Thursday, July 23, 2009

The lost block

This is a project that I worked from the start of my internship at Appalachian News-Express with one of the writers. In the paper it will be ran as separate stories in the Friday and Saturday editions for a couple of weeks.

The Pinson Hotel is reflected in puddle after a morning rain in Pikeville. The lines around the puddle are there because Pike County's new judicial center will soon be built on the land where the hotel, other businesses and historical buildings sit in Pikeville. The purpose of the lines are to survey where pipes and underground power lines are.

Robert Newsome who is currently living in the Pinson Hotel goes up the street back to the hotel with daughter Tristin Newsome. Newsome will soon have to look for a new place to live since the Pinson Hotel will soon be torn down to make room for the new Pike County Justice Center.
On Saturday, July 26 the tenants at the Pinson Hotel had to be moved early in the afternoon. Robert Newsome brings luggage down to move.
Robert Newsome puts the lock on the storage building where he is keeping his things after being told he had to move out of the Pinson Hotel. Robert Mullins (red) helped Newsome move out.

Larry Webster and Micheal Pack share a laugh in the office that Webster has been in for close to 30 years. The office will soon be torn down to build a new Pike County Justice Center.

Pikeville Lawyer Larry Webster has been in his office on Main Street for nearly 30 years. The block Webster's office is on will be torn down to build a new Pike County Judicial Center. Webster has been an outspoken opponent of the construction of the new judicial center.

Renovations are being performed to the new space where Lawyer Larry Webster will be moving his offices. The part of the block his old office is on will be removed to build a new Pike County Justice Center.

Rosa Chaney who has been working at Jet One Hour Cleaners for about 40 years talks to long-time costumer Sheriff Charles "Fuzzy" Keesee. Keesee says that he has been a costumer almost as long as Rosa has been at Jet.

Rosa Chaney fixes a hem on Sheriff "Fuzzy" Keesee's pants.

Tim Bailey speaks about Jesus as a break from the hard rock bands that play at Worship Extreme, which is an event held by Grace Fellowship through the youth group.

Mike Stewart, a member of the Grace Fellowship pastoral team, takes communion with members of the church. Before this building was Grace Fellowship Church it was Wedding Movie Theatre, which was once the only movie theatre in Pikeville and now will soon be torn down to make room for the new Pike County Justice Center.

Billy Justice who is the garage Foreman at Racoon Auto details a car will Lloyd Keene talks with the maintenance man from the Pinson Hotel. They will soon have to move to make room for the new Pike County Justice Center.

Ester Justice cuts the hair of Danny Ratliff who has been a costumer for about six months. Justice has owned the barber shop on second street for 37 years and will soon be removed to build the new Pike County Justice Center.

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