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

August 6, 2020

Surry County Schools decision on back-to-school imminent

By Terry Harris In a special meeting of the Surry County School Board Mandy at 5:30 – moved up from...
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August 5, 2020

Hurricane preparation and COVID-19

By Terry Harris As of press deadline Hurricane Isaias had diminished to a tropical storm with greatly reduced winds. However,...
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August 4, 2020

Art kits with a purpose shared with local youngsters

Posted: August 4, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. By Terry Harris Marsha Granderson – Mrs. G – said that she was happy...
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August 3, 2020

New SCPS Superintendent looks forward

Posted: August 3, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. By Terry Harris   Attending the day long Virginia School Boards Association Virtual Orientation...
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July 31, 2020

New state-wide Tethering Laws in effect July 1

Posted: July 31, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. As of July 1, the state of Virginia has new tethering and adequate...
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July 30, 2020

John Tyler Community College’s Fall Class Schedule offers Flexible Options

Posted: July 30, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.   CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – With health and safety in mind, John Tyler...
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