Public Safety

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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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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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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