WSWV News Archive

Lee County Economic Development Authority Meeting

The Lee County Economic Development Authority meeting will happen on Thursday evening, March 4, 2021 at 6pm in the General District Courtroom of the Lee County Courthouse located in Jonesville Virginia.

Big Stone Man Facing Newly Upgraded Charges

A Grand Jury in Wise County has just upgraded a Big Stone Gap man’s charges in relation to a First Degree Murder incident, but is now facing Capital Murder charges thanks to a recent indictment. 32 year old Joshua Blake Smith was originally indicted last year in the killing of his grandmother, Charlene Osborne. The […]

Press Release for Lee High School

The Lee County Public School division is informing parents and guardians that a staff member at Lee High School has been diagnosed with COVID19. This person was on school premises on February 25 , 2021. All schools will remain open at this time. They are working with staff from the LENOWISCO Health District to identify […]

Press Release for Thomas Walker High School

The Lee County Public School division is informing parents and guardians that a one student at Thomas Walker High School has been diagnosed with COVID19. This person was on school premises on February 24 , 2021. All schools will remain open at this time. They are working with staff from the LENOWISCO Health District to […]

Press Release for Lee High School

The Lee County Public School division is informing parents and guardians that a student or staff member at Lee High School has been diagnosed with COVID19. This person was on school premises on February 15, 2021. They are working with staff from the LENOWISCO Health District to identify anyone who had close contact with the […]

Lee County Domestic Violence Officer Wanted

Locally, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Domestic Violence Officer. Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. Person must be on call 24 hours a day to respond to such victims, write grant proposal and file all quarterly reports […]

Correl Iraq Baker Arrested in Pennington Gap

Earlier we brought you a story of a man that was being sought in connection with a stabbing incident in Wise County, and that man has been safely taken into custody after a brief ‘barricade’ situation that took place at a home in Pennington Gap, Virginia. Baker was being sought on charges relating to a […]

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Sheriff Gary B. Parsons reports that on February 23, 2021 Deputy S. Scott conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for Improper Registration at the Woodway Convenience Center in the Woodway area of Lee County. Upon asking the driver for her and the passenger’s information, nothing came back in the DMV system on the information […]

Mark Payne Honored

Wise County Reserve Officer, Mark Payne has been awarded the Health Care Heroes Award. Mark has been working for Frontier Health on the Crisis Intervention Team as Coordinator and Operational Supervisor since March of 2019. Thanks to his dedication to the program, he has been the perfect fit for the Crisis Intervention Team. According to […]

Inmate Rodney Jones Indicted

Nearby in Wise County Virginia, a Grand Jury returned a ‘True Bill’ against a man who is accused of murdering his Red Onion Prison cell mate in Pound Virginia. Rodney Jones, age 54 is facing charges of Capital Murder in the death of fellow inmate Antonio Jarrett. Currently Rodney Jones is serving a life sentence […]