2023-09-13 E-Edition

School Board Pressed About Former TS Teacher’s Retirement Request

Last Thursday, the Scott County School Board met at their regularly scheduled meeting where community members rallied against the board’s handling of former Twin Springs teacher, Gregory Hall, and his alleged involvement in inappropriate relations with a student. Due to Labor Day, the board met Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Scott County Career and Technical Center (SCCTC), deviating […]

BOS Agrees to Send Letters to Assist in Tree Removal in GC

In a brief meeting of the Scott County Board of Supervisors held last Wednesday at the Scott County Community Services Building, the board agreed to send letters on behalf of a Gate City property owner to help with speed up the removal of a tree. Ellen Bailey and her mother, Caroline Bailey, who live on Elliott Drive in Gate City, […]

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

A unique light show over the weekend displayed a rainbow that appeared even though there wasn’t any rainfall in sight. The phenomenon known as cloud iridescene occurs due to diffraction from many small water droplets that individually scatter light and appear as a rainbow.

GA Approves Budget, Includes Additional Funding for School Divisions

Last week after months of failed negotiations, the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia agreed on amendments to the state biennial budget (HB 6001). Among the items included in the new budget was significant funding for school divisions across the Commonwealth. The approved budget includes an increase of $10 billion in state support to public education in Virginia, including […]

Recognizing Service

Scott County Board of Supervisors Chairman Danny Mann presents Zennia Kinkead with a recognition plaque for her 43 years of work for the county. She most recently retired as the secretary for Judge John C. Kilgore, who serves as the chief judge in Scott County for the 30th Judicial Circuit.

In Celebration of America’s 250 Anniversary

Carter’s Fort Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites you to journey with them towards the 250th anniversary of our nation’s independence, July 4, 2026 What was happening 250 years ago in 1773? In September 1773, enslaved African poet Phillis Wheatley was in London, having travelled there for the publication of her book, Poems on Various Subjects. During […]

Hobbs Receives DVM Degree

Dalena Hobbs of Hiltons received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University-Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) in Harrogate, Tenn. at the 2023 Commencement Ceremony. She attended Lincoln Memorial University for undergraduate work. She is the daughter of Jack Hobbs Jr. and stepdaughter of Samantha Hobbs. She has a job at Kingsport Veterinary Hospital in […]

Local Couple Celebrates 44th Wedding Anniversary in Myrtle Beach

You know sometimes it’s just easy to say the wrong thing and I have no problem sticking my foot in my mouth. When thinking about saying the wrong thing, I was reminded of a devotion in a book by Leroy Brownlow, “Give Us This Day,” given to me by my sister Pauline for Christmas 1986. I’ve kept this book all […]

Dental Assisting

Mountain Empire Community College’s Dental Assistant students participated in the inaugural Lee County Healthy Day held Sept. 8. Dozens of patients attended the free clinic, and it introduced students to another aspect of community service and public health. MECC students worked alongside second year doctoral students from Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Dental Medicine and other local volunteers. MECC participants […]