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The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Virginia will be held in Farmville next month

 
Jul29

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Virginia will be held in Farmville next month. The unique event aims to raise maney and awareness for Special Olympics Virginia. Registration deadline is next Monday (August 4). The tournament will be held at the Firemen’s Arena in Farmville, August 9-10.
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A local teen is hoping his experience will inspire others not to text and drive

 
Jul29

A local teen is hoping his experience will inspire others not to text and drive. Ryan Wilson crashed the vehicle he was driving into a utility pole on Salem Church Road in Chesterfield county, July 21, while he was texting behind the wheel. Wilson now faces a $125 fine, which he says is a small price to pay since he’s alive and didn’t hurt anyone else. Area police say following tougher DWT laws in Virginia a year ago they’re doing all they can to catch violators, but added it’s been a challenge enforcing the new regulations because it’s such a common vioation. The law took effect July 1, 2013, and makes texting while driving a primary offense. Wilson hopes his mistake will make others think twice before they text and drive. He says he will never do it again or be a passenger in a car with someone who is. Virginia State Police have cited 1,030 drivers texting while driving, from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
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Appomattox Primary School has a new principal

 
Jul28

Appomattox Primary School has a new principal. Parents and students in the upcoming weeks will be introduced to Michele West, formerly an assistant principal at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Bedford. The former Bedford County Public Schools administrator started her role as APS principal, July 1. West replaces Heather Mullins, and says she has a number of goals for the upcoming school year, including inspiring students to have the desire to learn.
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The Crewe Police Department just got safer

 
Jul28

The Crewe Police Department just got safer. The department is the recipient of seven new ballistic vests, through the “Protect the Protector Program,” which promotes officer safety, which officials say the ballistic vests will provide police in dangerous situations. Budget cuts had left many of the towns officers wearing expired vests or no vests at all. Now, officers are equipped with some of the highest quality ballistic protection available and at absolutely no cost to the Town of Crewe, thanks to the program.
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Police are now considering the driver involved in a one car crash last week may have been speeding

 
Jul28

Police are now considering the driver involved in a one car crash last week may have been speeding. Iinvestigators say the accident on County Line Rd., seriously injured two of four people in the car after the driver apparently lost control of his mustang, last Thursday (July 17), on County Line Rd., and it flew about 369 ft. in the air, crashed into a tree, and overturned. The driver was critically injuried in the crash, as well as one of three passengers. Two other passengers in the car sustained minor injuries. No charges have been filed at this time. The accident is still under investigation.
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A two-vehicle crash in Nelson County claimed the life of a Maryland man, Saturday (July 26)

 
Jul28

A two-vehicle crash in Nelson County claimed the life of a Maryland man, Saturday (July 26). Virginia State Police say, the motorcyclist, 47 year old Michael S. Murphy, of Annapolis, Md., collided with a vehicle driven by 66 year old Peggy R. Arnold at the intersection of Routes 29 and 56, after the woman pulled into the path of the Harley Davidson and he was unable to avoid crashing into her. He died at the scene. She was charged with reckless driving. The crash remains under investigation.
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LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT

 
Jul25

July 27- August 1, 2014

 

LYNCHBURG – 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 Bypass over Route 659 – Bridge painting 7/2-9/1: Lane closures on the bypass and Route 659. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use.

Paving operations –Crews will pave at the following locations in this order: Route 677, Route 778, Route 655, and Route 739. The work is expected to last until mid-August.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns, and mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Appomattox County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Buckingham County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 15/60, Sprouse’s Corner – Crew will mill and pave for approx. 2 weeks. Traffic controlled by police, traffic signals and flaggers.

Route 671 over Hunts Creek – Road closed 7/7 –9/19/14 for bridge replacement. Detour available.

Andersonville area – Crews will work on shoulders.

Dillwyn area – Crews will conduct ditch maintenance.

Various – Crews will make surface repair, boom axe and respond to customer concerns.

