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McCormick given 3 years probation

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By Rachel DoveCHARLESTON - U.S. District Court Judge John Copenhaver handed down a sentence of three years’ probation to former Williamson mayor and Bank of Mingo branch manager, A. Darrin McCormick, on a single charge of lying to federal officials about his knowledge of a widespread workers’ compensation scheme.McCormick will also pay a $5,000 fine.McCormick, 51 years of age, had been off work on paid administrative leave from the bank for several months during the investigation that led him being charged in an information, which is similar to an indictment, in May of this year. He pleaded guilty to the charge of making false statements to officials.


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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New West Virginia Mine Wars Museum in Matewan seeking input at open house

MATEWAN – The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, now under construction in Matewan, invites the public to its open house on November 8, from 12 - 4 p.m. Attendees will experience a sneak peak of the museum’s plans and contribute their ideas on how they think the museum should look and feel.The museum, located at 336 Mate Street, is in a building that still bears the scars of bullet holes from the Matewan Massacre shootout. The museum will include exhibits about coal camp l...

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Mingo Miners cage Tigers

By Paul Adkinspadkins@civitasmedia.comRED JACKET — The Chapmanville Regional High School football team had hoped to go to Mingo Central on Friday night, steal a win and put themselves back into the Class AA playoff race.The Miners, however, had other ideas.No. 7-ranked Mingo Central dominated Chapmanville and crushed the Tigers 53-6 in a Cardinal Conference matchup at Mingo Central High School’s Buck Har...

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Panthers claw Calhoun County to improve to 7-1

klovern@civitasmedia.comMt. ZION, W.Va. – The Tug Valley Panthers (7-1) and ranked No. 4 in Class A went on the road and clawed Calhoun County 36-14 on Friday night.Neither team scored in the first quarter, however Tug Valley finally got into the end zone at the 6:51 mark of the second quarter as quarterback Tyler Conley hit Jeremy Dillon on a 13 yard touchdown (TD) pass. Corbin Oliver scored the conver...

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Pirates sail to victory

klovern@civitasmedia.comLOUISA, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates continue to sail to victories in district play as they pounded the Bulldogs of Lawrence County 34-19 on Friday night in Louisa, Ky.Belfry actually trailed after one quarter 7-6 and the game was tied at 13-13 at the half.“We shot ourselves in the foot with penalties in the first half,” assistant coach Matt Varney said. “...

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WV Football Scores

Allderdice, Pa. 54, Linsly 44Bellaire St. John, Ohio def. Hannan, forfeitBishop Donahue 34, Paden City 13Bluefield 40, Greenbrier West 0Bridgeport 35, North Marion 7Buckhannon-Upshur 46, Lincoln County 21Cabell Midland 49, George Washington 7Clay-Battelle 34, Cameron 6Clear Spring, Md. 25, Berkeley Springs 14Covington, Va. 33, Pendleton County 12Doddridge County 20, Philip Barbour 0...

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KY Football Scores

Adair Co. 39, Muhlenberg County 0Ashland Blazer 22, Greenup Co. 8Ballard Memorial 34, Crittenden Co. 21Bardstown 40, Washington Co. 7Barren Co. 35, Logan Co. 12Beechwood 62, Dayton 0Belfry 34, Lawrence Co. 19Bellevue 20, Ludlow 14Betsy Layne 52, Magoffin Co. 36Bourbon Co. 39, Powell Co. 7Bowling Green 34, Warren Central 13Boyle Co. 38, Mari...

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Scout troop looking for new members

WILLIAMSON - Local Boy Scout Troop 321 is looking for new members to expand their troop. They also want to share the news about their upcoming events.Troop 321, a member of the Buckskin Council and is led by Scout Master Matthew Gilliam and Assistant Scout Master Barry Dotson. Gilliam and Dotson are looking for new members to accompany their troop on future outings. Troop 321 recently spent time with the Buckskin Council while camping at our very own Chief Logan State Park.

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Matewan resident arrested for contempt of court

WILLIAMSON - Misty Justice, 40 years of age of Matewan was taken before Magistrate Jim Harvey and charged with assault on a police officer. Mingo County Sheriff Corporal N. Mines arrested Justice for threatening her probation officer while being taken into custody on a contempt of court charge in the Circuit Court. Corporal Mines did hear Justice telling her probation officer, “you’ve had it when I catch you on the street.” Other Court officials also heard the threat....

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58th District Boys Championship at Pikeville, Wed., Oct. 15Pikeville 2, Belfry 1, double overtime (0-0 at half;1-1 at end of regulation and 1st overtime)Scoring:B: Matt Lambert (unassisted), 47th minute P: Connor Risner (Hunter Heffington assist), 60th minute P: Andrew McNamee (Heffington assist), 90th minuteShots on goal: B: 19; P: 41 Goalie (saves): B: Dominic Gentile (20: P: Luke Wheat (17) Records: B:...

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Baylor, WVU kickers clutch

John RabyAP Sports WriterCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Baylor redshirt freshman Chris Callahan had one thought racing through his mind as he lined up for a short field goal to help the Bears overcome a 21-point deficit against TCU.“You gotta make this. Or else,” Callahan said.No pressure.Mentally blocking out the noise of the home crowd, Callahan’s 28-yarder as time expired sealed the Bears’ 61-58 win last week to...

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Tug Valley heads to Calhoun Co.

klovern@civitasmedia.comPARKERSBURG – The Tug Valley Panthers are ranked No. 4 this week in Class A and it is believed to be the highest ranking in school history.“To the best of my knowledge I think it is the highest ranking, but not 100 percent on that,” Coach Tony Clusky said.The Panthers are 6-1 this season as they head to Calhoun County Friday night. Tug Valley High School ha...

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I knew a Man; Strength for the Moment

Sometimes in our lives, if we are lucky, we come across people that change our lives for the good. We meet people who prefer you over themselves. We meet people whose word is their bond and you know from just looking in their eyes that you could trust them with your life.During my journey in this world I have encountered few people who could be described by the above paragraph, oh, but I knew a man.

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35th Annual Bridge Day Gives Back

NEW RIVER GORGE, W.Va. — For 35 years West Virginias, and folks from around the country and the world, have gathered at the New River Gorge Bridge for Bridge Day.

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