Trigiani to make special appearance at Lee Theatre showing of “Big Stone Gap”

Saturday, February 13, 7:00 PM Lee Theatre will show the movie BIG STONE GAP. Adriana Trigiani will be making a special appearance at the showing.
ADRIANA is making this all possible and with FREE ADMISSION.
She is also making a personal donation to the HEALTH WAGON in honor of Pennington Gap and everyone who attends. ADRIANA will conduct a question and answer session from the stage of THE LEE immediately following the movie, weather permitting. Should weather be an issue for her, she will be present via SKYPE video conference.

Tickets will be available starting at 5:00 PM Saturday from the box office only. If you have already purchased tickets, please call 276-546-4000 to make arrangements to exchange them for FREE ones. ‪#‎BigStoneGapMovie‬ ‪#‎AdrianaTrigiani‬

WCSO Weekly Press Release

February 10, 2016

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 02/01/2016 through 02/07/2016.

Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,462 calls for this seven-day period.
Of the total calls received 329 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office
Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 6.
Criminal Process for this period: Served 21 Felony Warrants, 18 Misdemeanor Warrants, 0 DUI Arrests.
Civil Process Served: 522 Civil Papers
Traffic Accidents: 1
10 Additional Criminal Investigations were initiated and 11 Cleared by Arrest.
Sheriff’s Office provided 256 man-hours of Court Room Security.
Unlocked Vehicles: 32
Escorted Funerals: 7

The Sheriff’s Office Total Transport for this period: 9
Total Transport Hours: 48

2,397 Visitors to Courthouse.

The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would prevent some drivers from being charged with reckless driving for going 11 miles over the speed limit.

According to the Daily Progress, the legislation passed Wednesday with bipartisan support that raises the threshold for charging drivers with reckless driving from 80 miles an hour to 85 miles an hour.

The current reckless driving law applies to anyone going 20 miles an hour over the speed limit or 80 miles an hour.

Virginia raised the speed limit in 2010 for some highways to 70 miles an hour, and supporters of the measure said drivers going 81 miles shouldn't face potentially harsh penalties.

Opponents said the higher limit for reckless driving would make Virginia's roads less safe.

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http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/virginia_politics/senate-votes-to-raise-speed-limit-for-reckless-driving/article_4cdbf8b6-d02f-11e5-a571-7b95385f64d0.html

New bill cuts access to VA public workers salary info

A Senate committee has advanced two bills that would restrict access to information about public employees' salaries.

Media outlets report that the General Laws and Technology Committee approved the bills Monday. One bill would bar publicly available databases of public employees' salaries from including names of public officers, appointees or employees and raise the threshold for making employee salaries public from $10,000 to about $30,000. Supporters say linking names and salary and job information increases identity theft risk, but opponents say the measure works against open government.

The committee also approved a bill that would exempt the records of state government and local law enforcement officers. Sen. John Cosgrove Jr. says it's meant to protect law enforcement officers engaged in investigations, but others argue it has broader application.

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http://www.wcyb.com/news/va-panel-oks-bills-cutting-access-to-public-worker-salary-info/37904128.

Joy Global Closes Due to Health Scare

The Joy Global plant in Duffield reopened Tuesday after health concerns forced a major cleaning. The company said an employee got sick last week and there was concern that person may have had Legionnaires’ Disease. While waiting for test results, the company arranged for a full microbial investigation of its facility.

The company said that although the employee did not test positive for the disease, a few irregularities were identified during the facility investigation. Joy Global said those irregularities posed a low risk but Monday, it closed the facility while the area was cleaned, disinfected and re-tested.

 

http://www.wcyb.com/news/Joy-Global-closes-to-clean-after-health-scare/37902732

WCSO Annual Report

http://www.wiseso.net/uploads/6/5/5/7/65572421/2015_annual_report.pdf

Reward offered for information on egging in Pennington

$200 REWARD to ANYONE providing PGPD information that leads to the ARREST and CONVICTION of ANYONE throwing Eggs at Vehicles or Property within the City limits of Pennington Gap.

 

WSCO Monthly Activity Report

February 4, 2016

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 01/25/2016 through 01/31/2016.

Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,420 calls for this seven-day period.
Of the total calls received 345 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office
Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 11.
Criminal Process for this period: Served 67 Felony Warrants, 31 Misdemeanor Warrants, 0 DUI Arrests.
Civil Process Served: 504 Civil Papers
Traffic Accidents: 5
6 Additional Criminal Investigations were initiated and 22 Cleared by Arrest.
Sheriff’s Office provided 256 man-hours of Court Room Security.
Unlocked Vehicles: 16
Escorted Funerals: 9

The Sheriff’s Office Total Transport for this period: 6
Total Transport Hours: 40.75

2,027 Visitors to Courthouse

Bill could require students to get at least 20 mins physical activity per day

Virginia's House of Delegates has approved a bill that would require public school students get at least an average of 20 minutes of physical activity a day. The legislation would apply to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The Senate has already approved its version of the bill.

On Wednesday, the bill's sponsor, Del. Manoli Loupassi, pointed out that inmates in prison are given an hour a day for physical activity.

 

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http://www.wcyb.com/news/Virginia-bill-requiring-physical-exercise-in-school-advancing/37820066

Trigiani to return for “Big Stone Gap” DVD release tour

Local author Adriana Trigiani will return home this week for a DVD movie tour, with the film version of "Big Stone Gap" being released on DVD this week. The film was released in theatres this past October.

Trigiani will spend Friday evening and much of Saturday visiting various businesses throughout Southwest Virginia and Kingsport. Trigiani’s will visit I Love Books Bookstore in the Kingsport Town Center from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday to visit and chat with fans and sign DVD covers and books, including copies of her most recent release, “All the Stars in Heaven”. All of the books in Trigiani’s Big Stone Gap series, as well as her other titles and DVDs for the “Big Stone Gap” movie, will be available for purchase.

Paul Wilson, who played Lyle Makin in the movie, will accompany Trigiani on this week’s tour as well as some local actors and extras from the movie.

For a complete schedule of Trigiani’s stops this week, visit her Facebook author page.

https://www.facebook.com/AdrianaTrigiani/