City Employees and Uptown Businesses Contribute to South Carolina Flood Relief Effort
Martinsville City employees and several Uptown businesses have donated more than $1,200 to provide bottled water for aid related to flood relief efforts in South Carolina. The donations were raised in a little more than a day and in a cooperative effort with Kroger’s, will be used to purchase pallets of bottled water. God’s Pit Crew based in Danville, Virginia is also assisting with transportation of the water to a designated area in South Carolina. Significant rainfall in South Carolina over the past week has led to unprecedented flooding resulting in widespread damage to homes and businesses across portions of the state. “Through the generosity of City employees and several Uptown businesses, we’re glad to be able to provide assistance to those in South Carolina who are in need”, noted Mayor Danny Turner. “We also appreciate the help from Kroger’s and God’s Pit Crew in making this possible”. (pictured left to right: David Brahmstadt, Human Resources Director; Danny Turner, Mayor; Steve Draper, Martinsville City Sheriff; and Jason Biggs, Public Works Crew Supervisor) ... See MoreSee Less
Scott KeelerGreat job!! Anyone in the community who would like to donate water to the flood victims in South Carolina can come by the Bassett Church of the Brethren from 6-8 Monday night. Our boy scout troop is still taking donations for this cause. Thanks
The Martinsville/Henry County 911 center received a call on October 8, 2015 at 01:35 am reporting a robbery that occurred at the Dodge Store located at 5683 Virginia Avenue, Bassett, VA. The suspects entered the store, approached the clerks, one suspect brandished a long gun and the other suspect brandished a handgun. They demanded cash and then left the store with an undisclosed amount of U S currency. The suspects both wore Halloween style skeleton masks, covering their head, and all dark clothing. One of the suspects is described as tall, slender build with a light complexion. The suspects left the store and drove away in a dark colored Saturn 4 door. A witness saw the suspects running to the vehicle and leave the parking lot and then followed them until the deputies caught up with the suspect vehicle. A vehicle pursuit ensued before the vehicle stopped on Chestnut Knob Road. One suspect ran from the scene and one suspect was caught at the vehicle and arrested at the scene. A search was conducted but the second suspect was not found. The vehicle was impounded and a handgun and U S Currency was recovered from the vehicle. The second suspect and the long gun are still being sought. The suspect arrested at the scene is Darrell Antre Thomas, 19 years old, 5’10”, 185lbs.,of 4340 Golf Club Road, Danville, VA. DARRELL ANTRE THOMAS
He is charged with 2 counts of Robbery (2 employees of Dodge Store), Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Disregard Police Command to Stop, Endangerment. All 4 offenses are felonies and Darrell Antre Thomas is in the Henry County Jail under No Bond.
Anyone having information regarding this robbery is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid. ... See MoreSee Less
Torria Nikia Finney19yrs old and you're out here stealing! You're young and life as yet to even begin to throw dips and turns at ya! At that age, you should be in college working a part time job somehwere! I tell ya, this generation of kids are just lost :(
Jerry Farmer highlights crime rates but fails to explain the state solution rate. Says, "If the community is happy with the solution rate they should vote for Perry". Feel free to post questions for both candidates in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less
Jerry FarmerIt is a shame that you picked just segments of what I actually said. I would recommend everyone to watch the whole debate and make your own decision. The crime rate is totally different from a clearance rate. He continues to mislead the public.
Gene HallWell Mr. Perry how many reports do you file unknown so u can do away with them. There is no such thing in a solution rate really. If everybody looks at the video real good you will know it has been cut out and does not show the whole show. Come on BTW 21 really
1 day ago · 2
Gene HallBTW 21 you are asking me about how come Mr. Farmer's work record. Why don't you look at his arrest record and compare it to Lane Perry's. Mr. Farmer wasn't in investigations for many years for setting on his butt. Besides if he wasn't doing his job while under Lane Perry he would have been let go or be knock back down to road deputy. They way I see it Btw 21 why do you keep editing out most of Mr. Farmers debate and putting most of Lane Perry's in. Plus I believe a news crew supposed to be unbiase in elections. It doesn't seem that way.
1 day ago · 8
Gene HallMr Lane Perry wonder if the people in our county know that you were a character witness in a case about three years ago for one of your friends from high school. See Mr. Perry protected his friend from going to jail because his friend used to beat his wife up
Lisa PooleWell lets ask Lane Perry to show us documentation where it states a sheriff can fire a deputy for running against him in public office??? If Jerry was that bad a deputy or investigator then why didn't he fire him prior to running against him??????????
10 hours ago · 3
Beth WoodsI think it time for a change crime hasn't got better since perry been in office if nothing its got worse and drugs have got really bad. Only time Perry does a big arrest or big drug bust is during or around election time.
18 hours ago · 3
Donna HodgesMaybe BTW21 is afraid to show support for Farmer . Look at Perry's track record for those who do ????
1 day ago · 3
Tammy Cressell FoleyYou know if parents were allowed to discipline their children the old fashioned way without worry that the police would come after them, then there would be no reason for the police to come after those same children when they are adults. Learn to respect life and property and there will be less crime! No money needed. You are welcome!
1 day ago · 3
Lisa PooleWhat Jerry said is IF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH Lane Perry vote for him!! In other words Jerry said if you like the status qua of things vote for the same. Jerry did not come out and say to vote for Lane. Don't try and turn the words around to what Jerry meant!!!!
10 hours ago · 2
Jim DodsonIn my opinion, BTW 21 is no better than Star news. They slant whatever they support to make the other person look bad.
Michael HendricksI would like more info on the deputy that was the SRO at Magna Vista a few years ago that is no longer with the department. He was involved with a student from what I understand and that never became public. To the best of my knowledge no charges were ever filed. Would you want a sheriff that would cover up info like that ?
15 hours ago · 1
Robin Compton RigneyEveryone is entitled to their opinion and that is what makes us a free country. I am not trying to smear anyone but the tv add with the lady talking about not getting in touch with Perry seems to be based on what he does wrong. That is automatically a turn off for me because I feel (only personal opinion) that if a person is seeking a job their platform needs to be to show me what they are willing to do and not have to downgrade the opponent. To me that is a waste of time. I am not saying Mr. Farmer would not do a good job but i do think he would be better served to have his adds about him instead of the negatives of Mr. Perry.