Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer worked tirelessly to affirm the experiences of exploited Black people of the deep south whose stories were forgotten; rising from humble beginnings in Mississippi to become one of the most important, passionate, and powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movements and a leader in the efforts for greater economic opportunities for African Americans.

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Because of the spread of Covid-19 in Bath County and our surrounding areas, Bath schools are going all virtual after Thanksgiving break on November 30th. I reached out to Superintendent Sue Hirsh for more information about how this will occur, and fall sports.

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Congressman Ben Cline hosted an hour-long telephone town hall meeting focusing on small business owners where we talked about the CARES Act and the Payment Protection Program. Carl Knoblock, who has been Virginia’s director of the United States Small Business Administration also spoke.

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At the last Bath County Board of Supervisors meeting, it passed unanimously for the County Administrator, Ashton Harrison, to write a letter of intent to apply for a Community Development Block Grant with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to establish a small business emergency grant program. You can hear an overview of that program in this story.

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