Current Weather Conditions

Seven Day Forecast for Emporia, Virginia

Community Calendar Sponsored By...


Greensville County High School






Psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescent girls and boys located 15 minutes north of Emporia, Virginia seeks experienced licensed clinician (LCSW or LPC) to provide therapy and case management services on an inpatient basis.  Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling experience and certification preferred.  Population served includes adolescent girls and boys with complex developmental trauma, co-occurring mental illness, and substance abuse issues.  Position provides individual, group, and family therapy within a psychiatric residential setting. 

Virginia license is required.  Two years’ formal experience counseling adolescents is required.  Residential experience is preferred. 

Seeking experienced candidates.  Highly competitive pay & benefits including employer sponsored Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance and employer matching 401(k) retirement plan.

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and drug free work place.  Post offer criminal background and drug screenings required.  Position open until filled.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Job# 2018-4
Attn: Chris Thompson
Fax: (434) 634-6237

Career Opportunity

Residential Counselors

(Youth Service Workers)

If you are interested in making a positive impact on the lives of Virginia’s youth, then we want you to become part of our Team!  Rural Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility located in Jarratt, Virginia seeks positive role models to work directly with adolescent boys and girls in a psychiatric residential treatment program.  The Youth Service Worker is responsible for role-modeling healthy behavior, teaching life skills, administering a trauma informed behavioral support program, and leading youth in and participating in social, cultural, and recreational activities.  This position supervises youth in the residential unit and on off-campus activities and appointments.

Must possess the availability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and nights.  Supreme flexibility required.  Seeking candidates with Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology, Sociology or other Human Services field.   Experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Compensation package includes 401(k) retirement plan & employer sponsored health, dental, vision & life insurance.  JBHS is a Drug Free Workplace.  Successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background screening.  EOE.  Positions open until filled.

E-mail cover letter and resume to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Job# 2018-6
Attn: Chris Thompson

Greensville County High School Qualifies for Statewide Economics and Personal Finance Competition


Greensville County High School will compete in The Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance, a rigorous statewide competition to be held Wednesday, April 26th at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond. 

The area high school was a high scorer in the Personal Finance division, and will test their knowledge against several other teams from across the state at the day-long competition.  Team members Summer Jones, Cassandra Robinson, Arianna Edwards, and Dawson Butler; taught by Corutney Moseley, earned an invitation to the championship round following an online competition conducted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) in association with the Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe.  VCEE is a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on enhancing economics and financial education in grades K-12.  Regional winners in each division and other high scoring teams were invited to participate in the “live” championship challenge, according to VCEE Executive Director Daniel Mortensen.

VCEE’s Mortensen explains that The Challenge brings classroom concepts to life for students.  “Learning about economics and how it relates to their lives helps students realize they already participate in the global economy,” Mortensen states.  “Applying these concepts leads to more informed buying and saving decisions on the part of students. They make better choices when planning for their future, including college and job choices.”

The Governor’s Challenge will take place in the VCU Student Commons, 907 Floyd Avenue in Richmond, beginning at 10am with championship rounds and awards beginning at 11:35am.

“We greatly appreciate the financial support provided by lead sponsor Capital One and the Virginia Credit Union,” said Mortensen.  “Without it the Challenge would not be possible.  We also greatly appreciate the teachers who make it possible for students to participate and the extra effort on their part.”


Certified Welders

The students pictured here earned the State Level AWS (American Welding Society) Welding Certification while still enrolled at GCHS! 

Pictured from left to right: CTE Director, LaMeka Harrison; students, Joshua Vaughan, Tyler Prince, and Hunter Cifers; Welding Instructor, Jerry Brown.

GCHS SkillsUSA Attends State Leadership Conference

The Greensville County High School SkillsUSA club attended the 52ndAnnual Virginia SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, Fredericksburg, Virginia. The conference was attended by the following members: Jada Brown, Samantha Dickens, Taylor Powell, Anisa Powell and Nathaniel King. The following club advisors were in attendance Jerry Brown, Doris Bennett, and James E. Wright. The students competed in welding, promotional bulletin board, outstanding chapter, and job demonstration A.  Taylor Powell, Samantha Dickens and Anisa Powell served as voting delegates. The students placed in the following competitions:

  • Outstanding Chapter: First Place: Jada Brown
  • Promotional Bulletin Board: First Place: Taylor Powell and Samantha Dickens.

