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Chemical from water crisis may have been more toxic than first thought

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CHARLESTON — One group is calling for action after a new study claims the January Elk River Chemical Spill could have far worse health issues than what has been reported.People Concerned About Chemical Safety (PCACS) is calling on West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and the Center for Disease Control to swiftly undertake additional testing on crude MCHM in light of data released today by Dr. Andrew Whelton at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) annual conference.

 

Scott baseball player invited to play on national team

Garrett Castle, a 17-year-old senior baseball player at Scott High School this past season, has been selected out of thousands of players across the country to make the Baseball Factory National Team.Castle will be competing in the “Pirate City World Series” in Bradenton, Florida.“I am very excited to have made this prestigious team of outstanding baseball players,” Castle said. “We will be competing against the best players and teams in the...

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Dead body found at Bias Branch

A dead body was found Tuesday night around 11 p.m. in the Bias Branch area off state Route 17, near Jeffrey, in Boone County, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.The body has been identified as 54-year-old Venus Miller, according to Boone County Chief Deputy Chad Barker.Miller had been missing for several days, possibly over a week, and was found by family members in a bedroom, Barker said.“The case is still under investigation and a...

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Just a little friendly fishing competition

If you like a little tribulation, trout fishing the low flows of July can be just the ticket. But just don’t plan on a fish dinner if you know what I mean.The stocking season is long gone as most of it has already met with the frying pan. But if you just can’t get by without the even somewhat warmer summer waters come flowing past your tootsies, you just have to give it a whirl.However there may be a bit of friendly competition of the wild sort for the last f...

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We are trees

I would like to share this poem with you. I know it is not my usual column but there is a story behind this poem. In my very first publication of “Fruit of the Vine,” I talked about how we are compared to trees in God’s word. This poem is what brought that column into fruition. It is also what inspired me to write again and it even inspired the title of my column. My dream to be a writer has been awakened after many years of dormancy and I really want to share another aspect...

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Illegal bonds allow criminals back on street in Boone County

MADISON — An Eyewitness News exclusive investigation has revealed illegal bonding procedures in Boone County, allowing alleged criminals free from jail.Chief Deputy Chad Barker, with the Boone Sheriff’s Department, said the issue involves many people over several years.People like David Griffy Sr., who was arrested in February 2014 for stealing a car.“He has 14 separate felony convictions over the course of his adult life,” Barker said ...

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Gregory’s Web

Thank goodness for Target. And Qdoba, Starbucks and any other business that has the good sense to ask patrons to leave their guns outside.Before Target announced their no-gun policy, I was in a local buffet restaurant. It was appalling to watch some old fellow in blue jeans and parade back and forth to the bar with a gun holstered to his belt.If he was a member of law enforcement, there was no visible sign. If he was not, as I suspect, he and management are both insane. ...

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BCARSE goes to Cedar Lakes for day of training

On June 4 several officers and members of Boone Co. Retired School Employees (BCARSE) went to Cedar Lakes for a day of training for Region III. There was good food, fellowship and fun following several hours of leadership training. Those that attended are: (front left to right) Delores Cook, Connie Jarzinsky, Susie Cabell, Patsy Nelson, Don Nelson, Dan and Jenny Light. (back left to right) Tom and Nancy Bias, Jim Stewart, Gary Bell, Judy Ballard and Larry Snodgrass.

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