The Sussex-Surry Dispatch

Sussex County meals tax to be decided in November Election

October 16, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: October 16, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. SUSSEX - Earlier this year, the Sussex County Board of Supervisors debated for several months the advisability of adding a “meals tax” to any prepared...
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High temps, low water levels sees burn ban implemented

October 14, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: October 14, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. SURRY - Surry County last week joined a number of other state localities that have issued immediate open air burn bans, according to county...
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The Waverly GreenMachine rides again

September 23, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: September 23, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. WAVERLY - Jason and Rhonda Flowers are proud of the town of Waverly and the three capable, successful children they’ve raised there. Now they are...
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Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia prepares for annual fall Pow Wow

September 20, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: September 20, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. SURRY - As the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia prepares to hold their annual fall powwow on September 21 - 22 to celebrate the...
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Rise in state tourism dollars reflected in increased Surry County tax revenue

September 17, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: September 17, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. SURRY - Tourism revenue for the state of Virginia increased in 2018 to a staggering 26 billion dollars, supported 235,000 work opportunities for Virginia...
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IN PICTURES: Sussex hosts National Night Out events for community

August 22, 2019
By: Staff Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: August 20, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. SURRY - For many people, a weekday evening sees them kicking off their shoes and preparing for an evening inside, but that was not the...
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Prisoner dies at Sussex I Prison

August 21, 2019
By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup Posted: August 21, 2019 | 10:01 p.m. SUSSEX - An inmate at Sussex I State Prison has died following an altercation with another prisoner, state corrections officials confirmed late Wednesday night. While...
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Neighbors become friends during Surry’s National Night Out

August 20, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: August 20, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. SURRY - Surry County’s 2019 National Night Out celebration on August 6 was a huge success with over 350 in attendance, according to Sheriff...
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Local Headlines

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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July 6, 2016

Guilty plea given in stabbing of pastor and wife in Sussex Court

A former high school wrestling champion pleaded guilty on June 7 to stabbing a Sussex County pastor and his wife,...
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July 4, 2016

Local students get capital trip

Two local students enjoyed an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. June 12-16 as part of the 52nd Annual National Rural...
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July 3, 2016

Sussex Sheriff’s Office joining Project Lifesaver

Sussex County, VA, June 23, 2016 –—Sussex Sheriff Office announced today that they are bringing the Project Lifesaver program to...
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July 2, 2016

Sussex Board of Supervisors issues resolution honoring Walter T. Gay

The Sussex County Board of Supervisors took time earlier this month to honor a pioneering public servant during a ceremony...
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