Pino’s in Farmville Gets Chamber Looking our Best for July

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce was excited to award Pino’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Farmville with the Looking Our Best award for July.  Pictured L-R: Alexis Dickerson, Patsy Churchill ,Matias Delcid, Christal Burley, Cristian Musso, Teresa Bates, Marilena Lentini, Antonio Musso, Kenny Najera, Joy Stump, Ilsa Loeser, SinClair Brydon, Chris Brochon, Sharron Harrup, and Anne Tyler Paulek.

MECHANICSVILLE MAN WINS T-H MARINE FLW BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT

Boater Bryan Elrod of Mechanicsville, Virginia, won Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on the James River after catching five bass weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces. For his efforts, Elrod took home $3,637. Elrod said he fished on the lower end of the James River. “I probably fished 8 to 10 different places during the … Read More

Long Term Drug Investigation Nets 10 Arrests

We’re learning information today about a long term investigation involving as many as 10 people within the SOuthside Virginia region. All have been arrested for dozens of drug and firearm charges. In a statement from Virginia State Polcie Spokesperson Corinne Geller, the Tri-County Drug Task Force conducted an operation late last week at homes across Lunenburg, Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties. … Read More

Cumberland County Names New Administrator

Cumberland COunty has named a new county administrator. Don Unmussig begins his new duties today. Unmussig was appoiointed unanimously by the county board of supervisors during their Thursday meeting last week. He has been a resident of Powhatan County and reportedly brings a wealth of experience in local government, according to a statement from the board of supervisors. Unmussig also … Read More

Drakes Branch Water Source Passes New Tests

Good news for Drakes Branch residents. Town leaders say the recent water problems have been fixed and a boil water notice has been lifted. Samples were taken July 8th and 9th from the town’s drinking water source and both came back negative for bacteria. The town’s water supply somehow became contaminated on July 3rd after normal bacteria tests collected from … Read More

Farmville Hiring Meter Reader/Repair Technician

THE TOWN OF FARMVILLE IS HIRING. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS… THERE’S AN OPENING AT TOWNHALL FOR A WATER METER READER AND REPAIR TECHNICIAN. THE STARTING SALARY IS JUST OVER 29-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. APPLICANTS WITH AT LEAST A HIGH SCHOOL DAPLOM A ARE PREFERRED…AND YOU’LL NEED A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. THERE’S A BACKGROUND CHECK, PHYSICAL EXAM AND A SUBSTANCE … Read More

GOVERNOR NORTHAM, CENTRAL VIRGINIA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR RURAL BROADBAND IN SOUTHEASTERN FLUVANNA COUNTY

PALMYRA—Governor Northam visited Lyles Baptist Church in Palmyra where he joined the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) and public officials in announcing plans to expand rural broadband in southeastern Fluvanna County using grant funds awarded by the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI).  CVEC plans to build fiber to members served by the Columbia substation, which is located in Fluvanna County and … Read More

Farmville Town Council Approves Initial Funding For New Ambulance Service

More on the proposed EMS service… At Tuesday’s meeting this week, Mayor Whitus stated that the town council will allocate 30-thousand dollars from this year’s budget to go towards hiring and executive director for the rescue squad. Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College have agreed to match that amount for a total of 90-thousand dollars to start off the EMS budget. … Read More

Friends Of Twin Lakes State Park Receive Conservation Grant

The conservation group Keep Virginia Beautiful has handed out a thousand dollars to the Friends of Twin Lakes State Park. The grant was part of the 30 in 30 Green Grants program spoonsored by Keep Virginia Beautiful. Grants are handed out each year to environmental gropups, towns, counties, and associations in four different categories. The charity has given out 230-thousand … Read More

Prince Edward County Commissioners Considering EMS District

WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A PLAN TO CREATE AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL ERVICE DISTRICT IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS… THE DISTRICT WOULD FUND THE PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD WITH A ONE CENT TAX LEVY ON REAL ESTATE…AND TEN CENTS ON PERSONAL PROPERTY. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR WADE BARTLETT… (cut) COUNTY SUPERVISORS WILL HOLD TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS ON … Read More