Gate City, VA https://www.mygatecity.com Gate City, Virginia Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:22:34 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 GATE CITY, VA -12th annual Clinch Mountain Music Fest https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/gate-city-va-12th-annual-clinch-mountain-music-fest/ https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/gate-city-va-12th-annual-clinch-mountain-music-fest/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 20:54:44 +0000 https://www.mygatecity.com/?p=15356 The 12th annual Clinch Mountain Music Fest will be held in Gate City, VA on June 16 & 17, 2017.  The bluegrass music venue is one of the featured festivals during the Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming. Mountains of Music Homecoming is scheduled from June 9-17 at venues along the 330-mile Crooked Road, [...]

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The 12th annual Clinch Mountain Music Fest will be held in Gate City, VA on June 16 & 17, 2017.  The bluegrass music venue is one of the featured festivals during the Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming.

Mountains of Music Homecoming is scheduled from June 9-17 at venues along the 330-mile Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail in Southwest Virginia.  The nine-day festival showcases regional music, food and culture.

The goal of the Clinch Mountain Music Fest has been to preserve the heritage of the Appalachian region through its music.  As in years past, the festival is dedicated to Jay Dixon who chaired the event for five years before his death in January of 2012.

Below are the scheduled performances:

Friday, June 16th, 2017: 

Performer: Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes
Doors open 6:00 PM – Show at 7:30 PM
Location: Carter Family Fold, Hiltons, VA
Admission: $10.00 Adults, $2.00 Agest 6-11, Free Ages under 6

Saturday, June 17th, 2017:

Performer/Time:
My New Favorites 11:30 AM
Jenkins School of Dance 12:30 PM
Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express 1:00 PM
Jenkins School of Dance 2:00 PM
Scott County JAMS 2:30 PM
Wilson Banjo Company 4:00 PM
Location: Jackson Street, Downtown Gate City, VA
Admission FREE
Performer/Time Hogslop String Band
Time Doors open 6:00 PM – Show at 7:30 PM
Location: Carter Family Fold, Hiltons, VA
Admission: $10.00 Adults, $2.00 Ages 6-11, Free Ages under 6

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GATE CITY, VA Veterans Day Ceremony https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/gate-city-va-veterans-day-ceremony/ https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/gate-city-va-veterans-day-ceremony/#respond Tue, 08 Nov 2016 07:24:57 +0000 https://www.mygatecity.com/?p=14662 For Immediate Release: November 7, 2016 Contact: Greg Jones (276) 386-3831 Town Manager townmanager@mygatecity.com GATE CITY, VA Veterans Day Ceremony The Town of Gate City, VA will host a Veterans Day program on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 11:00 AM.  The program will be held at Grogan Park in Gate City, VA.   Mark Tipton [...]

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For Immediate Release:
November 7, 2016

Contact:

Greg Jones
(276) 386-3831
Town Manager
townmanager@mygatecity.com

GATE CITY, VA Veterans Day Ceremony

The Town of Gate City, VA will host a Veterans Day program on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 11:00 AM.  The program will be held at Grogan Park in Gate City, VA.

 

Mark Tipton will be the keynote speaker.  Mark is a Gate City native and a retired Air Force Officer.  Mark graduated from Gate City High School in 1993 and enlisted in the United States Air Force the following year.  He served as a Security Policeman at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, and Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.  In Wyoming, Mr. Tipton met Cindie Kaufman, who would become his wife of now 17 years.

 

After earning his college degree, Mark was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and continued as a Security Police Officer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.  He then returned to Wyoming for nuclear operations and training duties.  During this assignment, Mark and Cindie’s two daughters, Morgan and Madison, were born.  The Tipton family then moved “south” to Colorado, where Mark performed duty with the National Reconnaissance Office.  They remained in Colorado for a second assignment, joining the Air Force Space Command Inspector General team.  During that time, Mark deployed to the Combined Air and Space Operations Center to plan and execute battlefield airborne communications missions across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.  He voluntarily concluded his 20-year career in 2014 as the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Inspector General, Forward.

 

Following military service, Mark served as the Director of Veterans Affairs at East Tennessee State University, and he is now a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.  Mark, Cindie, and their girls reside in Gate City, and they are members of the Gate City United Methodist Church.

 

This year we will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the escalation of the Vietnam War.    There will be a special recognition of service for veterans of that era.   Their heroism and sacrifice continue to serve as inspiration for all who serve our country.  We are dedicating this program to our Vietnam Veterans and giving them a long-overdue “Welcome Home and Thank You.'”

 

 

Our Veterans Day Program will also include:

 

Presentation of Colors:  Overmountian Men Chapter SAR Color Guard, American Legion Gate City Post 265 and Kingsport American Legion Hammond Post 3.

