Vehicle accident

A two vehicle collision occured on U.S. 119 at Tremont on Tuesday, November 25

The two vehicles were traveling south and the vehicle in front was attempting to make a left turn off of U.S. 119 when it was rear-ended by a small pickup truck.

The car was operated by Emma Price, 58, of Loyall. She had two passengers, Virgil Boggs, 34, of Loyall, and Jasmine Price, 15, of Totz. All three sustained injuries in the crash and were transported to Harlan ARH Hospital by Harlan EMS for treatment.

The driver of the truck, Joshua Creech, 23, of Bledsoe, and his passenger, Bobby Freeman, 22, of Harlan, were reportedly not injured.

The collision remains under investigation

Cawood boil water advisory

Cawood Water District has issued a boil-water advisory from Frances Road at Smith to the end of the line.

Business closing for the holiday

As a notice, many businesses will be closing early on Wednesday, and many will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving.

Wise Sheriff’s report

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE

November 25, 2014

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 11/17/2014 through 11/23/2014.

Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,555 calls for this seven-day period.
Of the total calls received 364 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office
Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 11.
Criminal Process for this period: Served 32 Felony Warrants, 30 Misdemeanor Warrants, 2 DUI Arrest.
Civil Process Served: 301 Civil Papers
Traffic Accidents: 9
4 Additional Criminal Investigations were initiated and 27 Cleared by Arrest.
Sheriff’s Office provided 301 man-hours of Court Room Security.
Unlocked Vehicles: 13
Escorted Funerals: 7

The Sheriff’s Office Transported:
1 Adult In State
0 Adult Out of State
1 Mental Patient
3 Juvenile
Total Transports: 5
Total Transport Hours: 22.75

Winter weather advisory

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY.

* EVENT

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS

MAINLY ABOVE 2500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING

RAIN WILL BEGIN MOVING IN LATE THIS EVENING AND WILL QUICKLY CHANGE TO SNOW OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. THE SNOW WILL END BY AROUND NOON.

* IMPACTS

ROADS AND OTHER SURFACES MAY BECOME SLICK AND
HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING
BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT. DRIVING AND WALKING MAY BE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS
AND SIDEWALKS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

Flu vaccine and get a free ticket to an LMU game

The University Medical Clinina (UMC) is inviting the community to visit its offices in Harrogate or New Tazewell to receive a flu vaccine on November 25 or 26, and receive a free ticket to the LMU vs. Bluefield State women’s basketball game on Dec. 1 at the Tex Turner Arena.

UMC is sponsoring the basketball game on December 1 and also will be doing several free services such as Blood pressure screening, body mass index, preventive care screening recommendations, childhood vaccine recommendations and child safety information.

UMC is offering flu vaccines at its offices in Harrogate (165 Westmoreland Street) and New Tazewell (840 England Industrial Road) on November 25 or 26 anytime from 8 a.m. to noon. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Most insurance plans cover the cost of the flu vaccine, or they are offered for just $25. No appointment is needed for the flu vaccine.

For more information on the University Medical Clinic, call 423-869-7193 or visit www.lmu-umc.com.

Festival of the Mountain Masters

In Harlan, this coming weekend, November 28-29, the Festival of the Mountain Masters will be at the Village Center Mall.

This is the 30th anniversary of the festival and for the first time in joint sponsorship is the Harlan Tourism and the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce.

These following artists and dances will be featured-  Deric Jeffers, Jessica Bush, Good Ground and the Harlan County Dance Extreme.

There is over 50 venders and 12 demonstrators from  jewelry, candles, wooden crafts and toys to broom-making, soap-making, knitting and baskets.

Some information about some of the artists in the festival.

One of the musical highlights will include a performance by Jeffers, who just celebrated his 18th birthday. Last March, Jeffers competed in the North American Country Music Association International in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and came away as the Horizon 2014 Male Entertainer of the Year and the Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year.

Jessica Bush, born and raised in the mountains of Harlan County, is a 19-year-old contemporary Christian artist with a “heart for God” according to her Facebook bio. Bush has been singing since the age of 4, when she first sang “Jesus Loves Me” at her church. She was a member of her high school choir, a member of the Kentucky All-State choir, and a member of her church praise team.

