Courtland, VA

Dorothy Ramona Long Mizelle

Dorothy Ramona Long Mizelle, 92, of 27001 Walters Highway, Windsor, VA, and formerly of the Arrowhead Beach community in Chowan County, NC, died Thursday, June 23, 2022. Mrs. Mizelle was born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 8, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Stephen H., Sr. and Pauline Ambrose "Polly" Long. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Delores Mae and Mary Elizabeth; and by her husband of nearly 72 years, David Rudolph Mizelle, Sr. For many years Mrs. Mizelle worked as a sales clerk at Sears, first at the 21st Street store,...
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Emporia City Council tables GCPS request

The Emporia City Council had plenty of discussion regarding a request from GCPS Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Edwards to have $775,000 reappropriated into the FY23 operating budget. When it was all said and done, the City’s governing body took no action. The funding was initially put into motion for the...

Norfolk man arrested after barricade situation in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk man has been arrested following a barricade situation in Franklin Tuesday evening. According to Franklin Police, officers responded to the 600 block of Cameron Street around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday regarding a call about a man with two guns threatening a woman. Officials say the woman was able to flee […]

GCSO looking for leads after shooting death in Emporia

The Greensville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information from the community in regards to a fatal shooting that occurred Monday night in Emporia. At approximately 10:08 p.m. on Monday night, the Sheriff’s Office received a shots fired call in the area of 299-18 Liberty Road in Emporia. Deputies arrived at the scene eight minutes later to find a victim, later identified as Monta’ T. Gray, suffering from a gunshot wound. Gray was transported by ambulance to Bon Secours Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center where he died of his injury.

Wakefield store robbed at gunpoint

On Wednesday, June 22, at approximately 8:18 PM, a gunman entered the Dollar General Store located at 105 South County Drive in Wakefield, Va., walked directly to the office where a clerk was located, and demanded money. The suspect “presented a weapon and gave instructions to the clerk on what...

109th VSGA Amateur Championship comes to Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. — It's as long a tournament as you'll find in Virginia. Monday and Tuesday are full of stroke play qualifying, golfers attempting to slot themselves amongst the 32 man match play field that consumes Wednesday through Friday. The weeklong action culminates Friday with a 36 hole playoff to crown a champion.

Nansemond River shortstop Clay Grady named Class 5 State Player of the Year

Nansemond River shortstop Clay Grady has been named the Virginia High School League Class 5 State Player of the Year. Grady was dependable at the plate and in the field. Also the 2022 All-Tidewater Baseball Player of the Year, he made just two errors in 73 attempts this season. At the plate, he was just as impressive. Grady batted .465 with 27 runs and 23 RBIs. He also had 12 doubles and four ...

Emporia Minors dominate South Hill All-Stars

Under sweltering summer heat, four youth baseball teams in three age brackets gathered on Sunday through Wednesday night for the final stages of the Dixie Youth Baseball All-Stars tournament, held at the Emporia-Greensville Recreation Association’s home field, Meherrin River Park. Sunday’s action at EGRA began with the “minors” class...

Nearly half-a-million Virginia dollars going to coffee company expansion

(The Center Square) – The City of Suffolk will receive nearly a half-a-million dollars in Virginia grants to assist a coffee company expanding its operations in the city and the company is eligible to receive additional grant funding, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced. Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, which is owned...

Futrell savors chance to serve

MURFREESBORO – Between ensuring that vendors were well taken care of, assisting with set-up for the afternoon program and greeting people attending the town’s Juneteenth festival on June 18, Murfreesboro’s newest Town Council member found time to grant an impromptu interview. James B. “BJ” Futrell, who is...

Abingdon native earns #1 seed in VSGA Amateur Championship

Abingdon native Connor Creasy earned stroke-play medalist honors at the 109th Virginia State Golf Association Amateur Championship on Tuesday at Cedar Point Club in Suffolk, VA. Creasy, who recently finished his third year at the University of Georgia, shot a two-day total of 11-under par (133) to earn the top...

Nansemond River’s Deondre Hardy named the Gatorade Virginia Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Nansemond River senior Deondre Hardy was named the 2022 Gatorade Virginia Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Hardy is the second male athlete from Nansemond River to receive this honor, joining Daiqwaun Faircloth in 2018. The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. ...