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July 6, 2013

Court to address prayer at meetings

Procedure varies throughout county

FAIRMONT — Some local municipalities, committees and boards may have to change what they do at meetings.

According to an article from USA Today, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether prayers can be offered at government meetings.

Out of the 10 municipalities in Marion County, five of them hold a prayer at the beginning of their meetings. Marion County Board of Education and Marion County Commission also hold a prayer before their meetings.

Fairmont, Fairview, Rivesville, White Hall and Worthington all say a prayer at their council meetings. Farmington, Grant Town, Mannington, Monongah and Pleasant Valley councils do not say a prayer at their meetings.

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