WSWV News Archive

Mother of Two Found Dead

The Virginia Sheriff's Office in Russell County, is trying to find connections between a person of interest and a crime scene after a twenty nine year old mother of two was killed in her home on November fifth. Those who knew Santana Hale stated she will be remembered as a loving mother, daughter and member […]

William Daughterty Arrested

Lee County Virginia man William Daughterty, age 70, of Pennington Gap was arrested and charged after a joint investigation between local police and the Department of Social Services CPS unit. Daughterty is charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery of a victim less than thirteen years old, animate object sexual penetration and misdemeanor assault. […]

Lee County’s Operation Keep ‘Em Warm

This year Blanket America will not be distributing much needed coats to local students due to funding issues. Fortunately Powell River Baptist Association (PRBA) has stepped into the vacancy to help with this community need and will be coordinating a community wide coat drive for Lee county students. A meeting will be held on Wednesday […]

Town of Jonesville Public Hearing November 7th

The Town of Jonesville will hold a public hearing on Tuesday evening November 7th at 5:30 p.m. in the American Legion Building located in the Cumberland Bowl Park in Jonesville concerning changes to town ordinances chapter 7 Section 7.8 and 7.9. Section 7.8 concerns brush and weeds and states all persons, firms or corporations shall […]

Subaru Outback SUV Donated to AASC

Wallace Subaru of Bristol will provide free service on a new Outback SUV that was donated to Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, a member of Meals on Wheels that deliver meals to seniors in Russell, Buchanon, Tazewell and Dickenson county to seniors who have trouble leaving their home, as long as the vehicle is in […]

Sheriff’s Department October 2017 Stats

Today from the TWIN WSWV News Desk: Total calls received by Dispatch: 6,840. Total calls received that Deputies responded to: 1,038. There were 265 calls dispatched to other agencies. There were 289 Rescue Squad calls and 29 Ambulance calls. There were 19 Fire Department calls dispatched. Twenty funerals escorted. Forty-Two vehicles were unlocked for citizens. […]

Deputies End Meth Lab While Assisting Social Services Thanks To A Tip

On Monday October 30th, Officers assisting Social Services in the Blackwater section of Lee County discovered large amounts of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Lee County Sheriff Gary Parson reported that deputies Chad Rouse and Mark Vanhuss were asked to accompany Social Services to a residence where they had information of an active Meth lab with […]

Official Statement AFGE Local 1405

In a letter dated October 27, 2017 concerning charges against five local men President of Local 1405 AFGE, Brian Shoemaker, issued the following statement in a letter:   On Friday October 27, 2017 the Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, Zachary T. Lee, dismissed all charges levied on five Correctional Officers […]

Lee County School Board Special Called Meeting Tonight

The Lee County School Board will hold their next Special Called Meeting tonight at six p.m. at the Elydale Elementary School.

Moonshine in Jonesville and Drugs in Pound

A joint undercover operation relying on cooperation between alcohol beverage regulators in Tennessee and Virginia resulted in a Lee County man being arrested for possessing moonshine and more than 20 firearms.   Winston Delano Terry, 73, of Jonesville, will likely face numerous felony and misdemeanor indictments after agents executed a search warrant at his home […]