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

May 11, 2016

Foundation opens flower and art show

Close to 200 people gathered at The Wakefield Foundation Saturday to socialize and critique both original art work and creative...
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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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