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Members of the Chase City Town Council moved their first meeting of the year to the Estes Community Center on Monday night to accommodate the large crowd of citizens who came out to support a request to Council to naming Chase City as a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

Virginia State Police Trooper B.A. Rhodes is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred at 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 5, 2020 on Route 58, approximately 1.5 miles west of Route 4.

Virginia State Police Trooper B.A. Rhodes is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred at 1:45 a.m. when a 2010 GMC Terrain and a 2001 Ford F-250 pickup collided on Route 58, approximately 1.5 miles west of Route 4. 

A tractor trailer ran off of the road on Highway 58 just west of Boydton on Thursday afternoon causing major damage to the guard rails and to the truck. No injuries were reported in the accident, and the cause of the wreck has yet to be determined. Approximately 100 yards of guard rail was d…

When Will Coleman left Boydton to go to the University of Virginia to attend college, he had no idea that he would end up back in his hometown running the PATHS Boydton Pharmacy. It wasn’t until his second year at UVA as a biology major that he knew that becoming a pharmacist was the path th…

After protecting and serving the citizens of Mecklenburg County for 26 and a half years, Sergeant Scott Mull is calling it a career, retiring from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Mull signed off for the last time on Thursday, December 19. Mull started his career in service in 1982, …

The Boydton Town Council met on Tuesday, December 10 for their monthly meeting where they continued the debate on adjustments to town water customers who use significant amounts of water to water their yards and gardens. Last month it was brought to the council’s attention that there were a …

The Chase City Volunteer Fire Department held their yearly awards dinner on Saturday night, December 14, at the Estes Center in Chase City. The banquet is held each year to highlight the achievements, hard work and selfless dedication that these volunteers give to their community throughout …

Bliss Thrift shop held their ribbon cutting and grand opening on December 4 in Chase City. Lena Hipps-Clarke and her husband Clarence Clarke also have a thrift shop in Lunenburg County that has been open for years, but Lena is from Chase City and she wanted to be able to give back to her hom…

     In front of a standing room only crowd, The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors voted in Monday nights monthly meeting to adopt Mecklenburg County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary. The meeting had to be moved to the old courtroom above the Mecklenburg County library due to the antici…

The 12th annual Clarksville community Thanksgiving took place on Wednesday, November 27 at the Clarksville Community Center and it was once again a big success. Over 20 local churches assisted the Clarksville Ruritans, along with VETS, INC., made the evening one to remember. An estimated 900…

Two of the best young competitors on the Virginia rodeo circuit today live right here in Mecklenburg County. Chase City residents, Hunter and Tucker Whitten are still in elementary school, but they have made quite a name for themselves throughout the state riding sheep, calfs and mini bulls …

On Tuesday, November, 27 shortly after 7 p.m. the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residence on Mountain View Drive, just off of East Organsville Road for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival firefighters were met with a fully engulfed two story residence. Firefighte…

On Wednesday November 20, The Boydton Baptist Church had their 6th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. When the church first started this event in 2014, they did it as a service for their church members and also to those that were shut ins or lived alone. Their first couple of years they s…

       When the Commonwealth of Virginia held elections on Tuesday, November 5, the results sent shockwaves throughout rural Virginia counties. Democrats were able to take legislative majorities in the General Assembly elections. With the democrats taking over the majorities for the first ti…

The second annual Kyler Lopez Memorial Walk took place on Saturday November 16 at the Tobacco Heritage Trail in Boydton. There was a large crowd on hand to help raise money for the Kyler Lopez Memorial Scholarship Fund, as well as to raise suicide awareness. Kyler’s memory lives on in the he…

Dallas Weston has spent over 40 years reporting for local newspapers Those who have had the pleasure of meeting him, working with him, or reading his stories, will find him hard to forget. when he leaves for retirement. Known as “Boots” to locals in the Chase City and Boydton area, Dallas ha…

There is a new convenience store and diner in Buffalo Junction. Amelia’s opened on Thursday November 7 and is located on Highway 49 South near the Buffalo Junction post office. Amelia’s is owned by husband and wife Richard and Amelia Oneil. The Oneil’s are originally from Massachusetts and m…

The Chase City Town Council held their monthly meeting on Tuesday November 13. Police Chief Jay Jordan was presented a plaque by Sgt. Will Stembridge for his service to the town. Stembridge gave a short speech to the council and those in attendance about the impact that Chief Jordan has had …

In the monthly meeting of the Boydton Town Council held on Tuesday, November 12, council members discussed the issue of adjustments that are being made to some citizens water bills. Clerk-Treasurer Shirley Bowen brought the matter up to council members that there needed to be some clarificat…

Chase City businessman and community booster Monty Hightower was named Chase City’s Citizen of the Year last week as the Chase City Chamber of Commerce hoster their annual Awards Banquet at a dinner held at the Mecklenburg Country Club. Hightower, owner and operator of Carquest-Wholesale Par…

Veterans, school children and members of the community gathered on Monday November 11 for a Veteran’s Day ceremo- ny at the Mecklenburg County Veterans Memorial Monument in Clarksville. Janice Edwards welcomed everyone in attendance and thanked the veterans for their service. The Reverend An…

Slow-roasted turkey, flavorful ham, and all the traditional trimmings, topped by homemade desserts, surrounded by friends and neighbors in a thanksgiving setting—Clarksville’s 12th Community Thanksgiving Dinner planners are dedicated to ensuring a special evening of food, fellowship, and tha…

Southside Virginia Community College congratulated the first graduates of the Utility Solar Panel Installation Technician Program on November 1. The courses are taught at the SVCC Occupational/ Technical Center. Throughout their training students earn the following credentials: Solar System …

Meeting last week, the Mecklenburg Grand Jury handed down indictments for crimes committed around the area.

