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Fox Literary Festival set; story, poetry entries sought
The 41st annual John Fox Jr. Literary Festival will feature guest authors Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and Preston Mitchell. The MECC Foundation announced that the festival will be held at 10 a.m. Wed...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves loan for fire truck
Big Stone Gap Town Council approved a $600,000 loan agreement for the purchase of a new fire truck at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. Powell Valley National Bank offered a 10-year, fixed-rate loan...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge enters Southern Coal pollution settlement
A federal judge Monday entered a consent decree that will require Southern Coal and 26 affiliated mining companies including local subsidiary A&G Coal to make comprehensive upgrades to prevent disc...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town recognizes retiring police officer
With his law enforcement colleagues looking on, Richard Stallard was honored for more than 20 years of service at Tuesday’s Big Stone Gap town council meeting. Police Chief Steve Hamm presented a p...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reservoir welcomes wet weather
The eagerly anticipated late-autumn wet spell has significantly boosted Big Stone Gap’s water supply. The town’s Big Cherry Reservoir, which was 11 feet below capacity as dry weather hung on throug...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shoebox collection surpasses goal of 10,000
This year’s Southwest Virginia shoebox drive topped 10,000, surpassing its goal. Sharra Kegan, coordinator for the region’s Operation Christmas Child drive, said 10,237 boxes were collected at the ...
Dec 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Firm to explore ‘red dog’ waste coal at Inman
Old coal waste might be a resource for an Alabama company — and the Town of Appalachia. Appalachia Town Council last Thursday approved a mineral exploration agreement that will allow Tommy Beasley ...
Nov 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials to discuss Keokee Lake upgrades
Led by an active school alumni association, the Keokee community continues to work at developing itself as an outdoors recreation destination. The Keokee Alumni Association is hosting several publi...
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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McChesney band festival is Saturday
The 36th McChesney Band Festival will be held Saturday afternoon at Bullitt Park. Nine bands are scheduled to compete in four classes. There will not be a parade this year. In past years, bands hav...
Oct 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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