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CHAPMANVILLE — Within just a few hours of opening, there was a huge pile of rubbish and tires early Friday morning at the Chapmanville drop off for this year’s Logan County Cleanup. A steady stream of residents brought items to dump as large tractor trailers were filled and hauled it off.Randy Grebe, an employee of Willis Marcum, said things were going smooth.“People have been coming real steady and are cooperating by separating everything,” Grebe said. “It’s going very well.”Along with rubbish, this year residents are also being allowed to bring other items that we too often see dumped over a mountain or along side the road.


‘Green’ company opens in Logan Co.

PECKS MILL — Although many electronics like computers are getting smaller, televisions are getting bigger. Since West Virginia banned the dumping of electronics in land fills, disposing of broken and unrepairable items has been hard. Often times they are dumped along the side of the road, over a mountain or in the creek or river.But now, there is a local company located at Long Fork of Mill Creek that will gladly take your broken electronics and dispose of them the correct wa...

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If we’d just send Capito …

If we’d just send Shelley Moore Capito to Washington, the coal trucks would start rolling again.Oh … wait … we’ve already sent her to Congress and … well, coal is in big trouble.The lunacy of political campaigns would sometimes cause a sane person to crumble. Capito’s ads and campaign pronouncements make it appear her election to the U.S. Senate seat being given up by Jay Rockefeller would save West Virginia coal. I would sugg...

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More jobs being available, but paying lessTwo new reports are out this week that, taken together, provide a pretty good picture of how the U.S. labor force has fared since the economic recovery began in June 2009.On Monday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors released a report, prepared by IHS Global Insight, noting that U.S. payroll employment reached an all-time high this spring, finally surpassing the prerecession peak of 138.4 million jobs, reached in the first quarter of ...

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Billies ranked No. 9 in the state

The Man High School football team, after three straight losing seasons, won nine games and made it to the playoffs in 2013.Man hopes to have another good year this fall.Man coach Harvey Arms said his team gained a lot of confidence last year and looks for it to carry over.“It’s always fun to work with the kids, see them learn and grow and become more competitive in their abilities,” Arms said. “That’s the big difference between on...

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Madison Baptist offering ministry for the deaf

Every Sunday morning in recent weeks at Madison Baptist Church, the sermon has been spoken in two languages simultaneously: the pastor is preaching in English and the deaf interpreter is sharing the message in sign language.The need for a deaf interpreter arose within the congregation late last year when Anthony Caudill began attending services. “Anthony was enthusiastic about being back at Madison Baptist,” Pastor Jim Butcher said, “but his hearing issues limited...

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Back to School calls for more awareness on the road

By Thursday, every school in Logan County will be in full swing, bringing in the new year with smiles and cheers (or most likely frowns and sneers).As students start the school year, motorists should make a point to be aware of increased child pedestrian activity, school bus presence and bike and car traffic congestion in and around neighborhoods and school zones.In 1946, AAA launched the “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign to draw awarenes...

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CMS principal honored

RESA 2 has recently named the 2013-14 Principal of the Year, and that honor was accepted by one of Logan County’s very own.Jason Browning, Chapmanville Middle School principal, was honored for the award during RESA 2’s council meeting on June 25. A committee of superintendents selected Browning for the award based on an in-depth application process examining student achievement, leadership skills, com-munity involvement, and professional development.Some of t...

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Mud on Morgan Street

Citizens of the city of Logan are complaining about a street-flooding problem occurring on Morgan Street. According to sources, the problem occurs sporadically, with or without rain.One source has advised the Banner that she has previously informed the City Police, the City of Logan Water Department and the Department of Environmental Protection, but still no actions have been taken. This same source says she has been given multiple reasons this problem may be occuring, including l...

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Local hospital, patients possbily affected by international breech

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a reported data breach of Community Health Systems Inc., on Monday afternoon. CHS is the parent agency of Williamson Memorial Hospital, as well as many other southern West Virginia hospitals. CHS announced it was selling Williamson Memorial earlier this year.The company believes the breach, which originated in China, occurred in April and June 2014. The breaches resulted in the theft of personal information including patient names, addres...

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Wildcats go deep in scrimmage

Maybe the Paintsville (Ky.) High School football team didn’t have a scouting report.It was just a scrimmage, anyway, so it really didn’t matter.The Logan High School football team likes to strike first, often on the first play of the game.They did it again on Saturday night as the Wildcats hosted Paintsville, a Class A Kentucky school, and Single-A Tug Valley in a preseason triangular scrimmage at the Logan Football Stadium.On the first ...

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Preece named new coach at Christian school

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comA former Burch High School basketball star, Rick Preece, has been named as the new head coach of Ambassador Christian Academy in Williamson.“We recently named Rick Preece as our middle and high school head basketball coach,” said Donald Lafferty, athletic director of the school.The new Christian school, which is housed in...

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Let’s start the school year right

It is that time of year when our children are returning to school to begin a brand new school year or even the first year of school for many of our younger children. With this thought in mind, I know that this is also the time of year that parents and grandparents become concerned for our children’s safety and well-being. We think about so many aspects of school, from the school bus ride to our children’s friends, classmates, and their teachers. We wonder if they are going to do w...

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Lessons learned from mistakes in Iraq

Military victories, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger wrote in his memoir White House Years, can be meaningless “unless they brought about a political reality that could survive our ultimate withdrawal”. That argument still resonates strongly as the US and its allies, including Australia, decide on the most effective humanitarian intervention to prevent genocide in northern Iraq. Some victories, especially in dangerous and strategically important regions, need to be def...

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Funding for Mingo water project

Congressman Nick Rahall announced Friday nearly $2 million in USDA Rural Development funding for Phase II of the Ben Creek water project in Mingo County.USDA Rural Development will provide a $985,800 grant and a $1 million low-interest loan to extend public water service along Ben Creek and in the Stafford Magisterial District of Mingo County. This funding comes on top of previous USDA funding Rahall had announced for the project last year, and will bring higher quality water to ap...

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Rogers on ballot for House 24

CHARLESTON — An additional name will appear on the November 4 ballot for House of Delegates from District 24, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office.Larry E. Rogers presented his credentials in time to qualify as an independent in the race for the two seats representing the district which includes Logan County. Currently, Democrats Ted Tomblin and Rupie Phillips are the delegates from the district.Tomblin lost to former Delegate Ralph Rodi...

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CFC, UFC announce plans for merger

Two major coal organizations have recently announced that they will be merging together in the war against coal. For that reason, United for Coal is now part of Citizens for Coal.The two organizations announced August 16 that United for Coal will be rolled into Citizens of Coal. UFC president Allen Gibson is stepping down with CFC President Roger Horton maintaining the leadership role of CFC.In a letter to the editor, Horton explained the decision more in depth.

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Health Fair, Chilifest set for August 22-23 in Hamlin

HAMLIN — The 2014 Heat’n The Hills Chilifest, featuring free music, food, family fun, fireworks and more will take place on the grounds of Lincoln Primary Care, 7400 Lynn Ave in Hamlin, Sat. Aug. 23. Proceeds benefit Lincoln Primary Care Center’s Senior Lunch Program. Each weekday, the program feeds over 120 local area seniors. This year’s entertainment is headlined by multi-platinum recording artists The Georgia Satellites.

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