A Scott County Virginia Judge Has Ordered A Weber City Man To Serve Time In Prison. 18 Year Old Wolfgang Snipes Was Convicted In May On Several Charges Including Soliciting Sex From A Victim Using A Cell Phone. Snipes Was Ordered To Serve Three Years In Prison For The Statutory Rape Of A 13 Year Old Victim. He Will Be On Probation For Nine Years Following His Release And Will Have To Register As A Sex Offender.
Eight Southwest Virginia Localities Will Be Receiving State Funding To Fund Student Resource Officer Positions. One Of Those Is Lee County Virginia Who Recently Proposed Arming Select Teachers And Place Guns In Safes Inside The Schools. However, The Plan Was Rejected By State Criminal Justice Officials As Well As Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Lee County Will Receive 47 Thousand In Sro Grant Money. Others Receiving Money, Buchanan, Tazewell, Wise And Wythe Counties As Well As The Town Of Haysi, City Of Norton And The Town Of Richlands.
The Man Killed In An Altercation At The United States Penitentiary In Lee County Has Been Identified. 34 Year Old Abraham Aldana Was Taken To A Local Hospital Where He Was Pronounced Dead, After An Altercation With Another Inmate. The Other Inmate Was Treated For Minor Injuries, No Staff Or Other Inmates Were Injured. The Investigation Is Continuing And Charges Are Pending.
Big Changes Are On The Way To Fort Henry Mall In Kingsport. The Old Sears Portion Of The Mall Is Set To Be Demolished And Two New Eateries Are Going In Before The Holiday Season. Charley’s Steakery Plans To Open As Well As Sweet Spoon Ice Cream Shop.
Two Scott County Virginia Officers Will Not Be Charged Following A Review Of An Officer Involved Shooting Earlier This Month. Commonwealth Attorney Dan Fellhauer Say There Was No Misconduct When Using Force To Restrain 29 Year Old Roy Barnett. Officers Were At Barnett’s Home To Serve A Warrant When He Reportedly Pointed A Loaded Pistol And Fired A Shot At Them. Barnett Was Indicted By A Grand Jury On Multiple Charges Including Attempted Capital Murder Of A Law Enforcement Officer. He Is Scheduled To Appear In Circuit Court October 2nd.
An Altercation Between Two Inmates At The United States Penitentiary In Lee County Virginia Has Left One Man Dead. No Name Is Being Released At This Time Until The Family Has Been Notified. It Happened On Friday. According To Prison Officials, Once The Two Inmates Were Separated, Staff Began Life-Saving Efforts On One Of The Inmates Who Died Later At A Local Hospital. The Other Inmate Was Treated For Minor Injuries. No Staff Was Hurt. The Investigation Is Continuing And Charges Are Pending.
A Legendary Day In Bristol Virginia Generated Millions Of Dollars For The Mountain Mission School In Grundy. An All-Star Charitable Golf Tournament Yesterday At Olde Farm Grossed 56.6 Million In Support Of The School Endowment Fund. The Total Is The New Largest Single Day Gift In PGA Tour History. Some Of The Names In Attendance, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Lee Trevino And Star NBA Coach And Player Jerry West.
A Wallens Ridge Prison Inmate In Big Stone Gap Virginia Who Is Charged With Capital Murder In The Killing Of A Fellow Inmate Has Had A Trial Date Set For Late Next Year. William Saunders Is Accused Of Killing 55 Year Old Donald Gary In May Of This Year. Gary Was Serving A Life Sentence For Robbery And Carjacking In The Abduction Of Two Women From A Danville Trailer Park At Gunpoint. Saunders Trial Date Is Set For December 2nd, 2019.
(Bristol, TN)-- Proving that it is the place for shopping, dining, attractions, and entertainment, The Pinnacle announces another incredible night of food, fun, and music for the whole family. Come and be part of one of the biggest and best nights of country music in the region!
On Friday, October 12th, The Pinnacle will host a huge, free-to-the-public country concert featuring Chase Bryant and William Michael Morgan. Chase Bryant is known for hits like “Take It On Back” and “A little Bit of You”. Fans of William Michael Morgan love his chart-topping hit “I Met A Girl” and his latest tune “Vinyl.”
The Pinnacle will be hosting the concert in the open area between CarMax and Pinnacle Park. Parking will be available in the same area. The concert will be an open‑air event with no reserved seating, so come early to get the best spots.
Gates for the concert will open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12th, and the concert will at 7:00 p.m. Area vendors will be on site serving food and refreshments as well as all the great dining options already available at The Pinnacle.
No tickets are necessary. Just come make a day of the amazing shopping, attractions, and food available at The Pinnacle and stay for one of the best nights of country music in the region. It’s all totally FREE, thanks to our sponsors
For more information, visit ThePinnacle.com.
Hiltons, VA – The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation recently raised more than $50,000 at a special event to assist Scott County students attending MECC.
The Scott County Endowed Scholarship Event was held Saturday, August 25, at Crooked River Farm in Hiltons, Va. The event featured Grammy nominated bluegrass artists Blue Highway, with catering provided by North Fork Catering in Weber City. A silent auction was also held.
Major sponsors for the event included David & Annette Templeton, owners of Crooked River Farm, and Courtesy Chevrolet. Additional sponsors include Mark & Judy Musick, Humphreys Enterprises, Campus Drive-In, Jack & Martha Rhoton, New Peoples Bank, R-Mac Realty, Eastman Credit Union, Powell Valley National Bank, Komatsu, Scott County Telephone Cooperative, the Town of Nickelsville, Thermocopy, Otis Rhoton & Food City.
Silent auction items were provided by Belk, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bruno Bikes, David J. Clapp Photography, Made by Hands Floral, Meadowview Conference, Resort & Convention Center, Paul Mitchell Systems, Roberts & Jones, Jennifer Fletcher Meade & Danny Meade, TempurPedic and Quillin Hardware.
During the event, MECC Foundation Board Member and Scott County native Mark Musick announced a major gift to the college. Joyce Tallman, 91 of Atlanta, served as assistant to the president at the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta for more than 30 years of her 50 years with the organization. She was born in Knoxville and was a former employee of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She was the longest serving member of the SREB staff.
Ms. Tallman named the MECC Foundation as a recipient of a $25,000 matching gift as part of the Joyce Cutshaw Tallman Trust. She passed away on Saturday, September 1.
“It’s inspiring to me that a person that has never been on the campus or in the community wants to help this region’s residents receive an education. She was quite a person,” said Musick, a longtime friend and co-worker of Ms. Tallman.
Amy Greear, MECC Vice President for Institutional Advancement at MECC and Executive Director of the MECC Foundation, stated that the August 25 event doubled the amount held in the Scott County Endowed Scholarship Fund.
“We are incredibly grateful that so many rallied around this cause,” said Greear. “This scholarship will benefit Scott County students now and in the years to come. Our single purpose is to remove any financial barrier for a student to attend MECC. We want all students to be able to reach their career and educational goals in order to live and work in our region. We are closer to doing that now thanks to the generosity of this community.”
For more information on the Scott County Endowed Scholarship or to donate to this fund, call the MECC Foundation office at 276.523.7480 or visit www.meccfoundation.org.