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A freak accident turned fatal in an Amelia County neighborhood, last week


A freak accident turned fatal in an Amelia County neighborhood, last week. 24-year-old construction worker, William B. Seay, of Glen Allen, was electrocuted, Wednesday, after a cable he was towing snagged an overhead power line at a construction site in Western Amelia County, where a home was being built at the end of Dash Lane in Jetersville. The cable had been extended from a crane when it caught hold of the the power line. Seay suffered severe burns and died at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville.

Drinking Water


Virginia Cooperative Extension Offers Drinking Water Clinic- Jack Murphy has the story.

Appomattox County, City Officials Plan Meetings


The Appomattox County Board of Supervisors meets tonight at 6:30. Before that meeting they’ll have a closed work session to discuss Personnel matters and business development. They’ll also discuss revisions to the incentive policy. Next Monday, the Appomattox Town Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed chicken ordinance, which would give residents permission to own chickens on their property.

Today is “Terrible Traffic Tuesday”


Triple-A has a name for today and that name is Terrible Traffic Tuesday. The day after Labor Day can be a day of hassle for drivers in Virginia, with students and school personnel headed back to class, and everyone else coming off a three day weekend. Triple-A says its days like today when we have to worry about road rage incidents. They remind us all that road rage is a criminal offense. In Virginia, the law states that aggressive driving , such as tail gating and abrupt lane changes, will be punished as a Class 2 misdemeanor. However, aggressive driving with the intent to injure another person carries harsher penalties.

Job Market Still Tougher For Women


On the heels of the nation’s celebration of Labor, Jack Murphy reports that women continue to receive unfair treatment in the job market.

Woman looking for a job


Labor day is over now time to focus on getting a job for women with business degress it may be harder-Jack Murphy with more.

Longwood Taps Briggs as Head Women’s Golf Coach


Shannon Briggs, a CP Women’s Tour PGA of Canada competitor, professional golf instructor and former collegiate golfer, was named the new head coach of the Longwood women’s golf program, Longwood director of athletics Troy Austin announced Friday.


Briggs comes to Longwood from Vancouver, British Columbia, where she was most recently a certified professional golf coach at international golf training center franchise GolfTEC. She is affiliated with the Professional Golfers’ Association of British Columbia and is sponsored by Surespan Ltd. and Adidas/Taylor Made. Briggs has participated in a Women’s PGA Canada Tour event with the likes of Lori Kane, as well as several PGA of British Columbia tournaments. 


“Shannon exhibited a great desire to lead the Longwood women’s golf program, and we are equally excited to have her join our family,” Austin said. “Shannon blends her strong collegiate experience with her unique insights as a professional. I look forward to watching the program advance under her leadership.”


Briggs is a certified coach through the PGA of Canada and has logged over 3,500 golf industry hours. Her golf experience spans nearly 20 years as a player and coach, including her four years on the women’s team at Grand Valley State University. 


“I’m excited to join the Longwood family, not only for the opportunity to lead this program, but also to become a part of this great university,” Briggs said. “When I visited campus, I was drawn to the experience Longwood provides for its student-athletes and the school’s commitment to balancing academics and athletics.”


A native of Fonthill, Ontario, and member of the prestigious private course Lookout Point, Briggs posted early low rounds placing second at the Ontario Juniors and was named to the provincial and inter-province teams. Briggs excelled at athletics in high school, being named the Female Athlete of the Year for her graduating class at Notre Dame in Welland. Shannon’s collegiate career at Grand Valley State included an NCAA tournament win and four straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) academic and athletic all-conference awards. As a team captain during her freshman year, she helped guide Grand Valley State to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division II Tournament while earning All-GLIAC honors that year.


Briggs graduated from Grand Valley State in 2005 and received her bachelor of business administration degree in management and marketing with an emphasis in finance. Her career at Longwood signals her return to the United States after spending the past eight years in British Columbia.


“Longwood’s campus and the beautiful community of Farmville embody the heritage and culture that make Longwood so appealing,” Briggs said. “As a young coach, I’m energized and excited to continue this program’s historic tradition of excelling both in the classroom and on the golf course.”


Briggs’ resume outside of golf is equally impressive. In addition to being a certified teacher of yoga for golfers, she is an accomplished skier and a Red Bull Crashed Ice competitor and was a member of the Grand Valley State club ski and hockey teams as an undergraduate. Shannon was also a member of the British Columbia Skier Cross Team in 2009 and has trained with the Canadian National Olympic Team. In 2004, she traveled to Duluth, Minn., to compete in the Red Bull Crashed Ice event – a sport that combines downhill skiing and ice skating – and placed third in the women’s division.


The Longwood women’s golf program will make its debut under coach Briggs on Sept. 7-8 at the Towson Invitational in Phoenix, Md. That will be the first of four fall meets for the Lancers, who boast a young roster with two freshmen, two redshirt freshmen, one sophomore, one redshirt sophomore and one junior for the 2014-15 season.

Apex Day Support Services Announces Expansion


Apex Day Support Services in the Charlotte Court House expanded their facilities this week to over 47-hundred square feet. Owner Lorene Wendelin says the business outgrew its previous location in a section of Charlotte County Fitness and Recreation. Apex Day Support Services provides day support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Now, the facility has expanded with a new all-open space to include an arts/crafts area, kitchen, media area, gym equipment and a separate dining area. Apex Day Support serves the counties of Appomattox, Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Prince Edward.

Love Sports? Work in Sports.


Looking for a job? Try working for sports teams. Jack Murphy reports.

Sports Jobs on the rise


Looking for a job try working for sports teams -Jack Murphy with more.

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