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14 indicted on various counts by latest Pike Co. grand jury

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By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. - The following 14 individuals were indicted during the last meeting of the Pike County Grand Jury, according to information released by the Pike County Commonwealth Attorney’s office.Sarah Williams, 31, of Turkey Creek, was indicted on the following charges: assault, third-degree (Class D felony); resisting arrest (Class A misdemeanor); and persistent felony offender, second-degree (Class C felony). The defendant reportedly attempted to cause physical injury to Adam Wright, a law enforcement officer.

 

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Kyle Lovern/WDN PhotosSeveral Mingo County elementary Pre-K through second grade teachers participated in training this past week at the School’s offices located at Cinderella Hollow. The 3-hour graduate class was taught by instructors from Marshall University. The class was made possible by a grant with MU. The teachers learned new ways to perk students interest and get them excited about Science class. They did experiments and other projects that they can use in the classro...

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State senator’s mother, artist, dies at age 97

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON – The 97-year-old mother of Mingo County State Sen. H. Truman Chafin has passed away after a lengthy illness.Hazel Marie Isaac Chafin was preceded in death by her husband, former Mingo County Sheriff Tom C. Chafin. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Charles and Georgia Isaac; and three brothers, Tommy, Ray and Jack Isaac.Described as a primitive artist, works created by Hazel Chafin hang...

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Democrat committee delays picking new chair

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON – As one committee member said, “A bunch of kids could do better,” the Mingo County Democrat Executive Committee came away from their organizational meeting Thursday without a new chairman.The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dick White in the old courtroom located in the federal post office building in downtown Williamson. When White had the roll called to determine which new members, elec...

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Circuit judge, magistrate both take oath of office

By Rachel Doverdove@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - As Miki Thompson took the oath of office Thursday as the new Mingo County circuit judge, it was seen by many as the beginning of a new era in county politics.Thompson was the recipient of a standing ovation from members of the West Virginia State Bar, family members, county employees and a large number of well-wishers, at the conclusion of the oath of office that was administered by Senior Status Judge John Cumm...

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Kermit man arrested for taking classic automobile for ‘test drive’

By Rachel Doverdove@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - Leading the list of recent arrests was James Robinson, 59, of Kermit, who allegedly took a classic 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Airfor a spin without the permission of the owner, Willam Ezra Johnson.The theft of the vehicle, valued at approximately $20,000, from the parking lot of the T&D Carryout in East Kermit, was captured on video surveillance. Robinson is said to have left the vehicle at another location after his jo...

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Submitted photoThe fun and learning continues during Energy Express, which will last through the month of July at six different educational sites in Mingo County. Pictured here, at the Matewan PK-8 site, is the West Virginia University mascot, portrayed by WVU junior and political science major Michael Garcia. Garcia donned the famous buckskins and carried the musket that the WVU mascot is known for. Garcia was able to read to the children participating in Energy Express, many of w...

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Simon first in NL to win 12, Reds beat Cubs 4-1

JOE KAYAP Baseball Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Alfredo Simon leads the National League in wins. He’s still hoping to be added to the All-Star team.Simon became the NL’s first 12-game winner and Billy Hamilton added to his sensational series with a tiebreaking triple Wednesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the trade-depleted Chicago Cubs.The Reds won their fifth in a row — matching their season hig...

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