Wythe County Emergency Management Letter for January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019

To the Citizens of Wythe County

Wythe County could experience another winter weather event this coming weekend. At this time, predictions are still varying on the impact to our area.

Wythe County wants you to be prepared. Please make sure you have supplies in case the roads become dangerous or if power outages occur. Be prepared by having a food supply, water supply, batteries, warm clothes and blankets, an alternate source of power or heat, and/or a place to be with a generator. When the accumulation begins and the roads become difficult to travel on, please only travel if necessary. Colder temperatures will also be another issue. Please stay warm and check on your neighbors to make sure everyone stays warm...

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Prepare for Colder Weather

Finalized Cold Weather Tips

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Reminder about Dog Tags

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Wythe County Officials would like to remind citizens that dog tags are on sale and due to be purchased by January 31, 2019.

Code Enforcement Officer A.B. Dunford encouraged residents to make sure rabies vaccinations are up to date. Please be aware that rabies inoculations are required prior to purchasing a dog license.

“Please get out now and get your dog tags and rabies shots for your animals,” Dunford said.

Dunford said officers will be doing compliance checks throughout the county to assure that all dog owners are compliant.

The price of the dog tags are as follows: 1 year $5, 2 years $10, and 3 years $15.

If your dog has been neutered or spayed the costs are as follows: 1 year $4, 2 years $8 and 3 years $10...

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Public Notice – Employment Water & Wastewater Department Wastewater Operator

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for a full-time Water and Wastewater Operator or Operator Trainee for the Wythe County Water and Wastewater Department.

Job functions include operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems, which service nearly four thousand residential and commercial customers. Job duties include but are not limited to: operation of wells, pump stations, and wastewater treatment facilities; performing the necessary field and laboratory tests to ensure compliance with State regulations; maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

The Operator Trainee will be required to obtain the necessary water and wastewater licenses as a condition of employment within a specified time period...

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Public Notice – Employment Water & Wastewater Department

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for a full-time Water Operator/Maintenance position for the Wythe County Water & Wastewater Department.

Job functions include performing routine distribution operation, maintenance, emergency repairs, meter reading, improvements to water & sewer systems and other duties as directed. Must be self-motivated and have a team player attitude.

High school diploma required. Continuing education credits in the Water/Wastewater field and/or technical training a plus. Must hold or be committed to obtaining a Class V water license within 12 months of hire. Must have a valid motor vehicles operator’s license. Commercial Drivers licenses (CDL) required or be able to obtain within six months of hire date.

Applications may be obtained from...

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Public Notice: Employment

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for a full-time IT Support Specialist. This position provides technical support for computer hardware and software. The IT Support Specialist is under the direction of the County Computer Coordinator and works closely with various County Departments and Constitutional Offices.

The responsibilities for this position will include performing troubleshooting tasks for the County’s network and computer hardware, installing/upgrading/maintaining software and hardware components, training on software systems, providing technical support and other duties as directed.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled at the County Administrator’s Office, Attention: Martha Collins – Adm...

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Have a safe and happy New Year!

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Season’s Greetings!

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SMG Management Recruiting for APEX General Manager

SMG Management is recruiting qualified candidates for General Manager of the APEX Center.

Job Title

General Manager

Employment Type


Job Description

SUMMARY: SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities, has an immediate opening for a General Manager for The Appalachian Regional Exposition Center (“APEX” Center) in Wytheville, VA. Under the supervision of the Regional Vice-President, and reporting to the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center Authority (the “Client”), this position will manage the day-to-day operations of the multi-purpose APEX Center to include main arena and all surrounding grounds. Additional phases will include livestock barns and outdoor arenas...

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Junior Appalachian Musicians Perform at Board of Supervisors Meeting


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Preserving traditional music and investing in local students are all a part of the Junior Appalachian Musicians’ legacy. The JAM group from Smyth County recently performed at the Wythe County Board of Supervisors meeting.

JAM Regional Director Jim Lloyd said he’s been instructing music for around 34 years.

“JAM was founded about 18 years ago by a lady named Helen White, who started it in Sparta, North Carolina,” Lloyd said. “First off, our target was to help the kids. Secondly, it helps preserve the music of Appalachia. We really stress traditional music. This year we’re adding on seven in Tennessee and one in Wythe County. This has been an ambition of mine for a long time...

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