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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 # 2015-14
546 Walnut Grove Drive
Jarratt, Virginia 23867
Fax: (434) 634-6237  

Registered Nurse

Psychiatric residential treatment facility for boys & girls located fifteen minutes north of Emporia, Virginia seeks Virginia licensed RN.  This full-time position is required to work three to four 12 hour shifts per week.  Works every other weekend.  Available shift is 8 AM to 8PM

A minimum of one year’s experience practicing as a RN required.  Experience in adolescent psychiatric setting preferred.  Competitive salary and benefits including employer sponsored health, dental, vision, and life insurance; and an employer matching 401(k) retirement plan.  Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Work Place.  Position open until filled.

E-mail, fax, or mail cover letter & resume to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Job# 2015-15
Attn: Chris Thompson
546 Walnut Grove Drive
Jarratt, Virginia 23867
Fax: (434) 634-6237



The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will meet on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.  The public is welcome to attend.

Emporia News to Host Candidate Forum

Emporia News will host a live Candidate Forum preceding the November Election.  With so many people standing for Local Offices, there have been few opportunities to hear from all of them.  The questions asked will be submitted by Emporia News readers, and candidates will be given some time to introduce themselves.  The forum will be a town hall style format. 

Given the sheer number of candidates, and in an effort to hold the event to two hours, those who are running unopposed will not be asked questions, but will be given time to introduce themselves.

The event will be held on Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 pm. in the Greensville County Elementary School Auditorium.  Moderators for the 2015 Candidate Forum will be Mrs. Carla Harris and Mr. George E. Morrison, III.  Mr. Morrison is the Chair of the Emporia-Greensville Democratic Committee while Mrs. Harris will represent the Emporia-Greensville Republican Committee.

Use this form to submit your questions.

Obituary-Rebecca (Beckie) Smith Lewis

Rebecca (Beckie) Smith Lewis, 91, of Stony Creek, widow of J. Russell Lewis passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015.  She was preceded by her daughter, Susan Lewis Whitfield.  Survivors include her son-in-law, Thomas Whitfield, of Decatur, GA and numerous nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Sappony Baptist Church, Stony Creek, VA.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sappony Baptist Church, c/o Luise Brucato, 10048 Reed Rd, Stony Creek, VA.

Gov. McAuliffe proclaims Oct. 15 as Earthquake ShakeOut Day

Virginians can still sign up for annual earthquake drill

RICHMOND, Va. – Approximately 800,000 Virginians have signed up for the Great SouthEast ShakeOut, a multistate earthquake drill set for Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. To encourage participation, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed the date Earthquake ShakeOut Day.

The annual earthquake drill provides Virginians with the opportunity to learn what to do when an earthquake hits. In the U.S., people should not run down stairs or outside during an earthquake. Instead, emergency management and preparedness experts agree that DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON is the safest response to reduce injuries and deaths:

  • DROP to the ground (before the shaking drops you).
  • Take COVER under a sturdy desk or table if possible, protecting your head and neck.
  • HOLD ONto the desk or table until the shaking stops.

The Great SouthEast ShakeOut is open to everyone: individuals, families, businesses, organizations, government agencies, schools and colleges.

To register, go to or, where information about how to conduct a drill is available. You can hold your drill at any time within two weeks of Oct. 15.

More than 1.5 million people have signed up so far for the Great SouthEast ShakeOut, which will be in these states: Delaware, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. When compared to all states participating in the national drill, Virginia is typically second only to California in the number of people who have registered.

Coordinating partners for the Great SouthEast ShakeOut include the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). ShakeOut originated in California, where statewide earthquake drills have been held annually since 2008, and has grown to be an international program with 26.5 million people participating in 2014.

Virginia experiences earthquakes each year, but only a few are felt. Since 1977, more than 195 quakes have been detected as originating beneath Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Of these, at least 29 were large enough to be felt at the Earth’s surface. This averages out to about six earthquakes per year, of which one is felt.