The first place winner will represent the state of Virginia at the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky June 20-26, 2016.  Students will be organizing fundraiser during April and May.  Please support the club in their effort to attend the national conference. If you would like to make a donation to support the club, donations should be sent to Greensville County High School SkillsUSA Club, 403 Harding Street Emporia, Virginia, 23847. If you need additional information, please contact one of the advisors: Jerry Brown, Doris Bennett, or James E. Wright at 43-634-2195.  The club would like to extend a special thanks to the Greensville County Public School Division, GCHS CTE Department, GCHS faculty, Parents, and Volunteers for assisting with State Leadership Conference.





Greensville County Sports Tryout Schedule Announced

Greensville County High School fall sports practices will begin August 3, 2015.  All interested students must have a current physical form on file before they can try-out.  Forms can be picked up from the school’s main office or printed from Greensville County High School website ( under sports zone.


Cheerleading                TBA

Cross Country              6:30-8:30

Football                         8:00am

Golf                               10:00am-12:00pm

Volleyball                       9:00am-12:00pm

Pinning Ceremony for Greenville County High School Nurse Aide Students

Greenville County High School  Nurse Aide Students from Southside Virginia Community College recently participated in a Pinning Ceremony at the Christanna Campus.  Those completing the course are ( Left to right) Kayla Maloney, Millicent Slate, Jordan Watson, Te'la Harding, Ahkeem Allen, Mrs. Rose, Aaliyah Brodnax, Shanita Jeffress, Tavonia Banks, Jakyesia Murrell and Etavia Anderson. Back row- (Left to right) Nicholas Turner and Natalie Manning


Students in the Greensville County High School Class of 2015 will continue to soar after graduation as they benefit from the EAGLE Scholarship to attend Southside Virginia Community College free of tuition and fee charges.  This Southside Virginia Community College Access the Future Program is a public/private partnership that allows current graduates, who meet scholarship guidelines, to attend SVCC with no out of pocket expense for tuition through a combination of federal/state financial aid and donor funding. 

Funded by Greensville County and the city of Emporia, EAGLE stands for Emporia And Greensville Leads Everyone to Success.    “This scholarship will assist you with the education and training you need for a sustainable career or to continue your education at a four-year university,” said Dr. Tara Carter, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at SVCC.

According to Peggy Wiley, Chairman of the Greensville County Board of Supervisors, “The future is bright for the graduates of Greensville County High School who will have the opportunity to attend SVCC and get a start on their post-secondary education.  I am so proud and excited about this community-funded initiative as it proves we are ready and willing to invest in our future.”

Success starts at SVCC and it continues as students earn a two-year degree, receive workforce credentials, and prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university.  The future is bright and accessible for those taking advantage of this opportunity offered by those who care the most, the surrounding community.  

Emporia Mayor Mary Person added, “The city of Emporia is proud to support educational opportunities for graduates of our high school.  It is our commitment to continued education and training for our young people.  We are fortunate to have local access to Southside Virginia Community College and the programs offered.”

Students in the graduating class of Greensville County High School for 2015 are eligible for this scholarship.  The benefits include no out of pocket tuition expenses beginning in the fall semester of 2015 and to last for two consecutive semesters at SVCC.  Students must complete and submit a college application, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information, SVCC scholarship application and complete the college’s placement requirements.

Greensville County Public School Superintendent Dr. Angela B. Wilson said, “On behalf of the School Board and the Greensville County Public Schools Family, I express our most sincere appreciation to Greensville County and the city of Emporia for their vision in the future of our community and investing in the continuing education of our graduates.  The EAGLE Scholarship is a generous gift and a strong vote of confidence in the potential of our young people.  We believe our partners at Southside Virginia Community College are well able to provide the next phase of educational preparation for the bright futures that lie ahead for the graduates of Greensville County High School.”

The staff at the Southside Virginia Education Center will assist students with the admissions and scholarship processes and other requirements.  Students may call the Southside Virginia Education Center at 434-634-9358 or contact your Guidance Counselor or Career Coach, Buck Brockwell.

In the photo: Front Row: (L-R) Mary Person, Emporia Mayor, Taquanna Lane, Talesha King, Michelle Scott, Jonathan Jones, Hannah Lovell, Tiffany Brooks, Yetonnah Worrell, Superintendent Dr. Angela Wilson, Bessie Reed Moore, Chair of Greensville County School Board.  Back Row:  Aaliyah Broadnax, Matthew Bullock, Tristan Gillus, Dr. Tara Carter, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs for SVCC, Gary Cifers, Coordinator of Off-Campus Instruction for Southside Virginia Education Center, Michael StephensBrenda Parson, Greensville County School Board.

