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According to the Donald J. Trump website, President Trump will hold a rally on August 3 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.According to the Donald J. Trump website, President Trump will hold a rally on August 3 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- President Donald Trump has announced he is coming to Huntington.

According to the Donald J. Trump website, President Trump will hold a rally on August 3 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

The rally will happen at 7 p.m.

We will carry the rally live on WSAZ.

WSAZ is working for more details.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams released the following statement Friday:

"We are honored to have the President of the United States as a guest of our city. We look forward to hear more of his vision to transform the economy of Appalachia."

Wayne County Sheriff's Department News

10 grams of Heroin, cash, scales, and packaging materials were seized in Ft. Gay drug bust

Seized items in Ft. Gay drug raidSeized items in Ft. Gay drug raid

July 26, 2017

After a lengthy investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff's Department Drug Enforcement Unit, Grover Shawn Copley, 40 was arrested in the early morning hours today.

Sheriff Thompson, who was present during arrest, stated that the DEU had gathered information that Copley was transporting large quantities of Heroin into the Fort Gay area for distribution. The investigation comes after multiple overdoses occurred in the Fort Gay community.

Grover Shawn CopleyGrover Shawn CopleyDuring the arrest over 10 grams of Heroin, cash, scales, and packaging materials were seized. The Wayne County Sheriff's Department DEU was assisted by WCSD Road Deputies and the 119 Task Force Unit.

Sheriff Thompson stated that he appreciates the hard work of the DEU and the other agencies that assisted in the investigation leading to the arrest as well as citizens in the community for their cooperation and assistance.

Copley was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver and Conspiracy. The driver, Chris Crabtree is charged with Aiding and Abetting and Conspiracy. Copley and Crabtree were taken to the WRJ where they await arraignment.

If you have questions feel free to contact me at your convenience 304-272-6381, or you can contact Sheriff Thompson at 304-544-1812.

 

Professor Sonny Branham leads Holy land tour
Louisa grad Prof Sonny Branham celebrated his 68th birthday July 12  boating on the Sea of Galilee with ORU students in IsraelLouisa grad Prof Sonny Branham celebrated his 68th birthday July 12 boating on the Sea of Galilee with ORU students in Israel


After touring with 40 of his Oral Roberts University students, former Louisa resident Professor Sonny Branham has returned from a rewarding and significantly educational early July trip to Israel. The group was in the Holy Land for nearly two weeks, and it visited quite a number of historical sites. The students, who represented a broad cross-section of major areas of study, also heard from leading Israeli political, military, and civic leaders in a series of presentations while there.


The study tour was sponsored by the advocacy group “Passages”. Sponsored by the Philos Project and the Museum of the Bible Foundation, Passages offers Christian college students with leadership potential a fresh and innovative approach to experiencing the Holy Land. Participants will encounter the roots of their Biblical faith first-hand and come face to face with the modern-day miracle that is Israel. Upon their return, participants will have opportunities to build upon their trip experiences by engaging in further leadership training, with an end goal of being an informed voice for both their Christian faith and for Israel.


The organization’s generous contribution to the students allowed them to participate in a life-changing experience at a very reasonable cost. More information about “Passages” can be found on the internet athttps://passagesisrael.org/about-us/.

 

40 Oral Roberts students and three faculty members spent 10 day in early July on a study tour in Israel.40 Oral Roberts students and three faculty members spent 10 day in early July on a study tour in Israel.

A summary of the itinerary included travel in Israel to:

+ The Old City section of Jerusalem

+ City of David and Mount Zion

+ The Western Wall

+ The Upper Room

+ Nazareth

+ “Mt. Precipice” over the Jezreel Valley

+ The Mount of Beatitudes

+ Cruise on the Sea of Galilee

+ Capernaum

+ The Golan Heights

+ Garden of Gethsemane

+ Pool of Bethesda

+ Garden Tomb

+ Via Dolorsa

+ Kibbutz Yad Mordechal and Kfar Aza near the Gaza Strip

+ Masada

+ Ein Gedi

+ Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum

+ Israel Supreme Court

+ Independence Hall in Tel Aviv

+ Modern Tel Aviv and its nearby city of Jaffa


Prof. Sonny Branham prays at the prominent Western Wall in the Old City of JerusalemProf. Sonny Branham prays at the prominent Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem“A trip to Israel is in essence almost a rite of passage for every Christian – a pilgrimage in the truest sense”, Professor Branham said. “The origins of both ancient Biblical faith and of a modern day miracle intersect here. The land and the people of Israel have a story to tell. By going to Israel, my students made Israel’s story part of their own story.”


A 1967 graduate of Louisa High School, Professor Branham is the son of the late Millard F. Branham and Merica Skaggs Branham. The late noted and beloved Lawrence County pastor and evangelist Rev. Felix Skaggs was his grandfather. Sonny’s sister Mrs. Ruth Ellen Kelley lives in Huntington. He has other family and friends still living in the Louisa area. Sonny asks that anyone who would like to contact him send an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or “friend” him on Facebook.


Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the school was founded to educate the whole person - spirit, mind and body - Oral Roberts University promises a thorough education in the context of a vibrant Christ-centered community. ORU is a place for advancing knowledge, pursuing intellectual discovery and building life-long friendships in a vibrant campus community.


ORU students are empowered on the quest for wholeness; having the time of their lives, while preparing for their life's mission.


A comprehensive university dedicated to student outcomes, ORU offers more than76 undergraduate majors, as well as 12 master's-level programs and two doctoral degrees. Faculty members educated at the nation's top graduate schools serve as academic, professional and spiritual mentors to students. Professor Branham earned both a BA and MA degree in government at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. In August he begins his 18th year teaching political science at ORU.


ORU continues to redefine what it means to be a leading Christian university by embracing a globalized format at home and abroad. The Tulsa campus is home to students from all 50 U.S. states and 89 international countries. ORU and its students also deliver the Whole Person distinctive to all inhabited regions through distance learning, study abroad, educational partnerships, missions and outreach work, all anchored in a Christian worldview. For more information log on to WWW. ORU.edu.



Sonny Branham
Assistant Professor of Government
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa OK 74171