 

Laying of Wreaths:  Town of Gate City, Charter’s Fort Chapter DAR, Overmountian Men Chapter SAR, Elijah Cross II Chapter U.S. Daughters of 1812, and the American Gold Star Mothers.

 

The National Anthem will be performed by Judy McConnell accompanied by the Gate City High School Brass Quintet.

 

There will be a free cookout provided by the Gate City Civitan following the program.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend this event and honor our Veterans and their families.

 

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Tail Gate City Event – September 10, 2016 https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/tail-gate-city-event-september-10-2016/ https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/tail-gate-city-event-september-10-2016/#respond Mon, 05 Sep 2016 01:33:21 +0000 https://www.mygatecity.com/?p=14624 Contact: Greg Jones : (276) 386-3831 Town Manager : townmanager@mygatecity.com GATE CITY, VA Tail Gate City College Football Fans and Tailgaters are invited to attend the Tail Gate City event happening on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 in Gate City, VA.  The college football game of the decade, Virginia Tech Hokies vs Tennessee Vols, will be [...]

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Contact:
Greg Jones : (276) 386-3831
Town Manager : townmanager@mygatecity.com

GATE CITY, VA Tail Gate City

College Football Fans and Tailgaters are invited to attend the Tail Gate City event happening on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 in Gate City, VA.  The college football game of the decade, Virginia Tech Hokies vs Tennessee Vols, will be broadcast live on a 20’x20’ video projection screen in downtown Gate City.  But that’s not all.  Both Virginia Tech and Tennessee Tailgaters are invited to participate.  Tennessee Tailgaters will set up on one side of Jackson Street in downtown Gate City while Virginia Tech will set up on the opposite side.  Trophies will be awarded to the best tailgate display for both Virginia Tech and Tennessee Tailgater.

The Tail Gate City event will also provide live entertainment starting at 2:00 PM.  Below is the schedule of events leading up to game time:

2:00 PM     Ivy Road
3:00 PM     Cornhole Tournament hosted by Copper Ridge Cornhole – Cash Prizes Awarded!
3:30 PM     The Benny Wilson Band
4:45 PM     Jenkins School of Dance – Special Performance
5:00 PM     Asylum Suite
6:15 PM     Jenkins School of Dance – Special Performance
6:30 PM     StoneCreek Four
7:45 PM     Awards: Best Tailgaters!
8:00 PM     Live VideoCast of the VA Tech vs Tennessee Game!

In additional to live entertainment there will be a Fireworks Show at half time, Beer Garden, Inflatable for the kids, local food, and games throughout the day.

For more information, please visit: TailGateCity.net or call 276-386-3831.

This event was made possible by First Community Bank, Homestead Creamery, and Mattern & Craig.  We are very thankful for our sponsors who have shown great community support!

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Attention Virginia Tech and Tennessee Fans! https://www.mygatecity.com/events/attention-virginia-tech-tennessee-fans/ https://www.mygatecity.com/events/attention-virginia-tech-tennessee-fans/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:04:35 +0000 https://www.mygatecity.com/?p=14614 Attention Tailgaters, Virginia Tech and Tennessee fans!  On September 10th, 2016 the Town of Gate City will broadcast the Va Tech vs. Tennessee game live on a large screen projector!  Leading up to game time we will have live entertainment, bounce house for the kids, cornhole tournament, beer garden, and food!  Trophies awarded to the [...]

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Attention Tailgaters, Virginia Tech and Tennessee fans!  On September 10th, 2016 the Town of Gate City will broadcast the Va Tech vs. Tennessee game live on a large screen projector!  Leading up to game time we will have live entertainment, bounce house for the kids, cornhole tournament, beer garden, and food!  Trophies awarded to the best Va Tech and Tennessee tailgater!  There will be a firework show at half-time and a special presentation from the Jenkins School of Dance.  Bring your crew!  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend!

Visit tailgatecity.net

Football game live broadcast Gate City, VA

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Gate City, VA, Water Treatment Plans Recognized for Excellence https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/water-excellence-award-2015/ https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/water-excellence-award-2015/#respond Thu, 12 May 2016 01:25:47 +0000 https://www.mygatecity.com/?p=14471 GATE CITY, VA WATER TREATMENT PLANTS RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE The Town of Gate City’s Water Treatment Plant was presented with the Gold Standard award by the Virginia Department of Health. The Gold Standard award was given in recognition that the Gate City’s Water Treatment Plant has met or exceeded minimum standards for filtration, clarity, and [...]

