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Precincts listed for Mingo County

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comThe Mingo County Clerk’s Office has released the voting precincts for the upcoming November 4 General Election.Early voting begins at the Mingo County Courthouse Wednesday, October 22 and runs to Saturday until Saturday, November 1. These dates do include Saturday, October 25.Williamson District1 - Williamson Towers (East End)3 - Vinson ...

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Precincts listed for Mingo County

The Mingo County Clerk’s Office has released the voting precincts for the upcoming November 4 General Election.Early voting begins at the Mingo County Courthouse Wednesday, October 22 and runs to Saturday until Saturday, November 1. These dates do include Saturday, October 25.Williamson District1 - Williamson Towers (East End)3 - Vinson Street (Curriculum Center)5 - Williamson Mingo County Courthouse7 - O...

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Standoff with police ends peacefully

By Rachel DoveBEECH CREEK - A quick response and a calm voice is credited in preventing a serious situation from ending either in death or serious injury.Whitley Cisco, 56, of Suffolk, Va., was taken into custody by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Cpl. E. Williams and Deputies M.J. Mounts, A. Mounts and C. Newsome, on October 9 after a short standoff with the officers. Five females were said to have been threatened with serious injury and/...

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Landfill fees increase for City of Williamson

WILLIAMSON - The City Council announced an increase in the landfill fees at their meeting Thursday, October 9. City Clerk France Frye shared the news of the third increase placed on the City of Williamson by the landfill.The rate was an increase of $12 per ton increasing the fee from $35 to $47 per ton.

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First annual Mingo County Red Ribbon Week essay constest

Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Teresa D. Maynard today announced the commencement of the First Annual Mingo County Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest.

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Mingo County Family Court Judge set to take office

WILLIAMSON - A changing of the guard will soon occur in Mingo County Family Court, as newly appointed Judge Sabrina L. Deskins assumes that role on October 27.West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Deskins to this position on Sept. 17, after reviewing the resumes of several applicants that included three local attorneys. Deskins, who currently resides in Mingo County, has been serving as an assistant prosecutor in neighboring Logan County over the past few years.

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Tug Valley, Mingo Central in top 8

klovern@civitasmedia.comPARKERSBURG – The Tug Valley Panthers are ranked No. 4 this week in Class A, while the Mingo Central Miners moved back into the top eight coming in ranked No. 7 in Class 2A in the newest SSAC poll.Both Mingo County schools are hoping to make the post season and possibly even host a first round playoff game. The top eight in each class host first round games.There are four games left for each team in the regular season.S...

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Lambert’s field goal gets WVU 37-34 win

BETSY BLANEYAssociated PressLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Josh Lambert knew immediately that his kick was on the right course. He wasn’t so sure whether it had the right distance.When he realized his career-long 55-yard field goal had the oomph to make it through the uprights as time expired, he felt relieved that the Mountaineers had beaten Texas Tech 37-34 on Saturday.“We knew he could do it. We had confidence,” Mountaineers coach ...

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Fond memories of fall and dad

As I was walking my dog Petey this past weekend and noticing a few leaves that had already fallen due to our early fall weather, it reminded me of my dad and our walks in the woods.When I looked at a couple of the wet, yellow leaves, I realized I knew what type of trees they had come from.My dad taught me to tell different types of native trees in our Appalachian forests. From the giant white oaks, to the hickories, tall beechnuts, hardwood walnuts, slender poplars, nume...

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Second ARH, WMH hospital buyout hearing held

By Owen WellsFor the Daily NewsCHARLESTON - While it is known as the “large conference room” at the WV Healthcare Authority, on October ninth, the room felt diminutive as it was brimming with lawyers, hospital administrators and employees, UMWA members, and a delegation from the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority. The second administrative hearing on the proposed buyout of Williamson Memorial Hospital by Tug Valley ARH was called to order by the board appoi...

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Stone Heritage Musuem

STONE, Ky. - Stone was once home to thriving coal companies beginnng with Pond Creek Coal Mines from 1910 through 1922, Fordson Mines, 1922 through 1936 and The Tierney Brothers 1936 through 1993. The Tierney Brothers changed the name to Eastern Coal Corporation and brought the Red Robin trademark and logo to the operation. Pittson Coal Group purchased the mines in 1966 through 1993 and the last owners were Massey Energy in 1993.Pond Creek Mining Company established the community o...

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Cardinal Conference Roundup

Wayne 40, Scott 7MADISON — The Scott Skyhawks proved to be no match for the Wayne Pioneers on Friday night.Wayne kept its dominance alive in the Cardinal Conference as the Pioneers, ranked No. 7 in the state in Class AA, rolled to a 40-7 victory at No. 8-ranked Scott.With the win, the Pioneers vaulted into first place in the league standings. Wayne had entered the night one-half game behind Scott in the standings.Wayne, which hammered Class AA...

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BMS homecoming

klovern@civitasmedia.comDELBARTON – Burch Middle School defeated Williamson 42-8 in their homecoming game last Thursday at Phil Sizemore Field in Delbarton.Burch took an early lead after Austin Ray returned a WMS punt 37 yards for a touchdown (TD). The conversion failed, but the Bulldogs led 6-0.The Wolfpack threatened as Josh Wellman threw a 41 yard pass to get Williamson down to Burch 42. T...

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Joplin Runs

Wes Wilson PhotographyMingo Central junior running back Deonte Joplin (25) is shown running the ball against Poca Friday night. The Miners will play host to Chapmanville this week.

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City Council to crack down on City fees and B&O Taxes

WILLIAMSON - The Williamson City Council has proposed the idea of publishing the names in the Williamson Daily News as they relate to unpaid Business and Occupation (B&O) taxes and City service fees due October 15, 2014.There have been several discussions at recent council meetings about shortfall and collection of B&O taxes and City fees. The taxes are important to the Williamson Fire Department and a major concern of the City Council. For the benefit of the public Mayor Steven Kn...

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Nee Jackson candidate for Pike Co. BOE

Submitted ArticleAs a lifelong Belfry resident, I have lived the changes over time. I know what a productive and promising town Belfry has been for us all. It is the cradle of many good people, strong family values, moral and religious people, and a vibrant community spirit that inspires us all. These are the reasons why after graduating Belfry High School in 1986 I decided this would be the place to stay and raise a family. I am proud to call Belfry home for myself, wife Kim, and ...

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Tug Valley Arts Council presents Chicago Boyz

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team is a professional gymnastics troupe consisting of talented young men and boys from the Chicagoland area.The Tug Valley Arts Council will host the troupe on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Belfry High School Gymnasium. The cost is $15 at the door.There will be a show performed for the school that ...

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