The Sussex-Surry Dispatch

Surry, Sussex Schools take part in statewide High School Voter Registration Week

April 15, 2019
  By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 15, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. VIRGINIA - April 21–27 officially marks the fourth annual Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. The event, according to Governor Ralph Northam's...
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Ag and Forestry Secretary coming for local Diversified Land Use Summit

April 12, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 12, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. VIRGINIA - Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring is coming to Surry County on April 25 to moderate and offer input at...
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DUI simulation a ‘wake-up call’ for area students

April 10, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 10, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SURRY - Surry County High School students learned just how difficult – and dangerous – trying to drive while intoxicated can be on March...
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Sussex ‘dodged bullet’ as nearby regional jail faces struggles

April 8, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 8, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SUSSEX - According to a statement by Sussex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Susan Seward, recent reports of troubling inmate welfare situations as well...
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‘Hands-on, minds on’ key for Surry County Schools

April 5, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 5, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SURRY - Kids having fun while learning?  What a concept!  But according to Surry County Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Serbrenia Sims it’s one of the...
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Manslaughter charges placed on suspect who crashed into vehicle while fleeing police, killing a child

April 3, 2019
By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup Posted: April 3, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. SUSSEX - A Petersburg man has been charged with manslaughter after he crashed into a car while trying to flee from pursuing law enforcement, killing a...
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2019 ‘B.A.S.H.’ event promises fun for all as Wakefield Ruritans celebrate 90th anniversary

April 3, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 3, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. WAKEFIELD - Last year, a traditional Wakefield rite of spring underwent a rejuvenation when the Ruritan Club’s Shad Planking became The B.A.S.H..  (Barbecue and Shad...
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Permit for Sussex solar farm approved

March 28, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: March 28, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SUSSEX - After a year of negotiations, the Sussex County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Conditional Use Permit at their March 21 meeting...
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Local Headlines

July 13, 2016

Wyatt ends 50-year teaching odyssey

Thelma Wyatt has been living her dream for 50 years. Last month, that dream, the dream of being a teacher,...
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July 13, 2016

Sussex Sheriff’s Department Headlining Watch program

The Neighborhood Watch Organization will be holding an interesting and informative meeting this month at the Jarratt Fire Department. A...
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July 13, 2016

Surry Supervisors work through busy Thursday agenda

The board approved consent items, voted on resolutions and received updates ongoing projects throughout the county. The board also set...
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July 11, 2016

Industry-related pubs begin take notice of growing community newspapers

What took them so long? A few months back, I had breakfast with the publisher of a very successful community...
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July 7, 2016

Rain fails to dampen spirits at Surry Independence Day event

A little bit of precipitation was not enough to keep Surry County’s 4th of July celebration from taking place Sunday....
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July 7, 2016

Successful event held for slain Trooper’s family

POWHATAN, VIRGINIA (June 24th, 2016) -- Families from across Southside Virginia gathered over the weekend to honor the memory of...
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