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  • Friday July 03rd, 2015

    The Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) is urging the nearly 1.2 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Independence Day weekend to drive safely. VTA offers these simple tips to increase your safety on the road for a safe holiday, including always wearing your seatbelt to reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45%, watch your speed, and don’t drive and drive.The holidays are often a time for merriment, but if you’ve had too much to drink, don’t get behind the wheel. And lastly, VTA officials say do not cut in front of large trucks.
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  • Friday July 03rd, 2015

    Farmville kicks off its Independence Day celebration this afternoon with Fireworks After Dark at the Farmville Regional Airport. It costs 5 bucks per car to get in, and it all starts at 4:30. A band starts playing at 6, and there’s a talent show at 7:30. The fireworks display is scheduled for 9:30, with more music afterward. You’ll find plenty of food and drink on sale at the even, and activities for kids, too. It’s all sponsored by the Town of Farmville, Prince Edward County and a number of business. You can bring in a cooler, but no bottles, and please leave your pets at home.

  • Thursday July 02nd, 2015

    With the shooting death of a young Farmville resident last July 4 weekend at a popular party, Sheriff Ricky Walker says the county’s Special Entertainment Permit ordinance will be strictly enforced.

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    Farmville’s Fireworks After Dark will be held Friday (July 3) at the Farmville Regional Airport. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.. Pets and glass bottles are prohibited, although coolers will be allowed.

  • Thursday July 02nd, 2015

    It was a close call for a driver whose car stalled on the Norfolk and Southern railroad tracks Monday (June 29). Virginia State Police say the driver lost control of his vehicle on U.S. Rt. 360 and wound up with the rear of the car on the railroad tracks. He was able to get out of the vehicle just as he heard the horn of the oncoming train. The train skidded to a stop about 50 yards short of striking the car.
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  • Thursday July 02nd, 2015

    SUNDAY FATAL CRASH – Friends and family will gather to remember the 17-year-old killed in a single-vehicle crash on Genito Road (Rt. 616), Sunday (June 28). A candlelight vigil will be held, Thursday night (July2), at 8 p.m. at the ACHS track, in memory of Rising Amelia County High School senior D’ajah K. Braxton-Hicks who became the second traffic fatality of the year in Amelia County. Attendees are asked to wear red, her favorite color, and to bring their own candle, balloon and poster. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday (July 4) at the ACHS auditorium. The crash remains under investigation.
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  • Wednesday July 01st, 2015

    If you hear the escape siren going off at Nottoway Correctional today, don’t worry about it. It’s only a test. They’ll be testing the siren today between ten am and noon. You’ll hear the alarm go off for about 20 seconds.

  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015

    A domestic dispute ended with the conviction of a 35 year old woman recently in Lunenburg Circuit Court. The woman admitted to cutting her boyfriend during an argument about another woman and even though the man didn’t want to press charges, prosecutors said a conviction would be necessary under the circumstances, but did allow her to post bond that day. She was sentenced to five years with all suspended except time served awaiting trial from March to June.
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  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015

    Aubrey Bascom “Butch” Evans III, accused of killing his estranged wife, Laura Lee Woody Evans, at the Quik-E Food gas station, in Appomattox, Jan. 31, 2014, is expected to face a jury this fall. Circuit Court Judge Donald Blessing denied the 70 year olds’ bond request earlier this month for a second time.
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  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015

    Members of the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors, along with representatives of the Virginia Department of Transportation, will participate in a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate the completion of the new Route 623 (Twin Bridges Road) bridge. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the bridge. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. A $2.9 million contract was awarded by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in January, 2014 to Allegheny Construction Company of Roanoke, Virginia for the bridge replacement project. The project was completed on-time and on-budget in June 2015. The purpose of the project was to replace the two existing bridges over the double track Norfolk Southern Railway and the single track Virginia Southern Railway with one, two-lane bridge. Along with the improvement to the horizontal roadway alignment, the project has greatly improved safety and traffic flow on Route 623 (Twin Bridges Road).

  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015

    Summer is officially here and the sharks seem to be out in full force! With the 40th anniversary of a famous shark movie, and the popularity of tracking tagged sharks on the Internet across the oceans, Bruce the shark has arrived to the Jamerson Library to hang out for the summer. The library is located on Main Street in Appomattox, VA. Bruce will be attending the annual “Salute to America” in Abbitt Park (located next to the library) tomorrow tfrom 11am – 2pm, letting the kids “feed” him sponges as a part of the games the library will be hosting. There will also be hot dogs, lemonade, other games with prizes, free give-a-ways and more. This event is free and open to the public .Bruce the shark was built and painted by project manager Rocco DiGiora from Appomattox.

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