Scott County, VA

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Virginia (Ginny) Castle Meade

NICKELSVILLE, VA - 89 Virginia (Ginny) Castle Meade, of Nickelsville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 12, 2021. She was born June 13, 1931 in Scott Co. Virginia to the late Logan “Rogan” Castle and Bessie Dean Castle. Virginia was a homemaker. She especially enjoyed cooking, making candy, taking care of animals, gardening, and working on the farm with her brother Bill. Virginia was a loving and caring person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
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Billie Inna Jean (Lane) Akers

DUFFIELD, VA - Billie Inna Jean (Lane) Akers, 89, of Duffield, VA passed away, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Billie was born in Scott County, VA on May 2, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Lloyd Weslely and Osta Mae (Bates) Lane. In...
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Scott County is Ready to Cleanup!

Congratulations to Scott County Litter Control, who is today’s award of our 2021 Green Grants! They will receive $500 for its LItter Prevention project. We’ll be announcing one each day during the month of June. Every year, government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for...
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‘Not another place like this in the nation’: An inside look at Scott County’s unique virtual learning setup

FORT BLACKMORE — If you had paid a visit to Fort Blackmore Primary School this school year, you would’ve quickly noticed something unusual: There were no students present. The halls were much quieter and emptier than usual, but plenty of learning was still taking place. That’s because the school was converted into a virtual learning hub for all the county’s remote-learning elementary students. Select teachers from across the school system taught onsite at the facility, but only to virtual classes.
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Watch now: Rotary Club of Scott County honors scholarship recipients

GATE CITY — Three high school seniors from Scott County recently received financial support to further their education. The Rotary Club of Scott County recognized Emilee Jerrell, Ethan Gibson and Kelli Parks, each of whom received $1,000 scholarships toward their first, second and third years of college. The students were honored with certificates this past Tuesday at Scott County Park.
Nickelsville, VAKingsport Times-News

Iva Nell Ferguson

NICKELSVILLE, VA - Iva Nell Ferguson, 88, of Nickelsville, VA went to her Heavenly home on May 20, 2021 at Nova Health and Rehab in Weber City, VA. She was born in Scott County to the late Arthur L. Meade and Maude Harris Meade. In addition to her parents, she...
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Watch now: Several water, sewer projects in the works in Scott County

GATE CITY — A number of water and sewer projects are on tap throughout Scott County. Mike Dishman, director of the Scott County Public Service Authority, gave updates on several projects during this month’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Dishman also noted that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the PSA.

Additional charges filed against Kingsport man in April shooting incident

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Drug and gun charges have been filed against a Kingsport man who was arrested in April after evading and shooting at police. Edward B. Zanes, 46, had been charged with two counts of attempted second degree murder of a law enforcement officer and felony evading arrest, but charges of possession of methamphetamine for resale, possession of schedule IV for resale, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia have since been added.
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Watch now: Rotary Club of Scott County delivers 394 pairs of shoes for needy students

WEBER CITY — Monday’s rainy weather didn’t stop the Rotary Club of Scott County from delivering hundreds of pairs of shoes to students in need. Club members gathered that morning at Weber City Elementary to pick up shoes for delivery to schools around the county. The effort was the culmination of the club’s 31st annual shoe fund drive, which raises funds to purchase shoes and socks for students in need.
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Watch now: Scott County updates graduation plans; school board honors band students

GATE CITY — More guests will now be allowed to attend high school graduation ceremonies in Scott County, thanks to updated guidance from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Assistant Superintendent Jason Smith said each high school can now accommodate 50% of its regular stadium capacity, rather than the 30% that was previously mandated. Physical distancing requirements between parties have also decreased from 10 feet to six, but masks will still be required.
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Murder charge dismissed against Scott County woman

(WCYB) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Scott County woman after it was determined to be justifiable homicide. Scott Dockery, 32, was killed in the fatal shooting on June 16, 2020 at a residence on Twin Springs Road in Nickelsville. Tamara Wolford was indicted on a second-degree murder charge....
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Murder charge in 2020 Nickelsville shooting dropped

GATE CITY — A woman charged with murder after a 2020 shooting death in Nickelsville saw the charge dropped Wednesday. Dickenson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Josh Newberry, appointed special prosecutor in the case, said Wednesday that he filed a motion not to prosecute the second-degree murder charge against Tamara Renay Wolford, 28, of Fall Branch.
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Hazel “Janie” Kimbler

FT. BLACKMORE, VA - Hazel “Janie” Kimbler, of Ft. Blackmore, VA, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the Wexford House in Kingsport, TN. Janie was born in Scott County, VA on November 3, 1934 to the late Rufus Leonard and Eliza Elizabeth (Compton) Kimbler. In addition to her...

Virginia marijuana legislation force changes to local K-9 units

(WCYB) —After Gov. Ralph Northam approved Virginia's legalization of marijuana, many K-9 units in Southwest Virginia are being forced out of service. Many dogs trained to detect marijuana will either retire or relocate. Scott County Sheriff's Deputy John Gillenwater says its impossible to retrain dogs for other illegal drugs. "We...