Track and Field Athletes Qualify for Regionals

Congratulations to the following student athletes from Greensville County High School Track Team they all have qualified for the Region 2A East Track Meet to be held in Oakton Virginia on May 27, 2015.


Markhail Mason: 200m Dash, 23.79

Deondre Porter: 110MHurdles, 16.70                                     

Deondre Porter: 300mMHurdles, 43.92

Isaiah Brooks, Ahkeem Allen, Kijuan Harding, Markhail Mason: 4x100m Relay, 45.38

Cordarus Clayton: Shot Put, 44’2

Jalen Anderson: Discus, 124’8


Arianna Phillips: Long Jump, 16’1

Eagles Take Sussex Central Meet

The boys and girls track team defeated Brunswick, Park View, Franklin, Southampton, Sussex, and Surry.

The boys score

  • 155 GCHS
  • 151.5 Brunswick
  • 130.5 Park View
  • 48 Franklin
  • 45.5 Southampton
  • 41.5 Sussex
  • 2 Surry

Robert Sykes won both the 1mile (5:02.32) and the 800m (2:13.96), Cordarus Clayton won the shot put (44’2’) Jalen Anderson won the discus 124’8” with a regional qualifier, Isaiah Brooks won the long Jump (19’2 ¾”) Deondre Porter won the 300m Hurdles (43.92) and place second in the 110mhurdles (16.70) he qualified for regionals in both events. The boys 4x100m relay Ahkeem Allen, Isaiah Brooks, Kijuan Harding, and Markhail Mason finished second with a time of 45.38 which was a regional qualifier. Markhail Mason won the 200m dash (23.79) which was a regional qualifier. 

The girls score

  • 165.5 GCHS
  • 99 Brunswick Senior High
  • 98 Parkview
  • 73 Sussex
  • 50 Surry
  • 34.5 Franklin
  • 14 Southampton

Lindsey Gordon recorded two first place in the 2mile (14:38.67) and 1mile (6:43.06), Arianna Phillips won the long jump (16’1’) which was a regional qualifier she also won the triple jump (31’5), Praisya Smith won the 300mhurdles (53.20), Tenisha Broadnax won the 800m (2:58.12) The girls 4x800m relay team of Brooklyn Mason, Haley Jones, Cahlia Allen and Tenisha Broadnax won in a time of 13:51.61

The track team will compete at Sussex Central High next Wednesday April 29, 2015.

GCHS Track Team Wins Second Meet at Home

Home Meet Vs. Franklin, Sussex and Dinwiddie

The boys and girls track team defeated Franklin, Sussex and in the second meet of the outdoor track season.

The boys score

144 GCHS

43 Sussex

35 Franklin

Robert Sykes won both the 1mile (5:09) and the 800m (2:13), Jordan Peebles won the high jump (5’8”) 110mhurdles (16.43) 300m hurdles (44.75) Long Jump 20’7 Cordarus Clayton won the shot put (45’9) Stewart Dugger won the discus 123-6” Douglass Allen Jr won the 2mile (12:30), Kijuan Harding won the 100m (11.88)

The girls score

72.5 GCHS

53.5 Dinwiddie

44.5 Sussex

34.5 Franklin

Lindsey Gordon won in the 2mile (16:13) and 1mile (7:07), Tenisha Broadnax won the 800m (3:04)

The track team will compete at Sussex Central High on April 29, 2015

“Practice is the key now we need student athletes who are willing to put in the time training for us to be successful”, Coach Young

Senior Showcase this Evening!

Greensville County High Schools SkillsUSA District Competition Winners

Greensville County High School SkillsUSA student organization participated in the Virginia SkillsUSA District 12 competition on March 7, 2015 in Chesterfield, Virginia. Students who place in district competitions will advance to Virginia State Leadership Conference April 17-19, 2015 in Roanoke, Virginia.

Jada Brown won first place in Outstanding Chapter. John Brayman and Leon Carpenter won first place in Chapter Display.  Students receive first place certificates and medallions from the Deborah Tripp, Virginia State Specialist for SkillsUSA and Dana Carson, Virginia District 12 Chairperson for SkillsUSA.


