J.P. King offers unique summer school program

J.P. King offers unique summer school program

The term “summer school” typically comes with a negative connotation, as remedial students spend their vacation days repeating coursework in order to advance to the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Drop out recovery program proposed

Representatives from Edison Learning, a for-profit international educational services provider, met with the Franklin City School Board on Wednesday to discuss a possible partnership in ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Ivor teacher retires after 44 years  | Add your comment
  2. Sheriff seeks burglary suspects  | Add your comment
  3. Local rescue organization saves dogs from euthanasia  | Add your comment

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VDOT closes one road, opens another

Following a brief postponement, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Proctor’s Bridge Road (Route 616) for one week for culvert repairs over Hickaneck Swamp. Read more | Add your comment

Joy the Clown’s magic show amazes young library patrons

Joy the Clown’s magic show amazes young library patrons

Young readers from across Western Tidewater gathered at Walter Cecil Rawls Library in Courtland on Wednesday to watch the performance of magician, Joy the Clown. Read more | Add your comment

Southampton Sheriff seeks lottery burglar

Deputies from the Southampton County Sheriff's Office continue to search for suspects associated with a robbery at the Exxon Mobil gas station in Drewryville. In ... Read more | Add your comment

Gang leaders get day in court

Just days after their arrests, the leaders of the Red Stone Rydahs street gang were in a federal courthouse facing drug and weapons charges. Collie ... Read more | Add your comment

Medical helicopter makes precautionary landing in Southampton County

Medical helicopter makes precautionary landing in Southampton County

Around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, a Virginia Commonwealth University LifeEvac air ambulance made a precautionary landing at 18000 Rosemont Road, Sedley. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Past IWCS chairman charged with grand larceny  | Add your comment
  2. Cheroenhaka Indians to host powwow  | Add your comment
  3. Firefighters’ petition remains unresolved  | Add your comment
  4. Broncos win VHSL Sportsmanship Award  | Add your comment
  5. Downtown Franklin business owners concerned about future  | Add your comment
  6. Arrest made in heroin, weapons trafficking investigation  | Add your comment
  7. Fugitive arraigned on drug and weapons charges  | Add your comment
  8. Police seek source of gunfire  | Add your comment
  9. Franklin man held on malicious wounding charge  | Add your comment
  10. Riddle named police chief in Windsor  | Add your comment
  11. Lottery tickets stolen  | Add your comment
  12. Southampton making strides with track  | Add your comment
  13. City Public Works awarded VDOT grant  | Add your comment
  14. Alliance: new findings show wood pellet manufacturing threatening rural south  | Add your comment
  15. Police apprehend subject  | Add your comment
  16. Visitors tour progress on Hayden High School project  | Add your comment
  17. Southampton to offer career-ready electricity program  | Add your comment
  18. Southampton partners with NFL, Cover 3 for stadium upgrades  | Add your comment
  19. Franklin Police, FBI seek wanted subject  | Add your comment
  20. Local Confederate monuments still standing  | Add your comment
  21. Suffolk lawyer fights for flag on license plates  | Add your comment
  22. Elementary school sponsors summer literacy program  | Add your comment
  23. Goodwyn, Pope remain on board  | Add your comment
  24. Suspects in credit card fraud arrested  | Add your comment
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    Newsoms 16U wins the 2015 county title

    Newsoms 16U wins the 2015 county title

    The Newsoms 16U softball team won the postseason tournament with a win over Wakefield on June 25. Newsoms also won the regular season title with ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Franklin Parks and Rec to put on youth kickball league  | Add your comment
    2. Broncos look to dedicate all-star game to lost teammate  | Add your comment
    3. Participants migrate back to area for ‘Loving it now!’ FHS track golf tournament  | Add your comment


    Bass Club sponsors tournament for Special Olympics

    Bass Club sponsors tournament for Special Olympics

    Three Rivers Bass Club sponsored the second annual open benefit bass tournament for Area 29 Special Olympics on July 18 at the Blackwater Boat Landing ... Read more | Add your comment


    Land Transfers

    SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY June 1-30 John Littleton Parker to James K. Lewis, 21469 Barrow Road, Capron, $116,500. Tyler D. Zernicke to Cody R. Skidmore, 20213 Meadow ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Micro Loan program continues to accept applications  | Add your comment
    2. Land use vs. zoning: There are differences between designations  | Add your comment


    Black-light trapping shows low numbers for pests

    A way to keep track of pests that feed on crops such as peanuts and soybeans is by using a black-light trap. Drawn to the ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Plant diseases can thrive with too much rain  | Add your comment
    2. EPA: Chesapeake Bay clean-up progressing in Virginia  | Add your comment

    Our View

    A problem that needs ‘fixing’

    Our nation, state and locality are facing an epidemic. For years, the number of those affected has been rising steadily, spiking particularly in the summer. Read more | Add your comment


    My grandmother and Ronald Reagan

    In the fall of 1980, I was a 9-year-old fourth grader at Southampton Elementary School. I ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Removing monuments sets dangerous precedent

    The moving or destroying of historical monuments is a very dangerous slippery slope as far as preserving the country’s history is concerned. If we move ... Read more | Add your comment


    The attention span of…an American

    Recently, my parents were in Courtland visiting from my hometown of Atlanta. They were only here for a few days, but in those few days ... Read more | Add your comment