ELDER & WATKINS, PC ADDS PARTNER

Elder & Watkins, P.C. is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2021, the firm has added Matthew Friedman as a partner and will be known as Elder, Watkins & Friedman, P.C. Mr. Friedman (known as “Matt”) joined the firm in 2018, and his practice primarily focuses on domestic relations law (including divorce, custody and support) and criminal defense.  Since … Read More

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES OPTION 9

During the January 13th school board meeting, Prince Edward County School Board members voted unanimously to adopt Option 9 as presented and recommended by Superintendent, Dr. Barbara A. Johnson. Option 9 outlines a phase-in approach for students to return to campus with a hybrid model for both virtual and in-person learning. This plan can be found on our website: http://www.pecps.k12.va.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1139463/File/kinne/covid19/Option%209%20Reopening%20Plan.pdf. … Read More

NELSON COUNTY RAIL CROSSINGS CLOSED FOR REPAIRS

Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) will begin closing grade crossings on Monday, January 18, 2021 to perform track repairs in eastern Nelson County between Oakridge and the Albemarle County Line. Closures will be limited to daytime operations with traffic being detoured.  The Route 632 (Mill Pond Road) grade crossing between Route 617 and Route 6, and the Route 617 (Rockfish River Road) grade … Read More

P E Co. Public Schools holds Ring Ceremony for 2020 Girls Indoor Track State Champs

Prince Edward Girls Indoor Track Team received their State Championship Rings for winning the 2020  Virginia  1A/2A state indoor meet. Each of the girls made the All-State Team in their various events and also received a state championship t-shirt. Head Coach -James Baker- Indoor Girls State Coach of the Year Assistant Coach -Dawn Woodard Individuals and Events- All State Makayla … Read More

FFA Conducts Remote Ag Awareness Program

As a special partnership with the Virginia Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom program, the ACHS FFA chapter recently conducted an agricultural awareness program for local elementary students. During the global pandemic, more families are spending time at home, and Prince Edward County FFA members sought to create an opportunity for families to participate in a free, fun, and educational … Read More

Piedmont Health District Will Expand COVID-19 Vaccination to “Phase 1b” Recipients

Beginning, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, the Piedmont Health District Health District will activate its closed “point of dispensing” (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinics for residents in the “Phase 1b” priority groups. Phase 1b is the second group eligible to receive the vaccine, and includes police, fire and hazmat response personnel, those living and working in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant … Read More

Farmville Chamber January Looking Our Best Award

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce offers a Big Congratulations to Ken Webber owner of 118 North Main LLC. 118 North Main LLC is our Looking Our Best recipient for January 2021. The renovation of this building that houses three of our members (Letterpress Communications , James C. Bell, Attorney at Law, and The Chamber), is remarkable. If you haven’t seen … Read More

COVID-19 Transmission Rates Continue To Rise Locally

The Piedmont Health District continues to advice of a rapid rise in COVID-19 infection in our community. The Virginia Department of Health reported 80 new cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward County for the week of January 4th to Monday the 11th. IN all, Prince Edward has had 1,125 total cases of the virus since the pandemic began. This is … Read More

Town of Farmville GARBAGE ROUTE CHANGE FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY

With Monday, January 18th being Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no residential or business garbage pickup, no cardboard pickup and no miscellaneous/brush pickup on this day. Monday and Tuesday’s residential garbage will be picked up on Tuesday, Jan. 19th.  Please have your rollouts at the curb by 7:00 am that morning.  Business garbage and cardboard will be … Read More

HIGH BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

The High Bridge at High Bridge Trail State Park is scheduled to close for three months beginning Jan. 18. A large, preventative maintenance project will replace all of the bridge’s decking. During this time, the trail will be closed from Camp Paradise to River Road. “Renovations to the decking are required because of the heavy usage and constant exposure to the elements” … Read More