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Vinton County Dominates Against Athens

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After Athens’ Sophie Miller found herself in four trouble in the first quarter, Vinton County ran away with a 50-24 victory over the Lady Bulldogs (5-15). Vinton County outperformed Athens, using its height advantage to nab 15 offensive rebounds and drive to the hoop. The Lady Vikings shot well throughout the night, but especially from behind the… Read More

Rachel Richardson Breaks Team 3-Point Record

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It has been a week of breaking records for the Richardson family. Last Friday, Seth Richardson scored his 1,000th point, and on Saturday Leah Richardson broke the Lady Spartans career scoring record as a junior. Freshman guard Rachel Richardson made history for the Lady Spartans Thursday night as she knocked down nine 3-pointers in a 69-31 Alexander… Read More

West Virginia Lawmakers OK Bill to Eliminate Prevailing Wage

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Amid union opposition, the Republican-led Legislature has voted to repeal West Virginia’s prevailing wage for public construction projects. The Senate’s 18-16 party-line vote Thursday sends the bill to Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for a likely veto. The House previously passed it 55-44. Republicans have veto-proof majorities, and would likely override… Read More

Athens Police Discourage Social Media in Serial Offender Investigation

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The investigation into a suspect being classified as a “serial” sexual offender is ongoing, but police are asking the public to refrain from using social media to obtain or release information. Since designating the suspect as a serial offender and linking  three sexual assaults reported in the uptown Athens area, police say they’ve received more… Read More

Free Throws Make Difference in Spartan Win

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After a dominating Alexander first half, the Vinton County Vikings played competitively throughout the second half to bring themselves within two points. In the end, free throws proved valuable. Vinton County’s Derrick Jones, who went 9 for 12 from the line tonight, missed two straight shots from the line, while Alexander’s Jake Weaver nailed both of… Read More

Records: Close Contact Between Ohio AG, Anti-abortion Group

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Records show Ohio’s top law enforcer is in close contact with the anti-abortion group Ohio Right to Life, and the group’s president sent a text message to his communications chief when investigative findings were released against Planned Parenthood complimenting the press coverage. The relationship between Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and… Read More