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Nottoway to stop sending ‘Alternative Ed’ students to ANTC

Disruptive students in Nottoway County Public Schools no longer will be sent to the Amelia Nottoway Technical Center (ANTC). Nottoway School Board members Thursday voted 3-2 to place In-School Suspension students in a designated area inside Nottoway Intermediate School. Division Supt. Dr. Tameshia Grimes’ proposal was supported by Damien Rowe, who made the motion, Bill Outlaw, and Chair Shelli Hinton. […]


Column disappoints official

School Board member Bill Outlaw said he couldn’t let a portion of last week’s “Around Town” column in the Courier- Record go unanswered. “I had really hoped that we had some of this behind us,” he said at Thursday night’s School Board meeting, “but apparently we haven’t.” Outlaw didn’t elaborate. The District 1 rep said the column mocked freedom of […]


Coming to Officers’ Club Sept. 7th

Residents living in and around Blackstone can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Camp Pickett Officers Club, located at 3951 Military Road, will host the event on Wednesday, Sept. 7th. Screenings can check for: •Level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for […]


A Nottoway County man suffered minor injuries after apparently hearing enough from the driver and jumping out of a moving vehicle. The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. last Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 10th, on Darvills Road (Rt. 40) near the main entrance to Fort Pickett. According to State Police, 21-year-old Vivian Jenkins of Crewe was driving a 2007 Nissan sedan. […]

Crash proves fatal

Two Nottoway County women recently collided in a truck vs. car crash near Crewe, and one of them passed away last week. The accident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Aug. 3rd at the intersection of Rt. 460 and Rocky Ford Road. According to State Police, a 2010 Ford F-150 — driven by Rosales Gamino, 52, of Crewe — […]

Wrong-Way Wreck

An elderly driver, who police say was in the wrong lane of traffic has been charged in a two-vehicle crash last week near Burkeville. The accident occurred shortly after 9:50 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8th in the eastbound lane of Rt. 460 near 2nd St. NE. Police said Mary Brightwell, 87, of Crewe, was driving the wrong way (westbound in […]


Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The Nottoway County Public Library System and the Friends of the Library, Blackstone, have announced thatt Nottoway County now is an official Dolly Parton Imagination Library affiliate. “I’m excited to have the paperwork in place at last,” said Jackie Zataweski, Library Director. “Our hope is that it won’t be long before funding is in place and we’re able to begin […]


Paper’s first increase in seven years; E-edition rate still $25 per year

As reported last week, the newsstand price of a single copy Courier- Record will increase to $2.00, starting with its September 6th edition. Editor & Publisher Billy Coleburn said the paper in recent years has absorbed several U. S. Postal rate hikes as well as increased printing and delivery costs. “We certainly don’t enjoy having to do this — particularly […]


Wall of Fame picks

Nottoway High School has received more than a dozen nominations for its Wall of Fame induction ceremony set for Sept. 9th during halftime of the Cougars’ football game with Halifax. Athletic Director Peter Jones said some of this year’s nominees don’t meet the criteria of having been out of high school for at least 10 years. Jones said that those […]


Forum writer nailed it! Dear Sir: I am writing in response to the July 20th letter (“Party of Contradictions”) written by Ronald Rice. His description about the present day Democratic Party is correct, and it’s frightening to think my country has such people in governing power. I still believe liberal Democrats who support the Democratic Party suffer from a COMPLETE […]

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