 

Campbell County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 460 East over 29 Bypass & Opossum Creek – One lane of the structure will be closed at a time over the next several weeks for work on the bridge deck. Traffic control devices will direct motorists.

Route 712 over 29 Bypass, Altavista –  Bridge painting 7/-9/10: Lane closures on the bypass and Route 712. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use.

Route 714 over 29 Bypass, Altavista– A temporary signal, signs and other traffic control devices in use for  single lane during bridge work. Est. comp. early August 2014. 

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Charlotte County:  Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 746 – Corrective work will be done on line markings.

Phenix – Crews will clean ditch and pipe and add shoulder stone.

Various – Crews will work surfaces, boom axe, mow and respond to customer concerns.

Various secondary routes–Crews will mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Cumberland County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Various – Crews will work surface/shoulders, cut brush, clean pipe/ditches, and respond to customers.

 

Halifax County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Secondary routes in Cluster Springs area and primary routes in Volens area  – Crews will mow.

Route 642 –  Grading, temporary seeding and work on asphalt will take place.

Bethel – Crews will daylight signs.

Hamilton Blvd., Town of South Boston – Installation of permanent signs will take place.

Town of Virgilina – Crews will clean ditches.

Volens –Crews will cut right of way.

Various – Crews will perform surface work and respond to customer concerns.

 

Nelson County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 623 over Rockfish River– Road closed for bridge replacement at the intersection of 617/623. A signed detour in place. Estimated completion – 9/ 30/14.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Pittsylvania County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Route 40, Gretna and various secondary roads in Brosville – Crews will repairs shoulders

Route 676 (674-689)  – Road closed 8/4/14 – 11/18/1 for replacement of Whitethorn Creek bridge. Detour : Routes 903, 687, 649, 886 and 689. Signs and other traffic control devices in use.

Route 685 (686-690) – Road closed for bridge replacement. Est. comp. 9/26/14. Detour: 686, 683 to 649.

Route 924– Road closed 6/30-9/19/14 for structure replacement; detour via Routes 665 & 638.

Brosville and Kentuck– Crews will ditch at various locations.

Gretna, Kentuck,  Mt. Airy and Rondo– Crews will boom axe at various locations.

Mt. Airy – Crews will sweep intersections.

Various – Crews will work surfaces, mow, clean roadsides 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 633 (15 – 360) –Bridge replacement project. Estimated completion – 10/14.

Route 658 – Crews will make shoulder repairs.

Various – Crews will pick up trash, cut brush, mow, make surface repairs, conduct surface treatment operations and respond to customers.

 

District-wide activities:

Bridge and guardrail maintenance – Crews will perform bridge/guardrail maintenance, including bridge washing. Signs, flaggers and other safety devices will be used to alert motorists to these operations.

Latex schedules –Motorists should be alert to latex paving and, subsequent, line marking.

Message boards – Work is continuing on the installation of message boards at various locations. Be alert.

The Leadership Farmville Board of Directors is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 LEADERSHIP FARMVILLE PROGRAM

 
Jul25

The Leadership Farmville Board of Directors is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 LEADERSHIP FARMVILLE PROGRAM. If you are interested, contact the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce to get signed up for their next class and become a stronger leader.
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A Farmville woman, arrested on an Amelia warrant, last week, will have to wait to appear before a judge

 
Jul25

A Farmville woman, arrested on an Amelia warrant, last week, will have to wait to appear before a judge. 33 year old Alyce M. Lee was taken into custody for probation violation. She is due to appear in court, Aug. 5.
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Two women arrested, Saturday, for their role in an alleged kidnapping incident, appeared in an Amelia County court, this week to learn their fate

 
Jul25

Two women arrested, Saturday, for their role in an alleged kidnapping incident, appeared in an Amelia County court, this week to learn their fate. Amelia County Sheriff Ricky Walker says the two Chesterfield County suspects face charges of breaking and entering, abduction, assault and battery, and trespassing. One of the suspects was taken to Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville and the other one was being held in the Chesterfield jail. Both women were expected to appear in juvenile and domestic relations court Monday (July 21).
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