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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - July 3, 2015, Beckley, West Virginia Last night of Honey in the Rock local i Page 2aarchitect discusses guidelines for Beckley historic District local i Page a the Langley leads after 1st round .�?11 11111 big payday for fans at Greenbrier so Home Hole 11 Quot Quot. Tiger roars Early at Greenbrier classical pictures from the 1st round. Chi classic scores tee times. A inside today Mobile Herald the Greenbrier classic Registe i Jerald state ends Tough year with Small surplus by Pamela Pratt Register Herald reporter a combination of one time Revenue appropriations a second dip into the states Rainy Day fund and a years Long hiring freeze has left the state with a $1.3 million surplus for the year. Secretary of Revenue Bob kiss said thursday his Agency had planned for a budget shortfall because of lagging revenues for the last year. That $60 million Revenue shortfall is nearly equal to the drop on Severance tax income he continued. A we Are seeing less Severance tax than we anticipated a he said. A if that continues it could be a double whammy in the sense that its not Only being driven by reduction in prices but at some joint will cause a reduction in kiss said so far that a not happened in the Oil and Gas Industry which has buoyed the lethargic Coal Industry tax Revenue numbers in the past few years. According to the Henry Hub spot Index natural Gas ended the week up slightly but still below $ pm Btu at $2.8i/mmbtu. The . Energy information administration ref it said thursday that natural Gas production is running approximately 7 percent higher than during the same period last year in spite of those lower prices. Coal production fell 8.8 percent for the same period the Eia reported. Appalachian Coal production remained fairly Flat at 4,253 Short tons tile Eia said. Central appalachian Coal is Selling for $53.75 a Short ton up $1 a Short ton Over the last three weeks according to the Eia. With a mandated balanced budget kiss said the legislature appropriated $7.5 million from the traffic account and $3 million from the tax refund Reserve account. Also for the second year in a Row lawmakers approved transferring Money from the states Rainy Day fund putting an extra $22.7 million into general Revenue accounts. The hiring freeze combined with a midyear budget Cut resulted in an expenditure savings see surplus 14a Friday july 3, 2015 Beckley West Virginia a single copy $1.00 Man bam0io/the Register Herald Jim Justice hands out $500 to every Spectator on the 18th Hole after Justin Thomas got a Hole in one during the first round of the Greenbrier classic thursday afternoon on the old White pc course at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs volunteers Unsung heroes of the Golf course by Michelle James Register Herald lifestyles editor it takes a lot of work to make a Pua tournament go off without a hitch. A lot of work and a lot of volunteers. For a few hours at the Greenbrier a Lassie thursday i was Given the Volunteer experience a red shirt Blue hat and All. More than 1,000 volunteers Are working in shifts this week in 38 different areas including assisting with Golf carts Supply distribution player services a assisting with child care concierge and transportation for players a admissions information and hospitality and even volunteers who do nothing hut take care of volunteers. My Job thursday practice Range Volunteer. I have to admit it was a pretty Good place to he. Before their rounds each golfer takes a turn at the practice Range and some even come Hac k after their rounds. A a it a the Best spot to be during the tournament because you get up close with every single player a David Sanderson Greenbrier senior assistant Golf professional told me when i checked in at my Post. Sanderson oversee the volunteers at the practice Range during the tournament. Throughout the week 30 volunteers will work at the Range which includes a driving Range and putting and Chipping areas. Ill admit i was a bit intimidated when i arrived. Tilings ran smoothly and although volunteers did no to seem to have an assigned task a Sanderson told new volunteers a a you la. It to the xxi int when something needs to get done you la do it a everyone moved around with earn making it look As though they had been doing their jobs forever. As players arrived at the Lee Box volunteers quickly went to an onsite tent to retrieve a placard so fans would know who was hitting. Players caddies get hags of balls from the tents. Different players use different brands of balls and different types of those various brands. Periodically a Volunteer will drive a picker see heroes 14a Hole in on local communities preparing for fourth of july festivities mayor Bill of Brien said. A the fireworks an on Friday july 3, at dusk. A sudden link will have a Mobile unit giving away water. There will also he a bouncy House for the kids a the second Beckley display will explode saturday at Ephna stadium after the miners baseball game. The solid waste authority is opening the parking lots that Are next to the stadium so people can have a place to watch the fireworks for free in Summersville a fireworks display will take place at dusk at Northside in town. There wont he a fireworks show at the Lighthouse this year officials said. In Ansted fireworks will be let off at the Ansted Middle school fastball see festivities 14a the Register heralds business and advertising offices will be dosed today in Observance of the fourth of july Holiday while the circulation department is running on a weekend business hours of 8 30 am to 5 . Will resume monday july 6. By Cody Neff registered reporter local cities and towns Are gathering this fourth of july to celebrate the nations Freedom from the British the but Way they know How with fireworks displays that Harken Hack to a the bombs bursting in air that Francis Scott key wrote about in our National Anthem in Beckley residents Are getting not one but two fireworks displays this year according to one official they wont Wist the City of Beckley a dime. A related a sudden link is stories on sponsoring the fire Pagee works at the Raleigh a and 7a county convention Center a Beckley Side by Side data differences in a worst Beckley Best St Albans not that great by Cody Neff Register Erald reporter according to , Beckley is the worst place to live in West Virginia. The site says Beckley crime rate average income and education system put it at the Bottom of the barrel. But when Airn pan Rig the data Side by Side with St. Albans a the City named by the Survey As the no. I Best place in the state to live a the differences Arentt All that great. The data actually say that Beckley is better in some respects than St. Albans. According to the website ,�?� Beckley ranks in the Bottom 6 percent of cities in the United states. Using data from the Fri the site Lias figured out that Only 6 percent of cities in the us. Are More dangerous than Beckley. According to the of big a data there Wen 92 violent crimes in Beckley during 2013, which is the most recent year the Agency calculated. There were also 862 property crimes committed bringing the annual crime total to 954. That is about 54 crimes per 1,000 people in Beckley. Chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Beckley Are i in 191. That Means that of 191 people in a room one of them would have been the victim of a violent crime. In West Virginia Odds of being a victim of a violent crime Are i in 333. For property crimes i in 20 will become a victim in Beckley. The property crime rate for West Virginia As a whole is i in 48. The kids of being the victim of a property crime Are about to times higher than the Odds of being a victim of a violent crime. The website says St. Albans is safer than 15 percent of the cities in the United states nine Points above Beckley which has 7,000 More people. St. Albans had 428 crimes reported in 2013, a crime rate of 39 per 1,000 people 15 crimes lower than Beckley and Beckley has almost twice the population. Odds of becoming the victim of a violent crime in St. Albans Are about i in 267. Odds of becoming the victim of see worst 14a volume 136 number 12 weather Ign mostly Cloudy with an 80% Chance of rain High 73 Law 64. Details Page 14a Hometown j a nit in amp a wet on few Ptah i a Lvov 2015 Reeper i to $19,500 inside today of Fernr. 13a f to it no 13a 12a Calendar 13a hew Pew. Cad mum. 3a 0wow cum. Lima a my. 1-7b com. Trail a hmm. 3a Bim Amy. A to my. 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