Byline Archive: From staff reports

Nov 07 2013

Johnson Lawsuit Settled Before Nov. 5 Trial Date

A settlement was reached shortly before the trial of Dr. Kellie Johnson v. Scott County School Board and four members of the board school was slated to begin in U.S. Federal Court in Big Stone Gap. United States District Judge James P. Jones signed the final order in the case on Oct. 28 in which …

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Oct 04 2013

Renovated Bush Mill is Focus of 2013 Festival

When Valentine Bush reconstructed a mill on Amos Branch in 1896 with assistance from his sons, Stephen and William and W.T. Frazier, he probably didn’t realize that the family’s livelihood would still be in operation 117 years later. The celebration of Bush Mill and its recent renovation will be highlighted at the 2013 Bush Mill …

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Oct 04 2013

Rec Dept. Receives $75,000 Grant

When it comes to improving the quality of life in Scott County, the Department of Parks and Recreation works tirelessly to make improvements in the county’s parks and along the waterways. Last week, the county’s recreation department received a $75,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant to resurface the three tennis courts, improve the walking …

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Jul 03 2013

Hiltons Bridge Re-Opens to Public

A bridge that spans the North Fork of the Holston River in the Hiltons on Route 58 has been replaced and is now open to vehicles. And even though the project wasn’t expected to be completed until later this month, officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation are happy to report it finished ahead of …

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May 01 2013

County’s Early Chancery Records Available Online

When he first ran for elected office in 1999, Mark ‘Bo’ Taylor vowed to computerize and modernize the office he sought – the circuit court clerk’s office. After he was elected he was introduced to a unique partnership offered through the Library of Virginia, who agreed to transform early chancery causes in the county’s history …

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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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