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GATE CITY, VA WATER TREATMENT PLANTS RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE

The Town of Gate City’s Water Treatment Plant was presented with the Gold Standard award by the Virginia Department of Health. The Gold Standard award was given in recognition that the Gate City’s Water Treatment Plant has met or exceeded minimum standards for filtration, clarity, and the filter backwash process. The Gold Standard award recognizes those treatment plants that produce water that is at least three times cleaner than required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and those plants that demonstrate excellence in their day-to-day operations.

The award was presented April 20, 2016, at the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. Water is Life 2016 Conference in Roanoke, Virginia.

The Town of Gate City Water Treatment Plant has been awarded the highest possible ranking in operations and performance excellence for water utilities by the Virginia Department of Health every year since 2007.

The Town of Gate City is honored to receive this designation and makes every effort to achieve the best water quality for our customers. Special recognition is due to our Chief Water Plant Operator Loretta Cruby for her years of service and dedication. Our Water Plant Operators are Wendell Daughtery, Tommy Roberts and Steve Rutherford.

2015 Award for water

For Immediate Release:
May 11, 2016

Contact:
Greg Jones (276) 386-3831
Town Manager townmanager@mygatecity.com

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CLYDE WILLIAMS BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR REPAIRS MAY 5, 2016 https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/clyde-williams-bridge-close-repairs-may-5-2016/ https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/clyde-williams-bridge-close-repairs-may-5-2016/#respond Fri, 06 May 2016 01:26:16 +0000 https://www.mygatecity.com/?p=14460 GATE CITY, Va. – The Town of Gate City wants to alert drivers to the traffic impacts associated with the repair of Clyde Williams Bridge located on Clyde Williams Avenue behind Pizza Plus off of Kane Street.  The bridge will close on May 5, 2016 and will remain closed until repairs are made. A recent [...]

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GATE CITY, Va. – The Town of Gate City wants to alert drivers to the traffic impacts associated with the repair of Clyde Williams Bridge located on Clyde Williams Avenue behind Pizza Plus off of Kane Street.  The bridge will close on May 5, 2016 and will remain closed until repairs are made.

A recent bridge inspection has determined that the bridge is unsafe for vehicular traffic.  The Town is currently working with Mattern & Craig’s structural engineers to develop plans to repair bridge.

The Town recognizes the inconvenience this will cause to the affected residents.  The Town of Gate City is committed to the safety of our residents and will be working as quickly as possible to resolve this issue.

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“America’s Frontier History Expedition” is coming to Grogan Park in Gate City, VA https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/americas-frontier-history-expedition-coming-grogan-park-gate-city-va/ https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/americas-frontier-history-expedition-coming-grogan-park-gate-city-va/#respond Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:45:44 +0000 https://www.mygatecity.com/?p=14451 The Boone Society, Inc will be partnering with the Gate City Frontier, Inc and Gate City Civitans to host the “America’s Frontier History Expedition” event in Gate City, VA. on May 9th, 2016. The Boone Society, Inc. is an association of descendants, genealogists, and historians who enjoy studying the lives and times of this remarkable [...]

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The Boone Society, Inc will be partnering with the Gate City Frontier, Inc and Gate City Civitans to host the “America’s Frontier History Expedition” event in Gate City, VA. on May 9th, 2016. The Boone Society, Inc. is an association of descendants, genealogists, and historians who enjoy studying the lives and times of this remarkable family.

From May 7-30th, 2016 a reenactment of settlers braving the wilderness to seek new opportunity west of the Allegheny Mountains will take place as men and women recreate a 280 mile 18th century horseback ride from Sycamore Shoals, Tennessee to Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky. Representing a cross section of people and cultures, frontier men and women, and a Shawnee Indian make up the group. There are fourteen encampment stops along the three week journey at which the participants will deliver public educational presentations. The purpose of this journey is to preserve America’s frontier history and the participants serve as educators, each teaching of the history of the westward movement, its impact on the EuroAmerican and native peoples, and the skills necessary to survive on the frontier.

The future of our nation is our youth and their knowledge of the founding and development of the greatest nation on earth needs to be encouraged and expanded. Parents are encouraged to bring them to this exciting event. School groups and Scouts are welcome to attend. There will be campfire presentations, live fire demonstrations of Long rifles and the music of frontier fiddling. Each stop on the trail will be a bit different and the public can plan to see this expedition several times for a different venue. This is an opportunity to witness history emerge live from the past.

The Gate City Civitans will provide a free cookout for those in attendance for this event. If your School system is interested in attending please contact us by Thursday, May 5th, 2016 by calling (276) 386-3831.