Damian James Ashworth was indicted last week on charges of second degree murder in relation to the July 17, shooting death of Anthony Raekwon Roberts in Clarksville.

When someone dials 911, they are most likely having one of their worst days ever. For the 911 dispatchers at Mecklenburg County Emergency Communications Center, it is just another day. These dispatchers that sit in a room in Boydton, are trained and experienced in nearly any situation that y…

A light agenda greeted members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors as that gathered on Monday morning for their November meeting. There were, however, several public hearings on the agenda for the morning.

Voters in Mecklenburg County clearly showed their preference for Republican leadership in Richmond on Tuesday, handing GOP State Senator Frank Ruff and Delegate Tommy Wright sizable wins inside the county.

The 11th Annual Chase City Halloween Street Party scheduled for tonight (October 31) has been rescheduled for tomorrow night, November 1.

Gene Coleman was named the recipient of the Chief’s Award during the recent Boydton Volunteer Fire Department Awards Dinner. Presenting the award is Chief Mark Parrish.

Craig Duck accepts the Firefighter of the Year Award from Chief Mark Parrish at the recent Boydton Volunteer Fire Department Awards Dinner.

Mayor Eddie Bratton reported at last week’s meeting of the Chase City Town Council that work has started on the Grasshopper Solar Project adjacent to the Town. The Grasshopper Project is just one of three solar facilities being built around the Chase City area.

The Mecklenburg County Public School Board was called to order on Monday, October 21, by Vice Chairman Gavin Honeycutt. The board members present were Doris Garner, Brent Richey, Gavin Honeycutt, Glenn Edwards, Lindell Palmer, Rob Campbell, and Wanda Bailey. The meeting agenda included the a…

The 5th Annual Southern Virginia American Indian Festival and Pow Wow returns to the South Central Fairgrounds in Chase City on Saturday. Honoring the American Indians who first settled our area, the event is a celebration of the heritage and culture of those first Americans.

Chase City’s new Town Manager, Charles “Dusty” Forbes, is no stranger to Chase City or Southside Virginia. The son of Frank and Mary Forbes, he grew up in Chase City and attended the local school system, graduating from Bluestone High in 1986 and then entering the U.S. Navy. After training, …

Bluestone High School crowned its 2019 homecoming queen and king during halftime of Friday’s win over Randolph-Henry, seniors Ashlyn Knott and Da’Trione Shearin.

 The higher than expected cost of the ne­w county school complex was the main topic of discussion on Tuesday as the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors met for their October meeting. Supervisors Claudia Lundy, Chair of the Joint Education Committee, reported that the total cost estimate …

On Thursday, Sgt. Chris Baird was on patrol on I-85 travel- ing southbound when he observed a vehicle traveling southbound in the left lane traveling below the posted speed and applying brakes. The vehicle made a sudden lane change in front of a tractor trailer causing the tractor trailer to…

On October 3 the Mecklenburg County School Board met to discuss the construc- tion cost for the new middle and high school facilities. The board members in attendance were Wanda Bailey, Lindell Palmer, Glenn Edwards, Dale Sturdifen, Gavin Honeycutt, Kenneth Johnson, and Doris Garner. School …

Chase City has a new Town Manager. Charles “Dusty” Forbes officially assumed the post on Friday.

On Saturday morning, Chase City hosted the first annual Bluestone Homecoming Parade to kick off the festivities on tap at Bluestone High School this week.

Clarksville welcomes the fall season this Saturday with the annual Harvest Days Festival. The traditional fall favorite features a wide array of vendors lining Virginia Avenue with crafts, specialty items, antiques and much more from 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

A Chase City man has been arrested and charged with the robbery of the Roses Express Store in Chase City last week. Anthony Lee Wood, 44, is currently in custody at the Meherrin River Regional Jail where he is being held without bond pending a preliminary court appearance scheduled for December 9.

The auditions for the first-ever South Central Fair Idol Contest were held on Friday night, September 27th. Six finalists will compete in the final competition on the opening night of the South Central Fair when the Idol winner is chosen. The contestants were scored by a panel of five judges…

A Chase City man died on Thursday night following a single car crash on Berry Street in Chase City. Curtis F. Glenn, 25, was pronounced dead at scene of the accident.

The students at Chase City Elementary were treated to a special event on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This year CCE was approved for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant.