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Local couple has ‘Royal’ wedding

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A story of fate, love and fairytales:Anna L. Dingess, a CPA at Arnett Foster Toothman, and Charles D. Scott, the Database Administrator at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, of Charleston wed in an intimate ceremony at Culzean Castle located in Maybole, Scotland on July 12.The couple has a crazy love story, one that exceeds years and jumps over hurdles. Something similar to what you would read in a Nicholas Sparks novel that dated all the way back to freshman year in high school.


21st annual Street Fair highly anticipated

The 21st annual Town of Man Street Fair will be held this weekend, August 1-2, starting at 11 a.m.The street fair is a town favoite consisting of vendors and activities spanning the two day period. Friday will be mostly a “vendors’ day.” However, the bouncy castles and fun for kids will still be available. Activities begin Saturday at 11 a.m. with a parade in honor of the Man High School A State Championship Baseball Team.The Town of Man council will ho...

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Rahall supports local FD

A local fire department is receiving federal funding to assist in a much needed project.Congressman Nick Rahall announced Thurs., July 31 that a total of $113,600 in funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is being awarded to three volunteer fire departments in Logan and Greenbrier Counties.The Logan Co. fire department receiving the funding is the Henlawson Volunteer Fire Department. HVFD is being awarded $40,600 for the purchase of an air compres...

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Harless unanimous choice by Lincoln Dems

HAMLIN — Lincoln County Democrats appear to have gone full circle.At a meeting of their newly-elected executive committee Tuesday, the membership unanimously chose Griffithsville businessman Barry Harless as the new county chairman.The same group chose businessman and unsuccessful magistrate candidate David Webb as vice chairman.

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New personnel director hired for Logan Co. Schools

Elizabeth Thompson has been selected at Logan County Schools Director of Personnel.Thompson has 30 years of experience within the Logan County School system having served as assistant principal of Logan Middle School for five years and as a math instructor at Logan High School for 22 years and Logan East Junior High for three years.Thompson said she is looking forward to beginning her new position.“I appreciate the opportunity and the confidence the Loga...

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New all-star game has bright future

Tomorrow night begins a new tradition.That’s when the inaugural East-West All-Star Classic is set to kick off at Mingo Central’s Buck Harless Stadium.Some of the top graduated senior high school players, mostly from the southern part of the state of West Virginia, will meet in the all-star showdown.Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.The game replaces the annual Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl which was played from 1996-2013. The game pitted the top gra...

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East-West last hurrah for most county gridders

This is it.The last hurrah.For most of the Logan County football players, Saturday night’s East-West All-Star Classic is the last time they will put on the pads and knock heads out there on the gridiron.Fourteen county gridders are scheduled to take part in the first-ever all-star clash, set for 8 p.m. at Mingo Central’s Buck Harless Stadium.It’s definitely the last football game for Man High School’s Cayce Mullins, who will ...

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Do-nothing Congress does something to hide its debt to lobbyists

When I heard our Congress critters are taking an extended vacation for all of August and part of September, I had two incongruous reactions: gratitude and anger.Gratitude, because their vacation gives us a five-week break from the spectacle of right-wing mad dogs in the House yapping, foaming at the mouth, and running around in circles.“Kill the minimum wage,” they howl. “Repeal the Affordable Care Act, deport immigrant children, re-invade Iraq, impeach...

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Protection from discrimination in the workplace

President Obama did the right thing by signing an executive order that expands protection from discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity.Moving to block the violation of a person’s civil rights based on who they are is such a basic function of our government that the president’s action should be considered a no-brainer.In theory, broad anti-discrimination laws should offer adequate protection for everyone. In practice, we...

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Sloan speaks out about wreck

A two car accident in Mount Gay early Wednesday resulted in a huge mess but no injuries.The Logan Banner reported Thursday that a Waste Management truck was reportedly stopped in Mt. Gay before the intersection located at Suddenlink Communications when it was t-boned by a small, red truck.The driver of the truck, Estill Sloan, called in to the Banner to report his side of the story.Sloan says he was the one who was sitting at the stop sign “at a dead sto...

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Capito describes current Tennant ad as hypocrisy

On the television show “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito responded to Natalie Tennant’s statement that she would stand up to the President regarding the use of Coal in West Virginia.“Where do they think their electricity comes from?” Tennant asks in her most recent ad, where the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate shuts off the power to the White House. The ad is the first from a U.S. Senate candidate in West Virginia ahea...

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Alpha sends notices to 1,100 W.Va. employees

Alpha Natural Resources have notified employees of eight operating affiliates in West Virginia that they are subject to being idled due to sustained weak market conditions and government regulations that have challenged the entire Central Appalachian mining industry.In accordance with requirements of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, notice has been given today to approximately 1,100 employees at 11 Alpha affiliated surface mines in West Virginia, as wel...

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WM wreck leaves a mess

MT. GAY — A two car accident in Mount Gay early Wednesday resulted in a huge mess but no injuries.A Waste Management truck was reportedly stopped in Mt. Gay before the intersection located at Suddenlink Communications when it was t-boned by a small, red car. When emergency responders arrived to the scene, they said it looked like a pretty bad wreck. Luckily, one of the City of Logan Firefighters reported, no one sustained any major injuries in the wreck. However, one person w...

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W.Va. fights for coal

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined West Virginia miners, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and others Wednesday for a Rally to Support American Energy. The rally was held in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing for the proposed Clean Power Plan rule scheduled in Pittsburgh Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1.Two busses transported locals to the rally as well. Those in attendance included: Logan Mayor Serafi...

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Local legislators support grant to purchase helmets

During last week’s Logan County Commission meeting, the commission moved to act as the fiscal agent to award a $1,000 Governor’s Community Participation Grant to the Adult 4-H association to help buy ATV helmets for children who attend the county 4-H programs. The grant was sponsored by Delegates Rupie Phillips and Ted Tomblin.West Virginia University Extension Agent Jeremy Farley addressed the commission concerning the grant, speaking of his appreciation for the suppor...

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Hatfield removed from ballot; won’t be replaced

CHARLESTON - Gone but clearly not forgotten.That appeared to be the status of “Big Jim” Hatfield’s bid for Mingo County Commissioner on Wednesday. The state election commission, meeting at the state Capitol, effectively decided Hatfield is off the November ballot for county commission. They will not, however, allow the Mingo Democrat Executive Committee to name a replacement candidate.This week, Hatfield announced he was withdrawing as a commission cand...

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The Chafin name in the making of Logan Co.

While recently looking over a list of seventy-two names of those buried in the “City Cemetery” on High Street in Logan, I came across those of four people whose last name was Chafin, their final resting places being on the hill that has long provided a lasting view of the bending Guyandotte River. Whether the reader knows it or not, the name of Chafin has played enormous roles in the making of both Logan and Mingo counties. Allow me to share what I think is some interesting inform...

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West All-Stars a blend of talent

Just like the Hatfield-McCoy Bowl the last couple of years, the inaugural East-West All-Star Classic will feature players from the Kanawha Valley.West All-Star coach Gary Mullins of Logan High School has brought in 11 players from Charleston way to play for his team in this year’s clash with the East on Saturday night at Mingo Central’s Buck Harless Stadium.The roster is full of talent from the Valley, dotted by names such as lineman James Walton of Capital H...

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