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Submissions are being accepted from the public for Appomattox County High School’s new logo

 
Apr16

Submissions are being accepted from the public for Appomattox County High School’s new logo. The school is phasing out their current “A Block” logo, after the University of Arizona claimed that the Raiders “A” is too similar to that of the Arizona Wildcats, and filed a cease and desist order. According to Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Chris Dodge, the school began accepting submissions last week. Appomattox will phase out their “A” over the next several years, and stop selling merchandise with the old logo.
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LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT

 
Apr16

April 20-26, 2014

LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.  Traffic may be restricted.  Items in italics contain new/updated information.  For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.

Amherst County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 29 North and South over Buffalo River (739 – 151) –All traffic using southbound lanes; speed limit reduced to 50 mph.  Detour has a lane width of 12 ft with 16 ft between median curb and bridge parapet northbound and 19 ft between median curb and bridge parapet southbound. Est. comp. – 4/29/14.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns.

Appomattox County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 611 over Stonewall Creek (Rt. 670 – 721) – Road will be closed to through traffic April 14-25 due to bridge deck replacement. Alternate routes are available.

Secondary routes –Plant mix and surface treatment operations on various routes.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns.

Buckingham County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 20 over Slate River  - A temporary signal will be in place during railing repairs. Est. comp. 5/7.

Various – Crews will make surface repairs, cut brush, and respond to customer concerns.

Campbell County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Secondary routes –Plant mix and surface treatment operations on various routes.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns.

Charlotte County:  Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Phenix – Crews will clean ditches and pipe and add shoulder stone.

Various – Crews will work surfaces, boom axe and respond to customer concerns.

Cumberland County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 600 over Little Willis River – Road closed until late June from Route 636 to Route 633 for bridge maintenance work. A signed detour will be in place.

Various – Crews will work surfaces, cut brush, clean pipe and ditches, and respond to customer concerns.

Halifax County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Bethel – Crews will clean ditches and address drainage issues. 

Cluster Springs- Crews will repairs shoulders and clean up/remove debris. 

Cluster Springs and Volens – Crews will boom axe at various locations.

Various – Crews will perform surface work, and respond to customer concerns

Nelson County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 56 over CSX Railroad in Wingina –Rail crossing closed from 7 am to 5 pm., April 21-24 for repairs. Traffic control devices will alert motorists.

Route 623 over Rockfish River– Road closed during bridge replacement at the intersection of 617/623. A signed detour will be in place. Estimated completion – Sept. 30. 2014.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns.

Pittsylvania County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Gretna – Crews will trim tree limbs.

Kentuck,  Mt. Airy and Rondo– Crews will boom axe at various locations.

Mt. Airy and Rondo – Crews will clean pipe and work ditches.

Route 29 Bypass and Route 642 – Temporary restrictions in place during work on bridge over Norfolk-Southern Railway. Signs and other traffic control devices in place. Estimated completion May 30, 2014.

Route 845 over Stewart Creek – Road closed 4/14-30 for bridge deck repairs. Signed detour in place.

Various – Crews will work surfaces and shoulders, and respond to customer concerns.

Prince Edward County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 15 – Road widening project. Estimated completion mid-July 2014.

Route 633 (15 – 360) – Traffic control devices and flaggers will be in place during bridge replacement project. Estimated completion date is October 2014.

Route 658 – Crews will replace pipe.

Route 659 – Bridge replacement project.

Various – Crews will pick up trash, cut brush, clean pipe, make surface repairs and respond to customer concerns.

District-wide activities:

Bridge and guardrail maintenance – Crews will perform bridge and guardrail maintenance, including bridge washing at various locations. Signs, flaggers and other safety devices will be used to alert motorists to these operations.

Latex schedules -In preparation for latex paving schedules, crews will be eradicate link markings at various locations.

Message boards – Work is continuing on the installation of message boards at various locations. Be alert.

Fishing tourmament this weekend at Twin Lakes State Park

 
Apr16

The 6th annual YakAttack Tournament is this Saturday at Twin Lakes State Park. More than a hundred anglers have already registered for the kayak fishing tournament. Trophies will be issued for largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill catagories. Prizes will be raffled off during the day of the tournament.

