Cold weather is on the way. 

Lows Friday will be in the high teens.  Lows on Saturday and Sunday are expected to be below zero.

Please take precautions to protect yourself, family and bring your pets inside. 

If you have pipes that are prone to freezing, open the cabinets around those pipes or leave a small stream/heavy drip of water running.

If you must be out of doors, dress appropriately.  More thinner layers of clothing will keep you warmer than one thick layer.  Don't forget the caps, gloves and scarves.

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Greensville County School will close early today due to the impending weather.  The middle and high schools will close at 11:30 and the elementary schools will close at 12:30.  There will be no afterschool activities.





Psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescent girls and boys seeks experienced licensed clinician (LCSW or LPC) to provide therapy and case management services on an inpatient basis.  Population served includes adolescent girls and boys with complex development trauma and co-occurring mental illness.  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
Chris Thompson
Attn: Job # 2016-2                     
546 Walnut Grove Drive
Jarratt, Virginia 23867
Fax: (434) 634-6237  

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Jail Officer - The Meherrin River Regional Jail is now hiring for the position of Jail Officer To coordinate, control and direct the movement of prisoners.  Jail officers’ intake, process, transport, and provide for the safety and security of inmates, staff members and the community. Officers may be assigned other duties specific to specialized areas of the jail as well.  Pay Range is $31,009 - $32423 based on training and experience.

Minimum qualifications are as follows:

Be a high school graduate or equivalent

Be at least 21 years of age

Possess a valid Virginia or North Carolina drivers license Have the ability to pass a physical examination and drug screening Have the ability to pass an extensive criminal history, background and credit report check Must complete special training as required by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, including use of firearms, first aid, chemical and electronic weapons systems, within twelve months of hire date Must maintain a telephone in residence for emergency contact Must be willing to be in an on-call status

The majority of positions will be shift work, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (5:30 Briefing).

A Meherrin River Regional Jail Application can be picked up at the following locations or on our website at :

The Meherrin River Regional Jail Alberta Facility at 9000 Boydton Plank Road, Alberta, VA Questions can be forward to Ms. Rhonda Whitby at (434) 949-6700 ext. 211.

The Meherrin River Regional Jail is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fiscal Technician

The Improvement Association is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Fiscal Technician. Applicant will assist in the following functions: payroll, accounts payable, bank deposits, data input, fringe benefits reconciliation, inventory, and balancing accounts to the general ledger.

Qualifications include knowledge of accounting/financial terminology and methods, good written, communication, and analytical skills, and the ability to plan and organize. Must be proficient in excel and spreadsheets. Bonding is required. Minimum of an Associates degree in accounting or a related field and/or equivalent experience is preferred.

Submit application/resume by February 12, 2016:

The Improvement Association
Human Resource Officer
1750 Atlantic Street
Emporia, VA 23847
Drug Free Workplace

Pastor position - Salem Baptist Church of Emporia ,Va. Is seeking a Pastor. Send resume to 251 Harje St. Emporia, Va.23847 or email to Deadline: 2/29/16

Handyman -  Need handyman to do periodic yard work and small odd jobs around the house in Emporia.  Must be dependable and must have references.  Call (302)393-1502.  (01/11/2016-12/31/2016)

Baby Sitting - Mother-Daughter Babysitting team is offering babysitting.  After School until 6 P.M. for $15 (must be picked up at or around this time).  If they need to stay over night to be put on the bus in the morning $20.  Available Mon-Fri once School starts and available upon request some weekends.  Located on Second Street by the Middle School.  Call 434-430-5321. (09/09/2015-06/08/2016)

Arby's of Emporia is seeking EXPERIENCED back line help.  Must be neat in appearance, able to lift up to 40 pounds, dependable, punctual and have work experience.  Apply in person only Monday to Friday, 9 am to 11 am or 2 pm to 4 pm.  Experienced only need apply.  Ask for Sam.  No phone calls.

For Sale

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Electric stove-self cleaning oven - Call 434-634-9814 for more information. $125.00.  (02/16/2016-03/31/2016)

Stackable Washing Machine - Works great! Call 337-515-0021.  $75 (02/03/2016-03/29/2016)

Used Tires - A set of used Goodyear Assurance Comfort tred touring tires.  Size 235/65R16, Tred depth 6 and 7/32 Never plugged or patched.  $120. Call (434)634-5024.  (12/04/2015-06/30/2015)

Wooden Playset purchased from Lowes asking $700.00. Includes 2 swings, swinging bar, monkey bars, 2 slides, rock wall, tunnel, and 2 covered play areas along with sand box area. Great condition Please call (434)594-1063

15 ½ RED canoe $300.00 only used twice. Excellent condition call (434)634-5024


Electric lift chair - Electric lift chair.  Tan leather. $300.  Call (434)634-2039 (11/21/2015-01/01/2016)

Antique Dining Room - Antique dining room set for sale. Table with 6 chairs, china cabinet, buffet and side board.  $600 OBO. Call Tony at 434-594-4461 for more details or showing Your Telephone Number: 434-594-4461.  (10/05/2015-01/01/2016)

New Fireplace - Full Kit, Gas or Wood.  Monessen Hearth Systems, 50"x30"x24", $1200. New Sauna - Full Kit by Steamist.  White Cedar, 6'x8'.  Paid $3600, selling for $1500.  Call 434/637-5049


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Please Help-Does anyone know who has the blue 2005 Hyundai Elantra listed on craigslist?  Please call 336.287.7233

Homes and Land For Sale

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Brick home on 7.3 acres Brunswick Co - Search Zillow. com for pictures and description at 1108 Connell Rd., Brodnax, VA/Gasburg Home is off of Christanna Hwy. Near Lake Gaston and new Dominion Power Plant. $115,000. call 434-774-5676.

BRICK RANCHER FOR SALE - 798 DRY BREAD ROAD, EMPORIA, VA 3 BEDROOM/1.5 BATH COMPLETELY RENOVATED.  New kitchen floor, double sink, faucet, garbage disposal, Refinished hardwood floors, New roof' All new windows, Freshly painted inside and outside, New light fixtures.  $50,000/ best offer call: (301) 318-5848

Homes For Rent and Vacation Rentals

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APARTMENT - Emporia - One bedroom/one bath with full kitchen available 2/16. Security deposit/1st month rent/references/employment check/background check needed. No SMOKING/No PETS. Text your name and number and best time to call to (240)472-3486

Resort week in Kissimmee for rent. 5 minutes to all Disney parks. Sleeps 6-8. 2 bedrooms and queen size pull out sofa. 3  bathrooms. Full kitchen with dishwasher.  $795 for 7 nights. Walking distance grocery store and many restaurants. Call 434-594- 5664 or 434-594-5994 for more information.

Resort week for Rent - Westgate Town center Resort week available for RENT for 2016 year. Sleeps 6, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Minutes from all Disney Attractions.  $1300.  Call (434)634-5024.  (12/04/2015-06/30/2016)


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Yard and Garage Sales

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