2023-01-04 E-Edition

Frost on the Vine

A light dusting of frost on a vine displays the contrast in weather patterns in the area. Last week temperatures were well below freezing and increased to unseasonably warm 60-plus degree weather by the weekend with this week returning to cold mornings and comfortable afternoon temps.

Scott PSA Lifts Water Conservation Notice

A water conservation notice put into effect last week after extremely cold temperatures hit the area was lifted Friday by officials. On Dec. 28, customers of Scott County Public Service Authority in the former Moccasin Gap Water System in Weber City, Yuma and Kermit were asked to conserve water due to falling water levels. Scott County PSA Director Mike Dishman […]

Rotary Recognizes Essay Award Winners

The Rotary Club of Scott County sponsored its first-ever essay contest for 11th grade high school students with a twist. Students were encouraged to write about the meaning of “Service Above Self,” Rotary’s motto. The contest was open to all 11th grade students enrolled in Scott County Public Schools or Scott County students that are homeschooled. They were required to […]

First-Year Sponsor to Assist Gate City Interact Club

Gate City High School’s Interact Club attended the regional Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Seminar at the beginning of December and wants to take the lessons they learned and implement them in their local community. Under first-year sponsor Marah Mullins, five students who serve in leadership roles in the club represented the school at the conference, which was held Dec. […]

Virginia Farmers Urged to Respond to Ag Census Before Feb. 6, 2023 Deadline

Time to respond to the 2022 Census of Agriculture is running out, and Virginia farmers are being encouraged to return their questionnaires before the Feb. 6 deadline. The National Agricultural Statistics Service mailed online access codes for the census to every known American farmer in November, followed by hard copies this month. The Census of Agriculture provides “the only source […]

Work-Related Resolutions to Consider in the Year Ahead

New Year’s resolutions run the gamut from kicking bad habits like smoking to finding more time to exercise to learning a foreign language. Many resolutions are about selfimprovement, and that desire to live better can extend into the professional arena. New Year’s resolutions can be just as beneficial to a person’s professional life as they can in that same individual’s […]

Pray For Those Who are Grieving, Suffering Loss

Throughout the years, many of us watched Barbara Walters from NBC to ABC. I always tried to watch her special interviews. Often, the people she interviewed on primetime television specials were “the” high profile people at that given time. She became the highest paid journalist of her day being the first to sign a million-dollar contract with ABC. Regardless of […]

Arrest Report

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Nov. 28 Anita D. Bevins, 46, Dungannon, assault. Nov. 29 Daniel Kain Hall, 22, Gate City, violation of probation (6 counts), fail to appear. Daniel Wesley Middleton, 37, Pennington Gap, violation of probation (2 counts). Christopher Michael Farmer, 39, Big Stone Gap, violation of probation. Cody A. […]

The Game of Life

Milt Starnes June 2022 In the game of life you have a choice of three it’s up to you what you want to be you can be a spectator and watch others play the game sit on your hands, in the stands most others do the same or you can be a player involved in every play and the effort […]