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Man arrested after striking victim with car

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By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A 38-year-old Williamson man was arrested for reckless driving with bodily injury and malicious wounding when he drove his blue Jetta into a man, striking the victim and knocking him off his bicycle, according to criminal complaints obtained from Mingo County Magistrate Court. Dwight Lemar Warren then reportedly got out of his vehicle and cut the victim’s face with a utility knife before chasing him to his residence. The victim was taken by ambulance to Williamson Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his arm and had to have stitches on his jaw.

 
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Woman critical after motorcycle accident

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comKOPPERSTON - The Beckley detachment of the West Virginia State Police is investigating a motorcycle crash involving two well-known Mingo County residents.The state police report states that on Tuesday at approximately 11:31 a.m., Senior Trooper J. B. Frye and Trooper J. M. Browning responded to a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a tract...

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Kids have fun with science, art

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – The Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, came to the Williamson Public Library Wednesday to showcase fun science and art experiments for local children.Wendy Brenneman, early childhood coordinator at the Carnegie Science Center, helped the event flow smoothly by aiding children through the stations and interacting with them as well. She said th...

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ARH celebrates partnership

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital and Harlan ARH Hospital announced a new affiliation Wednesday with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, with a celebration that was open to the public.The new affiliations will expand cancer treatment options and access to advanced cancer care across southeastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia.Pres...

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WPD to conduct DUI check points

WILLIAMSON - The Williamson Police Department will be conducting DUI sobriety checkpoints from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on July 26 and July 29. The stops will be conducted at Second Avenue and Fourth Avenue.During the check point, drivers will be checked for any other traffic infractions as well. The primary purpose of the checkpoint is to educate the motoring public about the effects of driving impaired driving.

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Community Trust honored as ‘bank lender of the year’

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. – The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) honored Community Trust Bank, Inc. earlier this year for being the “2013 West Virginia Community Bank Lender the Year.”Clovis B. Lawless, President of Community Trust’s Summersville Market office, accepted the award on behalf of Community Trust Bank. The award was presented at the Small Business Awards Luncheon held in Morgantow...

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Holgorsen: It all starts with Trickett at QB

DALLAS - Dana Holgorsen is looking for a resurgence in West Virginia University’s football program this year and it all starts with quarterback Clint Trickett.The senior will be at the helm of the Mountaineer offense this season, and Holgorsen believes his knowledge of the offense, his hard work during the off season and his ability to be both an on-field and locker room leader something WVU lacked in 2013 will make the team relevant in its third year of Big 12 play....

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WHS HOF induction; WVU to play the Vols; Football meetings set

The Williamson High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year will be the weekend of September 26 and 27, at the new HOF room at the Fieldhouse. This will be a Friday night and Saturday afternoon. A “Meet the Pack” Night will be Friday at 6:30 p.m., while the induction dinner and ceremony will be Saturday afternoon. Inductees, their families, guest and WHS HOF members will gather around 12 noon.The names of this year’s inductees will be released in...

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Rahall opens campaign HQ in Logan

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comLOGAN — Third District Congressman Nick Rahall kicked off his coalfield campaign just down the street from where his opponents have opened their first southern West Virginia headquarters.An overflow crowd of more than 65 people was on hand when Rahall welcomed visitors to his new headquarters on Dingess Street in downtown Logan. Two weeks ago, Republicans opened a headquarters a block away, touting it as the first such ...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Williamson Daily News today is unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making {website url} easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to st...

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Elderly couple’s phone hacked?

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – A Williamson resident has been hearing strange voices on her telephone and seeing strange names on her caller ID, and has decided to share her story in hopes of feeling less alone.Mentola Jackson has been hearing voices over her telephone line for the past two weeks. The voices, which ask questions and sometimes even say their names, have become a part of Jack...

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Williamson ‘cowgirl’ honored

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – A Williamson area native will be honored July 26 by the National Day of the Cowboy organization.Barb Richhart, who currently lives in Colorado, is originally from Forest Hills, Kentucky, and lived with her family in Williamson.The daughter of a coal miner, her life began in the coalfields of Kentucky, where she lived on a farm with her large family,...

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Marshall men’s basketball announces non-conference slate

HUNTINGTON – Return trips from South Carolina and Penn State and a road game at Louisville – three power conference teams — highlight the 2014-15 Marshall men’s basketball 13-game non-conference schedule announced Tuesday.“Our schedule has a little bit of everything,” Marshall first-year coach Dan D’Antoni said. “Our fans deserve a great brand of basketball all the way around and we plan to give it to them. I know nothing but the grea...

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Athletic East roster released for Cliffs Sr. Bowl game

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comBRADSHAW - Gilbert native and alumnus Gherig Justice will coach the East senior all-stars in the inaugural Cliffs Natural Resources Senior Bowl game to be played Saturday, August 2, at Harless Stadium on the campus of Mingo Central High School.The game replaces the old Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl, which pitted southern West Virginia graduates ag...

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Logan: Purple Heart City

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comLOGAN — The city of Logan has been designated the first Purple Heart City in West Virginia and officials were on hand Friday evening to recognize the accomplishment.Third District Congressman Nick Rahall, a Democrat, joined Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti in recognizing members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for their service during the event held at Logan City Hall. While the city received the honor some time ...

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Hayley Cook/WDNNo, it wasn’t seismic phenomena or giant gophers that made the landscape near the intersection of Second Avenue and Court Street resemble an obstacle course that had to be negotiated by pedestrians such as the one in the photo above with the Coal House in the background. The large hole in the pavement was one of several that workers had dug and filled in over the past few days as they checked utility lines near the Mountaineer Hotel in search of a problem repor...

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Democrats pick Chafin as leader

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON — Add “county Democrat chairman” to H. Truman Chafin’s resume.Chafin, Mingo County’s long-serving state senator and former county chairman, assumed the latter office again when members of the Democrat Executive Committee met Monday in the circuit courtroom at the Mingo County Courthouse in Williamson.The meeting was called to order at 4 p.m. by outgoing Chairman Dick White. ...

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