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September dove, goose and squirrel seasons approach

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West Virginia’s hunting season kickoff coincides with the Monday (September 1) Labor Day Holiday. And just like clockwork, it’s the regular dove and early goose seasons that get the ball rolling. Right on their heels is the youth squirrel hunt the following Saturday, September 6. The general squirrel season opens a week later, September 13. The earlier arriving squirrel seasons should be catching on better now with each passing year. Nevertheless, these dates are correct so don’t miss out for not knowing!


Caught on the church steps

Candace Hope Ferrell, 28, of Horsepen, was arrested by the West Virginia State Police on August 21 for two charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.On August 21, TFC P.A. Jones was traveling Whitman Creek Road when he allegedly observed Ferrell sitting church steps at the mouth of a hollow. Jones claims he saw Ferrell place something down her pants and therefore made contact with her.

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Tennant choice of mine workers

RACINE — Natalie Tennant is officially the U.S. Senate candidate of the United Mine Workers of America. UMWA officials made the announcement several times Monday afternoon as about 500 gathered for the 76th annual UMWA Labor Day Celebration at Racine.Tennant and her husband, State Senator Erik Wells, were on hand to accept the recognition as Tennant delivered a lengthy address to the crowd gathered on a hot, muggy September afternoon. Tennant, the current Democrat West Virgin...

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Brammer, Noe reach LHS Hall of Fame

Logan High School will enshrine J.D. Brammer and Libby Noe this week into the Logan High School Athletic Hall of Fame.The two inductees will be honored through a series of events.On Thursday, there will be a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Logan Country Club, followed by a golf outing at noon. The cost is $125.00 per team.Then on Thursday, there will be a Hall of Fame dinner as Brammer and Noe will be formally inducted. The dinner will be held at the L...

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State’s unemployment rate fluctuates

Although West Virginia began the year with an unemployment rate below the national average, that number has crept up in recent months.“It’s been bouncing around for the past few months,” said Brian Lego, assistant professor of economic forecasting for West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research.“It started off the year right below 5.9 percent in January and February, but ever since it’s been inching upward a lit...

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AWANA to begin soon

McCONNELL — The AWANA (Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed) Program, taken from II Timothy 2:15 of the New Testament, is a special youth program for three-year olds through sixth graders. The First Baptist Church of McConnell AWANA Club will have a “kick-off” event Mon., Sept. 8, at 6 p.m.AWANA is a national program that enhances the spiritual life of children. AWANA meetings are divided into three 30 minute rotating sessions. During the meeting there is a time for B...

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Laid off miners learn new profession

Over the last couple of years, hundreds of coal miners have been laid off. There are not many jobs left in this industry.That was the problem facing Bill Hammond of Red Jacket, who had worked for Alpha Natural Resources for 23 years. The company has shut down several mines in Appalachia.“I was just not able to find any work,” he related.“The UMWA was giving out grants for retraining miners who were laid off,” Hammond said. “I deci...

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Mine idled after water leakage

Many news outlets have reported that WV 3 Mine, located near Madison Creek and owned by Kentucky Fuels, has been idled due to an “imminent harm cessation” order issued by the Department of Environmental Protection.Reports of black water leaking into a ditch spawned an investigation by the DEP in which they reportedly found that the mine had a pit so full of water that the overflow was being pumped into a sediment ditch.Due to the holiday weekend, no DEP repre...

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RJA gives awards, two local recipients

The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority has honored 33 RJA employees for outstanding conduct during the past year. Several awards recognized employees for conduct years prior to 2014.An August 22 awards ceremony recognized Employees of the Year at each of the 10 regional jails. Medals for Lifesaving were also presented at the event, held at the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety’s Professional Development Center in Glenville.

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Lady Cats’ netters striving for improvement

With five senior returnees and other veteran players the Logan High School girls’ volleyball team hopes to have continued improvement this season.The 2014 volleyball season is scheduled to begin on Wednesday at Man with the Logan County Open as Logan is set to battle with the Chapmanville Regional Lady Tigers and also the Man Lady Billies.

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‘The Obama economy’

Now, ‘the Obama economy’ doesn’t sound like cursingWhen President Obama moved into the White House in 2009, he inherited a financial crisis long in the making. Yet he was expected to quickly fix everything from high unemployment to a troubled stock market. A few years later, as the economy was slowly improving, some politicians warned of an economic nose dive if the president was re-elected.That didn’t happen. And though the economy has made signi...

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Take off your mask and be real

Have you ever had one of those days that life just seems to absolutely beat you down and knock all of the wind out of your sails? Have those days even turned into many days of feeling helpless or hopeless? During those times it is very difficult to put a smile on your face and to pretend that everything in your life is completely and totally perfect. However, so many of us do just that. I am guilty of it. My heart can be broken or I may feel that my world is crumbling around me and I have not...

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No Turkey: USA has to rally to beat Turks in FIBA World Cup

Unlike most first halves of play for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, it was the offense that took a while to get into rhythm Sunday against Turkey in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball tournament in Spain.The teams were tied at 16-16 after one quarter and USA’s shooters had trouble knocking down open looks against the zone defense played by Turkey.The one player on the USA team that had no trouble getting started was the energetic Kenneth Faried wh...

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Common Core finding little support in WV

BRIDGEPORT – “Common Core” is a term on the lips of many educators and state legislators. That was particularly true during recent legislative interim committee meetings in Bridgeport. Basically, the reference is to an educational evaluation program geared toward setting standards for students who are heading to college or to working careers.In fact, more than 200 people attended a presentation on the program by Dr. Sandra Stotsky held at the Courtyard Marriott on...

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Commission meeting successful

The Logan County Commission had a productive meeting Thursday afternoon during their last regular meeting of August.Jack Bailey came forth to recognize two of the county’s summer workers: Kenny Joe Adkins and Ross Osborne. Bailey says the two boys worked extremely hard cleaning up trash and cutting weeds/grass on the island. He says at one point they were using machetes to cut the grass because it was so thick, but they never quit and only took breaks for water.Com...

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Another Logan business broken into

Another Logan area business was broken into this past week.Thieves entered the Dollar General Store on Stratton Street early Thursday morning, but little was reported stolen.According to the complaint, Crit Vance Jr., 39, of Henlawson, attempted to enter the story by breaking through the roof with an axe and sledge hammer. Unsuccessful at the first attempt, Vance allegedly entered an adjacent building through the back entrance and then used the sledge hammer to knock a h...

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Jesus demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit

In Galatians chapter 5, the apostle Paul tells us about the fruits of the Spirit, those traits in the Christian life that get played out in real life with the help of the Spirit of God who lives within us. They are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. Easy list to learn; not always so easy to do.So how are to learn these fruits, and most importantly, to live them? In the interest of time, let me just say that the answer is eas...

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Bugs and fishes for Man Central summer students

Nothing like having a living laboratory right on campus! So it is for Huff Creek, just streamside to Man Central’s K-8 school grounds. The stream is literally teeming with aquatic life from wolf spiders and water snakes to hellgrammites and bass, oh my. With the help of school staff, AmeriCorps volunteers and WVDEP Mining and Reclamation biologists, some 25 students got their feet wet and did some “live” sampling for a day’s outdoor lab class.

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