Byline Archive: Lisa Watson McCarty - Publisher

Jul 30 2013

Sheriff’s Office Discovers Outdoor Meth Lab in Clinchport

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force uncovered an active methamphetamine lab operation in a wooded location above Clinchport. Scott County Sheriff John Puckett reported that two persons were arrested early Thursday afternoon after law enforcement authorities discovered the “lab” in a remote location off of Mustang Street …

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Jul 11 2013

Teacher Requests Return to Seven-Period Day

A Gate City High School history teacher asked members of the school board to reconsider a return to its former seven-period day. At the July 2 meeting of the Scott County School Board held at the Scott County Career and Technical Center, Pat Davis suggested that the quality of learning and teaching would be enhanced …

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Jul 03 2013

EDA Approves ‘Escrow’ Resolution

Members of the county’s economic development authority board reluctantly gave up control of $400,000 they have accrued during their management of the county’s community services building. The money, which has been placed in an escrow account, is the result of the “prudent” care of the Scott County Economic Development Authority. Earlier this year, the Scott …

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Jun 12 2013

Ferguson Earns State Singles Crown; Smith Claims Finalist Honors

Although he had played tennis prior to his freshman year, John Dalton Ferguson acknowledges he really didn’t learn how to keep score until he began playing in earnest as a ninth grader on the Blue Devil squad. But the lanky player became a quick study and used his speed and size to hone his tennis …

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Apr 18 2013

Jennings Returns to Lead County’s 911 Office

She has been involved in law enforcement in one capacity or another since 1980 and now heads up the county’s 911 office. Janice Jennings, or as most know her ‘Tutti,’ has been on the job as the Scott County 911 Director for five months during which she has handle some difficult situations. Her first job …

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Mar 22 2006

Duffield Squad Seeks Donations

Duffield Fire and Rescue is announcing a fund-raising event to seek donations for the purchase of thermal imaging cameras. Thermal imaging cameras can assist firefighters and rescue personnel with finding fire sources quickly, improving search and rescue efforts, aid in seeing through smoke filled areas, identify hazardous materials, along with many other applications. This technology …

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