.WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Rain this evening will change to moderate to heavy snow early Sunday morning. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches expected. * WHERE...Northeast Tennessee. * WHEN...Rain this evening changing to snow from 3 and 6 AM Sunday morning, and then tapering to drizzle or flurries by early afternoon. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
A STRONG EARLY SEASON SYSTEM WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR A SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST TENNESSEE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY... Widespread precipitation will move into the area Saturday as a strong low pressure system approaches the area. Temperatures will be cold enough across northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia for precipitation to begin as a mixture of rain, snow, and sleet in lower elevations, with mainly snow in the mountains. The best lift and moisture will arrive on Saturday night and continue through Sunday, with significant snow accumulations possible. Snow will begin to taper off on Monday.
Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 15 inches possible.
* WHERE...Southwest Virginia and the mountains of East Tennessee and southwest North Carolina.
* WHEN...From Saturday evening through Monday morning.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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CASTLEWOOD CHRISTIAN Opening 2 hours late
DICKENSON CO. SCHOOLS Opening 3 hours late
LEE CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
NORTON CITY SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
SCOTT CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
MOUNTAIN EMPIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Snow Schedule
TAZEWELL CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
WISE CO. CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Opening 2 hours late
WISE CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
CARTER CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
JOHNSON CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
UNICOI CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
Food City Will Be Hosting Their Annual Holiday Open House, Consisting Of A Variety Of Activities Including Live Entertainment, Door Prizes, Sampling Stations, And Holiday Pricing All Through The Store. The Holiday Open House Will Be Saturday December 8th From 11am To 4pm.
Buchanan County schools closed
Castlewood Christian School opening 2 hours late
Dickenson County schools opening 3 hours late
Mountain Empire Community College snow schedule
Norton City schools Closed
Russell County schools opening 2 hours late
Scott County schools opening 2 hours late
Southwest Virginia Community College opening at 10 a.m.
Tazewell County schools opening 2 hours late
Learning Center in Castlewood opening 2 hours late
Washington County Virginia schools opening 2 hours late
Wise County Christian School opening 2 hours late
Wise County schools opening 2 hours late
KIDS CENTRAL (PART YEAR PROGRAM) Closed
Carter County schools closed
Greene County schools opening 2 hours late
Johnson County schools closed
Unicoi County schools closed
Washington County schools closed
Clay County schools closed
Leslie County closed
Harlan County closed
Bell County closed
Floyd County closed
Harlan County Christian closed
Harlan independent closed
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College opening 2 hours late
breathitt County closed
Knott County Closed
Johnson County delayed 2 hours
Letcher County closed
Hazard Community and Technical College opening late at 11 a.m.
Perry County closed
Pike County opening 1 hour late
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with Kentucky State Police have arrested a Letcher County man who is accused of raping a 14-year-old minor.
Officials say between April 1, 2018 and November 29, 2018, Charles Evans Hall used electronic devices to send text messages and/or snap chat messages to a 14-year-old minor.
Police say Hall sent the messages to induce the minor into engaging in sexual or other prohibited activities.
On September 29, 2018, officials say Hall committed the offense of 3rd degree rape when he engaged in sexual intercourse with the 14-year-old minor.
Officials say Hall is also charged with 1st degree sexual abuse for touching the 14-year-old's private parts.
Hall is also charged with 3rd degree sodomy for engaging in oral sex with the 14-year-old minor.
Hall is being held in the Letcher County Jail.
The Clintwood Virginia City Council Is Asking Dickenson County Leaders To Consider Deeding The Memorial High School Building Over To The Town As A Gift. County Administrator David Moore Recommended The Board Table The Request And Then Consider It. The Board Of Supervisors Will Revisit The Matter At A Later Date.
Abingdon, VA (Monday, November 26, 2018) – The Food City Pet Club is gearing up for their annual Pet Hunger Drive. This year’s drive will take place November 28th through January 1st throughout the entire supermarket chain.
During the drive, shoppers are invited to purchase pre-packaged pet food bags for only $10. Once purchased, the bags can be deposited in the special collection bins located inside the store. 100% of the food donated benefits local animal shelters throughout Food City’s market area.
With every $10 pre-packaged bag purchase, customers using their ValuCard are also electronically entered for a chance to win a $500 contribution to the shelter of their choice.
“Our local animal shelters are dedicated to providing rescue, rehabilitation and adoptive placement for abused and abandoned animals. Food City is excited to partner with our valued customers to provide area shelters with much needed food supplies to help meet the needs of the animals in their care,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
Last year’s campaign raised a record breaking $109,000 in much needed food donations, which were presented to a number of area animal shelters and hunger relief organizations.
“With the assistance of our loyal customers, we hope to set a new record this year to help feed animals in need throughout our region,” adds Smith.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 130 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia.
KINGSPORT, Tenn., November 28, 2018 – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN) has completed a new isobutyric acid manufacturing facility at its Kingsport, Tennessee site, and expects production to begin within the next few weeks. The new facility, when added to the Longview, Texas site isobutyric acid manufacturing facility, doubles Eastman’s production capacity.
“This additional production facility establishes Eastman as the premier supplier of isobutyric acid to the global market,” said Brian Sanders, Chemical Intermediates segment Acetyls & Amines Product Stream director. “The investment demonstrates our continued commitment to providing reliable isobutyric acid supply to customers globally and to meet market demand for the product.”
Eastman isobutyric acid can be found in a number of applications in various markets, including agriculture intermediates, food flavors and fragrance, and protective coatings.
About Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world.
(WISE, Va.) -- The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) LENOWISCO Health District will offer training on opioid overdose reversal using Narcan and will provide Narcan® (naloxone) at no cost to those completing the short training session.
Training classes will be held in December at local health departments in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and will teach professionals, stakeholders and any concerned community member how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency by administering Narcan® (a brand name for naloxone). This medication reverses the effects of opiates on the brain, giving time for emergency services to respond and provide medical care. The class also covers risk factors for opioid overdoses.
“The opioid epidemic is so widespread in our area that this training is crucial for everyone,” said Sue Cantrell, M.D., director of the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts. “A person who has overdosed is unconscious and unable to self-administer the antidote, so it is important to get as many community members trained and carrying Narcan® as possible.”
These classes are FREE and open to the public. The training only takes 30 minutes or less and is available on a walk in basis, no pre-registration required. Classes are available on the following days and times:
· Wise County Health Department, 134 Roberts Ave., SW, Wise.
o Monday, December 10 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
· Lee County Health Department, 134 Hill St., Jonesville.
o Wednesday, December 19 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
· Scott County Health Department, 190 Beech St., Suite 102, Gate City.
o Thursday, December 20– 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Almost every family has been touched in some way by the opioid epidemic,” said Dr. Cantrell. “Getting trained and carrying Narcan® is a great way for our communities to get involved. Everyone is encouraged to attend the trainings and take advantage of the no cost Narcan® while it is available.”
For more information, contact District Health Educators Dan Hunsucker at 276-386-1312 or Daniel.Hunsucker@vdh.virginia.gov, or Melanie Deel at 276-328-1904 or Melanie.Deel@vdh.virginia.gov.