National Weather Service Gives Update on Snowfall Totals

FOLKS ACROSS THE HEART OF VIRGINIA ARE STILL DIGGING OUT FROM THIS WEEKEND’S SNOW STORM. DARRELL MOODY IS TALKING TO THE NATIONAL WETHER SERVICE… METEOROLOGIST MIKE RUSNAK SAYS FOLKS AROUND FARMVILLE GOT A SOLID BLANKETING… (cut) RUSNAK SAYS THE SNOW WILL EVENTUALLY MELT…BUT NOT BEFORE WE GET RAIN TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK…WHICH COULD CREATE MESSY CONDITIONS.

SEC WORKING TO RESTORE POWER TO CUSTOMERS

CREWE, Va – Heavy snow from Winter Storm Diego on Dec. 9 caused widespread outages across Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) service territory. As of Monday at 12:45 P.M., approximately 5,500 members remain without power. At the peak of the event, nearly 10,000 members were impacted. Diego brought heavy snow across all of SEC’s territory, impacting trees and power lines with … Read More

ACP Compressor Station Hearing Postponed Due To Weather

Because of the winter storm, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has postponed the public hearing regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station in Buckingham County. The hearing will now take place at 10am on Wednesday, December 19th in Richmond. The meeting will be in the first floor House Committee Room of the Pocahontas Building at 900 East Main Street … Read More

Dangerous Driving Conditions Persist Through Midday Monday

It’s been a dangerous past 48 hours across the Heart of Virginia, so state troopers are urging people to be extremely cautious if you must venture out. The national weather service said slippery road conditions would persist through midday today, but little to no additional significant snow or ice accumulation was expected from here on out. VSP reported that two … Read More

JM Jenkins Re-Elected To Virginia Farm Bureau Board of Directors

The man who represents Charlotte, Lunenburg, Brunswich, and Mecklenburg Counties on the Virginia Farm Burea Federation board of directors has been elected to an unprecedented 16th term. When he finishes this term, JM Jenkins will have served 48 years on the board. Jenkins and about a dozen others were elected to their posts recently, according to the Farmville Herald. Jenkins … Read More

One Injured After Appomattox Crash

Authorities say one person was slightly injured in a Wednesday night crash on US 460 near Appomattox. A statement from Virginia State Polcie says Susan Mundy, of Appomattox, was driving a 2017 Honda Civic when she rear ended a 2014 Peterbuilt semi tractor trailer driven by Jason Scott of Prince Edward County. Mundy was cited for following too closely. Mundy … Read More

Farmville Jaycees Accepting Applications for Mini Grant Program

THE FARMVILLE JAYCEES IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS MINI GRANT PROGRAM. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS… (cut) WARRAN A REED IS PRESIDENT OF THE FARMVILLE JAYCEES… (cut) THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS DECEMBER 31st. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO FARMVILLEJAYCEES.COM

Public Hearing For Proposed ACP Tower Scheduled

Another public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday regarding an Atlantic Coast Pipeline microwave tower that is proposed. The tower would be about 225 feet tall, according to a public notice sent out by Prince Edward County. The land is on the west side of Route 617, or Saylers Creek Road, and about a half mile north of Route 307, or … Read More

Twin Lakes State Park Hosting Paper Roll Snowflake Craft Workshop Saturday

TWIN LAKES STATE PARK IS HOSTING A HOLIDAY-THEMED CRAFT WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS… AT THE WORKSHOP, YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO MAKE PAPER ROLL SNOWFLAKES. PARK INTERPRETER JACK WAGSTAFF CALLS IT AN UPCYCLE PROJECT… (cut) THE WORKSHOP IS SATURDAY FROM 11-TO-2 AT THE CEDAR CREST CONFERENCE CENTER PICNIC SHELTER. WAGSTAFF SAYS THEY’LL HAVE BOTH FIREPLACES GOING DURING … Read More

HSC Economics Professor Wins Prestigious Award

Hampden-Sydeny College Professor of Economics and Business Tony Carilli has been presented with a prestigious award. Carilli won the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award at the recent Southern Economics Association meeting held in Washington DC. A news release from Hampden-Sydney College says that the award is given out each year and honors one or more faculty members for outstanding … Read More