Two teens injured in separate weekend incidents in Farmville

 
Apr16

Farmville police are investigating a stabbing and a felony assault that took place in separate incidents. Some reported seeing a person lying on the sidewalk in the 200 block of Garden Street shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. An 18-year-old man had been robbed and stabbed several times. He is recovering at a hospital. He is not a Longwood University student, but he was in Farmville to attend off-campus parties for the LU Spring Weekend.

The other incident was reported at around 1:55 a.m. Saturday. A 19-year-old Longwood University student had been at an off-campus party in the 600 block of Buffalo Street when he was hit in the face with a glass bottle. He went to Southside Community Hospital for treatment. Police issued a felony warrant for malicious wounding for 23-year-old Travonte Dequan Graves, who is also a Longwood student. Longwood University police arrested Graves and booked him into jail. The address where the man was injured is the same address where a rape was reported in February.

The high cost of cleaning up methamphetamine labs has Appomattox County fighting back

 
Apr15

The high cost of cleaning up methamphetamine labs has Appomattox County fighting back. The County Board of Supervisors passed a new ordinance that requires convicted meth lab owners to foot the bill for removing and cleaning the abandoned lab. The new ordinance was put in place after a mobile meth lab, busted in January, left taxpayers with a bill for more than $1,500. Under the new ordinance, that cost would be tacked onto existing fines and penalties. The average cost of a home cleanup can range up to $25,000. Whatever the cost of cleanup, Sheriff Letterman wants to make sure that they don’t become the burden of Appomattox taxpayers.
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The U.S. Marshals Office has been called in to assist in apprehending a suspected shooter

 
Apr15

The U.S. Marshals Office has been called in to assist in apprehending a suspected shooter. Authorities in Appomattox County have teamed up with U.S. Marshalls in the hunt for Carlton Edward Massenburg of Meherrin, in connection with a shooting outside of the Carver Price Cultural Center in Appomattox, March 16, that left, 48 year old James Broggin, with a gunshot wound to the stomach. If you have any information, regarding the whereabouts of Carlton Massenburg, please call the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office.
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Graduating artists display work in Farmville

 
Apr15

More than 20 graduating artists at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts are displaying their work through May 7. The exhibition of senior students’ work began with a reception over the weekend. The LCVA is located at 129 North Main Street in Farmville. Admission is free and open to the public.

Magazine tells story of school closures

 
Apr15

Longwood University students have recently published a magazine that documents the impact on students’ lives of the closing of the Prince Edward County schools from 1959-1964. The 52-page magazine is called 10 Stories, 50 Years Later. It tells the stories of 10 people affected by the county’s effort to preserve segregated schools. The stories were developed through interviews and photographs.

Man gets time served for domestic violence

 
Apr15

A Victoria man’s violent past contributed to his conviction in Lunenburg County. John Howard Batts, 21, was convicted on a third offense of assault and battery of a family member. Because it was hit third offense, the misdemeanor was bumped up to a class 6 felony. The mother of his child originally said Batts had hit her, but later said she had lied. That story reduced Batts’ sentence to five years in prison with all suspended except time served of 19 days. He is still subject to conditions of good behavior and warrantless searches for five years.

Lunenburg county man sentenced for selling prescription meds

 
Apr15

A 38-year-old Victoria man is sentenced to a year and five months in prison for distributing Adderall pills. Jack Lloyd was charged after an undercover operation in which Lloyd allegedly sold six tablets to an undercover operative from his home for $110 in November, 2012. Because of the ongoing investigation, detectives did not arrest Lloyd until September of last year. He was convicted in January. In addition to prison time, Lloyd received a suspended sentence of eight years and seven months, and he will be subject to conditions of good behavior for 10 years. Adderall, which contains amphetamine, is commonly prescribed to children and adults for Attention Deficit – Hyperactivity Disorder. Abusers typically crush the tablets and snort the drug for a powerful rush.

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