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Elderly couple’s phone hacked?

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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 Jackson’s daily life. Strange names also have been showing up on her caller ID without a number attached, and she is unable to delete them.

 

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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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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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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Daily News has new appearance, thanks to you

The Williamson Daily News today is launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.It’s true that we live in a digital age, and more people than ever are turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want. The Williamson Daily News is committed to being at the forefront of every delivery platform available. In fact, this week we are also unveiling a redesigned website...

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Kickin’ Butt for Crohn’s race successful

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comWEST WILLIAMSON – More than 250 runners participated in the 2nd Annual Kickin’ Butt for Crohn’s 5-K held on a rainy Friday evening in Williamson.“I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I felt the evening was perfect. I’m so grateful that our community comes together for each other. You can’t say that about many communities,” said one of the organizers of the event, Shawn Cool....

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Water fixed at MCHS; football practice starts; Smallwood’s status

The water at the Mingo Central football complex was in the process of being repaired on Monday. It has been turned off since last winter after pipes froze and burst due to the extremely cold winter.The Mingo County School’s offices had been waiting for the insurance company to make some decisions.With practice scheduled to start on Monday, August 4 and the East-West Bowl game set for Saturday, August 2nd the water needed to be repaired this week.… ...

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Father, daughter die in Matewan crash

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comMATEWAN – The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of a father and daughter who died Friday night in a traffic crash in the Matewan area.Sheriff’s deputies identified the dead as Sid and Amanda Norman, who were killed in an accident that occurred on a mountain at Blackberry City near Matewan. Police were unaware that the wreck occurred until...

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Athlon magazine pics WVU 9th in Big 12

It’s that time of year when the pre-season magazines hit the newsstands with their predictions for the upcoming college football season.I received my copy of Athlon Sports in the mail on Thursday, which is one of the more popular publications. West Virginia fans may not be very happy with the magazine’s forecast for the Mountaineers. They have WVU coming in at number nine (9) out of the 10 Big 12 schools.They project WVU to go 3-9 overall and 2-7 in the Big 1...

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Kyle Lovern/WDNRicky Hosley and his granddaughter, Diamond, are shown enjoying the recent fall-like weather in the Tug Valley at the mini-park in South Williamson, Kentucky. Many area residents have been out enjoying the cooler temperatures that were in the 50’s at night and only in the 70s during the daytime. These are unseasonably cool temperatures for July.

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Mingo Central HS students place in national competition

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – Fifteen high school students from Mingo Central High School had the chance to go to San Antonio, Texas, last week for the 2014 National Leadership Conference.More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, advisers, alumni and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio for the event. The conference is based on the student-o...

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New optometrist sees great future for county

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - Matewan High School and Marshall University alumnus Dr. Shawn Sammons is the new optometrist at Wilson Eye Care Associates in Williamson, but according to fellow optometrist and owner of the establishment, Dr. Steve Wilson, he has a vision all his own beyond just eye care.

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ARH announces affiliation with medical monitoring company

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - The ARH HomeCare Stores have announced a new affiliation with Guardian Medical Monitoring Inc., a leading national provider of Personal Emergency Response Systems in the United States.Working with Guardian gives the ARH HomeCare Stores the opportunity to offer the industry’s newest technology solutions for personal emergency response monitoring to clients such as the elderly, the disabled, hospice patie...

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Rahall backs bill to limit EPA’s power

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWASHINGTON — The federal Environmental Protection Agency would be limited in their ability to retroactively revoke fill or dredge permits under legislation advocated this week by U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall of West Virgina’s Third District.Rahall, the ranking member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said his move was designed to “stand up to the EPA’s overreach in West Virginia.”...

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