Local district competitions were held at Greensville County High School on March 3, 2015 in carpentry and welding.  Welding competition results were Jacob Owen, first place, Ishmal Muhammad, second place, and Justin Owen, third place.   Carpentry competition results were Jamie Lagoon, first place Chesterfield Technical Center, John Brayman, second place Greensville County High School, and Justin Gosser, third place.  

Greensville County High School SkillsUSA advisors assisting with the student organization and district competitions include Doris Bennett, Jerry Brown, Sarah Poarch, and James Wright.

Welding competition winners from : Left to right : Jacob Owen first place, Justin Owen , third place and Ishmael Muhammad second place

It's That Time of Year Again!

GCHS Senior Awards Night

Greensville County High School recently held its annual senior awards ceremony to congratulate the class of 2014 and to bestow scholarships and awards to those seniors having earned distinction during the 2013-2014 school year.  Master of Ceremonies and soon to be graduate of GCHS, Jameel Adams, began the evening’s events by introducing and welcoming his fellow classmates to the evening’s festivities.  Several students from the graduating class of 2014 were honored during the joyous but somewhat emotional ceremony.

Mrs. Sarah Poarch, GCHS culinary arts instructor, was the first to present a scholarship in memory of her daughter, Ann Louise Poarch.  She began by reminding this year’s graduates that their futures are completely in their own hands.  She said, “Where you go from here is entirely up to you.  I challenge you to take advantage of every opportunity life offers.”  Five seniors received the Ann Louise Poarch Memorial Scholarship—Avery Allen, Kortni Ivey, Aaron Marable, Matthew Jones, and Sabra Davis.  Each was awarded $500.

Emily Pope and Ashley Walker each received the Amanda J. Edwards Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $250.

In an emotional speech to the class of 2014 while naming the recipient of a scholarship in honor of her daughter, Kimberly Swenson said, “Continue to use your talents.  Make a positive impact on the world.”  Aaron Marable was the recipient of the Avery Drew Swenson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Drexel Pierce, Jr. presented Donnell Sykes with a $100 scholarship from the Greensville County 4-H Club.

Kortni Ivey and Jameel Adams were each the recipient of the SVRMC Auxiliary Julian and Mattie Hughes Watson Memorial Scholarship.  They each received $500.

Retired teacher, Glenn Pair, Sr., returned to GCHS to award D’jsha Daniels and Janae Adams each with a $300 scholarship on behalf of the Greensville County Retired Teachers Association.

Sharebra Doyle received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award in the amount of $500.

Stephen Russo presented four students, Aiysha Edwards, Kayla Arrington, Janae Adams, and D’jsha Daniels, each with a $500 scholarship on behalf of Georgia Pacific Wood and Fiber Division and Emporia Mill.

Mayci Clements and Emily Pope fought back tears as they each accepted the Heather Danielle Seal Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $250.

Sharebra Doyle was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Lawrenceville Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Mrs. Florence Hampton awarded Jamel Adams and Taylo Harrison each the Rev. Dr. Dennis Hampton Memorial Scholarship, in memory of her late husband.  Each recipient received $500.

Sierra Mitchell was awarded a $500 scholarship from Mecklenburg Electric.

Jasmine Jones received a $300 scholarship from the Pride of Emporia Chapter 137 Order of Eastern Star (P.H.A.).

Jameel Adams received the Marcus 6’9” Clark Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $300.

The Riparian Woman’s Club awarded Janae Adams with a $500 scholarship.

D’jsha Daniels and Matthew Jones were each recognized for their commitment to join the United States Army. 

Sierra Mitchell received the National Scholar Award from the United States Army in the amount of $35,532.

Shanice Mason was awarded a $250 scholarship on behalf of the Upsilon Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Matthew Jones received the Vilage View/Merle Vassar award in the amount of $500.

Youth and Family Services of Virginia awarded LaQuana Sledge with a $500 scholarship.

Mrs. Helena Johnson-Henson, guidance counselor at Greensville County High School was proud to award Taylor Givens with the Marcia Mitchell Memorial scholarship in the amount of $250.  She also presented Janae Adams, Jameel Adams, and Nathan Allen with the Brown-Smith Memorial scholarship.  Janae received $70; Jameel received $60, and Nathan received $130.

Janae Adams also received a $1000 scholarship from the Comcast Foundation.

Catherine Chatmon was the recipient of the Eagle Challenge in the amount of $500.

Emily Pope was presented with a $500 scholarship on behalf of the Emporia Rotary Club.  The Emporia Rotary Club also awarded Aaron Marable and Kortni Ivey each with $1000 scholarships.

