The Family Crisis Support Services, Inc will be distributing milk, eggs, bread, and peanut butter on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 1-4 pm at the Red Barn Thrift Store located in the Magic Mart Shopping Center in Norton.
The Lee County Sheriff's Department, National Guard, Jonesville Police Department, Pennington Gap Police Department, EMS workers/volunteers throughout the county, The First United Methodist Church of Jonesville, town employees and VDOT have been working hard to assist the citizens of Lee County.
The departments have made delivers to over 600 citizens in the county since Tuesday February 24, 2015. Shelters have been opened and are available to those in need; with transport to the shelters being offered as well. Supplies have also been available at the local Fire Departments, for pick up by citizens who can safely drive themselves to the locations.
The Lee County Sheriff's Department Deputies have assisted Rescue Squads alongside the National Guard and Fire Departments, with patients located on snow covered roads. Transporting citizens for medical treatment such as dialysis and radiation/chemotherapy has also been provided.
Lee County residents who have suffered damages to residential or commercial property due to the winter storm and heavy snow accumulation are encouraged to file a report with the Lee County Building Inspector's office at 276-346-7715
Residents with damages to farm and agricultural property should file a report with the Lee County Extension Office at 276-346-1522
First Baptist Church in Pennington Gap is sponsoring the movie "God's Not Dead" on February 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The admission is free
Band X in concert is on March 6, 2015 7:00 pm Admission is $5.00
The Lee County Emergency Management Director has declared that a local emergency exists in Lee County due to the weather. Declaration was made at 10:15 am February 24, 2015.
Lee County has submitted a request to the State Emergency Operations Center for State assistance of food and water for residents throughout the county that are not able to get out due to the heavy snows and temperatures.
The National Guard has been requested to assist with the delivery of the food and water to various locations throughout the county as well as assisting with extracting residents that require medical attention where the local emergency personnel have been unable to get to their locations.
As of yet there has been no confirmation from the State EOC on approval on the request for food and water.
The Virginia National Guard is on standby to assist as needed as resources are received.
No Shelters have been opened as of yet as there no reports of widespread power outages.
Additional details will be provided as they become available.
A house fire claimed a man's life in Wise County, VA
Denver Creed Holdbrook, Jr was discovered inside the home on Sunday night.
The home was engulfed in flames and police say no foul play and the death being investigated by the Wise county Sheriff's Department along with the Virginia State Police.
The Board of Supervisors held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 17.
The Board passed a motion to extend the line of credit by $50,000 for a loan to the Lee County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to the Tobacco Commission as a payment.
E-911 director, Alan Bailey reported that total number of calls 4,817 with 474 being 911 calls and 337 wireless 911 calls.
911 is working on a texting 911 feature and the Southwest Virginia Group Standard Committee is gathering ideas to advertise.
The Board accepted a low bid for the delivery and purchase of 16 new 8 cubic yeard front load stant top dumpsters.
Municipal Equipment, Inc. of Louisville, KY won the bid with $13, 936.
Town of Pound, VA and Castlewood, VA has issued a boil water advisory for all customers that is experiencing low water pressure.
The authority is asking customers to bring all tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and let it cool before using.
Russell County customers with leaks should call the Castlewood Water and Sewage Authority at 276-762-5411
The advisory will remain until further notice
Galaxy Land Company is proposing re-zoning in the Dryden area and will be holding a public information session on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 pm in the Dryden Elementary Cafeteria.
The session is to answer questions and address any concerns of the homeowners and landowners in the area.