An aerial view of the Southern Virginia Mega Site. Courtesy of the Southern Virginia Mega Site.

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


Temporary head of Department of Health is not a licensed physician. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Senate panel kills House crime bills, including Youngkin priority. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Va. House panel rejects bills to boost prison oversight, give inmates free phone calls. — Virginia Mercury.


It’s official — Ford plant going to Michigan. — Virginia Business.

Crawford Road Solar back on Halifax Town Council agenda. — (South Boston) News & Record.

Health care:

Study: Dental care rose among low-income pregnant women after 2015 Medicaid change. — Virginia Mercury.


Record crowd, river crossing highlight 242nd anniversary commemoration. — The (Halifax) Gazette-Virginian.


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