PERSON OF INTEREST
If anyone has any information on this person, please contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (276) 346-7777. Thank You.
Lee County residents who have suffered damages to residential or commercial property due to the winter storm and heavy snow accumulation are encouraged to file a report with the Lee County Building Inspector's office at 276-346-7715
Residents with damages to farm and agricultural property should file a report with the Lee County Extension Office at 276-346-1522
First Baptist Church in Pennington Gap is sponsoring the movie "God's Not Dead" on February 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The admission is free
Band X in concert is on March 6, 2015 7:00 pm Admission is $5.00
The Lee County Emergency Management Director has declared that a local emergency exists in Lee County due to the weather. Declaration was made at 10:15 am February 24, 2015.
Lee County has submitted a request to the State Emergency Operations Center for State assistance of food and water for residents throughout the county that are not able to get out due to the heavy snows and temperatures.
The National Guard has been requested to assist with the delivery of the food and water to various locations throughout the county as well as assisting with extracting residents that require medical attention where the local emergency personnel have been unable to get to their locations.
As of yet there has been no confirmation from the State EOC on approval on the request for food and water.
The Virginia National Guard is on standby to assist as needed as resources are received.
No Shelters have been opened as of yet as there no reports of widespread power outages.
Additional details will be provided as they become available.
A house fire claimed a man's life in Wise County, VA
Denver Creed Holdbrook, Jr was discovered inside the home on Sunday night.
The home was engulfed in flames and police say no foul play and the death being investigated by the Wise county Sheriff's Department along with the Virginia State Police.
The Board of Supervisors held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 17.
The Board passed a motion to extend the line of credit by $50,000 for a loan to the Lee County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to the Tobacco Commission as a payment.
E-911 director, Alan Bailey reported that total number of calls 4,817 with 474 being 911 calls and 337 wireless 911 calls.
911 is working on a texting 911 feature and the Southwest Virginia Group Standard Committee is gathering ideas to advertise.
The Board accepted a low bid for the delivery and purchase of 16 new 8 cubic yeard front load stant top dumpsters.
Municipal Equipment, Inc. of Louisville, KY won the bid with $13, 936.
Town of Pound, VA and Castlewood, VA has issued a boil water advisory for all customers that is experiencing low water pressure.
The authority is asking customers to bring all tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and let it cool before using.
Russell County customers with leaks should call the Castlewood Water and Sewage Authority at 276-762-5411
The advisory will remain until further notice
Galaxy Land Company is proposing re-zoning in the Dryden area and will be holding a public information session on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 pm in the Dryden Elementary Cafeteria.
The session is to answer questions and address any concerns of the homeowners and landowners in the area.
Wise County Courthouse will be closed Thursday, February 19, 2015, and will open Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10AM.
WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE
February 18, 2015
The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 02/09/2015 through 02/15/2015.
Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,526 calls for this seven-day period.
Of the total calls received 361 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office
Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 13.
Criminal Process for this period: Served 38 Felony Warrants, 39 Misdemeanor Warrants, 0 DUI Arrests.
Civil Process Served: 405 Civil Papers
Traffic Accidents: 1
14 Additional Criminal Investigations were initiated and 19 Cleared by Arrest.
Sheriff’s Office provided 229 man-hours of Court Room Security.
Unlocked Vehicles: 24
Escorted Funerals: 5
The Sheriff’s Office Transported:
1 Adult In State
0 Adults Out of State
1 Mental Patient
Total Transports: 2
Total Transport Hours: 10