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NEWS IN BRIEF – 7/20/10

W.Va. man pleads guilty in 2004 chemical spill

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Huntington man has pleaded guilty to negligently releasing a hazardous pollutant into the city’s sewer system.

Fifty-nine-year-old James R. Holt faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine when he is sentenced Oct. 18 in federal court in Huntington.

Holt was president of Techsol Chemical Co. In October 2004, employees of Techsol were trying to transfer coal tar light oil from a tanker car into a truck to be driven to Marathon Oil in Kentucky. About 22,000 gallons of the oil spilled. Nearby homes and schools were evacuated, some for up to a week.

Federal prosecutors say the cleanup cost Marathon more than $8.3 million.

Cabell Huntington Urgent Care Center now open

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Cabell Huntington Hospital Family Urgent Care Center is now open just off Fifth Street Hill in Huntington.

The CHH Family Urgent Care Center at 2 Stonecrest Drive is open seven days a week with hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

For more information, please call (304) 525-3328.

Proctorville native promoted at KDMC

ASHLAND, Ky. — King’s Daughters Medical Center is pleased to announce the promotion of Angie Graham to director of outcomes management.

Graham has been with King’s Daughters eight years. Prior to her current role, she was service line director of Heart & Vascular services, manager of the Heart & Vascular intermediate unit, manager of the chest pain unit and staff nurse on the cardiac cath recovery unit.

Graham received her bachelor’s in nursing from Mountain State University in Beckley, W.Va. She went on to obtain her master’s in nursing and is currently pursuing a master’s of business administration through Walden University.

Graham is originally from Proctorville, where she still lives with her husband Jerry and their two children.