The Town of Blackstone is seeking proposals from development firms or individuals interested in buying a two-acre lot owned by the Town at 610 Second Street.

‘Wow, Daddy!’

‘Wow, Daddy!’

Three-month-old Tressie Grace Jackson was among those captivated by the Dec. 30th edition of the Courier-Record, including the front page “Baby Shocker” story about the surprise birth of unexpected Samuel Elliott Emerson, whose photo got Tressie’s attention. Tressie, shown here with her father, is the daughter of Lucas & Becca Horn Jackson of Dinwiddie. Grandparents include Bob & Ruth Ann Horn of Crewe, Frankie & Stephanie Jackson of Crewe, and Daphne & Gregory Warner of Victoria. According to mom Becca, who took this photo, Tressie “recently has discovered herself in the mirror and is all about looking at babies right now!”


Several readers reached-out to me last week and raised a good question. If the feds rename Fort Pickett, will the Town follow suit and rename Pickett Court? If so, I recommend “Paul Lacks Lane.” And let’s put some traffic calming devices (speed bumps) out there.

Fighting Back Against COVID
Fighting Back Against COVID

Fighting Back Against COVID

Doctors and staff at Crewe Medical Center received their COVID-19 immunizations this past Monday, Jan. 4th, with a second round of the Moderna vaccine set for early February. Head Nurse Deborah Alder is shown here injecting R.N. Jenny Inge (left photo) and Dr. Clay Hall (right photo), as Dr. Jonathan Marston waits his turn. All staff at Crewe Medical, which is the only COVID testing site in Nottoway County, are getting the shots, said Drs. Hall and Marston. Hall emphasizes the shots were proven safe in extensive clinical trials and added, “The only way we’re really going to get out of this pandemic is to vaccinate ourselves out of it.” Photos courtesy of nurse Laura Outlaw


The vehicle that struck and killed David Wayne Williams in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 12th -- and then left the scene on Rt. 460 in the west end of Crewe -- has been identified by authorities.

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Select high-risk front-line staff at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) in South Hill began receiving their first doses of COVID-19 vaccines last Thursday, Dec. 17th. Among those taking their ‘shots’ like a champ were Jackie Daniel (right) of Lunenburg County. VCU Health CMH is receiving a daily shipment to be used each day to interested high-risk, front-line medical workers. The state of Virginia is receiving an estimated 480,000 doses of vaccine for health care personnel and long-term care residents. VCU Health is working closely with the Virginia Department of Health, and expect to receive approximately 3,800 doses for initial distribution across the VCU Health System. Retired local physician, Dr. Charlie Rosenbaum, has offered his research and thoughts on the vaccine in op-ed on page 4.


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