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Delegate Tommy Wright today announced that Tammy Mulchi will be leaving her position as his Legislative Assistant. Tammy has served as the Legislative Assistant to Delegate Wright since late 2019. She will be focusing full time on her career as a licensed Realtor® with Coldwell Banker Advant…

On Sunday, August 22 at 2p.m. author Col Greg Eanes will speak at the Boyd Tavern in Boydton, VA. He is retired from the USAF a native of Nottaway County and former mayor of Crewe, VA. He will present Tarleton’s raids in Southside during the American Revolution.

To date, there are four known COVID-19 variants identified by the CDC. Mecklenburg, as well as the neighboring counties of Brunswick and Halifax, has seen a surge in new cases in the last 14 days. There have been 75 new cases reported in Mecklenburg County in the last two week period, up fro…

David Matthews, MSN, RN, AMSN, CC, is the new Nurse Manager of Acute Care and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH). He began his nursing career there while serving in the Army National Guard 25 years ago. David has more than 10 years of nursing…

John C. Lee Jr., president and CEO of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative in Chase City, Va. and EMPOWER Broadband, Inc., in Bracey, Va., has been re-elected by his peers to represent Virginia’s electric cooperatives on the board of directors of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Associati…

In order to protect the health of residents and visitors, the Southside Health District is issuing a notice about a suspected rabid skunk around Parker Avenue in South Boston. This warning is in addition to the notice issued on July 26 for a confirmed rabid skunk on or around Oakes Avenue, a…

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After seeing a slow in applications, the Mecklenburg County Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund—in place since September 2020—has amended the program’s design and is opening up to allow businesses to use funds for utility expenses such as water, sewer, electrical and gas. The program has…

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At 8:01 a.m. on Sunday, July 25, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 683 (Springfield Rd.), south of Route 764 (Barnes Rd.).

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Virginia State Police Trooper J.J. Kempo is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred July 24 at 5:37 p.m. on Route 723, less than a mile south of Route 747/Hill Top Road.

Sometimes the least intervention is best. When a patient came out of a procedure with complications, it looked like they were going to have to be sent to the ICU. But because of quick thinking by a respiratory therapist at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH), they were ab…

The Mecklenburg All-Stars are quickly becoming a dynasty in Dixie Boys Majors baseball in our part of the country as they captured their fourth straight Virginia state championship with a 9-1 win over Halifax in South Hill last Tuesday night.

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The School Board was happy to be able to recognize Bluestone Middle & High School’s FFA Chapter in-person at this month’s meeting. The chapter competed at the FFA State Convention held at Virginia Tech in June. Out of 197 total teams, ours Agri-Science Technology Mechanics team and Small…

Spectators and came to Clarksville from states as far away as California and Nevada to take part in the long-awaited 44th Annual Virginia Lake Festival. Even though vendor and crowd turnout were impacted from uncertainty earlier in the year due to the pandemic, the spirit of the event was no…

The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council has scheduled the next two Lyngbya treatments by Aqua Services.  They begin treatment on July 19, 2021, and the week of August 16, 2021. The products used are Captain XTR, Cutrine Ultra and AMP.  There are not any swimming, irrigation or fish consumption …

Last Thursday Town Manager Kim Callis and Finance Director Sheila Cutrell had a teleconference with the Managing Director of VML VACO Steve Mulroy and Deputy Managing Director Taylor Bryant to review proposals for the Fiscal Year 21/22 General Obligation Bond that was included as part of thi…

A public hearing was held at the Monday morning Board of Supervisors meeting to consider over turning a decision made the Planning Commission to deny two Comprehensive Plan Review applications submitted by Mecklenburg CSG 1, LLC. and Mecklenburg CSG 2, LLC.

Virginia State Police Trooper R.C. Duffer is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred July 4 at 7:24 a.m. on Interstate 85, less than a mile north of Route 903.

