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The 2016 Coal Festival Queen and Court contest was held Sunday August 30. Pictured in the front row from left are the 2016 Queen and Court top three finalists, Haylee Miller, Alyssa Brenner, and Katelyn Stewart. Pictured in the back row from left are the 2015 1st Attendant McKenna Lambert, 2015 Coal Festival Queen Kaleigh Young, and 2nd Attendant Jasmyn Wilson.

2016 Coal Festival Queen and Court finalists selected

WELLSTON— The 2016 Coal Festival Queen and Court contest was held Sunday August 30. Three finalist have been named, however the official announcement and crowning of the 2016 Queen and Court will not take place until Saturday, September 12.

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  1. Throwback Tuesday: The old hotel

    Coalton's "old hotel" used extensively during the "boom days" was then used by David Stewart to house the Coalton Gift Shop. The Columbia Bit Company, operated by Dwaine Alexander, is pictured next door and neighbors to the Culligan Soft Water business operated by Harry Irwin. The Culligan business is still there today. Look in next Tuesday’s edition of The Jackson County Times-Journal for another historical “Throwback Tuesday” photo.
  2. Visit the Wellston Coal Festival Art Show

    WELLSTON— The Coal Festival Art Show, sponsored by the Coal Festival Committee and Montgomery Trucking, will be held once again this year during the Wellston Coal Festival. 
  3. Wellston's "Top 10" Little Miss Coal Festival finalists named

    WELLSTON— Thirteen young ladies gathered at the Wellston High School cafetorium Friday evening to compete against each other to be chosen as one of the “Top 10” Little Miss Coal Festival finalists.
  4. Coal Festival to feature Simba Jordan

    WELLSTON— Country singer Simba Jordan will once again entertain the crowd for his fifth appearance at the Wellston Coal Festival.
  5. “Pretty Potty” pops up in Oak Hill

    The Oak Hill Senior Parents are raising funds for the 2016 Prom After Party. The goal of the After Party is to provide a safe, fun evening for nearly 200 students after the Prom. Keep an eye out for this “Pretty Potty” to appear in a front yard near you. $20 gets her removed from your yard or you may choose the next destination for her by paying $25. If you would like to get involved in this fundraiser by choosing a yard in which this “Pretty Potty” can be placed, contact Karen Gilliland 740-395-7482 or Wilma McNeal.
  6. Three finalists chosen in the 2016 Junior Miss Coal Queen Contest

    WELLSTON— Eleven girls competed in Saturday night’s 2016 Junior Miss Coal Festival Queen Contest, but by the end of the night only three were named as finalists.

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Jerry D. Meadows, 71

Jerry D. Meadows, 71, of Jackson, passed away Monday August 31, 2015 at his residence. The Lawrence County, Ohio native was born April 17, 1944, a son of the late Stanley and Stella Clarkston Meadows.

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