Monthly Archives April 2015

2015 Dixie Youth Baseball Schedule

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Dixie Youth Baseball – 2015 – AAA – Minors Schedule

Dixie Youth Baseball – 2015 – O-Zone Schedule

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2015 Girls Softball Information

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2015 – WCPRD WRD girls softball schedules

Southwest Virginia Girls Softball Coaches Contact Information

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA GIRLS SOFTBALL RULES 2015

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Road Conditions in Wythe County

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LAST UPDATED: 1:27 p.m.
Below is the latest update from the Virginia Department of Transportation regarding road conditions in Wythe County.

If you know of a road that is flooded and is not listed below, please contact the county’s emergency management department (276-223-4521), so that the county’s first responders will be able to make appropriate detours in the event of an emergency.

Information concerning road conditions throughout the county may be obtained from the following website:

http://www.511virginia.org/mobile/?menu_id=conditions

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2015-04-20 11:21 Wythe (County) Rt. 625N (Wythe County) at Crawfish Rd View on Map impassable because of flood – Rt. 625N (Wythe County) at Crawfish Rd Weather – Flood – Weath...
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WYTHE COUNTY: FLASH FLOODING FORCES SEVERAL ROAD CLOSURES

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Wythe County emergency officials are closely monitoring flash flooding throughout the county, as numerous roads have been closed Sunday night and early Monday morning.

According to E-911 dispatchers serving in the Wythe County Consolidated Dispatch Center, local residents have made numerous calls reporting flash flooding throughout the county.

In total, at least 15 roads in Wythe County have experienced varying degrees of roadway ponding or flooding, with at least three being officially closed by emergency officials.

Extreme weather reports include the following:
• FRANCIS MILL RD. (BRIDGE COVERED)
• CEDAR SPRINGS RD / DRY RD. (CREEK HAS FLOODED THE ROADWAY, CURRENTLY IMPASSABLE)
• STONEY FORK RD CLOSED DUE TO MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER IN THE AREA, AND THE ROAD WASHING AWAY/40FT SINKHOL...

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WYTHE COUNTY RECOGNIZES E-911 DISPATCHERS

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This week, localities from across the nation are recognizing E-911 emergency dispatchers as part of a nationwide effort known as National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week.

Wythe County emergency officials say the initiative, which can be traced back to the early 1980s, allows the county an opportunity to highlight the critical role dispatchers play in emergency services.

“A call to 911 is a call for help – no one ever wakes up in the morning expecting to call 911 that day – and our staff answers dozens of these calls each day,” said James Copeland, who serves as the director of Emergency Communications for Wythe County.

Copeland added, “This week gives the public an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for the wonderful job they do.”

The Wythe County emergency communicatio...

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REACHES SEVEN YEAR LOW IN WYTHE COUNTY

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Wythe County officials say the unemployment rate in their county has reached its lowest point in nearly a decade.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the county’s March 2015 unemployment rate had fallen to 5.2% — a 6.8-point drop from February 2010’s record high of 12.0%.

The county’s latest unemployment figures are lower than all of the neighboring localities surrounding it, including the counties of Bland, Pulaski, Smyth, Carroll and Grayson.

In addition to boasting of the lowest unemployment rate among its neighbors, the county’s jobless rate is also the second lowest in all of Southwest Virginia, falling just short of Montgomery County, home of Virginia Tech.

The county’s economic development officials credit the downward trend in jobless clai...

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WYTHE COUNTY DSS: ‘APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH’

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Throughout the month of April the Wythe County Department of Social Services, in conjunction with dozens of other community organizations, clubs and government agencies will be placing a major emphasis upon child abuse awareness and prevention.

The effort is part of a national initiative launched by the United States Department of Health & Human Services aimed at promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families.

Kristin Shumate, who serves as Wythe County’s Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator, says her agency is seeking to prevent child abuse before it happens.

“In the wake of recent tragedies throughout our region, the department will be stressing child safety and best practices for ensuring all Southwest Virginia children are given the greatest childhood possible,”...

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Wythe County Spring Soccer Schedule

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2015 – U10 SOCCER SCHEDULE

*** All games will be played @ Ager Park ***

UF – Upper Field               LF – Lower Field

 

Tuesday, April 14th

5:30pm – UF – Wytheville Maroons Silver vs. Wytheville Strykers

5:30pm – LF – Wytheville Maroons vs. Sheffey Wildcats

6:30pm – UF – Jackson Eagles Red vs. Rural Retreat Indians Black

6:30pm – LF – Wytheville Lightning vs. Jackson Eagles Blue

 

Thursday, April 16th

5:30pm – UF – Jackson Eagles Blue vs. Wytheville Maroons

5:30pm – LF – Wytheville Strykers vs. Wytheville Lightning

6:30pm – UF – Rural Retreat Indians Orange vs. Jackson Eagles Red

6:30pm – LF – Rural Retreat Indians Black vs. Sheffey Wildcats

 

Saturday, April 18th

10:00am – UF – Jackson Eagles Blue vs. Wytheville Strykers

10:00am...

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PENNSYLVANIA PREP SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS AT AGER PARK

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. – This past week ten volunteers from eastern Pennsylvania logged over 350 man-hours assisting Wythe County Parks & Recreation crews at Ager Park.

The volunteers were high school seniors from St. Joseph’s Prep School located in Philadelphia. Founded in 1851, St. Joseph’s is a boys’ prep school dedicated to “developing boys into men who work for and with others.”

In keeping with this mission, the school requires its seniors to log no fewer than 40 hours of community service – a requirement many of the students chose to fulfil in Wythe County, Virginia.

Wythe County youth sports coordinator Scotty Vaught said the eight students and two adult leaders from the school made dozens of needed repairs to the playground as well as painted all of the equipment located on ...

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WYTHE COUNTY TO HOLD AUCTION TO SELL SURPLUS PROPERTY

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. – In the fall of last year, the Wythe County Board of Supervisors voted to sell-by-auction several surplus properties owned by the county. County officials say auctioning these tracts will allow local residents an equal opportunity to purchase land at a fair-market price.

Another benefit of liquidating surplus county property, according to local officials, will be the additional revenues the sales will bring to the county’s general fund – first through the sale of the properties and then via real estate taxes.

“Anytime you can reintroduce parcels of land back onto the real estate tax rolls, the general public sees a benefit,” said Wythe County Public Information Officer Jeremy T.K. Farley.

Farley added, “These are tracts that the county government no longer has a ...

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