Pumpkin Carving Contest 2013

The second annual Pumpkin Carving Contest was held on October 26, 2013. Prizes and treat bags were given out to all in attendance.


Kid’s Fishing Day 2013 – Fall

Kid’s Fishing Day was held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013.

The free event was sponsered by the Town of Tazewell Police Department and the Town of Tazewell.

Homecoming Parade 2013

The Homecoming Parade was held October 3, 2013.

From the parade:

Fire Department Slideshow

Bulldog Football Schedule 2013

Date Place Opponent
8/30/2013 AWAY Virginia High
9/6/2013 AWAY Graham
9/13/2013 AWAY Sullivan Central
9/20/2013 AWAY Chilhowie
9/27/2013 HOME Wytheville
10/4/2013 HOME Marion
10/11/2013 HOME Richlands
10/25/2013 HOME Grundy
11/1/2013 AWAY Abingdon
11/8/2013 HOME Lebanon

All games start at 7:30 p.m.

For more info – see the Tazewell Athletic Foundation.

Main Street Heritage Festival 2013

The Main Street Heritage Festival was held on Saturday, July 27th, 2013.

Scenes from the day -

Concert Series – Beach Nite Band

On Saturday, July 6, 2013, the Beach Nite Band performed as part of the Main Street Concert Series. Their Carolina beach music tradition includes soul, R&B, disco, blues, boogie and memorable oldies songs. Along with their versions of Carolina beach music favorites, they mix in selected pop, party and even a few country music titles. For entertaining music spiced up with humor and variety, The Beach Nite Band delivers. All three Beach Nite Band performers, as well as their sound engineer, are privileged to have been long time members of The Collegians. While neither they nor anyone else could replace The Collegians, they hope to honor and extend the musical and entertainment traditions forged by this outstanding band.

2012 Driving Statistics

2012 Driving Statistics, from Tazewell Police Department Chief Dewitt Cooper:

- 107,240 traffic crashes in Virginia (11% decrease)

- 58,547 people were injured in crashes on Virginia roadways (7% decrease)

- 773 people died in crashes in Virginia (DMV preliminary 1% increase)

- 80% of crashes and 65% of near crashes are caused by distracted driving

So many of us think it is alright to send a quick text while waiting at a stoplight. Or, read an email from a friend. We think those actions are okay because it only takes a few seconds. Did you know that an average text takes nearly 5 seconds, which means your eyes are off the road for the entire length of a football field? Just talking on your cell phone is distracting. According to the NHTSA, cell phone users are 18% slower to take action when seeing brake lights.

“All drivers need to do is to turn their phone off when they’re driving, or hand their phone to a passenger,” said Brooking. “Motorists need to realize they can’t multi-task behind the wheel. When you’re driving, paying attention to the road is your job and your responsibility.”

“That’s the best solution,” said (Eric R. McGuire). “If you can’t turn the phone off, then put it in the glove compartment or out of reach. We would like to see fewer drivers using a phone when they’re driving.”

Distracted driving isn’t limited to your cell phone. Set your GPS before you drive away, not when you’re driving. Eat in a restaurant, not in the car; and remember that kids in the back seat can also be a distraction. Avoid turning around to tend to children as much as possible. Finally, remind friends and family to the dangers of being distracted while driving. For more information, please visit: www.drivesmartva.org