48th Annual Carter Family Memorial Music Festival E-Edition

2022-08-03 E-Edition

Idyllic Scenery

A flock of Canadian Geese float across the Clinch River just downstream from Speers Ferry in a scenic view of Scott County that can be enjoyed by all. The location of the crossing is at the Rexrena Fishing and Boating Access point on the river, which is the first POWRR access site on the Clinch. POWRR stands for Public Opportunities […]

County to Receive $17,119 from Opioid Settlement

Attorney General Jason Miyares announced last Friday that the first payments from the settlement with opioid distributors McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Healthcare were actively making their way to Virginia’s localities. The majority of Virginia’s localities should have received their payments last week. Virginia receives $15 million from this initial payment while the Opioid Abatement Authority receives $9.9 million. Virginia’s 133 […]

WC Council Votes to Pay 25 Percent of Family Insurance Cost

At a special-called meeting held last Thursday, members of the Weber City Town Council agreed to pay 25 percent of the cost for employees’ family health insurance. Initially, the council had agreed to pay 100 percent of the cost for single coverage for the police department with the employee paying any difference for additional coverage. At Thursday’s meeting the board […]

Starnes Tapped for Second Highest Position in Sheriff’s Office

A longtime employee of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has been promoted to the department’s chief deputy. Following the resignation of the former major, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has promoted long-time department member and former investigative captain J.C. Starnes to take over the position. Former major, Jason Jenkins, resigned from the position and returned to the Virginia State Police […]

Farm Credit Accepts Applications for Charitable Contributions Fund

Farm Credit of the Virginias, a lending cooperative serving Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced the launch of a Charitable Contributions Fund, in which the association will offer grant opportunities for eligible organizations that support the rural communities that the cooperative serves. Through the Farm Credit of the Virginias Charitable Contributions Fund, the cooperative will engage with and build […]

California Pair Indicted for Supplying Fentanyl Linked to Wise County Teen Overdoses

A federal grand jury in Abingdon returned an indictment July 19 charging a pair of California men with supplying the fentanyl linked to teenage overdoses that occurred in Wise County. The grand jury has charged Alexander Ortiz, 25, of Fullerton, Calif., and Jorge Efrain Perez Jr., 24, of Anaheim, Calif., each with one count of conspiring to distribute and possess […]

Arrest Report

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. July 1 Howard James Stanley, 45, Duffield, possession of narcotics (3 counts), inhale drugs. Christopher A. Robinson, 52, Sneedville, Tenn., no valid operator’s license, improper registration, no insurance, defective windshield. Natasha Lynn Roberts, 29, Pennington Gap, violation of probation. July 2 Kenneth Dean Renew, 43, Nickelsville, vandalism, […]

Youth Event Planned in Bristol

Frontier Health and the Frontier Health Foundation host a new youth event before their euNoia concert on Aug. 13 this year at Cumberland Square Park in Bristol – the euNoia for Kids. euNoia for Kids will be a two-hour event, beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at 5p.m. It is an entirely free event for children, youth and their families […]