Byline Archive: From staff reports

Apr 10 2013

Virginia State Police Investigate Crashes Following Tuesday Afternoon Traffic Pursuit

Two Virginia State Police troopers continue to recover tonight after being injured in a pursuit Tuesday afternoon (April 9) in Scott County. Virginia Senior Trooper J.C. (Jamie) Lawson remains in serious condition at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. Virginia Senior Trooper B.K. (Brian) Hubbard has been treated and released from Wellmont Holston …

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Feb 06 2013

GC Officials Mull $69,000 Shortfall

Gate City officials deferred taking action on repaying a nearly $70,000 amount over budget on the town’s recent water line improvements. At the meeting held Thursday in the Gate City Town Hall Auditorium, members of the Gate City Town Council discussed options available to them that would allow the town to repay a $69,256 shortfall …

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Jan 31 2013

Local Residents Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Distribution Conspiracy

Four Gate City residents and five residents of Northeast Tennessee pled guilty to federal drug distribution charges in U.S. District Court on Monday. United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy announced Tuesday that nine residents of Virginia and Tennessee entered guilty pleas in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon …

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Jan 31 2013

Electrician Training Offered in Scott County through MECC’s On Ramp Program

From staff reports A new cooperative initiative between the county’s career and technical center and Mountain Empire Community College allows adult learners to get specialized electrical training closer to home. Individuals who are unemployed or underemployed can participate in an upcoming electrician training program in Scott County through MECC’s On Ramp Program. On Ramp provides …

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Jan 23 2013

WC, Yuma Schools Earn Title I Distinction

Two county schools have been recognized by the Virginia Board of Education for helping economically disadvantaged students on standardized tests. Weber City Elementary and Yuma Elementary achieved the honor as a Title I Distinguished school. Title I Distinguished schools are recognized for meeting all state and federal accountability requirements for and achieving average reading and …

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