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Lyp Sync contestants rock WV Freedom Fest

Twelve acts competed in the 2014 Freedom Festival Lip Sync Competition on Thurs., July 3. The acts consisted of first time competitors as well as a few veterans. The overall winner of the competition was awarded $250.Bill France emceed the competition in which people got up on stage and became another person, moving their lips to the original song lyrics, but not singing out loud.Contestants were judged on three categories: appearance, lip sync and overall performance. T...

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Job transitioning in the coalfields

It was announced on Mon., June 2, that President Barrack Obama was partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency to form a new rule to lower the effects that greenhouse gases have on the environment, but at what cost?The proposed rule has three main goals: cut carbon pollution in America, prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change and lead international efforts to combat global climate change and prepare for its impacts. The plan is to cut greenhouse emission...

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Ex-prosecutor sentenced to 12 months

CHARLESTON - After a lengthy hearing, which included a recess where U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston reviewed information and questions that came out during the hearing, former Mingo County Prosecutor Michael Sparks was sentenced to 12 months in prison.“As a prosecutor, his (Sparks) job is to serve the public and protect the public, and he failed,” Johnston said. “Once again a message needs to go out to all political leaders in the state, especially those in Mi...

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Morrisey announces handgun reciprocity with Nebraska

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday that West Virginia now has full reciprocity with the State of Nebraska, ensuring that citizens’ concealed handgun licenses issued by either state will be recognized by the other.“The Second Amendment ensures that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms. Under my tenure as Attorney General, we will continue to protect the Second Amendment rights of both West Virginians and those from other states who travel here,&#...

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BOE working to improve the school system

Earlier this year, Ted Mattern, a liason with the state superintendent’s office, delivered a report on Logan County Schools, citing a “lack of direction.” The report gave strategies to improve performance within six months.At the Logan County Board of Education meeting on June 26, board members discussed three programs that would help the schools meet those goals set forth by the West Virginia State Board of Education: Achieve3000, Renaisannce Learning’s STA...

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The past can paint a pretty picture for the future

I witnessed something recently that I have not seen in quite a while. There were two “kids” actually participating in sports in their family’s yard. That’s something one doesn’t see much of anymore. To beat it all, the two boys were kicking a soccer ball back and forth. Soccer in Logan County, wow, what ever happened to pitching horseshoes? It set me to thinking.

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‘Women On Wellness’ event slated for Gilbert

By Rachel Doverdove@civitasmedia.comGILBERT - An upcoming event scheduled for July 19 in the town of Gilbert centers on the importance of women’s health and the crucial role they play in their family’s well-being.The Women on Wellness organization is an interactive, one-day behavioral change retreat designed to help women make lasting, positive lifestyle changes. With a focus on prevention, the retreat serves to link each participant to resources i...

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Judge says Mingo mine violated selenium limit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has found...

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