Government

Mike Hymes Calls for Rollback of President Obama’s EPA as Well as State Coal Regulations

Posted on Jun 25, 2014

JUNE 23, 2014 – Tazewell, VA

“It doesn’t matter to me where the anti-coal regulations come from. They are hurting our workers, jobs and the future of Southwest Virginia.  I oppose them.” – Mike Hymes

Today, Democratic candidate for the 38th Senate district Mike Hymes reaffirmed his stance against the war on coal — and went one step farther, breaking with the Democratic Party by announcing his opposition to President Obama’s and Gov. McAuliffe’s efforts to regulate coal.

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Bluefield College School of Dental Medicine

Posted on Oct 20, 2013

October 18, 2013

Letter to the Editor:

 While it may appear that Tazewell County is giving money to Bluefield College for the creation of a dental school or spending money it shouldn’t spend, that is not the case at all. In fact, every dollar extended to the Bluefield College School of Dental Medicine for start-up support will be returned to the County. The County is not giving or spending, but rather investing in a dental school project that will reap returns greater than its investment. As reported in an economic impact study conducted by Mangum Economic Consulting, those returns will come in the form of:

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Bluestone Business and Technology Center

Posted on Oct 20, 2013

Mike has worked hard with others in Tazewell County to help make the dream of the Bluestone Business and Technology center come true.  If you are not familiar with the project watch this informational video.

 

 

The Bluestone is a 680 acre mixed-used development, situated at the gateway of Virginia’s e-Region. This development is immersed in an environment full of natural and recreational resources, and amenities, where one can work, live, learn and play. It is the perfect setting for high quality research, technology and advanced manufacturing businesses. It is the perfect setting for training your employees. It is the perfect setting for building a dream home and the perfect setting for outdoor recreation such as golfing, hiking and biking.

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Clean coal mobile classroom teaches, brings hope

Posted on Aug 25, 2013

Posted: Aug 20, 2013 5:08 PM EST at WVVA

By Kristen Conner

TAZEWELL, Va (WVVA)– Clean coal is a hot topic across the Two Virginias and other coal communities across the country.

One organization has created a way to educate people about the industry’s efforts to reduce emissions, and Tuesday morning they came to Tazewell County.

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity toured Southwest Virginia with its mobile classroom. It displays new technologies experts say can make combustion cleaner.

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House Bill No. 1217 honors SW Va. fallen heroes

Posted on Aug 25, 2013

House Bill No. 1217 honors SW Va. fallen heroes

By Sgt. Luther L. Boothe – October 23, 2012

Posted in: 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, Army Guard

CEDAR BLUFF, Va. – Virginia Senator Phillip Puckett, Delegate Will Morefield, Honorable Michael Hymes and the American Veterans Honor Guard Association unveiled highway road signs honoring Sgt. Brandon Asbury and Sgt. David Lambert during a ceremony held Oct. 19 in Cedar Bluff, Va.

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