Buckingham Groups Propose Ordinance Against Mining

The Friends of Buckingham and the Virginia COmmunity Rights Network atre jointly proposing an new law that would claim a local right to make decisions to protect their local communities. The law would also protect communities from the toxic trespass of industrial metallic mining. Harvey SHelteron, a Deacon of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Buckingham COunty, is quoted in a press … Read More

Farmville Town Council Approves Employee Bonuses

The Farmville Town Council is taking up the possibility of giving bonuses to town employees using federal pandemic relief money. The council voted unanimously this week to give staff a 1-thousand dollar bonus. Part-time workers would get 500-dollars. There will be another meeting after the final end-of-year revenue calculations are done. If the town ends the year in the black, … Read More

South Hill Police Officer Shoots, Kills Man In Walmart Parking Lot

About an hour south of Farmville, Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the South Hill Community, which involved one of the town’s police officers. According to a statement from VSP Spokesperson Corrine Geller, South Hill Police Chief Stuart Bowen requested VSP’s assistance. Just before 7pm Thursday evening, the incident occured in a parking lot of the Walmart, … Read More

Second Man In Pamplin Dollar General Robbery Sentenced

A Pamplin man has been sentenced for robbing a local Dollar General store. 22 year-old Demalik Quintarius Wade was ordered to serve eight years in state prison for his role in the heist back in October of 2019. CO-Defendant Adrian Jerrell Robinson, of Rice, according to court documents, was the person who held the gun. He also received a prison … Read More

Prince Edward County Animal Shelter Replacement Discussion

Prince Edward County leaders are discussing a new animal shelter. The item was placed at the top of a priority list, with the current shelter being called too small to meet the current and projected needs for the county. The adopted Capital Improvement plan claims the current shelter is usually always full, which makes it difficult for staff to take … Read More

Prince Edward Burn Ban Lifted

The County of Prince Edward has lifted the county-wide burn ban effective 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 20, 2021, but urges county residents who are burning to still burn responsibly. With the rainfall the County received over the weekend and the higher humidity, conditions have improved marginally. The County will continue to carefully monitor conditions and, if warranted, will re-institute a … Read More

Lions Host District Event at Longwood

The Farmville Lions Club hosted the Lions District 24-I Serve from the Heart fall conference on Saturday, November 20, at Longwood University. The event drew in over 125 Lions from all over Virginia, with one local Lion and one local business owner earning awards.      Farmville Lion, Jennifer Kinne and JR Tharpe Trucking owner, Tim Tharpe were presented with the … Read More

VA Board OK’s Stream-Crossing Permit For Gas Pipeline

A Virginia board has granted a waterbody crossing permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The State Water Control Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to grant a permit for the natural gas pipeline to cross about 150 streams and wetlands in southwest Virginia, The Roanoke Times reported. The pipeline still needs a similar permit from West Virginia and federal approval. The … Read More

GARBAGE ROUTES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS HOLIDAY

With the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays falling on a Saturday, there will only be changes to the business garbage and cardboard schedules. Businesses will only be picked up twice, Monday and Wednesday, for the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. There will be NO change in residential collections. Regular schedules will resume on Monday, January 3, 2021. Monday, December … Read More