The Town of Jonesville is also accepting sealed bids on a used 2006 Dodge Charger four door, gray Sedan. 3.5 Liter, High Output V6 , with 120,361 miles on it that was previously used as a police vehicle. This car will be sold as is with no warranty. The deadline to bid on this vehicle is October 5th at twelve noon. For additional information you may call the Jonesville Town Hall.
Currently the Town of Jonesville is accepting sealed bids on a used 2006 Dodge Charger four door, black and white Sedan. 3.5 Liter 6 valve, with 109,594 miles on it that was previously used as a police vehicle. This car will be sold as is with no warranty. The deadline to bid on this vehicle is October 5th at twelve noon. For additional information you may call the Jonesville Town Hall.
School Bus CDL classes will soon be available in Lee County. Starting October 1st from 6-9 p.m. at the Lee County Bus Shop in Jonesville. Drug testing is required and you may enroll by calling 276-346-2218
The Feeding America Food Truck will once again be giving away food to those in need in Lee County, tomorrow September 25th from 10-12 noon at Friendship Baptist Church in Jonesville. Tell a friend!
Community Development Block Grants or CDBG funding in the amount of $10.9 million has been awarded to Buchanan, Dickenson, Halifax, Lee, Northumberland and Washington Counties, along with the City of Salem, and the towns of Blackstone, Marion, Pocahontas and Smithfield among them. The recipients will receive funding to be used for water and sewer, downtown revitalization, and housing rehabilitation projects.
Lee County received $375,000 for the Giles Hollow Water Project Phase 1. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam stated, “Community Development Block Grants are a key resource to help communities fund economic and community development projects that address their local needs and help build the Virginia economy. With these grants, we can assist localities to make improvements to create vibrant spaces for all Virginia citizens to live and do business.”
The federally funded CDBG program grants Virginia roughly $18.5 million each year. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and this year’s cycle had 21 proposals submitted with 12 projects receiving funding initially. Projects generally benefit low and moderate income residents, with many of them targeted towards the elimination of slums. Funds are distributed on a first come first serve basis from January 1st though September 30th.
Lee County received $256,308 for the Fields Waterline Replacement Project. The Construction Ready Water and Sewer fund provides much needed assistance to projects that provide public water and/or sewer services to communities that consist of 60% or more low to moderate income households.
Remote Area Medical is holding another free RAM Medical Clinic event this weekend on Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23rd in Lee County. Located at Lee High School in Jonesville for this event with reminders that no pets are allowed other than service animals, and no pain medication prescriptions will be issued during this tobacco free event.
The parking lot will be opened by Friday September 21st at midnight, with ticket distribution to begin at 3:00 a.m. on a first come first serve basis. The clinic doors will open at 6:00 a.m. both days.
This is your opportunity to get free high quality vision, dental and medical services locally. No insurance or identification is required for this free public event. Professional volunteers are still needed and you do not need to have an active Virginia License to participate.
Take advantage of this opportunity to get dental cleanings, fillings, and extractions. Eye care services offered will be eye exams, glaucoma testing, diabetic retinopathy screening and eyeglass prescriptions. To speed the eye glass process, please take your current eye glass prescription of less than a year old to avoid the wait for an eye exam.
Some of the specialized medical care available are EKGs, breathing tests, diabetes screening and education, chest x-rays, medication assistance, pediatric exams, physical exams, pap smears, hepatitis and HIV screening, sports physicals and skin screenings.
For additional information visit www.ramusa.org or phone 865-579-2555
Remember the Tipping Fee for brush at the Lee County Transfer Station since the beginning of September. The cost is $15.00 per ton all brush delivered to the Lee County Transfer Station. This includes brush from individuals and businesses. Note however that leaves and shrubbery clippings are exempt.
The Jonesville Woman's Club Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, September 29th beginning at 10:00 a.m. Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact Iris Gordon at email@example.com
Lee High General Senior Blake Lewis had a fantastic overall performance last Friday evening that's earned him a lot of praise. Multidimensional back Lewis rushed for seventy seven yards and two touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and piled up seventy receiving yards in the Generals 27 to 26 victory against Eastside.
Earlier we brought you the story of the prison inmate killed at the United States Penitentiary in Lee County as the result of an altercation with another inmate. The victim has been identified as 34 year old Abraham Aldana, who was rushed to the closest hospital facility where he was pronounced dead. Investigation into the incident is ongoing with charges pending at this time.