2021-09-29 E-Edition

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Health District Offering (Pfizer-BioNTech) Booster COVID-19 Vaccines

Beginning this week, the LENOWISCO Health District will offer COVID-19 booster doses of the Pfizer- BioNTech vaccine to certain eligible populations in line with updated guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recommendations from the CDC are: • people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s […]

MECC Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 1

In 1972, Mountain Empire Community College welcomed its first students to their Big Stone Gap campus. And later this week, the college kicks off its 50-year celebration with a special event to highlight their half century of history. Mountain Empire Community College will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration on Friday, Oct. 1 with a picnic commemorating the initial groundbreaking […]

County Supervisors Seek Equalization Board Members

As the Scott County reassessment comes close to ending, county officials are searching for local residents, who want to join the equalization board. It’s a difficult job and takes a minimum of two months to hold hearings with local property owners who dispute their new real estate values. Every six years, Scott County must reevaluate its real estate property values. […]

Daily Walk

When My Heart Yearns to Do More


Do you ever feel like there’s so many days and times that everyone is telling you what you are doing wrong or why you can’t become the person you want to be? The answer is probably yes. But don’t give up. God is there and has a great plan and purpose for you. He is working in your life. And […]

Foundation Further Impacts Students Through Contributions

Last week, Robert and Jennifer England, through the Nick England Scholarship Foundation, made another generous contribution to commemorate the life of their late son, Nick, to the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (U.Va.-Wise). Today’s commitment brings the cumulative total of their support to $500,000. The family and foundation have already established six endowed scholarships through the Foundation to honor […]

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Arrest Report

Editor’s Note: The following information was provided by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Aug. 31 Ginger Michelle Tipton, 47, Gate City, violation of probation. Anita Minor Horne, 60, Surgoinsville, Tenn., DWI, driving without a license, refusal to blood or breath test, possession narcotics (3 counts). Gary Austin Lewis, 27, Kingsport, Tenn., violation of probation (3 counts), contempt of court. Sept. […]

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Nomination Period Closes Oct. 22

The nomination period for the Hall of Fame’s 2021 Student-Athlete Achievement Awards closes Friday, Oct. 22. The awards are open to all juniors and seniors attending high school in Virginia that meet the following criteria: Attend high school in Virginia (public or private) Be a junior or senior during the 2021–22 academic year Letter in at least one VHSL/VISAA sanctioned […]

Henry’s Produce & Market LLC Approved for VCEDA Capital Grant

For Henry and Renee Morris, opening Henry’s Produce & Market LLC in Duffield was a way not only to give back to the community they love by giving local farmers a ready outlet for their fresh produce, but it was also a way to honor their family heritage. Henry’s father, the late Charles Franklin Morris, ran a produce stand from […]