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On January 11,the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address in Clarksville in reference to a missing person.  Arionna Royster was reported missing on this date from family members, as a result of the investigation it was later learned that the female was safe and no further…

DANVILLE, Va. — Virginia has administered just over a quarter of its distributed COVID-19 vaccine doses, which, going into 2021, was 110,000 fewer doses than the commonwealth expected to receive. And with the projected numbers of both doses distributed and administered lagging behind statewi…

Virginia Cooperative Extension will be offering the Virginia Master Cattlemen program online Spring 2021. This program will consist of seven sessions that provide essential information for beef producers in the areas of Economics, Genetics, Reproduction, Nutrition, Forages, Herd Health, and …

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James Tasker Fleming, a native of the Inez area in Warren County, continues his story of life in the rural South around the time of the Civil War in his recently published third book, “Southern Dreams: Broken and Fulfilled — Reconstruction 1870-1895, Book II.

According to a recent release from the Virginia National Guard has sent 1,000 troops to Washington DC as of January 9. They also plan to provide about 2,000 personnel to join a force of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from neighboring states by the end of the weekend.

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The Mecklenburg Board of Supervisors have finally moved forward with a plan for the Confederate Monument located in Courthouse Square in Boydton. After both the Town of Boydton and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans requested possession of the statue. Both organizations were given a 30 day…

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As of January 11, the Virginia Department of Health is still reporting 19 outbreaks in the Southside Health District consisting of Mecklenburg, Brunswick, and Halifax counties. Mecklenburg is currently reporting 1,457 positive cases with one additional death bringing the total to 40 in the c…

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All Mecklenburg County Libraries are closed to the public at this time. We will continue to offer curbside pickup at all locations. The WiFi is also 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 to access the i…

South Hill, VA (1/5/20) – Mildred Waye, a care partner in Acute Care, is no stranger to being recognized for her good service. She has earned several awards over the past 40 years and most recently earned the December Team Member of the Month award for STAR Service at VCU Health Community Me…

Star came in a stray kitten with her sister, Callie, on 8/01/20 at age 10 weeks. A person found them in a barn. Star is about 7.5 months old. She is very affectionate and wants to be loved, but has not been chosen by an adopter yet because she only has one eye, due to losing the other becaus…

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South Hill, VA (1/7/21) – To better serve the community, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s cashier is moving from the Leggett Center on East Ferrell Street to the first floor of the main hospital’s patient registration area by the gift shop effective Monday, January 11.

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At least three local fire departments are currently responding to a structure fire on Elm Court in Tanglewood Shores in Bracey. A shed has been reported to be fully engulfed in flames. The fire has spread to a nearby dwelling as fire fighters work to put the flames out. We will provide updat…

RICHMOND – Eligible Virginians may now apply for a driver privilege card at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Applications will be accepted by appointment only; appointments can be made at dmvNOW.com/appt.

Virginia State Senator Ben Chafin is the first from the General Assembly to pass due to complications with the COVID-19 virus. The Senator passed Friday, January 1 following two weeks of treatment received at Richmond’s VCU Medical Center according to a release put together by his office.

South Hill, VA (1/4/21) – VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year on January 1, 2021, at 8:48 p.m. Darrell Brown, Jr., MD, delivered the baby girl, who came in at 18.5 inches long and weighed six pounds, eight ounces. Parents Shelby Scott and James Bull…

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Virginia State Police Trooper, J. Kempo, is investigating a single-vehicle accident in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred on Wednesday, December 30 at 7:30 a.m. on Goodes Ferry Road about one mile south of Spring Road.

Long-term care facilities in Virginia started receiving the COVID-19 vaccination last week. According to the Virginia Department of Health website, “Virginia’s Unified Command, which oversees the Commonwealth's response to COVID-19, has established a Vaccine Unit to coordinate COVID-19 vacci…

VCU Health is asking businesses and communities throughout Virginia to keep their holiday lights up through January 31 to recognize those working in healthcare during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The South Hill Aglow Community Lighthouse has been busy during this CHRISTmas season! After shopping for two "angels" at LaCrosse Elementary, plans were put in play for gift bags for the residents of the Holly Haven Assisted Living Facility. New Life Ministries partnered with the SHACL to ma…

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On January 23rd, the Southside Online Naturalist group (SONG) is hosting a guided hike and introduction to birding with Paul Glass at the Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area. Paul is an expert birder and our regional reviewer for eBird, one of the world’s largest biodiversity-related science…

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The year 2020 has been challenging for us all to say the least but one highlight is how the community and its leaders have stepped up to make the trying times more bearable. Let’s take a look at some of the things that have happened this year.

Two weeks ago the Microsoft Corporation acquired land from the Mecklenburg and Brunswick County Industrial Development Authorities, the Town of South Hill, and the Clarksville and Chase City Economic Development Authorities.

December 11, 2020 – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Denise Hight, stated today the Mecklenburg County Committee is actively soliciting candidates for County Committee (COC) advisor.  Advisors are needed to be a voice to ensure fair representation for underserved groups in …

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As educators, Suzanna LoMagno-Harris and Christine R. Pennington, are well aware of the challenges, worries, and fears children face during the Covid-19 pandemic. Together they penned a story of hope and reassurance while showing how people of different backgrounds can come together and unite!

To comply with safety recommendations due to the COVID-19 virus, the South Hill Town Hall (and other Town facilities) will be closed to the public until further notice. 

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The Town of South Hill has been awarded $59,130 in grant funding from the Department of Housing and Community Development through the CARES Act to apply toward delinquent Water and Sewer bills. This funding does not cover delinquent garbage collection fees.

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Clarksville Elementary School had a special visitor this week - Sparkle, an Elf on the shelf. She is shown here encouraging students to read. Her personal preference was a book on the holidays of course.

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The Board of Supervisors was saddened Monday night to have to read a resolution honoring the late Mr. Pete Rudd, Jr. Board Chairman Glenn Barbour expressed that while Rudd’s family could not be in attendance of the meeting, they would be presented with the plaque made in his honor.

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Kasper is a gorgeous Himalayan-Siamese male cat, seal point, blue & white with blue eyes, declawed, and about 5 years old. He was turned in by owner to the shelter about a week ago. The owner is overwhelmed by the care of children and does not have time to keep up with Kasper, preferring…

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Park View Middle School is always buzzing with fun but as the holidays draw near, a rivalry appears! For the last three years, Elfina, the holiday-loving Elf, and Angel, the gothic holiday-dreading doll find new ways each day to prank each other and surprise the students. Each day, Elfina an…

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – Virginia State Police investigate a single vehicle motorcycle accident that results in the death of the driver. 

The South Hill Town Council met on Monday night with the main topic of discussion being the appointment of a new Ward 2 representative following the passing of long time Council member Leroy Sasser.

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today welcomed one of the first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a Bon Secours hospital in Richmond, Virginia. This initial allotment of 72,150 doses is arriving today and tomorrow at health systems across the Commonwealth and will be admin…