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Majette brings marketplace ministry to Franklin

The late Bishop William Saunders founded New Life Church in Franklin in a spirit of innovative ministry that ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff’s office puts name on building

It had been a long time since the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office had its name on its building, ... Read more | Add your comment

Windsor Town Concert Series returns

The Town of Windsor Concert Series is making its return with events set for Aug. 6 and Sept. ... Read more | Add your comment

Patel celebrates 15 years of performing ‘Jiffy Knee’ procedure

Dr. Manish Patel, of Bon Secours Southampton Medical Center, is celebrating 15 years of performing the “Jiffy Knee” ... Read more | Add your comment

FRANKLIN

Franklin police obtain arrest warrants for murder suspect

Detectives of the Franklin Police Department obtained arrest warrants July 28 for a suspect in the Nov. 8, 2020, murder of Delvontae Boone. Police stated ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Parents push back on transgender policies

Isle of Wight County’s School Board received backlash from parents, and one student, at its July 12 meeting over a series of proposed policy changes ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY

Town of Boykins confirmed as rightful owner of lot

The Boykins Town Council dealt with a variety of new business items during its July 13 meeting, including moving forward on an election ordinance revision, ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, July 29, 2021 3:36 pm

Franklin

National Night Out set for Aug. 3 in Franklin and Southampton County

Southampton County and the City of Franklin will each be the site of National Night Out events Tuesday evening, Aug. 3, from 6-9 p.m. National ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:40 pm

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY

SCPS hosts Virtual Job Fair July 27-29

Southampton County Public Schools (SCPS) is inviting people in the area to join its Virtual Job Fair, which will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:05 am

FRANKLIN

Council ends local state of emergency

Franklin City Council voted 6-0 at its July 12 meeting to officially end the local state of emergency related to COVID-19. Ward 3 council member ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:56 pm

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Information and ability

To the Editor: I disagree in part with one of the statements in your editorial on education in the most recent The Tidewater News: “A ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 7:12 am

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY

Boykins police, Southampton deputies apprehend wanted man

Boykins Town Sgt. George Brozzo and Southampton County Sheriff’s Office deputies captured a man July 24 who was wanted on felony charges out of North ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Monday, July 26, 2021 11:32 pm

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Town to terminate local emergency status

Windsor Town Manager William Saunders introduced at the July 13 Town Council meeting the proclamation to terminate the local emergency status that was declared near ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Monday, July 26, 2021 5:25 am

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY

New state historical highway marker approved for Southampton

Fifteen of 17 proposed historical markers recently approved for manufacture recall people, places or events in Virginia’s African American history, including five topics submitted by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 26, 2021 5:22 am

WAY TO GO!

Chamber brews up business at Parker’s Peanuts

The Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Brewing Up Business event was hosted the morning of July 9 by Parker’s Peanuts, located in Courtland. A chamber ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:31 pm

FRANKLIN

Fundraiser benefits the Hudgins family

Jonathan A. Hudgins was a man who made many friends during his lifetime, and the positive impact he had on a significant number of people ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, July 23, 2021 5:16 am

FRANKLIN

Adjustment to school dress code debated, then made

The Franklin City School Board voted 5-1 during its July 15 meeting to accept the superintendent’s recommendation to add jeans without distressed tears, holes and/or ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:54 am

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A matter of concern

To the Editor: I have long been clear, “I have the right to make decisions about my body and what is done to it.” When ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:36 am

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Windsor Town Council considers expansion of enterprise zone

Isle of Wight County Economic Development Coordinator Nicole Talton presented the Windsor Town Council with details on the county proposal to expand its existing enterprise ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:28 am

FRANKLIN

McAuliffe tours Camp amid gubernatorial campaign

Terry McAuliffe visited the Franklin campus of Paul D. Camp Community College on July 15 as part of his higher education tour amid his campaign ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, July 22, 2021 6:59 am

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Delta variant in Isle of Wight?

Is the delta variant to blame for Isle of Wight County’s rise in COVID-19 cases over the past month? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, July 22, 2021 6:40 am

FRANKLIN

Reappointment of Franklin school board members

Three members of the Franklin City School Board were reappointed to serve new three-year terms beginning July 1.  A Franklin City Public Schools news release ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:19 pm

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY

Dequan Boone leads Southampton track and field

Southampton High School junior Dequan Boone was regional champion in the boys shot put and discus throw and advanced to compete in the 2021 Virginia ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:05 pm

FRANKLIN

Telework not prohibited but not promoted

The Franklin City School Board voted 6-0 not to approve a telework policy for Franklin City Public Schools employees, with the understanding that this action ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:43 am

FRANKLIN

City closes on building for Social Services

Franklin’s City Council adopted the resolution and signed the final deed July 12 that allowed the city to close the next day on a building ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:37 am

BREAKING NEWS

Nazario lawsuit trial date set

A federal judge has set a March 28, 2022, trial date for Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario’s lawsuit against one current and one former member ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:59 pm

Our View

Make your emergency kit now

This time of year, the hurricane preparedness message always bears repeating. With our area threatened by its first tropical system — Elsa, which will be ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:14 pm

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Advocacy needed for Alzheimer’s research

To the Editor: More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 150,000 in Virginia and their 349,000 caregivers. As an Alzheimer’s advocate, ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:12 pm

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Delegate is not a friend of law enforcement

To the Editor: I am a retired police officer and 45 year member of the Fraternal Order of Police. I read with great interest the ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:09 pm

WESTERN TIDEWATER

Northam announces more than $11M in GO Virginia grants

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced an allocation of more than $11.1 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grants to help advance economic ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:53 am

Isle of Wight County

Blood shortage continues

A thousand blood donations needed daily to prevent further delays in patient care While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:46 am