There are over 100 prophecies in the Old Testament about the coming of the Messiah. Psalm 72 speaks of the rulers in the line of David, of which, Jesus is the ultimate Messiah. “May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him. May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts.” Psalm 72:10,11. Matthew 2 […]

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Rotary Members, Volunteers Play Santa With 2021 Shoe Delivery

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” – Jim Rohn Rotary members distributed nearly 500 shoes and shoes yesterday morning as part of the 2021 Shoe Fund Christmas distribution. While COVID and pandemic measures have changed the drop off protocols at local schools, the members love the special feeling they get when boxes filled […]

County’s Composite Index Drops to Second Lowest in the State

School officials were reprimanded by a family member of two students enrolled in Scott County Public Schools at last week’s regular monthly meeting regarding their notification policy in a lockdown situation. The Scott County School Board met Dec. 7 for their last regular meeting of 2021 where they discussed resignations and presented reports including the 2022-24 Composite Index of Local […]

ECU Members to Receive $15 Million in Extraordinary Dividends

Giving back to members is a key part of the credit union difference. That’s why Eastman Credit Union’s volunteer board of directors approved returning another $15 million Extraordinary Dividend to members in early 2022. The extraordinary dividend, first awarded in 1998, will soon total $162 million in payouts. “ECU’s Extraordinary Dividend demonstrates our commitment to giving our members the absolute […]

Osborne Removed as RC Football Coach

For the second time in his coaching career, Cheyenne Osborne has been replaced as head coach of the Rye Cove High School football team. Osborne was notified last Tuesday after the Scott County School Board meeting that he would no longer be the Eagles’ varsity football coach. He released a statement on Twitter expressing his disappointment but wishing them future […]

Pickin’ Parlor Gang Welcomes Back Regular Member

A highlight of my visit to the Pickin’ Parlor in Weber City last Friday was seeing and talking at length with Paul Combs. He has been unable to come to the Parlor for several weeks because of some major health challenges. Welcome back, Paul. The whole gang was happy to see you and to know you’re doing much better. You […]


Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees meeting is being postponed from Dec. 2 to Dec.16 at 1 p.m. at the library in Wise. Are you or someone you know experiencing mental/behavioral health issues? Visit Appalachian Telemental Health Network’s (ATHN) online directory to meet with a professional: <>. Sessions are completed through a HIPAAsecured video session, which eliminates in person […]

Patricia Gail Bishop

Patricia ‘Mamaw Trish’ Bishop, 68, Gate City, passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Patricia was born May 18, 1953 in Sullivan County, Tenn. and was the daughter of the late William Floydie and Myrtle Roseman (McDavid) Bishop. In addition to her parents, her sister, Shirley Deel; brothers, William (Bud) Bishop, Carroll Bishop, and Larry Bishop; […]

Jerry Bowen

Gerald ‘Jerry’ C. Bowen of Fairborn, Ohio passed from this earthly life to an anticipated eternal life with God the Father on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. He was born March 21, 1936 in the Rye Cove community of Virginia in a tworoom log cabin. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Dona Sibyl (Shelton) Bowen; his parents, Gaye […]