Wyoming County, WV


Arson suspect waives right to preliminary hearing; grand jury to decide on indictment

PINEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – A Wyoming county woman has waived her right to a preliminary hearing for attempted murder and arson. Bridget Avonelle Cozort was living in a home with two other women before being told to move out May 21. The next day she allegedly set fire to the living room curtains before leaving the home. The two women were able to leave in time and firefighters contained the flames to the one room.
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Independence beats Wyoming East, advances to state tournament

Given the events of the previous 24 hours, things certainly looked good for Wyoming East heading into the Class AA Region 3 softball championship game Wednesday in Coal City. The Lady Warriors had stormed back on a pair of home runs Tuesday to extend the series. In a deciding Game...
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Beckley woman arrested near Mullens

A high speed chase that began in Raleigh County, at Lester Square Shopping Center, was brought to an end in Mullens, according to Wyoming County Sheriff Brad Ellison. Lisa Dawn Callison, 45, of Beckley, was reportedly driving recklessly at Lester Square late Saturday, Ellison said. Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, Sophia...
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Water takes center stage during commission meeting

Wyoming County Commission members voiced their frustration during their meeting on Wednesday with the slow progress on water projects now in various stages of development across the county. Several of the current water projects will be bid at the same time – likely this winter or early next spring, Eric...
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Warriors beat Independence, force Game 3

NEW RICHMOND — Andrea Laxton hit a two-run homer to tie the game and Megan Cook blasted the go-ahead three-run shot all in the sixth inning to lead Wyoming East to a 5-2 victory over Independence in Game 2 of the Class AA Region 3 softball championship series Tuesday. The...
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Wyoming County woman charged with arson and attempted murder

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Wyoming County woman is charged with arson and attempted murder for a fire last month in the community of Kopperston. Bridget Avonelle Cozort, 30, of Kopperston, was already in jail when the new charges were leveled by the State Fire Marshal. Investigators side Cozort was living...
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Jenkins makes interim appointment to judgeship in Wyoming County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Evan Jenkins entered an administrative order Monday appointing senior status judge Jim Rowe to replace Wyoming County Circuit Judge Warren McGraw on the bench until Gov. Jim Justice names McGraw’s replacement. McGraw announced his retirement last month. He said he suffers from...

Opinion – Gregory’s Web brief

The rich get richer and … well, you know the rest. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Evan Jenkins entered an administrative order Monday appointing Senior Status Judge James Rowe to replace retiring Wyoming County Circuit Judge Warren McGraw until Governor Jim Justice names McGraw’s replacement. Judge McGraw announced his retirement...
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DHHR reports more than 2.95 million Covid-19 shots have been completed

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of June 15, 2021, there have been 2,950,858 total confirmatory laboratory results received for Covid-19, with 163,221 total cases and 2,856 deaths. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 88-year old male from Berkeley County, a...
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An appreciation for seatbelts

House keys are important to take everywhere and so is pepper spray, but this time the lime green (probably expired) spray had to be taken off the keys and left behind. Not even that it’s useful for every day. In fact, it’s never been used. But after a few seconds, it finally unraveled from the metal loop and sat on the table to be left behind.
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Blankenship drives in 6, Independence blanks Wyoming East

Independence’s Destiny Blankenship was hearing voices during Game 1 of the Class AA Region 3 championship series against Wyoming East Monday in Coal City. Specifically, she heard her mom. “It’s just tunnel vision, I hear her,” Blankenship said after the game, noting her mom, who was seated in the bleachers...
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Thumbs up to memorial, to discovering Wyoming County and to reading

To the recent dedication of the Fallen Bluehawks War Memorial in Sophia. John Collins, Eric Fritz and Roger Butterworth worked long hours to get this monument and have it erected. They are to be commended, along with everyone who donated to this worthy cause. Sophia High School and Junior High Alumni who were killed in action included:

Time Capsule Offers Glimpse Back to 1930s Wyoming County

Ever since it was revealed that there was a time capsule retrieved from a cornerstone of the soon-to-be-razed old Pineville High School building, speculation and curiosity made it the subject of conversations throughout Pineville and much of the county. I guess because there are so few of us left who...
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Region 3 softball schedules

Wednesday, June 16: James Monroe at Midland Trail (if necessary) Wednesday, June 16: Wyoming East at Independence (if necessary) Wednesday, June 16: St. Albans at Greenbrier East (if necessary)
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Wyoming County Big Green Golf Outing set for June 19

The Marshall University Southern Coalfields Club will host its third annual Wyoming County Big Green Golf Outing, a four-man scramble golf tournament and fundraiser, Saturday, June 19, at Clearfork Valley Golf Course, near Oceana. All proceeds will go to the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and Alumni Association to provide scholarships...
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Tuned into Appalachia

Not too long ago, this girl from somewhere in the Midwest was telling everyone that she was going on a date to a bluegrass concert. Usually, “Midwest” and “bluegrass” don’t typically go together. Surely, it wasn’t real bluegrass, the music of these hills. A few weeks later, I find myself...