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Pound formalizes plan for automatic cuts
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — If, or more likely when, the town has to tap into its $100,000 line of credit by $55,000 or above, Pound Town Council will cut employee benefits and take home pay, close town hall for a half-day on Wednesdays, scale back on trimming and mowing work and cancel festivals and parades until t...
Town manager is leaving Pound job
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — As council drew to the end of its long agenda Tuesday night, it took up an addendum — the town manager. Jane Bennett is leaving. The news did not come as a surprise to council. About a month ago, Bennett confided shortly before the meeting opened, she emailed members that she was thinking about resigning. Mayor George Dean advised that night her decision was official. "I would like to be gone by the holidays," Bennett said, at Thanksgiving. They determined her last payroll would be Nov. 28. "We're going to be short a town manager," councilman Glenn Cantrell said, suggesting they "pu...
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Coach looks to finish strong down the stretch
by THE COACH
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Ask any coach worth his or her salt and they’ll tell you one of the biggest things to be successful is to make sure you finish strong. That’s exactly what the Ol’ Coach is doing. For the second wee...
Cavs hit road in search of first grid victory
by COY BAYS • Sports Writer
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — UVa-Wise head football coach Dewey Lusk hopes history repeats itself Saturday when he takes his Cavaliers to West Virginia State for a 2 p.m. kickoff against the Yellow Jackets. The Cavalier...
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Synthetic drug sellers found guilty
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Eight people have been found guilty of involvement in illegally distributing synthetic drugs at various local businesses. Two Pound men were convicted at trial Wednesday in the Big Stone Gap federa...
Group seeks plan for High Knob's future
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — When the long-awaited campaign to restore an observation tower atop High Knob concluded earlier this year, the organization behind the effort began pondering a new quest. The High K...
Two in Pound object to two targets for cutting
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — As town council Tuesday mulled ways to enact sequestration and automatic spending cuts, two targets suggested by Councilman Clifton Cauthorne brought strong emotional response. Council pay ...
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