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Burglars make attempt to break into Hurley Drug

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com Members of the Williamson Police Department are investigating a recent burglary attempt at Hurley Drug located on Logan Street downtown.Sgt. John Hall answered a 911 dispatch call to the drug store at around 3:30 a.m. because something activated the alarm system.When Hall arrived on the scene, he saw the glass had b...

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Rotary Club names new president

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – Teresa Chapman, personnel coordinator at Wal-Mart of South Williamson, Ky., was named the new president of the Williamson Rotary Club in a meeting held Tuesday.Ted Williams, counselor at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, served as president of the club for the past year and passed the title to Chapman, who has never served as president be...

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Fireworks dealers offer safety tips to consumers

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, which means the sky will once again light up with bright, colorful fireworks for everyone to enjoy.Fireworks are usually a staple in Independence Day celebrations and festivities, but many people may not realize how dangerous improperly handling fireworks can be.Without proper safety precautions, Independen...

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Fireworks show set for Thursday

GOODY, Ky. - The Belfry Volunteer Fire Department will present its 33rd Annual Fireworks Show, “Thunder In the Valley,” at 10:05 p.m. Thursday from a site near the South Side Mall, according to a post on the Belfry VFD’s Facebook page.The fire department will collect donations during the event. The Facebook post urges everyone to: “Remember to Fill the Boot and Watch Us Shoot!”

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District Little League tourney continues

By Paul Adkinspadkins@civitasmedia.comMADISON — The Chapmanville 9-10-year-old All-Stars are only two wins from reaching the state tournament.Chapmanville reached the District 2 semifinals with Monday night’s 10-0 win in four innings over Welch at the Madison Little League Field.Chapmanville (2-1) was set to face Tug Valley (2-1) in one of the two semifinals on Tuesday night at Madison. The other semifin...

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Osteopathic students spend summer conducting research

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine recently announced the students selected to participate in this year’s summer research fellowship program.Osteopathic medical students Jasmine Gray, Emily Broomell, Jason Ballenge, Chris Jarzabek, Andrew French and Dawn Neal are researching topics ranging from neurologic, mental health and cancer conditions to novel wound healing agents and pain management approaches.

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Wells gets transplant; Chapman resigns; Moss to coach son

University of Pikeville basketball coach Kelly Wells underwent a second kidney transplant on Monday.Assistant coach Randy Casey (formerly of Belfry High School) said that Wells is at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and will be there for about a week. Wells originally received a transplanted kidney from his wife, Shawne, in 2004. Pikeville basketball spokesman Dan White said this latest donated kidney came from Wells’ brother-in-law, Brock Walter.Shawne ...

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Greenbrier Classic

By Cam HuffmanAP ExchangeFans of Duck Dynasty won’t be the only ones closely following the action at The Greenbrier Classic’s Wednesday Pro-Am. Marshall, West Virginia and Virginia Tech enthusiasts will also have favorites to watch. A team representing each of the three area schools will be part of the Wednesday Pro-Am.“We had room for them, and we thought people would get a kick out of seeing them play,” said Greenbrier...

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Annual Kickin’ Butt for Crohn’s 5-K scheduled

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com The second Annual Kickin’ Butt for Crohn’s 5-K race will be held ran on Friday evening, July 18th.The race starts at the Williamson Fieldhouse and the route will be in West End and starts at 7:30 p.m. Registration will start at 6:00 p.m., but pre-registration is encouraged.Last year there was ...

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Miller wins more gold medals at Sr. Games

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com HUNTINGTON – Mingo County’s Kelly Miller recently won three more gold medals at the West Virginia Senior Games (WVSG) held in Huntington.Miller, a longtime youth coach in the area, has done well the last few years in the games.He won first place in the 50-meter race, 100-meter race and long jump again th...

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Applications now being accepted for vouchers

By Rachel Doverdove@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - Purchasing clothes and shoes for children returning to school in August is an added expense for all families, especially those who have a limited income.As in years past, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is doing its part to ease the financial burden for those in need who qualify.West Virginia residents can begin applying for school clothing vouchers for eligible children tod...

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Energy Express makes return to Mingo County

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – Energy Express has officially arrived in Mingo County once again for the summer, with five different sites set up this year, including Matewan Pre K-8, Burch Middle School, Williamson Pre K-8, Kermit Pre K-8, and Gilbert Elementary School.College students and community residents serving as AmeriCorps volunteers support the program, which will take place Monday through Friday each week through July 25....

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Spouses riding in county vehicles is a practice that must be halted

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comFirst of all, let me reiterate something I have said and written before: I think the vast majority of Mingo Countians are among the finest folks on Earth. They are honest, sincere, dedicated and loyal. If you look in a dictionary for the definition of “southern hospitality,” a Mingo County picture has to be with the text.I adore the Mingo Democratic Women (I adore all women, but let’s forget that fo...

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Bobbera named new school superintendent

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com CINDERELLA – Dr. Robert Bobbera has been named the new superintendent of schools for Mingo County by the State Board of Education.Bobbera, who has served as an assistant superintendent, officially starts his new duties today. He succeeds Randy Keathley, who recently retired.Bobbera is a 1979 graduate of Gilber...

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Defense attorney withdraws from Thornsbury case

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comCHARLESTON — When former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury appeals his federal court sentence in Richmond, Va., he apparently will not be joined by his lead defense attorney.Lawyer Stephen Jory, who had represented the former judge during his agreement to a plea deal with federal prosecutors in Charleston, last week notified others involved in the case that he is withdrawing as defense counsel. Officia...

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Threatening weather fails to keep crowd away from picnic

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comKERMIT — Despite the threat of rain and high humidity, a large crowd turned out Saturday for the Democrat Women’s picnic at Kermit.Although the event was scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. start, the majority of the crowd arrived late. Once there, the congregation grew in numbers, filling the picnic tables waiting for a buffet-style meal.Women’s President Helen Childers emceed the afternoon events, welcomi...

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Johnson Central’s Shane Hall leaves Marshall

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com HUNTINGTON - University of Marshall basketball recruit Shane Hall has already left the school and will not play for the Thundering Herd.Hall, who would have been a true freshman, confirmed in a Twitter message that, after two weeks of pick-up games and one official practice, he has decided to leave Huntington.“...

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