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Abingdon Town Council discusses EEOC complaint in closed session

ABINGDON, Va. - Abingdon Town Council met in closed session Wednesday to discuss an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint. During a work session, Councilwoman Cindy Patterson made a motion to go into closed session to meet with PennStuart attorney Ramesh Murthy. The meeting lasted around

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-16 04:05:00

Abingdon author releases 'Daily Devotions' book

Hazel Rash Fleming doesn't even remember writing her new devotional release. "I wrote that in 2005," said Fleming, a resident of Abingdon, Virginia. "I do not remember writing the first word." At the time, Fleming said her mind was preoccupied with her late husband's illness. "That took me through a


MOST WANTED: Sullivan County sheriff launches Busted Bingo

SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - The Sullivan County Sheriff's office is launching a new effort to catch the county's most wanted and they want you to get involved. It's an online game show they call "BUSTED BINGO". It's hosted by Sheriff Wayne Anderson. Every week he picks a number with a wanted person

WJHL.COM - 2017-11-16 13:07:12

UPDATE: Four members of Vegas-to-SW Virginia meth ring convicted in federal court

(PHOTO: MGN) Four of the 32 people arrested and charged for their part in a drug distribution ring that extended from Southwest Virginia to Las Vegas have been convicted in federal court in Abingdon. Richard Kayian, 55, of Las Vegas, Tracy Callihan, 48, and John Williams, 50, both of Glade Spring, a

WCYB.COM - 2017-11-17 18:06:56

Gap woman's fashion goes on display

A Big Stone Gap woman's collection of high fashion is the subject of a new exhibit coming to Abingdon's William King Museum of Art. The work of designers Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren and others was collected by the late Fran Keuling-Stout and will be on display starting Friday, No

COALFIELD.COM - 2017-11-17 17:15:00

Southwest Va. Higher Education Center receives $190K grant to launch cyber security academy

SOUTHWEST VA (WJHL) - Regional and state leaders spent their Thursday in Southwest Virginia talking small business and cyber security. It was all part of the Power Up Southwest Virginia meeting at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. The higher education center announced on Th

WJHL.COM - 2017-11-16 21:12:35

Tobacco Commission awards grant for new cybersecurity academy

ABINGDON, Va. - The Virginia Tobacco Commission on Thursday awarded a $190,000 grant to establish a new cybersecurity academy at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education in Abingdon. In partnership with Old Dominion University, the Higher Ed Center will use the grant to fund the new Cisco Networking

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-17 03:51:00

Future of The Falls: growth and development on the rise

BRISTOL, VA - Another store opens for The Falls development in Bristol, Virginia. The commercial center, heavily funded by the city, has had issues luring in stores. The city is still on the hook for 50-million dollars. Customers say the new Aldi in Bristol, Virginia gives them hope for more growth

WCYB.COM - 2017-11-16 23:28:07

Men arrested in fatal shooting of two Brooklyn mothers to appear in court

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - The two men arrested for a fatal shooting that left two Brooklyn moms dead are scheduled to appear in court Friday. Anthony Alexander, 18, and Nazir Saunders, 20, allegedly gunned down Chynna Battle, 21, and Shaqwanda Staley, 29, while aiming for someone else at the barbecue. The

PIX11.COM - 2017-11-17 12:25:19

Settlement reached in case of 86-year-old tased by Kingstree police

Chatfield at the hospital following the incident (Provided) In October of this year Albert Chatfield was tased by an officer with the Kingstree Police Department after what an incident report describes as him taking a "fighting stance." The report states the 86-year-old led police on a chase that en

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2017-11-17 12:14:18

Are you from North Charleston's Liberty Hill? Help fill exhibit for future passenger station

The year was 1960, and Linda Lucas, a 13-year-old Liberty Hill Elementary student, knew that better opportunities awaited her up North. She packed her luggage and nestled into an all-black train car at the Amtrak station. As Linda heard the slow "ch-ch, ch-ch" sound of the train brake releasing, she

THE POST AND COURIER - 2017-11-17 10:31:00

Mercedes-Benz North Charleston plant expanding, adding more than 1,000 jobs

Starting in January 2018, Mercedes-Benz Vans will begin a mass hiring initiative for manufacturing positions at its North Charleston plant, the company announced Wednesday. By 2020, company officials say Mercedes expects to have added more than 1,000 new jobs in the Lowcountry. Mark Allen, Head of B

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2017-11-15 21:57:45

One dead after Johns Island crash

Charleston County sheriff's deputies are investigating a two-car crash that killed one person Thursday afternoon. The wreck occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Maybank Highway and Southwick Drive on Johns Island. The area is closed to traffic while deputies investigate. Motorists are asked to avoid t

THE POST AND COURIER - 2017-11-16 19:30:00

Portion of Maybank Highway closed due to fatal accident

Emergency officials say a portion of Maybank Highway on Johns Island is closed due to a fatal accident. Officials with the St. Johns Fire Department say the accident is near STJFD Station 1 on 3327 Maybank Highway. Fire officials say the highway will be closed for an extended period as crews work

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2017-11-16 20:07:01

Berkeley Co. man sentenced to 30 years for domestic violence, attempted murder

A man has been sentenced to 30 years following a guilty plea for Attempted Murder and Domestic Violence. Christopher Holmes, 42, of Berkeley County pled guilty to the crimes committed against his former live-in girlfriend. The guilty pleas stem from two separate instances of violence against Holmes'

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2017-11-16 18:38:00

Man sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder in shooting on upper King Street

A jury handed down a verdict in a 2016 shooting incident on King Street. After a three-day trial, 19-year-old Demetrius Young was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday according to Solicitor Scarlett. Wilson. The victim was walking past Young's residence in the early morning hours of Jan. 31,

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2017-11-16 18:05:36

First Flu Death Reported in South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA (WTAT-TV) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed the state's first flu death of the season. Officials say the patient was from the upstate but did not reveal any information about them. The department highly recommends that everyone 6-months


Haines City Commission takes step toward Oakland pool

HAINES CITY - A swimming pool in the Oakland community took one step closer to becoming a reality on Thursday night. The City Commission voted 5-0 to contract with Lakeland-based Hydro Solutions to host community forums, speak with commissioners and come up with a conceptual design for a swimming po

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 03:22:55

Lakeland commissioners review Munn Park multi-monument draft resolution

LAKELAND - Commissioners reviewed a draft resolution today that would keep the Confederate statue in Munn Park and authorize the city staff to produce a new master plan for the city's center square. The resolution would require this master plan to preserve the Confederate Monument in Munn Park, erec

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 15:52:09

Another Viewpoint: EPA nominee should scare us all

Some of President Donald Trump's appointments to federal office have been, to put it mildly, a bit out there. There was Sam Clovis, the Iowa talk-radio host appointed to be chief science adviser to the Department of Agriculture -- even though he had no training or background in science or agricultu

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 05:01:00