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The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council has scheduled the next Lyngbya treatments by Aqua Services.  They begin treatment on May 18, 2021.  The products used are:  Captain XTR, Cutrine Ultra and AMP.  There are not any swimming, irrigation or fish consumption restrictions with the products bein…

For the first time in almost a year, the public was welcomed to the regular Board of Supervisors meeting. Several representatives for the local logging scene were in attendance to talk to the Board about adopting a tax ordinance exemption for forest harvesting equipment. Vance Wright, of Wri…

The Mecklenburg County Public Library is excited to announce Chromebooks are now available for checkout. Adults may check these out for one week. The device will allow you to connect to the internet. We are hoping these devices will allow for convenient internet access to meet patron’s basic…

Starting Monday, May 10, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close Lucinda’s Dirt Road (Route 710) between Mineral Springs Road (Route 711) and Palmer Springs Road (Route 712) in Mecklenburg for bridge repairs. Weather permitting, work will be complete in early July.

Governor Ralph Northam has proclaimed May 3–7, 2021 as Teacher Appreciation Week in the Commonwealth and is encouraging all Virginians to participate by sending personalized thank-you notes to recognize educators for their service and dedication to students. This year’s sixth annual Thank a …

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines April 27 to accommodate those that have been fully vaccinated. Approximately 32% of Virginians—nearly 3 million people—have been vaccinated at this point. Another 3.8 million of Commonwealth adults have received the…

During Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajig summer camp at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center of Southside Virginia Community College, Sophie Crowder had an idea to help combat the spread of COVID-19.  She used her technical knowledge to come up with the idea of the "Curie" box that would uti…

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At 12:49 p.m. on Wednesday (April 28), Virginia State Police Trooper R. Duffer responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 660 (Old Cox Rd.), two miles east of Route 47.

Recently, leaders from cooperatives across the Commonwealth of Virginia took part in the 59th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Cooperative Council (VCC), which was held virtually. During the business portion of the meeting, members elected Dustin Francis, Community Relations Coordinator for Me…

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Governor Ralph Northam today amended Executive Order Seventy-Two to adopt new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on mask use in outdoor settings. The CDC guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks outdoors when alone or in sma…

Peggy Lee, a member of the Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, recently earned and was awarded the Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

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! Treat Mom to a fun day of shopping and dining right here in Clarksville!

The Virginia Department of Elections announces that early voting (in-person voting) began Friday, April 23, 2021. Also, absentee ballots will be sent to all voters who have requested a ballot by mail.

The Town of Chase City will be repairing a water line at the intersection of Highway 47 and 49 on North Main Street on Sunday, May 2, 2021 beginning at 7 AM. Water service will be interrupted until work is complete. Areas affected by this repair include Thynedale, Boyd Street and North Main …

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam first proposed accelerating the legalization of marijuana on March 31. He proposed that moving the legalization date up by nearly three years, to July 1, 2021. On April 21, Northam signed that proposal into law after the Virginia General Assembly gave its fina…

The ever-popular JAZZ IN THE GARDENS returns on Sunday, May 2, to MacCallum More Museum and Gardens from 5 to 7pm.  Due to COVID, JAZZ was cancelled last year, but MacCallum More Museum & Gardens is happy to host the popular event again this May.

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced that sports and entertainment venues in Virginia may begin to operate with expanded capacity, and social gathering limits will increase beginning Saturday, May 15th. The announcement comes as vaccinations continue to rise in the Commonwealth, and more t…

Chase City held another interest meeting discussing the future of the ballpark. After a highly successful first volunteer cleaning day on March 13, Town Manager Dusty Forbes and Mayor Alden Fahringer hoped to drum up even more community support for the project.

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The Clarksville Lions Club recently received a Lions of Virginia Foundation (LOVF) Disaster Grant award to assist families who were affected during the March ice storm which caused electrical outages to thousands of area households. The award, part of a $10,000 grant for disaster relief, all…

Virginia Governor Northam announced at the state-wide briefing on April 19 that about 39% of the Commonwealth’s adult population—roughly 3.4 million people—have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. About 25% of Virginia’s population are fully vaccinated.

The South Hill Chamber of Commerce held their Grand Reopening on Tuesday, April 6. Members were treated to an exclusive first look at the newly renovated depot and enjoy a boxed lunch from Kahills. Where there were once small individual rooms is now an open and inviting area. The train museu…

At the April 9 South Hill Town Council budget meeting Councilman Shep Moss raised questions about the funding being provided to the Colonial Theater from the Town. The Colonial Theater requested $155,000 from the Town this Fiscal Year and $175,000 for the next. The Budget and Finance Committ…

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Damian Ashworth, charged in the shooting death of Anthony Raekwon “Rae” Roberts that took place in July 2019, has been found guilty of second degree murder. Ashworth—who was 17 at the time of incident—was originally indicted in October 2019 on second degree murder charges. Ashworth has was a…

The Mecklenburg County Board launched April’s meeting by recognizing the week of April 11 through the 17 as National Public Safety Telecommunication Week. The week is set to honor hardworking telecommunications employees who are instrumental in saving lives and communicating critical informa…

Many local residents have expressed concerns over panhandlers in the area. On most days you will find two or more people sitting in the general area of Wal-Mart holding signs that ask for contributions to homelessness, hunger, etc. The concern comes from those who say that they have witnesse…

MacCallum More Museum and Gardens is holding a joint book signing for Charles Duckworth (Life and Times…the Sky’s the Limit) and Diana Thorpe (MacCallum More Museum & Gardens: A History) on Saturday, April 24th from 1-3 pm in the MacCallum More Museum.  Garden Week comes to this area on …

On Wednesday, March 24, United States Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that $2,390,400 in federal funding from the United States Department of Agriculture for infrastructure improvements in specific areas.

Local Southern Soul artist, Big G, made his way back to Mecklenburg County to shoot his first official music video with Kwaman Stevenson of Shotta Gang Films. The music video for “Can I Hold You” can be found on both Youtube and on Shotta Gang Films’ Facebook page. Locations for the video in…

Winter 2021 was dominated in February by Winter Storm Uri ice storms that left over 75,000 Southside Virginians without electricity, some for as much as two weeks. Regional electrical providers Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and Southside Electric Cooperative called in mutual aid from neig…

Having access to high-quality health care close to home is important. Having access to clinical trials is something expected in a metropolitan area. But here in rural South Hill, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) is currently participating in clinical trials, giving pat…