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One Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

 
Jan23

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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Area students are playing it smart

 
Jan23

Area students are playing it smart. Farmville’s Benchmark Community Bank has announced the launch of the SmartStart Community Commitment Scholarship, with three 1-thousand dollar scholarships being offered to area high school seniors. The scholarships are available to any teen who is a resident of Prince Edward, Nottoway, Lunenburg, Brunswick, Mecklenburg or Halifax counties. You can get more information on line at BCBonline.com.
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The fate of Longwood University’s athletic funding is in jeopardy

 
Jan23

The fate of Longwood University’s athletic funding is in jeopardy. If Virginia state House Republican majority leader Kirk Cox’s bill is passed during the Virginia General Assembly 2015 legislative session, it could leave a dent in Longwood, and other schools, budget. House bill 1897, which aims to reduce student fees used to fund non educational events, specifically athletics, was unanimously approved, Monday by the House Appropriations Committee, and is heading to the House floor later this week. According to the bill, schools will have five years to incrementally reduce the amount of fees they derive from students, as updates at therountundaonline.com indicate.
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Farmville Police are still looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed the Comfort Inn on South Main Street

 
Jan23

Farmville Police are still looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed the Comfort Inn on South Main Street earlier this month. An employee reported being held up by a hooded gunman at the business on January 3, according to posts on therotundaonline.com. The suspect was described as a black male, 5’ 7” tall, with some facial hair, wearing a black jump suit, with a black hoodie. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the Farmville Police Department.
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An electrical cord is being blamed for sparking a massive fire at a Farmville trailer park

 
Jan23

(therotundaonline.com) – An electrical cord is being blamed for sparking a massive fire at a Farmville trailer park last week. The Farmville Volunteer Fire Department, and two other Departments, responded to the blaze, Thursday (1/15) in the Eastgate Trailer Park on Landon St., which the owner says was caused when one of the drop-cords on an electric heater started burning, and the bed caught fire, as updated at therotundaonline.com. Three people were in the house at the time of the fire, but no burn injuries were reported.
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Search for Farmville Police Chief Narrows

 
Jan23

At the Farmville Town Council meeting this week, Vice Mayor A.D. “Chuckie” Reid updated Council on the continuing process to hire a new police chief for Farmville. The number of candidates for the position has been narrowed to five. Acting Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington introduced two new officers to the Farmville Police Force. Robert Allen Cox spent 29 years with the Virginia State Police. He has certifications in Narcotics and Diversion, which incorporates pharmaceutical drugs and arson and bomb detection. He is also certified in gang detection. The other new officer is Timothy Holtz from Chase City. Officer Holtz served seven years with the Chase City Police Department.

School Board to Host Public Hearing on Budget

 
Jan23

The Appomattox County School Board will hold a public hearing next week on the proposed budget for 2015. The meeting will be held on Thursday at the Board of Supervisors meeting room. It’s located in the Central Virginia Community branch on Confederate Boulevard. The public hearing will begin at 5 pm. Citizens comments will be limited to five minutes each.

A logger working in Blackstone was hit in the head

 
Jan22

A logger working in Blackstone was hit in the head. According to updates posted online at courier-record.com, a man was struck in the head by a falling tree in a wooded area between 460 and the Rt. 606 entrance ramp in Blackstone last Thursday afternoon. The victim, who reportedly is from South Carolina, was flown to VCU Medical center in Richmond with what was described as a serious head injury.
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Local Bank Offers Scholarships

 
Jan22

A Farmville bank is offering scholarships for area teens. Benchmark Community Bank has announced the launch of the SmartStart Community Commitment Scholarship. They hope to make the scholarship an annual event with the number of awards and amounts to be determined year to year. For the inaugural year, three 1-thousand dollar scholarships will be offered to area high school seniors. The scholarships are available to any teen who is a resident of Prince Edward, Nottoway, Lunenburg, Brunswick, Mecklenburg or Halifax counties. You can get more information on line at BCBonline.com

New Owners Upgrading Old Thomasville Building

 
Jan22

The thousand or so folks who used to work at the old Thomasville Furniture plant wouldn’t recognize the place in its new incarnation. The new owner, Lindenburg Industries, is creating outdoor dining and exercise facilities for the 100 -plus employees they plan to hire in the spring. The new company makes environmental control devices.

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