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Artist plans first album

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By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – Isom, Kentucky, native Taylyn Combs is the newest artist signed by Lyrick Promotions, LTD, a promotion firm that originated in Williamson and now has offices in both Nashville, Tennessee, and New York.Combs said she fell in love with music at an early age, but it took a while for her to share her passion with the rest of the world.

 

Man charged in violence toward child

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – A Williamson man has been arrested for several incidents of child neglect.On one occasion, Robert A. Barnette, 48, reportedly punched a wall with his fist out of anger, leaving an impression of his fist in the sheet rock. He then pushed his 12-year-old daughter so hard her whole shoulder and head hit the wall, according to the arrest report. Barnette allegedly...

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Alex Lee suiting up one more time at Harless Stadium

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comAlex Lee is one of the best all-around athletes that has put on a Miners’ jersey in the early history of the consolidated Mingo Central High School.Lee excelled in four sports, football, basketball, baseball and track while wearing the Carolina blue and black.Lee is headed to Concord College in a couple of weeks to play footbal...

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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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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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Church hosts first Bible school

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 ...

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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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