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Mine layoff lawsuits settled: Plaintiffs awarded a total of $1.37 million
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Roughly 155 laid-off coal miners will receive individual settlements ranging from an average of $2,080 to an average of $8,145 from lawsuits claiming their employer did not follow federal requirements before terminating them. Attorneys for the miners announced in a Monday press release that a tot...
Man sentenced to 45 years for sex crimes
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor's note: The Coalfield Progress does not publish information that could identify the victim of a sexual crime. A 52-year-old Pound man will spend 45 years in prison for child sex crimes. Jimmy D. Mullins already had pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced Friday in Wise County Circuit Court to 65 years, with 20 of those suspended. Mullins was charged with one count of object sexual penetration of a child less than 13, punishable by life in prison; one count of producing child pornography with a child between ages 7 and 15, punishable by up to 30 years; and one count of possess...
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Yates’ single gives Cavs win in series finale
by COY BAYS • Sports Writer
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Freshman Brett Yates delivered the winning hit and junior Ty Lighton proved to be a jack of all trades Saturday as UVa-Wise ended Glenville State’s nine-game baseball winning streak with a 1...
Big innings lead Spartans to victory over Burton
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — The Eastside Spartans played their kind of game Thursday to pick up a key Cumberland Conference baseball win. Eastside (5-1, 3-0) strung together six hits and took advantage of three J.I....
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Stunning sunset
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Vehicles speed across the U.S. 23 Powell Valley bridge as sunset brings a soft glow to the clouds. The region has enjoyed several dramatic sunsets recently after storms cleared away.
Coeburn may face tax, fee increases
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — The town needs to raise taxes along with water, sewer and trash collection fees to pay its bills and slowly rebuild a funding reserve, according to Town Manager Drew Mullins. Mullins pres...
Norton schools studying pre-K program changes
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Change is coming to eligibility for early childhood education and city schools want to be not just prepared but ahead. Statewide, schools got a one-year waiver to stricter requirements tha...
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Progress wins writing best in show, other awards
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Coalfield Progress Editor and Publisher Jenay Tate has received the Virginia Press Association’s 2014 statewide best-in-show writing award for non-daily newspapers. The newspaper received a total o...
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