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Jul 09 2014

‘Relay’ Rescheduled for Friday, July 11

A torrential downpour forced local organizers to cancel an annual event originally scheduled for last month that raises funds for the American Cancer Society. The Scott County Relay for Life was supposed to be held June 20 but inclement weather washed out the event. Now organizers are planning an abbreviated version of the annual fund-raising …

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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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Jun 12 2014

2A State Championship

Congratulations to Gate City’s Rosa Smith! Rosa completed a long journey this afternoon by claiming the 2A State Championship in Singles Tennis play 6-1, 5-7, and 6-4 against George Mason’s Kynadi Mauney.

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May 28 2014

2014 Nickelsville Days

Here are snapshots from the 2014 Nickelsville Days held on May 24-25:

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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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May 02 2014

Folk Soul Revival

Here are scenes from the Folk Soul Revival held on April 26, 2014 at the Carter Fold:

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May 02 2014

The Big Read Wild West Hoedown

Here are scenes from The Big Read Wild West Hoedown held on April 26, 2014 at Scott County Public Library:

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May 02 2014

Scott County Spelling Bee

Here are scenes from the Scott County Spelling Bee held on April 24, 2014 at the Scott County Career & Technical Center:

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