The following will be the schedule of events:

11:00 AM – Pioneer Presentation

Noon – Free Cookout

Noon – 4:00 PM – Education Stations demonstrating “how to survive on the frontier”

3:00 PM – Pioneer presentation

If there are questions or concerns please contact (276) 386-3831 for more information. Everyone is invited to attend this event and celebrate our history and heritage in Gate City, Virginia.

For Immediate Release:
April 22, 2016

Contact:
Greg Jones (276) 386-3831
Town Manager
townmanager@mygatecity.com

Download Publication

Press Release

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Codification Committee Discussion https://www.mygatecity.com/government/codification-committee-discussion/ https://www.mygatecity.com/government/codification-committee-discussion/#respond Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:41:28 +0000 https://www.mygatecity.com/?p=14402 Codification Committee Town Council Representatives Allan “Cotton” Roberts [br] 276-690-2253 [br] aroberts@mygatecity.com Wallace W. Ross, Jr. [br] rrrwallace@mygatecity.com The function of the Codification Committee is to develop and/or review ordinances of the Town Code and make recommendations to the Gate City [...]

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Government

Codification Committee

Town Council Representatives

Allan “Cotton” Roberts [br] 276-690-2253 [br] aroberts@mygatecity.com

Wallace W. Ross, Jr. [br] rrrwallace@mygatecity.com

The function of the Codification Committee is to develop and/or review ordinances of the Town Code and make recommendations to the Gate City Town Council.

The Town Code is located at the Document Center tab.

Your public comment is welcome for the above proposed ordinances.  Off topic topic, spam, bad language will not be tolerated.  We reserve the right to delete post that are offensive in nature.

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Moccasin Creek Development is excited to announce its newest project in the Town of Gate City, VA https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/moccasin-creek-development-excited-announce-newest-project-town-gate-city-va/ https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/moccasin-creek-development-excited-announce-newest-project-town-gate-city-va/#respond Sun, 13 Mar 2016 02:42:57 +0000 https://www.mygatecity.com/?p=14333 The development officially known as Iron Horse Village at Moccasin Creek will feature approximately 19,000 sq ft of business and retail space set to include an old time pharmacy and general store, restaurants, potential local brewery and sports bar/tavern and more…. along with 64 Loft Apartments which will be available for lease or purchase. The [...]

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The development officially known as Iron Horse Village at Moccasin Creek will feature approximately 19,000 sq ft of business and retail space set to include an old time pharmacy and general store, restaurants, potential local brewery and sports bar/tavern and more…. along with 64 Loft Apartments which will be available for lease or purchase. The Town itself is coming on board with new amenities designed to harness the rich cultural history this region possesses. Drawing from a vast well of Arts, Woodworking Craft and Music the new development is expected to serve as a catalyst to revitalize the local economy, create jobs and recreate the region as destination for those with a taste for nostalgia and a heart for the success and future of this region.

The new project should help re-establish Gate City as a welcome center for Southwest Virginia and its many recreational activities such as the Spearhead ATV trails, countless historical offerings, and many music venues highlighting the heritage of Southwest Virginia.

More information, including building plans and additional information regarding amenities will be provided at the press conference to be held at the Town Hall at 156 Jackson Street, Gate City, VA, Friday, March 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

For more information please contact rwagers@mygatecity.com.

For Immediate Release:
March 11, 2016

Contact:
Rebecca Wagers (423) 292-6514
rwagers@mygatecity.com

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Forging and Uttering of Worthless Checks https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/forging-and-uttering-of-worthless-checks/ https://www.mygatecity.com/press-releases/forging-and-uttering-of-worthless-checks/#respond Fri, 26 Feb 2016 21:49:04 +0000 https://www.mygatecity.com/?p=14306 On August 19, 2015 the Gate City Police Department received a report of a female passing worthless checks at a local convenience store. Upon arrival the store manager stated an unidentified female at the time had passed a worthless checks on various dates. The checks belonged to a male who has been deceased, and an [...]

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On August 19, 2015 the Gate City Police Department received a report of a female passing worthless checks at a local convenience store. Upon arrival the store manager stated an unidentified female at the time had passed a worthless checks on various dates. The checks belonged to a male who has been deceased, and an elderly female that was in assisted living. Further investigation into the identity of the female revealed her identity as Amy Presnell of Church Hill, Tennessee. Presnell is a white female that is 39 years of age. The Gate City Police Department furthered their investigation into surrounding businesses, and located two other locations were identified where Presnell had passed checks on the same two accounts.

Presnell was positively identified by the employees of the businesses that the checks were passed on. Presnell also passed the worthless checks at other various locations throughout Scott County.

Presnell is currently incarcerated and charged with the following:

9 Counts of Forging a Check
4 Counts of Possession of a Stolen Check
6 Counts of Obtain Merchandise by False Pretenses

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