Progress Part-2-2023 E-Edition

2023-04-05 E-Edition

SC Sheriff’s Office Hires New Outreach Coordinator

Back in January, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office announced that they were accepting applications for Com­munity Outreach Coor­dinator and one retired officer is more than ready to take on the role. Jeff Kurtz is a rela­tive newcomer to Scott County. He was origi­nally from Kansas where his parents were business owners who made the move to Ha­waii when he was […]

Weber City Hires New Employees

The Weber City Town Council met last Thurs­day for a special called meeting where they tried to solve personnel issues within the police department and the town hall. The council met March 30 at the Weber City Town Hall at 6 p.m. With Mayor Chris Powers currently on sabbatical, Acting May­or Justin Addington led the meeting along with Town Attorney […]

School Board Grants Extension for Head Start Performance Report

The Scott County School Board met last Tuesday at a special- called meeting where they approved an ex­tension for the Scott County Public School Head Start Program’s Performance Summary Report. The council gathered at 4 p.m. at the Scott County School Board office, a deviation from their normal meetup location. Superintendent John Ferguson, As­sistant Superinten­dent Jason Smith and council members […]

Early Easter Event

Lots of children and their families enjoyed an early Easter Egg Hunt at Natural Tunnel State Park on Saturday. Sponsored by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, the event featured an egg hunt, food, prizes and a visit with Capt. Cotton Tail. (Top) A young man gathers his bounty of eggs while a young girl shows off her gift. Capt. Cotton […]

New Retail Discount Store Set to Locate in Duffield

The Scott County Economic Development Authority announced Monday that a new discount store plan to build in Duffield. Plans have been an­nounced for the con­struction of a new Fam­ily Dollar/Dollar Tree combo store in the area. According to a press re­lease, the store will be built on a location next to the Hardee’s located at 711 Duff Patt High­way. The […]

Arrest Report

Editor’s note: The fol­lowing information was provided by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. March 20 Summer Renee Mc­Cloud, 24, Gate City, violation of probation (6 counts). Christopher Ray Wagner, 35, Blackwa­ter, DWI 3rd offense within 10 years, fail to wear a seatbelt. Jackson Vowell, 24, Pennington Gap, ob­struction of justice, lar­ceny. March 21 Bradley Justin Ar­nold, 31, Laurel Bloom­ery, Tenn., […]

Body Time

Students in the auto body class at the Scott County Career & Technical Center put their skills to the test refurbishing a used Ford Ex­plorer donated to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office by the Kingsport Police Department. Students removed the old striping and white wrap off the vehicle and then painted it. It was a good project for the students […]

Daily Walk

Hands Tell a Story Have you ever no­ticed your hands? Some are soft, some are smooth, rough and calloused; large, tiny, weak, wrinkled and others feeble. No mat­ter the size – they have fingers attached to help us grasp. Hands do tell a story! Whether they are young, old; large or small, our savior’s hands are the greatest of all. […]