Appomattox Students Earn FFA Degrees

Twenty-seven (27) Appomattox County High School FFA Members were recently awarded their Greenhand Degree and Chapter Degree during a ceremony at the March 2018 FFA Meeting. In order to earn the degrees, students had to document Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) earnings, prove their FFA and parliamentary knowledge, and demonstrate leadership in the chapter.  Congratulations to these outstanding FFA students.

Additional Suspect Arrested in Recent Burglary and Car Thefts

FARMVILLE, VA –   Farmville Police have arrested and charged a fourth suspect in connection to the thefts of three vehicles, and the Breaking and Entering into Farmville Sporting Goods on March 9th. Farmville Police, with the assistance of the Blackstone Police Department, arrested Devin Anthony James Walcott, age 19, of Glenn Allen, Virginia. Walcott was arrested at a residence without … Read More

College for a Day

It is never too early for our students to start opening their minds and exploring future opportunities. Prince Edward County Middle School’s Jobs for Virginia Graduates class was the only area middle school invited to attend Southside Virginia Community College’s “College for a Day” program.  Welding was one among many offerings that caught the students attention.   L-R Shyhiem Lewis, Douglas Hunsucker … Read More

PSR Grant from HSC Class

A $2,600 grant from Hampden-Sydney College’s (H-SC) Learning by Giving course was recently awarded to Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSRAAA). The grant award from the class, led by Dr. Saranna Thornton, was the largest monetary grant the students handed out this year. PSRAAA has participated in the grant cycles for two years now. H-SC students compete with … Read More

ACHS Automotive Technology Students Excel

Appomattox County High School (ACHS) is proud to announce eight Automotive Technology students took their Virginia State Inspection Licensure written test March 27, 2018 after successfully completing 1080 hours of automotive related learning and practical applications.  All eight students passed their written licensure exam and now move forward to the practical portion of the exam, which will begin after Spring … Read More

Eagles Prepare Ducks for Big Float

High School students in Mrs. Drapers “Education for Employment” class at Prince Edward County High School volunteered their time this week to number 2500 rubber ducks for the United Way of Prince Edward County.  This task will help the United Way prepare for its big spring fundraiser, The Great Farmville Duck Derby.  Ducks will race on the Appomattox River and … Read More

David Lewis’ Last Gallery at HSC

Hampden-Sydney College will display a gallery of portraits by David Lewis for the final time before his retirement from the College. The exhibition, Friends, Family, Students, and Colleagues, showcases his life-like oil on panel portraits. David Lewis is a William W. Elliott Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College. He earned his MA and MFA from East Carolina University—both in … Read More


Prince Edward County High School students participated the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Longwood Region Spring Leadership Conference. Prince Edward had 20 competitors. During the conference, Prince Edward FBLA placed numerous times. Thirteen students are now eligible to compete at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Reston, VA. The winners include: The team of Sarah Edward, Natalie Cheyne, and … Read More

Arts of Civil War: A Symposium at HSC

Hampden-Sydney College is exploring the similarities in the American and Japanese civil wars through a symposium titled, The Creative Legacies of Internal Conflict in Japan and the United States. Over two weeks the College will examine the artistic and personal responses to the civil war in each of the respective countries. Experts from a variety of fields will contribute to … Read More


Virginia State Police Trooper J.P. Campbell is investigating a fatal crash in Buckingham County. The crash occurred at 12:40 p.m., March 28, 2018, on Route 15 at Route 609. A 2006 Toyota Corolla stopped for the stop sign on Route 609 and then began pulling across Route 15 to make a left turn. The Toyota pulled into the path of … Read More