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Logan honored as Purple Heart City

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LOGAN — The City of Logan has been designated the first Purple Heart City in West Virginia and officials were on hand Friday evening to recognize the accomplishment.Third District Congressman Nick Rahall, a Democrat, joined Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti in recognizing members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for their service during the event held at Logan city hall. While the city received the honor some time ago, Rahall said this was the first public ceremony recognizing the distinction.


LCPSD water advisories, updates

The Logan County Public Service District has issued a boil water advisory for customers from Dog Patch to Sarah Ann due to an interruption of water service.Customers are advised to bring their water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and allow it to cool before using. Bottled water is an alternative. Also, use caution while doing laundry.The Logan County PSD has also lifted several boil water advisories that were issued last week: customers of Ridgeview that were noti...

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BOE working hard to correct OEPA findings

The Logan County Board of Education held a special meeting Thurs., July 17, to review updates based on the recent Office of Education Performance Audit’s findings.Director of School Improvement and Technology Integration Lisa Teeters presented the board with a Gantt chart (a tool used to illustrate the start and finish dates of a project) that has been implemented to show progress on each finding. Teeters said the Logan County BOE that directors meet each Monday morning to pr...

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Fill the Bus: helping underprivileged children get school ready

First Baptist Church of McConnell, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola and the Logan County Board of Education have teamed up on a community event to get school supplies for children.According to Greg Copley, supervisor with Coca-Cola, two large bins are at each side of the Logan Wal-Mart so customers can donate supplies. The bins will be set up through August 10 at which point all items received will be loaded onto Coca-Cola trucks and transported to the distribution centers.The BOE wi...

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Madison, Mullens fall at state tourney

CHAPMANVILLE — The Madison All-Stars surely made it interesting.Down 5-0 after three innings, Madison eventually scored a run and tied it in the fourth with four runs but the Morgan County All-Stars plated one run in the top of the sixth inning to walk away with a 6-5 win over Madison on Friday night during the first day of competition at the 11-12-year-old State Little League Tournament at Chapmanville’s Ronnie Ooten Field.Madison (0-1) is scheduled to finis...

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Fall hunting regulations published

The 2014 hunting regulation pamphlets are hot off the press and available at all local license agents. They’re also available online at wvdnr.gov. It’s none too early to pick up your camp, vehicle and home copies or to start planning for fall hunting season.Per usual the bulk of the pamphlet is related to deer hunting regulations with quite a bit less to bear, wild turkey and boar in that order. There is little new and the volume of the deer regulations can at times be ...

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Wileys celebrate 55th anniversary

Boyce and Mae Wiley of Parrish, Fla., celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary recently.The couple met at Harts High School in Harts and were married July 4, l959, at United Baptist Church in Harts.Mr. Wiley is retired from Skyline Corporation in Elkhart, Ind., where he worked for 25 years. Mrs. Wiley is retired from Ross Laboratory in Sturgis, Mich. Since 1989, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley own and operate Sunshine R.V. of Bradenton Inc. They have lived in Sarasota and Manatee Co...

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Bevins-Huff to wed July 26

Ernest and Teresa Bevins are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebekah Noelle, to Jonathan Daniel Huff of Richmond, Ky.Rebekah is the granddaughter of Ernest and Ilene Bevins of McConnell, and the late Frank Osborne and Mae Osborne of Cyclone. She is a 2009 graduate of Logan High School and a 2013 graduate of Alice Lloyd College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.Jonathan is the son of Danny and Lois Huff of Yeaddiss, Ky....

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Shiloh hosts GVMBA session

SHARPLES — On July 11-12, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at Sharples hosted the 100th Annual Session of The Guyan Valley Missionary Baptist Association. During the session approximately 20 individuals were honored for their many years of dedicated and loyal Christian Service.There will also be a Special Appreciation and Recognition Banquet held on November 15, 2014, during which several of the Association’s Elder Saints will be honored. Presently, the 10 churches in t...

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Crossroads Community Church hosts picnic

Crossroads Community Church at Chapmanville hosted a church picnic Sunday, June 15, at Chief Logan State Park.

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You Can Begin Again

Words shape us. When the doctor delivers the baby and announces to the parents, “It’s a girl!” those words begin to shape their lives, and will for the next few decades. When a child hears repeatedly, “You’ll never amount to anything.” it may take a lifetime to get over that.Back in the days of the draft, if you got a letter from the Selective Service of “Greetings!” you knew your life was about to change. What if someone told you, &#...

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Obama’s nonpolluting firefighters

The Obama Administration is asking Congress for more money to fight summer wildfires, especially in the dry West, but perhaps it could start by getting its own agencies off firefighters’ backs. We’re speaking of the Defense Department’s recent and gratuitous fit of environmental consciousness, which has disrupted disaster efforts in peak wildfire season.

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Re: False Teaching

Editor,Does it not really matter what the Bible says? In her column of July 15, Victoria Ball-Perry said, “… our Father knocks on our hearts door. He loves us and He wants us to accept His love and His free gift of salvation.” The Bible says nothing of the kind. Just making up things that people might want to hear is the very epitome of false teaching.

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Joe’s true colors

Editor,Once again Senator Joe Manchin showed his true colors when he recently voted in favor of abortion on demand. Of course his press release couches his efforts in high-sounding euphemistic terms to disguise the truth. I believe the Logan Banner article called it “a vote to invoke cloture”, but it was essentially a vote against individual American freedoms and a vote for abortion on demand. Hollywood Joe has learned well from his mentor and close friend Barack.

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LRMC names new Chief Operating Officer

Logan Regional Medical Center has hired a new, permanent Chief Operating Officer. Brian Springate accepted the job as of July 11, 2014.“Brian brings a vast knowledge from his previous positions and will be able to bring a different perspective to some of the challenges we face. We are glad to have him on board,” Interim CEO Jerry Dooley said.Springate most recently held the position of Chief Nursing Office at Bourbon Hospital in Paris, Ky., a LifePoint Hospit...

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Coal Co. owner arrested for worthless checks

The WVSP made a warranted arrest on Michael Cline, 50 of Chapmanville, who was charged with two counts of writing worthless checks on May 2.On May 2, Cline, who owns Cline Coal Company, paid the victim, Michael Brown, with a payroll check for the amount of $829.81. Cline did not have sufficient funds to cover the check.Senior Trooper T.D. Boggs obtained an audio confession from Cline in which he admitted that he knew there were no funds due to the fact that he had not re...

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CRHS ROTC cadets attend Camp Dawson

CHAPMANVILLE — Cadets from Chapmanville Regional High School’s ROTC program embarked upon a journey to Camp Dawson to represent their high school on June 14, 2014, at the Junior Camp Leadership Challenge. Over the course of the week the students received training in marksmanship, map reading and orienteering, knots and lashings, rappelling and building rope bridges. They also participated in obstacle courses and water survival classes. Each cadet successfully conducted two rappel&...

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More than 1,500 graduates from MU

HUNTINGTON – More than 1,500 students graduated from Marshall University Sat., May 10, in a pair of commencement ceremonies at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington.Among the 1,528 students receiving degrees were 1,039 undergraduates, 426 graduate students and 63 from the School of Medicine.Marshall Registrar Roberta Ferguson said 438 students graduated with honors. Seventy-two graduated summa cum laude (3.85 to 4.0 GPA), 138 graduated magna cum lau...

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