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

June 30, 2016

Tax increase is included in budget passed by Supervisors last week

The Sussex Board of Supervisors approved the proposed budget $21,675,558 with one amendment removing $1,049 Monday night. The 5-0 vote...
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June 26, 2016

Gay’s memory honored by Board

The Sussex Board of Supervisors recognized the late Walter T. Gay, Sr. Thursday night with the presentation of certificates to...
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June 24, 2016

County Head Starts graduate students

The ceremonies drew massive crowds of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors and babysitters. All of those involved were beaming with...
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June 17, 2016

Law Enforcement rallies to Festival

As thousands of people gathered outside Emporia for the 43rd Virginia Pork Festival, their safety and security were being guarded...
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June 10, 2016

Surry Board welcomes back Drewry

The Surry Board of Supervisors welcomed back Supervisor Michael H. Drewry Thursday night. Supervisor Drewry said he was feeding his...
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June 3, 2016

Pork Festival set to return to area

The Greensville County Ruritan Club turns 70 this year so it seemed only natural to club members to take over...
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