County’s Response on Use of Courthouse Lawn

Prince Edward County mourns the death of Mr. George Floyd with the community and the nation, and recognizes and respects the rights of our citizens to express their grief, frustrations, and beliefs through various forms of communication, including peaceful protests. Multiple protests have occurred by separate community groups in the last few days. None of these groups contacted the County … Read More

New Jobs Coming To Cumberland County

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Braven Environmental, a leader in deriving fuel from landfill-bound plastic, will invest $31.7 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Cumberland County’s shell building. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina and South Carolina for the project, which will create 52 new jobs. This is the first economic development announcement for Cumberland County since 2009. … Read More

Farmville Police Getting Closer To Solving Shooting Cases

Farmville Police – giving an update to three unsolved shooting cases that took place over the past winter. Poclie Chief Andy Ellington is quoted in the Farmville Herald as saying that forensic ballistic evidence that was submitted to an ATF crime lab is now returning. However, the coronavirus padnemic slowed down the testing of that evidence. The shootings began on … Read More

Buckingham County Government Facilities Re-Opening

Buckingham County Governmental Facilities are preparing to open to the public, following restricting public access due to COVID-19. At this time, the projected opening date will be June 9th, 2020. This date may change, depending upon the projection of COVID-19 related developments and/or any state orders. All planning to visit any of Buckingham’s Facilities must abide by Governor Northam’s Executive … Read More

Local Law Enforcement Gathers To Denounce George Floyd Killing

Local law enforcement leaders gathered on the steps of the Prince Edward County Courthouse Monday to denounce the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd, a black man, died after whitw police officer Dereck Chauvin knelt down on his neck until he stopped moving. Leaders from poilice agencies in Farmville, Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham COunty all gathered together Monday, … Read More

Farmville Swimming Pool Will Not Open This Summer

The Farnmville Municipal swimming pool at the golf course will not open this summer season at all, but it’s not necessarily due to coronavirus.. Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis says the pool still needs as much as 30-thousand dollars in order to complete necessary repairs. In past year,s Davis said the town has spent upwards of 100-thousand dollars on the … Read More

Local Law Enforcement Leaders Denounce the Death of George Floyd

As leaders of law enforcement agencies who serve this great Central Virginia community, we were shocked by the recent death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis police. We, along with millions of other Americans, have watched the disturbing video of Mr. Floyd’s death and understand and acknowledge that his unnecessary death has further fueled the smoldering … Read More

Southside Electric Cooperative cancels annual meeting

The Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) Board of Directors has canceled this September’s Annual Membership Meeting, a decision aimed at protecting the health and safety of members, employees and the community during this unprecedented and still uncertain COVID-19 pandemic. After a thorough discussion of the current facts surrounding the coronavirus, review of information from experts about the pandemic’s likely status this … Read More

SBDC adds specialized consultants to assist in business recovery

Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has added three specialized consultants to help small business owners meet the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Small businesses are going to need particular guidance and support in three core areas:  operations, marketing and financial management,” Longwood SBDC Executive Director Sheri McGuire explains. Recently joining the Longwood SBDC are Teresa Davis, certified public accountant … Read More

Elderly Man Killed in Cumberland County House Fire

Investigators have been in Cumberland County much of thre weekend after a deadly fire. A statement from VSP Spokesperson Corinne Geller says investigators from Appomattox was called to the scene just before midnight on Friday, the 22nd. The scene is in the 100 block of Cooks Road. By the time the first fire trucks arrived, the home was already engulfed … Read More