The Aug. 23, 2011 earthquake centered near Mineral, Va., was felt by one-third of the U.S. population from Georgia to Maine and it did over $200 million in damage. Earthquakes like that one can cause sudden and intense back and forth motions of several feet per second. They can cause the floor or the ground to jerk sideways out from under you, while every unsecured object around you could topple, fall, or become airborne, potentially causing serious injury.

Now is a good time to check your home for unsecured objects that could move, break or fall as an earthquake shakes your home. Pay attention to tall, heavy or expensive objects like bookcases, home electronics, appliances and items hanging from walls, especially over beds, tables, desks or chairs. FEMA recommends that you secure those items with flexible fasteners, such as nylon straps, or relocate them.

Keep in mind that aftershocks follow earthquakes. The 5.8 magnitude quake in Mineral was followed by a 4.5 aftershock a day and a half later, along with 450 aftershocks with a magnitude greater than 1.0 from Aug. 24, 2011 to May 2, 2012, the USGS reported.


Taste of Brunswick Car Show Winners

Dash Plate Recipient 2015: Mel Ogburn
# Class Vehicle Owner
1 Most Chrome 2013 Harley Davidson Bryan Davis
2 Least Chrome 1937 Chevy Sedan Bruce Tudor
3 Highest Ride 2003 Chevy Silverado Brad Hatchel
4 Lowest Ride 2005 Harley Electra Glide Dennis Halderman
5 Most Original 1970 Ford Mustang Trey Sheppard
6 Best Interior 1936 Plymouth Maurice Tipton
7 Best Exterior 1957 Chevy Bel Air Bill Bennett
8 Best Engine 2010 Harley Ultra Classic Lee Seymour
9 Best Display 2005 Chevy SSR Mel Ogburn
10 Best Paint 2003 Hummer Margaret Askew
11 Most Club Participation Stray Cats Club, NC 11 members
12 People's Choice Award 1988 Chevy Monte Carlo Kathie & Allen Little
13 Pro's Pick 1986 Chevy Silverado Stan Harris
14 Distance Award 157 miles King George, VA Pat Borzi
15 Best Appearing Ford 1964 Ford Galaxy Jim Walker
16 Best Appearing GM Product 1955 Chevy Bel Air Charlie Robinson
17 Best Appearing Import 1956 VW Bug Mike Ciavarelli
18 Best Appearing Mopar 1973 Dodge Cuda Pat Borzi
19 Best Appearing Motorcycle
(Daily Rider)
2008 Suzuki Hayabusa Marcus Long
20 Best Appearing Motorcycle 2010 Yamaha Roadliner Star Johnnie Long
21 Best Appearing New Model 2011 Chevy Camaro Carol Murley
22 Best Appearing Street Rod 1937 Chevy Busi. Man Coupe Thurston Vann
23 Best Appearing Pro Street 1936 Chevy Coupe Wright & Cindy Pond
24 Best Appearing Special Interest 1957 Volkswagon Trike Keith Thackston
25 Best Appearing Antique Car 1955 Pontiac Stephen Wood
26 Best Appearing Antique Truck 1947 Ford Stake body Glenwood Talbott
27 Best Appearing Truck 1952 Ford pickup Chris Ellis
28 Best Appearing Car 1952 Chevy Styleline Coupe Cindy Vann
29 Top Dog Award 1948 Ford Anglia Deb. & Charles Hammack
30  Earl Blick Award -
 Achievement of Excellence
1966 Ford F-100 Bert Dickens
31 Va. Wheels Member's Choice 1957 Chevy Bel Air Bill Bennett
32 Charles Taylor Mem. Award 1957 Chevy Bel Air Tommy Hawkins
33 Dorothy Thomas Mem. Award 2005 Chevy SSR Mel Ogburn
34 Billy Hedgepeth Mem. Award 1966 Ford Mustang Gene Jones
35 Johnny Pearson Mem. Award 1966 Pontiac GTO Doug Seuis
36 Good Guys Award 1965 Ford Mustang GT Brigette Ellis
37 Best In Show Motorcycle 2014 Harley CVO Breakout Mark Long
38 Best In Show Street Rod 1937 Ford Coupe Larry West
39 Best In Show Truck 2005 Chevy SSR Mel Ogburn
40 Best In Show Car 1955 Chevy Bel Air James Wrenn
Presented By: Va. Wheels Car Club / Chairman: Earl Blick


