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  1. Joel Dee Long may have abducted Kimberly Jane Long.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    An Amber Alert for a 4-year-old girl in southwest Virginia has been canceled after the girl was found safe. State Police had issued the alert Thursday morning after they say Kimberly Jane Long from Smyth County was abducted by 26-year-old Joel Long.

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  2. 4-year-old girl safely located; suspect taken into custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | WRIC-TV Richmond

    They say 4-year-old Kimberly Long is in extreme danger. The Smyth County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Joel Long likely abducted her.

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  3. Missing 4-year-old girl found safe; Suspected abductor capturedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    They say 4-year-old Kimberly Long is in extreme danger. The Smyth County Sheriff's office says 26-year-old Joel Long likely abducted Kimberly.

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  4. Amber Alert issued for Smyth County, Virginia girl Watch VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | WVEC-TV Norfolk

    4-year-old Kimberly Jane Long was last seen wearing a black tank top with denim shorts. She is approximately three feet tall, weighs 38 pounds, and has hazel eye and long blonde hair.

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  5. Amber alert out of Smyth County for child and possible abductor heading northRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

    VIRGINIA STATE POLICE AND VIRGINIA MISSING CHILDREN CLEARINGHOUSE HAVE ISSUED AN AMBER ALERT FOR A CHILD ABDUCTION ON BEHALF OF THE SMYTH COUNTY SHERIFF IN SMYTH COUNTY ON 06/22/2017 AT 09:29 PM. THE SMYTH COUNTY IS LOOKING FOR Kimberly Jane Long, White, female, AGE 4 years old, HEIGHT 3 feet 00 inches, WEIGHT 38 lbs, WITH Hazel EYES AND Long Blonde HAIR, WEARING Black Tank Top shirt, Denim Shorts pants.

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  6. AMBER Alert: Virginia girl could be in extreme dangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | WTVR Richmond

    An AMBER Alert was issued for four-year-old Kimberly Jane Long. She was last seen on View Drive in Smyth County, Virginia late Wednesday night.

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  7. Economic forum returns for year twoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Coalfield.com

    ... of Universal Companies in Washington County, expansion of Mayville Engineering Co. and Woodgrain Millwork in Smyth County. Also, Virginia Tobacco Commission and Appalachian Regional Commission investments have enabled the launch of new, "disruptive" ...

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  8. Senators Warner and Kaine: More than $410k in Grants to Rural VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | NBC29

    ... and Tim Kaine announced $410,581 in federal funding for infrastructure project planning in Augusta County and Smyth County and agricultural research at Virginia Tech. Future grants like these could be endangered by President Trump's budget, which ...

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  9. After long battle, spelling bee champion defersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    ... Roanoke Times' 44th Annual Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday. Liam Myers, representing Marion Middle School in Smyth County, won the contest and will compete in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28 in Washington, D.C. Stevens, ...

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  10. Smyth Co. middle school student spells out a victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2017 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... sudden-death face-off between last year's winner Asa Stevens (seated) and Liam Myers. An eighth-grader from Smyth County, wearing a vintage-style Star Wars T-shirt and an easygoing smile, won the 44th annual Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday. Liam ...

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  11. Edith Mae Beavers Oct. 30, 1935 - March 6, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | The Estherville Spirit

    Edith Mae Beavers was born on Oct. 30, 1935, in Smyth County, West Virginia to George and Eva Kegly. She died on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Pearl Valley Nursing Home in Estherville at the age of 81. She married Armon N Beavers in Salem, West Virginia on July 12, 1962.

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  12. Oh, the golden days of newspapersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    ... changed printing a newspaper, via way of the "hot type" system. When my uncle got me a job with The Smyth County News in the mid-1950s, many things about the profession had not changed. Jim Tindall, the editor, made sure I was taught how to do every ...

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  13. Appalachian Power workers find solutions to bear-damaged power polesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | Powhatan Today

    ... introductory offer. Workers replace a power pole that was damaged by bears in Skulls Gap near Rye Valley in Smyth County. Many of the marred poles are in areas that are difficult to reach. Appalachian Power workers found a power pole that had been ...

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  14. Some traditional industries are reviving in Southwest VirginiaRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2017 | Virginia Business

    Smyth County isn't in Virginia's coalfields, but it has felt the effects of the mining industry's decline. In the last days of 2016, Pittsburgh-based Kennametal Inc. closed its coal-mining cutting tools plant in Chilhowie, eliminating 89 jobs.

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  15. Markus Schmidt: Country music series nears Virginia stamp of approvalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | Powhatan Today

    ... wrote me in an email. Campbell is a Republican from Marion, a small town of just under 6,000 and the seat of Smyth County. There, at the historic Lincoln Theatre, is where the show has been taped since its inception, before a live audience, ...

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  16. Education Fair to Highlight Educational Options for ChilhowieRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    Parents interested in exploring different educational options for their children are invited to the 2017 Education Fair of Smyth County from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Chilhowie Christian Church. The Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County is hosting the education fair, in partnership with National School Choice Week.

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  17. Hiram J. HashRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Daily Journal

    Hiram was born on June 22, 1923, in Sugar Grove, Smyth County, Virginia, the youngest child of Hiram A. and Dema Hash. Hiram graduated from Southport High School in 1941, and married the love of his life, Marylin Fishel, on Jan. 9, 1942.

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  18. Interim superintendent to take over helm of Virginia districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | District Administration

    The announcement didn't come until the end of the meeting Monday night, but it was the expected news as the Smyth County School Board appointed Dennis Carter, Ed.D., the new superintendent. Dr. Carter has been serving as interim superintendent since Aug. 1 after Dr. Michael Robinson left to take on the job of director at A. Linwood Holton Governor's School in Abingdon.

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  19. Robert Allen Hutton v. Commonwealth of VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | FindLaw

    ... Attorney General (Mark R. Herring, Attorney General, on brief), for appellee. A judge of the Circuit Court of Smyth County ("the trial court") convicted Robert Allen Hutton of taking indecent liberties with a child. Hutton now appeals that felony ...

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  20. RNC Releases 'Willie Horton'-Style Ad Against Tim KaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2016 | Crooks and Liars

    Ahead of Tuesday's debate, the Republican National Committee has taken a page from Lee Atwater's book and launched an ad attacking Tim Kaine for being a defense attorney. Richard Lee Whitley was convicted of murdering a 63 year-old neighbor in Fairfax County, while Lem Tuggle was found guilty of raping, sodomizing and murdering a 52-year old woman from Smyth County.

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