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Supreme Court upholds Tennant in ballot issue

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By Ron Gregoryronjgregory.comCHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court has agreed with Secretary of State Natalie Tennant that the voters of Mingo County should have no say in selecting their next Family Court Judge.In fact, late Wednesday, the governor’s office confirmed that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin had appointed Sabrina Deskins to fill the unexpired term that was left when former Family Court judge Miki Thompson was appointed to the unexpired term of former Mingo Circuit judge Michael Thornsbury. Deskins had been recommended by the state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission earlier in the week.


Gilbert gets sidewalk funds

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Commission voted Tuesday to award $10,000 to the town of Gilbert for a sidewalk project.Gilbert Mayor Vivian Livingood requested and received $10,000 in funding for phase 2 of the sidewalk project. The town of Gilbert received a grant in the amount of $240,000 for the phase 2 sidewalk project but must first raise an additional $60,000 required for the $300,000 project.The Mingo County ...

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Miss King Coal named

By Lil Felixlfelilx@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A young woman from Kermit was crowned Miss King Coal in the King Coal Beauty Pageant, which was held Saturday at the Southside Mall in advance of the King Coal Festival, which is scheduled to be held Saturday . The contestants competed in introductory presentation, beauty, talent and a photo shoot.Lindsey Horn, 18, was chosen to serve as King Coal. She is the daughter of Charlie Horn and Alice Fletcher of Kermit...

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Mingo hosts strong Westside squad

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comRED JACKET – The undefeated Mingo Central Miners (3-0) head into Friday night’s game with Westside ranked No. 3 in Class 2A by the SSAC. That is the highest ranking to date for the consolidated school.Meanwhile, Westside (3-0) comes to Harless Stadium is also ranked No. 3 in 2A, tied with MCHS.Coach Yogi Kinder knows his ...

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University of Pikeville celebrates 125 years

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Pikeville celebrated its founding and looked to the future during Opening Convocation on Tuesday. The day marked the 125th anniversary of the first day of classes at the Pikeville Collegiate Institute on Sept. 16, 1889.Former university presidents Jackson O. Hall, William H. Owens, Harold H. “Hal” Smith and Paul E. Patton were presented with honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees for their dedication and service to the institu...

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Lady Miners defeat Wyoming East in soccer

MCHS 1, Wyoming East 0Tori Varney got her first goal of the season with an assist by Bianca Vance as Mingo Central defeated Wyoming East in soccer action Tuesday night.MCHS had 21 shots on goal making the one in second half.Tyra Joplin 3 shots on goal, Miakazia Rhodes 2, MaKenna Pinson 5, Haley Mounts 4, Bianca Vance 1 and Tori Varney 6 making 1.Goalie Jamie Moore had 4 saves and Goalie Trya Joplin had 4 saves of which one ...

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TV Panthers to entertain Haysi, Va. Tigers

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comNAUGATUCK - The Panthers of Tug Valley High School (TVHS) will entertain Haysi, Virginia this week. This is a game they lost last season and they hope avenge this year.“Haysi (2-0) is a very solid football team,” TVHS Coach Tony Clusky said. “We will have to play very well in all aspects of the game.”Haysi pou...

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Mingo woman sues DHHR over child’s brain damage

Staff reportCHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources could have prevented brain damage to the adopted son of a Mingo County woman who has filed suit in Kanawha County Circuit Court alleging that the minor child suffered abuse by his biological father.The complaint was filed Aug. 1 by Williamson attorneys Della Cline-Gentile and H. Truman Chafin on behalf of Jamie Russell, individually and as the mother, legal guardian and next friend ...

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October trial date set in Hatcher case

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comLOGAN — One charge has been dropped against Logan High School head boys basketball coach Mark Hatcher. At a hearing Wednesday in Logan County Magistrate Court, Special Magistrate James Boles of Wyoming County dismissed a charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer 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 ...

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WVU players, staff has fan base excited again

The West Virginia Univeristy (WVU) Mountaineers are 2-1 and will play host to No. 4 Oklahoma in Morgantown this Saturday night for a nationally televised game.So far it has been quite a turnaround from last season’s debacle.Clint Trickett has taken leadership of this team and is doing an outstanding job at quarterback. He passed for 511 yards and four TDs against a good Maryland team.Wide receiver Kevin White has 32 catches and a couple of scores in thre...

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Mingo Central comes in at No. 3

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe Mingo Central Miners are ranked No. 3 in Class 2A in the first official ranking that were released Tuesday afternoon by the SSAC.The Miners, 3-0, came up with one of the biggest wins in program history last week with a 28-27 road win against Cardinal Conference and AA power Sissonville.Mingo Central is off to its best start in th...

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Panthers ranked No. 16 in SSAC Poll

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe Tug Valley Panthers missed the playoffs last season. However, their goal this year is to make it back to the Class A post season.TVHS comes in ranked No. 16 in the first SSAC poll of the season.The top 16 teams make it to the post season.Although there is plenty of season left to be played, Tug Valley is off to a good start.Coach Tony Clusky and his sta...

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Pair recognized by school board for achievement

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comCINDERELLA – The Mingo County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Rob Boberra honored two students for national achievements at their recent meeting held at the school board’s office located at Cinderella Hollow.Abagail Justice, a Mingo Central High School student, won a national award for her graphics art design. She received...

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Brawl results in arrest

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comDELBARTON - An arrest resulted from a brawl early Sunday at Spence’s Bar, located on Buffalo Mountain in Delbarton. The West Virginia State Police detachment in Williamson received a call reporting a fight in progress at the bar at 2:26 a.m. Sunday.Several people in the area began to disperse when the troopers arrived on the scene, according to the police report.Statements were taken by Trooper D. M. Williams...

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Committee picks Democrat of the Year

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON — In what may have been the most harmonious Mingo County Democrat Executive Committee meeting in years, members selected poll workers and a nominee for Mingo County Democrat of the Year at their meeting Monday at the courthouse in Williamson.As Chairman H. Truman Chafin convened the meeting in the circuit courtroom, gone was the obvious combative nature members of the committee have exhibited in the recent pa...

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By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comBURNWELL, Ky. – Pike County deputies from the Belfry area made a huge pot bust last weekend at Burnwell.Deputy Billy McCoy arrested Ruley Adkins, 25, of Burnwell, for cultivation of marijuana.McCoy, along with deputies James Williams and Butch McCoy, allegedly confiscated 135 plants in Adkins’ front yard.The ar...

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Daily Mail Poll

Prep football poll, as voted on by statewide sportswriters, with first-place votes in parentheses, total points, record and next opponent. All games are Friday unless noted.CLASS AAARank/Team Pts. Record LW Next opponent1. Martinsburg (10) 100 3-0 1 Tuscarora, Pa.2. Capital 90 2-0 2 Parkersburg3. South Charleston 78 3-0 3 at Nitro4. Cabell Midland 62 3-0 5 Huntington5. Point Pleasant 55 3-0 8 Logan6....

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Friday Night Lights outstanding players; WVU, MU college stars

Mingo Central’s football team had perhaps their biggest win in school history with a 28-27 road win at Sissonville last Friday night.The entire defense for the Mingo Miners stepped up in their big 28-27 win over Sissonville.Mingo Central was ranked No. 5 in the Daily Mail poll on Monday. The SSAC rankings, which determine the playoff picture, will be out today. Expect the Miners to be No. 3 in Class AA. This is the best ranking to date in school history....

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