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PRIDE’s Single Family Housing Program

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PRIDE Community Services began a project in 2012 called the Single Family Housing Program to assist low income and very low income families with the process of purchasing a home. Through the duration of constructing two homes near the Peach Creek area in Logan, PRIDE has offered one-on-one credit counseling and home buyer education for interested families.This program is designed to provide a path to home ownership through education/counseling, financing assistance and construction of single-family homes to families who are low to moderate income. PRIDE also offers Homebuyer Education and Counseling to anyone needing this service, regardless of income. Others who are not participating in the housing program may be subject to a small fee.

 

Morgan Co. plays waiting game in state LL tourney

CHAPMANVILLE — And now Morgan County plays the waiting game.Morgan County had advanced to the 11-12-year-old State Little League championship game after disposing of Central Greenbrier, 15-5, in four innings in one of Wednesday night’s state semifinals at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field.Morgan County (3-1) was scheduled to play either Bridgeport or Milton on Thursday night in the state finals but the contest was pushed back to Friday at 6 p.m....

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County gridders hope to lead West to victory

Logan County football players were often times the backbone of the West Virginia All-Star team in the annual Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl.Now that the most recent Hatfield-McCoy feud is over with the end of the all-star game after 18 years, area gridders are donning the green and white of the West All-Star team for the inaugural East-West All-Star Classic, set for Saturday, Aug. 2 at Mingo Central’s Buck Harless Stadium.Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at the home of the...

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Why incumbents keep getting reelected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for a midterm-election year. Which might have been notable except, as The Washington Post pointed out, that “Congress’s approval rating has reached historic lows at least 12…times since 2010.”

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The Hoppers coming to Coalfield Jamboree

The Hoppers, known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, will visit the Coalfield Jamboree Sat., July 26 at 7 p.m.The Hoppers are known for singing hits like “Jerusalem,” “Yes I Am,” “Shoutin’ Time,” “Yaweh,” “I’ve Come Too Far” and many others. The group says they have always tried to remain firm in their sharing of hope and God’s unmatchable love, while keeping their faith in Christ and fa...

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Commission helps fund new Emergency building

Roger Bryant, LEASA director, addressed the Logan County Commission earlier this month about purchasing the old 84 Lumber building to use as a centralized emergency response station. In a special meeting held Thurs., July 24, the commission made a final decision with council to purchase part of the property.The old 84 Lumber building is located in the Peach Creek area and is approximately eight acres of paved ground with a few buildings and some sheds. Bryant thinks that this build...

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Thornsbury set to report

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Former Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury is apparently headed for what Forbes magazine calls the second “cushiest” federal prison camp in America.Government sources confirmed Thursday that Thornsbury has been directed to report to the Federal Prison Camp (FPC) in Pensacola, Florida. Williamson sources confirmed today that Thornsbury has “already left for Florida.” Although officials said the reporting date is July 29, they...

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WVSP bust marijuana sell

Amanda Jean Fuchs, 28 of Accoville, and Austin Robert Ezell, 19 of Waterford, Mississippi, were arrested by the WVSP on July 19 for multiple charges. Fuchs has been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and conspiracy. Ezell is charged with conspiracy to deliver marijuana.On July 19, Trooper J.E. Garren was performing routine road patrol when he observed a gray Chevrolet Equinox traveling on Buffalo Creek Road with a broken windshield and an expired MVI sticker....

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Ukraine deserving support

Ukraine’s new leader is making progress in regaining control over eastern areas of the country that were seized by Russian-backed insurgents, but he’s getting no help from the United States or the European Union. In fact, President Petro Poroshenko is succeeding in large part because he is resisting pressure to make unacceptable concessions to Moscow and its surrogates.

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Leaky suitcase leads to liquor

Reprinted from Logan County Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 32, Issue 1, 2009Leaky Suitcase Gave Clew to Whereabouts Of Seventeen Pints of LiquorFrom the Logan Democrat; June 14, 1917Contributed by Mary Jane SuttonIf Wasie Vance had put his booze in an airtight suitcase, he would not be under sentence of 60 days in jail and a fine of $100. As it is, he put alcohol in an ordinary suitcase and the bubbles arising from the rain well into...

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Smoot celebrates 100th birthday

ACCOVILLE — Lula Smoot of Accoville celebrated her 100th birthday on June 29, 2014. A large gathering of family and friends gathered Sat., June 28, to honor Smoot on her special occasion.The celebration was held at the Accoville Methodist Church with more than 200 people attending. Family and friends came from as far away as Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Illinois to celebrate with Smoot on her special occasion.Since her birth, Smoot lived through the “Great Dep...

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State LL finals moved to Friday at C-ville

CHAPMANVILLE — Friday night is the night.It’s the night of the 11-12-year-old State Little League baseball championship game at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field.Game time is set for 6 p.m. at the home of the Chapmanville Little League.The winners of Wednesday night’s two semifinals games between Milton/Bridgeport and Morgan County/Central Greenbrier are set to play in the finals.Milton, the District 1 champion, advanced to ...

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Two arrested in murder, arson case

LITTLETON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Police have announced that the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Samuel L. Spencer and Natasha L. Burns in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, on Mon., July 21, for three counts of first degree murder.On Tues., January 14, 2014, at approximately 12:57 p.m., Sergeant J. E. Shriver, of the Hundred Detachment of the WVSP, responded to a structure fire in Littleton.

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Brewers sweep three-game series with Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy has been frustrated, struggling at the plate the past month despite being named to his first All-Star team.That all changed Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds.Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Reds.“To be honest with you, the last couple of weeks have been kind of tough for making solid contact, but I’m glad to help the team out, cont...

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East meets West next week on gridiron

This past winter, Logan High School football coach Gary Mullins was notified he had been picked to coach the West Virginia All-Stars in the annual Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl.Then came a change of plans.After 18 years, the feud along the border came to an end as Kentucky reportedly no longer wanted to take part in the annual high school all-star game, pitting the top graduated seniors from West Virginia against those from across the Tug in the Bluegrass State.S...

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Gilbert native Justice to coach East All-Stars

BRADSHAW — Gilbert native and alumnus Gherig Justice will coach the East senior all-stars in the inaugural Cliffs Natural Resources Senior Bowl game to be played on August 2 at Harless Stadium on the campus of Mingo Central High School.The game replaces the old Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl, which pitted southern West Virginia graduates against those from eastern Kentucky.The new format will see players from such powerful programs as Bluefield, Princeton, Summers Coun...

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Remembering the ‘70s

Technology has transformed our world tremendously. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that life is getting easier for most people. And, greatly due to modern medicine, life expectancy has increased significantly from around the turn of the 20th century when the average person lived to be about 50 years-old. Sure, there were those who, despite difficult lives of working the fields, hunting, trapping, timbering or even working in unsafe coal mining conditions that existed in the day, ...

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Woman critical after motorcycle accident

KOPPERSTON - The Beckley detachment of the West Virginia State Police is investigating a motorcycle crash involving two well-known Mingo County residents.The state police report states that on Tuesday at approximately 11:31 a.m., Senior Trooper J. B. Frye and Trooper J. M. Browning responded to a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer, on State Road 99 (Bolt Road.), near the Raleigh/Boone County line.Preliminary findings indicate that the motorcycle o...

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