PSR ROLLS OUT NEW GROCERY AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG PURCHASING PROGRAM

Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR) is rolling out new programs in response to the continued health threats and risks stemming from COVID-19. PSR staff and volunteers will soon be transporting and purchasing staple grocery items and prescription medications for older adults in an effort to keep those most vulnerable to COVID-19 in their homes. “Thanks to the … Read More

TRAFFIC CRASHES CLAIM EIGHT LIVES DURING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

The 2020 Memorial Day weekend not only netted a reduction in overall traffic volumes on Virginia’s highways, but also a decrease in traffic deaths. Preliminary reports indicate eight people lost their lives during the four-day, holiday statistical counting period. During the same statistical counting period in 2019 and 2018, traffic crashes on Virginia highways resulted in 11 deaths. Of the … Read More

One Person Killed In Cumberland County House Fire

We’ree learning of a deadly fire in Cumberland County. The Farmville Herald reports one person died in the fire on Friday at a home in the 100 block of Cooks Road, The firefighters reported arriving to find a single story home with flames already shooting through the roof. After the flames were extinguished, firefighters were able to get inside. That’s … Read More

THE WOODLAND LAUNCHES ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE FOR EMPLOYEES

The Woodland, Farmville’s premier retirement community, has enacted an economic stimulus for its employees in the form of $100 per employee, estimated to circulate $30,000 in the economy. Staff members are encouraged to spend that bonus with local businesses and nonprofits to help stimulate the economy and bolster local organizations.   “We are continually blown away by the dedication of the … Read More

Called meeting of the Economic Development Authority of the County of Cumberland

The Economic Development Authority of the County of Cumberland, Virginia (EDA) will hold a special called meeting on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Circuit Courtroom, located at 1 Courthouse Circle, Cumberland, Virginia 23040.  The purpose of the meeting is to adjourn to closed meeting Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-3711.A.5: Discussion of prospective business where no … Read More

Second Buckingham Correctional Institute Inmate Dies Of Coronavirus

We’re learning of a sweconid inmate death at Buckingham Correctional Institute, likely due to coronavirus. This would make a total of trhee inmates who have died at the two state prisons in Dillwyn. The death was included in Friday’s daily statistical update from the Virginia Department of Corrections. BKCC says it now has 110 positive cases involving inmates. Seven staff … Read More

LWU ASSISTANT COACH DONOVAN WILLIAMS PEGGED AMONG TOP LOW-MAJOR ASSISTANTS

Longwood men’s basketball assistant coach Donovan Williams was cited among the top low-major assistants in the nation, earning recognition in Silver Waves Media’s “50 Impactful Low Major Coaches in DI Men’s Basketball” list. The list was compiled by the editorial staff at Silver Waves Media and included coaches who have not held head coaching positions at the Division I level … Read More

Town of Farmville – UTILITY WORK

The Town of Farmville will be doing utility work at the intersection of W. Third St., Fairgrounds Rd. and Waterworks Rd. on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27.  The work will require lane shifts.  We ask that all vehicles proceed cautiously to make these lane changes and protect our workers.

Farmville Men Injured In Crash

Two local men are still recovering after a crash this past weekend on Prince Edward Highway in Rice. VSP says, just after midnight on Sunday, troopers responded to Route 460 just west of Pisgah Church Road for the report that a Ford F250 pickup truck had lost control and struck the guard rail. The truck flipped, throwing out both the … Read More

New Survey Available For Route 60 Corridor Study

Today, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) launched a survey via MetroQuest to give the public additional opportunity to provide feedback on the Route 60 Corridor Study, which recommends potential corridor improvements along the corridor in Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson and Powhatan counties. The draft recommendations aim to enhance safety and capacity along the corridor while balancing the needs … Read More