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Former Logan County DHHR worker indicted in federal court

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By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comCHARLESTON – Shannon Collins, 41, of Logan, was recently indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Charleston for allegedly committing 35 counts of mail fraud, access device fraud, social security fraud and aggravated identity theft while employed by the Logan office of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

 

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Submitted photoMcDonald’s of South Williamson, on behalf of owner/operators Bob and Tom Hutchison, recently presented the Tug Valley Bass Anglers with a $500 sponsorship check. Shown, from left, are Kevin Runyon (club president), Bonita Adams (McDonald’s store manager), Chris Taylor (club secretary), Don Taylor (club vice president) and Jerry Kestner (McDonald’s area supervisor).

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Tips offered to assist beginning gardeners

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comGardening has become a favorite hobby for the younger generations of Tug Valley residents who once moaned and groaned when asked to help their parents weed, water and tend their family gardens as a child.They too, have developed the satisfaction of growing their own food and of the financial savings and other benefits that go along with it.If you’re a beginning vegetable gardener, the Daily News has compi...

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Local band gaining notoriety playing unique style of music

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comBELFRY, Ky. - If you were to ask each of the members of the local band “Bridgekid,” a blues and folk-rock band from the Williamson/Belfry area who their biggest musical influences are, you would receive a variety of answers.Bands and entertainers such as the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the White Stripes, the Black Keys, Hootie and the Blowfish, Johnny Cash, Sunday Best, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Blink-182 barely sc...

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Former BOE member runs for position she once held

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comJacqueline “Jackie” Branch, a Williamson resident who was a member of the Mingo County Board of Education from 2008 to 2012, has re-entered the race to regain the seat she once held.“I was elected to the Board of Education in 2008 and served the people of Mingo County for four years,” Branch said. “I was chosen by my fellow board members to preside as vice president. During my term, I gained ...

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Rahall announces funding for water projects in Mingo, Wayne counties

ATLANTA, Ga. – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., announced Tuesday the award of more than $1.4 million in federal grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Mingo and Wayne counties.The Mingo County Public Service District will receive a grant of $528,440 for an extension project that would provide water and fire protection service to areas within the Magnolia and Stafford Magisterial Districts of M...

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Send us your selfies

Here’s your chance to show off your selfie! The Williamson Daily News is accepting selfies for a special project to publish in mid-May. We are inviting readers to send us their best selfie photograph. One lucky selfie will be chosen as the main art to be published in the newspaper. Other selfies will be posted on our Facebook wall and website for our readers to enjoy. Please email your selfie by May 2 to mfrancis@civitasmedia.com with the word ‘selfie’ in the subject line. I...

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Pike County Health Department releases restaurant inspections

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. - The Pike County Health Department normally inspects restaurants and other eating establishments twice a year, checking food storage, preparations, personnel, restrooms, water and other health conditions.

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Local entertainer overcomes obstacles to a musical career

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comNASHVILLE, Tenn. - Logan Hall, the 2012 Road to Fame winner, will begin touring again after he was injured in a freak accident in the mine where he worked last winter, according to Lyrick Promotions LTD.Hall has faced tragedy more than once. After his accident left him with a broken back and no way to support his family, he turned to music and found solace in doing what he had always loved.

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White files lawsuit against former Mingo Co. officials

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A lawsuit has been filed in Mingo County Circuit County by the former defendant whose felony drug conviction was dismissed after county officials admitted in federal court to tampering with his case.George White, of Delbarton, recently filed a lawsuit against the county’s former circuit judge Michael Thornsbury and the state Supreme Court, as his employer; ex-Mingo prosecuting attorney C. Michael Sparks...

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Former prosecutor’s sentencing postponed until June

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comCHARLESTON - According to information released Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s office, the sentencing of former Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Sparks, which had been set for Thursday, has been pushed back until June 16.U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Johnston stated in court records that he chose to delay the sentencing until June 16 “for reasons appearing to the court.”

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Submitted photoMark Francis, regional content director for Civitas Media, was the guest speaker at the Williamson Rotary Club on Tuesday. He gave a presentation on the changes in the newspaper business over the last 40 years and took questions from his audience. Civitas Media produces the Williamson Daily News and other area community newspapers.

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Panther Classic

PANTHER CLASSIC Belfry 4, Pikeville 2By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates defeated regional rival Pikeville 4-2 in the first game of the Panther Classic baseball tourney on Friday.The game started out slow for Belfry as they went 3-up and 3-dowin in each of ...

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KY boys, WV girls win in all-star event

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com RED JACKET – The fans that turned out for the 2nd Annual Consol Energy WV-KY Senior All-Star game got their money’s worth on Saturday at Mingo Central High School.The boy’s game featured some top-level talent and was a fast-paced, high octane match. In the end the Kentucky all-stars defeated the We...

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Kyle Lovern/WDNThe state Division of Highways continues work on the Harvey Street underpass in downtown Williamson. The employees are working to repair the steel grates and drains at the viaduct. The grates had become uneven, causing very bumpy driving. The job will likely not be finished for a few more weeks. The crew out of Huntington was working again on Monday. The detours that local motorists are having to take have become a hindrance for many. They have to use the “Armo...

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Warning given to parents about smart phone apps

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comCHARLESTON – Police are issuing an important warning for parents:“Online predators are now using some smart phone apps to target kids.”Would you give your cell phone number to a complete stranger? That’s essentially what police say some kids are doing on social media websites when they post their screen names to messenger apps. This could give a predator an open invitation to a conversat...

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Pike County physician enters guilty plea to federal charges

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. - A Pike County, Ky., doctor has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to federal charges of misbranding drugs.According to information released by U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey, Dr. Thad Manning, 48, pleaded guilty to the single charge last week and agreed to forfeit $250,000 and enter in a drug rehabilitation program for a personal addiction to hydrocodone. Manning faces a possible sentence of one year wh...

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Delbarton businessman running for school board

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comDELBARTON - Robbie Adams, a Delbarton resident who owns and operates a heating and cooling business, is a nonpartisan candidate for the Mingo County Board of Education seat that he was appointed to fill following the resignation of Mike Carter, who gave up his board seat to accept an appointment to the county commission.Adams says he has the ability to provide positive input during meetings and can assist in guiding the M...

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