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Greensville County has reached a lease agreement with Washington Park Association, LLC for the Washington Park Community Facility on Dry Bread Road in Emporia. The initial lease term is for five years.

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Virginia State Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a convicted sex offender who has failed to re-register, as required by state law. 

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RICHMOND—As Governor Ralph Northam announced earlier this month, all Virginians age 16 and older will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine starting Sunday, April 18. This expansion of eligibility comes as Virginia reaches a new milestone in its vaccination program— approximately half of all…

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Ni Kin became a permanent resident in 2002 at 70 years old, but she was unable to work after moving from Myanmar to Virginia due to mobility problems.

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Katherine Howerton has dedicated her life’s work to Greensville County and its residents since 1994. A lifelong resident and GCHS graduate herself, Howerton knows how best to serve the community in which she has spent her entire life. Howerton has served as the County’s program administrator…

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia public transit systems from Northern Virginia to Hampton Roads are looking for a path forward after losing riders and revenue during the pandemic. Some transit systems have been harder hit than others.

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RICHMOND -- The Virginia Senate rejected the governor’s amendments to a bill that restricts the gun rights of anyone convicted for assault and battery of a family member.

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Congressman A. Donald McEachin-D represents Virginia’s Fourth congressional district. His office will soon give the go-ahead to fund 10 projects in the district, and Emporia leaders hope some of that funding comes to the city.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Delegate Roslyn Tyler, who represents the 75th District in the Virginia General Assembly, hosted a virtual town hall meeting on March 24, 2021 to provide information about the process in place to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Invited guests were Dr. Danny Avula, Virginia Vaccine Coordina…

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Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced that all Virginians age 16 and older will be eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 18. This announcement means Virginia would meet the goal set by President Biden to have all adults receive at least their first dose of their vaccine …

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The Greensville County Board of Supervisors terminated the contract of County Administrator Brenda Parson without cause in a meeting Friday.  The vote was 3-1, with the termination effective immediately upon passage of the resolution Friday.