A big accomplishment for some local FFA members. Appomattox Sr. FFA received top honors at the 89th Virginia FFA Convention on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The chapter placed first in the National Chapter Award contest, out of 186 .Appomattox FFA is back-to-back state champions in this contest.
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Farmville police are investigating an armed robbery at a local business. It happened Friday morning just before 10:30 at Advance America , located at 1818 Perry Drive. Police say a man jumped the counter and threatened employees with a handgun, forcing them to the ground. He then grabbed money from the cash registers and ran away on foot. Police used a K-9 officer to search for the suspect. The dog indicated that the suspects may have fled north on Main Street. . Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Farmville Police Department.
An alleged attempted theft at a Blackstone shopping plaza, may have just been a case of mistaken identity. A Crewe woman told the Courier-Record that a man walked up to her car as she was talking on her phone after having been shopping, looked in the window, and then opened her door and reached for her recent purchases. The startled shopper told police she got out of the car and screamed at the guy who then raised his hands, apologized and walked away, like he just had the wrong car. Police are investigating the case of the peeking perpatrator.
That big thunderstorm back on the 13th did more than knock out electricity for a lot of folks. The Southside Messenger reports it also did some damage at Newman Field. The National Weather Service says a microburst event took place at the air field with strong , straigt line winds. the strong winds broke the tie down ropes designed to secure a plane belonging to Ernest palmer. The wind blew the plane cross the field and slammed it into a carport. Strong winds also ripped the roofs from several of the privately owned hangers at the airport and brought down trees in the neighboring Farmville Municipal Golf Course.
On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Appomattox County School Board approved the resignation of Appomattox Middle School Principal Todd Reichert who has accepted a central office administrative position with Bedford County Public Schools for the coming school year. The board also approved the appointment of Cheryl Servis to be the Principal of Appomattox Middle School for 2015-16, effective July 1. Mrs. Servis is a graduate of Appomattox County High School. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Education from the College of William and Mary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Lynchburg College. Mrs. Servis has 17 years of teaching experience with Appomattox County Public Schools at the elementary and middle school levels. She has two years of experience as an Assistant Principal at Appomattox Middle School and Appomattox County High School.
Some Southside Virginia students are making their mark. Eight rising high school seniors joined over 1,700 students from across the country at this year’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program in Washington D.C., marking the 51st anniversary of the national program, Sponsored by Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC). SEC’s Youth Tour delegates had the opportunity to visit a variety of historical and cultural sites in the nation’s capital, including Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, National Museum of Natural History and the Newseum.
Some folks are wondering why Lindenburg Industries isn’t up and running in the Appomattox area. In November 2014, when it announced that it would be locating in the old Thomasville plant,
Lindenburg, projected an aggressive timeline that called for hiring 112 new employees by Spring 2015. By June 2016, the payroll would swell up to 349 total employees, So what’s the problem? Well, the company is based in China, and is stuck in a battle to obtain travel visas. Appomattox County Director of Economic Development Jeff Taylor said. “Their government is making it difficult.”
Taylor remains optimistic that the visa problems will be corrected soon.
Motorists had to dodge debris after an explosive crash on Bethel road. Police have charged a 39-year-old Farmville man with causing the two car wrecl on Route 360 (Bethel Road), east of State Route 614 (Temple Hill Road) near Halifax, which forced drivers to be detoured as crews cleaned up debris scattered on both sides of the road and worked to upright two overturned tractor-trailers blocking traffic, one of which blew up on impact. Both drivers sustained minor injuries.
A routine traffic stop snared the third suspect in the Oct. 27, 2014 robbery of the Econo Lodge hotel in Amelia. According to Sheriff Ricky Walker, Dante L. Green, 28, of Prince Edward County, was arrested June 10 by Appomattox County deputies on several Amelia warrants, including two counts of robbery. He was being held at Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville
An ongoing dispute, investigators now believe, came to a boiling point that erupted into gunfire near Longwood
An ongoing dispute, investigators now believe, came to a boiling point that erupted into gunfire near Longwood earlier this month. In an ongoing investigation, Chief of Farmville Police, Curtis Lee Davis, stated in a recent press release, shots were fired during a fight on 4th Street, June 10, in what had been a developing disagreement. According to the report a 32-year-old suspect was arrested, and the department is continuing to investigate to see if this shooting is connected to a shooting last month.