Southside Regional Medical Center and Colonial Orthopaedics to Host 3rd Annual Joint & Bone Health Awareness Walk and Health Fair

Petersburg, VA – Please join Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) and Colonial Orthopaedics on Saturday, October 17 as we celebrate our joint replacement patients and their coaches at the 3rd Annual Joint & Bone Health Awareness Walk.

The 1-mile walk will be followed by a health and resource fair. This event will be held on the campus of Colonial Orthopaedics, located at 325 Charles Dimmock Parkway in Colonial Heights. Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 9 a.m. Vendors will provide giveaways, refreshments and free health information. This is a rain or shine event. 

The walk is open to the public wishing to learn more about the certified hip and knee replacement program at SRMC’s Center for Advanced Joint and Spine Care. To register, please contact Lisa Mears, RN, Orthopaedic Service Line Director, at 804-765-5652.  Registration can also be completed online at


SVCC Groundsman Training Begins November 2.

A Groundsman Training Program begins on November 2, 2015 offered by Southside Virginia Community College.  Training will be held at the SVCC Occupational Technical Center at Pickett Park in Blackstone from November 2 to November 25, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.   The  cost is $2,950. 

A Groundsman performs a variety of work tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical distribution and transmission lines and equipment.  Groundsman training is the first step towards a career as a linesman. 

This program covers Safety, Material and Tools, Protective Equipment, Flagging, Knot Tying, Installing Sleeves, , CDL Class B Learner’s Permit Review, and more.  SVCC Workforce Development and TCR Line Training Corporation offer this course.

To pre-register, contact Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026 or


Letter - Kids and Cops - 2015

This year is flying by and we are preparing for another great Christmas Season with the Annual “Kids and Cops” shopping spree for under-privileged children at Walmart on December 12th. Each year at Christmas we have been blessed with your help to be able to take many under-privileged children shopping. Without your continued support this great event cannot happen, so please donate what you can.

“Kids and Cops” is a unique program sponsored by our local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30, in which local Law Enforcement Officers share Christmas with children who are in need.The Officers and kids spend time together, one on one, in an unforgettable holiday shopping experience and then have breakfast together at Shoney’s. Parents and Guardians are notified in advance. Law Enforcement Officers in uniform pick the children up at their homes, take them shopping, to breakfast at Shoney’s and return them home after the event. Law Enforcement Officers help keep track of the spending and offer suggestions to the children with ideas for shopping. This is a great way for Law Enforcement Officers to make another positive contribution to the community and a long lasting friendship with these kids.

Please make a donation in the amount that you can spare.It costs $100 to sponsor one child, but you can sponsor as many as you like. If you cannot contribute 100% to sponsor a child, please donate what you can. It all adds up to sponsor another child. The number of children that are able to participate this year is determined by the amount of monies received by December 5th. Your kindness is greatly appreciated by the kids, FOP Lodge # 30 and me. The Smile you put on a kid’s face is well worth It.!

Please don’t just throw this request in the trash! The “Kids & Cops” need your help to make this program possible and successful. Make your check payable to:  FOP Lodge #30 and mail to: Lee Seymour, 115 Shore Drive, Emporia, Va. 23847-2807.  Also, you can call me on my cell (434-430-5000) and I will be excited to pick up your donation. All contributions are tax deductible!

Merry Christmas,

Lee Seymour – Ambassador - FOP Lodge #30 – Emporia, Va.


Dr. Dalton Named Dean at SVCC

A new Dean of Humanities, Social Science and Business will begin duties at Southside Virginia Community College in November.  Dr. Tara Carter, Vice President of Academics and Student Services, announced that Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton, current Professor of Agribusiness, has accepted the position.

Dr. Dalton grew up on a 150-acre family farm in Lunenburg County.  She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Tech in Agricultural Economics and her PhD from Duke University in Economics. She has served the last five years as professor and program director of the agribusiness program at Southside Virginia Community College.  She and her husband, Johnny, own a small cow-calf herd in Kenbridge and have a hunting supply business.

Prior to coming home to Southside in the fall of 2010 to give leadership to the new agribusiness program, she spent seventeen years in her teaching and extension position in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.  In 2003, the university awarded her its Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and its Alumni Award for Excellence in Advising. At the state level, she has received the Virginia Agribusiness Council’s Special Recognition of an Individual Award, Virginia Farm Bureau’s Service to Agriculture Award, and the Virginia Cooperative Council’s Cooperative Education Leadership Award.  At the national level, she has received teaching awards from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Association and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.  She has published numerous journal and popular press articles and has made hundreds of presentations around the state and nation, as well as in the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, and South Africa.  In March 2015, she was selected as Virginia Farm Bureau’s Lady Leader, Proudly Promoting Agriculture.

In their spare time, Dixie and Johnny enjoy playing and watching sports.  They both travel extensively throughout Virginia and North Carolina to play competitive slowpitch softball and have competed in the softball World Series in Orlando (Florida), Phoenix (Arizona), and Las Vegas (Nevada).   Her two sons, Kyle and Jacob, are recent SVCC Governor’s School graduates.

Dixie is the daughter of Albert and T.J. Watts of Keysville and the niece of former SVCC business instructor, Barbara “Polly” Beard.


Bronco Federal Credit Union Donates Monitors to Jackson-Feild Homes

Bronco Federal Credit Union recently upgraded some of its technology which included computer monitors.  They donated 77 monitors to Jackson-Feild Homes for use in its school and cottages.

Jackson-Feild Homes is a behavioral health organization in Jarratt that serves older adolescents who have severe emotional disorders. The Home celebrates its 160th anniversary this year.  In 2014 101 boys and girls were served by the organization.  The goal of the Home is to help children understand their emotional disorders and give them the tools and ability to manage them in the future.

Pictured are Brian Hedgepeth (right) CEO of Bronco, and Tod Balsbaugh, Vice President of Advancement for Jackson-Feild Homes.

Free Seminar on Joint Pain

Petersburg, VA – Join Dr. Vamsi Singaraju for a presentation on joint pain in honor of National Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week. Learn about

The Center for Advanced Joint and Spine Care at Southside Regional Medical Center. Dr. Singaraju is an orthopaedic surgeon at Colonial Orthopaedics in Colonial Heights.

This seminar will be held on Thursday, October 22 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Petersburg Family YMCA located at 120 North Madison Street in the multi-purpose room. Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend and RSVP is not required.

This seminar is provided by Southside Regional Medical Center and the Petersburg Family YMCA.


SERCAP’s Housing Counseling Program Presents FREE Fair Housing Seminar

South Boston, VA – Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP), a HUD Approved Local Housing Counseling Agency (LHCA), and the Virginia Fair Housing Office will present a FREE Fair Housing Seminar to educate the public about Fair Housing Laws in Virginia. This seminar will also cover Hoarding; now a protected class in Virginia.

This seminar will be presented by Mahalia “Mally” Dryden-Mason, an approved course provider by the Real Estate Board and the Fair Housing Board, and the seminar meets the Continuing Education Units (CEU) requirements for Realtors and Housing Counselors. Topics covered will include: History of Virginia Fair Housing Law, Exemptions in the Law, Restrictive Covenants and Retaliation, and Compulsive Hoarding. What is a Protected Class?, Explanation of Each Protected Class, Fair Housing for Persons with Disabilities, Group Homes, Accessibility (Construction) under Fair Housing, Unlawful Discriminatory Housing Practices, Fair Housing and The Housing Providers, and more.

