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.
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.
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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