Cumberland Times-News


  • Braddock Middle students earn honor roll status

    Braddock Middle School recently announced that 203 students have been posted to the honor roll for the second nine-week marking period of the 2010-2011 school year.

    February 21, 2011

  • Mineral residents, staff give tearful plea for special education

    Tuesday night’s standing-room-only Mineral County Board of Education meeting was emotionally charged as several people took the floor to defend the special education positions that could potentially be on the chopping block. Both Tom Denne, director of psychological services, student assessment and student services, and Karen Wegener, assistant principal at Keyser Primary Middle School, entreated that the board remember the words of Margaret Meade.

    February 17, 2011

  • Mineral Board will not renew Hackworth’s contract

    After almost a 90-minute executive session Tuesday, the Mineral County Board of Education unanimously voted not to renew Superintendent Tilden “Skip” Hackworth’s four-year contract. His current contract will end on June 30, 2011.

    January 26, 2011

  • Mediation certification training scheduled

    Allegany Conflict Resolution Center is planning a 45-hour mediation certification training to become a trained mediator.

    January 24, 2011

  • Students play key role in Mineral recycling efforts

    Despite a lack of funding, officials and residents in Mineral County are making every effort to build strong recycling and litter control programs.

    January 3, 2011

  • Wanted: Keyser High School supporters

    Keyser High School and the community have come up with an alternative way to raise much-needed funds for their new athletic complex. Through the formation of their 2000 Club, Principal Charles Wimer says, they will raise the just over $2 million needed to pay off the lease-to-purchase arrangement and have additional funds left over.

    December 27, 2010

  • computer rendering Keyser Primary planning to start early next year

    The overriding topic of the Mineral County School Board meeting Tuesday was the approval of the plans for the construction of Keyser Primary School. The beginning stages of planning are set to start in March or April, but Skip Hackworth, superintendent of the Mineral County schools , hopes to start as soon as next month.

    December 23, 2010 1 Photo

  • Allegany High event canceled to prevent ‘dirty dancing’

    Sydney Wilson saw the dirty dancing at Allegany High School’s homecoming dance last fall — the kind of dancing that caused the county-wide student government group to ban it at all area high schools last year.

    December 23, 2010

  • Board denies charter school plan

    llegany County Board of Education members have too many unanswered questions about a proposed new charter school to allow it to open next fall.

    December 21, 2010

  • Many adults blame parents for education problems

    Blaming teachers for low test scores, poor graduation rates and the other ills of American schools has been popular lately, but a new survey wags a finger closer to home.

    December 20, 2010

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