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TAS to host Children’s Night

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The Aracoma Story Inc. will host children’s night Thurs., July 24 at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheatre at Chief Logan State Park. Children’s perks include half price admission ($3), a tour of the stage, a meet and greet with the actors, special choices at the concession and lots of fun, magical attractions to make it a night the children will never forget.Diana O’Briant says this is a very special night for her, a night where she gets to show all of the children the ‘magic’ of acting.

 

Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Logan Banner is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.loganbanner.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.

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No bidders for City of Logan Parking Building

The City of Logan held a public auction Mon., July 21 at 10 a.m. for those interested in purchasing the Parking Garage located on Main Street. The meeting also doubled as a special City Council meeting because the potential buyer must first be approved by Council before the process can continue.No bidders were present for the meeting.The city had made stringent requests for potential bidders. The minimum bid that for the building was set for $50,000.

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County Commission holds short, productive meeting

The Logan County Commission had a short meeting Monday afternoon, but the benefits to the county will be far reaching.Many new job appointments were approved by the commission:• Albert “Mike” Smith and Brenden Brown were both approved as part time employees for 911• Sherri Johnson was approved as a full time deputy, as submitted by the County AssessorThe commission approved an outlay request from Chapman Technical Group conce...

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Rahall kicks off coalfield campaign

LOGAN — Third District Congressman Nick Rahall kicked off his coalfield campaign just down the street from where his opponents have opened their first southern West Virginia headquarters.An overflow crowd of more than 65 people were on hand when Rahall welcomed visitors to his new headquarters on Dingess Street in downtown Logan. Two weeks ago, Republicans opened a headquarters a block away, touting it as the first such GOP headquarters in history.

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The fruit of the spirit

In John 15:8 it says, “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” Since these words are written in red, and we know that everything that our Lord Jesus said is written in red, then it must be really important that our Father is glorified through our lives. How is He glorified? Jesus said that He is glorified if we bear a lot of fruit.We find out about the fruit that Jesus is speaking of in Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fr...

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Toomey bill protects students from sexual predators

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is pushing to get a bill passed before the new school year starts, hoping to reduce a growing number of students who have been abused by school employees.But first, he has to get the proposal — the Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act — out of committee.“Every day seems to bring a new report of a child robbed of his or her innocence by someone they should’ve been able to trust, someone their parents told t...

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Logan golf duo sign

Nearly 12 years ago, Samuel Corns and J.C. Motes began their golf adventure together under the instruction of local golf pro Ken Lacy in the Little Lacy’s summer golf camp at Logan Country Club.Still together as best friends and teammates, the pair recently signed letters of intent to join the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers golf team.During their four years of high school, Logan won four consecutive Logan County Championships and made it to the State High S...

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Madison, Mullens ousted from state tourney

CHAPMANVILLE — The Madison and Mullens Little League All-Stars have been eliminated from the 11-12-year-old State Tournament at Chapmanville.Both Madison and Mullens wrapped up pool play with 0-2 records.Madison was beaten 6-5 on Sunday by Worthington Parkersburg at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field. Madison had lost to Morgan County by the same score on Friday night.Mullens was handed a 5-0 loss by Central Greenbrier on Sunday. Mullens opened on ...

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Voting precinct will not change

Logan County Clerk John Turner has rescinded his previous request to change voting precinct No. 21.During Logan County Commission’s final meeting for the 2013-14 fiscal year, County Clerk John Turner addressed the commission about a voting precinct change.Precinct 21 in Amherstdale, which is currently located at the Amherstdale State Road Garage, reportedly had some issues. Problems with pigeons flying around, droppings and temperature gauging have led to poll work...

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Father, daughter die in Matewan crash

MATEWAN – The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of a father and daughter who died Friday night in a traffic crash in the Matewan area.Sheriff’s deputies identified the dead as Sid and Amanda Norman, who were killed in an accident that occurred on a mountain at Blackberry City near Matewan. Police were unaware that the wreck occurred until Johnny Gooslin, one of the two people who survived the wreck, was able to crawl away from the wreck site...

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Smokey the Bear visits Energy Express

Logan County’s Man Energy Express program hosted a couple of special guests this week: Tony Evans from the West Virginia Division of Forestry and his friend Smokey the Bear.Evans spoke to the children in the Energy Express summer literacy program on the topics of forest fires and fire preventions: why preventing forest fires is important, how each person can help prevent forest fires and the harm caused by forest fires.The children, ranging from ages four to twelve...

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A new look, thanks to you

The Logan Banner is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.It’s true that we live in a digital age, and more people than ever are turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want. The Logan Banner is committed to being at the forefront of every delivery platform available. In fact, this week we are also unveiling a redesigned website.But wh...

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LCPSD water advisories, updates

The Logan County Public Service District has issued a boil water advisory for customers from Dog Patch to Sarah Ann due to an interruption of water service.Customers are advised to bring their water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and allow it to cool before using. Bottled water is an alternative. Also, use caution while doing laundry.The Logan County PSD has also lifted several boil water advisories that were issued last week: customers of Ridgeview that were noti...

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Logan honored as Purple Heart City

LOGAN — The City of Logan has been designated the first Purple Heart City in West Virginia and officials were on hand Friday evening to recognize the accomplishment.Third District Congressman Nick Rahall, a Democrat, joined Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti in recognizing members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for their service during the event held at Logan city hall. While the city received the honor some time ago, Rahall said this was the first public ceremony recog...

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BOE working hard to correct OEPA findings

The Logan County Board of Education held a special meeting Thurs., July 17, to review updates based on the recent Office of Education Performance Audit’s findings.Director of School Improvement and Technology Integration Lisa Teeters presented the board with a Gantt chart (a tool used to illustrate the start and finish dates of a project) that has been implemented to show progress on each finding. Teeters said the Logan County BOE that directors meet each Monday morning to pr...

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Fill the Bus: helping underprivileged children get school ready

First Baptist Church of McConnell, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola and the Logan County Board of Education have teamed up on a community event to get school supplies for children.According to Greg Copley, supervisor with Coca-Cola, two large bins are at each side of the Logan Wal-Mart so customers can donate supplies. The bins will be set up through August 10 at which point all items received will be loaded onto Coca-Cola trucks and transported to the distribution centers.The BOE wi...

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Madison, Mullens fall at state tourney

CHAPMANVILLE — The Madison All-Stars surely made it interesting.Down 5-0 after three innings, Madison eventually scored a run and tied it in the fourth with four runs but the Morgan County All-Stars plated one run in the top of the sixth inning to walk away with a 6-5 win over Madison on Friday night during the first day of competition at the 11-12-year-old State Little League Tournament at Chapmanville’s Ronnie Ooten Field.Madison (0-1) is scheduled to finis...

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