Gilmer Free Press
Flashback: What Happened on June 08, ....
• 1923 Edgar Combs was jailed in Logan County for his alleged role in the murder of John Gore during the Battle of Blair Mountain.
• 1956 The West Virginia NAACP President T. G. Nutter filed suit in the United States District Court in Charleston to force the Cabell County Board of Education, headed by Superintendent Olin C. Nutter, to integrate its schools more quickly.
• 1992 Democrat State Senator Harry Truman Chafin of Mingo County announced he would run against Democrat State Senate President Keith Burdette of Wood County for the position of State Senate president.
• 1992 Loretta Young, the state’s first affirmative action officer, resigned due to a lack of support from the administration of Governor Caperton.