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CMS saves the music

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CHAPMANVILLE — At the end of the 2013-14 school year, Chapmanville Middle School had maybe eight or nine students involved in their band. Today, however, they have nearly 70, and band director Brad Dougan contributes that change to a partnership between the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and VH1’s Save The Music Foundation.Save the Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. With matching monetary donors of $15,000, each school is awarded $30,000 in musical instruments.


Ballard saying ‘Farewell’

Perry Ballard, the Boone County native boxer that has held seven national and world titles in his career, is returning to southern West Virginia for the 27th Annual Toughman Contest in what he has called his “farewell bout in this great state.”Ballard, who is 47 years old, will take on 38-year-old Steve Walker, otherwise known as The Spoiler, in a 10-round, title-sized bout on Saturday, Nov. 15. The Spoiler has upset 26 opponents in various weight classes, thus the nick...

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Commission appoints asst. prosecutor

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced in September that Sabrina Deskins, a Logan County assistant prosecutor, will fill the vacancy for the Family Court Judge for the 8th Family Court Circuit serving Mingo County. The vacancy was created by the appointment of former Family Court Judge Miki Thompson to Circuit Judge for the 30th Judicial Circuit.However, that filled vacancy left another one here in Logan County. That vacancy was addressed at the Thursday, October 23 Commission meeting...

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Healthy, Fun Fall Festival

CORA-SHAMROCK — A new neighborhood coalition, Renew Rebuild Unite Cora-Shamrock, will host a free, kick-off event from 1-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25 at the Shamrock Freewill Baptist Church in Shamrock. Organizers urge everyone to come show community support and get chili, soup, cornbread and healthy snacks as well as health screenings and an opportunity to learn more about Grow Appalachia, adopting plots in the community garden, and various service organizations.

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Don’t ask the Pentagon where its money goes

President Barack Obama proudly signed the law that repealed the Pentagon’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, freeing lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans (although not trans people) to openly serve in the military four years ago.But when it comes to budgeting, the concept lingers on. “Don’t ask us how we spend money,” the Pentagon basically says. “Because we can’t really tell you.”Every taxpayer, business, and government ...

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EPA rules

A recent report from the 60 Plus Association is more reason for concern when it comes to crippling new federal regulations and higher electric bills.The report, which was unveiled last week by U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., and 60 Plus Association founder and chairman Jim Martin, concludes that the new EPA rules targeting coal-fired power plants will increase electric prices at rates above the general rate of inflation while also leading to higher utility prices of America’...

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Two pro bouts on this year’s Toughman card

It’s not every year local Toughman boxing fans are treated to a pro fight.But this year, there will be two professional bouts.According to West Virginia Toughman boxing promoter Jerry Thomas, there will be one pro fight on Nov. 14 and another on Nov. 15 during this year’s Coal Area Toughman, which is scheduled to take place once again at Logan High School’s Willie Akers Arena.On Friday, Nov. 14, Logan native Austin “Speedy” Marcum...

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Miners have showdown game at Scott

With three weeks to go in the regular season, the Cardinal Conference hopes to send as many teams as possible to the playoffs.Heading into this week, two teams — Wayne and Mingo Central — appear to be locks for the post-season. Scott is also in a good position to reach the post-season.Wayne, last year’s Class AA state runner-up and the state champs in 2011 and 2012, is currently ranked No. 2 in the state with a 6-1 overall mark. The Pioneers sit in firs...

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Lady Tigers win tri-match over Poca, LC

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ volleyball team seems to be in good shape with the Class AA sectionals less than two weeks away.Chapmanville won a home tri-match on Wednesday night, downing Cardinal Conference foe Poca 25-15, 25-17, then beating Class AAA Lincoln County, 25-17, 25-14. Poca beat LC in the other match 2-0.The Lady Tigers are led by Hillary Hainer, Hailey Justice, Savannah Wiley, Martha Ellis, Adrianna Lucas, Abby Mar...

