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With the assistance of the Lunenburg County Sheriff's Office, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office is conducting a homicide investigation in Lunenburg County.

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Vincent Maurice Lewis, 45, was arrested in May 2019 on the charge of possession with the intent to distribute after federal investigators witnessed Lewis remove two boxes containing more than 50 pounds of cocaine from a tractor trailer near Brodnax. Maurice “Mo” Lewis plead guilty to the cha…

The Mecklenburg Board of Supervisors met for their first meeting of 2020 on Monday, January 13. It was a rather light agenda for the Board, with the biggest thing being the appointments of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board. Board member Jim Jennings nominated Glenn Barbour as Chair…

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Virginia State Police Trooper B.A. Rhodes is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred at 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 5, 2020 on Route 58, approximately 1.5 miles west of Route 4. A 2010 GMC Terrain was traveling west in the eastbound lane of Route 58, when it struck …

The Mecklenburg County School Board gathered for a special meeting on Monday, January 6 to elect a new chairman along with other positions. Members in attendance were Wanda Bailey, Rob Campbell, Lindell Palmer, Glenn Edwards, Gavin Honeycutt, Dora Garner, new elected member Ricky Allgood, Br…

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Virginia State Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a convicted sex offender who failed to re-register in Mecklenburg County. Patrick Benjamin Mitchell, 32, is wanted on two counts of failing to re-register as a sex offender. Mitchell is a black male with brown hair a…

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Virginia State Police Trooper B.A. Rhodes is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred at 1:45 a.m. when a 2010 GMC Terrain and a 2001 Ford F-250 pickup collided on Route 58, approximately 1.5 miles west of Route 4. 

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On January 3 between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. a silver Chevrolet vehicle collided with another vehicle that was stopped at the traffic light in front of the Roses shopping center in South Hill. The Chevrolet was engulfed in flames as The South Hill Volunteer Fire Department worked hard to put them…

Meagan Moody of Benchmark Community Bank presents Clinton Adams with a certificate for being one of the monthly winners in the YES Club Savers Program. As the honoree, Clinton was awarded $10. YES stands for Youth Excited about Savings. The club is open for children ages 5 to 12. 

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On 1/2/20 at approximately 9:57pm, SHPD officers responded to Dollar General, located at 301 E. Atlantic Street in reference to an armed robbery. Officers learned that the suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, light faded jeans with gold shorts underneath, a gold hat with an emblem i…

Bringleton’s Coffee House has already attracted a lot of attention from the local community. The quaint location, cozy atmosphere, and menu selection keeps the customers rolling in from open to close. Whether you are grabbing a to go order or plan to enjoy your time in the comfy seating area…

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At 4:01 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 26), Virginia State Trooper M.S. Ezell responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 1300 block of Pleasant Oak Road in Lunenburg County.

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After protecting and serving the citizens of Mecklenburg County for 26 and a half years, Sergeant Scott Mull is calling it a career, retiring from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Mull signed off for the last time on Thursday, December 19. He started his career in service in 1982, en…

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It has been a long road, but on December 20 the School Board and the Board of Supervisors came together to sign construction contracts and break ground on the new Mecklenburg County Middle/High School facility. The ceremony kicked off with a welcome message from School Superintendent Paul Ni…

It has been a very exciting year here in South Hill Virginia. Events like the car show, golf tournament, Spooktober Fest and Hometown Christmas have brought an essence of small town charm back to the local community.  The streets of downtown were recently transformed into a Christmas wonderl…

             On Wednesday, December 11 at approximately 1:20 p.m., Chief K.S. Foster of the La Crosse Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 58 West Bound for traveling 66 miles per hour in a posted 50 mile per hour zone. During the initial traffic stop attempt, the driver …

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Jeanette Thomas- House has been writing for many years but has always tucked her stories and poetry away, never sharing them with the public. Though the reason was unclear at the time, she woke up one day feeling an intense need to revisit her works and type them up.  She worked for six mont…

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On Saturday night 12-14-2019 Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office along with Lacrosse Police P.D. executed 2 search warrants at the following locations 18895 highway one north Lacrosse, Va. and 212 North Main Street Lacrosse, Va. These search warrants were the result of an investigation by Me…

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On December 15, Pearce's Mini Mart located at 212 North Main Street in La Crosse and Hines Grocery located at 18995 Highway One in La Crosse were searched by law enforcement under the suspicion of possessing illegal gaming machines. According to Major Terry Edmonds with the Mecklenburg Count…

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Village Fields Hemp is a Georgia based hemp production company that is looking to have a big impact on farming in Southside Virginia and its surrounding areas. Focusing on the CBD oil market, the company was able to branch out into South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia in 2019. Farmer…

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In front of a standing room only crowd, The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors voted in Monday nights monthly meeting to adopt Mecklenburg County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary. The meeting had to be moved to the old courtroom above the Mecklenburg County library due to the anticipated…

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Gavin Honeycutt, who has served on the Mecklenburg County School Board since 2016, has been named chair of the Southern Region of the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) at the association’s annual convention, which took place November 20-22 in Williamsburg, VA. 

