In addition to the great coverage by the Sussex Surry Dispatch Newspaper WVTR TV CH 6 out of Richmond is now following the events in the county, as citizens are tired of the lack of leadership and inability to conduct county business. Sussex County would like to provide opportunities within 2 Industrial Parks (not 1 but 2) for business to establish a base of operations in the county. For a county that has a regional landfill, a maximum security prison and numerous small businesses in addition to local and state government employers providing the only job opportunities, new business would be welcomed. HOWEVER the county could roll out the red carpet, line it with gold and still who would want to relocate to a locality that is so dysfunctional.
Unless the board of supervisors draws a line in the sand, settle past differences; leave them in the past and move on to a new day. You just might be reading about a county that’s going bankrupt.
We see and hear in the national political news about bridges and pipelines to nowhere well Sussex County just might be next "A County Going Nowhere".
PLEASE get a copy of the most recent Sussex Surry Dispatch and check out the story from TV 6, linked below should you have missed when it aired.
If you don’t subscribe to the newspaper you might want to consider doing so I hear they are selling like “hotcakes”.
Grassroots effort aims to get Board of Supervisors moving
SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A grassroots effort is underway to get the Sussex County Board of Supervisors working together.CBS 6 News’ Wayne Covil reported that the group has been deadlocked in a 3-3 tie on just about everything since three new members joined the board in January.
In fact, the Sussex County Sheriff had to step in twice in less than a week to shut down meetings earlier this month. Sheriff has to shut down Board of Supervisors meeting
Both times, heated arguments have gotten so out of control that he feared the situation could escalate.
“It was just unreal, I have never seen public officials act the way this group acted,” said Sheriff Raymond Bell.
Wayne Covil is in Sussex County talking to several business owners and one supervisor who refused to comment up until now.