2021-09-08 E-Edition

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Marker to Honor Prospect School Dedicated on Highway 23



Nearly 60 years after it closed in 1965, the historical significance of Prospect School was officially recognized last week. A historical highway marker was unveiled and dedicated on Friday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. to honor Prospect School the only Black school formerly located in Scott County before its demolition in 1980. Local and state legislators joined organizers at the […]

WC Interim Mayor Seeks Changes to Building Code Allocation Costs

Weber City’s interim mayor asked the county’s board of supervisors to reconsider a method to allocate their shared cost for building inspections. At the Sept. 1 meeting of the Scott County Board of Supervisors, Greg Smith explained how Weber City had received a bill for approximately $3,700 a few months ago to cover the town’s portion of the expenses related […]

Head Start to Host Mobile Vaccine Clinic Today

More than 40 million American citizens have been diagnosed with COVID-19 including 2,307 Scott County residents. To help curb the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the region, Scott County Head Star in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health is sponsored a free mobile vaccination clinic Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free clinic features […]

Fun Daze

The 2021 Duffield Daze festival included lawn mower races, tractor pulls, inflatables for the kids and a chance to honor local healthcare heroes, who served as grand marshals of the parade. More pictures are included in this edition. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me   […]

Scenes frfromom 2021 Duffield Daze

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Briefs

Vendors and musicians are needed for the 2021 Bush Mill Days festival set for Saturday, Oct. 2. Call 479- 2033 or 479-3110 for more information. Friends of the Scott County Public Library are having a book sale Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the library. The Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees will not meet in September 2021. […]

Reunions

The James Madison Newton Family holds its annual reunion Saturday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at Eastman Picnic Shelter No. 8. For more information, contact Pamela Newton Osborne at (423) 245-1704. The Shoemaker High School Class of 1952 plans its 69th Reunion Saturday, Sept. 18 at Mama’s House Restaurant located at 2608 N. John B. Dennis Highway, Kingsport, Tenn. Social […]

Worley Berry

Worley Cecil Berry, 73, Jonesborough, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 at Mountain Home V.A. Center due to Covid. Worley was born Jan. 11, 1948 in Sullivan County, Tenn. and was the son of the late Pat and Lillian (Hunley) Berry. He was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army with 10 years of service. In addition to […]

Pastor Rick Wells

Pastor Rick Wells, 61, Gate City, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at Holston Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Rick was born Nov. 28, 1959 in Sullivan County, Tenn. and was the son of the late L.C. and Mary Ella (Sloan) Wells. He was employed by Eastman Chemical Company and the active pastor of Roadside Baptist […]