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As part of the Southside Regional Public Service Authority’s Solid Waste Management Plan each of the three localities—Charlotte, Halifax, and Mecklenburg—are required to hold a public hearing.

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CHASE CITY—Town council discussed whether they should use $28,000 of contingency funds to purchase a new pickup truck for the public works department or not. Marshall Whitaker first questioned why Chase City needs another truck.

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MECKLENBURG—Last July, the Mecklenburg County Board deliberated which roads would make the cut for VDOT’s Secondary Six-Year Plan. After hearing citizens’ comments, the Board decided on fourteen roads to repair: Staunton River Road, Reeses Dead End, Bowers Road, Estes Road, Hayes Mill Road, …

“Old Glory” will fly proudly over Virginia Avenue in Clarksville during the 13th annual Independence Day Parade which will begin 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4th . The parade is sponsored by the Clarksville Ruritans.

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Shep Moss raised questions at the Monday night Council meeting about the proper procedure for destroying public records.

2022’s South Central Bike Festival cruised back to Chase City this past Thursday through Saturday. The 18+ festival featured vendors, bands, food, and beer as well as several other activities over the three day long event. Proceeds benefitted the Mecklenburg County Cancer Association and the…

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CHASE CITY—Town residents raised concerns over the growing amount of wild dogs that wander around at all times. One resident—Clara Sands—asked the council if there is an ordinance in place to deal with the dogs; “Every time I step outside—and I walk everywhere I go except my job—sometimes Ro…

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Mountain Creek and Signs’s second location opened doors in Chase City May 23. Owner Anthony DeMarco states that while looking at four different locations for the new store, Chase City stood out because, “[it] was the most welcoming and helpful to us…It just seemed like the town was very welc…

Ten high school seniors from Southside Virginia and northern North Carolina are receiving $1,000 scholarships each presented by Benchmark Community Bank. The annual $mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarship is named for the bank's $mart$tart money management program designed for ages 13-17…

These individuals were involved in a break-in of a vehicle on Regional Airport Road. They then used stolen credit cards from the vehicle and purchased over 6,000 worth of merchandise. If any of you recognize either of these subjects, call Investigator Jimmerson or Investigator Edmonds at (43…

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On behalf of the Clarksville Dixie Youth Board we would like to thank all the coaches, parents, grandparents, guardians, volunteers, sponsors and community for all their during the 2022 baseball & softball season. We had over 300 children and 27 teams join us during regular season and it…

DOSWELL—Gray skies and intermittent precipitation did not dampen the can-do spirit of the more than 160 lineworkers excited by the return of the Gaff-n-Go Lineworker Rodeo held May 13-14 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell.

MECKLENBURG, Va. – Weather permitting, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close a section of Esnon Road (Route 686) between Route 92 and Skipwith Road (Route 688) beginning Monday, June 6 for bridge repairs in Mecklenburg.

On the morning of May 20, 2022 the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office received a report that Carl Wright’s Garage located at 131 Meherrin Beach Road in Lawrenceville, Virginia had been broken into overnight and multiple items inside the business were stolen. The business was secured at closin…

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As construction on the new middle/high school facility starts to come to an end, Mecklenburg County School Administrators plan to hold an open house on August 5 for honored guests, parents, and students.

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On Saturday, May 21, local police units responded to a shots fired call near Planters Woods Apartments on East Ferrell Street in South Hill to find an adult male in the road suffering from gunshot wounds The victim was transported to VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill with …

A Mecklenburg County Grand Jury has indicted ten individuals this month. An indictment is not a verdict of guilt but rather a formal accusation initiating a criminal case.

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At 1 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, on duty South Hill Police Corporal Fleming overheard three to four gunshots when conducting regular business checks in the East Atlantic and Hammer Street area. Additional units were called in to assist and began searching for the source of the gunfire.

RADFORD—Radford University has released its Dean's List for Spring 2022. Appearing on the Dean's List is the most prestigious academic recognition RU students can receive for their performance during a semester.

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CHASE CITY—In late 2021, state officials announced the award of a $69 million Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant to the Southside Planning District Commission and EMPOWER Broadband for a combined grant and match total of $154 million. The project will provide world class broa…

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The Board of Supervisors approved two Special Exception Permit applications at the monthly meeting.

On Sunday, June 5, at 2:00 PM at the Ripberger Public Library in Kenbridge, the Lunenburg County Historical Society invites you to learn things about George Washington that the history books don’t adequately cover.

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Mecklenburg County Public Schools recently received an award from Microsoft’s Community Engagement fund to purchase a 6x14 fully enclosed food trailer with equipment and fire suppression. The trailer will be used by the Culinary Arts classes and the Career and Technical Education courses opp…

After a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, The Friends of the R. T. Arnold Library Committee is excited to announce the return of the annual Holiday Bazaar on November 19, 2022 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with some new faces and a new location. They have moved the one day event to the heart of downtow…

On Sunday, May 15, at approximately 6:13 a.m., the South Hill Volunteer Fire Department and the Southside Rescue Squad were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash in the southbound lane of Interstate 85 at the one-mile marker.

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Chase City’s Town Council reviewed the proposed FY23 budget of $5,146,597; an increase of over $1.2 million from the FY22 budget. The FY23 budget includes $150,000 for the Endly Street pass-through grant and a contingency of $48,443.

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Last month, both the Chase City Town Council and the Board of Supervisors approved a boundary adjustment on property owned by Microsoft. Microsoft originally approached the Board because they wanted to cut down on the regulatory agencies they would have to deal with going forward.

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Keevonta Lavar Jones, 18, from Chase City, Virginia is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, strangulation, breaking and entering, steal property valued at more $5 from a person and unlawful use or injury to telephone lines, a misdemeanor, on April 17, 2022.

MCHS is excited to announce a continuation of our partnership with Sentara Family Medicine. The first opportunity for sports physicals will be May 26 from 5:30-8:00 P.M. at Sentara Clarksville Family Medicine (115 College Street, Clarksville, VA).

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CHASE CITY—Dorothy Lipsitz Robinson, a long time Chase City native and former Town Council woman, celebrated her 100th birthday this April. Born April 21, 1992 to parents Jeannette and Dave Lipsitz, she has seen her fair share of Chase City history.

CHARLOTTESVILLE—The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has released its 26th annual VSBA Showcases for Success directory, highlighting successful K-12 programs in Virginia’s public schools. The focus of the 2022 VSBA Showcases for Success is Virginia Public Schools: Setting the Preced…

Over 50 spaces are filled for this year's Big Lake Flea Market. So we are excited to have the streets filling up with Bargains Galore for the weekend! Clarksville is the place to be, with bargains all in one place.

BRUNSWICK, MECKLENBURG, & HALIFAX, VIRGINIA – In partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), Southside Behavioral Health (SBH) invites community members to participate in a virtual Building Trauma Responsive Communities Conference on …

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Willie Chittum, III, 31, of Bracey has been missing since Saturday, February 26 from Mecklenburg County.

CREWE – Jason Loehr, Southside Electric Cooperative’s vice president of finance and corporate services, was announced Monday as the Cooperative’s new chief executive officer. His selection follows an extensive, nine-month nationwide search that drew more than 130 candidates.

BRUNSWICK, MECKLENBURG, & HALIFAX–The month of May is observed as Mental Health Awareness Month. All month, mental health advocates, organizations, survivors, community members, and Southside Behavioral Health will work to increase awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental healt…