2021-2022 Midyear Progress Report E-Edition

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2022-03-23 E-Edition

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Local Event Slated to Honor Vietnam War Era Veterans

On the fifth anniver­sary of National Viet­nam Veterans Day, local organizers have planned an event to honor and remember those who served during the Vietnam War era. A special service is slated for Tuesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Gate City to honor those veterans who served between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, […]

Weber City Council to Suspend Payment of County Fees



The Weber City Town Council met last Tuesday where they voted in approval to purchase trash cans for the residents of the town and voted to suspend their pay­ment of inspection fees to the county. At the regular monthly meeting held at 7 p.m. at the Weber City Town Hall, all members were present including Mayor Chris Pow­ers and Town […]

Tennessee Man Sentenced For 2019 Manslaughter in Nickelsville

A Mount Carmel, Tenn. man was sen­tenced last week in a case dating back to 2019 that involved a joyride that ended in a tragic death. Scott County Com­monwealth’s Attorney Kyle Kilgore,announced last Thursday that Ste­ven (A.K.A. Stephen) Lee Kissick, 24, was sentenced March 16 in Scott County Circuit Court. He will serve eight years with two years suspended in […]

Clintwood Man Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud

A Clintwood man, who concealed his ownership interest in a waste management company and failed to report his employment and income from that business on his Chap­ter 7 bankruptcy filing, pleaded guilty March 16 to one count of bank­ruptcy fraud in federal court. According to court documents, in June of 2020, David Bryan ‘Pok­ey’ Stanley, 48, filed for Chapter 7 […]

80th Birthday

Geraldine Jones celebrated her 80th birthday March 18, 2022 with a couple of parties in her honor. She enjoyed a visit to the Apple Barn in Pi­geon Forge, Tenn. on her birthday and a surprise party held March 20 at Golden Corral. She has one daughter, Penny Jones and James Justice and is the daughter of the late Ethel and […]

Stallard Celebrates His 10th Year of Writing Weekly Column



If I remember cor­rectly, this is the 10th year I’ve been writing this column. For about six years, I co-authored “Thru the Gap” with my late sister, Vonda Da­vis. Since her passing, I’ve tried to continue the writing with vim, vigor and vitality. Before Vonda’s death, she told me one day when she was in the hospital, “Now, Jack, I […]

Quinn Summary – Middle Ages, Part 2


Although some ter­rible viruses are around today, we’ve still got it better then folks who lived between the 5th and 15th centuries. Those were called the Middle Ages because surviving to 50 seemed impossible. Here’s the deal: if you were a nobleman, you could live well if you owned enough land. But manor homes didn’t have central heat, pest control […]

New Course in Blockchain Technology Set to Launch in Virginia’s Southwest

A new course in blockchain technology at Emory & Henry College, sponsored by the College’s School of Business, Troy Wiipongwii of the William & Mary Global Research Institute and InvestSWVA, will launch on June 21. The course will put blockchain technology and its ancillary developments into an accessible context for the economy of Virginia’s Southwest region. The goal of the […]