Appomattox Garden Club Decorates Park Buildings for 25th Year in a Row

For the last quarter-of-a-century, the Appomattox Garden Club has given their time and service every year in December to decorate Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for the holiday season.  In a partnership that began in 1996, club members create handmade wreaths and holiday décor with plants and resources from the village.  This year, thanks to the efforts of the … Read More

Battle of the Bulbs Winners Announced

And the 2021 Battle of the Bulbs Winners Are… Business: Appomattox River Company 614 North Main Residential Classy: The Moore’s 903 Fourth Avenue Residential Tacky: The Smelcer’s 9056 Green Bay Road Thank you to everyone who participated in the Battle of the Bulbs’ second holiday season. We would like to extend our deepest appreciation for all who served as sponsors … Read More

FireFly Broadband Receives $79M Grant To Expand Broadband Internet Connectivity

Governor Ralph Northam announced Monday the award of $79 million in Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grants to Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, and its partner Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC). The funding will support the $288 million project which endeavors to offer universal access to gigabit speed broadband service to 36,000 unserved homes and businesses … Read More

Petition Calls For Removal Of Charlotte County SUpervisor

A petition is now circulating, demanding the resignation of Charlotte County Supervisor Will Garnett. Garnett represents the Bacon/Saxe District and is currently the vice chairman of the board of supervisors. So far, about 120 people have signed the petition, alleging neglect of duty, misuse of the office, and incompetence. When asked to comment on the petition, Garnett told the Charlotte … Read More


The Virginia State Police, through the Virginia Fusion Center, has identified the out-of-state source of a social media threat associated with Buckingham County schools. The same threat has circulated on social media in other states, as well. Due to the ongoing, multi-agency criminal investigation, the source of the threat is not being identified at this time.  The threat has been … Read More

Two Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Another COVID-19 vaccination clinic is planned for December 15th at the Drakes Branch Municipal Center, located at 4800 Main Street. The hours will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Vaccines, as usual, will be free. The event is open to the public and the vaccinations are being provided by Charlotte Drug. A second COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held the … Read More

Supervisors Approve Renovations To Prince Edward County Elementary School

The Prince Edward County Board of SUpervisors have unanimously approved spending for renovations to Prince Edward County Elementary School. The school was built in 1969, and the admonistration says numerous parts of the building are in desperate need of renovations or upgrades. Dr. Barbabara Johnson, the superintendent, described mold problems and water leaks. Out of four options presented, the board … Read More


Over the 2021 Thanksgiving statistical counting period, preliminary data shows that there were four fatal traffic crashes in Virginia. This is the lowest number of traffic fatalities during Thanksgiving in more than a decade. “Although even one life lost is a tragedy, this Thanksgiving has given us something to truly be thankful for,” said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State … Read More

Prince Edward County Declares Burn Ban

The County of Prince Edward has declared a Local Emergency and instituted a county-wide ban on all open-air fires and outdoor burning, effective 4:00 p.m., December 2, 2021, in response to conditions that are creating fire danger. The ban is the result of the current abnormally dry conditions in Prince Edward County, with little to no predicted rainfall until the … Read More