2 women arrested for liquor store theft Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — A woman who is no stranger to the Mingo County judicial system, and her sister, were arrested by officers with the Williamson Police Department on outstanding warrants issued for reasons of petit larceny and battery.
The criminal complaints against Crystal Davidson, 25, and Markia Davidson, 22, both of Vinson Street, states that warrants was obtained against the siblings on Feb. 15 for an al...
Man’s body recovered from Tug River Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WEST WILLIAMSON — Mingo County 911 received a call at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Monday reporting the sighting of a body lying alongside the shore of the Tug River, behind the floodwall surrounding the Appalachian Regional Hospital, across from Armory Drive. Emergency personnel responded, and began the long and tedious process of recovery.
The body was identified as a “John Doe” at this point in the ear...
WMH sponsors educational series for women Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — The Williamson Memorial Hospital (WMH) will be sponsoring a series of education events geared toward women’s health, beginning with the highly anticipated annual “Women’s Night Out”, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
According to the Human Resources Director for WMH, Jessica Martin, there will be a presentation on cardiac health presented by Dr. Ashok Patnaik, a local...
Local groups to work together on solving child poverty Chad Abshire
Of the many concerns facing the Tug Valley and its surrounding areas, children in poverty may stand out as one of the most pervasive issues, affecting approximately one out of every three children under the age of 6 in the state.
In an attempt to combat the growing problem, local agencies are partnering with the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition in their “Our Children, Our Future: Mingo County C...
MCC addresses busy agenda Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — The Mingo County Commission conducted their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday of this week. Commission President John Mark Hubbard and David Baisden were present; Commissioner Greg “Hootie” Smith was absent.
Drawdown requests from the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter ($2,179.63 for January expenses) and the Mingo County Housing Authority ($21,069 from the Housing Reconstruction fund for sa...
Tomblin orders ‘stand-down’ of all coal mine operations Ron Gregory
Civitas News Service
CHARLESTON — Coal mines around the state were set to be idle for an hour today in response to an executive order by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
In a press conference held Wednesday afternoon at the state capitol, the governor was joined by several state legislators along with representatives of the coal industry to announce the “stand-down” in the coalfields.
Tomblin and Eugene White, director of the Mi...
Grand jury returns indictments, arrests made Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — The Mingo County Grand Jury convened on Wednesday, February 20th, and returned a total of 13 true bills that included 6 sealed indictments which were drug related cases.
Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury arraigned four of the defendants arrested on the sealed indictments on Thursday morning. Two of those arrested, George Ruben White, of Taylorville and Marvin Vance, of Breeden, had been...
Marcum introduces grand jury bill Rachel Dove-Baldwin
CHARLESTON — After an incident occurred in his home county of Mingo that brought to light that the current West Virginia Statute regarding jury misconduct only carries a potential penalty of 10 days in jail and a $50 fine, West Virginia House of Delegates member Justin Marcum (D-Mingo, Logan) has introduced a bill (HB 2498) that would make it a crime (misdemeanor) for any person sitting on a grand jury to ...
Pike Tourism board appointment over objections Julia Roberts Goad
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The Pike County Fiscal Court has appointed a new board member to the Pike County Tourism Convention and Visitors Bureau, over the objection of the Eastern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
At the last meeting of Pike County Fiscal Court (PCFC), Bob Scott, a businessman from Blackberry, was nominated and voted onto the Pike County Tourism Convention and Visitors Bureau board. The McCoy well, w...
Pike Grand Jury indicts 19 Julia Roberts Goad
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Dorton man was indicted by the Pike County Grand Jury for the assault of a Kentucky State Trooper.
According to Commonwealth Attorney Rick Bartley’s office, Eric Bentley, 28, is accused of second degree fleeing police and third degree assault of Trooper Craig Hensley.
• Anthony Robinson, 30, of Marrowbone, was indicted for receiving stolen property, two dirt bikes which had been stole...
Thrift shop opens its doors in Williamson Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — It didn’t take a Florida resident with roots in San Juan, Peurto Rico, very long to develop a vision and a plan after arriving in Mingo County, and has sprang into action to provide a service to the community he feels was not currently available. The Gallery Thrift Store located at 223 Pike Street in Williamson opened its doors on Feb 1, and the owner is hopeful the public will take advantage ...
2 arrested on drug trafficking charges Chad Abshire
WILLIAMSON — A father and his stepdaughter were arrested Wednesday night on drug trafficking charges.
Kenneth “Bear” Woods, 45, of Taylorville, and Corrina “Corkie” Smith, 32, of Varney, were arrested by members of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department.
Calling it “a family affair,” Mingo County Task Force Commander, C.D. Rockel, told the Daily News that the pair had been indicted by the Mingo County Grand Ju...