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The South Hill Volunteer Fire Department submitted a request to Town Council at the Monday night meeting to renovate the second floor of the firehouse to be used as a gym.

The SHOPS of South Hill has awarded two of their interns with college scholarships. Enijah Clark and Mark Arrington both have expressed interest in marketing careers and have helped the Shops with new ideas and implementations. The SHOPS of South Hill are currently looking for students inter…

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Southside Virginia Community College’s Center for Information Technology Excellence (CITE) recognized Blaise Carter of Palmer Springs for an outstanding performance on the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel Exam. Blaise not only earned a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Exce…

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Several teams of members worked for several days to get the filed ready and due to the lack of rain it took extra time and manpower but the sight of 200 flags flying in unison makes for a spectacular visual as visitors pass through the town from now until July 4, 2021. Be sure to stop by and…

South Hill, VA (5/28/21) – As the Southside Health District experiences a continued trend of fewer cases of COVID-19, and toward improving the overall patient healing process, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) will be relaxing the visitor restrictions a little more. 

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The Pool will open Saturday May 29th 2021. It will be open from 11:00am-6:00pm. Members will sign in at the office and enter the pool from the double doors there. You will exit the pool from the gate at the rear of the parking lot. 

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The South Hill Rotary Club presented scholarships to 6 Park View High School students this year as they pursue their college goals. Pictured are Rotary Members Lisa Clary, Randy Cash, Mark Arrington, II Luke Richey, Caitlyn Campbell, Mackenzie Bowen, Joshua Lipscomb, Ella Patton, Club Vice P…

South Hill, VA (5/26/21) – Tammy Mull, BSN, RN, CEN, grew up in Mecklenburg County. She is the daughter of two hard working parents who instilled in her the drive to help people. She felt the calling to be a nurse as a young child. The first in her family to go to college, she completed nurs…

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Past Commander E. B. Reese, left, and Commander Paul Doucette with American Legion Post 79 in South Hill, Virginia, presented a donation to Nancy Avery with the Fort Christanna Historical Site Planning Committee. The presentation was made at the Brunswick Byways Visitor Center located at 135…

The Clarksville Ruritans are pleased to announce the return of Tuesday night bingo June 15 at the Clarksville Community Center on Woodland Drive.  The doors open at 5:30.  Early bird games start at 7:15.  Following the optional early bird games,  there are 13 regular games and additional int…

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The Colonial Center continues to be the topic of conversation in South Hill. On Thursday, May 20, the Town Council and the Community Development Association Board met to hear from those who were present and involved in the creation of the business.

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At 2:47 p.m. Friday , May 21, Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper J.J. Kempo responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred on Route 47, just north of Scotts Crossroads.

The Lake Country SPCA Pet of the Week is Athena. She's been quiet & stoic since left at the shelter. You can feel she's sad, literally hanging her head waiting for time to pass. Staff has not been able to cheer her up. This beauty is 4 years old, HOUSEBROKEN, spayed, vaccinated & mic…

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Mecklenburg County Youth Bassmaster teams dominated the Bass Nation of Virginia Youth State Championship held in April. The top two fishing duos from each state are invited to the National Championship each year; this year, pairs from both The Mecklenburg County Youth Bassmasters and The Mec…

School administration proposed a staggered start time at the Monday night School Board meeting for the 2021/2022 school year. Two options were presented to the Board. The first showed secondary school students being dropped off at 7:25 a.m. and elementary students reporting at 8-8:30 a.m. Th…

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On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Brunswick Academy Senior Naomi Rose Sadler signed her official letter of intent to continue her softball career at Randolph-Macon College. Naomi is the daughter of Hermie (BA Class of ‘87) and Angie Sadler of Emporia.

Crestview Memorial Park hosted a Mother’s Day ceremony in memory of all of the mothers buried in the cemetery. Sales Manager Bettie Pearson welcomed guests and introduced the new Administrator, Sherry Malone. 

