Burch Elementary experiences world cultures Julia Roberts Goad
DELBARTON — Students at Burch Elementary School had a chance to take a tour of the world without leaving school during multi-cultural days at the school.
BEM Principal Doug Ward explained the students each received a “passport,” which allowed them to visit “countries” that were featured in different classrooms.
Students and teachers wore costumes, played music and sampled food from the country they were...
Civil suit yields large recovery amount Rachel Dove-Baldwin
LOGAN — A civil case filed in Logan County against the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, The State of WV, the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety and Ezra Lambert, a former inmate of the Southwestern Regional Jail by an employee who was injured while on the job has resulted in a judgment in the amount of $827,787.85, plus interest.
Betty Jean Hale, a Mingo Coun...
Health, enrollment fair to be held at Lenore VA Clinic Julia Roberts Goad
Veterans are being encouraged to attend a free Health and Enrollment Fair at the Lenore VA Clinic on Friday, March 8, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The fair will offer health screenings, such as blood pressure and blood sugar checks, and Veterans will have an opportunity to enroll for health care services at the Lenore VA Clinic.
The Lenore VA Outreach Clinic is open four days a week, Monday through Thur...
TVHS cheerleaders, basketball team honored Rachel Dove-Baldwin
CHARLESTON - The Tug Valley High School 2012 State Championship Boys Basketball team and cheerleaders visited the West Virginia State Capitol on Thursday to receive a citation congratulating the teams from the House of Delegates.
Delegates Justin Marcum (D-Mingo, Logan) and Harry Keith White (D-Mingo) were on hand to escort the students into the chamber.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our Tug Valley Pant...
Arrests recorded in Mingo County Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — Several defendants have been arrested and arraigned over the course of the last week within Mingo County, with the most serious crime being child abuse.
James Gregory Case, 23, of Williamson, was taken into custody by WPD Sgt. J. Spence and was charged with felony child abuse leading to bodily injury. The reports states that Case was watching his 5 year-old stepson at a residence on Mulberry...
STOP meets in Williamson Julia Roberts Goad
WILLIAMSON -The STOP Coalition discussed the creation of a drug testing policy for students the Mingo County Board of Education (BOE) at its meeting this week.
The BOE is currently working on creating a policy on screening students for drug use. There is currently no drug testing of students in Mingo County schools.
Some counties drug test students who either drive to school or participate in extracurri...
Woman’s Club yard sale set for Saturday WILLIAMSON — Yard sale season is just around the corner and the members of the GFWC-WV Williamson Woman’s Club plan to kick it off right with their annual yard sale this Saturday.
This is the fifth year for the event, which raises money for the club’s numerous community projects.
“We always look forward to our yard sale because the money we raise through our members’ donations of various items help us support so many worthwhile causes thr...
Marcum introduces bill requiring drug class Rachel Dove-Baldwin
CHARLESTON – Delegate Justin Marcum (D-Mingo, Logan) has introduced House Bill 2495 to his fellow house members that would make it a law that all drug offenders be mandated to participate in a drug treatment program, as part of their sentencing or plea agreement.
The program would be funded by the participants, while the rules for the program would be made by the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in ...
Mother Goose Day Care holds week-long Seuss event Special to the Daily News
AFLEX, Ky. — As schools all across the nation celebrate “Read Across America Week”, held in honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the Mother Goose Daycare, located at Aflex, Ky., has joined in on the fun of “Dr. Seuss”.
The youngsters attending Mother Goose have enjoyed a fun-filled week of eating “Green Eggs and Ham”, making “Cat in the Hat” hats, tracing their feet and listening to the wonderful, exciting children’s b...
Compliance checks increase for W.Va. sex offenders Rachel Dove-Baldwin
SOUTH CHARLESTON — The West Virginia State Police (WVSP) is tasked with the responsibility of verifying information submitted by approximately 3500 sex offenders who are required to register with the Sex Offender Registry. This requires the allocation of much time and resources, but is an absolutely necessary function.
In January of this year, a new program was implemented and more than 1000 sex offender...
41 years later, Buffalo Creek still remembers Debbie Rolen
Civitas News Service
To keep memories of the worst disaster ever in southern West Virginia alive, stories and memories were shared on the 41-year anniversary of the devastating Buffalo Creek flood.
For several days before February 26, 1972, there had been rainfall to the point of roads being closed because of high water. But that was mostly in Logan, not along Buffalo Creek where communities including Saunders, Pardee, Lora...
W.Va. cites 45 violations after 2 deaths at mine Vicki Smith
MORGANTOWN — State inspectors have issued 45 violations at a West Virginia coal mine since two men died there earlier this month, including one for negligently rigging the switch on a hoist with a piece of wood and a rusty bolt, according to mine-safety records.
Edward Finney of Bluefield, Va., died at Pocahontas Coal Co.’s Affinity Mine near Sophia on Feb. 7, when he was pinned under a hoist he’d been movin...
Jones files bill to establish southeast Ky. VA center Chad Abshire
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Sen. Ray S. Jones II, (D-Pikeville), recently filed a resolution urging the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to consider establishing a VA Medical Center in southeastern Kentucky.
Kentucky has only two full-service veterans hospitals, the Lexington VA Medical Center and the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville.
“Southeastern Kentucky is home to more than 34,000 veterans who ...
King Coal Highway named to honor Whitt Julia Roberts Goad
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates was filled with Mingo Countians as one of the county’s own was honored for his dedication to his community.
The King Coal Highway (KCH), both the parts already constructed and all future sections of the road, will be known as the Mike Whitt Visionary Leadership Highway.
Whitt was the Executive Director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority (MCRA) f...
2 arrested on kidnapping, armed robbery charges Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — Two defendants were arraigned in Mingo County Circuit Court on Monday before the Honorable Judge Michael Thornsbury on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, conspiracy and grand larceny charges, and were remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail (SWRJ) in Holden without bond. Estepp is a repeat felony offender and is no stranger to the Mingo County Judicial System.