By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - All council members, as well as the mayor and city clerk were present for the first March meeting of Williamson City Council that was held on Thursday. A short list of items that required the council’s attention was addressed.Three names of eligible candidates on the Police Civil Service list who had applied for a patrolman position with the city were passed over for the third time, meaning they will be removed from the list and are no longer being considered for a job. The three names were Aaron Clark, Brandon James Maynard and Jordan Colegrove.
By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - Williamson Police Chief Barry Blair is credited with taking a wanted fugitive off the streets last week and now has turned his attention to a recent shooting that occurred in the city that left one man injured, and is now the basis of a search for the alleged shooter who remains at-large.
By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comEAST WILLIAMSON - What began as a search to apprehend a West Virginia State Prison parole violator resulted not only in his capture, but also the discovery of a large amount of street drugs that had been packaged and was ready for sale.
PIKEVILLE - A Pike County grand jury recently returned 16 indictments. An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.Charles Dewayne Smith, 38, of Pikeville, Ky., was indicted for third-degree burglary, a Class D felony; theft by unlawful taking, a Class D felony and first-degree persistent offender, a Class B felony. Smith is accused of entering a recreational vehicle owned by Pikeville RV Sales and took a television val...
Politics sometimes makes people do strange, almost inexplicable, things.Sometimes politics leads people not to do strange, almost inexplicable things.As in the case of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who is very late in appointing an interim Mingo Circuit Court judge and, apparently, has no intention at this point of doing so.Not only does this action, or inaction, render the work of the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Committee a complete waste of time, but it flies in the ...
“And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, “Lord save us: we perish.” (Matthew 8:25)It has been said that the gospel of Matthew was written by a Jew to Jews about a Jew. Matthew presented Jesus as King of the Jews, the long awaited Messiah. As the writer, Matthew used more Old Testament quotations and allusions than any other book. We are able to see how the New Testament fulfills the Old Testament.
By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comHe is simply known as Wolfman.If you see his burly beard and bushy hair it would be easy to figure out how Bob Adkins got this nickname in his younger years.He started out coaching baseball in the Williamson Babe Ruth League back in 1976. Adkins had moved to nearby Chattaroy and wanted to help out with the local sports program.“I coached the Kiwanis team,”...
Guest Outdoor ColumnBy Daniel SmithWith the upcoming change in temperatures and the beginning of daylight savings time this past Sunday, spring is just around the corner. Spring time is my favorite time of year for many reasons. First, we all have been cooped up all winter with only a few things to keep us occupied. With the change of seasons, the outdoors offers a remedy for cabin fever.
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