Second Harvest Food Bank Of Northeast Tennessee Is Needing Sponsors For The Kids Backpack Program. The Program Ensures More Than 45-Hundred Children In 137 Schools Throughout Our Region Have Food Assistance Beyond School Hours. The Cost For The Year Is Less Than $100 Per Child. For More Information, Visit netfoodbank.org or call (423) 279-0430.
FREE "RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST VA: AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION ON DISTRIBUTED WIND ENERGY AT TACOMA SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER HOSTED BY THE OFFICE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AT JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
The Office for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy at James Madison University wishes to inform you that we are leading an informational session on wind energy grant opportunities in Coeburn, VA on Thursday, January 17th at 6:00 PM located at the the Tacoma School Community Center. We are partnering with wind energy manufacturers, developers and other experts to bring to Coeburn, VA a comprehensive workshop designed to assist agricultural producers and rural small business owners in understanding if wind energy is an economically viable option for them to reduce their electricity bill. If wind energy is a viable option, our program will assist farmers and small business owners with their streamlined preparation of the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant application to be submitted by April 30 th . If you could attend, we would be honored to have you join us
The Lee County Virginia Sheriff’s Office Is Investigating A Robbery In Which $1,800 Cash Was Taken From A Man At The Daniel Boone Travel Center In Duffield. Coy Mcmurray And Zach Daughterty Are Charged With Four Counts Of Robbery And Conspiracy Along With Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving And Driving On A Suspended License. They’Re Currently In Custody. A Search Is Now Underway For Nicholas Harbor. Anyone With Information On His Whereabouts Should Contact Police.
A Single Vehicle Crash On Route 615 In Russell County Virginia Has Claimed The Life Of 56 Year Old Michael Collins Of Castlewood, Virginia. According To Virginia State Police, An SUV Being Driven By Collins Ran Off A Curve, Struck An Embankment And Went Into The River. The Crash Remains Under Investigation.
In Big Stone Gap, Virginia More Than 310-Thousand Dollars In Funding Recommendations Have Been Approved By The Go Virginia Region One Council For A Smart Farming Proposal From Mountain Empire Community College. The Funding Will Be Used To Help Focus On Drone Technology For Agricultural Purposes And To Expand The College’s Unmanned Systems Program.
The Reopening Of Lee County Virginia Regional Medical Center In Pennington Gap Won’t Be Happening As Planned For Now. Equipment Was Seen Being Removed From The Premisis, But No Details Have Been Released As To Why. Americorp Bought The Hospital In 2017 With Plans To Open By The End Of This Year.
General Shale In Johnson City Has Acquired Pennsylvania-Based Watsontown Brick Company. The Move Will Expand General Shale’s Presence Throughout The Northeast. Watsontown Brick Will Retain Its Name As A Subsidiary And The Former Owner Will Serve The Company As An Advisor.
For The Second Year In A Row, Someone Has Stolen The Jesus Figure From The Kingsport Nativity Scene. The Kingsport Jaycees President Bennet Little Has Said Anyone Responsible For The Removal Of The Figure Has Until Noon December 24th To Return It No Questions Ask. If Not They Will Pursue Prosecution. If You Have The Figure You Are Ask To Return It To The Nativity Scene Or To Any Church Circle Church.
The Town Of Big Stone Gap Has Been Given A Specific Proposal From Columbia Forest Products For Logging A 500 Acre Section Of The Big Cherry Watershed, But For Now It’s Not Being Made Public. Town Manager Steve Lawson Said The Towns Attorney Has Advised To Not Release The Information For The Time Being. The Proposal Is Likely To Come Back Up At The Council’s January Regular Meeting.
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ASHE CO. SCHOOLS Closed
AVERY CO. SCHOOLS Opening at 10 AM
BUCHANAN CO. SCHOOLS Opening 3 hours late
CARTER CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY Closed
GRAYSON CO. SCHOOLS Closed
HAWKINS CO. SCHOOLS Closed
NORTON CITY SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
RUSSELL CO. SCHOOLS Closed
SCOTT CO. SCHOOLS Closed
SMYTH CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
SULLIVAN CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
TAZEWELL CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
THE LEARNING CENTER-CASTLEWOOD Opening 2 hours late
UNICOI CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
WASHINGTON CO. TN SCHOOLS Opening 1 hour late
WATAUGA CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
WYTHE CO SCHOOLS Closed