The deadline to register to vote or update an existing voter registration before the June primary is approaching in Virginia. The Department of Elections says registrations must be received or postmarked by today. You can also register to vote online . The primary is June 12. In addition to some local races, there are primary races for congressional seats and a Republican primary race among challengers looking to take on U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine. Kaine does not have a primary opponent. Voters can use an online lookup tool to see who is on their ballot. The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is also quickly approaching. Requests must be received by your local registrar by 5 p.m. June 5.
An Investigation Is Continuing At Wallens Ridge State Prison In Big Stone Gap Virginia Into The Death Of An Inmate Following An Altercation With His Cellmate. The Prisoner Has Not Been Identified At This Time. The 55 Year Old Man Was Serving A Life Sentence Plus 207 Years For Multiple Robbery Convictions, Larceny, Assault And Battery, Carjacking And Kidnapping/Abduction. No One Has Been Charged In The Man’s Death And The Investigation Is Continuing.
A Trial Date Has Been Set Concerning A Lawsuit Brought By Former David Crockett High School Football Coach Gerald Sensabaugh Against The Washington County Tennessee Director Of Schools Kimber Halliburton. The Former Nfl Player Claimed Halliburton And The School Board Suspended Him For Retaliation For His Facebook Postings Criticizing The School System. However, The Director Of Schools Claims Her Decision To Fire Sensabaugh Came At The Recommendation Of The Baker Report, From The Law Firm Ensley, Baker And Shade. If The Two Sides Can’t Reach A Settlement, Then A Trial Will Be Held In Knoxville On September 10, 2019.
A Groundbreaking Has Been Held In Southwest Virginia For A New Training Center To Allow Students To Learn In Several Transportation Based Fields And Become Certified. The Event Was Held At The Southern Gap Transportation And Logistics Center In Buchanan County On Route 460. The Five Million Dollar Facility Will Provide Training In Such Areas As Diesel Repair And Classes That Will Allow Drivers To Obtain CDL Licenses. The 35-Thousand Square Foot Building Will Provide Training Bays, Lab And Classroom Space As Well As A 2.5 Acre Paved Training Track For Trucks. The Partnership Will Include A Curriculum Set By Officials At Southwest Virginia Community College.
The Russell County Virginia Sheriff’s Office Has Charged A Coeburn Couple With Several Counts Fraud And Grand Larceny. 36 Year Old John McCoy And 28 Year Old Diana Akers Are Accused In Multiple Thefts That Occurred Involving Farm Equipment, Vehicles And Offenses Related To Credit Card Fraud. Both Are Being Held On Bond At The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail In Abingdon. They Have Pending Court Dates.
A Federal Judge In U.S. District Court In Abingdon Virginia Has Denied Several Motions To Dismiss A 700-Thousand Dollar Lawsuit Against Cabela’s And Two Bristol Police Officers Over A Taser Being Used On An Individual Last November. The Lawsuit Claims Chris Blevins Jr. Was Tased By Officer Wendy Brewer After Being Falsely Accused Of Shoplifting At Cabela’s On Black Friday. Cabela’s Claims Its Not Liable For The Officers’ Actions But A Judge Ruled That A Jury Will Decide. A Trial Date Has Not Been Set.
C.H. "Chuck" Slemp, III, Commonwealth's Attorney for Wise County & the City of Norton, released the following statement today:
"On Saturday, May 12, 2018, various news agencies reported that the Wise County Sheriff's Department and rescue crews responded to a report that a cave collapsed on a juvenile in the East Stone Gap area of Wise County. Law enforcement and emergency personnel immediately and thoroughly investigated this matter. The Wise County Sheriff's Department, with the assistance of Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Appalachia Fire Department, and other agencies, expended significant resources searching the area and various caves.
After pursuing all leads, it was determined that the initial report was not credible and the source of the information was unreliable. There are no missing persons at this time in connection with this incident.
We want to thank the public for their prayers and concern. A big thank you should also be given to the hardworking officers, investigators, and emergency personnel who spent their time this weekend working long hours looking into this matter to ensure that everyone was accounted for and safe."
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, May 14, 2018) – On Saturday, Food City’s $100,000 Treasure Hunt Prize Patrol hit the road, visiting the homes of their round two winners - awarding a grand total of $29,100!!.
Kimberly L. of Bristol, VA was the contest’s first $10,000 winner. Ruby P. of Pikeville, KY won $7,000, Tonya C. of Knoxville, TN received $6,700 and Sarah H. of Flintstone, GA won $5,400.
“We already know how we’re going to spend this - on our daughter’s college!”, said an excited Kimberly L.’s family.
The contest began April 18th continues through June 13th. Food City shoppers are automatically entered to win each time they use their ValuCard to purchase five or more Food City, Food Club, Pet Club/Paws/Flock’s, Top Crest, Top Care, Valu Time, Tippy Toes, @ease, Harvest Club, Nostimo, Terry’s, Kern’s, Kay’s, Lay, Moore’s, Misty Mountain, Buckley Farms, Sweet P’s, Over the Top, Full Circle Market, Simply Done, Culinary Tours, Wide Awake, B-Leve, Pure Harmony, Evolve, Cow Belle, Bistro Deli Classics, Domestix, Academix, Electrix, Aura and CharKing store brand products during the same shopping visit.
Random winners are selected throughout the contest period and given ten minutes to present their Food City ValuCard and as many participating store brand products as possible. Winners receive $200 for showing their ValuCard and $100 for each qualifying product presented to the Prize Patrol within the allotted time frame, up to the maximum prize payout of $10,000.
The Food City Prize Patrol will visit the homes of future round winners on May 26th, June 9th and June 23rd - who will be given an opportunity to contend for big cash prizes.
The contest is a part of Food City 100th Anniversary celebration. “Food City is extremely proud to be celebrating our 100th Anniversary. This would not be possible without the support and loyalty of our valued customers and associates. To show our appreciation, we have lots of special surprises cued up. But we felt it befitting to begin the celebration with the return of everyone’s all-time favorite – the $100,000 Treasure Hunt,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.”
The contest is open to legal residents of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Someone at least 18 years of age must be present at the time of the Prize Patrol visit to win cash prizes. Some restrictions apply. Please see participating Food City locations for official rules and regulations.
“Our team has so many great memories from our former Treasure Hunt days. It’s such a unique promotion and we’re hoping this year’s 100th Anniversary commemorative edition will be the largest cash payout on record,” adds Smith.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 132 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia.
Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus Has Filed A Motion In Criminal Court To Try A Teen In The Murder Of A Man At A Kingsport Nightclub Earlier This Year. 16 Year Old William Newkirk Jr. Is Charged With First Degree Murder And Aggravated Assault. He’s Alleged To Have Killed 20 Year Old Brett Rodgers At Hog Wild Saloon On West Stone Drive In March. Another Person Was Also Shot During The Incident At The Club. A Court Date Is Set For Later This Year.
AAA Auto Club Is Reporting That Gas Prices Continued To Increase Last Week As A Result Of Reductions In Domestic Supply And The Oil Market’s Response To The President’s Decision To Leave The Iran Nuclear Deal. Tennessee Gas Prices Rose Three Cents During The Past Week With An Average Of $2.62 Per Gallon. Gas Prices Are At Their Highest In Years, Yet It Doesn’t Seem To Be Slowing Motorists Down. Demand Is Significantly Higher Than This Time Last Year. Prices Could Increase For The Memorial Day Weekend.