The seminar will be:

                        Date:               Monday, October 19, 2015

                        Time:              11:45AM – 4:00PM

                       Location:        Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

                                                  820 Bruce Street

         South Boston, VA 24592

Call SERCAP at 540-345-1184 ext. 113 (TTY Dial: 711) to reserve your seat for the FREE seminar or to learn more about SERCAP’s Housing Counseling Programs.


Crater Community Hospice Offers Hospice Volunteer Training

Crater Community Hospice (CCH) will conduct a three-part volunteer training class in October.  The class will be held on Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 7 from 8 am until 4 pm, and Tuesday, October 13 from 1 - 5 pm. Classes will be held in the Community Room at Crater Community Hospice at 3916 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA  23805.

Join our highly skilled volunteer trainer and learn how you can provide support to families and friends coping with terminal illness.  Training will include the hospice philosophy, spirituality at the end of life, support to bereaved children, comfort and care of the dying. Trained hospice volunteers are used throughout the CCH service area from the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties, north to Richmond and Chesterfield County and south toEmporia and Greensville County. Volunteers play a major role in providing family visits, office assistance, bereavement care, support for events and community outreach.

Military Veterans are needed to participate in our Vet to Vet Program! Crater Community Hospice is a Level 4 participant of We Honor Veterans, a national campaign, demonstrating a systematic commitment to improving care for Veterans. Partners in the campaign integrate into their organization, best practices for providing end-of-life care to Veterans.

Visit our website to learn more at and for additional information on volunteer opportunities and upcoming training, contact Teresa Brockwell, Volunteer Coordinator, at 526-4300 or

CCH is also seeking volunteers to work in the CCH Thrift Shop, opened Mondays through Saturdays, from 10 am until 5 pm.  Donations for the Thrift Shop can be accepted during business hours. Please call Karen at 722-3943 for additional information.


Brunswick County Library turns 75

Did you know that the Brunswick County Library checked out more than 44,000 items last year? Did you know that the library added more than 3,000 items to its collection last year? Did you know that the library will be celebrating its 75th Birthday on October 7th?

Visit the Brunswick County Library on Wednesday, October 7th to celebrate this important moment in the community’s history. Throughout the day library patrons will be honored with an All Day Patron Appreciation. Guest speakers followed by fellowship and refreshments will be 4:00-6:00 PM. Dr. Sandra Treadway, Librarian of Virginia; Gay Neale, local historian; and the Honorable Barbara Jarrett Drummond Harris, Brunswick County Board of Supervisor Chair are the featured speakers for the event.

The Brunswick County Library is a part of the Meherrin Regional Library System and is located at 133 W. Hicks Street, Lawrenceville. For more information contact the library at 434-848-2418 ext. 301 or visit FaceBook at


The 19th Annual Taste of Brunswick Festival will be held Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southside Virginia Community College, Christanna  Campus., Alberta.   One of the highlights of the festival is the Brunswick Stew Cook-off and more than 20 crews put their hats in the ring to be declared the best in the very competitive cook-off.

Don’t miss this event attended by thousands each year.  Admission and parking is free.  Events include Car and Tractor Show, variety of entertainment including Steve Owens and Summertime, playing beach music and southern soul and rock and roll, bluegrass bands, rides and games, tractor rides, horse exhibition with Rachel Jackson providing Truck and Roman Riding, Civil War Reenactment, stage coach rides, food, vendors, organ grinder, arts and crafts, Brunswick fest t-shirts and hats, kids train rides and plenty of good ole Brunswick Stew.

Mark your calendar now for the biggest event of the year for Brunswick County!!




