Kind of a big deal for five senior Appomattox County High School cheerleaders who are going to Disney World. They have been chosen among 800 other cheerleaders and dancers from across the country to participate in the first ever Varsity Spirit Spectacular at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, from December 3-7, 2015. Bethany Walker, Janessa Thomas, Lindsey Richardson, Tiana Hubbard, and Brinea Harris, who attended a Varsity Spirit camp this summer hosted by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), will perform in a parade through Disney’s Magic Kingdom.The five girls, will be working to raise funds for the trip over the next few months.
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The Appomattox Relay for Life has announced that it raised more than 100-thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society. The Times Virginia reports that it’s the first time the event has cracked $100,000 since 2013. The leaders had a goal of $96,000 for this year, and have reached $100,878.08 as of last Thursday.While the actual Relay for Life event was on June 6, the cutoff for fundraising for the year is August 31.
Luckily no one was injured when a tractor-trailer spilled a load of logs all over the roadway. Police say the driver lost control of the rig on Richardson Road and the load shifted, toppling over the tractor trailer last Wednesday (July 15).
Police are still trying to determine what caused a fight that sent a man to a Farmville hospital. Police Chief Nick Kuzmiak says officiers responded to a 911 call last week (July 20) at a home on Cralle Rd. off of North West Ave., and found a 22 year old man had been stabbed multiple times. Police arrested a 20 year old Amelia County woman as the alleged suspect. She was taken to Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville. The victim was taken to Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville with non life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
What do Bus Safety and Ice Cream have in common?It’s a Summer Reading Event! You are invited to take your kids to the Jamerson Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 29th at 11:00am for kids five and under, and at 1:00pmfor kids six and older, for an educational program on bus safety. After the program the Appomattox Christian Academy will provide a bus ride to their school for an ice cream social. Parents you must accompany your children on the bus. After the ice cream social the academy will bring you back to the parking lot of the Jamerson Library. This is a Summer Reading Event, and the whole family is welcome to join in.
Nine overdose cases in the last few weeks in the Appomattox area are being blamed on a synthetic drug called spice. Sheriff Barry Letterman is sending out a heads up today on the dangers of the drug, which is also sometimes called K2. It can mimic the effects of marijuana, but is more dangerous than pot. Letterman says he wants to get the word out that spice is dangerous and harmful to your body. It can affect your heart and nervous system. Spice is marketed as a plant or potpourri, and sometimes it even has a label that states, “Not for consumption.”
Charlotte County’s special olympics coaches are getting some help. American Legion Post 260 and Past Commander Douglas Randolph made generous donations to Special Olympics, Local Coordinator and Coach, Joanne Catron last month (On Friday, June 26), who went with Team Virginia to Los Angeles, California this weekend (July 25 ) to coach at the Special Olympics World Games 2015. Catron the community support is much appreciated. A half million spectators are predicted to be in attendance at the Special Olympics World Games with over 7,000 athletes, and 177 countries participating. The event, which kicked off, Saturday, will run through August 2.
Area farmers say all the rain is proving to be helpful. Unlike in previous summers, corn crops are thriving and green lawns abound in Amelia. Forecasters say June brought 7.4 inches of rain, more in some areas of the county, and there have been 13 days in July, normally a relatively dry month, in which rain was recorded. There has been more than 2.5 inches of rain already recorded in the National Weather Service (NWS) rain gauge at The Monitor office for July.
Competition is not setting well with one Farmville area restaurant. Charley’s Waterfront Café is suing its landlord for breach of contract after a competing restaurant was approved to be built in the space directly below it. The Farmville area eatery opened its doors in 1994, and the lawsuit alleges that allowing the new restaurant is in direct violation of the long standing lease agreement which specifically restricts the landlord from leasing to any business that would present competition.
The complaint asks the courts to halt the ongoing construction of the restaurant below Charley’s, as well as compensation for any monetary loss.