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WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE January 29, 2014 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 01/19/2015 through 01/25/2015. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,583 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 336 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period […]

Coal layoffs

More layoffs in the coal industry. Jewell Coal Mining is laying off more than 150 people in Buchanan County, VA. Suncoke Energy is cutting mining, administrative and support staff positions, and is also idled Dominion Mine 30 and work at Dominion Mine 7 and 34 will now be contracted through another company. The company has […]

Person of Interest

PERSON OF INTEREST If anyone has information on this person, please contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (276) 346-7753. We feel he may be located in the Duffield/Jasper area.

Lee High Senior playing at ETSU football

A Lee High School Senior verbally committed to ETSU football team Justin Gilliam had many other colleges such as  Emory & Henry, the University of the Cumberlands (Kentucky) and Virginia Military Institute that shown interest in his football talents but he decided to go to East Tennessee State University. Gilliam will graduate as the Generals’ career […]

One vehicle accident

A one-vehicle accident leaves a Clintwood man dead at the scene. Michael E. Mayo, 26 of Clintwood was making a delivery in a water tanker truck when  it ran off the right side of the roadway. The tanker overturned and rolled down a steep incline.  The accident occured on Tuesday, Wampler Ridge Road, a private […]

Britton family and Wells Chapel Choir

At the Lee Theatre this week On Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 pm The Britton Family and Wells Chapel Choir will have a Gospel Singing. Admission is free. Thanks to Woodway Stone and others for making this possible. Come enjoy local talent and a wonderful evening of inspiration.

J. Frank volunteer

J. Frank White Academy students will be volunteering at the Claiborne County Animal Shelter. J. Frank White Academy requires each student to perform 25 hours of community service work each year, and for members of the JFWA Beta Club the requirement is 30 hours. The students will not be able to work with the animals […]

Person of Interest

PERSON OF INTEREST If anyone has information on the male subject wearing the ball cap and overalls, please contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (276) 346-7777

boil water advisory

Due to a main line break, Black Mountain Utility District has issued a boil-water advisory for the Louellen, Holmes Mill and Closplint areas. Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute before consumption.

mobile home fire

A mobile home caught fire this past Saturday evening in Russell County. The home was in Cleveland, VA and authorities believe it was cause by a portable bathroom heater. No one was injured in the fire, but the owner of the home lost most of his possessions. Anyone wants to help the home owner can […]