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South-West Insurance Agency Founded
01 January 1908
South-West Insurance Agency was founded under the name of Beverly Witt, and Company
South-West Insurance Agency, Inc.
01 January 1914
The firm was incorporated in the state of Virginia, taking the name of South-West Insurance Agency, Inc.
Big Stone Gap Junior Band featuring Agency CEO Winston Witt and many associates of the agency
01 January 1952
Wise County Native Tracy Stallard pitched for several baseball teams in the Major Leagues
01 January 1961
Chancellor Joe Smiddy: Papa Joe served as Clinch Valley College’s (now UVA-Wise) first chancellor
01 January 1975
Tommy Lee Jones arrested in Pound, VA while filming “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in Wise County
15 March 1979
South-West /Lee Insurance Golf Outing (pictured left to right) Ben Allen, Agency CEO Winston Witt, Roy Robertson, Agency Sr. Vice President Kenny Gilley
01 January 1994
Clinch Valley College becomes The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
01 January 1998
Golf Outing (pictured left to right) Agency President Mike Allen, Cotton Stone, Gordon Sandt, Brad Simmons
01 January 2000
Filming of ‘Big Stone Gap’ – the movie
01 October 2013