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Clarksville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8163 Commander 'Dusty' Forbes (left) delivers the VFW oath of membership to retired Air Force Master Sergeant James Bullock at a recent meeting. Bullock is a veteran of DESERT STORM (first Gulf War), Iraq and Afghanistan and was sworn in the day befo…

(CLIMAX, Va.) Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative continues in its commitment to renewable energy as its generation and transmission affiliate, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC), nears completion of a 2.8 MW solar facility, Monroe Solar. Once energized, the solar array, located on approx…

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Chase City will be trying out a new mass communication system for emergencies soon. Town council approved using $2,600 of contingency funds to purchase the Voyent Alert System, since the town does not have a means of timely mass communication to warn citizens of emergencies such as road clos…

RICHMOND — Autumn is here and along with colorful leaves, crisp air and shorter days, deer are on the move. Fall is the breeding season for deer, so deer will be more active over the next couple of months than at any other time of the year.

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Local governments have been given the option to employ Hazardous Duty benefits for certain employee classifications—namely law enforcement officers, firemen, and emergency servicemen. Mecklenburg County currently offers Hazardous Duty benefits for law enforcement officers, and is now looking…

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Mecklenburg County received the preliminary findings from Evergreen Solutions, LLC’s compensation and classification study. The last time a compensation study was conducted was over a decade ago; typically governments will conduct a study once every four to five years.

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Mecklenburg County received the preliminary findings from Evergreen Solutions, LLC’s compensation and classification study. The last time a compensation study was conducted was over a decade ago; typically governments will conduct a study once every four to five years.

Indianapolis, Indiana is a long way from Baskerville, Virginia but with the help from National FFA staff, Denise Mills. MCMS FFA was able to join in on the National Convention festivities via Zoom. National FFA reached out to middle school chapters that were unable to attend National Convent…

This year’s ballot will consist of a Congressional Election between incumbent Bob Good (R) and newcomer Josh Throneburg (D); a special election for District 6 School Board in which voters must write-in a candidate as no one qualified; and town elections.

RICHMOND – Earlier this month, Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) announced that travelers to Virginia spent $69 million a day in 2021, up from $48 million in 2020. Virginia’s tourism revenues also reached $25.2 billion in 2021, marking an 87% recovery to pre-pandemic spending in 2019. This …

The Mecklenburg County Election District 6 has two candidates vying for the seat. Though you will not see their names on the ballot, Matthew Dunn and Joshua Spence are running as write in candidates meaning voters will have to physically write the name of the candidate they hope to see elected.

RICHMOND, VA — Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.6%, representing a 1.0 percentage point decline below last year’s rate and remains below the national unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. The number of unemployed residents decreased by 88…

LAWRENCEVILLE — With only nine tenths of an acre at his disposal, Pedro Lopez Morel is redefining efficiency in agricultural production. Almost every square inch of the Brunswick County property not occupied by his house and driveway is farmed and it’s tempting to speculate on how much more …

ALBERTA —The Southside Virginia Community College Foundation is pleased to announce that the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation has provided funding to support the purchase of food for Southside Virginia Community College’s on-campus food pantry, the “Panther Pantry.”

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time to focus and raise awareness on bullying. Bullying is an unnecessary evil that is widespread in the United States. It negatively impacts all youth involved including those who are bullied, those who bully others, and those who witness bul…

This year’s ballot will consist of a Congressional Election between incumbent Bob Good (R) and newcomer Josh Throneburg (D); a special election for District 6 School Board in which voters must write-in a candidate as no one qualified; and town elections.

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To support its educational initiatives, the Clarksville Lions presented a check for $675 to Dr. Dominique Sturdifen, Principal of Clarksville Elementary School. The donation is to help the nine new teachers get additional teaching supplies that they need. Pictured from left to right, Lions V…

Individuals in areas unaffected by Hurricane Ian are urged to make and keep blood and platelet donation appointments. Hurricanes can force the cancellation of blood drives and make donors unable to give. That's why it's crucial that donors who are able to safely give step up to ensure hospit…

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In November of 2021, Erin Matzen went for a yearly health physical only for her General Practitioner (GP) to tell her that she found something strange in her breast exam.

With several ceremonial shovels full of Southside Virginia soil last Thursday, EMPOWER Broadband, Inc. commemorated a significant stride forward in leveling the playing field between rural and urban communities by launching a significant expansion of their fiber network. EMPOWER employees we…

The Lunenburg County Historical Society has announced the results of its annual photo contest for amateur photographers. The contest calls for submission of photos - either color or black and white - that reflect some aspect of the county’s history. Entries are judged on creativity, quality,…

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Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the United States, after skin cancer. About 268,000 new cases are diagnosed and 34,500 men die each year. About one in eight men are diagnosed during their lifetime. The good news is most men diagnosed with prostate cancer survive. A…

SOUTH HILL — Christy Haskell, R.N., of Amelia was recently honored at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of The DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the efforts nurses perform every day.

RICHMOND — Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the General Fund revenue collections for September, the final month in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2023, exceeded budget estimates. September revenues reflected the nearly $900 million of tax rebates delivered to Virginians in recent weeks as…

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) continues to monitor the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this year in wild bird populations. HPAI is caused by infection with an influenza virus. It can cause significant illness and death in domestic pou…

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BOYDTON — Mecklenburg’s Supervisors held off voting on their proposed board meeting electronic participation policy until every member was present. This policy would allow for board-members to attend board meetings electronically—whether by phone or computer—in emergencies.

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Ashley Towns, of Lawrenceville, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Namari Towns. Namari just so happened to be the 1,000th baby born at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s Garland Birthing Center. She came into the world at 12:44 a.m., on Sept. 29, 2022, five years after opening the n…

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Chase City Police responded to a 911 call of shots fired on October 8 at approximately 11:22p.m. around the Estes Building. Upon arrival, the police discovered that a victim’s truck had been shot. The Chase City Produce Stand and Subway. Thankfully, no one was harmed in this incident.

Southside Electric Cooperative is a member-first organization that works with a safety-first mindset. This was the clear message conveyed by Board Chair Dr. Frank Bacon and newly appointed President & CEO Jason Loehr in the 85th Annual Meeting, held Sept. 24 at Hooper Park in Crewe.

The South Central Fair opens tomorrow, Tuesday, October 11 and runs through Saturday, October 15. This year’s fair is packed with entertainment every evening for everyone to enjoy!

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In December of 2021, after weeks of testing, Shannah Freeman of South Hill found herself sitting in front of a doctor listening to the words she never thought she would hear, “You have cancer”.