Thanks to tremendous fundraising the first part of the year, PE’s Kids is positioned to be very helpful to local school children this upcoming academic year, board members said.“We’ve had a tremendous fund raising effort this spring due to the generous gifts from individuals, local businesses and civic groups, and we are now ready to help at least 100 children,” … Read More

Farmville Town Council Meeting Wednesday

The Farmville Town Council meeting will take place on Wednesday at 7pm. The meeting will be held in the council chambers at town hall, located at 116 North Main Street in Farmville. On the public agenda is a request to adopt a code of ethics and conduct for council members, as well as a request to re-appoint members to the … Read More

ACHS FFA Excels at the 95th Annual State FFA Convention

The Appomattox Senior FFA chapter traveled to the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg, Virginia to participate in multiple statewide Career Development Events (CDEs) on June 23, 2021. CDEs assess the knowledge and skills of FFA members on various agricultural topics. Participating in these events allow FFA members to develop industry driven career skills. Chapter members participated in the Agricultural Technology … Read More

21-22 Farmville Lions Officers Announced

The Farmville Lions Club recently announced its 2021-22 officers at their annual club social in June. Steve Lindsey, last years Club First Vice President, was voted in as the new Club President, while Scott Davis took Lindsey’s prior role. Lisa Harris was named the Club Second Vice President. “I am excited to start this new year as we are starting … Read More

SEC Prepares for Tropical Storm Elsa

Southside Electric Cooperative is closely monitoring the path and potential impacts of Tropical Storm Elsa as it develops. Should outages occur, SEC will respond safely and quickly. SEC is prepared to respond with stocked warehouses, prepped trucks, equipment, fuel and pre-staged contract crews. In addition, all employees are on high alert, ready to respond to member needs, including the Cooperative’s … Read More

USDA CRP Program Deadline Looms

The USDA has announced enrollment dates for new incentives for farmers and landowners interested in taking part in the COnservation Reserve Program. CRP is a voluhntary program offering annual rental payments for land taken out of agricultural production and, instead, dedicated to conservation. Farmers and landowners must establish resource-concerving plant species, like certain grasses or trees, to control soil erosion, … Read More

Deadly Crash In Mecklenburg County

South of Farmville, Virginia State Poclie are investigating a tragic crash in Mecklenburg County. It happened on July 4th just after 7am on Interstate 85, about a mile north of Route 903. VSP says a 2012 Ford Fusion was traveling south on I-85 when the driver lost control. The vehicle ran off the left side of the interstate and overcorrected. … Read More


Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) offered a month-long 21st Century STEM Summer Program for students in grades 5-12. The Flying Classroom, led by Captain Barrington Irving, immersed students into a virtual journey around the world. Irving is a 2007 Guinness World record holder for the youngest person ever and first black man to fly solo around the world. The … Read More

Henrico County Native Becomes New VSP Executive Team Member

Virginia State Police Superintendent, Colonel Gary T. Settle, has promoted a Henrico County native to the position of Deputy Director of the Department’s Bureau of Field Operations (BFO). The newly-appointed Major Ronald C. Maxey Jr. replaces retiring Major Steven L. Chumley on the executive staff. Chumley has served as the BFO Deputy Director since his appointment on June 25, 2018 … Read More

Farmville Poclie Seek Information On Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Farmville Police Department is seeking information on the reported theft of catalytic converters from vehicles parked on the lots of two West Third Street businesses. On June 26, 2021, it was discovered that five catalytic converters had been removed from vehicles at A Plus Electrical located at 2104 W. Third St. On June 30, 2021, it was discovered that … Read More