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The West Virginia 2020 election filing period is from Monday, Jan. 13, through Saturday, Jan. 25 (applications must be postmarked by that date). 

PINEVILLE — Teresa Dean recently received a certificate from the Wyoming County Commission in honor of the late Chester Dean, who for years ran C & T Towing in Oceana.

CHARLESTON — As legislators begin reviewing Gov. Jim Justice’s proposed 2020-21 West Virginia budget, indications are that the next four budget years will be even more challenging, according to the governor’s annual Budget Report to the Legislature.

PINEVILLE — The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department released its arrest log for December 2019. The arrests are arranged by date, then each entry includes the name of the person arrested, his or her last known town of residence, the charges filed against them and the name of the arresting officer.

CHARLESTON — With just $300,000 from the state, the Healthy Grandfamilies program started at West Virginia State University has taken off to a full sprint, spreading support for grandparents taking on the role of parent once more to all 55 counties.

CHARLESTON — As he promised in his state of the state address Wednesday night, Gov. Jim Justice Thursday issued an executive order officially establishing the West Virginia Narcotics Intelligence Unit under the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety’s Intelligence Fusion Center.

CHARLESTON — With just $300,000 from the state, the Healthy Grandfamilies program started at West Virginia State University has taken off to a full sprint, spreading support for grandparents taking on the role of parent once more to all 55 counties.

Leadership changes and the formation of a new council delayed the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy in finalizing the mandated substance abuse response plan, but the plan is now complete, including recommendations made by the legislative Performance Evaluation and Research Division.

Leadership changes and the formation of a new council delayed the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy in finalizing the mandated substance abuse response plan, but the plan is now complete, including recommendations made by the legislative Performance Evaluation and Research Division.

CHARLESTON — As he promised in his state of the state address Wednesday night, Gov. Jim Justice Thursday issued an executive order officially establishing the West Virginia Narcotics Intelligence Unit under the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety’s Intelligence Fusion Center.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Beckley father/daughter team, Jim and Lora Owston, were recently notified that they again won “Best in Show” and numerous other awards for their 2018 WV Remembers public relations campaign for Temple Beth El’s Beckley Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A strong defensive second half for Alabama-Birmingham broke a halftime tie and earned the Blazers a 61-50 win over Marshall on Saturday at the Bartow Center.

HUNTINGTON — Defense wins, and it did for Marshall on Saturday as its women’s basketball team defeated Conference USA’s leading offense in Alabama-Birmingham, 61-56 at the Cam Henderson Center.

COEBURN, Va. — The eternal question has been answered.

BECKLEY — A pair of area shooters found their range in a facility that doesn’t often render great shooting nights to players who don’t play regularly in the 58-year-old gym.

Last month, my iPhone 6 crashed; I was crushed. I and millions, maybe billions, of people worldwide are now dependent on an object that only reached the mass market a dozen years ago. As we ring in 2020, a time which sounded wildly futuristic in my youth, our phones remind us of the amazing …

It seems like only yesterday, but it was 35 years ago that I was sitting in the newsroom of The Logan Banner pondering what I was going to write about in that particular week’s column, a weekly writing that appeared under the title, Plain Talkin’.

This year’s regular session of the West Virginia Legislature began last week, kicked off with a prom known as the State of the State speech, where everyone who thinks he or she is important (or should be) is there to hear the governor outline his proposals for this session.