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Career Opportunity

Science Teacher

Would you like to provide educational direction and instruction to Virginia’s disadvantaged youth in a small class setting?  A private rural accredited residential special education facility seeks experienced Virginia licensed secondary Science Teacher.  Qualified candidates must possess the analytical and observational skills to make decisions which safeguard the health, safety, and educational plans of students in care.

Competitive salary & benefits including employer sponsored health, dental, vision, &life insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan with an employer match.

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and drug free work place.  Applicants must satisfactorily complete criminal background, CPS, and drug/alcohol screenings.  Position Open until filled.

Mail, e-mail, or fax resume and cover letter to:

Chris Thompson
Re:  Job #: 2018-9
546 Walnut Grove Drive
Jarratt, Virginia 23867
Fax: (434) 634-6237





Psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescent girls and boys located 15 minutes north of Emporia, Virginia seeks experienced licensed clinician (LCSW or LPC) to provide therapy and case management services on an inpatient basis.  Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling experience and certification preferred.  Population served includes adolescent girls and boys with complex developmental trauma, co-occurring mental illness, and substance abuse issues.  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 # 2018-4
Fax: (434) 634-6237

Saturday, June 7 Yardsale hosted at Roanoke-Wildwood Vol. Fire Dept., 790 Lizard Creek Rd. (aka River Rd.), Littleton, NC, (252) 586-5737. 9:00-1:00 rain or shine. Furniture, household goods, electronics, tools, toys, linens, and much, much more are for sale. Proceeds go to support the Fire Dept.

Blood Drive Today!



EMPORIA, VA – Each summer, the supply of blood collected by the American Red Cross (ARC) through volunteer donations drops off significantly, with approximately two fewer donor appointments scheduled at each blood drive than the actual patient need. This decline can add up to as many as 100,000 fewer donations during the months of June, July and August. Unfortunately, the need for lifesaving blood and blood products remains constant throughout the summer season. Approximately 400 blood donations are needed every day to meet the patient demand in Central Virginia. That equates to about 60,000 units needed annually for our geographic area.

As one of more than 2700 hospitals nationwide who depend on the ARC for blood and blood products for our patients, Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) will host a blood drive on Tuesday, June 16th from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM in SVRMC classrooms. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. To schedule an appointment, simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). A blood donor ID or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

For more information on this blood drive, contact Sandy Webb, Director of Marketing and Physician Recruitment at 434-348-4447.


The 42nd Annual Pork Fesitval Draws Crowds to Emporia

Over 40,000 pounds of pork (yes, that is 20 tons! 20 Tons of Pork!).  Among the 40,000 pounds were Chitterlings, BBQ Pork Chops, Pork Burgers, Pork Festival Stew, Country Ham, Sausage Biscuits, Pork Burgers, Hot Dogs, ham and Cheese Sandwiches, Meatballs, Italian Sausage, and Pulled Pork.

To accompany the Porcine Delicacies there was Corn on the Cob, Hush Puppies, Black Eyed Peas and Sweet Potato Fries with Strawberry Shortcake and Banana Pudding for Dessert.  With all of the walking from booth to booth, all of that food was also guilt free.

In addition to plenty of water and sweet tea, there was also a full bar and plenty of beer.  While most of the beer selections were Anheuser-Busch products like Budweiser, there was also Shock Top on tap and an expanded selection of Craft Beers and Hard Ciders.  This year there were Craft selections from Legend Brewing, three choices from Natty Green's Brewing Company, two selections from Star Hill and Highland Brewing Company's Oatmeal Porter.  Bold Rock had three Hard Cider selections, two apple and one pear.  The Discovery Channel’s Tim Smith was there, as well, offering samples of his Climax Moonshine.

This years music was provided by The Embers, Albert Castiglia, Steve Owens & the Summertime Band, The Switch, & Exit 173.

The Virginia Pork Festival is the largest single day festival on the East Coast and is a fund raiser for many local charities.

Southside Regional Medical Center Offers FREE CPR Class

Petersburg, VA – Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is offering a FREE Friends and Family Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) class on Wednesday, June 24 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm at SRMC’s campus. Participants will learn how to recognize and treat life threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest, heart attack and choking. This CPR class is designed for those who want to learn the skills, but are not required to obtain certification in CPR for employment.

SRMC is located at 200 Medical Park Boulevard in Petersburg, Virginia. The class will be held in the A/B classroom. For more information and to register, call 804.765.5729.  Registration deadline is Friday, June 19.  Class size is limited.


Full Ballot for County in November

While the majority of candidates will be running unopposed, there are a few competitive races on the ballot in the November General Election. 

Unopposed races included State Senator L. Louise Lucas and House of Delegates Member Roslyn Tyler, both Democrats.  Running unopposed for Constitutional Offices in Greensville County, Patricia Watson (Commonwealth's Attorney), Martha Swenson (Commissioner of the Revenue), and Pamela Lifsey (Treasurer).  This year's race will see competition for the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court as incumbent Bobby Wrenn will face opposition from Debra Brown.

The County Sheriff's race includes four candidates (five are listed in the chart from the State Board of Elections, as one is listed twice).  Timmy Jarratt will run as the incumbent in the wake of Sheriff Edward's recent retirement.  Also in the race for County Sheriff are Derrick Banks, Stephen King and former Sheriff Wyatt Lee.

Longtime Board of Supervisors Member James C. Vaughn is not standing for re-election this year, running for his District One seat are James Avent and Raymond Bryant.  Supervisor Margaret Lee from District Three will face competition from Keith Mitchell.  Fourth District Supervisor and Chairman Peggy Wiley is running unopposed as is the Supervisor Mike Ferguson from District Two.

Both James S. Ferguson and Anthony Gillus are running to be Directors of the Chowan Basin Soil and Water Conservation District.  Both are currently Directors for that board covering Greensville, Sussex and Southampton Counties.

All four people running for Greensville County School Board are running unopposed.  They are Bessie Ried, Danny Rook, Rhonda Jones Gilliam, and Christopher Vaughan.  School Board Members for the City of Emporia are still appointed by the City Council.

On the ballot for the City of Emporia are State Senator and Delegate and the shared Constitutional Offices of the Commonwealth's Attorney, County Sheriff and Clerk of the Circuit Court.

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