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Jimmy LaRoue, Author at The Suffolk News-Herald

News

Commission evenly split on Wilroy Road solar farm

A 3-megawatt solar farm planned for nearly 130 acres off of Wilroy Road near the planned U.S. Route 58 flyover by the regional landfill has ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:46 pm

News

Suffolk Police bring back Explorers Program

The Suffolk Police Department has relaunched its Explorers Program designed for young people who are interested in law enforcement or criminal justice-related fields.  Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, July 26, 2021 8:25 pm

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Council approves spending plan for federal money

Suffolk City Council has approved the spending plan for more than $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act money, largely leaving the same spending plan ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, July 26, 2021 8:24 pm

Holland

Split council approves Holland solar project

After considerable debate, a split City Council approved a 4-megawatt solar facility on 21 acres in the Holland area of the city near Virginia Tech’s ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:17 pm

COVID-19

City rescinds local emergency

Suffolk City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to rescind the local state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:16 pm

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Suffolk Tower residents remain in limbo

Since a fire damaged a significant portion of the Suffolk Tower building in the downtown area more than a week ago, its 118 residents have ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, July 22, 2021 3:33 pm

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Planters Station site of possible high-end grocery store

A 48,400-square-foot grocery store from a chain with no current locations in Hampton Roads could be coming to Suffolk’s Planters Station development off Godwin Boulevard. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:57 pm

News

Southwestern Elementary School returns

The last time Suffolk Public Schools had a school named Southwestern, it was 2014 and it was an elementary school located in Holland. The 200 ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:55 pm

COVID-19

State defers to localities on masking for schools

Local school divisions will be responsible for their own masking and social distancing policies to deal with COVID-19, after the state departments of health and ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:45 pm

News

SPS climate, culture survey favorable

Surveys of Suffolk Public Schools’ staff, students and their parents came back highly favorable for the school division — a testament, according to Superintendent Dr. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:31 pm

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