2023-07-26 E-Edition

School Resource Officers Participate in Active Shooter Response Class

It’s a scenario that has become prevalent in the country’s schools – an active shooter on a school campus. And trying to avert a similar situation in Scott County, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office recently participated in an active shooter class to prepare for that pos­sibility. According to Every­town For Gun Safety Action Fund, in 2023 so far there have […]

Scott Teacher Under Investigation for ‘Inappropriate Images’

The Scott County School Board and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office have responded to a social media posting that alleged inap­propriate behavior by a Twin Springs High School teacher. In a written release from Scott County Public Schools, they state they are unable to provide additional comments other than the fol­lowing statement. The school system did not release the name […]

Gate City Council Votes to Increase Water Rates

Citing rising costs, the Gate City Town Council formally voted to increase its monthly water rates effective in October. At their July 11 meeting, the board agreed they need more money to cover the costs of supplying water to its customers. The new rates start with the October bills, which will be mailed to customers on Nov. 1. They stress […]

MECC ‘Promise Program’ Deadline is Aug. 1

High school graduates in the Class 2023 who intend to enroll at Moun­tain Empire Community College this fall under the MECC Promise tuition coverage program have until Tues­day, Aug. 1 to complete their required documentation. The MECC Promise program guar­antees up to two years of tuition-free community college for eligible high school graduates. This initiative aims to provide accessible education […]

WC Implements New Trash Fee, Considers Enforcement Tools

The Weber City Town Council met last week for their regular­ly scheduled monthly meeting. With one coun­cil seat remaining va­cant, they tried to tie up loose ends on new trash policies and tax enforce­ment action. The council met July 18 at 7 p.m. at the We­ber City Town Hall. Members present included Mayor Chris Powers, Town Attor­ney Mike Carrico and […]

VPS Investigate Shooting Death in Little Duck

According to Corrine Geller, Public Relations Director for the Virginia State Police, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office is investigating a shooting death in Scott County. At 6:19 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, state police were notified of a shooting that took place inside a residence in the 2200 block of Little Duck Road, Nickelsville. […]

Head Start Has Openings For 2023- 24 School Year, Apply Online Today

Scott County Public School Head Start is ex­cited about the upcom­ing 2023-24 school year. Head Start still has openings for qualified families for the PreK 3- and 4-year-old Pro­gram, apply online at <www.scottcountyhead­start.org>. Documents needed to complete the online ap­plication: Your Child’s Birth Certificate Immunization Re­cord Social Security Card Household proof of income – prefer 1040 tax document If your […]

Virginia Cooperative Extension- Scott County Earns Top State Award

Three employees of the Scott County Exten­sion Service received the Outstanding Team Award for Southwest Virginia at a recent Family Nutrition Pro­gram (FNP) all-state meeting. Lisa Berry – Expand­ed Family Nutrition Program Assistant, An­drea Haubner – Fam­ily Consumer Science Agent and Kasey Fiora­monti – 4-H Agent from the Scott County Coop­erative Extension Office were the recipients of the 2023 award […]

Wolfe Reunion to be Held Aug. 6

The annual Jacob and Jalah Wolfe Fam­ily Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Senior and Community Building at Keith Me­morial Park in Nickels­ville. Registration, meet and greet time begins at 11 a.m. with the busi­ness meeting to follow. Lunch is served at noon. Bring enough food and drink for family mem­bers and some extra to share. Eating […]