Lane resigns as magistrate


Logan County Magistrate Jeff Lane has announced he will resign his office effective June 30. Lane will return the Logan County Probation Office starting July 1.

Logan County Magistrate Jeff Lane has announced he will resign his office effective June 30.

In a press release, Lane states, “Recently, I was offered and accepted an opportunity to take a position with and return to the Logan County Probation Office. I will start this new job on July 1st, 2015. I wanted to take this opportunity to express my thanks to all of those that have supported me for the past twelve years and through three elections. It has been my honor to serve the citizens of Logan County.”

Lane has served three terms in the Magistrate’s Office and stated that Magistrates Leonard Codispoti and Dwight Williamson were available to help him in his duties from his first day on the job. In his press release, Lane lists many thanks but says, “I wish to first specifically thank the three ladies that served as my assistants during my tenure – Tammy Morgan, Ruth Stollings and Susie Harvey Copley. They were the main representatives of my office in dealing with the public. Their role was to provide information and not legal advice. Each of them brought a wealth of excellent experience to the job and worked diligently each day to serve the public. Each proved to be a good choice and I greatly value their friendship. I want to thank the exceptional Magistrate Court staff headed by Magistrate Clerk Deeanna Briggs. She and the deputy clerks work hard to support the magistrates, are responsible for keeping accurate records of our cases, and serve as intermediaries with the public both face-to-face and on the phone. Without their help, we simply could not function as a cohesive unit.”

In closing, Lane said, “Finally, I want to thank my family, especially my wife, MaryAnn, and my mother, Maudie, for their love, loyalty and support and my church, First Baptist of Chapmanville and Pastor Jeff Hargraves, for their many prayers for me. And I want to thank all of you who supported me with your votes and, more importantly, your friendship. I hope everyone can see that I served this county to the best of my abilities and only tried to bring respect, honesty and integrity to the position. It has been my pleasure to serve the people of Logan County as your magistrate.”

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