2019-01-30

E.J. Hogan dies at 74

Former Cowan resident E.J. Hogan, 74, died January 24 at his residence in White Pine, Tenn. A son of the late Everett J. Hogan Sr. and Famie Mazie, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Shelia Younce Hogan. He later married Priscilla “Bokey” Hogan, who survives him. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Tim Hogan […]

Mystery hoses on most fuel pumps seem to go nowhere



Dear Car Talk: I removed the gas tank from my 1995 Ford Ranger extended cab so I could replace the fuel pump. The old fuel pump inside the tank has two hoses running from it that are not connected to anything. When I install the new fuel pump, what do I do with those hoses? I’ve looked at repair manuals […]

Dad: P.J. is much more than just a scorer



Sometimes Paul Washington Sr. admits he gets a bit frustrated when his son, P.J. Washington, seems to be judged just by how many points he scores in a game. “You can look at scoring, but he’s just a winner. If his team needs him to score 20, he’ll do it. If it needs five points and eight rebounds, he’ll do […]

Classic car parade on base


One weekend early in 1960, I was at the base commissary on Travis Air Force Base in California, doing my shopping. When I came out to the parking lot, there were 20 classic cars from the State Classic Car Club parked near my car. These folks wanted me to lead them in a parade around the base, and I did […]

Roger Smith joins Community Trust and Investment Company

Andy D. Waters, President and CEO of Community Trust and Investment Company (CTIC), announced that Roger Smith has joined CTIC’s Wealth and Trust Management (WTM) team as Vice President, Investment Sales Officer. Smith’s responsibilities include initiating new relationships with individuals and institutions for actively managed fee-based business. He will work with prospects and new clients of Community Trust Wealth and […]

Billy Joe Johnson dies at 86

Billy Joe Johnson, 86, died January 22 at his home. A son of the late William Malvary and Goldie June Wright Johnson, he was a brother of the late Chester Johnson and Mickey Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a pilot and enjoyed flying his own plane, fishing, guns, and riding motorcycles. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Naomi Eloise Kiser […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Be careful if you’re out there fishing!

We are in that time of year when it will be sunny and 50 degrees one day and snowing with the temperature dropping into the teens the next day. Weather like this makes it hard to plan any type of fishing trip. You have to be very careful and safe when outdoors in the winter, as cold water and air […]

Soup beans and dumplings bring back many memories



Hello again everyone! We’ve had rain again in the Ohio Valley area that I call home. At least it took away most of the snow, that is until I awoke this morning to about an inch of new snow, plus the temperature dropped drastically and lots of freezing on the roads. Oh well, we still have a couple of months […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1963 Phyllis Adams b. 6-8- 1945; Sweetheart – Marvin Hamilton; Advice to underclassmen – Study hard, like I did, you will need it; Ambition – Singing; Favorite Song – “Chains”; Favorite TV Show – Andy Williams; Actor – Pat Boone. Johnny Brashear b. 4-1- 1945; Advice to underclassmen – Take advantage of your senior year and senior trip; Favorite Song […]

Services held for Charles Mullins

Funeral services for Charles Vester Mullins, 78, were held January 24 in Pound, Va. Graveside services were held January 25 in the Dingus-Morgan Cemetery in Pound, Va. A son of the late Smith and Nora June Mullins, he died January 22 at his home. He was the widower of Helen McFadden Mullins, a grandfather of the late Preston Dingus and […]