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RICHMOND - Governor Ralph Northam’s amended Executive Directive Seven extends the validity of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued credentials to accommodate Virginians with driver’s licenses, identification cards, and vehicle registrations expiring during the COVID-19 crisis. …

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Every Thursday, at noon, several members of the congregation at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church meet to give thanks to those who have been on the frontlines during the COVID–19 pandemic. Observing social distancing and wearing gloves and mask, the few who gather each take a one…

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RICHMOND —The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, elected to maintain the current in-state tuition and mandatory fees for Fall 2020. The Board’s decision means tuition will remain at today’s rate of $154 per credit hour – keeping community college tuition and mandatory f…

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On May 29, everyone in Virginia must wear a face covering in an indoor public space to protect people around you.

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Sunrise Heating and Air Conditioning takes precautions against COVID-19 to stop the spread of the virus while caring for its customers’ heating and cooling needs. 

U.S. employment continued to decline in late April, but at a noticeably slower pace than in previous weeks, according to a report by economists from Virginia Commonwealth University and Arizona State University.

At Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, nearly 3,000 offenders and all staff were tested. Fewer than 200 offenders received positive test results. All of the offenders tested during the point prevalence testing at Greensville had been asymptomatic. Had the Department not taken the pro…

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Belfield Elementary has announced that 80 of its students have published a book together through a national student publishing program.

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With the deadline to have an FY20-21 budget a month and a half away, the Emporia City Council discussed the budget during last week’s ZOOM session.

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RICHMOND – The 2020 Memorial Day weekend not only netted a reduction in overall traffic volumes on Virginia’s highways, but also a decrease in traffic deaths. Preliminary reports indicate eight people lost their lives during the four-day, holiday statistical counting period. During the same …

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When discussing a hot spot for dining and entertainment in Southside Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, Fo Sho Italian Sports Bar & Grille is sure to be part of the conversation.

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Greensville County Public Schools requested $5,219,180.24 from the Greensville County Board of Supervisors at the recent Supervisors budget session. 

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Gov. Ralph Northam’s March 23 executive order closed Virginia’s public schools for the rest of the 2019-20 academic year. Greensville County High School seniors were left in graduation ceremony limbo.

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS – Late last week, Southpark Mall reopened its doors for the first time since March as the first phase of Governor Ralph Northam’s business reopening plan begins to roll out for a majority of the Commonwealth.

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Kass USA, LLC notified the Town of Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, the Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority and the Southside Planning District Commission that the company has succumbed to the relentless pressure of COVID-19 and will not open the new business at…

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Devaron Chanu Kyjuan Albright, 19, from Portsmouth is charged with felony elude, possession of marijuana and reckless driving on May 5. Three traffic stops led to possession of marijuana charges being filed.

RICHMOND—Strawberry season is in full swing, and despite challenges and interruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, pick-your-own strawberry farms are having a record season.

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a new tool to help Virginians tell whether they have COVID-19 symptoms and what they should do.

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The City of Emporia is eligible for more than $466,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding passed by Congress on March 27.

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Virginia House of Delegates member Roslyn Tyler-D, 75th, held a Teleconference Town Hall meeting on May 13 allowing doctors, government officials, and educational leaders to discuss COVID-19 plans. 

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JARRATT — Write-in candidate Brian Harrison received 65 votes to win a spot on the Jarratt Town Council during last week’s election.

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Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that senior Parker Channing Burke has been chosen as Student of the Month for April. Parker is the son of Neil and Sidney Burke of South Hill.

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PETERSBURG – Container First Services (CFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, donated $4000 to help the Dance Life Company with their operational expenses due to revenue losses associated with COVID-19 business-related cl…

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Greensville County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kim Evans presented the school’s budget and the need for an alternative school at the Greensville County Board of Supervisors Budget Work Session. 

During this time of quarantine over the COVID-19 pandemic, we spoke with James Jones owner of Jones Electrical Contractors, Inc.

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The Crater Health District was busy testing citizens for COVID-19 Friday morning in Emporia at the Department of Motor Vehicles on Commonwealth Blvd.

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The Emporia branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles closed following Gov. Ralph Northam's executive order closing state DMV offices on March 17 due to the pandemic. The office reopens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, but with restrictions.

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Brunswick Academy faculty and staff work to keep in contact with students and educate them throughout COVID-19.

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) announced that the 2020 Commonwealth Memorial Day Ceremony will be presented as a “virtual” event to honor Virginia’s fallen heroes. The half-hour ceremony will be broadcast and livestreamed from the Virginia War Memorial Shrine …

RICHMOND — Virginia State Parks plans a gradual reopening of some facilities as the commonwealth slowly eases public health restrictions put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

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A former executive with the President Barack Obama administration R. Cazel Levine-D will seek to unseat A. Donald McEachin-D in Virginia’s 4th Congressional District. The Virginia Primary is June 23.

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Commonwealth Exterminators’ pest control services are essential to homes and living units as well as for public health during COVID-19. 

Deacon Anthony Judkins, the president of the Fellowship Usher’s Union is advising the members that due to the COVID-19, the meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 31 will not be held. Continue to pray for everyone and our deepest sympathy is extended to any deceased member since our last session …

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The mulching bids advertisement for the Spruce Creek Mulching Project received approval by the Greensville County Board of Supervisors as presented during the May 4 meeting.. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic brings uncertainties to revenues coming into city coffers. On Tuesday, that uncertainty forced a delay in the scheduled 2.5%, Jan. 1, 2021 City employee step-increase in pay.

Southside Virginia Community College’s students are finding creative ways to stay busy and engaged during COVID-19 social distancing. On April 15 Shenandoah University Esports program started the “Minecraft #stayandplay” competition. They welcomed all Virginia colleges to compete in “buildin…