HURRICANE, W.Va. - Jordan Dotson started her baked goods business, Sugar Momma Sweets in Hurricane, in 2016 after her son was born as a way to have some "me" time and to make a little extra money.

LOGAN COUNTY - The Logan County Sheriff's Department, assisted by agents from the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration, conducted an underage drinking compliance check throughout Logan County on Saturday.

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LOGAN - Excitement for this year's West Virginia Freedom Festival began forming in Logan over the past several days as food vendors and carnival rides started to set up in town. The festival runs Wednesday through Saturday and includes musical performances from several nationally recognized artists, including a Bon Jovi tribute band, Reckless Heart and David Nail.

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MORGANTOWN - Nine outstanding contributors to Mountaineer athletics make up the 29th class of honorees in the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, announced today by Director of Athletics Shane Lyons.

Woodruff struck out a career-high 12, Shaw homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Sunday.

"That ball was crushed," Woodruff said of Shaw's big hit in the third off Anthony DeSclafani. "After that, we started getting to him a little bit, making some good swings, get some guys on base, some big hits and a big inning."

If you remember my last column on the Cincinnati Reds that was published back at the beginning of May then you recall my optimism on the outlook for the rest of the 2019 season, despite the club boasting a 13-18 record at the time, sitting seven games out of first place in the NL Central, and owning the worst team batting average in the National League at a measly .210.

If you tuned into FOX's live broadcast of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 from Sonoma Raceway on Sunday you not only got to see a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series road course race but also a going away party for legendary driver/broadcaster Darrell Waltrip. Darrell was broadcasting his last race for FOX that was signaling the end of a career in the sport that saw him come from a dirt track in Owensboro, Kentucky, to become a three-time champion in what was then the Winston Cup Series.

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According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, West Virginia's two biggest cities - Huntington and Charleston - have lost population each year since the 2010 census. In fact, only 32 of West Virginia's incorporated cities and towns saw their populations increase in the eight years between the 2010 census and 2018.

According to current census calculations, the population of our planet is rapidly approaching eight billion people. Along with this massive number, we know there has never been a time in history when this many individuals occupied the earth at the same time, but we can also agree that we have more philosophies, opinions and worldviews than ever before.