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FATHER’S DAY TRAGEDY

Two-year-old boy dies in Sunday blaze
FATAL FIRE’S CAUSE STILL UNKNOWN, SAY INVESTIGATORS

Blackstone and state authorities are trying to determine the cause of a house fire Sunday afternoon that claimed the life of a two-year-old boy on Luke Street here. The Father’s Day tragedy plunged this community into sadness just one day after Blackstone Volunteer Fire Department christened its newest fire engine. Nottoway Sheriff Robert Jones said the first of several 911 […]

SMELL TEST? ‘I SAY IT STINKS’

Solar skeptic challenges claims made to Supervisors
COUNTY NOW CONSIDERING SMALLER AREA

Nottoway County, which continues its 2019 ban on industrial solar farms, is studying a “concept” proposal that would allow permitted projects in about 13% of the county’s land mass, or 40 of the county’s 316 square miles. County Planner Gregg Zody told Supervisors last Thursday night that the Planning Commission hopes to incorporate key aspects of a proposed “Renewable Energy […]

SUPPORTERS FEAR MORE DELAYS

Co. official wonders if shelter can be ‘one we dreamed of’

Volunteers raising funds to assist Nottoway County in its effort to build a new animal shelter are getting antsy. The County’s shelter status has become somewhat reminiscent of a 1975 Purina Cat chow commercial (“Chow, Chow, Chow”), where a cat and its owner take two steps forward and two steps back. It’s been three-and-a-half years since attorney Jack Boswell stood […]

BUDGET BELT-TIGHTENING URGED

Electoral Board, School Division spending criticized
SUPERVISORS SEEK MORE INFO. ON TRAINER FOR REGISTRAR

Nottoway Supervisors have scheduled a Special Meeting for next Monday night, June 27th, at 6:30 p.m. to consider adoption of a proposed $45.6 million budget that may see a reduction in County Personal Property taxes. (The meeting originally was set for tomorrow — June 23rd — but the County didn’t meet FOIA public notice requirements due to Monday being a […]

VFW LEADER 89 AND STILL GOING STRONG

No slowing down for Korea veteran

Veterans of Foreign Wars Fourth District Commander Gus Villalobos of Victoria has begun a new term following a recent swearing-in ceremony at the State VFW Convention in Portsmouth. The 89-year-old retired Navy Master Chief shows no signs of slowing down as he promotes the work of the VFW throughout Southside Virginia. His district stretches from Buckingham to Clarksville, Farmville, South […]

EARNS MASTERS

With a 4.0 Grade Point Average, Mary Katherine Coleburn of Blackstone recently graduated from the College of William & Mary with a Masters of Education degree. A 2017 graduate of Kenston Forest, “MK” is continuing her education, studying to become a School Psychologist and is interning this summer in King & Queen County. She’s the daughter of Billy & Joyce […]

JULY 14TH HEARING

District Three Sch. Bd. vacancy

The Nottoway School Board in today’s edition is advertising a public hearing to seek candidates for the District Three appointment following the June 9th resignation of member Clive Pettis. That hearing is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14th in the high school mini-auditorium and will precede the Board’s regular monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. “Persons wishing to speak […]

Their Big Day In Crewe

BIRTHDAYS  Wednesday, June 22nd – Charlie “Buck” Cook†, Charles Bowlin†. Thursday, June 23rd – Roy Wilkerson. Friday, June 24th – Josh Cruz, Haley Leslie, Miriam “Tyke” Harris†. Saturday, June 25th – Shyanne Fitzgerald, Joshua Redford, Brian Thrower. Sunday, June 26th – William Stewart, Kaylin Dumond, Ben Haug. Monday, June 27th – Jaden Gordon, Ritchie Stallings, Hannah Wooding. Tuesday, June 28th […]

In Loving Memory

Family members and other loved ones of late Master Barber, Ben Browder, gathered Saturday afternoon, June 18th, for the re-opening of Ben’s House of Styles on West Entrance Road. Browder, who owned and operated the establishment for 26 years, died in February at age 50. Shown with memorial banner on the building are, from left, his mother, Ruby Love; sister, […]

Vaught, Spangler & Associates announces new partner

MIDLOTHIAN, VA: Local financial advising firm Vaught, Spangler & Associates announces Eli Spangler as becoming a partner of the firm. He has been serving the company for over ten years and is devoted to giving each client the care and information they need in making significant financial decisions. Together, Eli and Founder Don R. Vaught continue to build a business […]


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