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Official ‘Spirit Week’ schedules released

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LOGAN — Logan County Schools Superintendent Phyllis Doty, Logan High School Principal Kelly Stanley, Chapmanville Regional High School Principal Kathy Moore, and Man High School Assistant Principal Patricia English met Wednesday to discuss plans for upcoming Homecoming festivities at their high schools. Concerns had been raised throughout the county about plans that would change long-time traditions related to Homecoming Week activities and parades.

 

Son sides with father in domestic dispute

Jason Bryant, age 39, and Tyler Bryant, 19, both of Whitman, were arrested by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department on September 16 for multiple charges. Jason is charged with wanton endangerment, brandishing, shooting across a road near a building or a crowd, domestic assault and domestic battery; Tyler is charged with being an accessory after the fact and obstruction of an officer.According to reports, around 12:20 a.m. on September 16, Deputy Nick Tucker, along with Cpl. S...

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Miners play Westside in battle of unbeatens

NEWTOWN — The games keep getting bigger and bigger for the Mingo Central High School football team.The biggest game yet is Friday night at home as Mingo Central (3-0) hosts Westside (3-0) in the battle of the unbeatens at MC’s Buck Harless Stadium.Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.Both the Miners and the Renegades enter the non-conference contest tied at No. 3 in the state in this week’s WVSSAC Class AA Football Ratings.Mingo Centr...

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Tug Valley to entertain Haysi, Va.

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comNAUGATUCK — The Tug Valley High School football team will entertain Haysi, Virginia, on Friday night.This is a game they lost last season and they hope avenge this year.“Haysi (2-0) is a very solid football team,” TVHS Coach Tony Clusky said. “We will have to play very well in all aspects of the game.”...

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Here’s an unusual super-rich guy with a strange message for his fellow 1-percent-of-the-1-percenters.Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an Internet entrepreneur, recently wrote an open letter to his fellow über-richies.Lego Pitchfork Mob“The true job creators are middle-class consumers, not rich businesspeople like us,” Hanauer declared a little while ago in Politico Magazine. “I earn about 1,000 times the median American annually,...

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Drug monitoring

One of the hoped-for consequences of substance-abuse legislation passed by the West Virginia Legislature two years ago is starting to take shape. But also apparent is that a significant portion of the state’s medical community is slow to get on board with the program spelled out in that legislation.Those are the two major take-aways from information disclosed recently by the state’s Board of Pharmacy, which was charged with the task of establishing a controlled-substanc...

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Funding for local Health Clinics

On Thursday, Congressman Nick Rahall announced over $2.2 million in Federal funding to increase access to quality health care services for southern West Virginians.“The foundation of a bright future rests on the good health and well being of our children and families. Community health centers provide critical access to services for thousands of southern West Virginians, and for many, especially in our most rural areas, they are the only door to comprehensive health care for t...

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Mother arrest for growing pot, letting child use it

MADISON — A Madison mother has been charged with growing marijuana plants and also allowing her juvenile son to use the illegal drug, according to the West Virginia State Police.On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Trooper First Class E. B. McClung, of the Madison Detachment, received credible information concerning the cultivation of marijuana at 482 Kanawha Avenue in Madison, Lieutenant Michael Baylous with the West Virginia State Police’s Office of Public Affairs report...

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Boy Scouts campaign for ammendment

In the upcoming General Election that will take place November 4, West Virginians have some great decisions to make. With major races for both Senate and Congress, the election is already receiving a lot of attention. But, what many citizens do not know is that they will be deciding on a proposed amendment to the state’s Constitution that would clear the way for the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Fayette County, which is owned by the Boy Scouts of America, to be used fo...

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Obama’s war plan sends wrong message to our enemies

Critics looking for more reasons to pound President Barack Obama probably found ample fodder in his speech last week outlining a strategy to confront the Islamic State threat in Syria and Iraq. Americans are losing patience with a reluctant warrior in the White House at a time when even he says the danger is clear and present.All commanders in chief face a constant balancing act between prudence and bold demonstrations of American military might. Obama stated what all of us see: Is...

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Water advisory lifted

The City of Logan Water Department had previously issued a boil water advisory from Valley Market all the way to Cora including Ridgeview and Shamrock. That advisory has been lifted.For more information, contact the CLWD at 304-752-7870.

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Historical Day of Caring

Pride Commnunity Services, LEAD Community Organizations and dozens of volunteers from around the state participated in United Way’s kickoff for 2014 Day of Caring on Wednesday.For the 9th annual Day of Caring, United Way wanted to do something a little different. The event, which usually only happens in Kanawha County, sparked a historical day for the company as five separate rallies joined together by Skype to form the largest day of caring in history.

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President, Congress should work together on military intervention

In his speech last week outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and Congress work together.”He’s right, of course. But that’s not the half of it.We live in troubled times, and over the last decade or two our milit...

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Tigers hope to beat Dots, get first win

CHAPMANVILLE — Something has got to give this week.Someone is going to pick up their first win of the season.The Chapmanville Regional High School football team hopes to be the team to break into the win column.The Tigers, 0-3 overall and 0-3 in the Cardinal Conference, is scheduled to host Poca (0-3, 0-0) in Friday night’s annual Chapmanville Hall of Fame Game.The 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Tiger Stadium pits a pair of winless teams....

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Lady Cats spike Sherman, East

The Logan High School volleyball team is off to a good start to the season.Last week, the Lady Cats won a pair of matches at home over Sherman.On Sept. 11, Logan defeated Sherman 25-17, 25-20, 15-25, 25-17 in varsity action. LHS also prevailed in the JV match, 25-14, 8-25, 25-20.Then on Monday, Logan swept Wyoming East, winning 25-18, 24-26, 25-16, 21-25, 15-4 in varsity and also taking a 25-4, 25-23 win over the Warriors in the JV match.

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CYSL Week 2: Wolverines beat Destroyers in OT penalty shots

CHAPMANVILLE — There were plenty of exciting matches last Saturday as the Coalfield Youth Soccer League headed into Week 2 action.Several games went into overtime on penalty shootouts, keeping the Mullins Soccer Complex crowd on the edge of their seats.In the 17-and-under division, the Wolverines edged out the Destroyers in overtime penalty shots 7-5. Austin Hanshaw scored both goals for the Wolverines. Amber Stokes, Dylan Brown, Brycen Kuenzel, Austin Hanshaw and ...

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Deskins to serve as 8th Circuit Family Court Judge

CHARLESTON — A Logan County assistant prosecutor has been appointed to serve as a family court judge in Mingo County.Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Wednesday that Sabrina Deskins will fill the vacancy for the Family Court Judge for the 8th Family Court Circuit serving Mingo County. The vacancy was created by the appointment of former Family Court Judge Miki Thompson to Circuit Judge for the 30th Judicial Circuit.

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Homecoming information update

Complete information about Logan, Man and Chapmanville homecoming activities is still being released to the Logan Banner. This list will continue to be updated throughout the day, so stay tuned to loganbanner.com for the newest information.

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