The latest reported COVID-19 case numbers for our area, as of 10 a.m. yesterday morning (Tuesday, July 28th), according to the Virginia Dept. of Health:
LEGISLATION COULD LEAD TO ROOMS AT PICKETT
Helen Simmons made it clear that she didn’t want a committee to study the Confederate Memorial in front of Nottoway Courthouse.
Reversing a longstanding tradition, Nottoway County’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) has agreed to pursue retail businesses -- but only in collaboration with the towns of Blackstone, Burkevil
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.
A Prince Edward County man, who changed his story to authorities, is awaiting sentencing after being convicted last week in Nottoway on more than a dozen charges stemming from crimes at Crewe Tract
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
LW “Leonard” Wallace was relaxing in his Nottoway Avenue home, watching TV, when suddenly he heard a loud noise in the kitchen.
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In a split decision, the Nottoway School Board has voted to re-open school for face-to-face instruction but to postpone the first day of classes until Sept. 8th -- the day after Labor Day -- to give the division more time for planning.
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.
Blackstone Police are investigating a home invasion here Sunday night that left an elderly man beaten-up.
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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
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.
Tammy Greene thought the ‘pop-pop-pop’ sounds outside her home Sunday morning were firecrackers, but this was no July 4th celebration.
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.
Big pay raises in Town budget
Nottoway County is witnessing its own version of a “New York City peak” in COVID-19 cases, and “we’re still not doing enough as a community to take this pandemic seriously,” says Dr. Clay Hall at Crewe Medical Center.