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GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will hold its regular meeting Thursday, November 15th, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.

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Please visit the employment page of our web site at http://www.dcc.vccs.edu/Employment/employment.htm for details.

Danville Community College is committed to becoming a model higher education institution for diversity and inclusion and invites multicultural professionals from all backgrounds to contribute to its aspiration for building an inclusive community where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.  Employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check.         

Both of the incumbents in City Council Districts One and Seven have been unseated.

Rev. Clifton Threat easily won his race against long term City Council Member Carolyn Carey. Carey, who had previously indicated that she would not run lost to Threat 171-133.

In District 7 Yolanda Hines narrowly defeated Mark Mitchell. Mitchell was appointed to fill the term of Debra Dixon, who moved to another community and was ineligible to serve on the City Council here in Emporia.

Both Threat and Hines ran on a platform of Jobs and the Economy. Hines ran as a Democrat, while Threat ran as an independent and was endorsed by the Emporia-Greensville Democratic Committee.

In the race for the Greensville County Board of Supervisors seat left vacant upon the death of Dr. Margaret Lee, William "Bill" Cain is the unofficial winner by a margin of only 10 votes over Richard Pearson, who was also endorsed by the Emporia-Greensville Democrats. Also running in that Board of Supervisors race were recent appointee Jacqueline Jordan (20% vote share) and Andrew Weaver (13% vote share).

In the race for United States Senate, Tim Kaine won reelection over Corey Stewart by a large margin. As the race progressed Stewart released several ads that have been called gear-mongering and pandering. Kaine won statewide by a margin of 15 percentage points. Kaine carried the City of Emporia nearly two-to-one and had a 20 percentage point winning margin in Greensville County.

A. Donald McEachin will return to Washington as the member of the United States House of Representatives for the Fourth Congressional District. While the margins of victory in the city and county were very similar to those posted by Senator Kaine, nearly two-to-one and 20 percentage points respectively, the statewide margin of victory was nearly 20 percentage points.

All of the election night results are unofficial until the Wednesday canvass and certification by the local Boards of Election. Given the modern methods of voting, these unofficial results are unlikely to change.

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