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After careful deliberation, the Clarksville Town Council voted 3-2 against holding their Annual Trick or Treat on the Street event. The decision obviously was not an easy one, but was made with the best interest of the town in mind.

Governor Ralph Northam October 23 announced that the Commonwealth will use $3 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to reimburse members of the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (VAFCC) for clinics’ COVID-19 expenses, includin…

Governor Ralph Northam today announced $22 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding will be used to create a statewide program to distribute COVID-19 vaccines when such vaccines are approved for public use. Virginia’s draft vaccination plan was su…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment for land devoted to conservation purposes.“CRP is one of…

The 2020 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections will begin on Nov. 2, 2020, when ballots are mailed to eligible voters. The deadline to return ballots to local FSA offices, or to be postmarked, is Dec. 7, 2020.

Maintaining your teeth isn’t only about looking good.  Poor dental hygiene can lead to problems that are much bigger than an unpleasant smile. Tooth decay and gum disease can affect other parts of your body, including your heart.

The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors meeting experienced several setbacks during October’s meeting; county offices are currently closed due to the surge of COVID-19 numbers in Mecklenburg. As a result, Board Meeting was held online via the County of Mecklenburg’s Youtube channel, but …

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Dr. Daniel Gade has thrown his hat into the ring in hopes of beating out Democratic Senator, Mark Warner, for his seat in Congress.

W. Scott Burnette, CEO, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital presented Hannah Conway, Occupational Therapy Assistant, the VCU Health CMH STAR Service Team Member of the Month Award for September. There to congratulate Hannah was Todd Howell, Vice President of Professional Services, Donna J…

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill is pleased to announce the newest member of the CMH Board of Directors, Mike Rowe.  Rowe is the Vice President of BCC Mortgage Solutions and has been a resident of Clarksville, Virginia for the past 21 years.

Farmers and ranchers working with USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) or Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can now sign and share documents online in just a few clicks. By using Box or OneSpan, producers can digitally complete business transactions without leaving their homes or agr…

In January 2019, Lieutenant General Joseph Inge, who serves on the Virginia War Memorial Foundation Board, became aware that there was a tendency for many Virginians to mistakenly apply the nomenclature “Southside Virginia” to other areas in the Commonwealth. As a native son of Mecklenburg C…

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The 2020 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign will begin October 1. Lake Country Detachment 1085, Marine Corps League of South Hill has been supporting this program for the last 17 years for the children of Mecklenburg County. You can help the Marines Corps League Members this year by…

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Back in May, Mecklenburg County Tourism, Chase City Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Chamber of Commerce and the South Hill Chamber of Commerce joined together to create a joint initiative called “Chambers in Action” (CIA) in an effort to assist local businesses during and after the COVID-19…

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The outbreaks of COVID-19 in the county have calmed down again leaving Mecklenburg at an orange on the COVID risk scale by the Harvard Global Health Institute. Mecklenburg has accumulated 837 total cases with 45 hospitalizations and 34 deaths; one more than last week.

The Southside Health District will be having a FREE Drive through Flu Vaccination clinic on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 at the Golden Leaf Warehouse, 101 Raines Street, South Hill, VA from 9am to 12Noon or as long as supplies last.  We have 200 free doses to give away.  This free flu vaccin…

With the addition of new businesses such as the Microsoft Data Center in Boydton, VCU Health CMH in South Hill, and the solar farm project in Chase City, housing has become a top priority for economic developers in the county. South Hill Business Development Manager, Brentley Morris, has bee…

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The Virginia Department of Health, Southside Health District in partnership with Brunswick County and the Town of Lawrenceville, will be holding a FREE COVID-19 Testing Event, on Friday, October 9th, 2020 from 9am to 12Noon at the Brunswick County Conference Center (Parking Lot), 100 Athleti…

Deputy Joey Carey responded to a fire call at 2835 Nelson Church Road on October 3. Upon his arrival, Deputy Carey found the fire department was on scene with a hay barn full of dry hay on fire. This incident is currently being investigated as a suspicious fire and the Mecklenburg County She…

WHEREAS, Native Americans have lived and thrived in North America from time immemorial; andWHEREAS, Virginia is home to 11 state-recognized Indian tribes: the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe, Chickahominy Indian Tribe, Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division, Mattaponi Indian Tribe, Monaca…

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On Tuesday, Mecklenburg surpassed 800 total cases of COVID-19 since March. The county numbers currently stand at 807 total cases, with 45 hospitalizations and 34 deaths. This marks the first new death in Mecklenburg County due to COVID-19 in over a month.

As stated so eloquently by the caretakers of the Virginia War Memorial, “through the stories of those who served, the nation’s leading state War Memorial honors Virginia’s fallen and preserves the past. In the process of helping veterans find their voice and collecting and telling their stor…

Glenn Wood of Chase City was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Association of Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia. Members of the association not only share a true commitment to serving families in their community, but also in being a part of the community in which they serv…

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The 2020 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign will begin October 1. Lake Country Detachment 1085, Marine Corps League of South Hill has been supporting this program for the last 17 years for the children of Mecklenburg County. You can help the Marines Corps League Members this year by…

Considering a career in technology?  On Tuesday, October 20th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Southside Virginia Community College will be hosting a virtual summit for women interested in pursuing a career in today’s digital world.  

You decided to try growing herbs this summer and now that they are ready to harvest, you might need to know exactly what to do.  There is not one rule for all herbs so I will attempt to break it down for you.

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Seven Virginia public schools are among the 367 schools named today as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors high performing schools and schools making exemplary progress toward closing achievement gaps.

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On Wednesday evening, Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Both the Governor an…

The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will conduct a training exercise on military installations in Virigina and North Carolina from Sept. 27 to Oct. 15, 2020, as part of regularly-scheduled training in preparation for an overseas deployment.Training events will take place in South Boston and C…