Southwest Virginia hospitals host heart-healthy community events in conjunction with American Heart Month

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in every three deaths is from heart disease or stroke, which equals 2,200 deaths per day. To raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and promote healthy communities, Johnston Memorial Hospital, Russell County Medical Center and Smyth County Community…

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Russell County Jury Finds St. Paul Man Guilty of Assault and Battery on Deputy Sheriff

Lebanon, VA — On February 8, 2017, Robert Allen Tackett, a 48 year-old man from St. Paul, Virginia, after a jury trial in the Russell County Circuit Court, was convicted of Assault and Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer, Obstruction of Justice, Indecent Exposure, and Drunk in Public. The Jury recommended a total sentence of Four (4) years, and Three…

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