The road to breaking ground on the new school facilities has been a long process, but with new construction bids coming in slightly lower than the first attempt, the Joint Education Committee has decided to move forward in requesting that the Board of Supervisors allow the budget to be raise…

For twelve years Olive Branch Baptist Church has served the community by hosting a Thanksgiving Luncheon for adult group homes in the area. This year brought food, fellowship, music and singing for residents and staff The luncheon is part of their churches missions outreach to the community.…

Virginia Career Works is a statewide network of employment professionals that assists S.T.E.P.S. Inc. and The South Central Workforce Development Board in creating connections between businesses and those seeking employment.  Their Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Program aims …

            Carolyn Black, of Miles Creek Road in South Hill, lost her life to injuries sustained after she lost control of her 2002 Chrysler Sebring on November 28. The accident occurred while Mrs. Black was traveling southbound on Skyline Road as she was heading home from town. She could n…

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I’d like to start by saying thank you to those who brought this mistake to my attention and apologize to the readers who were given inaccurate facts. The article written for the November 27 edition stated that Hayleigh Hylton was originally charged with second-degree murder for the July shoo…

About a year ago, Janay Messick had the idea to paint snowman boards and post them on Facebook for sale. She told her sister, Stephanie, that she wanted to sell seven so she would have extra Christmas money. As big sisters do, Stephanie encouraged her to go for it. Janay was hesitant at firs…

On Wednesday, November 20 the sealed bids for the new school facilities were revealed to the public. The work includes the construction of a nearly 350,000 square foot Middle and High School building, as well as athletic fields and facilities and offsite road work. With the first open bid re…

Some of you may remember a story about Sophie Crowder, the 14 year old Freshman who participated in the Go For Launch Full Steam Ahead event held in Durham, NC. Sophie was a member of a group called The Pisces Project that participated in the event, which brought together students to learn t…

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For the second year Dance It Out has hosted the Dancing with the Stars fundraiser benefiting the Dancers Against Cancer organization. The event follows the same format as the popular television competition including three judges, contestants, fan favorite voting for the audience, and the cov…

The Mecklenburg County School Board enjoyed a light agenda at their monthly meeting on November 18. Members in attendance included Vice Chairman, Gavin Honeycutt, Dora Garner, Brent Richey, Glenn Edwards, Lindell Palmer, and Wanda Bailey, along with School Superintendent, Paul Nichols and Sc…

Every year the Chamber of Commerce selects a Grand Marshal to lead the Hometown Christmas Parade through the streets of downtown South Hill. This honor is bestowed on a local citizen who displays a sense of pride in the community and this year that person will be South Hill Police Officer, C…

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Amber and Amanda met taking group fitness classes at Freedom Life Fitness. The two started training for a half marathon together in November of 2018 where they would spend their time getting to know each other during the 10 to 13 mile runs. They talked about their individual fitness goals an…

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Law enforcement responded to a welfare check on Theater Road. The gentleman had left the residence around 10 or 11 a.m. but police did not receive the call until 1 p.m., giving the man a two hour lead. The subject was last seen heading into the woods with a rifle. Schools in the surrounding …

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On November 7 at approximately 1:15 p.m. local law enforcement responded to a call on Theater road in South Hill. At least 15 deputies, troopers, and officers were on scene. The suspect, armed with a high powered rifle fled into the woods surrounding the property. K9’s were brought in to ass…

The South Hill Christmas Parade will take place on December 8 at 2p.m. ALL entries must be received at the Chamber of Commerce no later than Thursday, December 5. Each entry must be approved by the Parade Committee and must be decorated in a Christmas theme. No candy or Santa’s please. There…

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Feed More invites you to join them Wednesday, November 13 for the opening of the South Hill Branch. This distribution center will support agencies in Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg counties as well as the city of Emporia. 

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Voters in Mecklenburg County clearly showed their preference for Republican leadership in Richmond on Tuesday, handing GOP State Senator Frank Ruff and Delegate Tommy Wright sizable wins inside the county.

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Southside Virginia Community College congratulated the first graduates of the Utility Solar Panel Installation Technician Program on November 1. The courses are taught at the SVCC Occupational/ Technical Center. Throughout their training students earn the following credentials: Solar System …

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Earlier this week, Brodnax Police Chief Joe Carey followed a gut feeling and decided to ride around the old Brodnax Mill plant located at 2 Kerr Drive. There had recently been a break-in at the mill with no suspects in custody. Chief Carey noticed a strange vehicle parked in front of the loa…

State Farm of South Hill would like you to meet their newest Customer Service Representative, Maria Venegas. She has been with the agency since July and looks forward to helping and getting to know the clients. Maria has always worked in sales in the past and is currently striving for a degr…

The 2019 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign began October 1. Lake Country Detachment 1085, Marine Corps League of South Hill has been supporting this program for the past 17 years for the children of Mecklenburg County. You can help the league this year by dropping off a new, unwrap…