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They’re breathing a sigh of relief at the Appomattox satellite branch of Central Virginia Community College

 
Dec18

They’re breathing a sigh of relief at the Appomattox satellite branch of Central Virginia Community College. The Times Virginian reports that this summer there were talks of budget cuts for community colleges in the state, but on Monday, officials said that the Appomattox branch would be safe from any cuts.
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A bold armed robbery during Friday night’s annual Christmas Parade

 
Dec18

A bold armed robbery during Friday night’s annual Christmas Parade, Blackstone police say, was apparently pre-planned. The Courier-Record reports, a lone gunman held up the Blackstone Food Barn/North Main Convenience store, as hundreds of area residents attened the parade just blocks away, downtown. Police say the suspect is described as a 5’10” light skinned black male. If you have any information about this crime you’re urged to contact the Blackstone police department.
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LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT

 
Dec17

December 21-27, 2014

Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.

Amherst County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator
Route 29 Business north- and southbound (Rt. 1108-Rt. 731) – Crews will mill and pave. Use caution.
Route 501/130 (Snowden) – Preparations for construction of new structure. Signs installation and early ground work to take place
Route 643 over Horsley Creek – 1/5/15-10/15/15, bridge replacement and approach work. Traffic control devices and flaggers will be in use. Use caution; expect delays.

Appomattox County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator
Route 615 over David Creek – Road closed 1/5-1/23/15, for deck replacement and substructure repairs. Detour in place.

Buckingham County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator
Dillwyn AHQ – Crews will make drainage repairs on secondary routes.
Various – Crews will make surface repairs, boom axe and respond to customer concerns.

Campbell County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator
Route 643 over Falling River – 12/15/14-7/22/15, bridge replacement and approach work. Traffic control devices and flaggers will be in use. Use caution; expect delays.

Charlotte County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator
Route 675 over Cub Creek (Rt. 40 – Poor House Rd) – Road closed; temporary signal for bridge replacement. Est. comp. 9/28/15.
Craftons Gate – Crews will mow, cut brush and work non-hard surface roads.
Phenix – Crews will clean ditches and pipe with backhoe and add shoulder stone.
Various secondary routes–Crews will boom axe and respond to customers.

Cumberland County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator
Various – Crews will work surfaces, repair shoulders, cut brush and respond to customers.

Halifax County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator
Bethel AHQ -Crews will work surfaces.
Cluster Springs and Volens AHQ – Crews will work shoulders.
Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns.

Nelson County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator
Route 722 over Branch of Buffalo Creek – Road closed 1/12-2/6/15, for structure replacement. Detour in place.

Pittsylvania County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator
Route 621 (862-875) – Closed Dec. 16-23 for pipe replacement. Detour in place.
Route 713 (701-662) over Sandy Creek – Road closed 1/5-3/27/15, for structure replacement. Detour in place.
Brosville AHQ – Crews will work shoulders.
Gretna, Mt. Airy and Rondo AHQ – Clean roadsides.
Various – Crews will boom axe, work surfaces and respond to customer concerns.

Prince Edward County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator
Route 623 –Bridge replacement over NS and Buckingham Branch Railroads. Est. comp. 6/30/15.
Route 658– Crews will make shoulder repairs.
Various – Crews will clean roadsides, make surface repairs, cut brush and respond to customers

District-wide activities:
Bridge and guardrail maintenance – Crews will perform bridge/guardrail maintenance.

New Year’s Day Event Planned at Twin Lakes State Park

 
Dec17

The folks at Twin Lakes State Park are already looking past Christmas, getting ready for an event on New Years Day. It’s the Annual First Day Poker Hike on Thursday, January 1st. You can start as early as 9:00 a.m. but need to log in your poker hand by 3:00 p.m. Here’s how it works, you’ll check-in at the park office to receive your first GPS coordinate and playing card. Find the location to receive your next card with your GPS, and then you’ll return to the office for your last card and to log your poker hand. Cards can be swapped out at the end, by successfully answering trivia questions about Twin Lakes State Park. Participants can either be individuals or teams. at the end of the day, prizes will be awarded for the best hand.

AAA Predicts Heavy Travel Volume for Christmas

 
Dec17

Just as they did at Thanksgiving, the folks at Triple A are predicting a banner year for holiday travel in the U.S. over Christmas.They predict 98.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home.That would be up 4 percent from 2013 and the largest amount on record, which goes back to 2001.The holiday period is defined as Tuesday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 4. Ninety-one percent of that travel volume will be by car.

Lunenburg Man Sentenced For Passing Forged Check

 
Dec16

Passing a forged check resulted in jail time for a Lunenburg County man.
Carlton Irvin Edmonds, Jr. was convicted recently in Lunenburg Circuit Court of one felony count of Uttering a Forged Check and sentenced to a eleven months in jail. According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Clement, the charge arose when a check was stolen from an elderly man in Kenbridge and cashed for $145 at a convenience store in Victoria. Edmonds was identified by the merchant.

You’ll likely be standing in long lines if you have Xmas gifts to mail

 
Dec15

You’ll likely be standing in long lines if you have Xmas gifts to mail. Monday is expected to be the busiest shipping day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service. FedEx also said it’s expected to be the busiest day it has ever seen. USPS says Monday is the deadline to send mail using standard post where it can be guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas morning. The next deadline is Dec. 20.
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A local highschool is being praised

 
Dec15

A local highschool is being praised. The Appomattox County High School agricultural education program received the 2014 National Association of Agricultural Educators Award. The program was one of only six agricultural education programs nationwide that was recognized at the 2014 NAAE annual convention in Nashville last month. The Appomattox County agriculture program is the only school in the state to have a privately owned and funded land lab with facilities to host over 60 livestock animals. The Times Virginian reporst, students in Ed McCann’s veterinary science class care for these livestock every day and use them to practice hands-on lab activities such as basic surgery, setting bone fractures, shearing sheep, and providing neonatal care.
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Dinwiddie County is spreading holiday cheer

 
Dec12

Dinwiddie County is spreading holiday cheer, and employees are seeing it in their paychecks. The Courier-Record reports, following a positive audit, county administrator, Kevin Massengill, is recommending that the board of supervisors award a one time bonus to all employees. The proposed holiday pay is $542 for full time employees and $325 for part time workers.
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Well wishes were the first order of business at the December meeting of the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors,Wednesday night

 
Dec12

Well wishes were the first order of business at the December meeting of the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors,Wednesday night. Patti Cooper-Jones, who represents the Farmville district, recently had back surgery and was sorely missed, as all of those in attendance expressed their hopes for her speedy recovery. She is currently staying with relatives on the Eastern Shore while recuperating.

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The board addressed several matters at the Wednesday evening meeting, including citizen appointments to various county committees, which will be published by The Southside Messenger, and a public meeting to discuss the 619 bridge project. Finally, The Prince Edward County School Board has agreed to meet with the Board of Supervisors in January.
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