Southwest Virginia Population decline 2010-2018.

Spc. Frederick Greene Murdered at Fort Hood

by Lewis Loflin

Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tennessee was assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. He was one of 13 murdered in a Muslim terrorist attack. Spc. Greene was stationed in Ft. Hood, TX, preparing to deploy with his unit when he lost his life tragically on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from injuries sustained at the U. S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas. His Military Occupational Specialty was a Combat Engineer. He is survived by wife Cristie Wilson Greene and two daughters, Haley and Allison Greene. Full military honors will be conducted at the public graveside service, Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bakers Gap Baptist Church Cemetery.

Chase leads JC police to fake Social Security, Permanent Resident cards, and a criminal Muslim
By Staff Report Kingsport Times-News November 26th, 2009

Johnson City - A North Carolina man in possession of counterfeit Social Security and Permanent Resident cards was arrested following a police chase Thursday. According to a news release, at about 1:10 p.m. Johnson City officers performing speed checks on I-26 at N. St. of Franklin Rd. clocked a 1999 Honda Civic at 83 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. When the police unit's emergency equipment was activated, the driver of the Honda accelerated to over 100 mph. The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Farhan Khadeeruddin Mohammed of 3700 Horton St. Apt. #204, Raleigh, N.C., was arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment and felony evading arrest.

Mohammed gave officers consent to search his vehicle, where they discovered numerous counterfeit Social Security and Permanent Resident cards. He was then also charged with manufacturing counterfeit documents. Mohammed is being held in the Washington County Detention Center under a $30,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 30th at 1:30 p.m. in General Sessions Court.

Return History, Causes of Poverty in Southwest Virginia

Congressman Rick Boucher and President Obama

To quote Lenowisco Broadband Study Warned against Call Centers (PDF file):

"The region has been replacing traditional (better paying) manufacturing jobs with (low paying subsidized) call center jobs, which provide limited advancement and work opportunities. Call centers represent the factory floor of the Knowledge Economy; they are an important part of a diversified economic development strategy, but the region must be careful not to rely too heavily on them, as the work is easily moved to other regions and/or other countries."
No US Job Creation 1999-2009

Lenowisco Broadband Study Warned against Call Centers (PDF file)

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