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Boil water advisories lifted

The Logan County Public Service District lifted two boil water advisories on Thurs., Oct. 23.An advisory issued on Oct. 17 for the Landville area, along with an advisory for the areas of Hidden Valley, Airport Road and Sunset Court issued on Oct. 20, were both lifted because the problems have been corrected.If you have any questions or comments, contact the Logan County Public Service District at 304-946-2641.

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Photo gallery: Chapmanville volleyball vs. Poca

Chapmanville Regional High School volleyball’s Hillary Hainer (7) gets a block at the net on Wednesday night in the Lady Tigers’ tri-match win at home over Poca and Lincoln County. Chapmanville won over Poca 25-15, 25-17, then beat Class AAA Lincoln County, 25-17, 25-14. Poca beat LC in the other match 2-0. The Lady Tigers host the Class AA sectional tournament beginning Nov. 3. (Photos by Paul Adkins | The Logan Banner).

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Adams honored as outstanding Democrat

Sherriee Adams of Chapmanville has been named one of West Virginia’s Outstanding Democrats for 2014. She was selected by local county leaders for hard work and dedication to the Democratic Party in Logan County.Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, along with Democratic leaders from throughout West Virginia, honored Adams at the recent Jefferson-Jackson Celebration in Charleston on Sat., Oct. 11, 2014.Karen Coria, a Putnam County Democratic leader and coordinator of the 29th ...

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Scottish Rite Week

The City of Logan proclaimed “Scottish Rite Week” during October 18-25. This proclamation comes in celebration of the Anniversary of the Laying of the Cornerstone for the House of the Temple and the James “Jay” Guy Jr. Memorial Scottish Rite Reunion to be held October 25, 2014. The City of Logan recognizes and expresses appreciation to the Masons for their commitment and contributions to their communities.

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All charges dropped

As of Wednesday, Oct. 23, all charges against Logan High School Basketball Coach Mark Hatcher have been dismissed in Logan County Magistrate Court.Hatcher, who was accused of assaulting Chapmanville Police Officer N.D. Tucker while the two were attempting to break up an on-court brawl between players at a game at Chapmanville Regional High School in December of 2013, was facing assault and battery charges.

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Fond memories of fall and dad

As I was walking my dog Petey this past weekend and noticing a few leaves that had already fallen due to our early fall weather, it reminded me of my dad and our walks in the woods.When I looked at a couple of the wet, yellow leaves, I realized I knew what type of trees they had come from.My dad taught me to tell different types of native trees in our Appalachian forests. From the giant white oaks, to the hickories, tall beechnuts, hardwood walnuts, slender poplars, nume...

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Student discipline

A chief finding in a report issued last week by the West Virginia Department of Education may not come as a surprise, but it should give Mountain State educators plenty of fodder to think about when it comes to disciplining students.A study by the department’s Office of Research concluded that an increase in discipline referrals raises the likelihood that students will do poorly on standardized tests, particularly those students who are given forms of punishment that take the...

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More layoffs in coal country

ALUM CREEK — After warning in August that hundreds of miners could lose their jobs, Boone County-based Coal River Energy has laid off 130 mine workers. Coal River Energy spokesman James “Skeets” Loving confirmed the layoffs Tuesday.In August, the company warned that 280 mine workers could be out of jobs. Loving said the company laid off 130 employees on Oct. 11, while keeping 94 workers and finding other work for 56 others.The affected mining areas are ...

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Lady Cats to play Motown, South this season

When it comes to scheduling, Coach Kevin Gertz’ Logan High School girls’ basketball team does not back down from anyone.Last season, Logan meandered its way through a difficult schedule and finished 12-8 after falling 67-51 to Huntington in the Class AAA sectional tournament semifinals at Huntington High School.This year’s just-released 2014-15 schedule is just as tough as last year’s although Logan is not slated to face defending Class AA state c...

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