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Thursday, March 31, 2016
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
Virginia Highlands Community College Active Shooter Exercise
On Friday, March 25th, 2016, Virginia Highlands Community College will be conducting an active shooter exercise on the college campus (100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and noon. During the exercise, multiple law enforcement agencies and emergency response agencies will be participating causing some congestion along French Moore Jr. Boulevard. The area of VHCC Drive and Opportunity Lane will be closed during the exercise, but French Moore Jr. Boulevard will remain open. If there are any issues, we advise you contact Washington County Central Dispatch at 276-676-6285.
Please remember that this is only an exercise, but you may hear loud sirens and blank gunshots. Do not be alarmed! These types of preventative trainings are conducted regularly by law enforcement to be better prepared should a tragedy occur in our area. If you have any further questions, you can contact Chief Andis at 276-739-2582.
We ask drivers to be alert, slow their speeds, and not impede traffic in the area of the VHCC campus during the exercise. Thank you for your cooperation!
Reminder: The Washington County Administration Building will be CLOSED on Friday, March 25th, in observance of a state/federal holiday.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Sustain Abingdon Community Garden Plots
The Sustain Abingdon Committee requests your input on the creation of a community garden at the Fairview Homestead on Hillman Highway. Before the project details are finalized, the SA Committee wants to know your opinion on this project. Please take the survey via this link-
Your input is important to us so we can move forward with this opportunity.
The community garden will be divided into 20’X20’ plots and each plot will be leased for $20.00. The plots are limited to Town of Abingdon residents only. The SA committee is hoping to provide a valuable resource for you and your family to enjoy fresh vegetables and the joy of gardening.
If you do not have access to the internet, please call 276-628-6611 to take the survey or request additional information.
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Monday, March 21, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR
ABINGDON TOWN COUNCIL’S ANNUAL
ARTHUR CAMPBELL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
THE HIGHEST HONOR GIVEN BY THE COUNCIL
Contact: Cecile M. Rosenbaum, Assistant Town Manager/Clerk
The Council of the Town of Abingdon, Virginia is pleased to announce that they are currently accepting nominations for the annual Arthur Campbell Community Service Award, the highest honor given by the Council. This award is given to recognize either those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the Town of Abingdon and Southwest Virginia or to residents or business leaders or persons from Abingdon who have made a unique contribution on a local, regional, state, national or international level. The areas of service include but are not limited to include:
Arts (performing and visual arts)
Nomination applications can be found online at www.abingdon-va.gov or by contacting the Office of the Assistant Town Manager/Clerk at 276-628-3167. Applications are due on Friday, June 24, 2016 and should be returned to Cecile M. Rosenbaum, Assistant Town Manger/Clerk, P. O. Box 789, Abingdon, VA 24212. The Council will select the recipients at the regular August meeting and a banquet in their honor will be held in October, 2016.
Friday, March 18, 2016
TOWN OF ABINGDON
Statewide Tornado Drill On March 22, 2016
The Town of Abingdon will be participating in the statewide Tornado Drill on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9:45 AM. The Town's AlertAbingdon Notification system will be activated to simulate an actual Tornado Warning Notification. This will include the Town's warning sirens as they will sound as part of this drill. DO NOT CALL 911 in regards to warning siren inquiries! In the event that an emergency occurs during the time of the drill, the proper precautions will go into effect.
To receive the notifications form AlertAbingdon for the drill and future events, please go to alertabingdon.com to sign up for alerts. To further participate in the drill itself, please sign up at http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/stayinformed/tornadoes.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
The Abingdon Police Department has been notified about a scammer calling people and telling them they are partnering with the Town of Abingdon to install FREE security systems. The phone number of the scammer is a local number- 276-608-1488. This is a VOIP call most likely originating from outside of the country. Be advised that this is a SCAM and we NEVER partner with other organizations or businesses for services. Please notify your family, friends, and neighbors about this scam so that no one falls victim to these predators. If you experience one of these calls, please call the APD at 276-628-3111.