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CABELL COUNTY, W.VA. (WSAZ) -- The man accused of shooting and killing the Mingo County Sheriff back in 2013 may stand trial. Judge Paul Farrell made a preliminary ruling Thursday that Tennis Maynard is now competent to stand trial. The ruling comes after a recommendation from doctors at Sharpe ...
On Wednesday afternoon, Mingo County Schools announced that they would be closed Thursday, March 1. Gilmer County made the same announcement later. Wirt County Schools have announced that they will be on a two-hour delay Thursday. Union leaders are said to be continuing meetings with the ...

The man accused of killing Mingo County's sheriff in 2013 will have a hearing in court this week to consider if he's now competent to go to trial for the slaying. The hearing for Tennis Melvin Maynard is set for Thursday morning in Huntington, where Cabell Circuit Judge Paul Farrell will address the issue of ...
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Four people are facing charges after deputies served a warrant at a home in Williamson. Mingo County Deputies say on Thursday they worked with the US Drug Task Force, Williamson Police and West Virginia State Police to serve a warrant on Devonna Thorn at her ...
WILLIAMSON - Students will make up two days missed in anticipation of a statewide teacher's strike Thursday and Friday, Mingo County Superintendent Don Spence said. All Mingo County schools will be closed those days and made up with an "out of calendar" day, Spence said in a news release. Spence ...
NORTH MATEWAN — Law enforcement officers in Mingo County made five arrests while serving a warrant in North Matewan. Officers from the Mingo County Sheriff's Office, U.S. 119 Drug Task Force and the West Virginia State Police arrested Josh McKissick and Jimmy Lawrence of Cleveland, Ohio and ...

WILLIAMSON - Mingo County Schools will conduct Head Start transition/kindergarten orientation during the month of March. The purpose of the orientation is to provide the new students and their parents the opportunity to become familiar with their school. Speech, hearing and vision screenings will take ...
At Wednesday's meeting, Mingo County Commission President Diann Hannah and County Commissioner Greg “Hootie” Smith both said they'd be interested in auctioning off the old Williamson Middle School building, which currently houses Ambassador Christian Academy, aligning them with fellow ...
In Mingo County, an out of calendar day will be used to make up the cancellation. Wyoming County Schools are also closed Friday due to an impending work stoppage. And while Kanawha County schools are set to be on a normal schedule Friday, teachers at several schools are planning a "walk-in" ...
While I've yet to hear of anybody reporting an illness as a result of drinking the water that comes from Mingo County's "Pool of Bethesda," no one seemed to know who placed the memorial stone at the location, or why. After the first story was printed in regard to the "watering hole," I received a telephone call ...
While I've yet to hear of anybody reporting an illness as a result of drinking the water that comes from Mingo County's "Pool of Bethesda," no one seemed to know who placed the memorial stone at the location, or why. After the first story was printed in regard to the "watering hole," I received a telephone call ...
WILLIAMSON - Mingo County Schools will conduct Head Start transition/kindergarten orientation during the month of March. The purpose of the orientation is to provide the new students and their parents the opportunity to become familiar with their school. Speech, hearing and vision screenings will take ...
At Wednesday's meeting, Mingo County Commission President Diann Hannah and County Commissioner Greg “Hootie” Smith both said they'd be interested in auctioning off the old Williamson Middle School building, which currently houses Ambassador Christian Academy, aligning them with fellow ...
Brandon Wolford, a special education teacher at Lenore PreK-8, said more than 100 teachers, aids, staff and other personnel from Mingo County attended the rally at the capitol with him. Wolford said a majority of the county's employees are in favor of the rally and many wanted to voice their displeasure to ...
In Mingo County, an out of calendar day will be used to make up the cancellation. Wyoming County Schools are also closed Friday due to an impending work stoppage. And while Kanawha County schools are set to be on a normal schedule Friday, teachers at several schools are planning a "walk-in" ...
Supporters of Mingo County teachers and staff held a rally Tuesday at the courthouse in Williamson. They are opposing proposed changes to health insurance benefits and a lack of raises. Teachers are also planning a one-day walkout sometime next week to voice their displeasure.
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Another illegal dumping ground has been found by deputies in Mingo County this week. Mingo County Sheriff's deputies posted photos on their Facebook page on Wednesday. The illegal trash sites were found in the Dingess area on top of Barker Mountain.

