2022-05-11 E-Edition

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History in Sight

Lots of history has unfolded inside the Scott County Courthouse in Gate City and its unique exterior beauty is enhanced by lovely orange wildflowers growing in downtown Gate City. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Former Equalization Board Members Suggest ‘Firing’ Was Illegal

The saga with the firing of the county’s equalization board continued at this month’s meeting of the county board of supervisors after three former members questioned supervisors over the legality of their removal. Other local residents discussed numerous issues with road maintenance on Snowflake Road at the May 4 meeting where the board was to consider its six year plan. […]

Chamber to Host Business Appreciation Breakfast

In honor of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proclamation to declare May as Business Appreciation Month, local business leaders host an annual tradition to honor local businesses. The Scott County Chamber of Commerce and the Scott County Economic Development Authority hosts a complimentary breakfast slated for Friday, May 20 at the Gate City United Methodist Church as a way to show appreciation […]

Sheriff Joins HIDTA Group on Southwest Border Tour

Scott County Sheriff Jeff Edds was among a group of Law Enforcement Leaders selected to visit the El Paso (Texas) Intelligence Center (EPIC) and participate in a border tour with U.S Customs and Border Protection on Feb. 23. The visit was sponsored by the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program (AHIDTA). The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program […]

Nickelsville Man Killed in Car Crash

Last Wednesday afternoon, a Nickelsville man died after his car ran off the road and hit a tree. At 5:23 p.m. on May 4, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Sinking Creek Highway (Route 65) a half-mile west of Chestnut Ridge Road (Route 716). A 2006 Honda Civic was traveling east on Sinking Creek Highway when it […]

Rain Postpones Walkathon to May 15

Mountain Empire Older Citizens’ 46th Annual Walkathon has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 15. The Walkathon was initially set for May 1, but rain throughout that morning caused a postponement of the event, which benefits MEOC’s Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly. “We are hoping for better weather on the rescheduled rain date, May 15,” said MEOC Emergency Services Director […]

Eastman Board Declares Dividend

The Board of Directors of Eastman Chemical Company declared a quarterly cash dividend of 76 cents per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable July 8, 2022, to stockholders of record as of June 15. Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use […]

Music Provides an Uplift to Your Life so Sing With Joy



I hope all of you have had a good week. Life is better when you sing. For weeks now, I’ve been attending Wednesday evening rehearsals and extra rehearsals on Tuesdays at First Baptist Church, Kingsport, singing with the Sanctuary Choir and Sounds of Faith, a men’s ensemble. Emory Austin once wrote, “Some days there won’t be a song in your […]

Head Start Hosts Training, Workshop for Parents

Scott County Head Start recently hosted a Program Wide Training and Workshop for Head Start parents and guardians. All in attendance had a great time and went home with some new creative ways to explore math in everyday situations, information on how to help prepare their child for kindergarten and new tips on how to care for plants and succulents. […]