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2005: The Aug. 10 edition of The Lincoln Journal reported:

Assessor Jerry Weaver added to list of defendants charged in an indictment sealed August 2; Murder trial gets started, again, against Adam Cochran; Charges dropped against key figure in fraud probe; Latest trend in education leans toward small schools; Summer Literacy Program wraps up; Service set to honor Crae Allen Justice, 11, of Alum Creek, who lost his life in a vehicle accident; Shirley’s Country Kitchen open again; Adult Literacy program continues at Hamlin Library; Hamlin-Lincoln County Library open for business again; Fall Festival pageant contestants wanted.

BIRTHS

Robert Edward Hogsett; Colton Hunter Blake.

OBITUARIES 

Lynne Springer, Griffithsville; Roland Adams, 92, Harts; Edsel Junior Cook, 47, Sumerco; Steve Duty, 51, Harts; Juanita B. King, 71, Hamlin; Natalee Ann Meade, 6 wks., Branchland; Glenith Marie Petrie Oney, Hamlin; Russell Scott Roberts, 26, Branchland; Robert Edward Saul, 70. Sod; McClellan G. Sowards, 75; Linda Kay Allen, 54, St. Albans; Ida Mae Ashworth, 98, South Charleston; Mike Baker, 57, Huntington; Virginia Edith Chafin, 81, Chapmanville; Robert Lee Cook, 48, Huntington; James W. Edmonds, 75, Ona; Virgie Alice Ellis, 66, Cyclone; Oberita Hager, 76, Richmond, KY; Alta Fae Bell Harmon, 74, Lake Worth, FL; Avonelle Harvey, 45, Dunlow; Helen Maynard, 75, California; Betty Jean Estep McComas, 63, Huntington; Juanita Rose Miller, 70, Julian; Lucille Doss Spence, 83, Lawrenceville, GA.

KIDS OF THE WEEK

Meet Olivia Dean-Algoe

Hamlin Elementary School

Kaleb James Aldridge

Griffithsville Elementary School

WV YOUNG WRITERS

Sandy Adkins

Harts High School

Grade Level 9-10, 3rd place

Teacher: John Barton

COURTHOUSE RECORDS

Four Civil cases; Nine Misdemeanor cases; 29 Land Transfers.

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