SOUTH WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Executive Committee met Tuesday evening and unanimously voted to select long time Williamson District Democrat Helen Childers as a member of the committee. Childers, who also serves as President of the Mingo Lady Democrats, will take the seat of the ...
WILLIAMSON - A Mingo County grand jury returned indictments against 28 people on Friday, including a Delbarton woman accused of trying to slit a man's throat with a knife. Tiffany Dawn Ooten, 31, is facing indictments of first-degree robbery and attempted murder. At about 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, police said ...
WILLIAMSON - The pastor associated with the Ambassador Christian Academy said he believes the school is within its legal right after a national organization raised questions about a deal made with Mingo County for financial support. Mitchell Bias, pastor of the Regional Church of God in Delbarton, said ...
Create an intermediate appellate court (WV is 1 of only 9 states that do not have one). Legislation that takes a comprehensive approach to the drug epidemic. Regional jail issues, including pay raises for corrections officers. Cost of living pay increase for all state employees. Sexual assault survivor ...
In Logan County, the rate rose from 6.5 percent in October to 7.5 percent in November, but that was lower than the 8.1 percent posted in November 2016. Mingo County had a similar increase with the rate up from 8.0 percent in October to 8.8 percent in November, and Boone County was up from 5.1 to 5.8.
WILLIAMSON - Two Mingo County commissioners continued to defend the county's support of the Ambassador Christian Academy on Tuesday, overlooking a call to cut ties with the private school for possible violation of the separation of church and state. A third commissioner was out-voted when it came ...
A number of years ago, Mingo County resident and teacher, Laura Bobbera, saw promise in a young student and took special interest in his growth and development as a musician. Bobbera had studied violin through college, and though she taught Spanish at Mingo Central for many years, she used her ...
WILLIAMSON - A national atheist organization is demanding the Mingo County Commission stop all financial support to the Ambassador Christian Academy and rescind its lease agreement immediately. The Freedom from Religion Foundation sent a letter on Friday addressed to the commission, alleging ...
In Mingo County, the rate rose from 8.0 percent in October to 8.8 percent in November, but that was lower than the 10.4 percent posted in November 2016. Logan County had a similar increase with the rate up from 6.5 percent in October to 7.5 percent in November, and Boone County was up from 5.1 to 5.8.
WILLIAMSON - Two Mingo County commissioners reached an impasse on paying utilities to the former Williamson High School's gym and cafeteria on Thursday, disagreeing with its use by the Ambassador Christian Academy. The ongoing matter presses a sore thumb for the county, in which ...
The Mingo County Adult Learning Center will begin enrollment for spring semester on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The center offers preparation for the High School Equivalency Diploma (TASC) test and the readiness test (TRA) which must be passed prior to taking the TASC, transition to post-secondary, as well as ...
Mingo County did not return from the Christmas break until Thursday. School officials decided to have a two-hour delay today, Jan. 4, for students. Mingo will be on Code Yellow - which means students report to school two hours later. Principals, custodians, and Central Office personnel will report to their ...
The goal remains to keep operating in Mingo County, he said, instead of areas where the renewable energy market has flourished. ... Hicks said he wants to use the skills of laid-off coal miners to bring a new kind of industry to the area and make Mingo County a leader in renewable energy within the state.
The goal remains to keep operating in Mingo County, he said, instead of areas where the renewable energy market has flourished. "This would be good for our community, but if we have to go out west, the opportunity is gone," he said. The truck, dubbed the Community Emergency Response Team, uses ...
WorkForce West Virginia says Jefferson County's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 3 percent was the lowest in the state, followed by Doddridge, Monongalia and Pendleton counties at 3.4 percent apiece. Calhoun County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.5 percent. Mingo County was ...
(WSAZ) -- Telephone company technicians will be hard at work in Mingo County Tuesday morning, making repairs in areas targeted in a recent rash of copper ... company says the problem has surfaced over the past two weeks in particular, near the area of Matewan, Delbarton and Varney in Mingo County.
