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On Thursday, April 9, South Lunenburg Avenue will be closed between West Atlantic Street and West Danville Street from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to paving work being done by the Town of South Hill. Please use an alternate route. 

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The Virginia Department of Health’s website now shows that 25 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Mecklenburg County. Yesterday, it was announced that several cases have been found in Sentara Meadowview Terrace, an assisted living home in Clarksville. Sentara has since had the positive …

All Mecklenburg County Libraries are closed to the public at this time. The WiFi is on and available to the public at all locations. You do not need a password or a library card. Simply stop by any of the four branches located in Boydton, Chase City, Clarksville or South Hill to access the i…

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(Mecklenburg, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Southside Health District is working with a long term care facility in Mecklenburg, VA on an investigation after receiving positive COVID-19 test results on several residents at the facility. Southside Health District staff is inv…

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The South Hill Volunteer Fire Department has expended a special thank you to all medical workers in the community. Banners are on display at the entrances of the VCU Health CMH Hospital and the South Hill Family Medicine facilities. 

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Four new cases of COVID-19 have been found in Mecklenburg County following the 12 case count on Tuesday, April 6. No other information has been provided at this time regarding the newest cases. 

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To comply with Governor Northam's Executive Orders mandating social distancing, limited public gatherings, and that people stay at home, the April 13, 2020 South Hill Town Council meeting is canceled.

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On Monday, April 6 Deputies responded to an address in the River Ridge subdivision of Bracey for a structure fire call. Deputies arrived on scene to find two adjacent structures on fire. Once the fire was extinguished the responding Fire Departments discovered a body in one of the structures…

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Officials with EMPOWER Broadband and EMPOWER Telecom, Inc., have announced the acquisition of Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative’s (BIT) system and its resources. After two years of deliberation between the two entities and approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the Fede…

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On Saturday, April 4 at approximately 11:51 a.m., Senior State Trooper Pearce responded to a two vehicle crash in the 18000 block of Highway 1 in Mecklenburg County. The crash involved nine total medical transports from the scene of the crash.

In response to COVID-19 and to assist college students trying to keep their educational plans on track, Southside Virginia Community College is offering a robust on-line menu of classes this summer.  Summer registration is underway. According to Dr. Keith Harkins, Interim VP of Academic Affa…

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The Southside Health District announced today a case of COVID-19 in a Mecklenburg County resident in her 60s. She is a direct contact of a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and is isolating at home. To protect patient confidentiality, no further information will be provided about this…

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This Friday, April 3rd during lunch pickup MCPS will include bag breakfast and lunch for Saturday April 4th. This is only for this Friday. Meals will not be served during the scheduled Spring Break (April 6 to April 13).   Meal will resume on April 14 until May 22nd. Meals will be provided t…

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The Census is a population count that has been conducted every ten years since 1790. The data results determine how federal funding is distributed to the different states and how many seats each state will have in Congress. It also help communities shape public planning. 

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“As VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital continues to prep the old CMH on Buena Vista to possibly accept patients, we felt it was important to let the community know about precautions we at the hospital take daily to help control the spread of this virus and other infectious diseases and t…

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The Southside Health District announced today a case of COVID-19 in a Brunswick County resident in his 20s. He is isolating at home. To protect patient privacy, no further information will be provided about this case, and VDH does not provide specific information on an investigation.

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LAWRENCEVILLE – C. J. Dean accepted a position as Director of Municipal Services for the Town of South Hill overseeing the wastewater plant, public works, parks and recreation, and building and grounds. He started working for the Town of Lawrenceville as a Water Plant Operator Jan. 2, 1990, …

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The COVID-19 virus is creating problems for our society that have never been experienced before. Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order for Virginia during Monday’s press briefing on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The order is effective immediately and will remain …

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended …

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SOUTH HILL, VA - In response to models generated by various health organizations around the world and on a request by VCU Health in Richmond, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is preparing for the possibility of a surge of COVID-19 patients in Southside Virginia by retro-fitting the old…

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March 26, 2020- At approximately 6:30am the pictured suspect threw a large object through one of the glass doors at Verizon (421 Furr St.), entered the store and took numerous items. He appears to be a tall, light-skinned, black male, with a shaved head, and a goatee wearing navy blue work c…

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Mecklenburg County Public Schools will have the following schools open to continue serving bag breakfast and lunch meals the remainder of the school year. Meals will not be served during the scheduled Spring Break (April 6 to April 13).   Meal will resume on April 14 until May 22nd.     Meal…

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Richmond, VA (March 25, 2020) – Emergency benefits will be made available to Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants during the months of March and April, as part of a provision set forth by the Families First Coronavirus Responses Act of 2020. Under this provi…

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Until further notice, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. Non-Xfinity subscribers need to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network and repeat wh…

RICHMOND – The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will reduce operating hours at all of its storesstatewide beginning Friday, March 27, due to the expanding nature of the COVID-19 outbreak.Like the reduced store hours already in place for 24 Virginia ABC retail outlets in th…

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Twelve year old Alden Crouch, has a caring heart.  Alden, who lives in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, is the granddaughter of Brenda Fariss, from Buffalo Junction.

On February 20, 2020, Brunswick Academy honored high school students who obtained all As for the First Semester.  Mrs. Courtney Roberts Nickels (BA Class of 2004) was guest speaker. Mrs. Nickels gave an inspirational speech to our students and parents. She stated that “the process of learnin…

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(March 23, 2020) VDH is reporting a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Southside Health District in a Mecklenburg resident in his 70s. To protect patient confidentiality, no further information will be provided about this patient and VDH does not provide specific informationon an investigatio…

Virginia State Police Trooper M.S. Ezell is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred on March 14, 2020 at 9:28 a.m. on  Route 1, approximately 600 feet north of Rough Road.