Good Ground is a gospel, country and bluegrass trio from Stinnett featuring three siblings, 19-year-old Brack and twins Sue Ellen and Adell Allen, both 11. They have performed for or at the HCTC Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music Ensemble, the Kentucky Community & Technical College Horizons Awards, Congressman Hal Rogers Campaign Fundraiser Garden Party, the Kentucky Soar Summit; Tim Farmer’s Homemade Jam Show (KET, CW) and the Our Mountains show (CW).

The list of artisans and booths includes: Greta Adkins, handmade sock monkey and miscellaneous crafts; Ola Bailey, scarves, ribbon holders and hair bows; Joey Beason, old Appalachian toys; Jeremy and Robin Blevins, candles, tarts and wood crafts; Beth Boggs, crochet hats and scarves; Cathy Boggs, afghans and miscellaneous crochet items; Phyllis Branham, candy and breads; Debbie Burgan, primitives; Donna Burke, walking sticks; Sarah Clark, wreaths, hair bows; Comp Care, miscellaneous Christmas crafts; Lisa Duggar-Mills, wreaths, candles, primitives; Sue Estep, primitives; Dana Fleming, balloon animals; Mary Lou Fletcher, tobacco stick crafts; Bobby Garrett, painted miscellaneous wood crafts; Grays Knob Church of God, kitchen angels, tree ornaments, miscellaneous crafts; Harlan County Honor Guard, information table, raffle;

Bob Howard, artist; Linda Howard, miscellaneous Christmas crafts; Norma Howard, acrylic paintings, wood burning; Eva Huff, crochet, knitting, sewing; Harlan County Humane Society; donation table; Darla Jackson, author; Roxanna Jackson, painted wood items; Jackson Pentecostal Church, cookbooks, CDs, shirts; KBA Hair Couture, hair pieces, phone cases; Brittany Kelly, jewelry, hair bows, tutus, miscellaneous painted items; Angela Long, handmade clay/wood ornaments; Valarie Long, silk screened shirts, art, miscellaneous crafts;

Jennifer and Jeanette McDaniels, Foxy Roxy Moonshine candy; Polly and Preston McLain, nail crosses, key chains, necklaces and 20/20 candles; James Miracle, dulcimers; Donna Morris, glass painted blocks, jewelry, bird houses; Arthur “Poss” Mosley, knives; Cindy Mott, candles, tarts, wood crafts; Amber North, glass jewelry; Lori Pace, hand-painted wood crafts;

Deborah Roark, jewelry, wreaths; Sue Rowlett, sewn stuffed animals and dolls; Bobby Roy, wooden pens; Wallace Shepherd, birdhouses, wind chimes; Linda Shope, primitive quilts; Debra Smith, wooden crafts and Christmas ornaments; Jackie Taylor, quilts; Jessica Thorpe, painted gourds, woven rugs and ornaments; Pete Vowell, author; Sarah Wilson, children’s clothing; Courtney Yount, pictures with Santa.

Demonstrators during the festival will be Francis Amily, cornshuck dolls; John Brock, woodturner; Mitchell Charles, pottery; Debra Cornett, lye soap; Fern Cornett, spinning, weaving and quilting; Larry Counts, brooms; Bruce Helton, flutes; Donald Honeycutt, scroll saw; Oaneatta Smith, wood carved flowers and paintings; Robert Smith, wood carving (chisel and mallet); Francis Whitaker, baskets; Stewart Whitaker, chair caning.

For additional information about the festival call Pennington or Ashley Bledsoe at 573-4156.

Emma Baldwin

Last week the Wise County Sheriff's Office,  Virginia State Police, and the Wise County/Norton Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office presented a check on behalf of Emma Baldwin in the amount of $6130.67 to the Southwest Virginia Children’s Advocacy Center located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

The Funds were collected to purchase a grave marker for Emma and the remaining of the funds went to the Advocacy Center.

The Sheriff’s Office would like express how appreciative they are for the outcry of support for this cause.
 

Lee Theatre

At the Lee Theatre this weekend November 29 at 7:00 pm.

The Appalachian Express Chorus will be performing "A Virginia Mountain Christmas"

Admission is $10

On Saturday, December 6th, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Nathan Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys will be performing.  This will be an Evening with the King and Prince of Bluegrass Music.

Show starts at 7:00 pm Tickets $20 in advance $25 at the door.  For more information call the Box office at 276 546 4000

IDA recess meeting

The Lee County Industrial Development Authority will hold a Recess Meeting, Tuesday, November 25 at 6:00 pm in the second floor conference room Room 208 of the Lee County Courthouse.