Guilty Plea For Worker At Now-Closed Covington Assisted Living Center

A former worker at a shut down assisted living facility in Covington is convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Authorities maintained that Stephanie Workman of Clifton Forge was working as a medication aide at Alleghany Manor on November 14th of last year when she accidentally gave an anti-psychotic medication intended for another patient, to 62 year old Clifford Lacy. Lacy lost consciousness and died at the hospital. Police say Workman waited 45 minutes after discovering her mistake to call 911.

Program Aimed At Making Clifton Forge More Beautiful

A new project to help collect litter and cut back brush and foliage in Clifton Forge. The Vision 2025 Corridor Curb Appeal Committee has a new project in mind. It would include partnering with homeowners on the ways in to Clifton forge to help paint porches and exteriors. Part of the idea involves Adopt A Spot, which have helpd other towns beautify by having citizens commit to taking care of certain areas. They can select a road, an intersection a garden or other spot to collect litter and also to maintain and enhance.

VA AG Involved In Suit Over For-Profit Schools

Virginia’s Attorney General is among those filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos for refusing to enforce the Gainful Employment Rule, a federal regulation designed to protect students and taxpayers from predatory conduct at for-profit schools. The rule reinforces a requirement that all for-profit schools, all vocational schools, and non-degree programs at all other schools should “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Craft Show Profits Will Aid PR Hurricane Relief

Proceeds from this year’s crafts show at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Ronceverte have a special mission. Officials say fifty percent of the money raised from the event will support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. They’ll work with various charitable groups and the St. Catherine of Siena ladies group to pull together the funds and make sure they are distributed appropriately. The crafts show happens Saturday and Sunday and will be held int he church’s basement.

DGIF With Tips For Hunters

Some tips for hunters from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. First and foremost is that when you’re out there you’re required to be wearing either blaze orange or blaze
pink as you go to and from hunting destinations. Also, some basic weapons handling tips: Treat every firearm as if it were loaded,. control the direction of your firearm’s muzzle, keeping it pointed in a safe direction; and before shooting, positively identify your target and what is beyond.

Beer, Wine Spirits Profitable Products In VA

Virginia’s state-owned liquor stores had nearly $1 billion in sales last fiscal year. A new report to state lawmakers from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says the state’s ABC stores had $940.1 million in sales last year. That’s up from $897.6 million the year before. The department said it made $171.7 million in profits in fiscal 2017, up about $6.9 million from fiscal 2016. Virginia is one of more than a dozen states that manages the sale and distribution of liquor.

Your Last Chance To Vote

There’s not much time left to register to vote in next month’s election. Virginia does not allow same-day voter registration, and Monday is the deadline.
Mailed applications must be postmarked by Monday. In-person applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., and online applications must be in before midnight.
Any Virginian can check or update their registration information or register for the first time online . Registered voters can also preview their ballot or request an absentee ballot through the website.
The election is Nov. 7. Voters will be choosing the next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. All 100 seats in the House of Delegates are also up for election. Democrats have a longshot chance at taking back control of the chamber from Republicans.

Fall Foliage Festival Proceeds Have Special Mission

Some of the money raised this past weekend during the Clifton Forge Fall Foliage Festival has a very special mission. A portion of the proceeds will help kids who need care from any number of serious injuries and illnesses to go to Shriners Hospitals for Children. It could be club foot, hip displaysia, cerebral palsy and any number of ambulatory issues. There are 22 Shriners Hospitals around the country, the first of which opened in Louisiana in 1922

Registration Deadline Near

The deadline to register to vote in next month’s election is quickly approaching. The Virginia Department of Elections says voters must be registered by Monday. Any Virginian can check or update their registration information or register for the first time online . Registered voters can also preview their ballot or request an absentee ballot through the website. You may also register at your local voter registration office. Opportunities are also available at DMV customer service centers and social service offices.

The election is Nov. 7. Voters will be choosing the next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. All 100 seats in the House of Delegates are also up for election. Democrats have a longshot chance at taking back control of the chamber from Republicans.

0utages Planned At Covington WestRock Mill

An outage planned Saturday morning at the Covington WestRock Mill. The whole place won’t be shutdown but the No. 2 Recovery Boiler will for a ten day period. During that time you might see steam on occasion coming from the plant and some noise as the boiler goes through the process, and it could happen a number of times over that ten days. WestRock says it will do what it can to minimize noises and smells during that time.