The Sussex-Surry Dispatch

Travel during COVID-19 pandemic

August 11, 2020
By Terry Harris With the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. rapidly approaching 500,000, schools having to make difficult decisions on how safely to educate the nation’s children amidst the pandemic,...
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Sussex County Public Schools Pre-K & K Registration Event

August 10, 2020
Registration for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten
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Locals instrumental in abating water safety issue

August 10, 2020
By Terry Harris Timely sharing by a local couple of information about a hazardous situation was instrumental in increased local boater safety, as Surry County Chief of Emergency Services Ray Phelps explained last weekend. “Down...
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Beloved local minister shares thoughts on retirement

August 8, 2020
  By Terry Harris Rev. Ray Rowland was honored on July 19 for 30 years with Surry United Methodist Church in the church’s first service since COVID-19 put an end to public gatherings in March....
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Sussex County Schools’ update on proposal for school opening

August 7, 2020
By Terry Harris At 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sussex County School Superintendent Dr. Arthur L. Jarrett, Jr. sent out the following official update about the tentative proposal to open schools in a full virtually format...
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UPDATE: Surry County Schools reach decision on 2020 School Year

August 6, 2020
By Terry Harris On Monday at 5:40 p.m. the Surry County School Board unanimously voted to adopt the recommendation by Superintendent Serbrenia Sims that when school opens on Tuesday, September 8, the first nine weeks of the...
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Surry County Schools decision on back-to-school imminent

August 6, 2020
By Terry Harris In a special meeting of the Surry County School Board Mandy at 5:30 – moved up from the original 7 p.m. meeting due to expected inclement weather, board members are expected to...
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Hurricane preparation and COVID-19

August 5, 2020
By Terry Harris As of press deadline Hurricane Isaias had diminished to a tropical storm with greatly reduced winds. However, with the slowing of forward progress, the chance of a significant rain event with potential...
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Local Headlines

April 27, 2016

Man pens book about Highway 301 businesses

You may have never heard of Tim O’Gorman or any of his books but if you are local you might...
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April 27, 2016

Tyler helps localities get their fines, fees back

Thanks to Delegates Roslyn Tyler and Riley Ingram’s collaborative efforts this 2016 session, localities can now have additional money for...
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April 20, 2016

Martin’s official doesn’t expect closures

The future of competing stores once the merger of Martin's Food Stores is complete should be secure, said a high-ranking...
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April 20, 2016

Southside Heritage Days hosted by historic inn

Historic Fork Inn on Route 460 was once again open to the public this year for the annual Southside Virginia...
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April 20, 2016

Jarratt leaders debate best use for clubhouse

Money to fix the Johns-Manville Clubhouse in Jarratt was once again the focus of discussions during the monthly meeting of...
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April 13, 2016

Honoring General A. P. Hill

Meredith Baker Apr. 3 A. P. Hill For seventeen years, a growing crowd has gathered at noon on April 2nd...
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