Buckingham County Government Offices and Courthouse Operational Changes COVID-19

The County of Buckingham has enacted a Declaration of Local Emergency in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The local declaration was effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Furthermore, in an effort to encourage the safety of county residents and employees, Buckingham County governmental and court services have adopted new operational policies. These polices will become effective at the … Read More

FarmvilleCares.org to centralize COVID-19 nonprofit resources, needs

As the COVID-19 crisis intensifies, Farmville-area nonprofits met by teleconference on Tuesday, March 17, to discuss ways to coordinate communication and resources to meet needs in our area. The result of the digital meeting was FarmvilleCares.org, a website to be launched the morning of March 19.  Attending the digital meeting were representatives from Piedmont Senior Resources, FACES, Habitat for Humanity, … Read More

PEC Boy Charged With Murder Of Lloyd Johnson

A 17 year-old Prince Edward County boy was charged Tuesday with the 2019 murder of another man. A statement from Virginia State Polcie says the boy was sevred a petition for first degree murder at the Piedmont Juvenile Jail in Farmville, where he has been held since being charged in Buckingham County last December. Back on December 21st, a trooper … Read More

STEPS Inc Response to COVID-19

Here at STEPS, it is safety first. Safety for those we serve. Safety for our workers. In light of these extraordinary times facing our communities with the COVID-19 virus, STEPS Head Start and Early Head Start Centers are following the Governor’s mandate and have closed. We will remain closed until at least March 27, 2020. We assure you that our … Read More

37 GRADUATE THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE ACADEMY

The 37 members of the 131st Basic Session officially graduated Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in advance of their originally scheduled graduation date of Friday, March 20, 2020. In accordance with Governor Ralph Northam’s directives related to COVID-19, traditional commencement exercises were canceled for Friday for the 36 new Troopers and one new Special Agent Accountant. “This is the first time … Read More

Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office Response to COVID-19

Due to todays enacted Declaration of Local Emergency and out of an abundance of caution, the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office is implementing new procedures in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The purpose is to ensure the health and safety of our community as public safety is our number one priority. We are requesting the public’s cooperation when they call … Read More

PECPS Learning Packets and Meals

In an attempt to mitigate the loss of classroom instruction during the school closure, PECPS teachers have created learning packets for all students.  You may pick up your child’s packet at their school beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17 and continuing through Thursday, March 19 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Please contact the school principal if you … Read More

DECLARATION OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The County of Prince Edward has enacted a Declaration of Local Emergency in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The local declaration is effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. The declaration follows Governor Northam’s State Declaration of Emergency and President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration.  A local declaration allows the County of Prince Edward to maximize preparedness and response efforts … Read More

CENTRA RELEASES HOSPITAL GUIDELINES IN WAKE OF COVID-19

Effective 5pm TODAY, Monday, March 16th, 2020, Centra will prohibit visitor access to all four hospitals – Lynchburg General Hospital, Virginia Baptist Hospital, Southside Community Hospital, Bedford Memorial Hospital and the Gretna Emergency Department. Out of an abundance of caution for our patients and caregivers, routine visitors will not be allowed in Centra hospitals until further notice.  Outpatients who have … Read More