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Candidates Make Final Push For Your Vote

Election Day is Tomorrow, November 8th. While many thought that this campaign would never end, the end is indeed near.

On the Democratic side, State Senator Donald McEachin was in Emporia on Saturday to greet phone bank volunteers while other volunteers were out canvassing.

In Greensville County voters will be choosing the President of the United States and a Member of the United States House of Representatives. In addition, there are two Proposed Constitutional Amendments for the  Commonwealth.

The first ballot question involves Virginia's Right to Work Laws, while the second is about a Tex Exemption for survivors of First Responders.

The City of Emporia will also be choosing the President, Member of the House and voting on the Proposed Constitutional Amendments. In addition there are races for Mayor and three City Council Seats.

Incumbent Mayor Mary Person is facing challenge from Marva Dunn. Two Members of City Council-Carol Mercer and James Saunders are running unopposed in the Second and Third Districts while incumbent Dale Temple is facing off against Marvin "Cow" Harvell.

Below is a list of all races in both the City of Emporia and Greensville County. (While this list shows all races, the ballots for City Council races will only be available to voters in the 2nd, 3rd and 6th Districts, voters in all other districts will only have a City Ballot for the office of Mayor.)

STATE POLICE WELCOMES 124th GENERATION OF TROOPERS TO THE RANKS

RICHMOND – On Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, the Commonwealth will graduate its 124th generation of Virginia State Troopers. The 44 new troopers will be presented their diplomas during commencement exercises at 10 a.m. at the State Police Training Academy located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike in North Chesterfield County.

The new troopers have received more than 1,600 hours of classroom and field instruction in more than 100 different subjects, including defensive tactics, crime scene investigation, ethics and leadership, survival Spanish, police professionalism, firearms, judicial procedures, officer survival, cultural diversity and crisis management. The members of the 124th Basic Session began their 27 weeks of academic, physical and practical training at the Academy May 2, 2016.

The soon-to-be graduates of the 124th Basic Session are from every corner of the Commonwealth, as well as California, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee.

Upon graduation, the new troopers will report to their individual duty assignments across Virginia beginning Nov. 7, 2016, for their final phase of training. Each trooper will spend an additional six weeks paired up with a Field Training Officer learning his or her new patrol area.

124th BASIC GRADUATING CLASS

Name

Hometown

Patrol Assignment

Chase Stewart Autry

Jarratt

Brunswick

Thomas Robert Aaron  Barnett

Grundy

Lunenburg

Jonathan Christopher Tyler Berry

Williamsburg

Surry

Cody Ryan Billiter

Grundy

Botetourt

Evan Carter Brooke

Willis

Loudoun

Jeremy Antonio Cabrera

Yonkers, New York

Loudoun

William Nathaniel Campbell

Halifax County

Mecklenburg

Kelly Ann Carrubba

Woodbridge

Prince William

Dustin Cody Collins

Chilhowie

Prince William

Thomas Ryan Floch

Sayreville, New Jersey

Prince William

Albert Gasparyan

Fresno, California

Hampton/Newport News

Daniel Gray Giles

Duffield

Prince William

Marcus LeRon Gravely

Collinsville

Pittsylvania

Nigel Adian-Jae Guishard

Smithfield

Portsmouth/Suffolk/Chesapeake

Kenneth Shane Hammell, Jr.

Lancaster

Caroline

Michael David Harville

Courtland

Southampton

Logan Wayne Hodges

Meadows of  Dan

Botetourt

Thomas Ryan Horton

North Chesterfield

Chesterfield

Bryce William Jackson

Williamsburg

Hampton/Newport News

Robert Paul Martin

Tazewell

Mecklenburg

Jamar Nacefh Maxie

Jersey City, New Jersey

Norfolk/Virginia Beach

Josiah Luke Montanye

Farmville

Mecklenburg

Eric McKinley Moss

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Henrico

Justin Michael Palanchi

Mount Olive, New Jersey

Henrico

John Austin Cody Paxton

Rockbridge Baths

Springfield (Express Lanes)

Corey Spencer Peer

Maurertown

Greene

Johnathan Edward Perry

Buchanan

Greene

Jay Phuc Phan

Newport News

Hampton/Newport News

Malachi Emery Phillips

Johnson City, Tennessee

Springfield

Royce Miken Pinner

Sunbury, North Carolina

Henrico

Elijah John Redwine

Centreville

Dulles Greenway

Jacob Anthony Reichard

Bedford

Appomattox

Jasnique Apryle Rolle

Hampton

Norfolk/Virginia Beach

Douglas Dylyn Schaeffer

Blue Ridge

Rockbridge

Thomas Edward Semones

Christiansburg

Hampton/Newport News

Jimmy Lee Simone, II

Carroll County

King George

Savannah Rae Stagner

Mount Solon

Rockbridge

Jessee Allen Stiltner

Lebanon

Hampton/Newport News

Caleb Andrew Thompson

Staunton

Henrico

Brandon Marshall Tripp

New Church

Accomack

Nicholas Joseph Wakeman

Edinburg

Shenandoah

Jason Matthew Walker

Bumpass

Powhatan

Isaiah David Welch

Otis, Oregon

Rockbridge

Mark Anthony Zbinovec

Williamsburg

Hampton/Newport News

Panther Prep Advising Day is Coming to SVCC November 21, 2016

Panther Prep Advising Day is coming to Southside Virginia Community College on November 21, 2016.  This day is for everyone to learn more about SVCC and to register for classes.  Prizes, food, DJs, advising, informational sessions and more.  Bernadette Battle (Left), Director of Counseling and Johnny Paws, the SVCC Panther are looking forward to seeing you.  More information, www.southside.edu

Everyone is invited to a huge event happening at four locations of Southside Virginia Community College on Monday, November 21, 2016.   Panther Prep Advising Day will be held from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. for all current students, those interested in becoming a student or learning more about the college.  The general public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The event is being held at the Christanna Campus, Alberta, John H. Daniel Campus, Keysville, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, South Boston, and Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center, South Hill.

SVCC will show its Panther Pride on this day with fun, food, DJs, door prizes (to include laptops and VISA gift cards), help with registering for Spring Classes, applying for financial aid and advisors getting students on the right path to success.  There will also be information about the new SVCC Women’s Softball team, entertainment, face painting and college tours.

There will be a free screening of the movie, Farmland, at 7 p.m. at the Alberta and Keysville sites to highlight the provide insights on how our food is produced and to highlight SVCC’s Agribusiness Program.

RSVP to http://www.southside.edu/pantherprepor call Leslie Perkins at 434 736 2022.

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