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LJHCC hosts Camp Create

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GILBERT — Over the past week, the June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development, part of the College of Education at Marshall University, has hosted “Camp Create” at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert. The camp was free to all students entering 2nd through 5th grade.“Camp Create” – which is being held in memory of James H. “Buck” Harless - focused on engaging children with real technology and creative robotics while integrating the arts.


June divorce listing released

Logan County Circuit Clerk Vickie Kolota has released the listing of divorces and annulments finalized during the month of June 2014.Terry Napier, 45, and Carla Anderson, 41Harvey Edward Pierson, 55, and Mary Ellen Arthur, 45Jason Freeman, 41, and Darlena Ramey, 45Paul Curtis Vance, 27, and Tiffanie Marie Damron, 24Jonathan Ray Chapman, 36, and Erica Rae Napier, 30David Scott Runyon, 35, and Crystal Dawn Kubow, 35Lew...

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Power of Agreement

Through the power of “agreement” in the body of Christ, God commands blessing upon the church. Psalm 133 says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.”

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Court grants corporations human rights

The Supreme Court is heading down a frightening path and should apply the brakes.The justices have set a scary precedent by assigning rights that Americans hold dear to corporations. The court has shown a willingness to elevate an inanimate organization, a building, above the rights of natural humans.The recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case holds that closely held corporations have religious rights. The court ruled earlier in the Citizens United case that corporations h...

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LHS Freshman Academy taking registrations now

Registration is currently being accepted for the 2014 Freshman Academy, which will be held at Logan High School on Tues., July 29th. All incoming ninth grade students are urged to attend this academy.Freshman academy will provide students with building orientation, and more importantly give them an introduction to the behaviors, habits, and attitudes of highly successfully high school students. The academy is part of the Safe Supportive Schools initiative.

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Justice student excel on WESTEST 2

Four students at Justice Elementary received the highest level of performance on several categories for their 2013 WESTEST 2 scores.As third graders, Korbin Bostic, Mika Dalton, Chloe Harry, and Rosey Gillette all received distinguished scores in math and language arts. Rosey Gillette also received distinguished scores in social studies. The third grade teacher at Justice Elementary is Mrs. Regina Howes.To receive a distinguished level of performance on the third grade W...

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Boil water advisory issued

The City of Logan Water Department has issued a boil water notice today, July 11, for their customers at Three Mile Curve. The advisory was issued due to a break in the eight inch water main.The department urges customers to bring their water to a boil for one minute and let cool before using. Also, use caution when doing laundry.Customers will be notified when it is no longer necessary to boil their water.For more information, contact the water department at ...

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Council discusses Freedom Fest then and now

The recent Freedom Festival was the main topic of this week’s meeting of the Logan City Council and how the event has grown over the years.Ironically many of the hardest working people who helped to pull the festival off were present at the meeting — firefighters, police officers and other city employees who put in 18 hour days to make sure things went smoothly.“It was probably the biggest crowd we ever had in downtown Logan,” admitted Mayor Seraf...

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C-ville stays alive in 11-12 tourney

CHAPMANVILLE — When the Man 11-12-year-old All-Stars beat Chapmanville 6-3 on Tuesday in the District 2 Little League Baseball Tournament at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field there was a feeling the two teams might meet again.That possibility could come true.Man lost 12-0 to Madison on Wednesday night in tournament play, while host Chapmanville advanced with a 9-1 win over Welch in the winner’s bracket.That dropped Man (1-1) down to Thursday...

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Liberals declare Hobby Lobby case a “war on women”

The liberal reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, which protected the religious freedoms of certain business owners, has been as predictable as it is asinine. The court, in the eyes of liberals, has declared another “war on women.”Yet if these liberal critics truly believe what they’re saying, we ask a simple question: Why aren’t they condemning President Barack Obama in equally vitriolic language? After all, the Obama ad...

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The development of medicine in Logan County

Editor’s Note — The following is a reprint from The Centennial Issue (Celebrate West Virginia Homecoming ’96), Henry Clay Ragland’s History of Logan County, The Early Years….Updated, Volume One by Samuel W. Rogers Jr.By Dr. H. H. Farley and Dr. L. E. SteeleThe history of medicine in Logan county can be classified in three divisions—the home remedy, the first doctors and the first hospitals.Of course at the beginning there wa...

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Alleged sexual assault of teen reported at Williamson business

WILLIAMSON — A Delbarton man has been arrested and is now lodged in the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden on a $100,000 full-cash bond on a single charge of second-degree sexual assault.On Wednesday, Sgt. James Spence of the Williamson Police Department placed Jason Jonathan Dwayne Fields, 19, under arrest after a warrant had been obtained for his arrest on June 19 stemming from an alleged incident that occurred May 21 in the restroom of the Williamson Goodwill Industries ...

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Local boy advances to world archery competition

Chase Herndon will be advancing the World Competition of the National Archery in School Program (NASP) this weekend at Madison, Wisconson.Chase placed first in the state in the spring WV Archery in School Tournament in the middle school division. He participated in the NASP national competition in May at Louisville, KY, and qualified to advance the the World Tournament.Chase is a 7th grade student at Beth Haven Christian School and is the son of Steve and Misha Herndon o...

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Former Logan Circuit Clerk pleas guilty

Former Logan County Circuit Clerk Alvis Porter faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty today to failing to collect, account for, and pay over federal employment taxes. Porter entered today’s guilty plea before United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston, who is scheduled to sentence Porter on October 16 in Charleston.Porter, 61 of Holden, also admitted to paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks to the general manager of Arch Coal’s Mounta...

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Logan Co. BOE makes leadership appointments

The Logan County Board of Education met on July 7, 2014, in accordance with West Virginia Code for a special statutory organizational meeting to elect a President, Vice President, and designate a Board Member as a representative on the Regional Council (RESA II). Members elected will serve two-year terms.The Board elected Jim Frye to serve as President.

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Central City bridge project should start soon

The new Central City walking bridge project should start soon, according to Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti.The Mayor told council members that the paperwork was signed Tuesday at the council meeting that evening on July 8. Later, during the meeting, a representative for the contracting firm (Triton Construction) showed up to pick up the paperwork.Mayor Nolletti said the final bid came in around $20,000 more than expected, but the West Virginia Department of Highways has a...

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First sentence in Mt. Laurel kickback scheme

The first of 10 plea hearings from the kickback schemes and corruption scandal at the Mountain Laurel Mining Complex took place Wednesday in Federal Court in Charleston. GaryRoeher, 52, of Holden, was charged with filing a false tax return. He is facing up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted.According to the charge, Roeher deducted approximately $43,000 as a business expense for his company, CM Supply, when Roeher actually used the funds to install an ...

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Combining two former columns into one

Years ago, actually during parts of the 1970s and 80s, I produced two newspaper columns each week for The Logan Banner. There was a sports column on Fridays titled “Sports Lines” and there was another column titled “Plain Talkin” which I recall as being published on Tuesdays. At the time, I was Sports Editor for this newspaper and really had my hands full just trying to keep a handle on local sports which was rapidly growing.

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