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Attorney: Murder parolee won’t return
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Free on parole after serving 20 years for killing an acquaintance and attempting to kill another in 1992, Jamie Michael Hall is now seeking to be released from supervised probation. A Jan. 28 hearing on the motion, filed Jan. 7 by Hall attorney Anthony Collins, was delayed pending receipt ...
Local maple syrup projects advance
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITESBURG, KY. — The sweet aroma of a wood-burning fire filled the small sugar shack behind Letcher County’s Cooperative Extension office last Friday. As the fire intensified, filling the small shed with smoke, about 120 gallons of maple sap collected in Wise County began cooking down into syrup. Wise County Cooperative Extension office’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Phil Meeks and members of the High Knob Virginia Master Naturalists Chapter collected about half of this sap from taps installed at the Powell River Project, and the group spent the bitter cold day observing its fir...
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Union’s Deahl advances to regional tournament with subregion win
by LLOYD COMBS • SPORTS WRITER
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
GRUNDY — Step one in Mark Deahl's final quest for a state title is in the books. Next up for the Union senior and other area wrestlers is the Region 2A West tournament after seeds were set in the 2...
Eastside’s Sexton, Burton’s Shortt take sectional wins
by ELIZA EVANS • SPORTS WRITER
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Patrick Henry placed four wrestlers atop the podium on its way to claiming the 1A West Southern Sectional title. “We felt pretty confident coming in. We’ve had a pretty good season altoge...
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Inn manager disputes tax assessment
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The management company running The Inn at Wise is seeking a refund of nearly $30,000 in taxes it says were wrongly assessed and collected by Wise County. Guest Services Management, which leased the...
Trail ATV proposal withdrawn
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
A Kentucky proposal that would open parts of the Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail to motorized vehicles elicited strong opposition last week from area trail groups and individuals before it was wit...
City to seek line of credit
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Sometimes the timing of income that comes to city government means that the money coming in doesn’t match the size of the bills to be paid. That’s why city council on Feb. 2 authorized sta...
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