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UMPIRE ‘OUT’

A former board member of the Blackstone Youth Recreation Association will be sentenced later this year after being convicted last week on three felony counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses.

Inside The Ropes

Inside The Ropes

Enjoying their “sponsor’s exemptions” on the 1990 Piedmont Junior Golf tour were, from left, these adorable aspiring “pros,” who either won or placed in their age divisions: Ginny Cobbs, Carrie Gra

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Nottoway Supt. of Schools, Dr. Tameshia Grimes, outlined the division’s re-opening plan at Thursday night’s School Board meeting. Two days earlier, at a board worksession, several principals and department heads were in attendance, including (upper right) Director of Maintenance Robbie Templeton and Director of Transportation Jay Strawser. Blackstone Primary School principal Dr. Carrie Graveley also was among those listening closely. Students will start Sept. 8th and will attend either Monday-Tuesday or Thursday-Friday. Pre-K students will go all four days. Schools will be closed on Wednesdays for intense cleaning and teacher professional development.

Rockets’ Red Glare
Rockets’ Red Glare

Rockets’ Red Glare

A crowd estimated at 500 turned-out Friday night, July 3rd, at the Town’s Wrigglesworth Sports Complex for a fireworks display sponsored by the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce. Festival-goers praised the 15-minute display, which was fast-paced and highlighted by amplified patriotic music. The Chamber event featured free admission, included several food vendors, and a visit by a member of Congress. MORE PHOTOS: Page 12

DR. DEFENDS MESSAGE

Comments by COVID-19 pandemic skeptics who refuse to wear masks in public and point out that most of the virus’ deaths and hospitalizations are among those 65 and older, continue to disappoint Dr. Clay Hall.

Police Investigation Continues

Police Investigation Continues

Investigator Sam Murphy, shown here with Officer Jason Robertson, returned to the scene and took more photos Monday morning on Dinwiddie Avenue, where six bullets struck the home of Tammy Greene, who was wounded in both feet. Right photo shows where four of the six shots entered home, including the two that went through Ms. Greene's window.

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