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The Logan High School Prayer Club, Coca Cola, Wal Mart, and the First Baptist Church of McConnell have teamed up to “fill the bus” with school supplies for local students in need.  The campaign asks for local businesses and citizens to donate either money or school supplies to the cause – acceptable items are notebooks, pencils, folders, crayons and similar items.  Backpacks are discouraged because of school rules which ban certain types of bags.

 

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Witten Sworn In As Circuit Judge In Logan County

Witten Sworn In As Circuit Judge In Logan County

Doug Witten was sworn in at the Logan County Courthouse around 1 p.m. Friday by Judge Eric O’Briant as a room full of county officials looked on.


Legendary Harts Basketball Coach Dies

Legendary Harts Basketball Coach Dies

Family members have posted on the passing of Kyle Garretson, 82, early on Friday. Garretson had been in declining health for a number of years.


Could Be A Black Monday

Could Be A Black Monday

Alpha Natural Resources could file for bankruptcy as early as Monday. The biggest miner of metallurgical coal in the country is in the midst of the worst commodity slump in over a decade.


UMWA Focusing Resources

UMWA Focusing Resources

Delegates attending the UMWA convention Thursday in Las Vegas made decisions to finance battles with bankruptcies, a new contract, and retiree benefits.


Money Movement Minefield

Money Movement Minefield

Arch Coal will launch a court battle against lenders who want to block a debt exchange that would keep the company going while a disastrous drop in coal prices on the world market levels off and rebounds.


Town Hall & Claims Clinic

Town Hall & Claims Clinic

The Huntington VA Medical Center and VA Regional Office will conduct their next quarterly Veterans Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, August 19th from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Recreation Hall of the Word of Life Church at Mud Fork.


Back To Battle

Back To Battle

Two Wyoming County veterans plan to go back to Iraq with a citizen volunteer group called Veterans Against ISIS.


Three On Three For Health

Three On Three For Health

The LEAD Community Organization, American Friends Service Committee, and Step By Step WV will host a three on three basketball tournament along with a health and resource fair to promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.


Conn Still Faces Lawsuits

Conn Still Faces Lawsuits

A federal judge has dismissed most, but not all, claims in a lawsuit that accuses disability lawyer Eric Conn of colluding with a judge to rig Social Security cases.


Coal Production Uptrend

Coal Production Uptrend

It's not good news for the coal industry, but the news is not as bad as it has been.


Taking Out The Trash

Taking Out The Trash

The Logan County Commission is operating the annual Logan County Clean Up over three weekends in August.


Fill Up The Bus

Fill Up The Bus

The campaign asks for local businesses and citizens to donate either money or school supplies to the cause of helping needy children get what they need for school.


Alisha White Charged With Child Neglect

Alisha White Charged With Child Neglect

The mother of the toddler who was found wandering alone on Newport Road in Danville last weekend has been charged in the matter.


MSHA Impact Inspections For June

MSHA Impact Inspections For June

Cliff’s Coronado Coal’s Powellton #1 Mine in Logan County received 9 citations.


Plea Hearing Moved Back Two Days

Plea Hearing Moved Back Two Days

A federal judge in Charleston rescheduled the hearing for ex-Freedom Industries President Gary Southern to Aug. 19. It originally had been set for Aug. 17.


Concerns Of Decorum

Concerns Of Decorum

A construction worker in McDowell County was fired after he was caught on a mobile phone video engaging in a sex act with a woman in the City of Welch parking garage.


A Matter Of Grave Importance

A Matter Of Grave Importance

Wyoming County residents have lodged complaints about the care and maintenance of family grave sites at the Palm Memorial Garden in Matheny.


Jenkins Looks To "REIN" In Rules and Regulations

Jenkins Looks To "REIN" In Rules and Regulations

3rd District Congressman U.S. Evan Jenkins co-sponsored a bill that would require an up and down vote in Congress for any federal rule or regulation with an economic impact of more that $100 million dollars.


Tax Relief and Top 40 Honor

Tax Relief and Top 40 Honor

Delegate Justin Marcum has proposed a tax credit for the middle class. If the bill passes, anyone making under $75,000.00 a year will get a tax credit equal to a three percent deduction. Marcum was also named to the Top 40 under 40 by the NTLA.


Training And Networking

Training And Networking

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center will conduct a small business workshop in Logan County.


Bigger Loss Than Expected

Bigger Loss Than Expected

Consol Energy reported a bigger second-quarter loss as weak coal sales dragged revenue lower and exploration costs increased.


Lawsuit Over Alleged Sex Abuse

Lawsuit Over Alleged Sex Abuse

A mother and son have filed a lawsuit against the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia and former employee, Sheila Evans of Delbarton. They claim Evans engaged in a sexual relationship with the son when he was in the care of the June Montgomery Harless Center Home in Holden.


Coal Drop Means Rail Shipment Drop

Coal Drop Means Rail Shipment Drop

Norfolk Southern’s 23 percent drop in second-quarter profit follows the same story line as other railroads seeing a sharp decline in coal shipments.


Economic Development Stumbles

Economic Development Stumbles

A slumping coal industry has put the Coalfields Expressway project in southern West Virginia on hold.


Money To Fight Opiod Abuse

Money To Fight Opiod Abuse

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will award up to $11 million a year for 11 states for medication-assisted treatment, with a focus on addressing opioid use.


New Mayor For Kermit

New Mayor For Kermit

Longtime Kermit Mayor Johnny Linville has stepped down, but will remain on the town council. Councilman Charles Sparks was appointed to serve as Mayor until the next election.


Hello World, Here Comes Claraby Rose

Hello World, Here Comes Claraby Rose

Logan County author and community activist Cora Hairston has released a new book. It is the sequel to ‘Faces Behind The Dust".


ATV/UTV Poker Run During Logan County Arts & Crafts Fair

ATV/UTV Poker Run During Logan County Arts & Crafts Fair

There will be an ATV/UTV Poker Run on Saturday, August 8th.


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LRCC Hosts Cancer Survivors' Day

LRCC Hosts Cancer Survivors' Day

Logan Regional Cancer Center will host a celebration for Cancer Survivors’ Day on Saturday, August 15th.


1 In 4 WV Children Live In Poverty

1 In 4 WV Children Live In Poverty

The annual KIDS Count report says the number of children living in poverty grew from 87,000 in 2008 to 100,000 in 2013, an increase of nearly 15 percent.


Billion Dollar Goal In Sight

Billion Dollar Goal In Sight

The West Virginia University Foundation reportsthat the campaign had raised $898 million as of June 30th. That is nearly 90 percent of the ultimate target of the fund drive, called "A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia's University."


Constituent Services

Constituent Services

Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins will provide mobile office hours in the coalfield counties through August.


Electronic Game Checks, Extended Bear Season

Electronic Game Checks, Extended Bear Season

The 2015-16 edition of the hunting and trapping summary of regulations in West Virginia is now available.


Road Work... And Then Some More Road Work

Road Work... And Then Some More Road Work

The West Virginia Division of Highways remains in constant high gear as they battle through repairing flood damaged roads.


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