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WM wreck leaves a mess

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MT. GAY — A two car accident in Mount Gay early Wednesday resulted in a huge mess but no injuries.A Waste Management truck was reportedly stopped in Mt. Gay before the intersection located at Suddenlink Communications when it was t-boned by a small, red car. When emergency responders arrived to the scene, they said it looked like a pretty bad wreck. Luckily, one of the City of Logan Firefighters reported, no one sustained any major injuries in the wreck. However, one person was reportedly transported to a local hospital.Traffic in Mt. Gay was blocked in both directions for close to an hour after the wreck.The accident is under invesitgation by local law enforcement.


Alpha sends notices to 1,100 W.Va. employees

Alpha Natural Resources have notified employees of eight operating affiliates in West Virginia that they are subject to being idled due to sustained weak market conditions and government regulations that have challenged the entire Central Appalachian mining industry.In accordance with requirements of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, notice has been given today to approximately 1,100 employees at 11 Alpha affiliated surface mines in West Virginia, as wel...

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W.Va. fights for coal

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined West Virginia miners, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and others Wednesday for a Rally to Support American Energy. The rally was held in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing for the proposed Clean Power Plan rule scheduled in Pittsburgh Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1.Two busses transported locals to the rally as well. Those in attendance included: Logan Mayor Serafi...

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Local legislators support grant to purchase helmets

During last week’s Logan County Commission meeting, the commission moved to act as the fiscal agent to award a $1,000 Governor’s Community Participation Grant to the Adult 4-H association to help buy ATV helmets for children who attend the county 4-H programs. The grant was sponsored by Delegates Rupie Phillips and Ted Tomblin.West Virginia University Extension Agent Jeremy Farley addressed the commission concerning the grant, speaking of his appreciation for the suppor...

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Hatfield removed from ballot; won’t be replaced

CHARLESTON - Gone but clearly not forgotten.That appeared to be the status of “Big Jim” Hatfield’s bid for Mingo County Commissioner on Wednesday. The state election commission, meeting at the state Capitol, effectively decided Hatfield is off the November ballot for county commission. They will not, however, allow the Mingo Democrat Executive Committee to name a replacement candidate.This week, Hatfield announced he was withdrawing as a commission cand...

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The Chafin name in the making of Logan Co.

While recently looking over a list of seventy-two names of those buried in the “City Cemetery” on High Street in Logan, I came across those of four people whose last name was Chafin, their final resting places being on the hill that has long provided a lasting view of the bending Guyandotte River. Whether the reader knows it or not, the name of Chafin has played enormous roles in the making of both Logan and Mingo counties. Allow me to share what I think is some interesting inform...

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West All-Stars a blend of talent

Just like the Hatfield-McCoy Bowl the last couple of years, the inaugural East-West All-Star Classic will feature players from the Kanawha Valley.West All-Star coach Gary Mullins of Logan High School has brought in 11 players from Charleston way to play for his team in this year’s clash with the East on Saturday night at Mingo Central’s Buck Harless Stadium.The roster is full of talent from the Valley, dotted by names such as lineman James Walton of Capital H...

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It could be the Wild, Wild West Show on Saturday

Whenever an all-star game is played the fans hope to see a good show.It doesn’t matter what level it is — high school, college or the pros.One of the main goals is to achieve maximum entertainment value for the fans.Gary Mullins said he hopes his West All-Stars can fullfill those obligations on Saturday night at Mingo Central High School’s Buck Harless Stadium when the first-ever East-West All-Star Classic is played.Often times it&...

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Minnick commits to Division I Campbell

Z. Minnick has apparently found a new home.And that’s Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.Minnick, a Class AAA all-state catcher with the Logan High School baseball team, committed to the Division I school just recently, according to his dad, Al Minnick.Campbell, a member of the Big South Conference, has a rich baseball tradition. The Camels’ baseball program has had 40-win seasons the last two years and is a top 50 collegiate team in the natio...

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Ex-Lady Cat Tothe signs with Concord

After the 2013 Class AAA state championship girls’ basketball game Logan High School’s Hannah Tothe thought her basketball career was over.She had risen from a 4-18 freshman campaign to state runner-up her senior season.After spending last season as one of Kevin Gertz’s assistant coaches on the LHS staff, she will now be taking her basketball talents to Division II Concord University to play for Coach Kenny Osborne.“After the state titl...

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Commission to host annual Clean Up

It’s that time of year again, Logan County. Time to clean out the old and make room for the new… or at least clean out the old.The Logan County Commission will conduct its annual Logan County cleanup throughout the county in August: starting in Man then traveling to Chapmanville and Logan.The cleanup will begin in Man running August 7-9 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the old Man Hospital location.The cleanup travels to Chapmanville the next weekend...

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Putin’s penchant for ignoring and fabricating the truth

Russian President Vladimir Putin would have the world believe the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was just a casualty of war, which only occurred because Ukrainian forces had launched military operations in that area.Putin’s penchant for ignoring and fabricating the truth apparently knows no bounds.In fact, the overwhelming evidence collected since when 298 passengers and crew aboard that airliner perished near the Russia-Ukraine border points to a sophistic...

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Free sports physicals at LRMC

Free sports physicals for student athletes will be given at Logan Regional Medical Center Friday, Aug. 1.Students must obtain a form from their area school. That form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian before the physical can be given.Physicals will be given between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Education Building located just past Doctor’s Park at LRMC. No appointment needs to be scheduled.Any student who plans on playing a sport in the upc...

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Spiritually reuniting Logan’s pioneer couple

A Logan Banner story which appeared April 23 of this year concerning the historic cemetery located on High Street in Logan featured the gravesite of one of the town’s earliest citizens who was brutally murdered by two of her own slaves in 1847 when the small village was known as Lawnsville. Logan County itself had only been created 23 years earlier and its boundaries extended much farther than today.

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LHS… there’s an app for that

Logan High School has debuted a new Logan High School app for both Apple and Android users. The app is made possible through a new partnership with SchoolInfoApp, LLC. The app enables parents, students, alumni, faculty and staff to quickly access all of the ‘who, what, when and where’ for Logan High School.

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West All-Stars loaded with talent, speed

Heading into this weekend’s inaugural East-West All-Star classic, Gary Mullins said he feels like he’s put together a pretty solid football team.Mullins, the head coach at Logan High School, has been picked to coach the West All-Stars in Saturday night’s clash with the East.The game is scheduled to kick off on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Mingo Central’s Buck Harless Stadium.The all-star contest replaces the Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl, which p...

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County players unite for East-West Classic

Despite all of the hyped rivalries between the Logan County schools many of the football players at Logan, Man and Chapmanville are good friends.For the last 18 years there was only one time a year they could join forces and finally play on the same team — the annual Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl.But now that the Senior Bowl has gone away, Logan County gridders are able to team up in another entity — the East-West All-Star Classic.This year’s in...

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Servivors wrap up successful summer tennis program

For most middle school and high school students the summer months are a time for relaxation and spending a lot of time at the pool.But for a group of area tennis players, they have been hard at work.They have been on the hardcourts.Just recently, the West Virginia Servivors’ summer tennis team competed in the Ohio Valley District Championships in Wilmington, Ohio, in an event that attracted more than 20 teams from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, ...

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