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Turnout 47 percent statewide, 43.4 in Lincoln County

CHARLESTON - Secretary of State Mac Warner said he is pleased with the voter turnout in the state’s General Election last week.  Warner also took time to commend the state’s 55 county clerks for preparing for and managing the election.

 Based on the unofficial results reported by the counties, voter turnout for this midterm election was unofficially more than 47 percent. In Lincoln County, the rate was 43.4 percent of the 13,202 voters here.

 Six counties started Election Day with power outages in 14 of the state’s 1,740 voting precincts. However, the Secretary of State’s Office and county clerks planned ahead and supplied generators to most precincts before the polls opened, and shortly…

Marshall University receives $25 million gift for college of business

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University President Jerome A. Gilbert announced alumnus and Intuit Chairman and CEO Brad D. Smith and his wife, Alys Smith, have made a $25 million gift to the university’s Lewis College of Business.

Gilbert said the Smiths’ gift—one of the largest in Marshall’s history—is “transformational” and will provide new and dynamic opportunities for current and future business students.

“It is with great excitement that the university announces this magnificent gift from Brad and Alys Smith,” he said. “Their generosity will provide a strong foundation for the redesign, reorganization and reenergizing of our college of business.”

In announcing the gift, Gilbert said the…