Local Artist Works to Raise Funds for Wounded Warriors

An effort to raise money for Wounded Warriors is ongoing by artist/composer/musician Tom Spivey. Currently he is offering four prints of his work: a) Emporia/Greensville County, $35.00.  b) Resurrection Morn, $15.00.  c) Christ at the Well, $10.00 d)  and Far From Home, $15.00. Contact or Picture Perfect on Halifax Street.

a    b


c    d 



New Features on Emporia News

You may have noticed over the last few days that there are new buttons below every story on Emporia News.  With these buttons you can easily share an article on Facebook, Tweet a link or Pin it to your Pinterest Account.  Should you use other forms of social media, all of those are available by hovering over the "Save/Share" button.  Nearly every social media option currently known to man is available.

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SVCC Offers Continuing Education Class

Online Continuing Education Course for Licensed Nurses!!! Pap Smear Management

Fall 2015 | Online NUR 295 Class Dates: October 1, 2015-December 11, 2015

This continuing education online course is for licensed registered nurses who want to improve their knowledge of pap smear management based on the ASCCP (American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology) guidelines. This is a self-directed review of the current evidence based guidelines for health care providers that includes the 2013 guidelines, management of normal and abnormal pap smears (age specific), risk factors, prevention and patient education strategies for the licensed nurse. At the completion of each module, participants will complete a brief examination of the information presented.

Participants that successfully complete this course will be awarded 15 contact hours (1 college credit) towards their license renewal.

Register by September 28th, 2015 by contacting: Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026 or

NUR 295 (68305-A6) 1 Credit Hour | In State Tuition: $145.00 | Out of State: $339.60

Stream and Download Music and Movies at your Library

Freegal (“Free and legal”) Music and Movies is here for Meherrin Regional Library System patrons! Freegal Music is a downloadable music service that gives library patrons access to over 8 million songs in MP3 format, including Sony Music’s catalog of artists. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries.

There is no software to install. Downloaded songs will play in Windows Media Player, iTunes, and other popular music players. They can also be transferred to an MP3 player or an iPod. The Freegal app is free and available through Apple’s App Store and Google Play for use with smartphones or tablets. Freegal Music limits song downloads to 3 per library patron per week, and 3 hours of streaming time per day per patron.

Also use Freegal Movies to view movies and TV shows! Freegal Movies and Television is a streaming video service that allows patrons to access thousands of movies and television episodes from major content providers. Like Freegal Music, no software download is needed, and files are in MP3 format and can be played on any device. Freegal Movies limits movie and TV episode downloads to 3 per library patron per week. Each download can be viewed multiple times during a 48 hour viewing period.

Start downloading your favorite tunes or movies today! Access Freegal Music by visiting or by downloading the Freegal Music app.  Freegal Movies are available at or by downloading the Freegal Movies app. Login to both by selecting Meherrin Regional Library and using your library card number and pin. For more information on accessing Freegal through your library, contact the Brunswick County Library at 434-848-2418 ext. 301 or the Richardson Memorial Library at 434-634-2539.


Bridge near Emporia will be replaced; traffic to be detoured to I-95 during project

GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. –The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) wants to alert drivers in Greensville County to possible traffic impacts associated with replacement of the Route 301 South (Sussex Drive) bridge over the CSX railroad tracks, about 3 miles north of the town of Emporia. The bridge will close to traffic on May 18, 2015, and will remain closed during the two-year construction project. Crews will first demolish and remove the old bridge, then construct a new bridge in its place.

The contractor will work with CSX railroad personnel to make sure train movements are not interrupted during construction. This project only affects southbound traffic, which will be detoured during construction. Route 301 North will remain open, and access will remain for property owners who live nearby. Access to Country Club Road will also be available during construction.

Detour signs will be posted along the roadside for drivers to follow. Before reaching the bridge closure, drivers can get onto I-95 at Exit 17, and get off at Exit 13 to access Route 301 South. This project is scheduled to be completed by Summer of 2017.

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