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To place an event in the Community Calendar, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Moore; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 120 North 11th Street, Middlesboro (behind Food City). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.middlesborodailynews.com. For more details, call 606-909-4145.


Union another challenge for Jackets

Coming off their first loss under coach Zach Massengill, the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets face another tough test as they travel to Union, Va., on Friday.The Bears (4-1) are in their fourth season after the school was formed by combining Powell Valley, Va., and Appalachia. Massengill says they have a lot in common with the Pikeville team that knocked off the Jackets 31-20 last week.

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Improved Casey Co. hosts Bobcats

The Bell County Bobcats continue their district schedule this week with a trip to Casey County to take on the Rebels.Bell County has won their previous three district meetings with Casey by a combined 151-13, including 50-0 last year.But coach Wayne Mills says they’re definitely not taking the Rebels lightly this year. Casey comes in with a 3-2 record with their only losses coming against a pretty good Garrard County team and by one touchdown at 5A Lincoln County. ...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were killed.On this date:In 1780, British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, New York, during the Revolutionary War.In...

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KSP levies 14 charges in theft case

Kentucky State Police Trooper Russell Maynard filed 14 charges against a Knox County man wanted in connection with a theft case.According to a press release, on Tuesday, KSP Post 10 Harlan received a call that a car hauler had been stolen from a residence in Bimble in Knox County.Maynard began an investigation.The release states troopers from Post 10 set up a traffic safety checkpoint a short time later. While at the safety checkpoint, a man riding a red Honda...

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Police looking for scam suspects

Harlan City Police are warning area residents to be on the lookout for a pair of scam suspects who have reportedly been working in several counties recently.Cpl. Jeff Owens said investigation has determined the individuals responsible for at least one alleged recent scam in Harlan are Randolph Scott Boswell and Eric Boswell, both of London. The two are brothers.“The reason we want to get this out to our citizens is because they’ve used several different types...

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North tops Lady Jackets 5-0

After playing their best soccer of the season in winning three of four matches last week, the Middlesboro Lady Jackets returned to some bad habits this week in dropping a 5-1 decision at Cumberland Gap and a 5-0 decision to North Laurel at home on Tuesday.

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Railsplitters roll to Tusculum Fall Classic title

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The Railsplitters rolled in a four-under par 280 Tuesday to cap off their fourth consecutive Tusculum Fall Classic title, completing the event with a nine under total of 559 at Link Hills Country Club. In coordination with the women’s tournament, Lincoln Memorial nabbed the program’s fifth straigth Tusculum Classic combined championship.

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Jr. Bobcats beat M’boro, Harrogate

The Bobcats closed out the final Junior League game on Log Mountain’s natural grass Tuesday night with a 35-0 win over Middlesboro. Beginning next year all the Bell County football teams will be playing on brand new turf field.Tuesday it was half back Hunter Bailey getting the Bobcats got on the board with a 26-yard touchdown. Dawson Woolum then added the PAT for a quick 7-0 lead. Bell County’s defense forced a three and out, and the offense scored again on a three-play...

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Local talent entertains at festival

The Coal Country Off-Road Festival, which took place over the weekend at Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park near the U.S. 119 Trailhead, provided a huge opportunity for many local musicians on Saturday night — a chance to play for approximately 2,000 people.First up was Jade Robertson, a Middlesboro High School student who sings a variety of music including country and classic rock ‘n’ roll. Robertson will be headlining Friday night at the Cumberland Mountain Fall Fes...

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50th annual Swappin’ Meetin’ begins Friday

The 50th annual Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ will be held Friday and Saturday on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.The mission of the Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ festival is to provide a community service by promoting and preserving the diverse cultural heritage of our Appalachian region through the presentation of music, crafts, visual arts, theatre, folk competitions, games and folklife demonstrations.S...

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Hensley sentenced to 10 years

A woman who burglarized a residence inside Wilderness Trail Manor received her final sentencing from Bell Circuit Judge Robert Costanzo in circuit court on Monday.Paula Hensley, 47, of Pineville, was sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary for second-degree burglary. Her sentence was to be enhanced by a guilty plea to a persistent felony offender charge.In 2013, Hensley was indicted on the burglary charge. According to earlier reports, she and another individual were s...

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The beginning of the season

Ray Welch | Daily NewsGertie’s Commissary in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., sets out fall decorations to celebrate the beginning of the season.

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Arrest Records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Bell County Detention Center:• Joshua Hawk Adams, 27, of New Tazewell, Tenn., operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to illuminate head lamps, no/expired other state registration receipt or plate, failure of owner to maintain requires insurance;• Charles Douglas Akers, 44, of Silar, operating a motor vehicle under the influence;• Brian Lee Brock, 35, of Pineville, operating...

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MHS royalty

Jay Compton | Daily NewsShelby Moyers was crowned Middlesboro High School’s 2014 football homecoming queen on Friday. She is the daughter of Veronica and Clayton Moyers and was escorted by senior Jesse Hoskins.

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Nonprofits busy with autumn projects

It looks as though the crisp autumn air is giving area nonprofit organizations a renewed sense of purpose.Several projects are in the works, including the annual Claiborne Public Library fall book sale, slated for the week of Oct. 6-11. Avid readers can choose among a wide selection of material at a deeply discounted price.Library director Sandy Rosenbalm says there will be many great bargains with nothing priced over a dollar.The event will be held each day f...

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BCHS royalty

Wayne Mason | Daily NewsKatherine Grace Barnett was recently crowned Bell County High School’s 20014 football homecoming queen. She is the daughter of Trissa McGeorge and Tommy Barnett and was escorted by Chase Pursifull, son of Dr. Brent and Jodi Pursifull.

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When to make portfolio changes?

The kids are back at school and summer vacations are now just fading memories, so it must be autumn. But the seasons don’t just move on the calendar — they also change in your life. And, speaking of changes, you’ll have to make many of them as you move through the years — and that includes changes to your investment portfolio. But how will you know when it’s time to take action?Just as Mother Nature sends out “signals” to indicate a change ...

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