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Gathering for retiring judge Zakaib
KENNY KEMP | Gazette
Gathering for retiring judge Zakaib

Gathering for retiring judge Zakaib
Gathering for retiring judge Zakaib

Bulletin Board: Aug. 30, 2014

Coin club meeting

Kanawha Valley Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the South Charleston Library. For information, visit or call 304-562-6917 or 304-727-4062.

Caregiver support

Quarry Manor Assisted...

Things to do Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014


BETH AND ALASHA: 7 p.m. Free. Classical Gypsy jazz. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

CHRIS HALE AND COMPANY: 9 p.m. Free. Bruno’s, 222 Leon Sullivan Way. Call 304-720-7295.

MARK CHAPMAN: 7 p.m....

Beckley man pleads guilty in Kareem Hunter murder

Deveron Patterson cried while telling a judge about killing Kareem Hunter last year.

“We beat up Kareem ... duct-taped him, put him in the trunk and carried him up to Beckley,” Patterson said, with his head down.


FlipSide seeking teen writers
FlipSide seeking teen writers

FlipSide is looking for correspondents, so if you’re 12 to 19 years old and like to write, take photos and/or create illustrations, here’s your chance to show your stuff — and get paid for it!

Send an email to...


Because of a reporter’s error, some information in a Friday Gazette story was attributed to the wrong Department of Environmental Protection official. Patty Hickman, interim chief of DEP’s Division of Land Restoration, said that there...

Freedom eyes DEP’s voluntary cleanup program

Freedom Industries is considering trying to enter West Virginia’s voluntary industrial site remediation program to help ease the cleanup of its Elk River facility, where a chemical leak in January contaminated the drinking-water supply for...

Trial means Plants’ right to see kids taken away again

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants’ visitation rights with his two sons have been temporarily taken away again by a family court judge, because Plants decided to go to trial on two misdemeanor charges against him.


W.Va. center gets disability education grant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A center that helps educate West Virginia parents of children with disabilities is getting a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Rep. David McKinley announced the grant to West Virginia Parent...

190 citations issued during MSHA mine inspections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Federal impact inspections at U.S. mine operations in July resulted in 190 citations and eight orders.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration conducted the inspections at 15 coal mines and three other mines....

State urges safe sleep habits for babies

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is placing a special emphasis on keeping babies safe while sleeping.

Tomblin and first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin have proclaimed September as “Infant Safe Sleep Month” as part...

No to EPA, no to budget deficits, say congressional candidates
No to EPA, no to budget deficits, say congressional candidates

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- All of the major party candidates running for Congress in West Virginia’s 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts will work to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency and cut federal spending and none will vote...

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