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FARMVILLE — Folks in Farmville are finally getting back to normal after a water main break

 
May20

FARMVILLE — Folks in Farmville are finally getting back to normal after a water system leak Sunday night into Monday morning. Residents and businesses either had no water at all or very low water pressure, when a water main broke, which affected half the town officials told The Herald.
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It’s a packed agenda for Amelia County Board of Supervisors

 
May20

It’s a packed agenda for Amelia County Board of Supervisors at Wednesday’s (5/20) public hearing. The Six-Year Road Construction Plan tops the list, with the supervisors also considering a Business Solutions Agreement, as part of the South Central Workforce Investment Board program, a Special Event Permit request from the Relay for Life committee, and the sheriff’s office wants to declare one vehicle surplus. The board will also hear reports from VDOT, county departments, the county administrator and comments from individual supervisors will also be on tap.
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Main Street Music Opens Season Tomorrow Night

 
May20

In downtown Farmville, season 3 of Main Street Music opens tomorrow night. It will be gospel night, featuring the combined youth choirs of First Baptist and Sharon Baptist churches. The groups will perform at Crute Stage at the corner of Main and Fourth. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and beach blankets.

Natural Resources Secretary to Visit Prince Edward County Today

 
May20

Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward will visit Twin Lakes State Park in Prince Edward County today, marking the end of a 16 month journey – she will have visited all 36 state parks in 16 months. No cabinet secretary in history has visited all state parks in such a short span of time.
Ward’s official journey through the parks began in March, 2014, at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, in Bedford County. Her visit to each park included a briefing from staff and a tour of park facilities. She also met and talked with hundreds of park supporters and visitors.

Campus cop is running for sheriff

 
May19

A former Amelia County deputy wants to be sheriff. Rondell White, currently a Longwood University policeman, said he wants to come back in a bigger role, and is running for sheriff of Amelia County. Mr. White said as sheriff he wants to start a community outreach and develop a bond with residents. White had formerly been a deputy from 2004 to 2012, before going to Longwood in 2013 where he also worked with Prince Edward County and Farmville as well as Hampden-Sydney College law enforcement agencies.
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A murder suspect from S. Carolina is in the Piedmont jail in Farmville

 
May19

A murder suspect from S. Carolina is in the Piedmont jail in Farmville. The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office reported that the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Donald George Hurtekant Jr. of Graniteville who will be held in Farmville until arrangements are made to extradite him back to Aiken County. The 36 year old suspect was wanted in connection with the beating death of an 81 year old man he allegedly robbed earlier this month. The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that he was at an address in Buckingham County and contacted the Sheriff’s Department. The second suspect in the homicide, a 33 year old woman identified as Sandra Ann Marie Evans, is still on the run. Anyone with information about Evans is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office or CRIMESTOPPERS.
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Jamerson Library Gets Reading Grant

 
May19

J. Jamerson Memorial Library has been awarded a Reading Grant from Dollar General. Earlier this year the library applied for a Reading Grant from Dollar General, and they received an email on Friday, May 15, confirming that Dollar General has decided to give the library $1,000 toward their 2015 Summer Reading Program. The library would like to thank Dollar General for their generous contribution to efforts to help patrons up through high school maintain or surpass their reading levels, and introduce and encourage the youngest patrons to the wonders of reading.

State police are still investigating a weekend accident

 
May18

State police are still investigating a weekend accident that shutdown the intersection of North Genito Road and Holly Farms Road in Nottoway County, Saturday morning. Charges are pending against a driver of a 2001 Jeep Cherokee who was driving in the middle of Route 307 (Holly Farms Road) near North Genito Road when a Fed Ex big rig coming in the opposite direction couldn’t get out of the way in time and side-swiped the Jeep, sending the vehicle overturning down an embankment. The driver of the Jeep was taken to South Side Community Hospital in Farmville with non-life threatening injuries. The trucker was not hurt.
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Charlotte School Board Seeks Funding For Roof Repairs

 
May18

The Charlotte County School Board has asked the County Board for funding to fix the roof at Randolph-Henry High School. Superintendent Nancy Leonard addressed the Board at its most recent meeting, saying the roof on the auditorium has been leaking for 15 months. Leonard is worried that the leak will cause damage to the newly renovated auditorium. The South Side Messenger reports that Superintendent Leonard requested that the school board be allowed to use money that is in the local government invest pool for the repairs. The estimate for the amount needed is 134-thousand dollars.

Building Evacuated After Bomb Threat

 
May18

A man is facing criminal charges following a bomb threat in Farmville. The Southside Messenger reports that Prince Edward County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to Trinity Missions on May 7th after a sticky note was found on a sink claiming there was a bomb in the building. 110 people were evacuated from the building , as officers responded from the Farmville Police Department, State Police, and the Prince Edward Rescue Squad, along with the state police bomb canine unit. No explosives were found in the building. Police arrested 33 year old Dominique Whitehead in connection with the threat.

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