Category WFLO News

Woman Sold Drugs in Presence of Chihld

 
Mar27

A second woman in the month of March has been convicted of selling drugs in the presence of a young child. Shawrhonda Berkley, age 35, of Victoria, was sentenced recently in Lunenburg Circuit Court to 18 months in jail on two felony charges of Distribution of a Schedule II Substance, Amphetamine, and one charge of Felony Child Neglect. A friend of hers,
Davita Jones, was convicted and sentenced the same earlier in March.

Shoplifter Pays For Hot Dog,Steals A Beer to Wash It Down

 
Mar27

With merchants, police and the prosecutor sick and tired of repeat offenders of shoplifting, Jeffrey Arnold Thomas, a 48-year-old man, of 210 Center Street, Kenbridge, was sentenced recently in Lunenburg Circuit Court on one felony count of Shoplifting as a Third Offense or Subsequent Offense of Shoplifting to five years in prison with all suspended except nine months in jail as a result of stealing a can of beer to go with a hotdog that he paid for from a Kenbridge convenience store. When asked by police why he didn’t pay for the beer as well, Thomas replied that he did not have enough money for both and wanted the beer to “wash down the hot dog.”

Appomattox Considers Hike in Real Estate Tax Rate

 
Mar27

A public hearing has been scheduled on a proposed 9 -cent hike in the real estate tax rate in Appomattox County. The hearing will be April 27th at 7 pm. The County Board of Supervisors agreed at their last meeting to advertise a nine-cent increase. That hike would make the real estate tax rate 69 dollars per 100 dollars of assessed value.

Thousands of Visitors Expected In Farmville This Weekend

 
Mar27

It’s hard to predict just how many people will visit Farmville this weekend for our city’s Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the end of the Civil War, but chances are the crowds will be huge. Prince Edward County’s Tourism and Visitors Center Coordinator Magi Epps says the last time some resembling this was done was in 1965 for the Centennial commemoration,and that drew nearly 13-thousand visitors. Epps says for this weekend, all the local hotels are booked up, and phones are ringing with people calling for information on the event, whis is called “The Last Stand.”

The Changing Face of American Jobs

 
Mar27

Jack Murphy has a look at the changing face of jobs in our country.

http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WFLO-032715-VO-Career Builder.mp3

The Changing Face of American Jobw

 
Mar27

Jack Murphy today has a look at the changing face of jobs in our country.

http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WFLO-032715-VO-Career Builder.mp3

Heartland Heroes Blood Drive Coming Up

 
Mar26

The Farmville Police Department and the Farmville Fire Department will team up with the American Red Cross for the fifth annual “Heartland Heroes Blood Drive” to be held on Friday, April 3rd . Just like last year, each donor will be asked to donate blood in honor of one of the departments. The department generating the most donations will be awarded the “Heartland Heroes Blood Drive” trophy to house for the year. This trophy is provided by The Amercian Red Cross. Last year, the two departments combined recruitment effort gathered 74 units of blood. Those 74 units of blood have the potential to save 222 lives.
The Farmville Fire Dept. and Farmville Police Department will host the April 3rd drive at the John’s Memorial Parish House on High Street. The event will run from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. Department members will be on site cooking hamburgers and hotdogs for donors and recruiting additional donors.

Farley Named Officer of the Year

 
Mar26

Officer Shay Farley has been named as the Farmville Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2014. Farley was recognized, along with fourteen other officers for their various accomplishments last year, during the department’s annual awards banquet held on March 18. Farley is a midnight shift patrol officer who is also active with the bike patrol. He has received citizen compliments for his community policing efforts and praise from his coworkers for his enthusiasm.

Thousands Lost Power in Buckingham County

 
Mar26

A power outage impacted more than 2 thousand customers in Buckingham County yesterday afternoon. It started about a quarter past three, when Dominion’s transmission services dropped the wholesale power feed to CVEC’s Mount Rush substation in Buckingham County. Service was restored a half hour later after a bad lightning arrestor was replaced.

Education Grants Available

 
Mar26

Dominion Accepting Applications for $1.5 Million in Education Grants, Jack Murphy with the story.

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