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Move over, Mississippi: cotton crop takes root in Southside Virginia

Compared to Southside Virginia’s big cash crop in tobacco, King Cotton is, well, kind of puny.

Stolen guns found at Clarksville area home

Clarksville Council mulls response to feral cats amid rabies reports

In light of the Clarksville’s recent rabies scare, members of the Town Council again discussed what to do, if anything, with the people who feed the feral cat populations around…

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Owen commits to continue softball playing career at Averett University


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Brewer receives 12 year active sentence for shooting death of Cooper

Fifteen year old Bradley Brewer was sentenced June 13, to 40 years in prison, with all but 12 years suspended, for the December shooting death of neighbor and fellow Bluestone High School student Harold Vernon Cooper Jr.

Allgood to run for Mecklenburg County supervisor seat

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Ricky Allgood
Longtime Bluestone band director Ricky Allgood of Chase City announced this week he will run for the ED-8 seat on the Board of Supervisors now held by Orell Lenhart, who is retiring due to health reasons.

Lenhart retiring after 12 years as Mecklenburg County supervisor

Supervisor Orell Lenhart of Chase City area will not run for re-election this fall, ending his 12-year tenure representing ED-8 on the Board of Supervisors.

Thornton unveils new Mecklenburg County schools code of conduct

Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Thornton on Monday proposed a new code of conduct that gives school principals broad authority to punish students for some violations while leaving decisions on more serious offenses to the School Board.

Mecklenburg County grand jury issues indictments Monday

A Mecklenburg County grand jury on Monday handed down indictments against suspects in a number of local crimes, including drug possession, forgery, and kidnapping.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office accredited by Virginia organization

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) was unanimously chosen to receive Accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission at its quarterly meeting June 16.

Peebles marks 25 years at site

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Peebles Distribution Center celebrated 25 years in South Hill last week. The distribution center opened in June 1986 and management and staff celebrated the milestone last Wednesday. (Contributed photo)

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