I am sorry. That’s what, 22 year old Matthew Jared Mitchell, of Appomattox, said after he was sentenced last Wednesday to two years in prison on a firearm charge. As part of his sentence, Mitchell received three years supervised probation and 10 years good behavior upon release from incarceration.
Firefighters from Powhatan helped to extinguish a boat fire on the James River on Sunday at Watkins Landing. Two people on board the 17 foot bass boat were rescued but the boat itself was a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
We may know later today who bought the Thomasville Furniture site. The Appomattox Town Council and County Board of Supervisors met jointly in closed session last night, to discuss possible new businesses coming to town. One of those new businesses would possibly be located on the Thomasville property. That building has been empty since the furniture plant shut down back in 2011. A bankruptcy sale was held in June.
Attention all shoppers. Area police are warning residents not to leave their handbags or personal belongings unattended in your shopping cart, following the robbery of one local woman’s purse last week. Police released several photos of a man and woman wanted for credit card fraud, after the pair used an 89-year-old woman’s credit cards to go on a shopping spree at Best Buy on Koger Center Boulevard. The cards were in a purse that was stolen from a shopping cart at T.J. Maxx on Commonwealth Center Parkway.
With summer winding down, this is the last week to try and name the crocodile at the Jamerson Library in Appomattox. The contest ends on Thursday, and the staff will pick the winning name on that day. The winner will be announced on the library’s Facebook page ,and will get a small crate of school and art supplies. The library system will be closed for the holiday on Saturday and Monday. The first week of September is National Waffle Week,and on Thursday the fourth, the Jamerson Library will be serving waffles in Abbitt Park, next to the library on Main Street in Appomattox.
Motorists traveling through the Commonwealth this Labor Day weekend can expect to see significantly increased enforcement by the State police. The stepped up enforcement is part of a nationwide campaign called Drive to Save Lives that aims to reduce traffic fatalities by 15 percent in 2014. Last year , state troopers busted 120 drunk drivers during the four day Labor Day weekend.