Farmville; PEC Selected To Take Part In Economic Development Pilot Program

Farmville – On January 24 th , the Town of Farmville and Prince Edward County were selected to participate in a Small-Scale Manufacturing Pilot program. The purpose of the pilot is to provide technical assistance to communities with potential to have small scale manufacturing as an economic development and revitalization strategy and identify opportunities and resources for scale up and … Read More

Road Closure in Farmville this Afternoon

North Main Street from the south end of Osborne Road to the north end of Osborne Road will be closed from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm today for Farmville Public Works to remove dangerous trees hanging over the roadway.  Traffic will be detoured along Osborne Road for the duration. 

Community Meeting Regarding Appalachian Power Upgrades 2/26

Appalachian Power has scheduled an open house meeting for the public regarding the Gladstone upgrades. The first meeting will be February 26th starting at 5:30 at Appomattox County High School. The project involves a new electrical source for the region. The company also says the project will increase reliability for customers and support the retirement of aging equipment. With the … Read More

Authorities Searching For Leads In Dog Abuse Case

Cumberland County authorities are searching for leads in a disturbing animal abuse case. The Farmville Herald reports that a pet Beagle was shot and left for dead at a property on Lewis Road in Cumberland. The beagle survived the ordeal, but will have lifelong injuries after the dog’s owner came home to find it lying in a pool of blood. … Read More

MISSING ENDANGERED MEDIA ALERT

THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS ISSUED A MISSING ENDANGERED MEDIA ALERT ON BEHALF OF MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ON 2/12/20 AT 1530 HOURS. THE  MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR JAMES “JIMMY” JENKINS, WHITE , MALE , 85 YEARS OF AGE, 5″11, 165  lbs., WITH HAZEL EYES AND BROWN  HAIR.  HE WAS LAST SEEN ON 2/4/20, AT 1800 HOURS AT HIS … Read More

VSP Responds to Tractor-trailer Crash

At 6:28 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12), Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J.T. Fariss responded to a single-vehicle crash on Rt. 460 at Hudsons Bottom. A tractor-trailer traveling east on Route 460 ran off the right side of the road, went through a guard rail and up an embankment. The driver, Mason A. Grant, 24, was not injured. He was charged … Read More

SVCC Eliminates Communications Director Position

Southside Virginia Community College has eliminated the position of communications director. Christie Hales, who held the position for more than 30 years, retired as a result of her position being eliminated. That’s according to SVCC Human Resources Director Bethany Harris, who confirmed the position was eliminated in a reduction of force move. Hales told The Charlotte Gazette that he was … Read More

Farmville PD Looking Into Possible Shooting Links

Local police continue investigating a series of events that has caused concern in the community. There have been no arrests as of late Wednesday in connection to a shooting reported this past Friday near Longwood University. Police say they continue to look into the possibility that this incident may be connected to other shooting incidents that took place in December … Read More

Burning Law Going Into Effect

The 4p.m. burning law goes into effect February 15h. The law prohibits burning before 4p.m. each day between February 15th and April 30th, if the fire is within 300 feet of woodland, brush, or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. Regardless of the time of day, it is critical to exercise sound judgement when burning at any time … Read More

GARBAGE ROUTE SCHEDULE FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY

With Monday, February 17th being Presidents Day, there will be no residential or business garbage collection, no cardboard collection and no miscellaneous/brush collection.  Monday and Tuesday residential garbage will be picked up on Tuesday, February 18th.  Please have your rollouts at the curb by 7:00 a.m. this morning.  Business garbage and cardboard will be picked up on Tuesday and Friday … Read More