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For the first time in almost a year, the public was welcomed to the regular Board of Supervisors meeting. Several representatives for the local logging scene were in attendance to talk to the Board about adopting a tax ordinance exemption for forest harvesting equipment. Vance Wright, of Wri…

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Town Manager Kim Callis opened the Public Hearing for the proposed Town Budget for Fiscal Year 21/22. The budget total is $24,974,156, which consists of $12,231,522 for general funds and a $12,742,634 for water and sewer. No tax increases are included in the proposal. 

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Crestview Memorial Park hosted a Mother’s Day ceremony in memory of all of the mothers buried in the cemetery. Sales Manager Bettie Pearson welcomed guests and introduced the new Administrator, Sherry Malone.

The South Hill Rotary Club recognized community leaders that are a big part of the success of the Flags for Heroes Project each year at a steak dinner last week. These local community leaders offer services for various aspects of the project and are always willing to   help when needed.  Cer…

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LAWRENCEVILLE – The 2021 Taste of Brunswick Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at the Brunswick County Airport. The Taste of Brunswick Festival Planning Committee met in April and voted unanimously to proceed with planning the festival pending approval of permits by the Brunswic…

Kenston Forest School Head of School, Mrs. Lori Bacon, recognized the top three honor graduates of the seventh grade on Friday, April 30.  The three students will deliver speeches during their graduation from the KFS Lower School.

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Brunswick Academy Senior, Jacob Felhauer, was recognized by the VISFL (Virginia Independent School Football League) last week. Jacob is a member of the Fishing Team and Varsity Football Team. Jacob received Second Team offensive line and Second team defensive line for Brunswick Academy. Jaco…

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South Hill, VA - During Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajig summer camp at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center of Southside Virginia Community College, Sophie Crowder had an idea to help combat the spread of COVID-19.  She used her technical knowledge to come up with the idea of the "Curie" b…

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After over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mecklenburg County Public Schools are finally planning for a return to face-to-face learning, however, some families may choose to keep their student involved in a virtual learning format.

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At 12:49 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 660 (Old Cox Rd.), two miles east of Route 47.

Recently, leaders from cooperatives across the Commonwealth of Virginia took part in the 59th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Cooperative Council (VCC), which was held virtually.   During the business portion of the meeting, members elected Dustin Francis, Community Relations Coordinator for …

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A Mecklenburg County Grand Jury has indicted 34 individuals in April. An indictment is not a verdict of guilt but rather a formal accusation initiating a criminal case. 

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On April 21, Chase City Town Manager Dusty Forbes’ service was immortalized as a brick was lain in his honor at the Mecklenburg County Veterans Memorial. Forbes served in the US Navy during operation Desert Storm. Forbes now serves as the VFW’s Commander in Clarksville. The Veterans Memorial…

The South Hill Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Golf Tournament on Friday, April 23. This year’s tournament was played in honor of the late Frank Malone’s 20 years of service to the Chamber and benefits the Chamber Scholarship Fund.

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The SHOPS of South Hill are kicking off a Hometown Heroes promotion to celebrate local first responders, teachers, nurses, and linemen who have gotten us through the winter storms and COVID-19 pandemic over the past year.

On March 29, 2021, Governor Ralph Northam signed the “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” initiative, or “G3” program bill that will provide $36 million each year, over the next two years, to make program-targeted, tuition-free community college possible for qualifying students.

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The USDA Farmers to Families Program continues to provide food boxes to those in need. Vibrant Church in LaCrosse hands out food at the former South Hill Tire on East Atlantic Street on Tuesdays beginning at 11 a.m. and on Saturdays in the Virginia Quilting parking lot in Lacrosse. Vibrant C…

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LAWRENCEVILLE – There was excitement in the air on Friday, April 16, 2021 when the community gathered to cut the ribbon for Glorious Events and Designs located at 313 North Main Street.

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Virginia Governor Northam announced at the state-wide briefing on April 19 that about 39% of the Commonwealth’s adult population—roughly 3.4 million people—have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. About 25% of Virginia’s population are fully vaccinated.