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Secret Church honors persecuted Christians

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Pastor Katie Endicott of Restored Youth Ministries in Christian has been involved in ministry for 10 years: evangelizing at 19 and pastoring at 20. But she is tired of being comfortable and taking church for granted. So last week, she began a new series with her congregation to stir things up. The series, entitled Church Unusual, kicked off last Thursday at 7 p.m. with Secret Church.Secret church is inspired by a similar program by Pastor David Platt of The Church at Brook Hills. In most normal services at RYM, there is worship followed by a short message. Secret Church is a radical decomposition of the familiarity associated with church.


Multiple water advisories lifted

The Logan County Public Service District notified customers from the mouth of Cow Creek to Sarah Ann of a boil water advisory beginning on July 23 and customers of Little Harts Creek and Francis Creek of a boil water advisory beginning on on July 28.They have now announced that the problem has been corrected and it is no longer necessary to boil water in those areas.As always, contact the Logan County Public Service District at 304-946-2641 with any comments or questions...

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Leaving your past in the past

We all have a past and we all have baggage. We also have a Savior who forgives our sins. This is proven in I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” With this being said I think that too many of us are held back by our past from fulfilling God’s plans for our future. We can accept God’s forgiveness but sometimes we simply cannot forgive ourselves.

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Human eyes still needed

Although air travel had never been devoid of bad guys and hijackers pre-9/11, it is a distinction in history that that day, 13 years ago, marked a definite loss of innocence with regards to the airplane. Post-9/11, very little affecting air security is left to chance, with increasing security restrictions and measures being added to try and keep up with terroristic innovations. Starting this week, for instance, all passengers in United States-bound flights flying out of certain airports in th...

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Downtown Logan faces strand of robberies, vandalism

The City of Logan Police Department is working hard to investigate two robberies and 25 vandalized vehicles that occurred in downtown Logan late Thursday night into Friday morning.Officer JR Adkins confirmed that Rock City Bakery and Bernie’s Cole Street Deli were the two businesses robbed and vandalized.The perpetrators entered Rock City Bakery and spray painted profanity on the hardwood floor. The floor also shows a smiley face and the initials “S + B.̶...

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Woman reports ATV, meds stolen by boyfriend

Clarence Melvin Ferrell, 45, and Brittany Lynn Tomblin, 21, both of Ottawa, were arrested by the West Virginia State Police on July 21 for multiple charges. Ferrell was charged with driving an ATV on a center lined road, driving with a revoked license due to DUI and three counts of possession of a controlled, scheduled substance. Tomblin was charged with false information and false reporting of an emergency.On July 21, Trooper M.J. Miller was on routine road patrol on County Route ...

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West Virginia ranked “dumbest” and most “socialist”

NEW YORK – West Virginia has again received a leading role in the rankings among the 50 United States. As is often the case, however, the distinction may be dubious at best.In fact, TheStreet.com has rated the Mountain State as the most socialistic and dumbest state in the nation.In a release July 26, TheStreet, headquartered on New York City’s famous Wall Street, said West Virginia ranks first in both categories. It gave the rationale for developing the rati...

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West All-Star roster shaping up

High school all-star football is treading into new waters this summer.For the last 18 years there was the Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl, pitting the top graduated seniors from the southern West Virginia Coalfields against their counterparts from the eastern Kentucky mountain counties.The game served as the unofficial kickoff to the football season.But with Kentucky no longer wanting to play in the game, reportedly due to a lack of interest and growing tired of al...

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Tennis team performs well in Ohio tourney

The tennis scene has surged throughout the southern West Virginia area the past several years.Just this past tennis season alone saw Logan’s Jacob Adkins, Keith Williamson, Hannah Lester and Hayley Hatfield reach the state semifinals in doubles.Mingo Central’s’ Kyle Surber battled his way to the state quarterfinals in singles for the Miners.Scott’s Blake Chambers and Caleb Starkey reached the state finals in No. 1 doubles before falling...

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W.Va., other states rally for coal

Area coal miners and supporters are encouraged to attend an affordable electricity and energy jobs rally Wed., July 30, at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh.Hundreds of West Virginia coal miners and coal supporters, as well as Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, are expected to join Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, labor leaders and many others to participate in the rally.

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Advocates travel to Pittsburgh for hearings

WHITESVILLE — A Glen Daniel resident is heading to Pittsburgh this week to speak at one of several field hearings about a new federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Clean Power Plan.”Unlike most Southern West Virginians, though, Paula Swearingen will be asking the EPA to toughen its enforcement of environmental regulations involving coal operations. While many coal miners and operators in the region deplore the EPA’s efforts, during the administratio...

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Logan Co. PSD issues boil water advisory

The Logan County Public Service District has issued a boil water advisory for customers of Little Harts Creek and Francis Creek due to an interruption of water service.Customers are advised to bring the water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using. Bottled water is another alternative. Also, use caution while doing laundry.For more information, contact the Logan County PSD at 304-946-2641.

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Logan employers awed by BOSS tour

West Virginia’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve partnered with the Logan County Chamber of Commerce to host a BOSS tour Fri., July 25 at the W.Va. National Guard’s Camp Branch landing zone in Logan County.The Camp Branch site is owned by Alpha Natural Resources. What used to be a surface mine has now been turned into an airstrip for the West Virginia National Guard. Alpha and the WV National Guard have been working together since 2005 to utilize the reclaimed ...

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Contracts signed for Harts water project

LOGAN — Residents of Big Harts will soon be seeing signs of safe, abundant water coming to their area when construction begins on the Big Harts Water Project.The Big Harts Water Project is a $25M project that will serve nearly 800 customers when completed. Due to its size, the project was phased to remain within funding agency guidelines.

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Barnett to celebrate 103rd birthday

Marie Barnett celebrated her 103rd birthday on Sat., July 26, 2014. A celebration honoring Marie’s birthday will be held at 2 p.m. Tues., July 29, at Trinity Healthcare.Marie, a resident of Trinity Healthcare Services of Logan, is the mother of two sons, Fred Thomas of Chapmanville and Paul Edmunds of Cleveland, Ohio.She has three grandchildren, Billy Thomas of Mississippi, and Elizabeth (Mike) Cochran and Jonathan (Debra) Thomas, both of Pineville. She also has on...

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Recreational vehicle rides leads to drug arrests

Two area men were arrested recently for drug charges while riding recreational vehicles.On July 15, William Obrian Copley, 26, of Davin, was observed riding a green Kawasaki ZX14 travelling over the yellow line on Copperas Fork Road by the West Virginia State Police.When the Troopers initiated a stop, Copley allegedly accelerated to an excessively high rate of speed. The officers located the vehicle at the top of US 119 entrance ramp and identified the riders as Copley. ...

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Something important happens every day

Daily, I glance at the large calendar on the wall that looks down on my writing area. Last month it reminded me of Father’s Day and my super father and father-in-law. Summer started on the 21st, days that may be hot and stormy.I did recall with deep gratitude and unparalleled excitement that Kitty and I celebrated another wedding anniversary on June 4. That fourth was more exciting than Independence Day on the Fourth of July.

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Kemp bleeds WVU Blue and Gold

Krysta Kemp nearly didn’t make it out of the tunnel at Milan Puskar Stadium.The date was Sept. 4, 2011 in Morgantown.It was the annual Friends of Coal football game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the in-state rival Marshall Thundering Herd.More than 60,000 fans were in the stands for the much-anticipated season opener.It was Kemp’s first game as a major college cheerleader as she wore the Blue and Gold of WVU.Antic...

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