2022-06-01 E-Edition

Stop the Bleed

Scott County school principals pose with their new Stop the Bleed kits provided by Ballad Health during a Friday morning event at the school board office. Participating in the event are Dr. George Testerman, Division Superintendent John Ferguson, Maj. Jason Jenkins and SRO Lt. Andy Jones of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. The portable kits include an instructional booklet, a […]

School Approves Proposed Budget, Awaits State’s Budget

At last week’s special called meeting of the Scott County School Board, the board reviewed proposed budgets for teacher’s salary scales, the system’s operating budget and cafeteria budget. Only five of the six members attended the 4 p.m. meeting held May 23 in the school board central office. District 5 School Board member Gail McConnell was unable to attend the […]

Scott County to be Featured on Real Virginia Program

This July, Virginia Farm Bureau’s Real Virginia television program will highlight Scott County as part of its County Close-up segment. Each month, the feature focuses on a different Virginia county and provides an in-depth look at the area from an agricultural perspective. Burke Moeller, video producer for Farm Bureau, will interview local farmers and others to explore the role agriculture […]

Jeeping Good Time

The first-ever Jeep Jamboree, sponsored by Gate City Frontier, was a huge success with numerous jeeps, vendors, food, visitors and fun. The event held in downtown Gate City is the first event of the summer season, which includes the Run the Gate and Clinch Mountain Summer Celebration on June 11.

Nickelsville Days

Lots of local residents hailed the return of Nickelsville Days over the weekend as they enjoyed the parade, the strongest farmhand competition, dog show, music and more. More photos are inside this edition.

Abingdon Man Sentenced on Bankruptcy Fraud Charge

An Abingdon man, who concealed bank accounts and other assets from a federal bankruptcy court during his Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, was sentenced May 24 to 12 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine. Ronald Eugene Lefler, 67, pled guilty in March 2020 to one count of bankruptcy fraud when he knowingly and fraudulently failed to […]


Richard Cameron Hamm

Gate City High School Class of 2022

Local Student Graduates from C-N

Kenleigh Snapp of Weber City graduated from Carson-Newman University at the conclusion of the institution’s spring semester. Snapp earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies. Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is located in Jefferson City, Tenn., among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The institution’s website is <cn. edu>.

Longtime GCHS Teacher Retires After 37 Years

After 37 years serving as a teacher and 36 years as the head of the Family and Consumer Science program in Scott County, Debbie Kilgore has found her nudge to slow down and retire from the system to spend more time with her growing family. “I tell my kids that I got married and moved nine miles, right across the […]