Byline Archive: From staff reports

Feb 25 2015

State Agencies Provide Assistance Following Winter Storms    

Commonwealth agencies continue to support local governments and citizens following a week of freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, treacherous driving conditions and dangerously low wind chill values. Forecasters are predicting additional snow and wintry precipitation across Virginia this week.   As part of the state of emergency issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe Feb. 16, the following …

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Jan 23 2015

Star to Highlight County’s Bicentennial in 2015

In honor of the bicentennial of Scott County, the Scott County Virginia Star plans to highlight the county’s legacy in its annual progress edition. Slated to be published March 25, 2015, the edition features a look back at the county’s 200-year-old history. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase Scott County in this …

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Jan 23 2015

Comments Accepted for Route 224 Curve Improvement Project

Approximately 30 persons stopped by to view some proposed changes to Wadlow Gap Highway during a public hearing held last week. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held the design public hearing Jan. 13 at the Wadlow Gap Ruritan Bingo Building to display plans for a proposed curve improvement project on Route 224 in the …

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Jan 09 2015

Region Suffers from Large Outbreak of Flu

You know the signs – coughing, sneezing, high fever, sore throat – and you suspect you have the flu. Don’t despair you aren’t alone. Many in the region are suffering from an outbreak of the flu as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 43 states have widespread flu activity including Virginia and Tennessee. The …

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Sep 03 2014

Scott Students Make New Gains on Mathematics SOLs

Student achievement improved during 2013-2014 on challenging mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) tests first introduced three years ago, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported last week. Scott County student followed the statewide trend in mathematics tests by posting a 4 point passing rate division-wide. Seventy-nine percent passed the updated mathematics tests in the county. …

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Jul 09 2014

Trio Indicted on Murder Charges

A Gray, Tenn. couple and a Jonesborough, Tenn. man involved in a brutal murder that occurred in late May 2010 were indicted June 23 by the Scott County Grand Jury for their roles in the death of Natasha Gross Collins, 21, of Johnson City, Tenn. John Person Purcell, 46, AKA Tony Purcell and his wife, …

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Jul 02 2014

Operators of Brian Center Indicted on Racketeering Charges

Avi Klein, Alicia Dietrich, Charles Menten and Vickie Cox All Face Federal Racketeering Charges A Federal Grand Jury in the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke has charged four individuals with a variety of Federal crimes, including racketeering [RICO], relating to the operation of a Weber City skilled nursing facility. In an indictment returned June …

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May 28 2014

GC Kicks Off King Alley Music Venue

Gate City officials are hoping to encourage current and former residents to head downtown for a new musical series that officially begins this Saturday. In an effort to showcase their downtown revitalization efforts and spur economic development, the new concert series tabbed “Kickin Back at King Alley” kicks off May 31 and continues each Friday …

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May 02 2014

Friday Night Concert to Benefit Two-Year-Old’s Medical Needs

A benefit concert slated for Friday night at the Scott County Lifesaving Crew Bingo Building will assist a local family in need. Two-year-old Mia Taylor, the daughter of Jeff and Tina Taylor of Yuma, is scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant in late May at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And their friends are …

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Apr 10 2014

Library to Host ‘Big Read’ Activities

As part of an annual event held to encourage reading to all ages, the Scott County Public Library hosts numerous events this month to highlight their participation in The Big Read. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Big Read in Scott …

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