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Historical Day of Caring

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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.

 

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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Fire uncovers possible feline hoarder

LOGAN — Last week, the City of Logan Fire Department responded to a house fire at 709 Stratton Street within city limits. The fire, according to Fire Chief Scott Beckett, was an accidental grease fire that occured in the kitchen area of the residence. Beckett says the fire was doused and they were back on duty within 30 minutes.A resident of the house, Jerry Mason Smith, 63, was reportedly transported to Williamson Memorial Hospital after the fire where he was arrested for pu...

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Law disrupts homecoming traditions

LOGAN — Under a new state law that was effective January 13, 2014, it seems as though some local schools will have to alter their traditional homecoming celebrations.The law in question is State Law policy 3242:“This legislative rule sets forth general regulations related to the adoption of the annual school calendar by the county boards of education (county boards) and multi-county vocational centers.”

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Update: Homecoming information

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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Man-River View game moved back to Friday night

MAN — There’s been yet another change with the Man-River View high school football game.It’s been moved back to Friday night after all.The game, originally scheduled to be played on Friday, had been moved to Saturday night following the death of a member of the River View High School community.But on Wednesday, River View High School officials reportedly decided to move the game back to Friday night at the River View High School football fiel...

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One Hatcher charge dismissed

LOGAN — One charge has been dropped against Logan High School head boys Basketball Coach Mark Hatcher. At a hearing Wednesday in Logan Magistrate Court, Special Magistrate James Boles of Wyoming County dismissed an assaulting a law enforcement officer charge against Hatcher. The charge of battery against a police officer will remain, Boles ruled.In ruling on various motions filed in the case, Boles set a trial for Hatcher for 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 22. The trial will o...

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Women charged with attempted murder

MADISON —Two woman have now been charged with attempted murder for purposely overdosing on controlled medications an elderly family member under their care, according to a criminal complaint filed at the Boone County Courthosue.Regina Gaye Meadows, 41, of Logan, and Elizabeth Austin, 35, of Madison, were both charged with attempted murder, according to the complaint.Medical documentation obtained by the police shows Meadows and Austin over medicated the victim on V...

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Buffalo Creek Watershed meets

The award winning Buffalo Creek Watershed Association (BCWA) recently held its annual meeting at the local grade school gym. Some fifty folks were on hand including several from the blossoming Huff Creek group just one Guyandotte River tributary to the south. Perry Harvey, long-time spokesman for the group presided over the meeting.He first recognized other BCWA Board Members including Eddie Adkins, Arthur Brunty, Dave Crawford and Johnny Doss. He then introduced several guests, al...

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Former first lady had class

Shelley Riley Moore was a kind, gentle and proper West Virginia first lady. In so many ways, she complemented her flamboyant husband and governor, Arch A. Moore Jr. Shelley Moore quietly passed away last week at age 88.If there ever was a role model for West Virginia first lady, it would have to be Shelley Moore. She served with honor, distinction and professionalism. Yet, she added the personal touches of a wife, mother and friend to her Mountain State family. Serving longer as fi...

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Billies ranked fourth; Cats are 16th

The Man and Logan high school football teams are both ranked in the top 16 in the just-released WVSSAC Football Rankings.Man (2-1), with wins over Class AAA Logan and Class AA Mount View, is ranked fourth in the state in Class A.Logan (2-1) is tied for 16th in the state in the Class AAA rankings.The ratings, the first to be released this season, were known on Tuesday afternoon.The top 16 teams in each class will qualify for the state playoffs which ...

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Logan has tough task with Point

It gets much tougher for the Logan High School football team.This week’s opponent?The Point Pleasant Big Blacks.The undefeated Point Pleasant Big Blacks.Logan (2-1) hits the road this Friday night to play at Class AAA No. 6-ranked Point Pleasant (3-0), a team which scored a rare rout over state powerhouse Wayne, 38-14, last week at home.Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.The Wildcats, ranked No. 16 in the state and coming off la...

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CRHS hoops might get 6-8 Nigerian

There might be a new Tigers’ basketball player donning the Orange and Black of Chapmanville Regional High School this season.His name, reportedly, is Ben Eke, a 6-foot-8, 185-pound center from United Faith Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C.Eke, a junior, who hails from Nigeria, averaged 4.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game for United Faith Academy last year in his sophomore season.Eke was named as the 53rd-best player in North Carolina last...

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