This week, winter officially turned to spring, and the same is true of the sports calendar for Virginia high schools. The commonwealth’s basketball teams have hung up their cleats and jerseys for the year and sports such as soccer, softball, and baseball have kicked off their seasons.
For those dog owners in the area who haven’t secured a spot for their prized pet in this year’s Southside Virginia Doggie Fashion Show, don’t worry — spots are still open.
Since its foundation in January 2022, Terrence Washington’s We Got Your Back Community Team has had one mission: to save the youth of the Emporia/Greensville area. This Tuesday, Washington stood in front of the Emporia City Council to request funding for its next event, the second annual Law…
WYTHEVILLE—Farmers are busy planting their crops, and that means motorists will likely encounter slow-moving farm equipment on roadways.
Last month, the City of Emporia officially welcomed its new Community and Economic Development Manager, Mr. A. LaMar Hoy. At this Thursday's monthly Emporia/Greensville Chamber of Commerce meeting, Mr. Hoy introduced himself to some of the small business owners of Emporia and laid out his st…
After a four-month break, the Emporia/Greensville Neighborhood Watch held its first meeting of 2023 this Wednesday night at the Johns Manville Clubhouse in Jarratt.
At this Tuesday’s meeting of the Emporia Rotary Club, Kristin Vaughan of Emporia’s Community Health Action Team unveiled plans for a new, state-of-the-art community playground to be built near the current Meherrin River Park.
Greensville County announced it has met all criteria to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community, demonstrating its commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers and current and future citizens of the county.
It was part class reunion, part charity fundraiser. Emporia residents both old and new gathered at Golden Leaf Commons on Saturday night to reconnect for a good cause at the third-ever Emporia Friends Social.
At last Monday’s monthly meeting, the Greensville County Board of Supervisors granted Charter Communications a non-exclusive franchise to provide citizens cable service under Appendix C of the Greensville County Code of Ordinances.
Over the coming months, E.W. Wyatt Middle School in Emporia will be one of 52 schools and youth organizations across the Commonwealth of Virginia to take part in the Arrive Alive safe driving public service initiative for teenagers.
A local group has begun fundraising to bring Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to the children of the City of Emporia and Greensville County.
The principal situation at Greensville County High School has finally been resolved once and for all.
On the night of Monday, March 6, citizens packed the Greensville County government building for the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting, and the vast majority of them were there for one thing and one thing only. They didn’t show up to hear about Greensville County’s acceptance as a certifie…
Since its foundation in January 2022, Terrence Washington’s We Got Your Back Community Team has had one mission: to save the youth of the Emporia/Greensville area. In the past 14 months, the group has held community clean-ups, the back-to-school bash, and the community law enforcement day.
Being a teenager is difficult. Being a teenager in Emporia is especially difficult.
The rush for companies to develop land for solar energy projects in Greensville County continues unabated. Now another energy company is throwing its hat into the ring — NextEra Energy, based in Juno Beach, Fla.
On Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m., elderly Emporia resident Russell Drake Jr. left his home and did not return for the rest of the day. The following morning, his family called the Emporia Police Department to report him missing.
Verizon Wireless, whose Emporia office is located on Valley Street, has scheduled underground utility work at the intersection of Valley Street and North Main Street. This will begin on the night of Wednesday, March 1 at 8 p.m. and will take place only during the night so as not to disrupt t…
Earlier this month, the Greensville County Water and Sewer Authority (GCWSA) began the process of installing new residential water meters across the county. The work will be carried out by local contractor Vanguard Utility Services, who submitted the winning bid for the contract this past December.
For decades, Tony Danza has entertained millions both on the screen and on the stage, starring in hit TV series such as Taxi and Who's the Boss, as well as Broadway musicals including The Producers and Honeymoon in Vegas. This past Saturday, Danza brought his popular live show, "Standards an…
The 2022-23 season for the Greensville County Eagles boys' varsity hoops team came to an end on Thursday night with a 52-46 loss to the arch-rival Brunswick County Bulldogs in the semifinal round of the region 2A tournament.
The life and career of Walter Lundy is living proof that nothing is unobtainable without hard work, sacrifice, and a dream.
Democratic candidate and current Virginia state senator Jennifer McClellan will officially succeed the late Donald McEachin in Virginia’s 4th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This past Sunday, Feb. 12, not everyone in the Emporia/Greensville area was preparing to watch the Super Bowl. A few gathered at the old National Guard armory on School Street in Emporia for the inauguration service of the Emporia branch of the IMTF church.
Stephen Wells’ typical day job is as a culinary arts teacher at Greensville County High School. But this past Monday night, he found himself on a different mission — a mission from God.
Until this past December, Carolyn Pitt was in a predicament that far too many Americans face.
Over the past few months, multiple schools in the Greensville County Public School district had a brush with tragedy — the kind of tragedy that has befallen far too many schools in the United States over the past decade.
