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The heavy snow did not weigh on kids at the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville on Feb. 21. Kids received a break from school to take part in YMCA activities because of the snow.

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Sgt. Mark Lilly with the Emporia Police Department presented the 2019 Crime Statistics for Emporia at Tuesday’s Greensville Neighborhood Watch meeting 

The Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee delayed until 2021 a bill that would have banned the sale of the popular AR-15 rifle and a few other semi-automatic weapons.

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Greensville County’s purchase of wetland mitigation credits for the Otterdam Road Phase Two Project was approved by the Greensville County Board of Supervisors. 

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Greensville County’s Water and Sewer Authority’s (GCWSA) contract with Ralph Hodge Construction Company was approved at last week’s Greensville County Board of Supervisors meeting. 

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A packed auditorium accompanied Rodney Atkins as he rocked out to his greatest hits about the Lord, family, and friends at the Emporia-Greensville Performing Arts Center.

SOUTH HILL — When you talk with long-time hospital employees, you invariably hear them discuss how VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is a family. That was not lost on Dr. Ikenna Ibe when he first arrived at VCU Health CMH in November 2018.

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Greensville/Emporia 4-H has restored its youth shooting sports program and many are excited to participate.

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The Improvement Association Education Advisory Commission was created to provide recommendations to enhance the quality of early childhood education throughout Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Surry, Sussex and the City of Emporia.

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District 19 Community Service Board requested $60,263 from Greensville County for FY21.   

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Spaghetti for lunch, dinner, or both? An answer to the question will be pursued by many in the Emporia-Greensville community on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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The Appropriation of Funds for the MAMaC Offsite Wastewater Collection System Project, Phase Two was approved by the Greensville County Board of Supervisors. 

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Elsie Brown, LPN of the Acute Care Unit has been named Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center’s (SVRMC) Safety Superstar for fourth quarter 2019. SVRMC’s Safety Coaches chose her for her commitment to patient safety. Elsie’s nomination stated that she, “is always making a difference in sa…

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Despite fierce opposition from locals, the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors approved a request to rezone property from Agriculture (A-1) to Business (B-1) that will allow Dollar General to build a store in Ebony, a small rural community in the southern part of Brunswick …

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SOUTH HILL — It is not always easy to deliver difficult news, but some folks just have a knack for being in the right place at the right time.

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The Greensville Retired Teachers Association recently completed its Unity Project. The project consisted of collecting can goods and nonperishable food items to be distributed to a Greensville/Emporia food bank. Upon completing the project, members of the GRTA presented the food to the Samar…

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For nearly 40 years, severe epileptic seizure attacks produced spirit-crushing obstacles for Lawrenceville’s Starr Phipps. The epilepsy warrior refused to allow the barriers to stop her from moving forward.

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The Improvement Association has implemented various initiatives to combat poverty in Southside Virginia for 51 years with much success.

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The Greensville County Sheriff’s Office and St. John Church of God in Christ will distribute more coats for kids from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Greensville County Rescue Squad Building at 513 South Main St.

SOUTH HILL – Helping others is a foundational tenet of the Pride of Mecklenburg Chapter 178 Order of the Eastern Star of VA, PHA. The group based out of Skipwith, has members from several locales, including Chase City and Clarksville, besides Skipwith.

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An agreement between the Greensville County Board of Supervisors and the Greensville County treasurer was approved at the Greensville County Board of Supervisors meeting Jan. 21. 

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SOUTH HILL – VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free class on managing pain.  This course is designed for those experiencing consistent pain for three months or longer and/or have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  If you are interested in learning more about how pain a…

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America went into critical need on Jan. 6, which means less than three days of O-Blood Type  remain on shelves.

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The temperatures have significantly dropped since the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority hosted its golf classic the second Friday in August. When checks from the proceeds of the tournament were distributed to civic organizations, last week, temperatures in hearts were warmed.

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Emily Christine Robertson has been chosen the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for January. Robertson, a senior, is the daughter of Kim Dunbar of Kenbridge, and Gary Robertson of South Hill. She has one brother, Tyler And…

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LAWRENCEVILLE – There was excitement in the air on Tuesday, Jan. 14, for the ribbon cutting of Echo World Communications, LLC located at 300 North Main Street, the former Bank of America building. Echo World Communications provides affordable healthcare solutions and is opening a digital hea…

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For years, Delegate Roslyn Tyler has been a strong advocate and supporter of hunting and second amendment rights. On Thursday, January 30, 2020, her position did not change when the debate over gun control finally came to a vote in the Virginia House of Delegates. As in the past, Delegate Ty…

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If you believe Sheriff’s Office deputies will make an arrest or write a traffic citation, you are correct. That is only a small fraction of the Greensville County Sheriff’s Office’s services provided to the public.

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Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) President Quentin Johnson recently spoke at the Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. 

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The Meherrin River Arts Council is featuring country music star Rodney Atkins on Feb. 8 as a part of its 2020 Concert Series. Atkins’ storied career has reached such heights as being named the Top New Male Vocalist at the 2006 ACM awards and seeing his single “Watching You” become the No. 1 …

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Forest Hill Baptist Church recently returned to Greensville Health and Rehabilitation Center to put smiles on residents faces and to enjoy delicious peach cobbler.