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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…

Within a surprisingly short time and due to the generosity of donors, some of whom saw the story in the newspaper, sufficient funds have been raised to restore the portraits of George and Narcissa Endly. The portraits were delivered to Richmond Conservation Studio on Monday, March 29, where …

The Clarksville Dixie Youth organization has announced a campaign to raise funds for improvements to Shaver Field and the softball field on Woodland Drive in Clarksville. Dan Wilbourne, who serves as the organization’s president, indicates that funds raised by the drive will be used to enhan…

Piedmont Access to Health Services, Inc. (PATHS) has provided over 6,000 COVID-19 vaccinations and PATHS is now receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccines at their medical sites. To get scheduled for a vaccine, please complete this form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/88GBYTD or call the PATHS …

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Purposeful Journey, a non-profit organization aimed at enriching the youth of Chase City, opened doors on Wednesday, March 24. The organization boasts a recording studio and podcast room, PJ’s music hall, PJ’s Cafe, as well as a photo studio and space for kids to use as they need at its loca…

Dominion Energy has scheduled a series of weekend slow rolls on the Clarksville Bypass (Route 58) in Mecklenburg County to facilitate electric wire pulling work. Slow rolls will take place on March 27-28, and April 3-4. Drivers should expect brief delays in 10-minute windows from sunrise to …

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced that as COVID-19 vaccinations continue to rise in Virginia, certain sports and entertainment venues may begin to operate with additional capacity and indoor and outdoor gathering limits will increase starting Thursday, April 1. He amended Executive Orde…

Purposeful Journey, located at 404 N. Main Street in Chase City, will be having its grand opening Wednesday, March 24 from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Please come join them in celebrating! They will be serving coffee, muffins and breakfast sandwiches in the morning, and pizza, burgers and salads du…

Late December 2020, the Microsoft Corporation acquired lands from the Mecklenburg and Brunswick County Industrial Development Authorities, the Town of South Hill, and the Clarksville and Chase City Economic Development Authorities. Almost 900 acres of land were purchased in the Hillcrest Bus…

The Southside Health District moved forward to Phase 1c of vaccinations on March 16. The district will continue to vaccinate those under the Phase 1a and Phase 1b priorities, but has expanded the pool to include more people at risk as vaccine supply increases.

Last month Superintendent Paul Nichols asked the Mecklenburg County School Board to consider participating in a virtual academy for the region. In the past week the school system learned that a bill in the General Assembly would allow for parents to keep their children from face-to-face lear…

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The Alberta Volunteer Fire Department, the South Hill Volunteer Fire Department, and the Southside Rescue Squad are currently working a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 85 at the 20 mile marker of the Southbound lanes. Both lanes have been shut down at this time.

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is currently offering a sports physical for $25.00 per person at CMH Health and Wellness located at 416 Durant Street in South Hill. Parents can call the CMH Health and Wellness office at (434) 774-2541 to schedule an appointment. Parents are required t…

On March 15 Deputy Burch observed a vehicle traveling 98 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. The suspect vehicle continued East on HWY 58 and made no attempt to stop after he activated his emergency lights and siren. As they approached Mecklenburg Manor the vehicle began repeatedly braking and pulled to t…

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The following is an updated briefing from National Weather Service Wakefield, VA as of 9:45 AM, 3/17/21. See the attached image accompanying the briefing highlighting the risk areas and timing for strong to severe storms tonight.

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The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District and Southside Health District will now begin to vaccinate those in Phase 1c, while continuing to vaccinate in Phase 1a and 1b. While vaccine supply is increasing, it remains limited so it will be provided first to thos…

Anthony Putorek, a representative of the Microsoft Global Workforce Development team, and the Microsoft datacenter management staff in Boydton, organized several donations of supplies and equipment to the IT Academy at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (ITA@SVHEC) over the past s…

The Virginia Department of Health has expanded the eligibility guidelines for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1B to people ages 16 to 64 with a high-risk medical condition or disability that increases their risk of severe COVID-19. Anyone over the age of 75, regardless of health cond…

This morning, Tuesday, March 9, the subcommittee  of the Chamber board met with Cheryl Porter sister of the winning Catfish Mascot. Stephanie Porter resides in Commerce, Texas and visits her sister yearly here in Clarksville. She has worked at the Texas A & M University for over 15 years…

The Mac Callum More Museum & Gardens recently received the generous donation of two portraits of the town’s first mayor, Mayor George Alfred Endly and his wife Narcissa Abigail Endly.

No one really wants to work weekends, right? Contrary to popular belief, some benefits do exist. Three staff members at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) with varying experience working weekends share their secrets.

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Starting today, more Phase 1b individuals in the Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside health districts are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Anyone eligible in Phase 1b, to include additional frontline essential workers and individuals aged 16-64 with certain medical conditions or disabi…

Sterling Wilkinson commended the 911-center, firemen, and the EMS workers at Monday’s Board meeting. He thanked them for all that they did to support the county through the recent ice storms. “I’ve been on the fire department about 20 years, and I have never heard as much traffic—EVER—and I …

The Southside Health District has confirmed a case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. The child has recovered. To protect privacy, no other patient information will be disclosed.

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, VA— CVS Pharmacy locations in Mecklenburg County have begun to receive vaccinations for priority groups. Anyone over the age of 65 or teachers, daycare, and preschool workers and staff can currently schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine at the Chase City, Clarksv…