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Jaycees Invite All To First Friday Event


The Farmville Jaycees are inviting you to their upcoming September 11th , First Fridays event. The event will feature local band Southbound from South-Central Virginia. The First Fridays Concert Series is a signature event for the Farmville Jaycees and local community. The event begins at 5:30pm at Riverside Park in Historic Downtown Farmville. The family friendly event will feature activities for children, food from local vendors, a variety of craft beverages, and a signature raffle sponsored by Alcova Mortgage to be given out at the end of the season. Also Longwood Athletics will be onsite to promote the upcoming fall season.

Man Poses As Walmart Employee, Cleans Out Cash Register


Farmville police are looking for a man who pulled off quite an unusual robbery at the Walmart on Peery Drive last week. Just past 3 pm on Tuesday, the man pretended to be an employee at the store,and took control of a cash register. He was wearing a blue Walmart vest,and he actually checked out two customers before cleaning out the cash drawer and leaving the building. He drove away in a black car that was parked between Walmart and Dollar Tree. Anyone with information on the case,is asked to call Farmville Police.



Virginia State Police Trooper K.K. Brown is investigating a fatal crash in Fluvanna County. The crash occurred at 10:05 p.m., on Aug. 29, 2015, on Route 629, east of Route 15.

A 1999 Ford Ranger pickup truck was traveling along Route 629 when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

The driver, Christopher G. Hart, 46, of Zion Crossroads, Va., was transported to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville. Hart died the next morning at the hospital.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Invitation To The Dance in Pamplin


You’re invited to come to the Pamplin Depot on Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 5th, from 6-8pm when Farm Use String Band will be providing a free performance at the monthly Pamplin Dance. Held the first Saturday of every month, this popular event has become a mainstay of the community, bringing neighbors in from all around to talk, dance, and break bread with one another as various volunteers and chefs provide a healthful and satisfying meal for just $4. Doors open at 6pm with the music running from 6:30 until 8pm, and a portion of the funds raised through meal sales goes to the Pamplin Depot Restoration Fund. Donations directly to the fund are also accepted.

Local Chamber of Commerce Deeply Affected By Shooting


As you can imagine, our local Chamber of Commerce folks were deeply affected by the shooting in our state last week that killed two members of a tv news crew. The shooter also wounded the person being interviewed, and that person was Vicki Gardner, the executive director of the Smith Mountain lake Regional Chamber of Commerce. Joy Stump, of the Farmville Chamber, says she met Gardner at a conference in Roanoke. Stump is asking all of uis to keep the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce in our hearts as they move forward from a shocking and traumatic experience.



HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA – Guilherme Guimarães (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil / Miller School) received the Omicron Delta Kappa award on Tuesday at opening convocation and was sworn in as a representative of the Student Honor Court. A Davis Fellow, Guimarães will additionally be a Resident Advisor for the school year. He excelled in the classroom as a freshman, earning a 3.78 GPA.

The ODK Award was established in 1974 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Lambda Circle and has been endowed by generous contributions from ODK alumni.  This scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the sophomore class who demonstrated real leadership in his freshman year. 

“Gui worked incredibly hard his freshmen year in the classroom and it is great to see him rewarded. Like many Hampden-Sydney men, Gui takes initiative and sets high expectations which drive him to success,” stated Head Coach Dee Vick.



Talk about customer service!

When David Tolliver of Dillwyn walked into his favorite store, he told the clerk, “I need a winning ticket.”

She said, “Try this one,” handing him a Treasure Hunt ticket from the Virginia Lottery.

And he got exactly what he requested. He scratched the ticket to discover it was a $225,000 winner!

It happened at Jake’s Gas N Go, 4108 James Madison Highway in Fork Union.

Treasure Hunt (game #1581) is one of dozens of Scratcher games offered by the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 all the way up to $225,000. Mr. Tolliver is the first top prize winner in the game, which means two top prizes remain unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,060,800. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.31.

The school custodian said he has no immediate plans for his winnings, except to pay bills.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  In fact, it’s the reason we play.  We generate more than $1.4 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.  Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Virginia Lottery generated nearly $534 million for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2015. We know the Virginia Lottery is a great place to work, but don’t take our word for it. The Richmond Times-Dispatch named the Lottery a 2015 Top Workplace. For more info., visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.


Old Thomasville plant opening brings hundreds of jobs


Lindenburg officials say they are close to beginning work on the old Thomasville plant, which means hundreds of jobs. Lindenburg offials say the plant could open as soon as next year, bringing with it some 350 jobs for the Appomattox area. Plans to open the plant by May 2015, were pushed back after money problems, and a company official fell ill. But Appomattox’s first new major industrial employer in 15 years and the largest employer since Thomasville Furniture began construction in 1972, is looking at a Feb. grand opening date.

Amelia police looking for assault suspect


Amelia county police are still looking for the person involved in an assault of two residents last weekend. According to Sheriff Ricky Walker deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence on Namozine Road (Rt. 615) early Saturday morning (Aug. 22), and found a man and a woman had been stabbed and beaten. Sheriff Walker said at this time there are few clues into a motive or the possible suspect. He said the investigation is continuing. Both victims remain in serious condition at area hospitals. They’re names have not been released.

ACHS grad makes Division 1 roster


Appomattox graduate Tyler Ray has reached a huge milestone. A senior at UNC, Ray made the Division 1 roster after “walking on” during preseason tryouts in hopes of making the men’s soccer roster for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will join the Tar Heels as a goalkeeper. He graduated from Appomattox County High School in 2012. At ACHS, Tyler was a four-year letterman for Coach Travis O’Brien, where he received all-conference and all-region honors and served as team captain during his senior year. He was born and raised in Appomattox, but has soccer, church, and family ties to Prince Edward and Charlotte County.

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