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weonesoay May z, zo]t IN ]5 W anti VAI Mt I ADVUUAt By BONNIE WILLIAMSON Special to the Spirit CHARLES TOWN - There's a new spot for chicken today as Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at 805 E. Washington St. opens its doors this morning at 10 a.m. The franchise owners of the eat- ery plan a quiet opening, no fan- fare. They'd hoped to have the business up and running months ago but faced many delays due to weather. The restaurant, located just down the road from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, is known nationwide for its fried chicken and biscuits, said Kristin Lewis of Janjer Enterprises Inc. in Silver Springs, Md. Janjer represenff 34 Popeyes res- taurants as well as'21 IHOPs. "Construction took a while," Lewis said. "We had a whole lot of rain and faced'challenges with things like the parking lot." Charles Town i~is "a great loca- tion," Lewis said. "Many peo- ple from our company visited the area and were Very pleased with the community and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce." The new Popeyes has about 55 employees with seating for 60 peo- ple. The area manager is Thomas Briggs and the general manager is Odalia Roque. Hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday and Sunday; and 10 a.m. m~midnight Friday and Saturday. BONNIE WILLIAMSON Construction on the Popeyes that opens today took about six months. ' ' '. ?l',lb< ~ 4 MARTINSBURG -- Former Jefferson High School choir and music teacher Joel' Ziler will be sentenced June 25 following his' guilty plea t~o two felony counts of soliciting a minor via computer. Ziler ap- peared be- fore Berke- Joe iler Icy Coun- ty Circuit Court Jud Debra McLaughlin on Monday. Ziler, 31, is currently under' home confinement. : " McLaughlin cou}d have sen- tenced Ziler to a two-to-10-year prison sentencez for each count during Mondays appearance but requested a psychosexual evalua- tion priQr to sentencing in order to determine if Ziler was likely to re- offend. Ziler's interactions with female students began to be investigat- ed following the suicide of his friend and Jefferson High School colleague Steve Glendenning, whose body was discovered June 8, 2016 in the auditorium of Jef- ferson High School. As part of that investigation, a number of Jefferson High stu- dents and recent graduates were in- terviewed and asked to hand over text messages and other correspon- dence, to the West Virginia State Police. Authorities say the alleged relationship between Ziler and two female students led to the charges. TouriSm FROM PAGEA1 be a great way to kick off two days of educa- tional sessions and networking opportunities all designed to help our bust- ness owners and commu- nity leaders find addition- al ways to make our visi- tors feel welcome," Bates said. Four marketing strate- gies breakout sessions are planne4 as well as a lively presentation from Steven Keith, -: the award-win- Annette Gavin Bates ning Charleston-based writer and tourism ex- pert known as "The Food Guy," who will speak on "Hungry for Visitors: Tasty Tidbits About the Power of Culinary Tourism." Other speakers will address subjects such as developing social media campaign,creating marketing plans and strategies, how to increase tourism through special events, and more. The event's closing presentation will be from David Twiggs, on "Becoming a Destination Business." Warnick, a freelance journalist for more than a decade, is based in Blacksburg, Va. She's also written for Reader's Digest, O: The Oprah Mag- azine, Redbook, Better Homes and Gardens, Woman's Day, Parents and others. Anyone can attend the conference, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and end at 12:30 Steven Keith, the award-wlnnlng Charleston- p.m. the next day. The cost is $35 and includes based writer and tourism expert known as "The the keynote presentations and breakout sessions, Food Guy," is also part of the "Three Towns - lunch, a reception and breaks. Contact dawn@ One Vision" Tourism Summit. He will speak on or for "Hungry for Visitors: Tasty Tidbits About the more information or to register. Power of Culinary Tourism." "We think in addition to the Summit being a great value, it will provide wonderful education- tourism in Jefferson County and the three towns al information and fantastic networking connec- of Harpers Ferry, Charles Town and Shepherd- tions," Bates said. stown. More information may be found at its The CVB is a nonprofit that works to promote site, "1 1. x t ~,r p, d. ege any county commissioners in West Inapress release,Hefestay point- said at one point in the April 18 fo- ' FROM