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Council, Hurley ask to join Cumberland District

Buchanan County schools Council, Grundy and Hurley have asked to join Russell County’s Honaker in leaving the Black Diamond District, according to appeals filed in the VHSL realignment plan. The three schools are among 16 statewide that have filed appeals to the proposed realignment that would begin with the...
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Bristol abortion clinic could be crossing state lines

BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — Abortions will no longer be provided at Bristol Regional Women's Center in Bristol, Tennessee, after August 24. Just one day later on August 25, Tennessee's Human Life Protection Act, which prohibits abortion, will take effect. Bristol, Virginia Mayor Anthony Farnum told News 5 the clinic...
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Russell Co. to consider ‘pro-life county’ law

LEBANON, Va. (WJHL) – The Russell County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution to restrict abortion access in the county by making it a “pro-life county.” More than 100 people filled the Russell County Conference Center, calling on supervisors to institute a resolution that would discourage abortion providers from coming to Russell County. The […]
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Local missing teen found safe

UPDATE: According to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Yates has been located and is safe. ———————————————————————————————————————– RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – The Russell County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) is asking the public for help in finding a missing teen last seen Saturday around 4:30. According to the RCSO, Landon Yates, 13, is missing from the Finney, […]
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Crowd wants Russell County declared a ‘pro-life sanctuary,’ more . . .

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:. Judge dismisses lawsuit over election date; General Assembly elections set for next year. — Richmond Times-Dispatch and Virginia Mercury. Franklin County supervisors to meet to discuss filling seat left vacant by death of Supervisor...
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13-Year-Old Boy Reported Missing in Russell County Safely Located

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. (WCYB) — Russell County, VA -- The Russell County Sheriff's Office says a 13-year-old boy reported missing on Saturday has been safely located. Investigators say 13-year-old Landon Yates was last seen on Saturday in the Finney/New Garden area of Russell County, Virginia. Russell County investigators tell...
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County Fair Queen Linda Skeens Revealed! Viral Sensation Appears on Today

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Linda Skeens. Skeens, the 74-year-old from Russell County, Virginia, became a viral sensation after dominating the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair this year. The humble grandma swept the Baked Goods category, nabbed many of the spots in Canned Foods, and even placed in the Embroidery and Wall Décor categories. In total, Skeens won 25 separate ribbons at the annual VaKy Fair.
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Viral county fair legend Linda Skeens makes her TV debut on TODAY

She’s the woman who captured a nation’s hearts without lifting a finger — except, you know, to make a spread of delicious Southern cooking at its most prize-winningest. Linda Skeens, the 74-year-old viral sensation who won 25 separate ribbons for her home cooking, baking and crafts at the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair this year appeared on TODAY Thursday for her very first television appearance. At last, we put a face to the name on the everyone's lips.
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Castlewood intersection named in honor of service member missing in action

CASTLEWOOD, Va. (WCYB) — A Castlewood intersection is now named in honor of a service member who remains listed as missing in action. The Russell County Board of Supervisors announced is honoring Sgt. First Class Fred Taylor at the Memorial Intersection in Castlewood at the old Shuler Milton store, adjacent to the Morgan McClure car lot.
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Russell County soldier was called ‘a one-man army’

It’s hard to read about Junior Spurrier’s exploits during World War II without imagining the movie that could be made from them. Picture an old-school, two-fisted action yarn in the mode of “The Dirty Dozen” or “Where Eagles Dare,” a literal barn-burner advertised by a poster replete with muzzle flashes, gritted teeth, flying shell casings and other signatures of battlefield mayhem.
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