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Rahall participates in groundbreaking, answers questions from constituents

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By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comLOGAN — West Virginia Third District Congressman Nick Rahall continued his tradition of direct contact with constituents in a visit Tuesday to Logan. The 37-year incumbent was in Logan to hear from various groups and organizations.Before he addressed an audience in Logan, Rahall, members of the Mingo County delegation to the West Virginia Legislature and others participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Naugatuck for a Mingo County Public Service District water line extension. The congressman and legislators had all helped procure funding for the project from state and federal sources.


Wolfpack Athletic Hall of Fame Hospitality Room nearly done

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com Renovation of the hospitality room at the Williamson Fieldhouse is progressing quickly.The room will become the Williamson High School Athletic Hall of Fame Hospitality Room, which will be available for rental for class reunions, meetings and other events.The room has been extended and widened and will have a sports...

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Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

BILL BARROW andJONATHAN MATTISEAssociated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that’s sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.

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Sanger’s work featured on cover of Wonderful West Virginia magazine

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com May’s cover of Wonderful West Virginia magazine showcases the work of renowned photographer Randall Sanger with the setting sun illuminating abundant flowers along the King Coal Highway in Mingo County.Sanger is a native of Williamson.“We are pleased to present a few of Randall Sanger’s striking la...

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Manchin urges mines to speak out about coal

COLLEEN SLEVINAssociated PressDENVER (AP) — The Democratic senator leading the battle against the White House’s strategy to fight climate change urged the mining industry on Tuesday to speak out about coal’s role in providing affordable, reliable electricity to the country to help combat strict new emissions rules for coal-fired power plants.Speaking to the National Western Mining Conference in Denver, Sen. Joe Manchin said the U.S. Environme...

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Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat Pirates 4-0

JOE KAYAP Baseball WriterCINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season.Cueto (1-2) had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 in the NL wild card playoff at PNC Park last year. He limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a care...

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Figure in Mingo probe sues ex-officials, others

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A figure in the federal Mingo County corruption probe is suing several former county officials and others, claiming they violated his constitutional rights and damaged his reputation.Media outlets report that George White, 65, filed the lawsuit recently in Mingo County Circuit Court. The defendants include former Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury, former County Commissioner David Baisden and former prosecutor Michael Sparks.Sparks pleaded gu...

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McCormick resigns as mayor ahead of federal charges

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - Less than 24 hours after Darrin McCormick tendered his resignation as mayor of Williamson, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin Tuesday charged McCormick, 50, with making a materially false statement in a federal matter.McCormick, who resigned effective April 30 during a special City Council meeting held Monday evening, read a statement he had prepared announcing his intention to resign, but did not give a reason.

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Ragland Crime Watch group organizes community cleanup

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...

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Mingo’s Marcum receives ‘A-plus’ from NRA

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comCHARLESTON — The National Rifle Association’s political arm has announced its ratings and endorsements of candidates in the May 2014 primary.Several coalfield candidates received either “A” or “A-plus” ratings from the group that advocates for gun ownership. Two incumbent coalfield House Democrats, Justin Marcum and Rupie Phillips, earned the top score of “A-plus.”

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Lenore woman arrested two times in single day

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A Lenore resident was arrested twice in the same day by officers with both the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department and the Williamson Police Department.Sarah Ellen Williams, 30, was first arrested by sheriff’s Deputy Thomas on charges of petit larceny, public intoxication, fleeing-no vehicle and three counts of obstruction.

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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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Belfry shutout 5-0 by JCHS

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates lost their second game in a row as they were shutout 5-0 at Johnson Central on Monday.The Golden Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning with two outs as Chaynse Hill doubled to center and scored on an RBI single to center field by Blake Gamble.J...

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Mingo Central track team improving; has good showing at Pikeville meet

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com The Mingo Central track team made a good showing in a recent meet held in Pikeville, Ky.Senior Alex “Booger” Lee won the 100 meter dash on the men’s side, while freshman Tyshira Joplin came in second place in the 100 meter for the ladies.“With so many new faces on the team it has been a work ...

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Kentucky squad loaded with size and talent

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com RED JACKET – The Kentucky squad for the 2nd Annual Consol Senior All-Star game this Saturday is loaded with size and talent.The squad was put together by Shelby Valley coach Jim Hicks and included 6’11” center Cody Belter who played for Hicks at the Pike County school. His teammate Tyler Carr, a gu...

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Justice makes 1st team All-State in Ky.

By Mike Fieldsmfields@herald-leader.comPlayer of the Year: Quentin Snider - Snider surpassed Allan Houston as Ballard’s all-time top scorer, and also became the school’s third Mr. Basketball, joining Houston (1989) and Jeff Lamp (1977). A Louisville signee, he finished his Ballard career with 2,442 points and a program-best 633 assists. He led the Bruins to a state runner-up finish as a junior, and a No. 1 ranking as a senior...

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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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