WILLIAMSON - A Williamson man was arrested after police said he caused injuries to a man's face during an altercation. He was among two others arrested by Mingo County law enforcement the past few weeks. Damien Angel Bagut, 38, is facing a malicious wounding charge in a Dec. 20 altercation ...
MINGO COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- A 22-year-old Ohio man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday, December 19 for his role in the murder of a former coal executive in West Virginia. Anthony Arriaga was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of conspiracy after the ...
WILLIAMSON - A Delbarton pastor said the Mingo County Commission approached him about creating a private Christian school inside the former Williamson Middle School and agreed to financially support it for three years. One Mingo County commissioner has called into question this deal - raising ...
20, 2017, deputies with the Mingo County Sheriff's Office went to Brewer's house to investigate a report that he had purchased a stolen gun. During an interview with law enforcement, Brewer admitted that he bought the gun, an F.I.E., Model E15, .22 caliber revolver. He further admitted that he knew he was ...
WILLIAMSON - No one was injured when a Mingo County school bus slid off the roadway Tuesday and collided with a fence, Superintendent Don Spence said. The bus had just left Mingo Central High School before dismissal with two students on board. It was coming down a hill in Taylorville when it slid ...
WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Adult Learning Center will begin enrollment for spring semester on Wednesday January 3. The center offers preparation for the High School Equivalency Diploma (TASC) test and the readiness test (TRA) which must be passed prior to taking the TASC, transition to ...
Mingo County Prosecutor Duke Jewell played five recordings Fitzpatrick allegedly made after he was arrested in Kenton County, Kentucky on an unrelated drug charge. Susan Van Zant, Fitzpatrick's attorney, fought fiercely to have the calls barred from the trial. She objected to the recordings several times, ...
NORTH MATEWAN — Law enforcement officers in Mingo County made five arrests while serving a warrant in North Matewan. Officers from the Mingo County Sheriff's Office, U.S. 119 Drug Task Force and the West Virginia State Police arrested Josh McKissick and Jimmy Lawrence of Cleveland, Ohio and ...
WILLIAMSON - Students will make up two days missed in anticipation of a statewide teacher's strike Thursday and Friday, Mingo County Superintendent Don Spence said. All Mingo County schools will be closed those days and made up with an "out of calendar" day, Spence said in a news release. Spence ...
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Four people are facing charges after deputies served a warrant at a home in Williamson. Mingo County Deputies say on Thursday they worked with the US Drug Task Force, Williamson Police and West Virginia State Police to serve a warrant on Devonna Thorn at her ...
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two businesses is Mingo County have received a violation notice concerning illegal dumping issues. The Mingo County Sheriff's Department said in a post that they worked with the West Virginia Natural Resource Police on the case after receiving several complaints from ...
Teachers and staff at Mingo County schools met at First Presbyterian Church in Williamson on Monday to discuss a planned one-day walkout over proposed ... Teachers won't show up for work that day and instead will attend planned rallies at the state Capitol or at the Mingo County Courthouse, he said.
WILLIAMSON - Candidates are locked in and elections season has officially kicked off in Mingo County. Democrat incumbent Diann Hannah of Delbarton of the Mingo County Commission is challenged by Democrat Little Ben Justice of Delbarton. For the nonpartisan Mingo Board of Education seats, ...
East Williamson Baptist Church Grief Support Group plans to meet monthly the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Anyone is welcome to attend. Call the church at 304-235-3740 or contact Susan Baisden at 304-235-3390. The Mingo County Adult Learning Center ...
WILLIAMSON - For 20 years now the Mingo County Deputy Sheriff's Association has gathered donations for the Shop With a Cop program at Christmas. The first year was 1997 and the officers took 39 kids shopping and they were able to spend $75 each. This year the deputies had about 100 kids and they ...
Bloom accepted Green's guilty pleas to the charges after some back-and-forth about how proceedings in Kanawha Circuit Court could affect proceedings for criminal charges against Green in Mingo County. Green was accused of forcing another man to drive in a police chase that started in Kanawha ...
WILLIAMSON - A Delbarton pastor said the Mingo County Commission approached him about creating a private Christian school inside the former Williamson Middle School and agreed to financially support it for three years. One Mingo County commissioner has called into question this deal - raising ...


 

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