Williamson Farmers Market open for season In response to such great weather and a surplus of product, Williamson Farmers Market vendors will be setting up shop this Memorial Day weekend.
Despite previous plans to close this Saturday, vendors collaboratively decided to set up and sell their fresh produce.
“We had three very successful preseason markets,” said farmers market vendor Doug Dudley, who nearly sold out last weekend.
The Market, now in its second year of business, open...
Defendant arrested for malicious assault on officer Rachel Baldwin
DELBARTON - A Delbarton resident found himself charges with alleged crimes that he could have avoided if he would have complied with a traffic stop by a West Virginia State Trooper (WVSP) instead of choosing to flee.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court by WVSP Senior Trooper J.D. Matheny, Stephen Rufus Varney, age 34, proceeded to flee from Trooper D.M. Williamson on an ...
Williamson City Council has quick, effective meeting Kyle Lovern
The Williamson City Council met in regular session for a quick, but effective meeting on Thursday evening in the council chambers of City Hall.
The council passed a resolution for a $16,000 grant for the Park Board that is to be used to make repairs to the swimming pool in West End. Mayor Darrin McCormick also announced that the tentative date for the pool to open for the season is Friday, June 7. The last ...
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A commission studying West Virginia’s highway system is proposing tax and fee increases to raise millions of dollars for maintenance and repairs.
The proposals include increasing the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent, increasing vehicle registration and title fees, raising the cigarette tax by 50 cents a pack, increasing the excise tax on diesel fuel and raising the automobi...
Police searching for Pike County Inmate Rachel Baldwin
PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Police say the Pikeville 911 Center received a call Sunday morning reporting that an inmate, Brandon K. Damron, had walked away from work detail at the Pike County Detention Center.
Officers say the 21-year-old was doing his required work detail on site at the detention center when he got away.
Lieutenant Aaron Thompson commented on the incident, saying that employees advised him they had a...
Body found in Pikeville City Park Julia Roberts Goad Staff Writer PIKEVILLE, Ky - The Pikeville Police Department is investigating the death of a man found in the city park. The department received a call shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, reporting a possible dead body in the park, located in downtown Pikeville. When officers arrived, they found the body of a Hispanic male, age unknown. The body has been sent to Frankfort for an autopsy. Pikeville Police say that although ...
WVSP arrests Lenore resident on multiple charges Rachel Baldwin
LENORE - A Lenore resident was taken into custody by the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) on Wednesday, after a call for help was received from a female alleging that her boyfriend had physically assaulted her.
According to the criminal complaint filed by WVSP Senior Trooper J.K. Harris, Noah Ryan, 29, of Lenore, was arrested on charges of domestic battery, domestic assault, joy riding, DUI 2 nd offense, dr...
Multiple arrests in Mingo Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - Several criminal complaints were obtained from Mingo County Magistrate Court, with varying charges and law enforcement agencies making the arrests.
Brian Bentley, 39, of Rawl, was arrested by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Deputies M. Lendearo and E. Sherrill on a single charge of violating a restraining order. The complaint states that an order of protection was filed against the defen...
Williamson Kiwanis honors top graduates Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - The 2013 Tug Valley area top of the class, or as described by Williamson Kiwanis Club President Johnny Branch as “the best of the best”, were honored Monday evening in a special ceremony held at the Southern West Virginia Community and Technology Center (SWVCTC) Williamson Campus’ Applied Technology Center.
The welcome was given to those in attendance by President Branch, and the welcome to the C...
STOP Coalition to lease Matewan School Julia Roberts Goad Staff Writer MATEWAN - The STOP Coalition recently discussed plans to use the former Matewan High School building as a multi-functional community center. Matewan High School was closed when Mingo Central opened and Matewan Middle will close at the end of the current term, those students will attend Matewan K - 8.
STOP is a drug recovery coalition, which operates Crossroads, a residential treatment facility in Gilbert. ...
DUI and drug arrests made in Mingo County Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - According to criminal complaints acquired from Mingo County Magistrate Court, DUI related arrests have been on the rise lately in Mingo County, which proves that law enforcement agencies are cracking down on those that are caught operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/and or drugs.
Steven Wolford, 33, of Old House Branch in Gilbert, was placed under arrest by Gilbert Police ...
Fundraiser planned in support of Autism Rachel Baldwin
BUFFALO MOUNTAIN - A fun-filled, family event is planned for the first weekend in June that will benefit the families of local children suffering from Autism.
According to event organizer, Judith Stepp, whose son was diagnosed with the disease, a fundraiser has been planned for Sunday, June 2 nd at the Hatfield-McCoy Recreational Center, located on Buffalo Mountain on U.S. Rt. 52, from 3-5 p.m.
Rachel Baldwin Staff Writer BIG CREEK Rachel Baldwin
BIG CREEK, Ky. – An accident on Ky. State Rt. 468 that occurred shortly before midnight on Sunday has claimed the life of a Sidney, Ky. resident and sent two others to a local hospital.
According to information released by Pikeville Post 9 of the Kentucky State Police (KSP), they received a call of a single vehicle accident on Big Creek Road (Rt. 468) at 11:54 p.m. KSP Trooper Michael Hindman, Trooper Jas...
House of Hope relocates to Williamson Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - A non-profit organization that was established in 2010 with a mission to eliminate hunger in the Tug Valley area has a new home within the City limits of Williamson.
The “House of Hope”, a 501c3 organization that was created to provide support services to those less fortunate was formerly located in the Town of Delbarton. Although the dedicated volunteers were pleased with their surroundings, the...
Forward in the Fifth recognizes Rhonda Crigger An assistant principal at Southside Elementary School has been recognized by Forward in the Fifth for her efforts to advance education in Pike County.
Rhonda Crigger, a former preschool teacher for 17 years, was presented the Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) Award for her work in providing professional development activities for preschoolers and Headstart teachers in Pike County and other school districts.
Crigger was awarded the ...