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Pike grand jury returns indictments

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By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE - The Pike County Grand Jury returned several indictments from its most recent session. A list of those indictments is as follows:Shirley L. Coleman is charged with third-degree burglary. She is charged with unlawfully entered a building owned by Walmart with the intent to commit a crime, and of theft by unlawful taking by unlawfully taking or exercising control of merchandise in an amount less than $500 which belonged to Walmart.


Fountain Place welcome center nears opening

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comLOGAN — Logan County’s long-awaited welcome center near Fountain Place Mall is on track to open in early November, according to County Administrator Rocky Adkins.Adkins said all arrangements have been made among the county economic development authority, the Coal Heritage Authority and Hatfield-McCoy Trail Association to provide exhibits and information inside the center as well as a staff.Adkins said p...

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Robbery suspect arrested

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A suspect has been arrested in the Monday morning robbery of a downtown Williamson convenience store.Evaristo Valdelamar aka “Chino,” 33, of Huntington, was arrested in connection with the robbery at about 3:30 a.m. Monday of the 7-Eleven at Second Avenue and Harvey Street.A 911 call was received from an employee inside the Marathon/7-Eleven reporting that ...

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Guard center cornerstone laid

By J.D. CharlesContributing WriterHOLDEN — It was a big day for members of three local Masonic lodges and their guests as they helped make history in Logan and Mingo counties on Saturday as the traditional cornerstone was laid at the new Logan-Mingo West Virginia Army Reserve National Guard Readiness Center.Members of Aracoma Lodge No. 99 in Logan had worked several months preparing for the ceremony with their brother lodges in Mingo County — Hugh ...

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Tickets still available for Chicago concert

Staff reportPIKEVILLE, Ky. - Tickets are still available for Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award Winning Band Chicago at the SMG managed East Kentucky Expo Center, Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $37 (plus applicable fees) and are on sale now at the Appalachian Wireless Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

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Tug Valley moves up to No. 14

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe Tug Valley Panthers moved up two spots to No. 14 in the Class A ranking in this week’s SSAC poll. TVHS was tied for No. 16 last week.The Panthers (3-1) got a good win last week with an upset over visiting Haysi, Virginia at the TVHS field at Naugatuck.The Man Hillbillies (3-1), a future opponent for Tug Valley, come in rank...

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Mingo Central remains No. 3 in SSAC Poll

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe Mingo Central Miners remain No. 3 in Class 2A in this week’s SSAC poll.At the end of the regular season the top 16 teams qualify for the playoffs. The top eight (8) teams will host a first round playoff game.The Miners made their debut at No. 3 in the first poll of the season. MCHS only trails perennial power Bluefield and ...

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Belfry drops to No. 2 in Kentucky poll

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe Belfry Pirates dropped to No. 2 in Class 3A after their lossto Pikeville last week. BHS comes in behind South Warren (5-0) in this week’s Kentucky Prep Poll.Meanwhile, Pikeville (5-0), the team that pulled the big upset over their county rival, moved up to No. 2 in Class A.It was the first time the Panthers had beaten the P...

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Home state Mountaineers contributing to WVU; Knapper commits to Huggs

If you are a knowledgeable sports fan – you know that the state of West Virginia does not produce that many Division football players.The population is not where you have a great number of top-notch athletes that can compete at the next level.When you do get a homegrown talent playing at WVU, it gets the Mountaineer fans excited.This year WVU has two in-state recruits that are contributing on the offensive side of the football and one on defense....

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Pair arrested in heroin bust

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comMAHER - Local law enforcement officers with the U.S. 119 Drug Task Force received a credible tip that led to the apprehension of two drug suspects in the Maher area on Friday.The information obtained regarded heroin being transported into Mingo County from Logan County.Officers of the Task Force quickly located and tracked the suspects’ vehicle from Logan County to an undisclosed location in Maher. Reinforcem...

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BSCTC dedicates library in memory of Melissa Forsyth

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Big Sandy Community and Technical College held a portrait unveiling and dedication of the Melissa M. Forsyth library on Thursday on the Prestonsburg campus.Forsyth devoted 23 years of service to Prestonsburg Community College and BSCTC. She spent nine years as director of library services until her passing in 2013.“The dedication of this library and the unveiling of this portrait will serve as a constant reminder of our purpose to serve st...

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Arrests made on assault, battery counts

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmeida.comWILLIAMSON - A charge of assault and six charges of battery recently were filed against three Mingo and Logan County residents by local law enforcement authorities. A list of recent arrests is as follows:Deleena Workman, of Lynn, was arrested on three counts of unlawful assault against a health care worker and three battery charges against a health care worker. Workman allegedly became defensive in the Williamson Memorial Hos...

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Festival attracts large crowd

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - The King Coal Festival 2014 was host to one of the largest turnouts for the event in the past several years. The weather could not have been better for the gathering in the street. Several thousand people attended this year’s event.The Auto Show featred more than 100 cars, motorcycles and trucks. Owners proudly displayed vehicles from the 1930s to more recent models.The Fire Department Chili Cook...

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Rahall, Tomblin slated to tour intermodal facility

Staff reportWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will join members of the Wayne County Economic Development Board, Norfolk Southern Railway representatives, and state and local officials on Wednesday for a tour and update on the development of the Heartland Intermodal Gateway at Prichard.

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Annual King Coal Festival

Kyle Lovern/WDNThousands came to downtown Williamson this past Saturday for the annual King Coal Festival. There were numerous vendors, live music, games and much more for those who attended.Kyle Lovern/WDNThese two cloggers from different generations are shown dancing to one of the Bluegrass bands that played at the stage on Logan Street.Lil Felix/WDNThis is one of over 100 car participants in this weekends King Coal Parade 2014....

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Cats rescued from Forest Hills Fire

FORREST HILLS, Ky. - The Belfry Volunteer Fire Department responded with three fire trucks to a fire located on Maple Street in Forrest Hills. The call came into 911 around 10:15 a.m. on Monday, September 22 by Kay Hatfield.Hatfield said, “The power box in the back of the house went ‘boom’ and there were sparks and then flames coming from the box.”Belfry fire trucks responded from the Belfry Fire Station and the new sub-station in South Williamson...

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Mingo at Wayne matchup could be game for the ages

This week’s opponent for the Mingo Central Miners (4-0) has been a Class 2A power in recent years. The Wayne Pioneers won back-to-back championships in 2011 and 2012. They defeated Keyser 35-0 in 2011 and Point Pleasant 34-7 in 2012.Last year they lost by one point, 14-13 in the championship game at Wheeling Island Stadium to a strong Bridgeport team.They lost to Bluefield in the title game in 2009, but defeated Tolsia in 2006 for another AA championship....

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Daily Mail Poll

Class AAA1. Capital (6) 3-0 95 2 South Charleston2. Martinsburg (3) 3-1 88 1 at Morgantown3. South Charleston (1) 4-0 84 3 at Capital4. Cabell Midland 3-0 69 4 at Hurricane5. Point Pleasant 4-0 57 6 Gallia Academy, Ohio6. Jefferson 4-0 43 7 at Sherando, Va.7. University 3-1 24 NR at Musselman8. Morgantown 3-1 23 10 Martinsburg9. Spring Valley 3-1 15 9 Princeton10. Whe...

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