updated Mon. November 7, 2022
February 6, 2018
Gary Taylor, fire chief of Sophia Area Volunteer Fire Department, said that Sophia VFD and Sophia City Fire Department provide fire service to the four-lane that was up for annexation. He also opposed the annexation. "We cover the area, and my team is here to represent the people of Crab Orchard,ÃâÃÂ ...
February 3, 2018
Beaver, Bradley-Prosperity, Mabscott, Beckley City, Coal City, Clear Creek, Rhodell, Sophia Area, Sophia City, Ghent and Mount Hope fire departments responded to the scene. The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office, Beckley Police Department and Jan-Care Emergency Medical Services also responded.
January 14, 2018
Cook issued the statement days after Raleigh County Commission set a new time for a public hearing on a request by City of Mabscott officials to annex a mile and a half of Robert C. Byrd Drive from Mabscott Hill to Sophia city limits into the town. Raleigh Commissioner Dave Tolliver said callers to theÃâÃÂ ...
December 10, 2017
"We've given away a lot of stuff," said Fanary, a Sophia city official and a member of the church. "We sent three boxes with a teacher to Sophia Soak Creek Elementary. We sent a teacher with some boxes to Coal City Elementary." Cinny Rumberg of Sophia UMC said people seemed appreciative.
November 28, 2017
Sophia City Fire Department hadn't seen a new fire engine since 1999. Tuesday afternoon, the department received a brand new one with all the bells and whistles. Fire Chief Kenneth Churning said the new engine is a symbol of all the hard work the department has shown over the years, and theyÃâÃÂ ...
October 18, 2017
"We lost everything. We're talking about everything. I don't know who I made mad but boy she went up in flames." Dispatchers said the call came in at 2 a.m., but crews were still on scene around 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Sophia City Fire Dept., Sophia Vol. Fire Dept., and Coal City Vol. Fire Dept. responded.
October 17, 2017
Raleigh County Superintendent David Price told parents and guardians of students who currently attend Sophia-Soak Creek that the students attending either the new school, Ridgeview, or Coal City is based upon which area they live in correlation to the stop light upon entering the city of Sophia.
May 4, 2017
... EOC was a "heavy fire." Witnesses said the fire consumed a residence and damaged two vehicles parked near the house. No injuries were reported. Beaver Volunteer Fire Department led the effort, with assistance from Coal City, Mabscott, Bradley, Sophia Area and Sophia City fire departments. Love. 0.
April 23, 2017
... Sophia Cleanup (United Bank and the City of Sophia); South Fayette Street Cleanup (Heart Of God Ministries); Piney Avenue Cleanup (Downtown Beckley Business Association); Grandview Road Cleanup (Kiwanis Club of Beckley); Route 34 to Slab Fork Cleanup (Coal Heritage Area); Sheridan AvenueÃâÃÂ ...
May 11, 2016
“We've evacuated all of the businesses in that area,” Sophia City Fire Captain Scott Thomas said. Sophia Police Lt. Brandon McMillion said a bomb dog was brought in from Huntington, but it didn't find anything. “The Food Lion is open at this time,” McMillion said. “The other stores in the area are open too,ÃâÃÂ ...
November 28, 2015
Crews from Mabscott, Sophia City, Sophia Area and Lester responded to the MacArthur alarm where no one was injured. From Jan. 1 to Nov. 26, 2015, 18 people perished in mobile home fires in West Virginia, according to U.S. Fire Administration statistics, compared to four in neighboring Virginia and sixÃâÃÂ ...
June 11, 2015
The Raleigh County Assessor's Office kicks off its annual rabies vaccination clinics Saturday. The first vaccines will be delivered from 9 a.m. to noon in the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot (old Raleigh Mall location). Vaccinations will also be given Saturday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Sophia City Parking Lot.
Jewish Daily Forward
November 14, 2013
He rushed to the capital city of Sophia on March 9, 1943, equipped with a petition signed by 43 members of the government, and went to the Ministry of the Interior to beg officials to stop the deportation orders. He refused to leave that office until every deportation center in the country was contacted andÃâÃÂ ...
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