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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON PAGE A5 and FARMER'S ADVOCATE NEWS Wednesda); January. 9, 2019 By CHRISTINE SNYDER CHARLES TOWN - A short march and talk on Sunday will high- light the memory of Dr. Martin Lu- ther King Jr. - including his lega- cy as a person rather than the civil fights icon. Dr. Zakee McGill, who serves as the president of Berkeley County's NAACP branch, will be the fea- tured speaker at the formal presen- tation at Wright Denny Interme- diate School in Charles Town. King "the very human person, not the icon, not a su- Dr. Zakee per human," ex- McGill plains McGill, a physician whose maternal grand- parents lived in Charles Town. Seeing King as a person offers lessons for everyone today, McGill said. The march that precedes the formal program this year will have "peace and love" as its theme. Leaders of the Jefferson County NAACP have organized the MLK march and program in Charles Town for more than 40 years, even before the creation of the federal holiday for King. The formal program is set to be- gin at 2:30 p.m. in the Betty J. Rop- er auditorium at Wright Denny. WANT annual at 2 p.m. on Sunday from the the formal MLK program w~ begin inside the Betty Roper Auditorium at at 2:30 p.m. It's free and open to anyone.To know more, call 3 725-9610 or go online to the NAACP website at Before the talk, George Ruther- ford - the president of the NAACP branch in Jefferson County since 1974 - and others will lead a pro- cession the six blocks to the school from the Charles Town Library. The annual Martin Luther King Marchers make their way down Washington Street st last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Trail March In Charles Town. The 2019 march and formal program begins st 2 p.m. on Sunday. Freedom Trail March will leave him outside his motel the evening of The breakfast, open to anyone, be- from the library at 200 E. Washing- April 4, 1968, during a trip to Mem- gins at 9:30 a.m. that Monday at In- ton St. at 2 p.m. phis, Tenn to show support for the dependent Fire Hall at 200 W. Sec- The event comes more than a week city's garbage collectors, who were ondAve, in Ranson. before the federal holiday honoring seeking a living wage and safer Adults pay $20 while students- King, set for Jan. 21. working conditions, including those enrolled at Shep- The Charles Town march is al- herd University and other institu- ways held on the Sunday before MLK breakfast tions of higher learning- pay $10. King's birthday actual birthdate on On Jan. 21, the local MLK com- Children 5 and younger get in free. Jan. 15. The Jefferson County event memorafions will continue with the Tickets should be purchased in began in 1973, 13 years before the annual Martin Luther King Scholar- advance by calling Dale Brown at creation of the federal holiday, ship Breakfast organized by the Jeffer- 304-229-6447 or Delores Foster at King was 39 when a gunman shot son County Black Clergy Association. 304-876-8008. Diehl: Maryland pip ,line rebuff won't hurt Rockwool project By TIM COOK tial customers, says Jefferson Diehl said the allowance Mountaineer officials. "That TransCanada from laying the the Eastern Panhandle Pro- Special to the Spirit County Development Au- would have let Mountaineer was done over a year ago." pipeline under the Potomac tectors, attended last week's thority chief Nic Diehl. Gas Co. extend gas service to Diehl said Mountaineer River. Board of Public Works meet- RANSON -- While a de- The Maryland Board of homes and other businesses also is looking to access the For several months, envi- ing with about 40 residents cision by Mfiryland officials Public Works voted unani- throughout the Eastern Pan- additional TransCanada pipe- ronmental groups have com- from West Virginia, Mary- to withhold permission to lay mously last week to deny a handle, including Jefferson line from Pennsylvania as a plained that a leak or rupture land and Virginia. a natural gas pipeline under 50-foot easement request by County, but it won't impact backup gas source for its cur- under the fiver would threat- "If the Maryland part of the the Potomac River won't af- TransCanada Corp. to run an Rockwool. rent customers, en the area's drinking water, pipeline is never built, then feet service to the Rockwool 8-inch pipeline under the Po- "They've already promised Environmental advocacy They also opposed the pipe- there will never be gas to sup- insulation facility that's now tomac and the Western Mary- Rockwool natural gas based groups celebrated the deci- line for conveying fracked ply the West Virginia part of under construction, the rul- land Rail Trail near Hancock, on their calculations about ex- sion by the Maryland Board natural gas. ing could impact other poten- Md. isting capacity" Diehl said of of Public Works to blockTracy Cannon, a leader with (See DIEHL PageAT) Photo 1 Betty johnston pictured with Genesis Fleece and store owner SheBa Norton (in Santa hat) Photo 2 Maria Webster pictured with her son photo 3 Chuck Pierpont pictured with BiB Donahue Like us on to be a winner this month! 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