KINGWOOD — State Transportation Secretary Tom Smith is to tour Preston County roads today. In a news release Tuesday, Gov. Jim Justice said he directed the Division of Highways to “immediately form a rapid response team to address road conditions in Preston County.” “After Del. Terri Sypolt, House Majority Leader Amy Summers, other legislators and county officials brought to my attention the seriousness of this issue, I directed the Division of Highways to send an engineer to Preston County to determine road conditions, and based on that report, I decided that immediate action was needed,” Justice said. “I want the people of north-central West Virginia to know that their complaints have not gone unnoticed and that we will get to the bottom of this problem and correct it,” Justice said in the release. Preston Commissioner Sam-antha Stone said Smith called her Monday. Smith said he was coming to Preston to look at roads and asked her to accompany … [Read more...] about After mandate from Gov. Justice, state transportation secretary to tour Preston Roads today
Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 10:18 AM EST Dec 2, 2018 The St. Jude Memphis Marathon was held Dec. 1 in downtown Memphis. Below are the results of the Half Marathon: 1 - 1:11:49 - Julian Sanchez-Pinto - Memphis, TN 2 - 1:11:49 - Isaac Bryan - Harrisonburg, VA 3 - 1:14:28 - Ryan Phillips - Atlanta, GA 4 - 1:15:00 - Payton Gleason - Webster, NY 5 - 1:15:02 - Tate Wyatt - Langley, BC 6 - 1:15:05 - Zachary Wyatt - Langley, BC 7 - 1:18:22 - Adam Higham - Collierville, TN 8 - 1:19:17 - Derek Lee - Springfield, MO 9 - 1:20:09 - Lucas Finton - Grand Blanc, MI 10 - 1:20:34 - Benjamin Kopecky - Brentwood, MO 11 - 1:20:42 - Brendan Hill - Bartlett, TN 12 - 1:20:47 - Christopher Rayder - Collierville, TN 13 - 1:20:53 - Bryan Baddorf - Germantown, TN 14 - 1:21:00 - Jessie Boyett - Millington, TN 15 - 1:21:03 - Connor Jackson - Manila, AR 16 - 1:21:11 - John Shipp - Collierville, TN 17 - 1:22:02 - Emmanuel Cullins - Memphis, TN 18 - 1:22:24 - Matthew Dsida - Winnetka, IL 19 - 1:22:52 - … [Read more...] about St. Jude Memphis Marathon: Half Marathon full results
Oklahoma State's Carson Teel, Matt Kroon and Reza Aleaziz are likely to sign professional contracts after they were selected in this week's Major League Baseball Draft, per reports from the Stillwater News Press' Jimmy Gillispie.Teel, a redshirt junior left-hander, told Gillispie he will sign with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday after the organization picked him in the 16th round of the draft. A Stillwater native, Teel was a member of the All-Big 12 First Team."My gosh, what a big-game pitcher he was for us, at the times we needed him the most," OSU coach Josh Holliday told The Oklahoman earlier this week. "Every time we needed a big win or we were struggling, Carson Teel was there to stop the bleeding and pick us up."Kroon earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honors with a .300 average, 11 home runs, 18 doubles and 18 steals. He joined the Cowboys as a junior after a year at Central Arizona and was the Philadelphia Phillies' 18th-pick. Friday, he tweeted a thankful message for … [Read more...] about Report: OSU’s Teel, Kroon, Aleaziz to sign professional contracts
There was a notable omission this week in the Big 12 baseball ranks.For the first time all season, a majority of the college baseball polls failed to feature a Big 12 team inside the Top 10. All but one poll — Baseball America still has Texas Tech at No. 10 — have slid the league’s teams down as the annual beat-each-other-up-during-conference-play part of the season is winding down.Preseason Top 5 darlings TCU and Texas Tech, traditional powers that are capable of College World Series runs on an annual basis, have dealt with injuries and inconsistent play.TCU is trending upward, winning nine of its last 10 games, but the Horned Frogs are on the NCAA Tournament bubble and in danger of snapping a streak of four consecutive CWS appearances. Texas Tech, meanwhile, has lost seven of its past 10 games, but is still considered one of the stronger teams nationally thanks to the ninth-best RPI.All things considered, in a year when perception may be skewed, one point remains … [Read more...] about Is another postseason run on the horizon for Big 12 baseball?
Sunday May 6, 2018 09:57 AM The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest Written by The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest. The best new journalist of the year was Jordan Bishop of the Stillwater News Press.The winners were announced Friday.The Stillwater newspaper took second place in the general excellence category for medium-sized newspapers, while the Norman Transcript was third. Among smaller newspapers, the Tahlequah Daily Press finished second and the Altus Times was third.There was no competition among larger newspapers in this year's round of judging.TODAY'S SPONSOR:A list of winners can be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/oklahoma-newspaper___The entire list … [Read more...] about Enid, Journal Record win general excellence nod from AP-ONE