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Tazewell County Fire & Rescue: Squad resolving challenges

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

By BILL ARCHER Bluefield Daily Telegraph

TAZEWELL, Va. — Earlier this month, Tazewell County Fire & Rescue found itself in a pinch brought on by traditionally slow Medicare payments for services rendered, that forced the agency to delay payments to some of its vendors, according to Mike Hymes, southern district representative on the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors.

“The week of July 4th, Tazewell County Fire & Rescue received a visit from a representative of the State Health Department, Department of Emergency Medical Services,” Hymes wrote in response to an email question seeking comment. “It is this group’s responsibility to monitor rescue squads to ensure they are properly manned and stocked with the proper supplies and/or medicines to meet the state guidelines for the level of care they are approved to provide.”

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Education System

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

Education System

Mike is product of the Tazewell County Education system and has consistently supported increased education funding during his term in office.  The records will show that local funding for education consistently increased while he has been in office and the board has avoided teacher layoffs unlike other counties in our region.

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Farming

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

Farming

Farming is critical to our county’s economy and therefore Mike’s positions and votes have always supported farmers and the property rights.  This includes voting against elk restoration in our county and to maintain our AG education positions in the local school system.

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Maintaining County Roads

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

Maintaining County Roads

County roads are the life line to the residents of the rural areas Mike represents. Because there are so many orphan roads in the Tazewell County Southern district, he has made paving and maintaining them a high priority in order to keep the roads in the best possible condition.

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New Trash Sites

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

New Trash Sites

A clean county is important for many reasons, that is why during Mike’s term in office he has fought to build two trash collection sites in the southern district.  One in Gratton and one in Thompson Valley.  These sites make it convenient for residents to deposit trash locally, and avoid the cost of hauling their trash to the county landfill.

 

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