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By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
WILLIAMSON – The Mingo Central Lady Miners made history on Friday night winning the school's first Class AA sectional basketball championship as they defeated Scott High School 61- 45.
Mingo Central is only one win away from going to its first state championship. Coach Clay Campbell's squad will host

Mingo Central wins title

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON – The Mingo Central Lady Miners made history on Friday night winning the school's first Class AA sectional basketball championship as they defeated Scott High School 61- 45. Mingo Central is only one win away from going to its first state championship. Coach Clay Campbell's squad will host

Justice Elementary held its first Student Council Inauguration on January 15, 2015.
Students elected to the council included: Caitlin Ellis (Kindergarten), Emalee Gilman (First Grade), Brooklyn Ferrell (Second Grade), Chase Hatfield (Third Grade), Taylor Noe (Third Grade), Makayla Crum (Fourth Grade), and Garrett Williamson (Fourth Grade).
Princi

Justice Elementary inducts Student Council

Justice Elementary held its first Student Council Inauguration on January 15, 2015. Students elected to the council included: Caitlin Ellis (Kindergarten), Emalee Gilman (First Grade), Brooklyn Ferrell (Second Grade), Chase Hatfield (Third Grade), Taylor Noe (Third Grade), Makayla Crum (Fourth Grade), and Garrett Williamson (Fourth Grade). Princi

West Virginia Prep Scores

Friday's Scores Girls Basketball Sectional Championships AAA Region 1 Section One Parkersburg South 59, Parkersburg 46 AAA Region 2 Section One Martinsburg 43, Jefferson 41 Section Two Buckhannon-Upshur 39, Hampshire 38 AAA Region 3 Section One South Charleston 52, Capital 33 Section Two Greenbrier East 59, Princeton 39 AAA Region 4

Spring forest fire season starts today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents that the state's spring forest fire season starts March 1, 2015, and runs through May 31, 2015. During these three months, daytime burning is prohibited from the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoor burning is permitted only between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. State

Wyoming East and Summers County will battle tonight for the AA Region 3, Section 1 championship. The game will be played at Summers County at 7 p.m. No. 1 East (18-1) and No. 6 Summers (18-3) met twice in the regular season, with the Lady Warriors winning both games. Both teams move on to next week's regionals. The champion will be at home agai

The Wyoming East Lady Warriors have Summers County's number.
This season, the the number is three.
No. 1 East beat No. 6 SC, 83-67, on Saturday night at Hinton to capture the AA Region 3, Section 1 championship.
Kara Sandy scored 26 points, including four threes, and point guard Gabby Lupardus had 25 points and 10 assists as the Warriors led fro

Lady Warriors win sectional

The Wyoming East Lady Warriors have Summers County's number. This season, the the number is three. No. 1 East beat No. 6 SC, 83-67, on Saturday night at Hinton to capture the AA Region 3, Section 1 championship. Kara Sandy scored 26 points, including four threes, and point guard Gabby Lupardus had 25 points and 10 assists as the Warriors led fro

Have you ever wanted a little peace and quiet?
Just a few minutes from the hectic pace…
No phone calls.
No knocks on the door.
No screaming children.
No spouse to pick up after.
No blaring TV.
All you wanted was some peace and quiet.
There is an interesting story in the Bible. Jesus had been teaching and the crowd grew so large that h

Bring peace to your mind

Have you ever wanted a little peace and quiet? Just a few minutes from the hectic pace… No phone calls. No knocks on the door. No screaming children. No spouse to pick up after. No blaring TV. All you wanted was some peace and quiet. There is an interesting story in the Bible. Jesus had been teaching and the crowd grew so large that h

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Sophomore Mikazia Rhodes of Mingo Central is shown going in for a basket in the Class AA sectional tourney at teh Williamson Fieldhouse on Friday night.
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Lady Miner guard Tyshira Joplin is pictured going in for a layup against Scott in tournament action.
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Junior Hannah Church is shown cutting down

Mingo Hoops

Kyle Lovern/WDN Sophomore Mikazia Rhodes of Mingo Central is shown going in for a basket in the Class AA sectional tourney at teh Williamson Fieldhouse on Friday night. Kyle Lovern/WDN Lady Miner guard Tyshira Joplin is pictured going in for a layup against Scott in tournament action. Kyle Lovern/WDN Junior Hannah Church is shown cutting down

This legislative session has begun to enter into the busiest section of the year. The House has consistently had evening sessions in order to ensure that the maximum amount of legislation can meet the floor. Regardless of the merits of each piece of legislation, we will do our best to allow all ideas to be heard. This will ensure we are able to do

From the desk of Delegate Jeff Eldridge

This legislative session has begun to enter into the busiest section of the year. The House has consistently had evening sessions in order to ensure that the maximum amount of legislation can meet the floor. Regardless of the merits of each piece of legislation, we will do our best to allow all ideas to be heard. This will ensure we are able to do

