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2015-1-28

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Obituary-LaRose Evans Gilbert

Sadly on Sunday, January 25, 2015, Ms. LaRose Evans Gilbert, 96, of 23240 Moore's Road, Jarratt, Virginia, took her heavenly transition to be with the Lord. 

A Homegoing Celebration for Ms. LaRose Evans Gilbert will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12 NOON at Saint James Episcopal Church in Emporia, VA. Reverend Harry V. Nevels, Officiating, Eulogist. 

Ms. Gilbert will be laid to rest in the Hassidiah Baptist Church Cemetery in Jarratt, VA. 

The staff of R.E. Pearson and Son Funeral Service, 556 Halifax Street, Emporia, Virginia, are in charge of the arrangements. 

www.pearsonandsonfuneralhome.
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Southside Electric Cooperative Donates to SVCC Ag Program

"Southside Electric Cooperative is proud to partner with SVCC to help expand career training opportunities in Southside Virginia.  SEC’s Board of Directors and I believe strongly in giving back to the communities we serve, and we’re excited to be a part of this new endeavor led by Dr. Dalton.  It is our hope that other organizations and businesses in our area will not only see the benefits of preparing our students to work in the agribusiness industry, but will be encouraged to partner with SVCC in providing additional internship opportunities" - SEC President & CEO, Jeffrey S. Edwards said.  Edwards is shown here presenting a check to SVCC's Dr. Dixie Davis Walton.

A donation to the Southside Virginia Community College Foundation, Inc., to start an internship program for students in the Agribusiness Program has been announced by Southside Electric Cooperative headquartered in Crewe, Virginia.  Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton, Professor and Program Director of Agribusiness, (Right) accepts the donation from Jeffrey S. Edwards (Left), President and CEO of SEC.  The Agribusiness program started at SVCC in 2010 and offers a two-year program in General Studies with a specialization in Agribusiness as well as a Career Studies Certificate.   As consumers, we are all impacted by the agribusiness industry.  From the food we eat to the clothes we wear and the homes we live in, agribusiness directly affects each of us on a daily basis, notes Dr. Dalton.  She looks forward to involving community businesses from all areas of agribusiness, including farms, financial institutions, farm supply stores, feed and chemical companies, information and consulting services, and others by partnering with them to create internship opportunities for students. For information, contact  Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton,Professor & Program Director, Agribusiness,109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA 23821 or call 434-949-1053

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Banker's Day on Capital Hill

Chris Everett, Will Clements, Delegate Roslyn Tyler, Dena Patrick and Eric Crawford meet at the General Assembly

The Bankers of Southside Virginia Bank visited  Delegate Roslyn Tyler of the 75 th District during Banker's  Day at the Virginia General Assembly. The Virginia Bankers Association has developed the following bills that will strengthen the banking industry.

Bills of importance are:

  • SB 860 Docketing of Judgement Satisfaction - The proposed legislation will allow will allow a designated successor that executes small estates affidavit to endorse checks and other  negotiable instruments made payable to the decedent's Estate.
  • SB 859 and HB 1800 Clarification of Payment Due Date - The Virginia Codes provides that no finance charge can be charged on a credit card debt that is paid in full prior to the next "billing date", Which must be at least 25 days later than the prior "billing date".  There has been confusion about what constitutes the "billing date." In order to clarify, this legislation will change "billing date to payment due date."
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