emerging rural businesses through working capital that will assist rural communities and build on economic opportunities,” said Karl Elmshaeuser, director of Rural Development. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural Nebraska in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

Nebraska’s recipients are:

» Center for Rural Affairs — $57,050 — Provide training and technical assistance in Lexington, Madison, West Point and Nebraska City for small and emerging food businesses to assist Latinos develop or start new business enterprises in their community. Workshops

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Challenging job-hunting landscape as recruitment agencies see fewer vacancies and more applications

SINGAPORE: After leaving travel company ezeego1 last February, Mr Norman Chew was able to get through the year doing freelance consultancy work, organising tours and conducting interviews for a research team at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The travel industry veteran in his 50s got a couple of job offers from headhunters and former clients, but he did not take them up as he felt they were not the right fit.  

This year, however, with the NUS project put on hold and tourism gigs all but dried up because of COVID-19, Mr Chew says he has submitted about 1,000 job applications. These include submissions to companies outside the travel industry and those offering career conversion programmes through the Government. 

He has not had any success in landing a new job.

“I’ve had to eat into my savings. It’s been frustrating – I can’t cut back on my

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