PAGE A1 Virginia or in other elected roles in ed out that he made his no-pay vow rum at the Robert C. Byrd Center -';~ the state who aren't being paid for in debates held April 17 and 18. for Congressional History and Ed- ''' said. "They look at experience, at their work. His news release goes on: "I have ucation at Shepherd University, a "" how the candidate connects to the Hefestay is running against Jane worked hard and been very fortu- debate put on by WEPM radio and ''~' people ihe or she wants to repre- Tabb, a farmer and lifelong Re- nate during my professional careers The Journal. sent," she said. publican who mo~ed to Jefferson as a System Engineer/Integrator fop Tabb replied that She was " Despite the pledge, the county County in 1974 and became in- a largeAerospace Defense Contrac- "amazed" Hefestay believes he un- ':' would still collect the same amount volved with politics after raising tor and as a US Navy Officer and I derstands her financial situation. in tax dollars and still spend the her four children. She is the most am not seeking the position to en- The idea "that my pension would money 6n the official's salary, Par- experienced member of the five- rich myself. I am retired from those be more than my salary is incompre- - softs said, though a candidate vow- person commission and is seeking occupations and I would prefer the hensible to me," she said then, "and ~i in~ not to take pay could then do- her third six-year term. commissioner's salary of over 41K I won't be reduced to such tactics." i~' nate the money. A section of State Hefestay, who has donated men- remain in the county budget to re- County commissioners may take %' Code dicltates that county commis- ey to the Liberty Political Action duce the the tax burden of our res- part in the optional Public Employ- '~;g Shepherdstown High alum to meet stoners "shall receive a salary." Committee, has been formally en- idents. Additionally, as do four of ee Retirement System, the county's I~efestay, a Navy retiree who dorsed by the other three Republi- the five current commissioners, I retirement savings pension pro- *:i moved toMiddleway~ 12 years ago, cans on the JCC - Caleb Hudson, will not participate in the county gram, by making payments from .~':. '~ last~year won appointment to both elected in the general election in pension plan." their salaries. ~' the ounty's Planning Commission November of 2016, Commission During debates this spring, Hef- Tabb has pointed out that her sal- ~i~i and the Historic Landmarks Com- President Josh Compton, also elect- estay has accused Tabb of seeking ary is lower than any of the five !:i misgion. He has said he'd donate ed in late 2016, and Peter Onoszko, another term for financial benefits. JCC members. She elected in 2014 his JCC salary to the HRC. who was appointed to the position "You are a wealthy person - you not to accept an automatic salary /ii Par"~sons' said she doesn't know of in mid-2016, don't need that pension," Hefestay increase passed by the Legislature. SHEPHERDSTOWN - Organizers of this year's .Shepherd- stown High School Alumni Association reunion are: asking those affiliated with the school to make plans how. The group's annual banquet and business meeting will be- gin with a social hour at 4:30 p.m. June 2 at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. Those interested are asked to reserve a spot by May 22 by contacting Wayne Goodrich (3~,876-2797 or People with questions also may call Margaret, Rose Peter- son, the alumni association s secretary, at 304-~6-6886. i!, of JEFFERSON government ought to be without censors and where the press is free, no one ever will." THOMAS JEFFERSON Publisher ROBERT Serving our community since 184"4 Published Wednesdays by The Jefferson Publishing Co. Inc a local, family-owned company ~ f. Winner, West Virginia Press Association 2017 General Excellence (Third place) 304-725-2046 1 Fax 304-728-6856 ,~ ~"~ DIDN'T GET YOUR PAPER? Call office manager: Cara Young, 304-725-2046, ext. 221. SEE A MISTAKE? The Spirit of Jefferson wants to promptly and thoroughly correct all errors that appear in these pages or our website online. Bring such matters to the attention of Christine Snyder as quickly as possible. Visit us at 114 N. Charles St. in Charles Town or send mail to P.O. Box 966, Charles Town 25414~i;'~ SchOol community 12 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Washington High School parking lots A & D KEVIN DEN Jefferson County Commissioner Elect a proven voice of reason who will respect and listen to the people of our county. Vote for Change we can believe in. 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