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Lifetime Achievement Award

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Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. again is making Logan County proud as the talented performer will be honored this evening at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston as he officially will be inducted into The West Virginia All Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame. Landau, as he prefers to be called, will receive the highest honor that can be bestowed by the Hall of Fame Board — the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. It is one of several awards the organization is slated to hand out.

 

Walk-a-thon to raise money for Recovery Group

The Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia will host its first annual Relay for Recovery Walk-a-thon on Sat., September 13 beginning 8 a.m. at Chief Logan State Park’s Shelter no. 2.The Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia is a community based group dedicated to serving those who desire freedom from addiction and any life-controlling issue. The group has programs such as sober living homes, peer mentors and 12-step recovery classes. The group is a Christian-based organi...

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Growing up in a coal camp

Growing up in a coal camp has left me with numerous fond memories of my journey to adulthood. Like thousands of other fellow Logan Countians and southern West Virginians, the coal camp community including the nearby company store and the hills that are always on both sides of any valley, was the local domain. Rarely, did I ever leave or even desire to. It seemed we had everything we needed, homemade ball fields up and down the roads, a basketball rim attached to a nearby pole and well, the hi...

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Cardinal football should be strong again

CHAPMANVILLE — The Cardinal Conference has been known over the years for its top-level brand of high school football in the state of West Virginia.Just about every year you can count on a at least three or four Cardinal Conference teams making it to the playoffs.And with the state powerhouse Wayne Pioneers, you can count on deep post-season runs, often ending up on the carpet at Wheeling Island Stadium.The Cardinal Conference always seems to be strong an...

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Andi, Chicago Bandits to play in NPF Finals

Former Marshall University softball pitcher Andi Williamson will take part in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championships this week.Williamson, a member of the Herd from 2011-13 and a Chapmanville Regional High School graduate in 2009, will appear at the tournament with the Chicago Bandits. The Bandits (30-18) were set to take on the Akron Racers (24-24) in the first series of the tournament on Wednesday night. The USSSA Pride was set to play the Pennsylvania Rebellion in the ot...

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The US 119 Drug Task Force and officers of the Logan detachment of the West Virginia State Police made several arrests on August 4-7 pertaining to a drug ring located in Logan County. Those accused are Nevada Davis, 40, of Robinette, Richard Edward Spears Jr., 40, of Lyburn and Linda Kay Spears, 61, also of Lyburn.Davis is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, conspiracy and two charges of delivery of a controlled substance. Richard has two charges ...

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Too much?The death of comedian Robin Williams has many people upset.And that’s not the only thing.A substantial number of his fans are also angry over the way the authorities and the media covered the case.They don’t like that Marin County Sheriff’s Office released details of Williams’ suicide, including the method and a description of how his body was found.Nor are they thrilled that the media chose to publish tho...

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Hatfields and McCoys join forces to fight opposition

Members of the local Hatfield and McCoy clans are crossing enemy lines and shaking hands as they have agreed to join their forces in a fight that is much greater than anything they have experienced up to this point: fighting for their birth right.According to a social media campaign named “Petition for Families to Keep their Hatfield & McCoy Name,” the two families are facing legal opposition from companies based in other states, Missouri is mentioned in particular, tha...

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Logan County Cleanup

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...

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‘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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