2023-10-11

2023-10-11 E-Edition

Milling Around

The annual Bush Mill Festival featured crafts, apple butter-making, corn grinding and music to dance to and a chance to eat some home­made soup beans and cornbread. More photos of this year’s event are included in this edition.

School Board Members Fight Back on Embattled Teacher Controversy



A relative of an em­battled former county teacher and school board members fought back on allegations raised in previous meet­ings by speakers. Last Tuesday, the Scott County School Board held their month­ly meeting where more discussions were held in regards to a dismissed Twin Springs teacher, but this time it included a relative of the teacher. Meeting at the Scott […]

Gate City Town Council Member Dies Unexpectedly

A member of the Gate City Town Council passed away unexpectedly Friday while he was working on his new home. Allan ‘Cotton’ Roberts, who was first elected to the Gate City Town Council in 2012 and most recently was elected to a four-year term in 2020, was 74 years old at the time of his death. He was instrumental in […]

Chamber to Host 2023 Meet the Candidates Forum

Every four years, the chamber of commerce offers a political forum for candidates running for office an opportunity to introduce themselves to the public. This year’s event, “Meet the Candidates,” is planned for Thurs­day, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Scott County Career and Technical Center, located at 387 Broadwa­ter Avenue in Gate City and is sponsored by the […]

Under the Hood

It was a beautiful day to show off your hot rod and lots of proud car owners and visitors turned out to enjoy the day at the annual Moccasin Gap Auto Parts Cruise In. More photos from the event are included in this edition.

School Board Honor Retirees



School officials hon­ored several retirees at their Oct. 3 board meet­ing at the Scott County Career and Technical Center and were pre­sented with their school activity audit. The Scott County School Board present­ed recognition plaques to recent retirees that included Karen Blan­ton, Debra Brown, Jane Burdine, Betty Castle, Georgeanne Cole, Yvonne Edwards, Teresa Lane, Carolyn Meade, Jennifer Meade, Rebecca Powers […]

SCCTC to Host Open House

The Scott County Career and Technical Center invites the public to cel­ebrate fall at their special open house. Slated for Tuesday, Oct. 17, the event features food trucks from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the kickoff of a silent auction to win a tiny house. Bids for the Tiny House Silent Auction starts at 12:30 p.m. and continue through […]

VSP Investigate Fatal Crash

Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Smyth Coun­ty. The crash occurred Sept. 26, 2023, at 10:05 a.m. on Route 16, less than a mile south of Dry Run Rd. A 2005 Saturn Vue was traveling north on Route 16 when it sud­denly braked. The vehi­cle ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and […]

Photos from 2023 Bush Mill Days