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Pike County Health Department releases restaurant inspections

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By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. - The Pike County Health Department normally inspects restaurants and other eating establishments twice a year, checking food storage, preparations, personnel, restrooms, water and other health conditions.

 

Local entertainer overcomes obstacles to a musical career

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comNASHVILLE, Tenn. - Logan Hall, the 2012 Road to Fame winner, will begin touring again after he was injured in a freak accident in the mine where he worked last winter, according to Lyrick Promotions LTD.Hall has faced tragedy more than once. After his accident left him with a broken back and no way to support his family, he turned to music and found solace in doing what he had always loved.

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White files lawsuit against former Mingo Co. officials

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A lawsuit has been filed in Mingo County Circuit County by the former defendant whose felony drug conviction was dismissed after county officials admitted in federal court to tampering with his case.George White, of Delbarton, recently filed a lawsuit against the county’s former circuit judge Michael Thornsbury and the state Supreme Court, as his employer; ex-Mingo prosecuting attorney C. Michael Sparks...

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Former prosecutor’s sentencing postponed until June

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comCHARLESTON - According to information released Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s office, the sentencing of former Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Sparks, which had been set for Thursday, has been pushed back until June 16.U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Johnston stated in court records that he chose to delay the sentencing until June 16 “for reasons appearing to the court.”

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Submitted photoMark Francis, regional content director for Civitas Media, was the guest speaker at the Williamson Rotary Club on Tuesday. He gave a presentation on the changes in the newspaper business over the last 40 years and took questions from his audience. Civitas Media produces the Williamson Daily News and other area community newspapers.

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Panther Classic

PANTHER CLASSIC Belfry 4, Pikeville 2By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates defeated regional rival Pikeville 4-2 in the first game of the Panther Classic baseball tourney on Friday.The game started out slow for Belfry as they went 3-up and 3-dowin in each of ...

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KY boys, WV girls win in all-star event

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com RED JACKET – The fans that turned out for the 2nd Annual Consol Energy WV-KY Senior All-Star game got their money’s worth on Saturday at Mingo Central High School.The boy’s game featured some top-level talent and was a fast-paced, high octane match. In the end the Kentucky all-stars defeated the We...

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Kyle Lovern/WDNThe state Division of Highways continues work on the Harvey Street underpass in downtown Williamson. The employees are working to repair the steel grates and drains at the viaduct. The grates had become uneven, causing very bumpy driving. The job will likely not be finished for a few more weeks. The crew out of Huntington was working again on Monday. The detours that local motorists are having to take have become a hindrance for many. They have to use the “Armo...

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Warning given to parents about smart phone apps

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comCHARLESTON – Police are issuing an important warning for parents:“Online predators are now using some smart phone apps to target kids.”Would you give your cell phone number to a complete stranger? That’s essentially what police say some kids are doing on social media websites when they post their screen names to messenger apps. This could give a predator an open invitation to a conversat...

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Pike County physician enters guilty plea to federal charges

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. - A Pike County, Ky., doctor has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to federal charges of misbranding drugs.According to information released by U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey, Dr. Thad Manning, 48, pleaded guilty to the single charge last week and agreed to forfeit $250,000 and enter in a drug rehabilitation program for a personal addiction to hydrocodone. Manning faces a possible sentence of one year wh...

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Delbarton businessman running for school board

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comDELBARTON - Robbie Adams, a Delbarton resident who owns and operates a heating and cooling business, is a nonpartisan candidate for the Mingo County Board of Education seat that he was appointed to fill following the resignation of Mike Carter, who gave up his board seat to accept an appointment to the county commission.Adams says he has the ability to provide positive input during meetings and can assist in guiding the M...

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Sentencing set for ex-Mingo County prosecutor

JOHN RABYAssociated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The upcoming sentencings of two key former Mingo County public officials are an opportunity for a southern West Virginia coal mining community shaken by corruption to start bouncing back, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said.“Far too often, I think, the natural tendency is to throw up your hands and just say it’s never going to change,” Goodwin said.Yet the federal prosecutor isn&...

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Tug Valley Bass Anglers Yatesville Lake Tournament

Submitted ArticleYATESVILLE LAKE – Brandon Staten won the recent Tug Valley Bass Anglers tourney held April 14 at Yatesville Lake.It was the group’s second tourney of the season. There was a great turnout with 39 anglers competing in the event.Yatesville Lake was full pool and the water was in good shape with stained conditions on the entire lake and a temperature in the low 60’s.The weather for the tournament was ...

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Belfry crushes Mingo Central 24-11

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON – The Belfry Pirates jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning and led 18- 0 after the 3rd frame as they went on to crush Mingo Central 24-11 in five innings Thursday evening at Lefty Hamilton Park in West Williamson.Seniors Trenity Carr and Reed Williamson led the way for Belfry with home runs. Carr’...

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W.Va. AG court filings: quash gun law question

JONATHAN MATTISEAssociated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The attorney general says a court challenge should be dismissed over whether West Virginians can bring guns to city recreational facilities that hold school events.Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s filings Thursday argue the city of Charleston shouldn’t receive court guidance on how to implement a state gun law. The Kanawha County Circuit Court filing said the city didn’t descri...

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Commonwealth Attorney releases recent Pike County indictments

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. - Keith Bartley, Commonwealth Attorney for Pike County, Ky., has released the names of individuals who were indicted by the grand jury during their first meeting in April.Cara B. Childers, 28, of Pikeville, was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property, a Class A misdemeanor.Audrea Lowe, 47, of Pikeville, stands indicted for a Class D felony charge of theft by unlawful taking....

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Kyle Lovern/WDNAfter the rough weather of the past winter, potholes began popping up throughout the Tug Valley. Some patching has begun on U.S. Highway 52, but many side streets and rural roads still have plenty of the craters for motorists to dodge.

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Submitted photoThis live Crucifixion scene was held on a hill in Matewan by the Matewan United Methodist Church on Good Friday heading into the Easter weekend. Although there is no consensus regarding the exact date of the Crucifixion of Jesus, it is generally agreed by biblical scholars that it was on a Friday on or near Passover.

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