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By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - The Big Sandy River Basin Coalition is conducting its annual river sweep, “Chug on the Tug.”The Chug on the Tug project has attracted volunteers from three states, West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia, to come together and work to clean up the banks of the Tug River. Volunteers met at the South Williamson boat ramp at 9 a.m. Friday to register and kick off this year’s event.

 

Pikeville shocks Belfry 29-20

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. – For 13 years Belfry (3-1) had defeated Pikeville (5-0) in football. In years past the local rivalry was always a close game.However, in the past few years the Class 3A Pirates have dominated the Class A Panthers.Not on this Friday night as Pikeville shocked Belfry 29-20 on Hillard Howard Field. Panther Coach Ch...

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Tug Valley wins in OT over Haysi, Va.

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comNAUGATUCK – In the second overtime Tug Valley’s Dylan Dotson squeezed into the end zone on a 1-yard run. Jeremy Dillon’s conversion run made it 22-14 giving the Panthers a big win over visiting Haysi, Virginia on Friday night.This game proved to be a defensive struggle. Neither team scored in the first OT.Dotson gav...

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Miners trounce Renegades

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comRED JACKET – The Westside and Mingo Central game featured two Class 2A powers from southern West Virginia both ranked No. 3 in the SSAC ranking last week.Both teams came in with identical 3-0 records. So something had to give at Buck Harless Stadium on Friday night.Mingo Central (4-0) remained undefeated and made a statement do...

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Sani Warren talks about football career

By Courtney LovernFor the Daily NewsPIKEVILLE, Ky. - When Belfry won the 2013 Class 3A Kentucky Football State Championship back on December 6, many Belfry fans were jubilant. Ecstatic wasn’t even the right word to describe the elation, it was something far better than that emotion. Victory was finally coming back to the mountains in a ship steered by the Pirates. Fans, coaching staff, and players alike at last had achieved the one...

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WVDNR officers seize illegally harvested ginseng

BECKLEY – A year-long investigation by Natural Resources Police Officers in southern West Virginia has resulted in 11 arrests and the seizure of 190 pounds of dry ginseng that was illegally harvested before the ginseng digging season began Sept. 1. The estimated market value of the ginseng is $180,000.In addition to the ginseng, officers also seized multiple stolen guns, illegal drugs and pills, and $30,000 in cash, according to Lt. Woodrow Brogan of the West Virginia Divisio...

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Joplin returns to Mingo Central

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comRED JACKET – You can come home again.Talented junior running back Deonte Joplin has moved back to Red Jacket and has enrolled at Mingo Central High School.This past summer Joplin, a 5’10”, 165 lb. offensive and defensive back transferred to Belfry High School.MCHS head coach Yogi Kinder confirmed that Joplin had enrolled at the school earlier this we...

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Joplin returns to Mingo Central

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comRED JACKET – You can come home again.Talented junior running back Deonte Joplin has moved back to Red Jacket and has enrolled at Mingo Central High School.This past summer Joplin, a 5’10”, 165 lb. offensive and defensive back transferred to Belfry High School.MCHS head coach Yogi Kinder confirmed that Jop...

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Rahall announces funding for drug-free communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., Friday announced the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has awarded $250,000 in grants to support community-based coalitions working to prevent youth substance abuse in southern West Virginia.“Southern West Virginia has been putting Drug Free Community dollars to work, stretching them to their last penny, and getting results. This new round of funding will allow us to build on that work by continuing to incr...

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Miners top Tigers on Links

Mingo Central won their recent golf match against Chapmanville with a score of 188. The match was played at Twisted Gun Golf Club near Gilbert. Here are the scores. Mingo Central 188; Alex Warden 40, Garrett Bevins 44, Michael Dotson 51, Caleb Spencer 53, Kyle Hatfield 57 and Kenny Allen 62. Chapmanville 197: Jake Workman 39 (Medalist), Braden Dickerson 51, Tanner Meade 52, Austin Bledsoe 55, Dylan Brown 57, Dakota Saunders 57 and Austin Evans 58.

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Friday, Sept. 19:Westside at Mingo Central, 7:30 p.m.Haysi (Va.) at Tug Valley, 7:30 p.m.Belfry at Pikeville, 7:30 p.m.Phelps vs. East Ridge, 7:30 p.m.Pike Central at Prestonsburg, 7:30 p.m.Logan at Point Pleasant, 7:30 p.m.Man at River View, 7:30 p.m.Poca at Chapmanville, 7:30 p.m.Scott at Sissonville, 7:30 p.m.Sherman at Gilmer County, 7:30 p.m.Frontier (...

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By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comRED JACKET –(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at klovern@civitasmedia.com or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)

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Drug takeback set for Sept. 27

Staff reportIn an attempt to limit access to prescription drugs, the Williamson and Gilbert police departments will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative on Sept. 27 at two locations.The event, which offers a confidential and safe way to dispose of medications, will have two dropoff locations for Mingo County residents. One will be hosted by the Williamson Police Detachment at 108 E. 4th Ave. while the oth...

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Undefeated teams to clash tonight in grid action

Two games featuring undefeated teams will highlight the high school football schedule tonight.Westside (3-0) will be at Buck Harless Stadium to take on Mingo Central (3-0), and the two teams enter the contest tied at No. 3 in Class 2A in the SSAC polls.That is the highest ranking in the history for Mingo Central. The Miners are also tied for first place in the Cardinal Conference.Belfry (3-0) and ranked No. 1 in Class 3A in Kentucky will travel the 30 miles on...

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What’s wrong with kids today? Ask yourself

What’s wrong with kids today?Maybe nothing, or no more than was wrong with present-day adults when they were kids themselves.At least if they are anything like the two teenagers who were recognized for their accomplishments at a recent meeting of the Mingo County Board of Education.At that meeting, Abagail Justice and Kyle Evans were honored by the school board for receiving awards that brought them acclaim on a national stage.Justice, a Mingo...

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Gov. picks Deskins as family judge

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comCHARLESTON – In the fastest appointment ever made by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, attorney Sabrina L. Deskins became the new Mingo County Family Court judge Wednesday.The governor, well known for delaying gubernatorial appointments, took only hours to select Deskins after she was recommended by the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission. Perhaps the speed of the appointment was increased by the fact that, for the first time eve...

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King Coal Festival coming

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - The city of Williamson is getting ready for the King Coal Festival this weekend in a variety of ways.A few of the ways the city is preparing for this weekend’s festivities is ensuring our visitors have a safe environment. Tom Felix of Veolia Water Co. has his crews working throughout town preparing for the two-day event.Felix and one of his crews worked on the Second Avenue Bridge boat ramp, addi...

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Grand jury returns 53 felony indictments

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Grand Jury reported Wednesday following a three- day session.The grand jury returned 53 indictments, highlighted by two charges of first-degree robbery, one first-degree arson, two child abuse resulting in bodily injury, two child neglect resulting in death, and four malicious assaults. The cases are categorized as follows:22 property7 violent10 DUI/drugs4 forge...

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