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Woman critical after motorcycle accident

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By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comKOPPERSTON - The Beckley detachment of the West Virginia State Police is investigating a motorcycle crash involving two well-known Mingo County residents.The state police report states that on Tuesday at approximately 11:31 a.m., Senior Trooper J. B. Frye and Trooper J. M. Browning responded to a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer, on State Road 99 (Bolt Road.), near the Raleigh/Boone County line.


WPD to conduct DUI check points

WILLIAMSON - The Williamson Police Department will be conducting DUI sobriety checkpoints from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on July 26 and July 29. The stops will be conducted at Second Avenue and Fourth Avenue.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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Community Trust honored as ‘bank lender of the year’

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. – The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) honored Community Trust Bank, Inc. earlier this year for being the “2013 West Virginia Community Bank Lender the Year.”Clovis B. Lawless, President of Community Trust’s Summersville Market office, accepted the award on behalf of Community Trust Bank. The award was presented at the Small Business Awards Luncheon held in Morgantow...

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Holgorsen: It all starts with Trickett at QB

DALLAS - Dana Holgorsen is looking for a resurgence in West Virginia University’s football program this year and it all starts with quarterback Clint Trickett.The senior will be at the helm of the Mountaineer offense this season, and Holgorsen believes his knowledge of the offense, his hard work during the off season and his ability to be both an on-field and locker room leader something WVU lacked in 2013 will make the team relevant in its third year of Big 12 play....

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WHS HOF induction; WVU to play the Vols; Football meetings set

The Williamson High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year will be the weekend of September 26 and 27, at the new HOF room at the Fieldhouse. This will be a Friday night and Saturday afternoon. A “Meet the Pack” Night will be Friday at 6:30 p.m., while the induction dinner and ceremony will be Saturday afternoon. Inductees, their families, guest and WHS HOF members will gather around 12 noon.The names of this year’s inductees will be released in...

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Rahall opens campaign HQ in Logan

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comLOGAN — Third District Congressman Nick Rahall kicked off his coalfield campaign just down the street from where his opponents have opened their first southern West Virginia headquarters.An overflow crowd of more than 65 people was on hand when Rahall welcomed visitors to his new headquarters on Dingess Street in downtown Logan. Two weeks ago, Republicans opened a headquarters a block away, touting it as the first such ...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Williamson Daily News today is unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making {website url} easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to st...

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Elderly couple’s phone hacked?

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – A Williamson resident has been hearing strange voices on her telephone and seeing strange names on her caller ID, and has decided to share her story in hopes of feeling less alone.Mentola Jackson has been hearing voices over her telephone line for the past two weeks. The voices, which ask questions and sometimes even say their names, have become a part of Jack...

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Williamson ‘cowgirl’ honored

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – A Williamson area native will be honored July 26 by the National Day of the Cowboy organization.Barb Richhart, who currently lives in Colorado, is originally from Forest Hills, Kentucky, and lived with her family in Williamson.The daughter of a coal miner, her life began in the coalfields of Kentucky, where she lived on a farm with her large family,...

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Marshall men’s basketball announces non-conference slate

HUNTINGTON – Return trips from South Carolina and Penn State and a road game at Louisville – three power conference teams — highlight the 2014-15 Marshall men’s basketball 13-game non-conference schedule announced Tuesday.“Our schedule has a little bit of everything,” Marshall first-year coach Dan D’Antoni said. “Our fans deserve a great brand of basketball all the way around and we plan to give it to them. I know nothing but the grea...

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Athletic East roster released for Cliffs Sr. Bowl game

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comBRADSHAW - Gilbert native and alumnus Gherig Justice will coach the East senior all-stars in the inaugural Cliffs Natural Resources Senior Bowl game to be played Saturday, August 2, at Harless Stadium on the campus of Mingo Central High School.The game replaces the old Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl, which pitted southern West Virginia graduates ag...

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Logan: Purple Heart City

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comLOGAN — The city of Logan has been designated the first Purple Heart City in West Virginia and officials were on hand Friday evening to recognize the accomplishment.Third District Congressman Nick Rahall, a Democrat, joined Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti in recognizing members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for their service during the event held at Logan City Hall. While the city received the honor some time ...

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Hayley Cook/WDNNo, it wasn’t seismic phenomena or giant gophers that made the landscape near the intersection of Second Avenue and Court Street resemble an obstacle course that had to be negotiated by pedestrians such as the one in the photo above with the Coal House in the background. The large hole in the pavement was one of several that workers had dug and filled in over the past few days as they checked utility lines near the Mountaineer Hotel in search of a problem repor...

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Democrats pick Chafin as leader

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON — Add “county Democrat chairman” to H. Truman Chafin’s resume.Chafin, Mingo County’s long-serving state senator and former county chairman, assumed the latter office again when members of the Democrat Executive Committee met Monday in the circuit courtroom at the Mingo County Courthouse in Williamson.The meeting was called to order at 4 p.m. by outgoing Chairman Dick White. ...

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Daily News has new appearance, thanks to you

The Williamson Daily News today is launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.It’s true that we live in a digital age, and more people than ever are turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want. The Williamson Daily News is committed to being at the forefront of every delivery platform available. In fact, this week we are also unveiling a redesigned website...

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Kickin’ Butt for Crohn’s race successful

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comWEST WILLIAMSON – More than 250 runners participated in the 2nd Annual Kickin’ Butt for Crohn’s 5-K held on a rainy Friday evening in Williamson.“I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I felt the evening was perfect. I’m so grateful that our community comes together for each other. You can’t say that about many communities,” said one of the organizers of the event, Shawn Cool....

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Water fixed at MCHS; football practice starts; Smallwood’s status

The water at the Mingo Central football complex was in the process of being repaired on Monday. It has been turned off since last winter after pipes froze and burst due to the extremely cold winter.The Mingo County School’s offices had been waiting for the insurance company to make some decisions.With practice scheduled to start on Monday, August 4 and the East-West Bowl game set for Saturday, August 2nd the water needed to be repaired this week.… ...

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Father, daughter die in Matewan crash

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comMATEWAN – The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of a father and daughter who died Friday night in a traffic crash in the Matewan area.Sheriff’s deputies identified the dead as Sid and Amanda Norman, who were killed in an accident that occurred on a mountain at Blackberry City near Matewan. Police were unaware that the wreck occurred until...

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