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Funding for Mingo water project

Congressman Nick Rahall announced Friday nearly $2 million in USDA Rural Development funding for Phase II of the Ben Creek water project in Mingo County.USDA Rural Development will provide a $985,800 grant and a $1 million low-interest loan to extend public water service along Ben Creek and in the Stafford Magisterial District of Mingo County. This funding comes on top of previous USDA funding Rahall had announced for the project last year, and will bring higher quality water to ap...

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Rogers on ballot for House 24

CHARLESTON — An additional name will appear on the November 4 ballot for House of Delegates from District 24, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office.Larry E. Rogers presented his credentials in time to qualify as an independent in the race for the two seats representing the district which includes Logan County. Currently, Democrats Ted Tomblin and Rupie Phillips are the delegates from the district.Tomblin lost to former Delegate Ralph Rodi...

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CFC, UFC announce plans for merger

Two major coal organizations have recently announced that they will be merging together in the war against coal. For that reason, United for Coal is now part of Citizens for Coal.The two organizations announced August 16 that United for Coal will be rolled into Citizens of Coal. UFC president Allen Gibson is stepping down with CFC President Roger Horton maintaining the leadership role of CFC.In a letter to the editor, Horton explained the decision more in depth.

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Health Fair, Chilifest set for August 22-23 in Hamlin

HAMLIN — The 2014 Heat’n The Hills Chilifest, featuring free music, food, family fun, fireworks and more will take place on the grounds of Lincoln Primary Care, 7400 Lynn Ave in Hamlin, Sat. Aug. 23. Proceeds benefit Lincoln Primary Care Center’s Senior Lunch Program. Each weekday, the program feeds over 120 local area seniors. This year’s entertainment is headlined by multi-platinum recording artists The Georgia Satellites.

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Boil water advisories lifted

A boil water advisory has been lifted for all water customers on the Chapmanville Water system and Logan County Public Service District customers at Sunset Court, Hidden Valley, Crawley Creek and Ridgeview. For more information, contact the Chapmanville Water Department at 304-855-3227 or the Logan County PSD at 304-946-2641.

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Man arrested for meth lab at Mill Creek

A Chapmanville man was booked on Aug. 10 for a variety of charges, including operating a meth lab.According to the complaint, West Virginia State Troopers R.E. Stowers and M.J. Miller traveled to a residence on Mill Creek in an attempt to serve a felony warrant that had been issued on March 18 on William Kenneth Burgess, 36, of Chapmanville.Officers were advised by the owner of the residence, Stephanie Burgess, that Burgess was inside and hidden in the attic. Burgess did...

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Ginseng season kicks off Sept. 1

Ginseng digging or sangin,’ as it’s called in these parts, is one of the richest of America’s Appalachian traditions.Perhaps the most famed medicinal plant in the history of the world; the local hills remain some of the finest haunts for the treasured herb. None other than George Washington himself dug for the white carrot-like roots. So what’s the story for this year’s September 1 digging season kickoff?In short, there should be some renewe...

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Gibson-Duty to wed Aug. 23

Danny and Reatha Gibson are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna “Pinky” Gibson of Cyclone, to Mark Steven Duty of Davin, the son of Melissa Cyfers of Robinette and Mark Duty of Lavallette.

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Justice turns around Concord program

ATHENS — Gilbert native Garin Justice has literally turned the football program around at Concord University.Justice enters his fourth year as Concord’s head football coach in 2014. He was named the 18th Mountain Lion head coach back in January of 2011.Since being hired by Concord, Justice has led the rejuvenation of a football program that had went 0-11 as recently as 2008. Over his three year reign as head coach, Justice has compiled a record of 22-11 (.667...

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West Logan still troubled by street slippage

WEST LOGAN — People in the town of West Logan are still concerned about a major slippage on Third Avenue that is affecting both ends of the street.“The situation appears to be getting worse every time it rains,” West Logan Police Chief Robert Ward told town councilmembers Monday evening. “The far end where it dead ends is lowered on the end towards the hill,” he added.

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How do I start?

What does it mean to make disciples for Christ, that’s a good question? In using the word making disciples, we are actually taking some of the credit away from God. It is God that forms us and makes us into what he needs for his church and for his beloved people.We the church don’t actually make disciples, but we do nurture people into a growing relationship that strengthens faith, participation, an outward and inwardness love that is shown to our fellow brothers and si...

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First Whitman reunion held Aug. 9

The first Whitman community reunion was held Aug. 9, 2014, at Chief Logan State Park. The event brought together friends and neighbors that grew up in the area.Hosts were Jack and Loretta Sperry, Darrell and Sherri Sperry and Gabe and Louise Huckeby Evans.The rain did not dampen the spirits of those attending since some of them had not seen each other in 50 years. Needless to say, there were lots of hugs and reminiscing. Along with those still living in West Virginia, ma...

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Robinson celebrates 98th birthday

Ola Mae Bryant Sharp Allen Robinson was honored for her 98th birthday with a party/cookout on Sat., July 26, 2014, at her home in Kistler. She was surrounded by her many family and friends who celebrate with a cookout yearly in her honor.Ola Mae was born July 31, 1916 in Africa. According to her memory, she traveled by boat with her mother, Mattie Bryant, and aunts, Bessie Mae and Stella, from Africa to Florida and then on to Cairo, Ga. She then recalls traveling by train with her ...

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Re: The Ed Show

Editor,This is an open letter to Mr. Ed Shultz, in care of The Ed Show at MSNBC. Mr. Shultz, if you are looking for a story that has the potential of changing the country for the better, this is it. To put it as simple as possible, the Republican Party is puffing Christians under the Old Covenant Law of Moses, just like the Pharisees attempted to do during biblical days. The apostles and disciples stopped the Pharisees, but who is there to stop the republicans, when the leaders of ...

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Obama was on to something with the fist bump

The origin of the fist bump as a greeting is uncertain, although it has been around for a long time and seems to have evolved from sports. But it wasn’t until Barack Obama went on stage in St. Paul, Minnesota, in June 2008 to clinch his party’s presidential nomination and fist-bumped Michele Obama that the gesture entered the national consciousness.The Washington Post called it “the fist bump heard ‘round the world.” It may have been heard ‘round...

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11th Annual CF Rock-A-Thon set

The 11th annual “Rock-A-Thon” fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is scheduled for Sat., Aug. 30, outside at Logan WalMart. The event is to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to aid in new drug discovery technologies through research and ultimately find cure.When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, because of contributions from people and organizati...

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FCA meets for Spring Rally

McCONNELL — The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) of Logan High School met for the Annual Spring Rally on Sun., April 27, at First Baptist Church of McConnell.Spring sports athletes from the girls’ softball programs, bowling leagues, Coalfield Soccer Teams, Lady Wildcats, weight-lighting team, area Cal Ripken Baseball, Logan Middle School Timberwolves Baseball and Softball, Logan High Wildcat Baseball, and Logan High School Tennis Team were represented at the event...

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