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LRMC names new CEO

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LOGAN — Logan Regional Medical Center announced today that Kevin Zachary has been appointed its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective November 1. Zachary replaces Jerry Dooley, who has served as interim CEO of the hospital since May 2014.

 

My state, My life: Encouraging our young people to plan for the future

This week, I had the opportunity to join students from Wayne High School and Robert C. Byrd High School to talk about West Virginia’s bright future and the number of exciting opportunities that await them in the Mountain State.West Virginia has tremendous potential for economic growth in a variety of industries and sectors from energy to petrochemicals to tourism. The opportunities available to our young people that come with this growth are incredible. “My State, My Li...

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The NFL’s fan base

This Sunday, and for the next five months, Americans will watch multimillionaire athletes try to move a ball from one side of a field to the other. We’ll have tailgate parties outside massive stadiums paid for with taxes. We’ll get together with friends and relatives in living rooms so giant strong men can entertain us with a showcase of rare talents and physical prowess.Professional football is a sign of strength. It’s more American than Old Milwaukee Beer.

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Billies 4-1 heading into bye week

MAN — This week’s bye week comes at a perfect time for the Man High School football team.It’s right in the middle of the season.After five weeks of play, Man currently sits at 4-1.The Billies have five games left to play and want to win them all.The Hillbillies, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class A last week, are expected to climb one spot to No. 2 after Man shut out Fayetteville 28-0 last week in the annual Man High School homecom...

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Wayne back on track with win over Miners

The Wayne High School football team had to endure a bye week after losing to Point Pleasant a couple of weeks ago.Wayne was able to bounce back with last Friday night’s 42-29 win over Mingo Central in a Cardinal Conference showdown at home.The Pioneers improved to 3-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference. Ranked No. 16 in the state last week, Wayne is sure to move up in the new rankings which are to be released on Tuesday afternoon.No. 3 Mingo Central dropp...

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“Mingo” on lips at statehouse

CHARLESTON – The name “Mingo County” may echo through the halls and chambers of West Virginia’s statehouse in coming days as various situations that involve the county move forward.On Tuesday, for example, state supreme court of appeals justices are scheduled to hear two matters with a Mingo focus. One involves an election in Kanawha County; the other focuses on actions by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to intervene in legal matters in the county.

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SWVCTC receives federal funding

CHARLESTON — Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Congressman Nick Rahall has announced that three West Virginia community and technical colleges, including Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, will receive more than $9 million in grant funding to help connect students with employers and support new and current workforce training programs, part of a nationwide effort to assist military men and women and veterans.

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Eagles tribute band at Coalfield

LOGAN — 7 Bridges : The Ultimate EAGLES Experience will be performing at the Coalfield Jamboree this Saturday at 7 p.m.7 Bridges is a Nashville based Eagles tribute band that is said to be perform a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Every show features one brilliant hit single after another with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix.The band features Jason Manning as Glenn Frey, Keith Thoma as Don Henley, Bryan ...

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Twisted Terror: The Asylum

LOGAN — Southern Coalition for the Arts will host its third annual Twisted Terror this October starting Friday, Oct. 3, with a theme that is sure to induce nightmares: The Asylum.The Coalition will debut Twisted Terror at a new location this year. Moving away from the previous location of Chief Logan State Park into the rear section of the Four Seasons Country store was a very calculated but simple choice. SCA Managing Director Jamie Butcher said they wanted to move the attra...

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Most successful southern W.Va. takeback

LOGAN — The Logan County Sheriff’s Office collected 99 pounds of unwanted, unused, and expired medication Saturday during the 9th National Drug Take Back Day while they were stationed at the Fountain Place Mall. The medication was turned over to DEA to be destroyed per their guidelines, as well as federal and state laws regarding public health and the environment.The event was a collaborative effort of DEA, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, and the PIECES Coalition o...

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Water advisory lifted

The Chapmanville Water Department has lifted the boil water advisory for all Chapmanville Water customers, including water resold to Logan PSD customers on Crawley Creek, Airport Road and Ridgeview.

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Photo gallery: 2014 Rebellion in the Hills at Chief Logan State Park

Confederate soldiers march into line on Saturday during the annual Civil War Weekend: Rebellion in Hills which was held at Chief Logan State Park. The event, which featured two battle re-enactments, a period dance and speeches by President Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by Dennis Boggs), wrapped up on Sunday and was another big success. (Photos by Paul Adkins | The Logan Banner).

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Tigers beat rival Cats in OT thriller

Chapmanville and Logan have played some great high school football games over the last 13 years but nothing like this.Never had there been a game with 90 total points.And never had the county rivalry went into overtime.That is, until Friday night.They are probably still celebrating in Chapmanville after the Chapmanville Regional High School Tigers went to Logan and beat the homestanding Wildcats 48-42 in an overtime thriller in Logan Stadium....

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No. 3 Billies blow by Pirates 28-0

MAN — The Man High School football team is in good shape heading into this week’s bye week after the Class A No. 3-ranked Hillbillies blanked Fayetteville 28-0 on Friday night in the annual Man homecoming game at George A. Queen Memorial Field.Man improved to 4-1 on the season with the win. Fayetteville dropped to 1-3.Man senior fullback Neil Mullins led the way with two touchdowns while Daniel Buchanon led the Billies’ defense with three QB sacks....

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Queen Mika

Mika McCoy was crowned as the Man High School homecoming queen on Friday night at Man’s George A. Queen Memorial Field. The Hillbillies beat Fayetteville 28-0 in the game. Click on Sports for more on the game.

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Man charged with growing pot

A Crown resident was charged with cultivation of marijuana after an officer observed one pot plant growing in a window.According to the complaint, West Virginia State Trooper J.G. Honaker was on patrolling the community of Crown on Sept. 19 when he observed, in plain view through a large window, on marijuana plant growing inside of an outbuilding. The officer reports that the resident, Terry Dale Chapman, 55, advised him that the plant was his.Chapman’s bail was se...

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Gearing up for ‘Shop with a Deputy’

LOGAN — The Logan County Deputy Sheriff Association has begun fundraising efforts for their eighth season of “Shop with a Deputy Sheriff.” According to Cpl. Matt Carter, the LCSD has been participating in this program annually since 2007.During the event, children will be paired with a deputy sheriff to assist the child in their Christmas shopping.“We usually try to help at least 70 children each year, depending on how the fundraisers go,” C...

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Laikynn celebrates birthday

Laikynn Ann Adkins celebrated her first birthday recently with a cupcake themed party in the social hall at 20 Whitman Community Church with family and friends attending. The daughter of Chadd and Carrie Adkins, Laikynn was born Sept. 26, 2013. She is granddaughter of Les and Donna Adkins and J.D. and Sheila Spencer.

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