SEVENTH CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY TO BEGIN IN MARCH

The Farmville Police Department is again inviting citizens to apply for the Farmville Police Department Citizens Police Academy, which will begin in March 2020. This academy will consist of nine sessions on Thursday nights beginning March 12th and ending May 7th. The classes will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. The goal of the academy is to … Read More

Stafford Man Gets 40 Years For Murdering Pamplin Woman

A man convicted for the killing of a Pamplin woman has receiveda prison term of 40 years. Megan Metzger was murdered in July of 2018. 22 year-old David Newton, of Stafford, was sentenced late last week in Spotsylvania County. He pleaded guilty in the case and avoided a jury trial. A co-defendant, 27 year-old Robert Keating, also of Stafford, reportedly … Read More

VSP URGING MOTORISTS TO DRIVE FOR CONDITIONS TODAY

With Virginia experiencing a wide range of inclement winter weather today (Jan. 7), the Virginia State Police is encouraging all drivers to be prepared and to drive for conditions. The snowfall along the Interstate 81 corridor has caused numerous traffic crashes, with the majority of them involving only damage to vehicles. There have been no reported traffic fatalities. However, Virginians … Read More

VSP LAUNCHES TROOPER RECRUITMENT WEBSITE

The Virginia State Police is welcoming the New Year and a new decade with a new recruitment website. Located at www.vatrooper.com, the site is the first of its kind for the Department and highlights the Virginia State Police mission, culture, Academy life and extensive career opportunities available to trooper-trainees. “This website has been a long-time coming and we recognize its … Read More

Rabies Clinic In Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County Animal Control will be holding a rabies clinic on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department at 108 S. Boundary Road, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943. A veterinarian from Ridge Animal Hospital will be on site offering rabies vaccinations for dogs at the cost of … Read More

Fundraisers For Amish Family Dealing With Tragedy

A gofundme page is still up and running to collect dfonations for a local Amish family struck with tragedy. On December 20th, John Yoder and his wife and four children were traveling in a buggy that was struck from behind on Route 60 near High School Road. Sylvia Yoder died as a result of the crash and all four children … Read More

Farmville Town Council Meeting Wednesday

The next town of Farmville council meeting is Wednesday at 7pm. The public agenda lists a couple of new agenda items, including a request for authorization to adjust water and sewer bills. Also a request for a reappointment to the Farmville Industrial Development Agency and a request to proceed with a US Department of Agriculture grant for the Farmville Police … Read More

Youth Art Scholarships Available

Students in Prince Edward County are now eligible for art scholarships through Red Door 104’s youth program. Red Door 104 is partnering with Southside Community Development Alliance to provide opportunities to underprivileged children. If you know a possible candidate who might be interested in the youth art scholarships, you can find applications at 104 North Main Street in Farmville or … Read More

Spates Honored

The Piedmont Area Veteran Council recently honored longtime Farmville town manager Gerald Spates, thanking him for his suppoort of local veterans and his service to the community. PAVC President Douglas Randolph presented Spates with a certificate during the December 17th event, according to the Farville Herald.

Charlotte County Sheriff Retires

Charlotte County Sheriff Thomas Jones has retired after 32 years in law enforcement. Jones spoke to the Charlotte Gazette, saying that he could not have been a successful sheriff without his support staff and the trust of the community. Jones said he has been blessed and will always appreciate the support and friends he made along the way. Jones says … Read More