The Library of Virginia announced that the Circuit Court Records Preservation (CCRP) program has awarded Greensville County Circuit Court Clerk Linda B. Edwards a grant in the amount of $37,207.00 for local records preservation. The funds will be used to preserve Assessors Book 1870- 1875; G…
The actual Emporia Farmer’s Market doesn’t reopen for two more months, but the location on Main Street came alive for one afternoon this past Saturday when the local Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit (FVSAU) stopped by to hold its bake sale fundraiser.
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Lakeisha Pair had just returned from a nearby store when she received the shock of a lifetime. One of her neighbors in the apartment complex, an 11-year-old girl, had just fled her home and gave her the news no homeowner wants to hear - both of their apartments had caught fire.
Few citizens of Emporia embody the word “achievement” more than F. Woodrow “Woody” Harris, who spent nearly seven decades giving his all to his hometown, his state, and his country. When he suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in his home this past September, he left behind big shoes to fill.
Once a year, the Beta Sigma Phi sorority of Emporia opens its heart and its wallet to the community, distributing thousands of dollars to non-profit and civic organizations serving the Emporia/Greensville area.
The Greensville County Courthouse, located on South Main Street, is getting a long overdue facelift. The county government is taking bids for a construction firm to replace the eight load-bearing columns at the front entrance of the building, which are visibly beaten from years of wear and tear.
Currently there is nothing at 307 Reese St except a mound of overgrown grass and some unpaved driveways. In a few years, that could dramatically change thanks to Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation.
Usually the election of Chair and Vice-Chair of the Greensville County Board of Supervisors is a formality which passes without incident. That was not the case at Monday night’s board meeting, where a usually banal matter turned into a heated argument.
Emporia’s TopHand Foundation held its annual steak dinner fundraiser this Saturday night at Golden Leaf Commons, as the organization celebrated a year of success both on and off the playing field.
May 18, 2019, marked the last time dogs decked out in costume and pawed their way across the stage at the Golden Leaf Commons. The Emporia-Greensville Humane Society was celebrating its 15th anniversary, highlighted by the 10th annual Southside Virginia Doggie Fashion Show and Luncheon.
RICHMOND, VA- As temperatures fall and food sources become less abundant, many bears in Virginia will enter a winter den. Other bears will greatly reduce their movements during but may remain active throughout the season. Movements and denning behavior vary greatly across regions of the stat…
RICHMOND—Sometimes a grant can make the difference between implementing new business plans and product offerings or postponing them another few years.
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) was recently named a 2022 Best-in-Class Employer by Gallagher for its strong efforts to continuously improve employee and organizational wellbeing.
Meherrin River Arts Council Show Features An Evening of Standards and Stories with Broadway and Television Star Tony Danza
Tony Danza and his four-piece band are bringing their hit live show, Standards & Stories, to Emporia for the first time on February 25, 2023. Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza performs a selection of his favori…
Womack Publishing announced Friday the Independent-Messenger will move to a weekly digital edition in late February 2023.
Encounter Revival Ministries hosting series of revival meetings at Greensville Elementary Auditorium in Emporia, VA
Emporia, VA – Forest Hill Baptist Church is pleased to announce a special series of revival services at the Greensville Elementary Auditorium, 1101 Sussex Dr, Emporia, VA 24179 with Encounter Revival Ministries. Revival services will take Monday, March 6th through Friday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Over the past few weeks, the landscape of Emporia has slowly been changing. Across from Sweet Emporia Bakery and behind the Cornerstone Market, the skeleton of the upcoming and highly-anticipated Emporia location of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium has slowly risen from the ground.
It’s no secret that the educational field has been one of the hardest-hit by the “great resignation” in recent years, with teacher and staff shortages now a way of life at school districts across America. Greensville County Public Schools are no exception. While things are more stable than t…
RICHMOND— It was during busy harvest season when John Doe became increasingly agitated over a seemingly inconsequential personal matter. Negative feelings he’d buried years in the past were triggered unknowingly and came barreling back with frightening intensity.
Following only three short years, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC), along with its wholly owned subsidiary, EMPOWER Broadband (EMPOWER), is pleased to announce it has met its obligation in the Connect America Fund II (CAF-II) Auction to fully deploy fiber-to-the-premise in south centra…
As January faded, making room for February, the lights at Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia beamed brighter. February is Black History Month, and for the 24th consecutive year, Emporia resident Rae George has a display celebrating the contributions of African Americans nationally and lo…
Tuesday night’s joint meeting of the Emporia City Council, Greensville County Board of Supervisors, and Greensville County School Board was a look to the future — both the immediate future and the distant future.
STAUNTON—With hundreds of free agricultural podcasts exploring relevant topics, farmers have an array of options to keep their minds occupied during farm tasks or relaxation time.
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