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Local WVSP ‘making a difference’

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WILLIAMSON - West Virginia State Trooper D.L. Williamson and his Operation Make a Difference program are out in local schools doing just that, ‘making a difference.’Trooper Williamson visited Williamson Pre K-8 on Monday, to talk about Operation Make a Difference, Red Ribbon Week and Career Week with eighth grade students.


Woolly worms and signs of another cold winter ahead

It’s that time of year again where everyone is talking about the coming winter months.Last year was a tough winter as we experienced frigid temperatures and several measurable snowfalls.Over the past few weeks you may have heard that many of the weather “experts” and meteorologists are predicting another bad winter for our region.The Old Farmer’s Almanac is also predicting winter weather with “super-cold” temperatures in the...

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Prostitution arrest made in Town of Delbarton

By Rachel DoveDELBARTON - Local law enforcement officers are cracking down on those committing the offense of prostitution, which is said to be one of the oldest professions in the world.Bobbie Jo Crum, 24, of Delbarton, was arrested in an undercover prostitution sting conducted on Monday evening following multiple complaints being voiced by concerned citizens.Those complaints were given to the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) about an increase i...

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Mingo, Tug Valley in top 8

klovern@civitasmedia.comBoth the Mingo Central Miners and the Tug Valley Panthers remain in the top eight (8) in the SSAC poll this week.Mingo Central is No. 5 in Class AA, while Tug Valley is No. 3 in Class A.The top eight (8) teams in each classification host first round playoff games.This is the highest ranking in history for Tug Valley High School.If the Miners finish in t...

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It’s never too early to plan for your future

A college degree opens the door to opportunity for so many students and helps West Virginians land high-paying jobs. Job training programs and vocational degrees also boost up job applicants and give them the skills and competitive edge they need when looking for employment. For the average worker, a college degree can mean $1 million more in earnings over your lifetime compared to those with a high school diploma alone. Because taking every opportunity to further your education holds so much...

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Mother arrested on DUIcharges with children in car

By Rachel DoveLENORE - A single vehicle accident in the Lenore community on Sunday yielded the DUI arrest of a young mother that had her two minor children present with her at the time the incident is said to have occurred.According to the criminal complaint filed by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Deputy David S. Nunley, Katrina Sue Workman, 32, of Dingess, was operating a 1995 Chevrolet Beretta on Laurel Creek Sunday evening when she los...

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Turkey Creek, Ky. mother arrested for child neglect and obstruction.

WILLIAMSON - A young mother from Turkey Creek, Ky., Ashley Sipple, 25 years of age, appeared before Magistrate Pam Newsome and was charged with child neglect creating a risk injury and obstructing an officer.Williamson Police Department officers J. D. Tincher and J. P. Colegrove received a call of two adults passed out in a blue Chevy on Victoria Street in Williamson. The patrolman witnessed, upon entering Victoria Street, a blue Chevy matching the description sitt...

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Gilbert Trailfest deemed success

GILBERT - Gilbert city officials deemed the recent Trailfest was a big hit with tourists and local citizens.Mayor Vivian Livingood said that she felt the event was a “huge success.”“How could anyone go through this town and not be so proud of what it accomplished?” stated Livingood. She said she was impressed with the vendors that were set up in town, the large and the small and how people of the community come out and work together, such as churc...

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Fall Foliage

Kyle Lovern/WDNThe beautiful colors of fall are showing up a little late this season in the Tug Valley area. The fall foliage brings in a mixture of natural and bright reds, orange, yellow and golds colors like those pictured above. The cooler and damp weather will bring more photo opportunities. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year and we can thank Mother Nature for that.

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This and that from a very busy sports weekend

WVU is now ranked No. 22 and Marshall 23 in the new AP Poll. In the USA Today Poll the Herd is 22 and the Mountaineers 25. It is great that both Mountain State schools are in the top 25.WVU (5-2) upset No. 4 Baylor and Marshall (7-0) beat Florida International and is favored to win Conf. USA.Let the debates begin - what if they played each other this year? I guess we’ll never know.Kentucky had been receiving votes, but after getting crushed in Death Vall...

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Kentucky overrun by LSU, 41-3

DAVID FOLSE IIAssociated PressBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — What should have been a trivial squib kick shortly before halftime became a symbol of Kentucky’s continued misery in Death Valley.The ball bounced away from nearly every Wildcat player on the field before LSU’s Lewis Neal recovered at the Kentucky 37, setting up the Tigers’ fifth score of the half.The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), who came to LSU (6-2, 2-2) ...

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MCRA takes a stand on hospital buyout

By Owen WellsFor the Daily NewsThe Mingo County Redevelopment Authority (MCRA) is well known for its wide-ranging infrastructure and economic projects across the area. From using land moved by mountaintop removal to help construct more than 15 miles of the King Coal Highway, helping to create jobs and foster business at the Buck Harless Wood Products Industrial Park, to establishing the Appalachian Regional Airport from land that was a f...

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No. 4 Baylor falls at West Virginia 41-27

JOHN RABYAP Sports WriterMORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bryce Petty got knocked around and struggled to find his targets, Baylor piled up the penalties and the Bears’ undefeated season came to a grinding halt.At West Virginia, the fourth-ranked Bears couldn’t muster another comeback as they had last week against TCU. Baylor was held to its lowest point and yardage outputs of the season in a 41-27 loss to the Mountaineers on Saturday.Pett...

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Cato breaks record, No. 25 Herd cruises past FIU 45-13

On a night that saw senior quarterback Rakeem Cato (Miami) break national and school records, the Marshall Thundering Herd took care of business again on the road, defeating the FIU Panthers 45-13 at Alfonso Field in Miami.Marshall remains unbeaten at 7-0 and 3-0 in Conference USA, while FIU falls to 3-5 and 2-2 in conference play.The Herd trailed for the first time this season after a one-yard rush by Alex McGough gave FIU a 7-0 lead with two minutes to go in the first ...

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Stop, drop, roll for Fire Safety

WILLIAMSON - The Chattaroy Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD), in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week October 5-11, visited Nolan Christian Academy, Chattaroy Head Start and Williamson PK-8. CVFD Firefighters Brandy Thacker, Eric Pennington, Will Hale and Chris Hammond were doing something they look forward to every year, helping in educating and training the students in fire safety.The students in all the schools were taught what to do if their clothes caught on fire, ̵...

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You can do nothing without Jesus the true Vine

A year or two before my Daddy died in 1986, he planted a grapevine near the edge of our front yard. Daddy never got to eat any of the fruit from the muscadine grapevine he’d planted … but if he had, he would have surely thought that the plump grapes from his grapevine were the sweetest, most succulent grapes ever! Here is this week’s story … and no, I didn’t hear it from the grapevine. (Smile!)

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Ebola prepardeness plan in place at ARH

By Rachel DoveSOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. - With the threat and fear of the Ebola virus spreading like wildfire across our nation people are wondering how prepared their local healthcare providers would be in such an emergency.The Williamson Daily News contacted Tug Valley Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Chief Medical Officer to find out exactly how prepared they are. If someone arrives at the facility that has been exposed to the disease, how would the situation be hand...

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Marriage application filed in Mingo by same-sex couple

By Rachel DoveWILLIAMSON - “I was not at all surprised to receive an application for marriage from two people of the same sex after the Supreme Court’s ruling and the governor’s decision to not fight it,” stated Mingo County Deputy Clerk Pam Crum.Crum told the Williamson Daily News that on Friday, October 10, one day after Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s announcement, two females came into the clerk’s office and applied for a marriage lice...

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