LaQuana Sledge, Shanice Mason, Marion Gilliam, Bréonna Harrison, and Taylor Givens each received $300 on behalf of the EGCCA.

Emily Pope received $700 from the Brink Ruritan Club. 

The night concluded with each senior being awarded a certificate to recognize their accomplishments and plans after completing high school.  A reception to honor the graduates followed the ceremony.  Refreshments were prepared by Sarah Poarch and students from the culinary arts class at GCHS.















Area Students Compete in Richmond

A student team from Greensville County High School competed in Wednesday's  Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance, held in Richmond. Judi Crenshaw, Communications and Development Director for the Virginia Council on Economic Education wrote, "although they did not prevail in the statewide competition today, the team did an excellent job representing Greensville County. I actually stood in for their personal finance presentation and know it was very well received by the judges."  Ms. Crenshaw's comments accompanied the photos of the students taken during the competition. 
It was also announced at today's competition that the Teacher from Greensville County High School, Courtney Moseley, was a recipient of a Capital One Teacher's Award, given to the teachers of the top-scoring teams in each region.  Ms. Moseley is to be congratulated and thanked for her extra effort on behalf of the students.

Students from Across Virginia Compete April 9th in Governor’s Challenge

(Richmond)  –  High school teams from across Virginia will test their knowledge of economic concepts and apply their skill in personal finance at The Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance state championship, a day-long competition to be held on Wednesday, April 9th in the Student Commons at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). 

A record number of almost 3,000 students participated in the online portion of the competition, with 161 students earning an invitation to the championship round conducted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE), a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on enhancing economic and financial education in grades K-12.  Regional winners in each division and other high scoring teams were invited to participate in the “live” championship event, according to VCEE Executive Director Daniel R. Mortensen.

Greensville County High School has qualified for the championship rounds of the statewide Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance, to be held April 9th at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond. Greensville High School came out on top as Regional Winner in the Adam Smith Division (advanced economics) and Regional Winner in the Personal Finance Division.  A total of 161 students from across Virginia qualified for the state championships and will compete on April 9th.

Beginning with the students who will graduate in 2015, Virginia high school students must earn a credit in economics and personal finance before they graduate. Virginia is a leader in requiring the full-year course, and The Challenge was launched as a way to showcase and enhance the knowledge students gain. 

VCEE’s Mortensen explains that The Challenge brings classroom concepts to life for students.  “Learning about the economy and their role in it helps students make more informed decisions,” he said. “They go on to be better employees, entrepreneurs, consumers, and citizens.”

“We greatly appreciate the financial support provided by lead sponsor Capital One, and by additional sponsors BCG Companies, Dominion, and Virginia Credit Union,” said Mortensen.  “Without their generous support The Challenge would not be possible.  We also want to thank all the teachers who made it possible for their students to participate and the extra effort on their part.”  Capital One Teachers Awards at the event are recognizing teachers with the top-scoring teams in each region.

Subscribe to RSS - Greensville County High School

Emporia News

Stories on are be searchable, using the box above. All new stories will be tagged with the date (format YYYY-M-D or 2013-1-1) and the names of persons, places, institutions, etc. mentioned in the article. This database feature will make it easier for those people wishing to find and re-read an article.  For anyone wishing to view previous day's pages, you may click on the "Previous Day's Pages" link in the menu at the top of the page, or search by date (YYYY-M-D format) using the box above.

Comment Policy:  When an article or poll is open for comments feel free to leave one.  Please remember to be respectful when you comment (no foul or hateful language, no racial slurs, etc) and keep our comments safe for work and children. .Comments are moderated and comments that contain explicit or hateful words will be deleted.  IP addresses are tracked for comments. serves Emporia and Greensville County, Virginia and the surrounding area
and is provided as a community service by the Advertisers and Sponsors.
All material on is copyright 2005-2016 is powered by Drupal and based on the ThemeBrain Sirate Theme.

Submit Your Story!

Emporia News welcomes your submissions!  You may submit articles, announcements, school or sports information using the submission forms found here, or via e-mail on  Currently, photos and advertisements will still be accepted only via e-mail, but if you have photos to go along with your submission, you will receive instructions via e-mail. If you have events to be listed on the Community Calendar, submit them here.

Contact us at is hosted as a community Service by Telpage.  Visit their website at or call (434)634-5100 (NOTICE: Telpage cannot help you with questions about Emporia New nor does Teplage have any input the content of Emporia News.  Please use the e-mail address above if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the content on Emporia News.)