2022-01-12 E-Edition

Glorious Blue Skies

The cerulean blue skies last week were in direct contract to the frosty conditions as Old Man Winter dropped several inches of snow and ice all over the county.

BOS Approves 6% Meals Tax

Scott supervisors met for the first time in 2022 last Wednesday and selected to keep the same leadership team intact along with their normal rules of operation, meeting date, time and location. Danny Mann (District 5) was unanimously selected to remain as chairman, a role he has claimed since 2011. Stefanie Cruby (Supervisor at-Large) was elected by the board to […]

School Board Hires New FB Coach Despite Support for Former Coach

After their last meeting in December, school officials formally announced the dismissal of Rye Cove football coach, Cheyenne Osborne after a season made difficult due to a lack of players and COVID quarantines. This month at their first meeting of the new year, several persons including a pair of coaches from rival high schools in the Cumberland District attended the […]

AG Announces 100 Percent Participation by Localities in Opioid Settlement

On Monday, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that 100 percent of required Virginia localities and stakeholders have now agreed to the $26 billion settlement framework that he and his colleagues negotiated against opioid distributors and Johnson & Johnson. Because of this 100 percent commitment, the Commonwealth of Virginia will receive the maximum amount of money available to state and […]

Tax Tips For Students

Income tax filing season is approaching, and students may want to consider these tips from KHEAA to help the tax preparation process go more smoothly. Before students file their tax return, they should discuss the situation with their parents who may be able to claim them as a dependent, which could save them thousands of dollars. Additionally, students and parents […]

ASD Awarded $216,454 Grant Total from VDACS

Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) has been awarded a total of $216,454 in three grants from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. ASD will use the funds to: (1) create a Point-of harvest education program for wild harvesters of native botanicals; (2) build a regional aggregation and distribution network in support of VA specialty crop producers; and (3) make […]


The Scott County Economic Development Authority meets Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Scott County Administrative Offices located at 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City. All meetings are open to the public. The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors meet the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. […]

DMV Seeks Participants for New Highway Safety Campaign

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) seeks Virginians willing to share their stories for a new highway safety campaign aspiring to persuade unsafe drivers to change their behaviors behind the wheel. The campaign centers around four brief videos on important highway safety topics: drunk driving prevention, seat belt safety, speeding prevention, and distracted driving awareness. Virginians who have been affected […]

State Parks Youth Conservation Corps Accepting Applications

Virginia State Parks is seeking qualified candidates to fill Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer residential service opportunities across the state. Two three-week programs will be offered this summer. YCC crews will assist Virginia State Parks staff with a range of operational projects including, but not limited to, trail maintenance, habitat improvement, and campground construction and restoration. Room and board is […]