Sunday, August 12, 2018

26th South Holston Lake Clean Up

26th Annual South Holston Lake Clean up

Jacobs Job Corps helped collect over 500 tires and they unloaded several trailers during the South Holston Lake Clean Up on Saturday at Observation Knob.

26th Annual South Holston Lake Clean up

Payton Holt, 8, tries to throw her collected trash into the back of the Bristol Tennessee Trash Truck with the help of Julie Ashkettle on Saturday during the South Holston Lake Clean up.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Manny Scott talks to teachers about how they can influence their students future

Manny Scott Lecture to Southwest VA Teachers

Motivational speaker Manny Scott looks out into the crowd of teachers during his speech on Monday.  Five school districts in Southwest Virginia came together for the first time to host a convocation for their teachers and support staff, with some 1,000 people from schools in Dickenson, Scott and Wise counties and the cities of Bristol and Norton to hear Manny Scott a well-known motivational speaker for educators at the Pryor Convocation Center at UVa’s College at Wise.

Manny Scott Lecture to Southwest VA Teachers

Manny Scott Lecture to Southwest VA Teachers

Photos Earl Neikirk/Roanoke Times/Roanoke.com

https://www.roanoke.com/news/education/be-a-student-of-your-students-far-southwest-virginia-educators/article_19b833f0-9809-5399-a65e-389cb98340c0.html

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dale Murphy Day at the Bristol Pirates Saturday

Dale Murphy Day

Dale Murphy talks to the players of the Bristol Pirates on Saturday, July 21, 2018.  Dale Murphy is a former Major League Baseball outfielder, catcher, and first baseman. During an 18-year baseball career, 1976–93, he played for three teams, but is best noted for his time with the Atlanta Braves.

Dale Murphy Day

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

https://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/murphy-goes-down-memory-lane-in-tri-cities-as-bribucs/article_f77b0e08-8d40-11e8-a7ed-b320a89c923d.html

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Remote Area Medical at Wise County Fairgrounds

Remote Area Medical at Wise

Landon Johnson, 11, from Kentucky was getting his eyes checked out at the Remote Area Medical clinic in the Wise County Fairgrounds in Wise, Virginia on Friday, July 20, 2018.  Johnson was with his family who were all getting medical attention as well.

Remote Area Medical at Wise

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/hundreds-turn-out-for-first-day-of-ram-clinic/article_261781a8-e2d4-5824-8c2c-b8e81e7ab92b.html

Monday, July 16, 2018

Finalist in Tennessee Associated Press Picture of the Year

Thank you to the Tennessee Associated Press for choosing the below photograph to the one of the finalist images for the Picture of the Year Contest.

Polor Plunge for Christ

Finalist in Photo of the Year - Tennessee Associated Press Awards 2018

Ted White reacts to the 49 degree water in South Holston Lake on Saturday. The Water'n Hole Ministry of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church held the annual Polar Plunge for Christ Saturday at the Observation Knob Park boat ramp. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the JCMC Trauma 1 Level 1 Trauma Center's Injury Prevention to benefit Teen Suicide Awareness. On average one person between the ages of 10 and 24 will die from suicide every two hours.  Tennessee is ranked 18th nationally for teen suicide rates. This is the second year with the first year raising $3000 for the church meal mission.  This year the second misson was added after a teen from Sullivan East High School committed suicide last year.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com