Farmville Police are sponsoring a Child Safety Day today, at the police building on Main Street. The event,which runs from 10 until 3, includes fingerprinting of children, and a photograph to be saved on a CD which will be given to parents. The CD will be helpful if your child goes missing. Gun locks will also be supplied to parents at today’s event,and information will be provided on how to keep children safe from internet predators. Parking for the event is free in the municipal lot located on South Street.
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Farmville families will have a chance to attend a free Child Safety Day, Tuesday (July 22). The Farmville Police Department sponsored event will include fingerprinting of children and a photograph to be saved on a CD, which will be given to their parents to help in the event that their child is missing. Gun locks will also be given to parents to help secure firearms in the home. Blue Ridge Thunder, a law enforcement program located in Bedford County that investigates internet crimes against children, will also be at the event providing helpful information to help parets keep their children safe from internet predators. You can join the Farmville Police Department and Blue Ridge Thunder for the free Child Safety Day, Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the police department on N. Main Street.
Here’s a suggestion if your family is looking for some summer fun today. At Twin Lakes State Park in the Nature Nook, a program called “You Are What You Eat” begins at 11 am. Kids can learn all about the food chain. At 2 pm there will be a nature-themed scavenger hunt.
Services at the Wylliesburg Post Office are being cut to just four hours a day. Postal officials say they decided on the cuts after surveys and studies and a community meeting held at the post office to discuss possible changes. Officials say the decision was based on usage figures. No word yet on which four hours the Post Office will be open.
Charlotte County emergency officials say rumors that the Wylliesburg rescue unit would be moved to Phenix are false. The rumors popped up after the closing of the Brookneal Rescue Squad was announced, and officials started discussing how to provide the necessary coverage for the entire county. Currently, the Wylliesburg rescue unit is operating out of Phenix three days a week and will continue to do so until an overall operation plan for the county has been completed. But, county officials are assuring residents that all the rescue squads will remain in operation.
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Kids in Charlotte Court House want to make a difference in the world. The Youth group at Mt. Tirzah (TEER-zah) Baptist Church has teamed up with other youth from Drakes Branch Baptist Church, and New Hope United Methodist Church for the “Summer of Service” projects. The teens do odd jobs around the community in an effort to raise $2,900 to host a Stop Hunger Now event in August where they will pack 10,000 meals to feed hungry children all over the world. Organizers say Summer of Service helps the kids think about someone besides themselves. Their theme is ‘Do Something to make a difference in our world.’ On August 2, the youth group will be hold a yard sale for their final fundraiser. The final event is scheduled for August 16.
Amelia County Middle School students and staff could see a familiar face when classes resume this fall
Amelia County Middle School students and staff could see a familiar face when classes resume this fall. The school board narrowly voted to rescind Mrs. Julie Ashman’s resignation, reinstating her at their meeting Monday (July 14) night. Ashman had retired as an Amelia County Middle School civics teacher earlier this year. The move went against the recommendation of new school Superintendent Jack McKinley.
A second suspect connected to the fatal July 6 shooting of a Prince Edward man walked into the Sheriff’s office and turned himself in
A second suspect connected to the fatal July 6 shooting of a Prince Edward man walked into the Sheriff’s office and turned himself in, Friday. 31 year old Brandon N. Logan, of Charles City County, surrendered himself to the Charles City sheriff’s office after he saw his picture on the local TV news as being wanted in connection with the early morning fatal shooting of 21 year old De’aris Lewis, at an annual outdoor party in Amelia. He was arrested on 16 Amelia warrants, including first degree murder, in connection to Lewis’ death. Amelia County police had already arrested, 35 year old Anthony Lamont Crawley, of Henrico County, on warrants related to the crime. Both men made their first appearance in Amelia general district court Tuesday (July 15). A judge set a preliminary hearing for Oct. 14.