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The Farmville Town Council was showered with praise and gratitude at their November regular meeting

 
Nov26

The Farmville Town Council was showered with praise and gratitude at their November regular meeting. From the towns consistent support of the historical R.R. Moton Museum, to a Gold Achievement Award for its Water Treatment Plant, Farmville’s community connection was noted as greatly appreciated.

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A heartfelt thanks to Farmville council members also came from Donald Blessing, who was honored with an Appreciation award for his longtime service as the town’s attorney. Blessing expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve theTown since 1984. He was recently appointed to the bench to serve the 10th Circuit Court of Virginia.

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A facelift to Farmville’s Airport was discussed at the November meeting as well. The Town has several upgrades planned at the airport, but council members say that’s provided the money to make them is available. 98% of costs are federally funded, but Farmville will be responsible for a 2% financial match.
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Pamplin Library is Closed

 
Nov25

The Pamplin Depot Library Branch closed on Monday. If you have library-owned material,they ask that you start bringing it back. If you missed Pamplin Library’s last day of operation, you may return all materials to the outside book depository, or to the Jamerson Library in Appomattox.
Most of Pamplin’s collection will be merged into the Jamerson Library. All other library-owned items will be settled under the Appomattox County guidelines.

Man Killed in Buckingham County Crash

 
Nov25

Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Louisa County man. Trooper K.D. Nelson was notified of the crash at 3:58 a.m. Monday. The single-vehicle crash occurred on Route 20 approximately 2/10’s of a mile south of Route 655 in Buckingham County. A 2001 Pontiac Grand Am was traveling north on Route 20 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The driver died at the scene. The driver has been identified as 39 year old Glenn A. Taylor, Jr.The crash remains under investigation.

Hospital rape kits

 
Nov25

More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition to urge the local hospital in Farmville to start administering rape kit exams. Longwood University students initiated the petition because Southside Community Hospital does not offer the rape kit exams, forcing sexual assault survivors to have to travel to Richmond or Lynchburg. The hospital says the rape kit exams are in larger cities because they have more sexual assaults, but students say a change in the quality of care is still warranted. Channel 8news reports, there are no immediate plans to start administering rape kits at the hospital in Farmville.

Pamplin Library Closure

 
Nov25

The Pamplin Depot Library Branch closed on Monday. If you have library-owned material,THEY ask that you start bringing it back. If you missed Pamplin Library’s last day of operation, you may return all materials to the outside book depository, or to the Jamerson Library in Appomattox. Most of PAMPLINS COLLECTION will be merged into the Jamerson Library. All other library-owned items will be settled under the Appomattox County guidelines.

Unsafe toy list in time for Christmas

 
Nov20

As kids start to make their holiday gift wish list, Jack Murphy has the annual list of unsafe toys.

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Dozens of children from families in need are hoping their name will be picked from the Appomattox Angel Tree

 
Nov20

Dozens of children from families in need are hoping their name will be picked from the Appomattox Angel Tree. Educational toys, race cars, bikes, and dolls, are just some of the wishes from 60 kids whose names are on a Christmas tree in the Museum of the Confederacy. To bring Christmas cheer to a child in need just select an angel name from the tree and drop off your gift by Dec. 12 at the museum.
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Teefey Named To Replace Judge Baskervill

 
Nov20

A replacement has been named for outgoing 11th Circuit Court Judge Pamela Baskervill, who retires next month. Joseph Teefey has practiced law in Blackstone since 1998 and has received several awards for his criminal defense work. Teefey is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, and got his law degree in 1994. Teefey says he will likley sell his law practice in Blackstone to serve an eight year term on the 11th Judicial Circuit, which includes Amelia, Dinwiddie, Nottoway and Powhatan Counties, and the city of Petersburg.

Longwood University students say rape survivors need to be more of a priority at Farmville hospital

 
Nov20

More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition to urge the local hospital in Farmville to start administering rape kit exams. Longwood University students initiated the petition because Southside Community Hospital does not offer the rape kit exams, forcing sexual assault survivors to have to travel to Richmond or Lynchburg. The hospital says the rape kit exams are in larger cities because they have more sexual assaults, but students say a change in the quality of care is still warranted. Channel 8news reports, there are no immediate plans to start administering rape kits at the hospital in Farmville.
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School Race Discrimination Suit Rejected

 
Nov20

A racial discrimination suit against Nottoway County Public Schools has been rejected. The Courier Record reports, The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled against former employee Clive Pettis, who filed the $1.35 million lawsuit two years ago. The ruling handed down last week concluded Pettis failed to show that he was performing his job satisfactorily when his contract was not renewed.

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