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Scottish Rite Week

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The City of Logan proclaimed “Scottish Rite Week” during October 18-25. This proclamation comes in celebration of the Anniversary of the Laying of the Cornerstone for the House of the Temple and the James “Jay” Guy Jr. Memorial Scottish Rite Reunion to be held October 25, 2014. The City of Logan recognizes and expresses appreciation to the Masons for their commitment and contributions to their communities.


Photo gallery: Chapmanville volleyball vs. Poca

Chapmanville Regional High School volleyball’s Hillary Hainer (7) gets a block at the net on Wednesday night in the Lady Tigers’ tri-match win at home over Poca and Lincoln County. Chapmanville won over Poca 25-15, 25-17, then beat Class AAA Lincoln County, 25-17, 25-14. Poca beat LC in the other match 2-0. The Lady Tigers host the Class AA sectional tournament beginning Nov. 3. (Photos by Paul Adkins | The Logan Banner).

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Adams honored as outstanding Democrat

Sherriee Adams of Chapmanville has been named one of West Virginia’s Outstanding Democrats for 2014. She was selected by local county leaders for hard work and dedication to the Democratic Party in Logan County.Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, along with Democratic leaders from throughout West Virginia, honored Adams at the recent Jefferson-Jackson Celebration in Charleston on Sat., Oct. 11, 2014.Karen Coria, a Putnam County Democratic leader and coordinator of the 29th ...

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All charges dropped

As of Wednesday, Oct. 23, all charges against Logan High School Basketball Coach Mark Hatcher have been dismissed in Logan County Magistrate Court.Hatcher, who was accused of assaulting Chapmanville Police Officer N.D. Tucker while the two were attempting to break up an on-court brawl between players at a game at Chapmanville Regional High School in December of 2013, was facing assault and battery charges.

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Fond memories of fall and dad

As I was walking my dog Petey this past weekend and noticing a few leaves that had already fallen due to our early fall weather, it reminded me of my dad and our walks in the woods.When I looked at a couple of the wet, yellow leaves, I realized I knew what type of trees they had come from.My dad taught me to tell different types of native trees in our Appalachian forests. From the giant white oaks, to the hickories, tall beechnuts, hardwood walnuts, slender poplars, nume...

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Student discipline

A chief finding in a report issued last week by the West Virginia Department of Education may not come as a surprise, but it should give Mountain State educators plenty of fodder to think about when it comes to disciplining students.A study by the department’s Office of Research concluded that an increase in discipline referrals raises the likelihood that students will do poorly on standardized tests, particularly those students who are given forms of punishment that take the...

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More layoffs in coal country

ALUM CREEK — After warning in August that hundreds of miners could lose their jobs, Boone County-based Coal River Energy has laid off 130 mine workers. Coal River Energy spokesman James “Skeets” Loving confirmed the layoffs Tuesday.In August, the company warned that 280 mine workers could be out of jobs. Loving said the company laid off 130 employees on Oct. 11, while keeping 94 workers and finding other work for 56 others.The affected mining areas are ...

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Lady Cats to play Motown, South this season

When it comes to scheduling, Coach Kevin Gertz’ Logan High School girls’ basketball team does not back down from anyone.Last season, Logan meandered its way through a difficult schedule and finished 12-8 after falling 67-51 to Huntington in the Class AAA sectional tournament semifinals at Huntington High School.This year’s just-released 2014-15 schedule is just as tough as last year’s although Logan is not slated to face defending Class AA state c...

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Tigers hope to avoid losing season

CHAPMANVILLE — It’s not over for the Chapmanville Regional High School football team.There’s still two games left to play and both are at home.The first of which is this Friday as Chapmanville (4-4 overall and 1-4 in the Cardinal Conference) hosts Tolsia (1-6, 0-5) at Tiger Stadium in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.Chapmanville then hosts Class AA state power and conference leader Wayne (6-1, 5-0) on Oct. 31 in the regular season finale.The T...

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Napier scores eight goals in Ninjas’ win

CHAPMANVILLE — Week 8 of the Coalfield Youth Soccer League saw several matches played last week at the Mullins Soccer Complex in Chapmanville.On Oct. 14 in the 17-and-under division, Hunter Napier scored eight goals to lead the Ninjas to a 16-1 win over the Destroyers. Joey Vinson netted four and Walker Jeffery scored three. Aidan Napier also scored a goal for the Ninjas. John Justice scored the Destroyers’ only goal.In another 17-and-under match, the Wolveri...

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Man arrested for holding family hostage

HEWITT CREEK — A Boone County man was arrested on nine misdemeanor charges after he allegedly held his family hostage and threatened to kill himself with a knife.Cameron Eien Booth, 38, of Hewitt Creek, faces charges of domestic battery, domestic assault by threats and unlawful restraint.According to the West Virginia State Police, Booth’s wife was cut during the standoff at Hewitt Creek when she tried to take the knife away from him. She was able to use soci...

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About 550 coal miners failed drug tests

Charleston (AP) — In the last two years, more than 550 West Virginia coal miners have temporarily lost their mining certifications because they failed a drug test.State Office of Miner’s Health, Safety and Training Eugene White released the numbers to a legislative panel Monday.Over that timeframe, 79 mine workers were reinstated and 67 are currently in a treatment plan.After not responding to temporary suspension letters at all, 269 miners are fac...

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WVSP make arrests in homicide case

LONG POLE — The West Virginia State Police have announced two arrests in relation to the suspicious vehicle fire in the Long Pole area of McDowell County on Sunday. On Monday, October 20, Troopers from the Welch State Police Detachment arrested Donald Bailey of Crumpler and Troy Lee Justice of Panther for their roles in the deaths of Brandon Church, 21, of Ieager, and Clinton Mullins, 46, of Garland.According to the WVSP, in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 19, Trooper...

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Cautious driving urged to avoid deer collisions

ELKINS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging motorists to be more cautious while driving this time of year, as deer/vehicular collisions increase significantly during the months of October and November.

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Attempted murder charges

CHAPMANVILLE — A Chapmanville man has been arrested for two counts of wanton endangerment with a firearm and two counts of attempted murder of a police officer during what police have referred to as an attempted suicide.Roy Clint Richards, 43, of Chapmanville, was arrested by the West Virginia State Police on October 20 after Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker and Trooper First Class Wellman responded to a Logan County 911 call of a suicidal male in the community of Chapmanville. Ho...

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Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series.Bumgarner carried a shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, putting a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll by ro...

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Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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Boil water advisory issued

The Logan County Public Service District has issued a boil water advisory for the areas of North Fork, Banco, and Big Creek to Harts Creek due to an interruption of water service. The advisory was issued Wed., Oct. 22.The Logan PSD recommends bringing 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 they no longer need to boil their water.For more information, contact the Logan ...

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