You still have time to submit an entry for the annual Appomattox Christmas Parade. Anyone wishing to participate can download the application off of the Appomattox County website or call the Recreation Department. The parade will be held this Sunday (Nov. 29), at 3 p.m. in the Downtown area. Parade participants will meet and lineup at Appomattox Primary School, at 2pm.
Virginia State Police are looking for answers in a drive by shooting, Friday night (Nov. 20), east of Farmville. Police say somone opened fire on on a man driving a late model burgundy colored Lexus in the area of Chippenham Parkway and Midlothian Turnpike near the City of Richmond and the North Chesterfield County line. The driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting is asked to call the Virginia State Police, or Metro Crime Stoppers.
Nov. 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 11th annual Drive Safer Sunday on November 29, reminds Americans taking holiday road trips to focus on being rested and attentive to dangers inside and outside their cars. Drive Safer Sunday falls on what is traditionally the busiest highway travel day of the year – the Sunday following Thanksgiving. The campaign is sponsored by Road Safe America, and is aimed at reducing collisions between tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles.
The future of the historic Weyanoke “Why-On-Noke” in Farmville is uncertain. Three sororities now housed in the Iconic hotel, which sits across the road from the Longwood campus, with a total of 30 residents living in the building, were notified earlier this month that their leases will not be renewed. The residents current leases will be honored through May 31 of next spring, the email stated, but no new leases will be accepted, as the nearly 100 year old building prepares to close it’s doors, for what many believe will be renovated into a hotel once again or turned into student housing.
Appomattox Superintendent Dorinda Grasty thanked school board members and all staff for a successful school year. The Appomattox County School Board and Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting last Thursday where Gratsy told members of both boards, high graduation rates, improved SOL scores, all schools being fully accredited, and Region 8 Teacher of the Year honor were achieved because of team work.
Jobs could be coming to neighboring Burkeville, in Nottoway County. The Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation (VCBR) near Burkeville is proposing an $80 million expansion that would add another 149 jobs, according to courrier-record.com. If approved early next year, construction could begin in spring 2017 and be completed by fall 2019.
A Pamplin teen wants his playground fixed. The community playground of Sean Murray’s fondest memories from when he was a kid is deteriorating and he’s organizing a series of yard sales to raise money for upgrades. The 16 year old received approval from Pamplin Town Council to begin a rehabilitation project to pay for much needed new equipment at the playground in the backyard of the old elementary school on Church Street. Murray hopes to have raised the estimated $4-grand for the project by September 2016.
The first round of yard sales will be on Black Friday weekend.
A fatal fire claimed the life of an Amelia resident, Tuesday (Nov. 17). Flames could be seen coming from the windows in the early morning blaze at the older two-story wood frame house on Lodore Road (Rt. 636), in which an elderly woman could not escape and perished in the fire. The medical examiner’s office has not released her identity. Sheriff Ricky Walker said another woman was taken to a Richmond area hospital. She was outside the burning home when deputies arrived. Police are continuing to investigate.
Farmville’s first annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is tonight. It will begin at 6 pm at the Caboose at the High Bridge Trail Plaza on Main Street. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided,courtesy of Walker’s Diner and the High Bridge Kettle Corn Shop.
CREWE, Va – Southside Electric Cooperative’s wholesale energy provider, Old Dominion Electric
Cooperative (ODEC), recently announced purchase agreements for two Virginia solar power projects in
Northampton and Clarke counties.
The projects include 20 megawatts (MW) from the Eastern Shore’s Northampton site and 10MW from
Clarke in northwestern Virginia. The Glen Allen-based power-supply cooperative, ODEC, is owned by SEC
and 10 other distribution electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland & Delaware.
“As a member and owner of ODEC, Southside is excited to see the addition of solar power to our energy
mix. Increasingly more Americans are looking toward renewables, and we recognize the important balance
between providing affordable electricity that is also environmentally responsible. We are proud that SEC’s
diverse power portfolio now includes solar, wind, landfill gas, hydro-electric, natural gas, coal and nuclear,”
noted Jeff Edwards, SEC’s president & CEO.
ODEC held a competitive bid process this summer administered by the National Renewables Cooperative
Organization (NRCO) for bids on solar projects ranging in size from one to 10MW. Hecate Energy in
Nashville, Tenn., was chosen based on its ability to provide the most cost effective and beneficial solar
photovoltaic plants within the service territories of ODEC’s member owners. Hecate is a leading developer,
owner and operator of solar, natural gas and wind power plants and energy-storage solutions.
“Adding clean solar generation to our portfolio will allow us to keep fulfilling our mission of maintaining a
diversified mix so that we can continue to provide affordable and reliable electricity to our member
cooperatives,” ODEC President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Reasor explained.
With a total generating capacity of 30MW, both projects are expected to be in service by December 2016.
Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric distribution cooperative
that serves over 55,000 homes and businesses in portions of 18 counties in central and southern Virginia.
Headquartered in Crewe, SEC has district offices in Altavista, Crewe, Dinwiddie and Powhatan. For more
information, visit www.sec.coop.
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) is a not-for-profit, member-owned power supply
cooperative. It furnishes wholesale power to 11 member electric distribution cooperatives that provide
reliable, affordable electricity to 1.4 million people in 70 counties in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. For
more information, visit www.odec.com.
P.O. Box 7 2000 West Virginia Avenue Crewe, VA