SEC ACHIEVES SAFETY MILESTONE

On May 1, 2020, Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) marked two years of no lost time due to an on-the-job incident. The accomplishment is the result of a SEC team commitment to a strong culture of safety, a value held in the utmost regard at the member-owned energy Cooperative. “Working safely is our topmost priority at SEC,” said President and CEO … Read More

TOWN COUNCIL PROVIDING $10,000 TO FARMVILLE IDA TO ASSIST LOCAL BUSINESSES

The Town of Farmville Town Council concluded the May 13, 2020 regular meeting by authorizing the Town Manager to appropriate $10,000 from the General Fund’s contingency fund to the Farmville Industrial Development Authority (FIDA). The Town Council authorized this appropriation for the FIDA to provide a grant program to local businesses based upon these businesses having need due to the … Read More

ALL-AMERICAN JULIE DAYTON WINS PRESTIGIOUS WILLIAM HENRY RUFFNER ALUMNI AWARD

As part of the far-reaching and long-lasting legacy of former Longwood president and noted Virginia public school architect Dr. William Henry Ruffner, the William Henry Ruffner Alumni Award is presented to Longwood alumni who have achieved outstanding success and national distinction in both their personal and professional lives and embody the ideals of a citizen leader. It’s fitting that this … Read More

May 18, 2020 Planning Commission meeting cancelled

The regular meeting of the Cumberland County Planning Commission scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2020 has been cancelled.  The next PC meeting is a workshop scheduled for June 8, 2020.  Staff is hopeful that the regular meeting schedule will resume next month.  

FARMVILLE GARBAGE ROUTE CHANGED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

With Monday, May 25th being Memorial Day there will be no residential or business garbage pickup, cardboard pickup or miscellaneous/brush pickup on this day.  Monday and Tuesday residential garbage will be picked up on Tuesday, May 26th.  Please have your rollouts at the curb by 7:00 am that morning.  Business garbage and cardboard will be picked up on Tuesday and … Read More

VSP WARNING CITIZENS OF PHONE SCAM TARGETING AREA RESIDENTS

This week the Virginia State Police has been alerted by numerous residents within the Central Virginia and Augusta County regions of a threatening phone scam from an individual claiming to be a Virginia Police Sergeant. In two of those incidents, victims of the scam have purchased gift cards totaling sums of up to $1,200, which state police is now investigating. … Read More

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN THEFT OF CATALYTIC CONVERTERS

Farmville Police have charged one person in connection to last month’s theft of catalytic converters from Davis GMC, located at 2707 West Third Street in the Town of Farmville. John M. Whorley, 42, of Dillwyn was charged with two counts of Grand Larceny of motor vehicle parts. Whorley is currently being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax, … Read More

FARMVILLE POLICE LAUNCH PROJECT SCALE (SECURITY CAMERAS AIDING LAW ENFORCEMENT)

The Farmville Police Department is embarking on a project to help make our community a more secure place to live and work.  You can play a critical part in this project’s success, and we are asking for your assistance. Many residents and businesses have security cameras in and around their property. Project SCALE (Security Cameras Aiding Law Enforcement) is a … Read More

Cumberland Man Arrested For Capital Murder

A Cumberland man is now formally charged with capital murder for the killing of another man in Amelia County. The sheriff’s office says deputies arrested 28 year-old William Taylor Hale Mottley early Tuesday for the shooting death of 31 year-old Kaleb Ross Hart on Saturday. No other details about the incident have been shared. However, investigators ask anyone who might … Read More

Big Technology Coming to Prince Edward County?

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors allocated $1.5 million to the Prince Edward County Industrial Development Authority for the purchase of property suited for a data center site, which has the potential to generate high tax revenues and high-paying jobs, along with many other positive indirect impacts on the local economy. Data centers are increasingly expanding throughout the Commonwealth of … Read More