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Mills new coach for Lady Lions

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The Pineville Lady Mountain Lions have a new head basketball coach. Jamie Mills, who served as an assistant to PHS boys’ coach J.D. Strange and coached the Pineville Midddle School boys last season, was chosen for the job on Tuesday.Mills met with members of the team Tuesday and said he is “looking forward to coaching this group of girls who are not only athletic, but also intelligent and have a strong work ethic.”The Lady Lions went through a bit of turmoil last season as Matt Shafer, their coach since 2010, resigned one game in to attend to a family matter. PHS athletic director Brenda Gambrel took over on an interim basis and the team finished 10-16.


Daily Bible Thought — April 16

God’s arms are always open to welcome anyone home.You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.— Galatians 3:26

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Today in History — April 16

By the Associated Press Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 16, 1964, The Rolling Stones’ first album, eponymously titled “The Rolling Stones,” was released in the United Kingdom by Decca Records (a slightly different version debuted in the United States a month and a-half later).On this da...

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Bobcats drop 2-1 decision at Harlan Co.

The Bell County Bobcats played sterling defense and got effective performances out of pitchers Austin North and Zach Turner on Monday, but they just couldn’t get the bit hit they needed in a 2-1 loss at Harlan County.Harlan County senior righthander Connor Leisge bailed out his defense on a couple of occasions late in the game. The Black Bears had four errors, including three in the final two innings, but the HCHS ace left the runners stranded as he finished off a complete ga...

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Martin leaves UT for Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A more relaxed fan base, milder weather and a chance to coach at the top-rated public university in the country added up to Cuonzo Martin making the decision to leave Tennessee for California.Cal hired Martin as the 16th men’s basketball coach in school history Tuesday, a decision that stunned Volunteers administrators and players after he had reaffirmed his commitment to Tennessee just two weeks ago. Martin said it was a difficul...

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Railsplitters finish 4th in SAC Championship

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — The Railsplitters entered Tuesday’s final round of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men’s Golf Championship looking to rally from four shots back to defend its 2013 tournament crown, but a disappointing 35-over 323 dropped Lincoln Memorial to fourth in the final standings.The Railsplitters carded rounds of 305, 306 and 323 to finish at 70-over par among the 12-team, 61-golfer field at the Sevierville Golf Club’s River Course,...

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Little League schedules, rosters

Harlan Little LeagueDon’s A’sCoach Keith BrewerJonathan Blevins, Caleb Brewer, Tristan Cooper, Michael Creech, Breydy Daniels, Eddie Harmon, Jay Harris, Samuel Henson, Andrew Hoskins, Jeremiah Mills, Riley Murphy, Gavin Powers and Dillon Cornett.Fuelco YankeesCoach Rod SergentMatt Brown, Jacob Brown, Shane Hagle, Bryce Helton, Layne Jones, Gabriel Powers, Isiah Hall, Kanyan Hall, Matt Jones, Carson Murray, Takota Ha...

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HIDTA official addresses Pineville council

HIDTA Training Coordinator Micky Hatmaker, along with Roy Pace, addressed the Pineville City Council during the regular council meeting on Monday. Hatmaker spoke to the council about the national High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAS) program to see if they were interested in making a commitment to be in a new Cumberland River Drug Task Force.To be involved in the task force, Pineville would have to designate or hire an officer to take part in the task force. The only assig...

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Fish Fest slated for Saturday

The seventh annual Fish Fest is slated to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Children under 13 years old can fish for rainbow trout in the canal at the Middlesboro city parking lot. Adults may accompany the youth but may not fish.“We’re expecting a turnout this year,” said County Attorney Neil Ward, who helps organize the event.The fish is released in the canal with nets in place to make sure children who come to the event get to catch some f...

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Reading Camp offers summer fun, education

Local educators recently gathered at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Middlesboro to hear more about a unique learning opportunity for Bell County elementary school students. Teachers and principals from Middlesboro, Bell Central and Pineville had the opportunity to meet Reading Camp staff and learn more about how area students can benefit from Reading Camp.Reading camp was founded in 2002 at Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County. The camp allows students from grades...

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LMU students speak to Cumberland Gap BMA

Students from Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) addressed the Cumberland Gap Board of Mayor and Alderman (BMA) recently concerning the establishment and implementation of the Towne of Cumberland Gap Health and Wellness Board.LMU-DCOM student and Health and Wellness Board Chairperson Martin Herrera addressed the BMA about the board’s plans to make Cumberland Gap an environment that promotes health and wellness through health educatio...

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Ellen Myers book fair held

Photo submittedParents and students are shown shopping at the Ellen Myers Primary book fair held in March on Family Night.

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Lone Jack, Page students make sense of budgeting

Which is the least expensive pet? How much does a pair of roller skates cost? How about the cost of an Aeropostale shirt?Sixth- and seventh-grade students at Lone Jack School Center and fourth- through seventh-graders at Page School Center likely can answer those questions after participating in the 4-H Dollars and Sense Program.The Dollars & Sense Program is geared toward teaching youth about smart spending choices and how to budget money. Students receive a pretend all...

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Police respond to wreck at Middlesboro

Photos by Melissa JohnsonThe Middlesboro Police Department responded to a two-vehicle wreck on Tuesday on U.S. 25E in front of Food City on Tuesday. Officials with the police department said Nicia Jackson, who was driving a white Chevrolet Aveo, and Amy Wilson, who was driving a silver Toyota Corolla, collided with each other in the middle of the southbound lane. At the time of the wreck, Jackson was crossing U.S. 25E west on Lothbury and Wilson was traveling south on U.S. 25E. Pol...

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First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.No one seems to notice the small knot of hair at the base of the lieutenant’s helmet, or that 1st ...

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People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

WASHINGTON (AP) — People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now.The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.On Monday, Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin said she was suspending the program while the agency conducts a review.Social Securit...

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Healthier America, saving our nation from collapse

My mother once felt bad because we didn’t have an ashtray in our house. Many of our relatives smoked. They would come to our house and sit for an hour or more and light up while sitting in the living room. She stated, “I don’t have an ashtray to offer our guests,” as though we should have felt embarrassed and inhospitable. It wasn’t long after that statement that a couple of ashtrays appeared in our house and my uncles and other visitors would sit and knock the a...

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4-H/FFA Cattle Working Teams compete

Lee County 4-H/FFA Cattle Working Teams competed in a regional contest on March 15 at the G & G Livestock in Ft. Chiswell, Va.The teams’ coaches were Amy Osborne and Beth Shell. The team placed 11th out of 21 teams, with the team processing their calves with no complications in roughly 10 minutes.Competitors in the event planned and then processed three stocker calves. They first completed a Cattle Processing Plan providing information about the products that were ...

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