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The historic cemetery in Logan

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“People who die are not buried in a field, they are buried in the heart” — Anonymous.There exists a somewhat forgotten yet historic cemetery in the town of Logan. Located on High Street, it is unintentionally hidden from view and rarely receives visitors. Like the ghostly former home of legendary Logan Sheriff Don Chafin located on Main Street, it stoically awaits the efforts of anyone who cares about its past, and certainly its future. Amazingly, there are those citizens, many living within corporate limits of the town, who do not even know the whereabouts of either, much less the history surrounding them.

 

Logan Co. PSD issues another boil water advisory

A boil water advisory was issued Wed., April 23, by the Logan County Public Service District for Mitchell Heights and Merrill Park due to an interruption of water service that occurred.The company recommends their customers bring water to a boil for one minute and allow it to cool before using it. Bottled water is another alternative. Also, use caution when doing laundry.For more information, contact the Logan County PSD at 304-946-2641

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8th National Drug Take-Back Day to be celebrated in Logan Co.

The 8th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place in Logan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 in the Walmart Parking Lot at Fountain Place Mall at the Sheriff’s Dept. Command TrailerIt is no surprise that West Virginia has the highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. However, what is surprising is the exact statistic: 28.9 per 100,000 people in W Va. are suffering drug overdose fatalities, according to a new report from Trust for America&#...

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Man arrested for armed robbery

Justin Tyler Harvey, 29 of Holden, was charged on April 16 for two counts of armed robbery.Officers from the West Virginia State Police and the Logan County Sheriff Department responded to a call from the Little General Store located at the Fountain Place Mall around 9 p.m. last Wednesday in reference to an armed robbery.A masked male wearing all black allegedly walked in carrying a gun and demanded money from the cashier. She emptied both cash registers (a sum of $626)....

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WVSBDC to hold workshop to benefit entrepreneurs, new businesses

A workshop will be held at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Thursday, May 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to teach Business Fundamentals.The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center training and business coaching program called Three Step Jump Start. The goal of the program is to “help entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSB...

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Sentencing reset for ex-Mingo County prosecutor — again

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Mingo County prosecutor Michael Sparks’ sentencing in a federal corruption case has been rescheduled a third time.Court records show Sparks originally was set to be sentenced Feb. 24. The sentencing was pushed back to March 5 and then reset for Thursday.Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston rescheduled Sparks’ sentencing again. He’s now scheduled to be sentenced June 16 in U.S. District Court in Charle...

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Cold January boosted capacity factor of retiring coal plants

Even with their retirement looming, a cold January — particularly across the coal-heavy Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions — prompted an increased reliance on units slated to retire by the end of 2015, according to an analysis by SNL Energy.A full 81 percent of coal-fired capacity slated to be retired by the end of 2015 produced positive net generation in January, according to the analysis, lining up closely with American Electric Power Co. Inc. CEO Nicholas Ak...

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Area churches host special services

April 21-26Monday-SaturdayHOLDEN — 5&6 Holden Freewill Baptist Church will have Spring Revival services with guest speaker David Cook and special singing nightly at 7 p.m. Pastor Larry LightApril 26SaturdayHARTS — Cole Branch Church will have speaker Jason McCom...

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