Tug Valley girls win Class A sectional title

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com NAUGATUCK – The Lady Panthers of Tug Valley advanced to the co-regional championship as they downed Sherman 56-46 at home this past Thursday. ​TVHS will now play Midland Trail at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the TVHS gym for a chance to go to the Class A state tournament. The Lady Panthers held th

The date Feb. 26, 1972, will always hold a certain level of emotion in Logan County. The pain, memories, and feelings associated with the Buffalo Creek Disaster are, for some, still vivid and visceral.
The numbers associated with the disaster are staggering - 130 million gallons of water destroyed around 5,000 homes leaving over 4,000 people homel

Buffalo Creek Disaster

The date Feb. 26, 1972, will always hold a certain level of emotion in Logan County. The pain, memories, and feelings associated with the Buffalo Creek Disaster are, for some, still vivid and visceral. The numbers associated with the disaster are staggering - 130 million gallons of water destroyed around 5,000 homes leaving over 4,000 people homel

WILLIAMSON — A German Sheppard, now lovingly named Socrates, was found shivering in the cold in Williamson, tethered to a dog house.
“We responded to a neighbor's complaint about the dog and found Socrates chained up for what we are guessing had been about three weeks without food or water,” said Mingo County Humane Officer Kenne

Abandoned dog rescued

WILLIAMSON — A German Sheppard, now lovingly named Socrates, was found shivering in the cold in Williamson, tethered to a dog house. “We responded to a neighbor's complaint about the dog and found Socrates chained up for what we are guessing had been about three weeks without food or water,” said Mingo County Humane Officer Kenne

Emotions ran high at times last week during the Claiborne County Correctional Partnership Act Committee meeting as members of both camps of thought continued to duke it out over the issue of expanding the Claiborne County Jail.
The meeting heated up quickly when Wayne Lee, Claiborne Justice Center administrator, reminded those present of the count

Jail Committee meeting heats up

Emotions ran high at times last week during the Claiborne County Correctional Partnership Act Committee meeting as members of both camps of thought continued to duke it out over the issue of expanding the Claiborne County Jail. The meeting heated up quickly when Wayne Lee, Claiborne Justice Center administrator, reminded those present of the count

Westside girls fall to SC in semis

Westside's season came to an end on Thursday evening in the Class AA Region 3, Section 1 girls tournament. WHS stayed close for a while, but No. 6 Summers County eventually pulled away for a 94-57 win at Hinton. Katie Smith's hot perimeter shooting early helped the Lady Renegades take a 7-2 lead. SC responded with 11 straight points, including a

Water advisories issued, lifted

The Logan County Public Service District has issued a boil water advisory for the area from Atenville to Sand Creek. The advisory was issued on Fri., Feb. 27, due to an interruption of water service. The LCPSD recommends bringing the water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Customers of the

Lady Warriors top century mark in sectional win

After her team had an 18-day layoff, Wyoming East coach Angie Boninsegna had expressed concern that her team would be rusty for Thursday's sectional tourney game against Liberty. There wasn't much evidence of that. AA No. 1 East scored the first 33 points of the game and Haley Butcher had a double-double as the Lady Warriors thumped the Raiders,

PINEVILLE — With an effective press and great 3-point shooting, the Barbourville Tigers appeared to have everything going in their favor with a 15-point lead in the first quarter.
Pineville grabbed the momentum in the second half with a slower pace and great shooting inside the arc and led by five in the fourth quarter.
Barbourville recover

Tigers stay alive in 51st

PINEVILLE — With an effective press and great 3-point shooting, the Barbourville Tigers appeared to have everything going in their favor with a 15-point lead in the first quarter. Pineville grabbed the momentum in the second half with a slower pace and great shooting inside the arc and led by five in the fourth quarter. Barbourville recover

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
LOGAN - The Mingo Central Miners are ready to take on Scott in the Class AA sectional tournament on Monday night.
Mingo Central received the No. 3 seed and Scott was voted as the No. 2 seed. The Miners defeated the Skyhawks 54-48 earlier in the season, but due to the recent snow storm they were not able to

Miners ready for AA sectional

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com LOGAN - The Mingo Central Miners are ready to take on Scott in the Class AA sectional tournament on Monday night. Mingo Central received the No. 3 seed and Scott was voted as the No. 2 seed. The Miners defeated the Skyhawks 54-48 earlier in the season, but due to the recent snow storm they were not able to

MSHA announces results of impact inspections

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced that federal inspectors issued 176 citations, eight orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal mines and three metal and nonmetal mines in January. Begun in force in April 2010, the monthly inspections invo

Corporations shouldn't get pass on local option sales tax

Large, profitable corporations are now saying they shouldn't have to pay their share if the legislature moves forward with putting a local option sales tax on the ballot, according to an Associated Press story. The article reports that an organization representing large utility customers such as General Electric and Ford says that businesses could





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