The Smyth County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation following a complaint made against one of its deputies earlier this week.
A shortage of providers has prompted this region to be labeled a mental health care desert.
Emory & Henry is working to correct the situation.
As Election Day looms nearer, local law enforcement are making plans to guard against voter intimidation and election interference.
A law enforcement official estimated that about 1,000 people filled Marion Senior High School’s auditorium and the outside hallways Tuesday evening.
A Smyth County business owner and a North Carolina man have been arrested in connection to a string of burglaries in the Speedwell area of Wythe County.
Last Friday night, deputies took a juvenile into custody after learning of a threat regarding the Chilhowie-Northwood football game.
Ease of access for citizens to multiple government agencies outweighed tighter security in a decision made last week.
Members of the Chatham Hill First Church of God in Rich Valley and the church’s women’s group, Women of the Church of God (WCG), took this scripture and a few lines in their Christmas play to heart and decided to help Smyth County’s homeless and transients who pass through the area.
His nickname may be “Little Houdini,” and he may have been driving a 2018 Corvette, but, in Smyth County, all it took was speeding and the determined work of law enforcement to get Christopher Daniel Gay into custody.
A Tennessee man is being held without bond following a high-speed chase though parts of Smyth County on Monday.
A Marion man who suffered knife wounds in a New Year’s Eve scuffle will now face charges in Smyth County courts.
People experiencing a mental health crisis often are going through the darkest, most hopeless and hardest days of their lives. Yet, instead of a doctor or counselor, the first professional they’re likely to encounter is a law enforcement officer.
County officials want to try again to find retired law enforcement officers who would work part-time to help address school safety needs.
Inspired by newspaper articles about the K9 units of Smyth County, Stephanie Hester decided to try and help outfit more of these law enforcement dogs with ballistic vests.
Jerry Sheets has thought of giving up his campaign to get a specially trained sheriff’s deputy in every Smyth County school. It’s unlikely anyone would blame the businessman for doing so. He made an impassioned plea to the county’s supervisors in August. A few other citizens followed his lead, but, in the months since, there’s been no apparent forward movement.
The use of man’s best friend to help sniff out crime has become much more common in Smyth County.
The $1.2 million in grants announced recently by Gov. Ralph Northam aimed mainly at giving rural schools money to hire more officers didn’t include funding for Smyth County.
Fed up with watching drug transactions take place on their street, residents of Matson Drive in Marion are forming a neighborhood watch to help police catch lawbreakers.
More individuals indicted during a June Smyth County Grand Jury session have been arrested and will stand trial in Smyth County Circuit Court.
As times have changed so have public schools. Where once anyone could walk into a school and be expected to check in at the front office, now there are locks and cameras and armed school resource officers. Lockdown drills and crisis plans are part of the norm.
Students at Marion Senior High School filed out of the building last week in an evacuation procedure that has almost become routine. The threat that culminated in the arrest of an 18-year-old student was the third bomb threat the school had received in the fall semester alone.