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Endorsement: Mike Hymes for Southern District Board of Supervisor’s Race

Posted on Aug 25, 2013

Posted – Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Posted at – http://gregcruey.blogspot.com/2009/09/endorsement-mike-hymes-for-southern.html

The two videos below were recorded in Pocahontas, Virginia at the Labor Day celebration there. The top video is Democrat Mike Hymes, my pick for the Southern District BOS. Below is GOP candidate Dallas Sparks.

Hymes is the incumbent. He’s served his district and the county well on the Board.

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Residents of Tazewell say they have concerns about the number of people with Cancer

Posted on Aug 10, 2013

Residents of Tazewell say they have concerns about the number of people with Cancer

Several years ago the Board of Supervisors requested a study be conducted, by the State Health Department , of the number of cancer cases being reported in Tazewell county . This study was inconclusive. At the next Board of Supervisors meeting, Mike plans to ask the board to fund an independent study of the recent reported cancers in Tazewell county. He feels strongly that we must be proactive in our efforts to determine the cause of this problem in our communities. Please support for spending your tax money for this important study.

This topic has been on the minds of many county residents lately and received a lot of attention recently thanks to a report by WVVA.

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Roads named after two fallen Tazewell soldiers

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

As a supervisor Mike has the opportunity to honor many local residents. Speaking at this event in October 2012 was a great honor for him.

By KATE COIL Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Date: October 12, 2012

TAZEWELL, Va. — Two Tazewell County soldiers killed in action in Iraq in 2006 and 2007 were honored Friday as a result of legislation passed in January by the General Assembly.

Family, friends, county and state officials gathered at the Wardell Armory to honor the fallen soldiers by naming a portion of Virginia Route 19 and all of Virginia Route 609 in their memory.

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Thompson Valley VFD Grant

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

Thompson Valley VFD Grant

Being in office is about helping communities. Thompson Valley Volunteer Fire Department is one of those groups that work to help by seeking financial grants to help their community.  County funds assist them in making the money go further.

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Coyote Problem

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

Coyote Problem

Coyotes continue to be problem in our farming area, so during Mike’s term in office the board has partnered with the Farm Bureau to fund a bounty on these predators so our live stock can be raised in a safe environment.

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