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

The Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, which owns half of the coal-fired Clover power plant in Halifax County, says it hasn’t agreed to shut down the facility. Dominion Energy owns the other half and has suggested it could close by 2025. — South Boston News & Record.

Rockbridge County students face disciplinary action after posing with swastika, making Nazi salute. — WSET-TV

Statewide, covid hospitalization once again rise past 1,000. — WDBJ-TV.

In Southwest Virginia, local hospitalizations for covid rise 24.5% — Bristol Herald Courier. Also, Southwest infection rates are rising quickly. — WJHL-TV.

Prince Edward County Supervisors approve school renovations. — The Farmville Herald.

Fate of Confederate monument in Charlotte County stalled. — The Charlotte Gazette.

Farmville hires director of community development. — Southside Messenger.

Apocalypse Cider and Winery to open in Forest in the spring. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Boat dealer face high demand, short supply. — Franklin News-Post.

Lexington seeks public input on bicycle, pedestrian plan. — The News Gazette.

Franklin County hosts drive-through light display with 150,000 lights. — WSLS-TV.

Former Mayor Sydnor Newman Jr. passes away. — Farmville Herald.