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Shrek opens this weekend

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Shrektember has officially kicked off in the town of Logan. In a kickoff party held on Tuesday, Southern Coalition for the Arts gave away 100 tickets for Shrek the Musical playing the first two weekends of September.Coalition Managing Director Jamie Butcher says the kick-off, which fell the day after Labor Day, was to honor the heart of Logan and southern West Virginia: coalminers. The group offered free tickets to the first hundred people through the doors wearing mining stripes, a work uniform or the color green.


Voter Registration Day set for Sept. 11

National Voter Registration Day is set for September 23, but Logan’s County Clerk John Turner is switching things up a bit. Instead of waiting until the end of September, Turner has decided to make the local Voter Registration Day on Patriot’s Day: September 11.During that day, Turner will set up outside of the courthouse from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. encouraging people to register to vote. In 2008, 6 million Americans did not vote because they missed a registration deadline or...

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Fatal accident kills one, injures another

A fatal accident that occurred yesterday morning, September 2, at 4:14 a.m., on I-77 South killed one man and has left his wife in critical condition. The single-vehicle rollover occurred near the 112 mile marker of I-77 South, just before the Tupper’s Creek exit.According to police reports, 38-year-old Susan Copley, of Man, was driving a Toyota FJ Cruiser. The vehicle reportedly departed the roadway to the left and traveled into the grassy median. The vehicle then rolled app...

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Two new ordinances in Logan Co.

There are two new ordinances in effect in Logan County as of September 1. Those ordinances pertain to dog control and exotic entertainment within the county.In brief, the dog control ordinance was proposed for the purpose of controlling and managing the population of dogs in Logan Co. outside of its incorporated municipalities and territories as to protect the citizens from being attacked or severely injured.

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Governor made Mingo ballot problem

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comHow would you like to be governor or secretary of state and prove you have zero confidence in the citizens of Mingo County?That’s exactly what Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant have said to the people of Mingo. A big “we” will decide who your Family Court judge will be for two and a half years; you have no voice in it.

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A simple idea for corporate tax reform

Every member of Congress plus President Obama is steadfast in favor of comprehensive tax reform. Everyone wants reform, but for years nothing has been done. The problem is that Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on what should be included in “comprehensive.”Now the waters of reform have been further muddied by the introduction of the words “tax inversion” to the public. Taxes paid by corporations are a part of reform, in addition to rules for indivi...

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MHS to induct new Hall of Fame class this week

MAN — It’s Hall of Fame week at Man High School.Man will induct its newest class, consisting of Ralph Cecil McCane, John Gibson, Hiram McCoy, Danny Ray Miller, Sammy Stepp, Norman Noel, Julia Doss Fleming and John F. Vance at the Man High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet on Thursday at 6 p.m. at MHS.There will also be a golf outing on Thursday.The new Hall of Fame class will also be recognized at halftime of Friday night’s Hall of Fame Ga...

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Second win in ‘View’ for Man

MAN — The second win of the season could be in ‘View’ for the Man High School football team this week.The ‘View’ is Mount View, Man’s home-opening opponent this Friday night in the annual Man Hall of Fame Game.The Golden Knights (0-1) come into the game off last week’s 53-14 loss to McDowell County rival River View in the “Battle of the Views.”Man is 1-0 after last week’s emotional 32-26 overtime win ...

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CRHS netters ready for new season

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School volleyball team hopes to keep things headed in the right direction this season with a blended team of returning veterans and freshmen newcomers.The season is scheduled to begin on Wednesday at Man High School with the Logan County Open as the Lady Tigers are scheduled to face county rivals Logan and Man.Second-year coach Johnny Williamson’s team has four seniors on the roster in Hillary Hainer, Martha Ellis...

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Man golf team takes second at Twisted Gun G.C.

WHARNCLIFFE — The Man High School golf team came in second place last Thursday in a five-team meet at the Twisted Gun Golf Course at Wharncliffe.Westside won with a 167. Nine shots behind with a 176 was Man. Mingo Central was third with a 195, while Belfry (Ky.) was fourth with a 227. River View was a distant fifth with a 248.Austin Cook led Man with a 42. Bailey Beckwith and John McCoy each had a 44. Devin Corns shot a 46.Colin Bowles led Westside with ...

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FIBA World Cup: Americans 3-0 after routing New Zealand

The U.S. Men’s National Team improved to 3-0 in pool play at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup with a 98-71 win Tuesday over New Zealand in Spain.While the U.S. trailed at halftime of their last game against Turkey, the team got off to a much stronger start against New Zealand, opening a 57-35 lead at halftime and cruising the rest of the way.Five players scored in double figures for the U.S., led by Anthony Davis with 21 points. Kenneth Faried continued his stron...

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The City of Logan Water Department has issued a boil water advisory for customers at 3-Mile Curve and all customers above Ralph R. Willis due to a tie break in an 8” line. Customers are advised to bring water to a boil for one minute before using. Bottled water is another alternative. Also, use caution when doing laundry.For more information, contact the CLWD at 304-752-7870.

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Bridge dedication

PINE CREEK — Several bridge dedications were made during the Annual Pine Creek Reunion held Sun., Aug. 31, at Pine Creek.One of the bridges was dedicated to the late Joe “Toby” Slade.House Concurrent Resolution No. 32 with primary sponsor W.Va. Delegate Rupie Phillips Jr., and cosponsors W.Va. Delegates Ted Tomblin, Larry W. Barker and Jeff Eldridge, reads:“Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 23-119/5-1.45 (23A249)...

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Caught on the church steps

Candace Hope Ferrell, 28, of Horsepen, was arrested by the West Virginia State Police on August 21 for two charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.On August 21, TFC P.A. Jones was traveling Whitman Creek Road when he allegedly observed Ferrell sitting church steps at the mouth of a hollow. Jones claims he saw Ferrell place something down her pants and therefore made contact with her.

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Tennant choice of mine workers

RACINE — Natalie Tennant is officially the U.S. Senate candidate of the United Mine Workers of America. UMWA officials made the announcement several times Monday afternoon as about 500 gathered for the 76th annual UMWA Labor Day Celebration at Racine.Tennant and her husband, State Senator Erik Wells, were on hand to accept the recognition as Tennant delivered a lengthy address to the crowd gathered on a hot, muggy September afternoon. Tennant, the current Democrat West Virgin...

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Brammer, Noe reach LHS Hall of Fame

Logan High School will enshrine J.D. Brammer and Libby Noe this week into the Logan High School Athletic Hall of Fame.The two inductees will be honored through a series of events.On Thursday, there will be a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Logan Country Club, followed by a golf outing at noon. The cost is $125.00 per team.Then on Thursday, there will be a Hall of Fame dinner as Brammer and Noe will be formally inducted. The dinner will be held at the L...

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State’s unemployment rate fluctuates

Although West Virginia began the year with an unemployment rate below the national average, that number has crept up in recent months.“It’s been bouncing around for the past few months,” said Brian Lego, assistant professor of economic forecasting for West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research.“It started off the year right below 5.9 percent in January and February, but ever since it’s been inching upward a lit...

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AWANA to begin soon

McCONNELL — The AWANA (Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed) Program, taken from II Timothy 2:15 of the New Testament, is a special youth program for three-year olds through sixth graders. The First Baptist Church of McConnell AWANA Club will have a “kick-off” event Mon., Sept. 8, at 6 p.m.AWANA is a national program that enhances the spiritual life of children. AWANA meetings are divided into three 30 minute rotating sessions. During the meeting there is a time for B...

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