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Commonwealth Attorney releases recent Pike County indictments

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By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. - Keith Bartley, Commonwealth Attorney for Pike County, Ky., has released the names of individuals who were indicted by the grand jury during their first meeting in April.Cara B. Childers, 28, of Pikeville, was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property, a Class A misdemeanor.Audrea Lowe, 47, of Pikeville, stands indicted for a Class D felony charge of theft by unlawful taking.Joshua Adams, 36, of Pikeville, was indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking, a Class D felony and being a persistent felony offender, first-degree, which is a Class B Felony.

 

W.Va. AG court filings: quash gun law question

JONATHAN MATTISEAssociated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The attorney general says a court challenge should be dismissed over whether West Virginians can bring guns to city recreational facilities that hold school events.Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s filings Thursday argue the city of Charleston shouldn’t receive court guidance on how to implement a state gun law. The Kanawha County Circuit Court filing said the city didn’t descri...

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Kyle Lovern/WDNAfter the rough weather of the past winter, potholes began popping up throughout the Tug Valley. Some patching has begun on U.S. Highway 52, but many side streets and rural roads still have plenty of the craters for motorists to dodge.

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Submitted photoThis live Crucifixion scene was held on a hill in Matewan by the Matewan United Methodist Church on Good Friday heading into the Easter weekend. Although there is no consensus regarding the exact date of the Crucifixion of Jesus, it is generally agreed by biblical scholars that it was on a Friday on or near Passover.

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Federal investigation of Arch Coal confirmed

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comA federal investigation of an Arch Coal subsidiary has been confirmed by a corporate spokesman in the midst of rumors and speculation that are quickly spreading throughout the Tug Valley as to what the investigation includes and who it may affect.The Daily News had received information from reliable sources of a possible billing and kickback scheme at a local coal-mining complex, and according to those close to the invest...

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Legends part of Easter traditions and festivities

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comIt’s common knowledge that Easter is a Christian celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, three days after he was crucified for our sins, and along with Christmas is one of the two most celebrated days of the year for those with Christian beliefs.But did you know that this holiday also has pagan origins? Where did the colored eggs, cute little bunnies, baby chicks, leg of lamb dinners and lilies com...

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Mingo’s National Day of Prayer set for May 1

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON — This year’s National Day of Prayer observance in Mingo County is set for noon on May 1, according to the county coordinator.Pastor D. Mitchell Bias of the Regional Church in Delbarton, Mingo County’s coordinator, said the observance will be held at the Williamson Field House.

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Robert Carlton seeks Mingo County judgeship

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comVeteran attorney Robert Carlton, having served the people of Mingo County as magistrate, assistant prosecuting attorney and as a child advocate attorney, has now turned his attention to a campaign for Mingo County Circuit judge.Carlton graduated from the University Law School with the class of 1986. He has six college degrees and about 300 college and graduate school credit hours. He graduated eighth out of an initial cla...

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Kermit native files for Mingo magistrate position

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comA former Kermit police chief says he fully understands the needs that are to be met in Mingo Counties public offices and the importance of having someone ready to take the helm that has what it takes to get the job done.That’s why Scott “Big Block” Smith decided to seek the unexpired magistrate term that was formerly held by Dallas Toler.“Our citizens deserve someone who will be honest, ...

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County clerk issues challenge for county commission spot

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comAlways striving to remain a kind-hearted person who has the best interest of his fellow man at heart, Mingo County Clerk “Big Jim” Hatfield has made the decision that he can better serve the needs of the residents of this county as a county commissioner, and threw his hat into the mix of candidates vying for office in the 2014 primary election.

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Justice seeking unexpired magistrate position in primary

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comDavid Justice, from Taylorville, a Democratic candidate for the unexpired term of former Commissioner David Baisden, is no stranger to residents of Mingo County. Justice has been elected as a Committeeman in the Magnolia District several terms and has campaigned throughout the county over the years, supporting those he feels are the best person for the job.

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Mingo Central High School’s Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Partners with Summit Engineering

RED JACKET, W.V. – Mingo Central High School announced today that it has begun a business partnership with Summit Engineering of Pikeville, Kentucky. President, Philip Elswick, and Director of Business Development, Mike Mullins, both of Summit Engineering, visited Mingo Central High School in January to discuss the initiation of a business partnership between Summit Engineering and Mingo Central High School’s Pre-Engineering Program. The pre-engineering teacher said this partnersh...

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Resurrection of Christ’s body

The Resurrection of Christ’s body shines as a timeless example of good triumphing over evil and light shining thru in the darkest of times. The Resurrection gives us a glimpse of what will happen to all who close their eyes in death with that Seed of Christ. For a time will come, and just as Christ raised that first resurrection morning so shall all who have one way or the other been placed in their “tomb”.

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Elmore, Sorsaia, Nicks to play for WV all-stars

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com The 2nd Annual Consol Energy WV-KY Senior All-Star game is coming up on Saturday, April 19, at Mingo Central High School and Mountain State Coach Mark Hatcher has recruited some of the state’s best talent.The state’s Player of the Year, Jon Elmore of George Washington High School, is on the team. Elmore ...

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Commission stocks county waterways for fishermen

WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Commission’s promotion of outdoor recreation throughout the county continued over the past week with the addition of fish to Marrowbone Creek and Laurel Lake.On Friday, April 11, 500 pounds of trout were released into Marrowbone Creek, in the northern area of the county. On Tuesday, another 1,000 pounds of trout were released at Laurel Lake.Earlier this month, trout was released into Pigeon Creek near Delbarton.The lat...

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Mingo Democrat Women hear from field director for Rahall

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON — Mingo County’s Democrat Women’s Club met Tuesday to discuss their plans for the 2014 election. In the process, they heard from a field director for U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall as well as the state Federation of Democratic Women chairwoman.MCDWC president Helen Childers presided after those attending enjoyed a meal served by the Steakhouse.It was the first meeting for the women this year and...

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Belfry rolls over Phelps for district win

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comGOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates rolled over the visiting Phelps Hornets 11-1 for a 60th District win on Wednesday evening at the BHS baseball field.The game lasted only five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.Belfry took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Keaton Taylor walked, then stole 2nd and ...

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BMS Lady Pirates corral Mustangs

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com GOODY, K y. - The Belfry Middle School girls softball team stayed perfect on the season by knocking off the Millard Mustangs at home with an 18-14 victory on Wednesday.Kailee Rash picked up the win (4-0) in relief by pitching the final 1 1/3 innings. Rash gave up 3 runs on no hits and 3 strikeouts. Ariel Mounts started out pit...

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