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The Jessica A. Moore Center’s Easter celebration on April 3 went along quite “hoppily” this year in spite of covid restrictions, according to Executive Director Dr. Phyllis Tolliver as she declared the Old-Fashioned Easter theme introduced for this fourth annual event quite a hit!

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Surry County Native Breyon Pierce, already the full time agriculture teacher at Surry County High School as well as a full-time farmer with his father, Glenn Pierce, recently added another to his list of jobs. The enthusiastic and very busy young man was recently named Program Assistant for …

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PRINCE GEORGE, Va -- President of Richard Bland College of William & Mary Debbie Sydow has named Dr. Tyler Hart as provost at the college, the school announced in early April.

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Danielle Potter, manager of Human Resources at Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative recently graduated from Leadership Halifax County, which is a program to strengthen individuals for personal, organizational, and community leadership. This educational program is designed to identify and encoura…

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Emporia Deputy Director of Public Services, Alton Mason presented the Public Works Department plan of the city’s annual Spring Cleanup Day plan to the Emporia City Council Tuesday. It quickly evolved into a discussion of mounting trash throughout the municipality.

RICHMOND –Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will again release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households this month. Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on Friday, April 16.The emergency allotme…

WASHINGTON—The support farmers receive from their canine companions is priceless, and American Farm Bureau Federation is once again recognizing the contributions of America’s finest farm dogs.

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Imani Lee, a senior at Greensville County High School, was named one of 10 winners of the 10th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest on Friday by Virginia Governor and First Lady Northam and the Virginia Council on Women. Lee and other winners will be recogni…

RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam announced last month, that state employees will join in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by volunteering for the re-activated Commonwealth of Virginia Adjunct Emergency Workforce (AEW). Launched initially by Governor Tim Kaine in 2007 following Hurric…

After over a year of dealing with the necessary but uncomfortable and downright annoying need to wear masks to combat COVID-19, the temptation is great to dispense with them once you have completed your anti-COVID vaccinations. But according to health experts including the CDC, everyone need…

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Sen. Tim Kaine came to Emporia, visiting two local businesses and the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Golden Leaf Commons. The visit was a scheduled stop on Kaine’s 6-day trek across Southside Virginia on Rt. 58, discussing the impacts of COVID-19 and relief provided by the newly passed Ameri…

RICHMOND – Beginning on April 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin accepting financial assistance applications for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused …

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SOUTH HILL – In Virginia last year, distracted driving caused 17,000 accidents, including 120 fatalities and 9,000 injuries. The good news is accidents due to distracted driving have been on a decline over the past three years. Lawmakers have noticed and finally made driving with hand-held d…

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When Brian Morrison came back to Waverly from his current home in Connecticut last week, it was to begin a new plan. Explaining that he finally had bowed to the inevitable as his dream of opening a grocery store on property he had purchased at 304 West Main Street was derailed by challenges …

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The summer of 2020 was marked by the surge of cases of COVID-19. Most, if not all of the usual outdoor, warm weather activities were cancelled because of the dangers of the pandemic. But now, with vaccinations becoming widely available and cases on a steady decline, this summer is shaping up…

RICHMOND – A new national report card on states’ level of preparation to protect public health against disease, disaster, and other calamity once again lists Virginia among the states that are best prepared to respond to a large-scale emergency.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration officially opened the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal at noon today (Thursday) for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatric…

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KENBRIDGE – 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 a…

SOUTHAMPTON—Vibrant green peanut fields littered with stark, bare patches are a familiar sight for Southampton County farmer M.L. Everett Jr.

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced March 24 more than $12 billion in relief funding will be distributed to farmers through the Pandemic Assistance for Producers program.

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Before she began her work in the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office in the fall of 2018, Tracy Moore was a stay-at-home mom. Originally from Franklin, Moore moved to Skippers when she married her husband in March of 2012. And when her daughter entered preschool, she attended training to be…

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When members of the Greensville County School Board met last week at Victory Fellowship Church in Emporia, the FY 21-22 budget wasn’t part of the discussion. There was plenty of time for that Wednesday when the GCPS leaders met with the City and County in a joint gathering.

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Last week, Bon Secours Southern Virginia Medical Center honored residents of the City of Emporia and Greensville County who lost their lives to COVID-19. During the drive-in ceremony, SVRMC Director of Operations Jay Ewing tolled a bell 65 times – one for each local who had lost their life t…