Covid rates. Courtesy of Virginia Department of Health.
Covid rates. Courtesy of Virginia Department of Health.

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


Bill to let Attorney General prosecute certain local crimes fails in Senate commitee. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Doctors and hospitals fend off competition in General Assembly battles. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Youngkin lauds proposal to extend Virginia Literacy Act to ages 4-8. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Push to limit prison and jail fees hits roadblock in House. — Virginia Mercury.

Advocates make push for bill that would require schools to notify parents if child identifies with a different gender; inspired by Appomattox County case. — WDBJ-TV.

Nottoway County School Board member blasted for memes shared on Facebook page. — Blackstone Courier-Record.

Grayson County names new county administrator. — Galax Gazette.

Democratic candidates in Washington County announce for comissioner of the revenue and county supervisor. — WCYB-TV.

Bristol group raises funds to monitor landfill stench. — Bristol Now.


Farmville’s Innovation Hub expected to open by year’s end. — Farmville Herald.

Co-working space to open in Altavista. — WSET-TV.

Environmental groups and coal company owned by family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice reach agreement on clean-up of three mines in Wise County. — Virginia Mercury.

Halifax planners reach agreement on proposed 80-megawatt solar facility. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian and South Boston News & Record.

Danville seeks bids for restoration of iconic bridge. — Chatham Star-Tribune.


Entry to Friday’s game restricted; police investigating fight at Wednesday’s basketball game. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Health care:

Flu and COVID rates declining in New River Valley and statewide. — WDBJ-TV.

Veterans clinic in Marion to temporarily close due to staffing shortage. — WCYB-TV.

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