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Church hosts first Bible school

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By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – A budding church from Lobata held its first-ever Vacation Bible School for local children this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Jesus Way Tabernacle is a church that was started by Pastor Matthew Jude, a welder and father of three children (Katlyn, age 17; Noah, age 16; and Carlie, age 15). Jude, who ministered for several years, felt called by God to begin his own church in 2012, naming it Jesus Way Tabernacle to represent his desire to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ rather than doctrine created by man. He says he is truly overwhelmed by how far his church has come in such a short period of time.

 

Man murdered at Stone, Ky. Sunday morning

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comSTONE, Ky. - The Pikeville detachment of the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday morning at Stone, Ky.KSP Post 9 of Pikeville received a call that three people had been shot in the Stone community of Pike County.The three gunshot victims were at a motorcycle club meeting at the time of the inc...

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Man murdered at Stone, Ky. Sunday morning

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comSTONE, Ky. - The Pikeville detachment of the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday morning at Stone, Ky.KSP Post 9 of Pikeville received a call that three people had been shot in the Stone community of Pike County.The three gunshot victims were at a motorcycle club meeting at the time of the inc...

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Williamson Daily News’ website now faster, easier

If you haven’t visited the Williamson Daily News’ website lately, you should take a look.Just a few days ago, the Williamson Daily News unveiled a significant upgrade to our website, making {website url} easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with the recent redesign of our print edition, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our impro...

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Two senators call for rollback of funding halt

By Mike LuxGuest columnistThe Obama administration took a giant step forward on clean energy last year when it ordered the Export-Import Bank to stop funding coal plants abroad. Unfortunately, the Senate is on the verge of undoing this progress by letting politics drive the Bank’s reauthorization this year.The Senate is debating a provision from Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., that would allow the Bank to resume supporting the dirty...

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Hatfield asks to be removed from ballot

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON — The November Mingo County general election may have just gotten even more complicated.While debates have raged about whether the voters can select their own Family Court judge in November, a position thought to be clear on the ballot appears to have gotten murky Friday.That’s when County Clerk “Big Jim” Hatfield sent a letter to the state election commission asking to withdraw a...

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Democrat committee to select Family Court judge candidate

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON — The gauntlet has been tossed.Newly-elected Mingo County Democrat Executive Committee Chairman H. Truman Chafin has called a meeting of the committee for 4:30 p.m., Aug. 5. The session, to be held in the circuit courtroom at the courthouse, will convene for the purpose of selecting a candidate to place on the November ballot for Family Court Judge.

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Road work

Kyle Lovern/WDNA crew from the West Virginia Division of Highways has been working on a slide on U.S. Highway 52 (East 4th Avenue) in Williamson, just past the “hairpin curve” exit. Motorists are reminded to drive carefully in this area. Traffic is down to one lane and flagmen are on both sides of the route. The bank is being reinforced and then the guardrail will be repaired. The sidewalk leading to East End has also been affected.

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MCSD to hold DUI checkpoint

WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI sobriety checkpoint along U.S. Highway 52 on Aug. 1, 2014 from 8 p.m. to midnight.During the check point, drivers will be checked for any other traffic infractions as well. The primary purpose of the checkpoint is to educate the motoring public about the effects of driving impaired driving.

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East-West Sr. Bowl should draw a huge crowd

If you haven’t made plans for the upcoming East-West All-Star game to be played at Mingo Central High School, you might want to do so.The game, sponsored by Cliffs Natural Resources, will feature graduated seniors from Kanawha, Boone, Logan, Mingo and Wayne going up against those from Mercer, McDowell, Wyoming and Raleigh Counties.The contest takes the place of the old Hatfield-McCoy Sr. Bowl that pitted southern W.Va. players against those from eastern Ky....

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Reed a candidate for Pike BOE

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE - Tim Reed, II of Turkey Creek, Ky., has filed as a candidate for Pike County School Board Member for District 4, which is the Belfry area.Reed is 30 years old and a resident and graduated from Belfry High School in 2002 and graduated Pikeville College in 2006 with a Bachelors of Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting and Management.Reed has been married t...

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Gilbert’s Garin Justice has turned around program at Concord

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comATHENS - Gilbert native Garin Justice has literally turned the football program around at Concord College.Justice enters his fourth year as Concord University’s head football coach in 2014. He was named the 18th Mountain Lion head coach back in January of 2011.Since being hired by Concord, Justice has led the rejuvenation of a ...

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Williamson woman charged with child neglect

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON –Two Williamson women were involved in separate arrests on Liberty Street, according to documents obtained from Mingo County Magistrate Court.Alexandria Janean Hatcher, 24, was arrested for child neglect with risk of injury, public intoxication, obstruction of an officer, disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance.Officer J.D. Tincher...

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Summer coats, spot on and fish tails

By Bob FalaOutdoor ColumnistOut and about in their sleek summer coats and new set of velvety growing antlers, bucks form bachelor groups. It’s a good time of year to get out and check out this year’s crop of antlered ones. These buck groups won’t be so tolerant of each other when the fall mating season arrives. The female deer are still a bit solitary and suspicious, not wanting to reveal the location of their fast growing, spotted and still yet sucklin...

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My Sister, My Friend

By Jan GrosslThe other day, when I looked in the mirror, my sister looked back at me. This made me smile. And as I did, guess what. She smiled right back. No, I am not losing what little mind I possess. I know it was an illusion. But it brought to mind the many times in the past when I was mistaken for my sister. One time, I declared I was going to change my name to Helen.However, the vision was where the similarity ended. I should say right up front that she was more in...

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With kids, Jesus’ love is easy

I gush every year about Vacation Bible School. Brace yourself…here it comes.We have just finished our VBS. I’m hyper in my head, but only in my head…the rest of me is pooped. I’ve been sore every day and walk like a really old woman. I am exhausted and I stink…I’ve been on the preschool music team.

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James Bevins Sr.META, Ky. — James Truman “JT” Bevins Sr., 83 of Meta, Ky., passed away Fri., July 25, 2014, at his home.Born April 28, 1931, at Toler, Ky., he was a son of the late James Arnold and Leola Pinson Bevins. JT retired after 46 years with the N&W Railroad, was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Cedar Bottom Old Regular Baptist Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel and served as an Honorary Pike County Deputy Sheriff and Honora...

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13 indictments handed down by Pike Grand Jury

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. - Thirteen individuals were indicted during the last meeting of the Pike County Grand Jury, according to information released by the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Pike County.Gregory Zadel, 57, of Elkhorn City, was indicted on the following charges: possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (Class C felony), possession of a firearm by a convicted felo...

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