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News in Brief — 1/23/14

Police say woman’s death is homicide

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a Huntington woman whose body was found over an embankment.

Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas tells media outlets that a Lincoln County man found 21-year-old Diane Lee Bess’ body along W.Va. Route 10 on Friday. The scene is about 10 miles south of Huntington.

McComas says Bess’ death is being investigated as a homicide. He declined to disclose the cause of death.

Bess was last seen leaving her mother’s residence on Dec. 24, 2013. McComas says investigators do not know when or where Bess died.

The sheriff’s department and Huntington police are investigating.


See ‘Enough Said’ on Jan. 29

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library will host its monthly Girls’ Night Out dinner and a movie program on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

“Enough Said” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Branch, located at 1740 Central Ave.

Admission is $2, or bring a food item to share. All money collected will be used to purchase pizza and other refreshments.

The film, rated PG-13, stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a divorced woman who starts a relationship with a man that she soon learns is her new friend’s ex-husband. It also stars James Gandolfini, in one of his final film roles.

Girls’ Night Out is held on the last Wednesday of each month. Men are welcome, but the program typically involves movies of a nature that are not appropriate for children.

The February feature is “The Butler.”

Reasonable accommodation for people with special needs should be requested at least 48 hours prior to the program.

Call 606-329-0518, ext. 1140, for more information.


Chesapeake resident named to dean’s list

SEARCY, Ark. — Samantha Miller, a Harding University sophomore from Chesapeake, is among more than 1,200 Harding students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2013 semester.

The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship.

To be eligible, a student must carry 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.


Chaffin named to dean’s list

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Mariah Chaffin of Proctorville has been named to the 2013 fall semester Dean’s List at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Wesleyan’s Dean’s List requires students to earn a grade point average of 3.5 – 3.9 in 12 or more semester hours.