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The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will hold its regular meeting Thursday, August 15, 2019, 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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YMCA Preschoolers Celebrate Earth Day

The YMCA Preschoolers celebrated Earth Day by planting a garden, picking up trash, making litter bags and hatching butterflies.





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.

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Obituary-Betty Jean Kellam Harrison

Betty Jean Kellam Harrison, 74, of Littleton NC, went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2015 after a brief illness.   Born February 23, 1941, in Fredericksburg VA, she was the daughter of Elizabeth and Walter Kellam.   Betty was a 1961 graduate of Greensville County High School and later attended Smithdeal-Massey Business College in Richmond, VA.  She was a devoted and well-loved employee of Greensville Memorial Hospital for over 35 years and later enjoyed her retirement living on Lake Gaston.   Betty was known for her strength and her beauty and was crowned Miss Emporia of 1961.   She had unending love for her family and was the greatest wife, mother, and grandmother that a family could ever hope for.   She was a wonderful cook and loved preparing meals for her family during holidays and visits.   Her special ingredient was love, which always made everything she cooked taste that much better.   She also took great pride in her home and was a gifted decorator who put her signature touches on everything inside her home and loved working in the flowers in her yard.   Betty was the most nurturing and supportive mother and grandmother and no family was more blessed to have that love for what seems like a far too brief period of time.   This love extended to her pets and she treasured each one of her beagles throughout the years and cherished them as though they were another one of her children.   She is survived by her soulmate and husband of 52 years Clyde Harrison, of Littleton NC; her son Chris Harrison and his wife Karen of Mechanicsville, VA; her grandchildren Conner Harrison and Kaitlyn Harrison of Mechanicsville, VA; her brother Marvin Kellam and his wife Theresa of Powhatan; her brother Wayne Kellam of Fredericksburg, VA and her beloved beagle Dixie.   She will be forever missed but never forgotten.   Her family will receive friends at 5pm Tuesday, May 5 th, at Owen Funeral Home, 303 South Halifax Road, Jarratt, VA 23867, where a memorial service will follow at6pm.   Private interment will be at Grace Anglican Church at a later date, where she was a lifetime member.   Online condolences may be directed to

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