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Ragland Crime Watch group organizes community cleanup

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By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comRAGLAND - The Ragland Crime Watch held a Litter Awareness Day last Saturday at Ragland.The group had a great day weather-wise with temperatures in the mid-80s. They picked up litter and garbage along the roadway and creek bank.Crime Watch President Richard Belcher said approximately 300 bags of trash was picked up and hauled away covering about a five-mile area. Approximately 80 volunteers ranging in ages from 8 to 78 years old participated. Most of the volunteers were from the Ragland Crime Watch group. Many were friends and neighbors from Ragland while others came from Delbarton.


Arrests, arraignments for past week reported

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A number of individuals have been arrested and arraigned in Mingo County Magistrate Court during the past week on a variety of charges.Brian Ray Elkins, 37, of Millers Creek, was taken into custody by Delbarton Police Chief D.S. Nunley and Patrolman D.R. Davis on charges of first-offense DUI, left of center and no insurance.Darin A. Cook, 49, of Dayton, Ohio, was charged with obstructing an officer...

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Friday’s garbage will be collected Thursday

Veolia Water will conduct early pickups of Friday’s garbage on Thursday due to the Good Friday holiday, Veolia officials say.

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‘Girls Night Out’ fundraiser deemed success

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - Although the “Girls Night Out” fundraiser sponsored by the Williamson Woman’s Club last Friday evening to assist The Tug Valley Recovery Shelter with meeting their financial needs is only the second of it’s kind to be held in the county, it was deemed a huge success for all involved.In 2013, the woman’s club, along with the directors and staff of the TVRC, got together to birth a...

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Commission addresses various topics at special session

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Commission met in special session recently to address several topics. Present for the meeting were President Greg Smith and Mike Carter. Commissioner John Mark Hubbard was absent.First to address the commission was Leigh Ann Ray, the Mingo County grants coordinator, who stated that she had received the contract from EL Robinson Engineering for Phase 2 of the engineering and architectural work...

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Mingo Central teacher attends advanced learning workshop

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comSOUTH CHARLESTON – A Mingo Central High School instructor attended training at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, that is providing dozens of teachers in 12 counties across the state the tools and skills they need to deliver interactive lessons to their students.Teresa Melaine Hall, a science teacher at Mingo Central High School, attended the training session. Hall now will be able to ...

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Incumbent Democrats charged with campaigning at taxpayers’ expense

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comCHARLESTON — State House of Delegates leadership was silent last week after a Republican party official accused Democrats of “waging a campaign to retain control of the House of Delegates on the taxpayers’ dime.”Repeated attempts to reach House Speaker Tim Miley and other Democrat legislators was met with no comment following state Republican Chairman Conrad Lucas’s assertion that incumbent Democ...

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John and Mary Jude renew vows after 70 years

WILLIAMSON - John and Mary Vivian “Vee” Jude of Williamson, WV, formerly of Thacker, WV had no idea years ago when they became one what God had in store for them as they set forth on their journey as husband and wife. They have been blessed with a rich life full of precious memories they hold dear and a love that has with stood the test of time through many decades. They were married on March 14, 1944, in Williamson, WV.John and Mary just celebrated their 70th Platinum ...

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Donald Evans

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Donald Eugene Evans, 74, of...

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