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Commission stocks county waterways for fishermen

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WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Commission’s promotion of outdoor recreation throughout the county continued over the past week with the addition of fish to Marrowbone Creek and Laurel Lake.On Friday, April 11, 500 pounds of trout were released into Marrowbone Creek, in the northern area of the county. On Tuesday, another 1,000 pounds of trout were released at Laurel Lake.Earlier this month, trout was released into Pigeon Creek near Delbarton.The latest releases of fish were conducted to further develop and promote outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Mingo County.


Resurrection of Christ’s body

The Resurrection of Christ’s body shines as a timeless example of good triumphing over evil and light shining thru in the darkest of times. The Resurrection gives us a glimpse of what will happen to all who close their eyes in death with that Seed of Christ. For a time will come, and just as Christ raised that first resurrection morning so shall all who have one way or the other been placed in their “tomb”.

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Elmore, Sorsaia, Nicks to play for WV all-stars

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com The 2nd Annual Consol Energy WV-KY Senior All-Star game is coming up on Saturday, April 19, at Mingo Central High School and Mountain State Coach Mark Hatcher has recruited some of the state’s best talent.The state’s Player of the Year, Jon Elmore of George Washington High School, is on the team. Elmore ...

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Mingo Democrat Women hear from field director for Rahall

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON — Mingo County’s Democrat Women’s Club met Tuesday to discuss their plans for the 2014 election. In the process, they heard from a field director for U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall as well as the state Federation of Democratic Women chairwoman.MCDWC president Helen Childers presided after those attending enjoyed a meal served by the Steakhouse.It was the first meeting for the women this year and...

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Belfry rolls over Phelps for district win

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comGOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates rolled over the visiting Phelps Hornets 11-1 for a 60th District win on Wednesday evening at the BHS baseball field.The game lasted only five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.Belfry took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Keaton Taylor walked, then stole 2nd and ...

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BMS Lady Pirates corral Mustangs

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com GOODY, K y. - The Belfry Middle School girls softball team stayed perfect on the season by knocking off the Millard Mustangs at home with an 18-14 victory on Wednesday.Kailee Rash picked up the win (4-0) in relief by pitching the final 1 1/3 innings. Rash gave up 3 runs on no hits and 3 strikeouts. Ariel Mounts started out pit...

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Sam Jiunta doing well at Henry Clay; short stuff

Sam Jiunta, the son of former Williamson High School athlete Mike Jiunta, is the starting second baseman and bats lead off for (Lexington) Henry Clay High School.In 12 games, he’s batting .391, leads the team in RBIs, hits and runs scored. Sam is also solid defensively. He has only made one error in 43 chances.No doubt Mike is very proud of his son. It was great to hear from my old Wolfpack baseball teammate. Mike played both baseball and football for WHS back in t...

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Rahall participates in groundbreaking, answers questions from constituents

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comLOGAN — West Virginia Third District Congressman Nick Rahall continued his tradition of direct contact with constituents in a visit Tuesday to Logan. The 37-year incumbent was in Logan to hear from various groups and organizations.Before he addressed an audience in Logan, Rahall, members of the Mingo County delegation to the West Virginia Legislature and others participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Naugatuck for ...

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Wolfpack Athletic Hall of Fame Hospitality Room nearly done

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com Renovation of the hospitality room at the Williamson Fieldhouse is progressing quickly.The room will become the Williamson High School Athletic Hall of Fame Hospitality Room, which will be available for rental for class reunions, meetings and other events.The room has been extended and widened and will have a sports...

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Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

BILL BARROW andJONATHAN MATTISEAssociated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that’s sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.

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Sanger’s work featured on cover of Wonderful West Virginia magazine

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com May’s cover of Wonderful West Virginia magazine showcases the work of renowned photographer Randall Sanger with the setting sun illuminating abundant flowers along the King Coal Highway in Mingo County.Sanger is a native of Williamson.“We are pleased to present a few of Randall Sanger’s striking la...

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Manchin urges mines to speak out about coal

COLLEEN SLEVINAssociated PressDENVER (AP) — The Democratic senator leading the battle against the White House’s strategy to fight climate change urged the mining industry on Tuesday to speak out about coal’s role in providing affordable, reliable electricity to the country to help combat strict new emissions rules for coal-fired power plants.Speaking to the National Western Mining Conference in Denver, Sen. Joe Manchin said the U.S. Environme...

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Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat Pirates 4-0

JOE KAYAP Baseball WriterCINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season.Cueto (1-2) had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 in the NL wild card playoff at PNC Park last year. He limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a care...

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Area woman to run in Boston Marathon

By Karissa Blackburnkblackburn@cititasmedia.comCHAPMANVILLE - Stephanie Abraham may live in Chapmanville, but she will prove to everyone just how Boston Strong she is on Monday, when she runs in the prestigious Boston Marathon.The Boston Marathon is every runner’s dream race. The course is a tough 26.2 miles through the hills of the New England host city, the entrance requirements are highly selective, and it is the oldest marathon in the United States. ...

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Figure in Mingo probe sues ex-officials, others

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A figure in the federal Mingo County corruption probe is suing several former county officials and others, claiming they violated his constitutional rights and damaged his reputation.Media outlets report that George White, 65, filed the lawsuit recently in Mingo County Circuit Court. The defendants include former Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury, former County Commissioner David Baisden and former prosecutor Michael Sparks.Sparks pleaded gu...

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McCormick resigns as mayor ahead of federal charges

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - Less than 24 hours after Darrin McCormick tendered his resignation as mayor of Williamson, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin Tuesday charged McCormick, 50, with making a materially false statement in a federal matter.McCormick, who resigned effective April 30 during a special City Council meeting held Monday evening, read a statement he had prepared announcing his intention to resign, but did not give a reason.

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Ragland Crime Watch group organizes community cleanup

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comRAGLAND - The Ragland Crime Watch held a Litter Awareness Day last Saturday at Ragland.The group had a great day weather-wise with temperatures in the mid-80s. They picked up litter and garbage along the roadway and creek bank.Crime Watch President Richard Belcher said approximately 300 bags of trash was picked up and hauled away covering about a five-mile area. Approximately 80...

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Mingo’s Marcum receives ‘A-plus’ from NRA

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comCHARLESTON — The National Rifle Association’s political arm has announced its ratings and endorsements of candidates in the May 2014 primary.Several coalfield candidates received either “A” or “A-plus” ratings from the group that advocates for gun ownership. Two incumbent coalfield House Democrats, Justin Marcum and Rupie Phillips, earned the top score of “A-plus.”

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