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A mixed group of 20 current Virginia School Psychologists and College of William & Mary School Psychology graduate program students attended the Advocacy Action Day in Richmond, VA in support of the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists (www.vaspweb.org).

The American Pickers are excited to return to Virginia! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout your area in March 2023.

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A Mecklenburg County Grand Jury issued 14 indictments to individuals in January. An indictment is not a verdict of guilt but rather a formal accusation initiating a criminal case.

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The Board of Supervisors postponed the election of a new member to fill the vacant spot in Election District 2 after County Attorney Russell Slayton revealed that the elected member must reside in the newly drawn District 2 map approved by the Attorney General’s office in 2022. Slayton apolo…

Thousands of volunteer hours result in success for the 2022 Clarksville Ruritan Club. “Ruritans is a national civic organization dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through fellowship, goodwill and community service.” The Clarksville club is the epitome of its cr…

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Southside Planning District 13 (SSPD-13) will be conducting the annual Point-In-Time Count next week on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, from 6:00pm until 6:00am. This yearly count is mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide a snapshot of homelessness in our…

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***UPDATED 1/19/23: Thanks to tips from the public, Cody Dallas Garcia, 19, was located in Nottoway County Jan. 18, 2023 and taken into custody without incident.***

A suspicious package was found in the VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital emergency room bathroom the afternoon of Sunday, January 15. Administration issued a lock-down, which means no one was allowed in or out, except those needing medical care. The package was removed from the building,…

To celebrate Chase City’s 150th anniversary, MacCallum More Museum and Gardens (MMMG) has put together a well researched and interesting new exhibit called Chase City: The First 100 years - A Retrospective. This exhibit showcases noteworthy events and people whose roots lie in Chase City fro…

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The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's (BCI) Appomattox Field Office continues to pursue the active investigation into the homicide of a 17-year-old Kenbridge, Virginia male. With permission from the family, state police is now legally able to identify the deceased juve…

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MacCallum More Museum and Gardens will debut a new exhibit focusing on the first 100 years of the town of Chase City on January 15 titled “Chase City: The First 100 years - A Retrospective.” This exhibit will look back at the important events and people whose roots were in Chase City from 18…

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A public hearing was held in regards to an appeal submitted by Antler’s Road Solar, LLC (RWE Renewable Americas, LLC) asking the Board to reconsider an application denial by the Planning Commission. The request is for a 90 MW solar facility to be placed in the west side of Antler’s Road (Rou…

Tri-County Community Action Agency is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that prepares free state and federal returns for residents of Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties. Volunteers MUST pass certification requirements before preparing any retu…

“Shine On… Together we Shine Brighter” is our campaign motto for the 2023 Membership Drive here at the Clarksville Lake County Chamber of Commerce. Every January we send out well over 300 membership packet applications to partner with area businesses & organizations. In 2022, we had a ne…

As a result of a law signed by former Governor Ralph Northam, the minimum wage amount in Virginia has increased from $11 per hour to $12 per hour.

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Legacy, a local organization, held a New Year’s Cabaret December 31 to support the West End High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. At the event, Legacy’s Committee Members presented the Alumni Association with a check for $19,260 that had been raised through ticket sales and donati…

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After battling cancer, William “Billy” Gill, 71, of LaCrosse passed away on December 31, 2022. Billy was a valued member of the LaCrosse community, a life member of the Southside Rescue Squad, and a “great man”.

The Pearl Bed & Breakfast on Jefferson had its Ribbon Cutting December 14. It is located at 1100 Jefferson St. in Boydton. Visit them and see this historic home all dressed up!

The meeting opened with Chairman Gavin Honeycutt asking his fellow board members, staff, and guests to remember keep the families and friends of School Board member Brent Richey and Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Glanzy Spain. Both passed after short battles with illnesses.

LUNENBURG COUNTY, VA - Trudy Berry is seeking the Democratic nomination for Senator for the newly drawn District 9. This district includes the counties of Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward (part), and the City of Danville.

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Virginia State Police Trooper J.C. Clark is investigating a fatal crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred Dec. 27, 2022 at 8:50 a.m. on Route 637, approximately a mile south of Route 653.

BOYDTON—After Mecklenburg’s Deputy and Assistant County Administrators Alex Gottschalk and Judy Sheffield combed through and revised Evergreen’s hybrid model solution for the county offices’ wage compression, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to implement a pay plan for half a ye…

KENBRIDGE, VA, December 16, 2022 - Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, recently announced the declaration of a semi-annual dividend of $0.38 per share to holders of common stock of the company. This represents an 8.57% increase…

Friday evening on December 16, Brodnax Police Chief Joe Carey, 66, was fatally injured when struck by a truck in the 200 block of Piney Pond Road (US 58) in Brodnax. 

Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation (SVHEF) and the Community Arts Center Foundation (The Prizery) are excited to announce The Edmunds Scholarship for the Arts in Memory of Ann Chesley and Sterling Edmunds. This endowed scholarship of $102,214.16 was established by their children: …

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The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Mecklenburg County. Brodnax Police Chief Joe Carey had pulled off to the right side of the road in the 200 block of Piney Pond Rd/Route 58 to recover the remains of an animal that had been struck in the roadway. As Carey …

The Virginia Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (VMAPAC) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) awarded this year’s VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award to deserving members of the House of Delegates.

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As is tradition, Santa, the Grinch, and their merry band of Christmas characters came out Satur- day morning to fish on the Buggs by the old Clarksville Bridge. The fishermen arrived at 7-Eleven around noon to hand out candy and hugs to the children waiting to meet them.

Chase City Mayor Fahringer extended condolences to the family of local leader Glanzy Spain following his passing. “He was a great leader in the community; just a great example of what constant community involvement and service is and what that looks like,” Fahringer stated. “A guy like that—…

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Monday’s regular Board of Supervisors meeting began sullenly as the board recognized Mr. Glanzy Spain’s 20+ year commitment to Mecklenburg County following his passing a week prior. Board Member Jim Jennings who presided over the meeting in Chairman Glenn Barbour’s stead praised Spain: “[He …

On Wednesday, December 7, the South Hill Volunteer Fire Department, LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department, South Hill Police Department, Southside Rescue Squad, VDOT, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management responded to a Motor Vehicle Accide…

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Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and longtime community servant Glanzy Spain, Jr. passed at his residence in Chase City on Monday, December 5 at the age of 78.