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Farmville police are investigating a car vs pedestrian accident that sent a Longwood student to the hospital


Farmville police are investigating a car vs pedestrian accident that sent a Longwood student to the hospital, Monday night. Witnesses told investigators the student was walking across an intersection behind Cox Hall, when a car, driven by a Farmville woman, struck the man, who flew up on the hood, and hit his head as he landed on the pavement. The victim had to be taken to the hospital. According to Farmville Police, as updated on, the driver was not arrested, but an investigation is underway.

Woman Sentenced for Encouraging Girls to Fight


Shykila Shaniqua Hite, a 22-year-old Victoria woman, was convicted recently in Lunenburg Circuit Court of the felony of Malicious Wounding as Principal in the Second Degree as a result of instigating and encouraging two teenage girls to fight in the street before school. Hite was sentenced to 20 years with all suspended except for nearly four months she served awaiting her trial.

Applications Open for Youth Conservation Corps


Applications are being accepted through April 15 for two three-week summer sessions of the award-winning Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps . The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will notify selected participants via e-mail by May 1.The program will be held June 21 to July 11 and July 19 to Aug. 8. Teams of eight to 10 participants will be chosen from current high school students between the ages of 14 and 17 . Applicants must demonstrate an interest in protecting Virginia’s environment. While no prior experience is necessary, participants will work outside, and the service is physically demanding. A positive attitude, an interest in learning, curiosity about interpreting nature, and the physical ability and desire to work outdoors are also important factors in the selection process. YCC crew members are provided room, board, T-shirts and equipment. They receive a $500 stipend at the end of the three weeks.

Longwood Game Promotes Cancer Awareness


It’s pinkout night for the Longwood women. The Lancers return to Willett Hall to host Cancer Awareness Night, as Longwood begins the second half of conference play against Winthrop. All fans planning to attend tonight’s game are encouraged to wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. Longwood sorority Zeta Tau Alpha will be sponsoring the cancer awareness, while the Relay for Life of Longwood will also be in attendance to take donations. Raven Williams was named the Big South Women’s Basketball Player of the Week by College Sports Madness Monday.

The Prince Edward county Board of Supervisors held the first meeting of the new year

Jan26 – The Prince Edward county Board of Supervisors held the first meeting of the new year, Tuesday. As posted in, committee appointments were made, along with a stricter enforcement of the five minute rule for public speakers during Board meetings.


The fire chief for the Darlington Heights district recommended enacting a cost recovery program for motor vehicle accident response, as a way of offsetting the mounting expense for volunteer departments such as those that operate in Prince Edward County.


It was decided the Old Dominion Resource Conservation and Development Council will be dissolved. Also, Prince Edward county Sheriff Wes Terry promoted the “At Will” overtime program for the County Sheriff’s Department as a big plus for the county.


Patti Cooper-Jones was back in her seat. Members welcomed Jones back, who was absent becasue of surgery. After thanking everyone for the warm greetings, Jones said, “I praise God for my healing.”

Farmville will soon have a new police chief

Jan26 – Farmville will soon have a new police chief. Farmville mayor, David E. Whitus said, the town had over 50 applicants vying for former Chief of Police, Doug Mooney’s post, left vacant after he officially retired earlier this month. The field has been narrowed down to five candidates. Town Council will interview the finalist in early February, with a new chief chosen by March, according to updates posted on

Banks Ponders Run for Re-Election


Lloyd Banks,Cumberland County District 2 Supervisor has announced that he is considering whether he will be running for re-election in November. Banks says much of his decision will depend on the level of support he receives from the community to continue his service on the Board. He is asking people to help him obtain the signatures he needs to get on the ballot. He needs 125 signatures from registered voters in district 2. He says if he can receive the assistance of 10 citizens willing to secure at least 10 signatures on his behalf, he will prepare to run for reelection in November.

Tour of Immigration Center Today for Some Supervisors


Some of the members of the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors will participate in a tour of the Immigration Center of America of Farmville, LLC facility on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. No public business will be discussed or transacted. Farmville Center is a facility designed to house adult male, adult female, non-criminal immigration detainees. As contracted by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) with the city of Farmville and operated by ICA, the facility and its’ staff and contractors are committed to provide a secure environment meeting the health and safety needs of nonviolent illegal aliens detained while being processed through immigration court.

Governor McAuliffe Announces New Health Care Options for Virginia Veterans


~Community health centers provide more health care choices for veterans who live too far or wait too long to be seen at VA facilities ~

PETERSBURG – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia veterans who face barriers to accessing the Veterans Administration (VA) health system will have more options for care through new provider agreements between the VA and community health centers.  The Governor made today’s announcement while speaking at the Appomattox Area Health and Wellness Center in Petersburg.

Accelerating veterans’ access to care is a key component of the Governor’s A Healthy Virginia plan.  Through the recently passed Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or who would otherwise have to wait more than 30 days for an appointment can now be seen at a participating community health center.  The legislation provides $10 billion over three years to the VA to pay private providers to care for eligible veterans.

Virginia is the first state in the nation to develop provider agreements between Federally Qualified Health Centers and the VA through the Veterans Choice Program.  To date, four Federally Qualified Health Centers, with 22 sites of care have signed up to provide health services to eligible veterans.  These sites are located on the Eastern Shore, New Canton, Louisa, Charles City, Aylett, Prince George, Alberta, Charlotte Court House, Fredericksburg, Victoria, Amelia, Emporia, Dinwiddie, Ferrum, Floyd and Laurel Fork.

“We are getting results for Virginia’s veterans,” said Governor McAuliffe. “As soon as the Veterans Choice Act became law, we began working with the VA to explore how to fully leverage the new funding and enable Virginia’s veterans to get faster access to care.  I hosted the first-ever Governor’s Summit on Expanding Health Care Access for Virginia Veterans and brought together top leaders from the VA with hospitals and community health centers to seek solutions.  Now, less than three months later, there are 22 new access points for veterans across the Commonwealth.”

“Community health centers are pleased to partner with the Veterans Health Administration to provide medical care to our Virginia veterans,” said Neal Graham, chief executive officer of the Virginia Community Healthcare Association. “They have stood ready for us; we stand ready for them.”

“I applaud the Veterans Administration for moving so quickly after Governor McAuliffe’s Summit to facilitate these new partnerships with Federally Qualified Health Centers in Virginia,” said Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel. “Now, through the Choice Program, veterans in many rural areas of the state can receive quality care right in their own community.”

“We need to work closely with the VA to ensure that all our veterans receive the care and benefits they deserve in a timely manner,” said Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey. “This is exactly the type of partnership I hope to see even more of going forward. I am especially pleased that there are five new sites of care available on the Eastern Shore for veterans who face transportation issues and other barriers.”

One Injured in Single Vehicle Crash


Dinwiddie  County- One person was injured Thursday afternoon (January 22) in a single vehicle crash in Dinwiddie County.  The crash occurred at 4:00 p.m. on Route 460 east bound two miles west of Courthouse Road.

Virginia State Police Trooper C. E. Christopher investigated the crash.

A 2013 Ford Fiesta was travelling east on Route 460, when it ran off the road left and struck a guard rail.

The driver of the 2013 Ford, James M. Langford, 71, Hopewell, Va., was transported via Med-Flight to MCV hospital with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.





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