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South Charleston’s Pitts snags football offer from Auburn

Tigers defensive coordinator called Monday with the news

Using rare maneuver, Democrats kill charter schools bill

After a bill to allow charter schools in West Virginia appeared on the Senate Education Committee’s agenda a dozen times, Democrats permanently shot it down Monday during its first hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.

Howard...

Another shot for WVU at Longhorns
Another shot for WVU at Longhorns

MORGANTOWN — On Jan. 17, West Virginia’s basketball team went to Austin to face a Texas team that had spent most of the first two months of the season ranked in the Top 10. It wasn’t a pretty sight....

Names in games: Garrison leaving WVU

Dustin Garrison, who as a freshman led West Virginia’s football team in rushing but had become a seldom-used backup since then, will transfer elsewhere to play his final season of college football.

Garrison confirmed the news via Twitter...

Dave Hickman: Williams takes game vs. Texas personally

MORGANTOWN — As soon as Devin Williams heard the gist of the question, he had an immediate air of recognition.

It was one of those half smiles, half smirks that seemed to say, “You figured that out, huh?...

SC’s Pitts gets football offer from Auburn
SC’s Pitts gets football offer from Auburn

The recruiting process for South Charleston High’s Derrek Pitts is off to a flying start.

Flying, as in War Eagle.

Pitts, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound receiver/linebacker, said on Monday he’s received a football scholarship offer...

WVU baseball coach pushing April start

The college baseball season would run from April to August instead of the traditional February to June under an ambitious plan by West Virginia coach Randy Mazey.

Mazey has been working on the idea for years, but it has drawn increased attention ...

Girls basketball standings, stats

Conference standings

Mountain State Athletic Conference

School Conf All

1. *Huntington 13-0 19-2

1. South Charleston 13-0 17-4

3. #St. Albans 11-3 17-5

3. Spring Valley 11-3 14-8

5. Parkersburg 9-4 13-...

Boys basketball sectionals list

Here are the assignments for the upcoming boys basketball postseason, which begins Monday with sectionals. Coaches and/or tournament directors are asked to forward information to the Gazette on their sectionals — including dates, locations and...

Charleston introduces proposed budget

The city is budgeting about a half million dollars more in expenditures for next year’s budget, but City Finance Director Joe Estep said it could pay for those without transferring money from its stabilization fund.

“That...

Bill would allow concealed firearms without permits

Concealed weapons permits would no longer be necessary for persons wanting to carry concealed firearms, under legislation advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday (SB347).

“The vote you’re about to take is a vote for your...

Thousands of gallons of oily-water mixture recovered from trenches along Kanawha River

Approximately 36,000 gallons of oily-water mixture had been recovered from containment trenches where the Kanawha River meets Armstrong Creek as of Monday morning, after a CSX oil train derailed in Fayette County last week.

The joint information ...

Manchin says Homeland Security funding essential

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., expressed concerns on Monday about the huge increases in domestic oil shipments, in the wake of the explosion and fires from a train hauling oil through Montgomery in Fayette County.

Manchin said he is also worried...

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