Here are some of the top headlines from around Southwest and Southside:

Prince Edward County approves separate tax rates for data centers as a way to attract these sought-after computer facilities. — The Farmville Herald.

Twin County Regional Hospital nears capacity as virus cases rise. – The Galax Gazette.

Despite pandemic, Henry County Fair and night race is on. — Martinsville Bulletin

Can Southwest Virginia remake itself as a laboratory for renewables? — Virginia Mercury

Washington County to hold public hearing on banning farm equipment tax. — Bristol Herald Courier.