2022-02-08 E-Edition

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Lawmaker Wants to add COVID Vaccine Requirement to List of Workplace Discrimination Protections



A proposed law seeks to prohibit public employers, schools and numerous other government organizations in Virginia from requiring individuals to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. The legislation would allow people to make their own choices, said Del. Timothy V. Anderson, R-Virginia Beach, who introduced the bill. “It’s extremely important for my worldview that we restore an individual’s liberty interests in making […]

Assesssment Appeal Appointments Set for Feb. 28-April 29

The Scott County Board of Supervisors held two meetings in two days last week where they amended the timeline to set up dates for the county’s equalization board to hear appeals from landowners protesting their new tax assessments. At their regular monthly held Feb. 2, the board agreed to give additional funds to the county’s three rescue squads to assist […]

Scott County School System Receives New Grant Funds



With February being deemed School Board Member Appreciation Month, the Scott County School celebrated by holding their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday where their budget was amended to facilitate new grant monies. The board met last Tuesday at the Scott County Career and Technical Center at 6:30 p.m. District 3 member Linda Gillenwater was absent for this meeting with all […]

Daily Walk



It is More Blessed to Give Give Lavishly! Live Abundantly! by Helen Steiner Rice The more you give, the more you get. The more you laugh, the less you fret. The more you do unselfishly, the more you live abundantly. The more of everything you share, the more you’ll always have to spare. The more you love, the more you’ll […]

Shine a Light

The First Baptist Church of Gate City held its annual Night to Shine event Saturday afternoon with a drive-thru parade to mark the annual tradition to honor those with disabilities. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2022 event remained virtual instead of the annual prom. Ashley Jenkins Sandhu, who coordinated the parade, hopes next year’s event will return to […]

Upcoming Extension Meetings Planned in Area



Master Cattleman Course to be Offered Spring 2022 Virginia Cooperative Extension will be offering the Virginia Master Cattlemen program online Spring 2022. This program will consist of seven sessions that provide essential information for beef producers in the areas of economics, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, forages, herd health and marketing. Participants will receive a certificate as a Virginia Master Cattleman upon […]

JMU Announces Fall President’s List

James Madison University announces that the following Scott County students made the president’s list for the fall 2021 semester. Emily Fuller, who is majoring… in international business, Bradley Fuller, who is majoring in music and Katelyn Fuller, who is majoring in psychology, were named to the list. They are residents of Gate City. To qualify for the honor of being […]

Briefs

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: <www.athn.us>. Sessions are completed through a HIPAAsecured video session, which eliminates in person barriers of time, distance, and provider scarcities. ATHN welcomes providers, referral streams and users to the platform. Faith-based 12-step recovery meeting is held each […]

Emory & Henry Announces 2022 Spring Admission Events

Emory & Henry College announces its spring admission events schedule starting on Saturday, Feb. 12 for high school students and families as well as transfer students deciding where to pursue their education this fall. Admission events are held on the Emory & Henry College campus off I-81, exit 26 and participants receive valuable information, a free t-shirt and meal as […]