SEC Communicator Earns National Certification

Southside Electric Cooperative is touting the work of one of their employees. Communications Specialist Lauren Irby has earned recognition as a professional communicator in a national certification program offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Irby has met the requirements to become a Certified Cooperative Communicator (CCC), which signifies standards of professionalism in communications and competency in the electric … Read More

100 Mile Yard Sale Coming Up July 7

SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA’S LARGEST YARD SALE IS NEXT MONTH AND FARMVILLE IS PARTICIPATING. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS… TOWN MANAGER GERRY SPATES SAYS YOU CAN PARTICIPATE, TOO…JUST HAVE YOUR YARD SALE ON SATURDAY, JULY 7th… (cut) FOR A MAP OF THE ROUTE AND OTHER DETAILS…GO TO VA100MILEYARDSALE.COM.

Hampden Sydney College Hosting Economic Development Workshop

ECONOMIC DEVLOPMENT OFFICIALS, LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS AND COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS ARE MEETING TODAY AT HAMPDEN SYDNEY COLLEGE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS… (CUT) THEY’RE HERE FOR THE GO VIRGINIA DISTRICT THREE COUNCIL MEETING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPENT WORKSHOP… (CUT) GO VIRGINIA STAFFER LIZ POVAR SAYS THERE WILL BE MULTIPLE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES…ALLOWING PARTICIPANTS TO HEAR FIRST HAND SUCCESS STORIES…

CVEC Doing its Part to Support Virginia Pollinator Week, June 18-24

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is doing its part to support “Virginia Pollinator Week” June 18-24 by promoting and protecting the growth of plant species that attract and sustain pollinators in its rights-of-way. Eleven years ago, the U.S. Senate designated one week in June to address the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles. CVEC … Read More

Planning Commission Landfill Vote Likely To Come Monday

Monday should be the big day for the Cumberland County Planning Commission. The commission said at their last meeting that they would vote on a proposed landfill site near the Powhatan County line which has been extremely controversial. The company behind the Green Ridge Landfill has applied for a conditional use permit and rezoning proposal in order to continue with … Read More

Drakes Branch Municipal Building Discussed

Concerns are rising over the current condition of the municpal building and fire department next door in Drakes Branch. Last week, a discussion was started at the Town COuncil meeting regarding possible renovations. Funding the project is, of course, the main issue. Rebecca Daly told the council that she is willing to spearhead a funding effort, but the town council … Read More

GREEN FRONT NAMED A TOP 100 FURNITURE STORE

Farmville, Virginia-based Green Front Furniture has been named to Furniture Today’s U.S. ranking of top 100 furniture stores. The family-owned and operated company with one of the largest oriental rug collections on the East Coast joins a list of internationally recognized brands in furniture and home decor. “It’s an honor to be back on this list of top-tier names in … Read More

Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce June Membership Meeting

A large group of chamber members showed up to the June membership meeting to hear Brad Watson’s last address as the Chair of the Chamber board of directors. Always engaging, eloquent and humorous, Brad’s personality suited the role of emcee for the past 2 years of membership lunches. Jennifer Benton, from Virginia Credit Union (VACU) , was the meeting’s sponsor … Read More

Bland Reid get Chamber LOB Award

The Chamber of Commerce awarded Bland-Reid Funeral Home with the June “Looking Our Best” award. Some upgrades included, painting, roofing, lighting, landscaping and so much more. Pictured L-R: 1. Kerry Mossler 2.Warren Reid 3.Brad Watson 4.Ilsa Loeser 5.Sharon Whitfield-Hawkins 6.Andre M. Blanton 7.Jordan Miles 8. Gearl Reid 9. Linda Cheyne 10. Anne Tyler Paulek 11.Steven Cooke 12. John Watkins 13. … Read More

Talks Continue Regarding Roundabout Intersection

Talks regarding the installation of a new roundabout intersection continue for the area of Route 15 and State Route 692 in Kingsville. The Prince Edward County Board of SUpervisors last week discussed several issues regarding the intersection and how improvements could be funded in the upcoming year’s budget. County Administrator Wade Bartlett brought forward a letter from the Virginia Department … Read More