Chase City approved plans to spend $845,000 of the allocated $1.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds Monday night. The Town will be using the funds to address several upgrades, installations, and other improvements to its water and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is now recruiting for the next cohort of Welding@SVHEC students. The hands-on training program will prepare individuals to be work-ready welders in 10 months. Training takes place in the 10-bay welding lab in the Innovation Center, locate…

Effective Tuesday, July 6, Sentara will resume standard visitation policies for all Sentara hospitals and outpatient facilities, with some exceptions for COVID-19 positive patients and patients under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19. 

Local sports star, Odicci Alexander, announced via a recorded messaged at the Hometown Heroes Charity Softball Game that she would be leading the Hometown Christmas Parade as the Grand Marshall.

Hatchell Law, PLLC has opened for business in Chase City, Virginia.  Joshua B. Hatchell after nearly ten years as a prosecutor has opened Mecklenburg County’s newest law office.  While Hatchell Law, PLLC is a general law practice, Joshua B. Hatchell’s focus is domestic relations (family) law…

The Boydton Public Library will be displaying “We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia”, an exhibition from the Library of Virginia, from June 14 to July 16. This exhibition tells the story of the women of the Commonwealth’s campaign for their right to vote.

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A large crowd turned out on Saturday afternoon at Hardee Ford in South Hill for a meet and greet with local superstar Odicci “CC” Alexander, a former Park View High School standout, who recently helped lead the unseeded James Madison University softball team to the College Women’s World Seri…

Virginia brought a plethora of new laws into affect July 1 after they passed in the 2021 General Assembly Special Session. Legislation includes the legalization of marijuana, an expansion to voter access, and the abolishment of the death penalty in the Commonwealth. A selection of the laws e…

The Clarksville Chamber has been quite busy this past week planning the look of 2021’s Annual Lake Festival. As we know, Lakefest will look a bit different this year with a new sand sculpture artist joining us from New Jersey, and a new local company planning out Saturday’s fireworks show.

After several meetings and inspections, the South Hill Town Council has approved the fire department’s request to convert a former upstairs kitchen into a fitness center.

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As of Tuesday morning, July 6, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has closed Route 92 at Highway 58 (U.S. 58) in Mecklenburg County to facilitate emergency road repairs. The road will be closed until further notice.

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Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, recently announced the declaration of a semi-annual dividend of $0.33 per share to holders of common stock of the company. This dividend is unchanged from the dividend declared in December of 2020.

The Colonial Center has officially reopened after a long hiatus due to the pandemic! The first 2021 performance will be on Saturday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. when TUESDAY’S GONE – The Ultimate Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd takes the stage.

The Town of Chase City is once again preparing to participate in Southside Virginia’s 100 Mile Yard Sale on Saturday July 3. The sale spans between Moseley in Chesterfield County and ends in South Boston in Halifax County. Chase City is working on preparing the Pavilion on Main Street for th…

When the only person who does an important job leaves, the hole left behind is difficult to fill. In the case of the Pharmacy Connection vacancy at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH), it took eight months to fill the position. The Pharmacy Connection is the medication as…

Chase City’s own Randall Suslick, M.D. was honored by the MCV Alumni Association of Virginia Commonwealth University (MCVAA). The MCVAA awarded him over Zoom with the President’s Award for Exceptional Volunteer Service.

“Old Glory” will fly proudly over Virginia Avenue in Clarksville during the 12th annual Independence Day Parade which will begin 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 3rd. The parade is sponsored by the Clarksville Ruritans.

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At 10:18 p.m. on June 17, Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 58 near Carters Point Rd.

On Friday, June 4, kids age 12 and older took advantage of VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s (VCU Health CMH) last first-dose COVID vaccine clinic. Pfizer is the only vaccine that is approved for ages 12 - 17 at this time. They’ll be able to come back for the second shot, but no more …

Marah Taylor of South Hill accepted a deal from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office on Monday, June 14 to plead guilty to felony embezzlement and conducting illegal transactions.