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Cliffs donates to memorial

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Town of Man Mayor Jim Blevins has been working hard to build the Veteran’s Memorial on Freedom Hill just outside of Man. Cliff’s Natural Resources met with Blevins on Thursday and awarded him $1,000 to put towards building the memorial.“Cliffs is dedicated to the communities in which we operate,” said Ryan Thorn, public affairs coordinator for Cliffs. “We’re proud to be able to support such a great project that honors our local veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made for our freedom.”According to Blevins, the project is short about $5,000, a smaller chunk of the estimated $40-45,000 it will cost in full.

 

Fall campaign already heating up

WILLIAMSON — While a bit of drama continues in the effort to fill an unexpired term on the Mingo County Family Court, statewide races are heating up even before Labor Day. Traditionally, fall campaigns usually begin on the Labor Day weekend, with the general election set for November. This year’s election is November 4.Sparks have been flying in U.S. Senate and House of Representatives contests for some time but appeared to heat up when Republican Congresswoman Shelley ...

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Gov. awards financial support for local programs

CHARLESTON – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the awarding of $12,769,410 in total grant funds to 157 justice and community service programs statewide. Grant funding will be used to develop new and innovative programming and enhance existing initiatives to further safeguard West Virginia’s communities and state justice system.

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Listening Tour to visit Logan

The West Virginia House of Delegates will host the next session of their Listening Tour at the Special Occasions Event Center at 384 Yuma Road on September 8 starting at 6 p.m.The Listening Tour Session will address small business and entrepreneurship in West Virginia. Many of the previous sessions were well attended with solutions offered that resulted in legislative action.Seeking Solutions | Celebrating Successes is a special initiative of the House of Delegates Committee on Sma...

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AARP Safe Driving Class offered

Pride Community Services is hosting an AARP Driver Safety Course September 10-11.The class will be held from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Pride Community Services Earl J. Jarvis Senior Enrichment Center, located on Stratton Street in downtown Logan. This is a two day course where participants will learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road.There are no tests to pass upon completion of the course. It is simply a sign u...

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Autism training for local emergency responders

A free workshop provided by the Logan County Autism Association will allow local and state law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency personnel to receive autism training from Bill Cannata with the Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC).The training session will be held on Tues., October 7 at the Chief Logan Conference Center. Participants will have a choice of two training sessions, the first from 9 a.m. ‐ 12 p.m. and the second from 6 p.m. ‐ 9 p.m.

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Youth Rally successful

Faith Independent Baptist Church held an exciting youth rally Friday, July 18, 2014. Many children and young people were in attendance, and the following Sunday some souls were saved. Pastor Mike Rose brought the message. The kids enjoyed learning and singing about the Lord, games and fellowship. The youth meets on Wednesday at the church.

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Celebrating and sharing our heritage

West Virginia is a state with a story around every scenic turn, and our people are known for sharing tales of generations past from countries all over the world. West Virginia is a melting pot of diverse cultures and traditional heritage, and I can’t think of a better way to share our history than the variety of fairs and festivals held in the Mountain State each year.In the tiny town of Helvetia in Randolph County, a community comes alive each year for Fasnacht, where townsp...

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Contemporary journalists and our war on terror

James Foley’s senseless death at the hands of ruthless kidnappers sheds light on two frequently misunderstood subjects: Contemporary journalists and our war on terror.Foley’s execution by Islamic State thugs once again reveals them as cagey criminals, not the faith-driven zealots they claim to be. Foley was held as a bargaining chip in ISIS’ assault on its own countrymen. Like their al Qaida predecessors, these killers cannot articulate any notion other than anarc...

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Tigers have tough opener with Sissonville

CHAPMANVILLE — Other than the vaunted Wayne Pioneers, the Chapmanville Regional High School football team probably couldn’t have asked for a tougher Cardinal Conference team to open the season up with than the Sissonville Indians.The Tigers also have to open up on the road at Sissonville’s place.Chapmanville and Sissonville are scheduled to kick off the 2014 prep football season with Friday night’s contest at the Sissonville High School football f...

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Three league games highlight Week 1 action

There’s no time for any tuneup games for any of the eight Cardinal Conference teams.For six of the league’s eight squads Friday night’s high school season opener will also be a conference game.It goes right from the frying pan into the fire.Three league games highlight opening night tonight as Chapmanville Regional High School plays a Cardinal Conference game at Sissonville, Herbert Hoover travels to Scott and Wayne plays county rival Tolsia ...

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CRHS golf clubs Capital by 56 strokes

The Chapmanville Regional High School golf team simply clubbed the Capital Cougars earlier this week as the Tigers won by a whopping 56 strokes in a match at Big Bend.Chapmanville won with a 186. Capital shot a 242.The Tigers were led by Jacob Workman, who had an even par round of 35. Austin Bledsoe finished with a 46, while Tanner Meade had a 52 and Braden Dickerson and Dakota Saunders each had a 53. Dylan Brown shot a 54 and Austin Evans a 63.CRHS coach Tomm...

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Man netters hope success carries over

MAN — The Man High School volleyball team surprised many last season by advancing to the Class A state tournament at the Charleston Civic Center.The Lady Billies lost in the opening round and finished with a record of 25-22-1.The first-round exit, however, was not a disappointment.It was Man’s best season of volleyball since 2000 when the Lady Billies won 33 matches. Man also became the first girls’ volleyball team from Logan County to ever r...

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Brammer, Noe to be inducted to Logan Hall of Fame

Logan High School will induct J.D. Brammer and Libby Noe next week into the Logan High School Athletic Hall of Fame.The two inductees will be honored through a series of events during the week of Sept 2-5.On Thursday, Sept. 4, there will be a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Logan Country Club, followed by a Hall of Fame golf outing at noon. The cost is $125.00 per team.Then on Thursday evening, there will be a Hall of Fame dinner as Brammer and Noe wil...

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PC Bowl Legend Coleman finished career in H-M Bowl

West Virginia high school football fans only got to see Brent Coleman play one time on this side of the Tug River.It was the summer of 1997 when the Kentucky All-Star team, led by then Sheldon Clark High School coach Jim Matney, crossed the Tug to take on the West Virginia All-Stars in the second-ever Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl at Matewan High School’s Tiger Stadium.Despite a late rally when Kentucky drove the ball deep into West Virginia territory and fueled by a ...

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Mingo Central, Tug Valley open season on the road

The Mingo Central High School football team opens their 2014 season with a tough non-conference game as they travel to Wyoming East on Friday night.Coach Yogi Kinder’s squad returns several starters on both sides of the football.However, he knows that opening on the road against the Warriors, who finished 9-2 last season and are coming off back-to-back playoff seasons, will be a tough task.

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Water advisories issued, lifted

The Logan County Public Service District has issued a boil water notice on Thurs., Aug. 28, for McConnell Hill due to an interruption of water service.Customers are urged to bring the water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.Customers will be notified when it is longer needed to boil their water.For more information, contact the Logan County PSD at 304-946-2641.Also on Thursday, the City of Loga...

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Commission now on Facebook

The Logan County Commission is now Facebook accessible.During August’s last regular meeting on Thursday, Commission President Danny Godby announced that the public will now be able to access the workings of the commission using the social media site. The page will present county business conducted by the commission. Those who do not attend the meetings will now have access to knowledge of the services offered to the county through the commission.Chris Trent, Direct...

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