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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 […]

DONATION JITTERS FOR JUNETEENTH

Veteran Supervisor: ‘I know I’m gonna be called Scrooge’
ALSO: BOARD WAIVES FEES FOR EFFORT IN CEMETERY

After debate totaling nearly 20 minutes — more than double the amount of time they spent discussing a proposed $45 million budget — Nottoway Supervisors voted Thursday to give $500 to the Town of Blackstone for its Juneteenth celebration. That vote was 3-0 with Supervisor Sherman Vaughn abstaining. Moments earlier, Vaughn had moved to deny the request, but was outvoted […]

PANTHER CALL UNFOUNDED

A reported panther Saturday morning on the side of Rt. 460 turned out to be a black bear. Nottoway Sheriff’s Office received a call from a County employee who had ridden by the dead animal just west of Rt. 153, saying it was bigger than a dog and appeared to have feline features. Sheriff Robert Jones said that earlier in […]

‘NO GOOD DEED’ IN NOTTOWAY

“You can’t make this stuff up,” County Administrator Ted Costin chuckled to the Board of Supervisors last Thursday night. Costin was referring to an apparent lost deed — one that was never recorded by the County. The paperwork concerns a 2015 agreement in which the County gave about 9.25 acres to Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) at Pickett Park. Costin […]


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