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  • Thursday March 26th, 2015

    The Farmville Police Department and the Farmville Fire Department will team up with the American Red Cross for the fifth annual “Heartland Heroes Blood Drive” to be held on Friday, April 3rd . Just like last year, each donor will be asked to donate blood in honor of one of the departments. The department generating the most donations will be awarded the “Heartland Heroes Blood Drive” trophy to house for the year. This trophy is provided by The Amercian Red Cross. Last year, the two departments combined recruitment effort gathered 74 units of blood. Those 74 units of blood have the potential to save 222 lives.
    The Farmville Fire Dept. and Farmville Police Department will host the April 3rd drive at the John’s Memorial Parish House on High Street. The event will run from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. Department members will be on site cooking hamburgers and hotdogs for donors and recruiting additional donors.

  • Thursday March 26th, 2015

    Officer Shay Farley has been named as the Farmville Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2014. Farley was recognized, along with fourteen other officers for their various accomplishments last year, during the department’s annual awards banquet held on March 18. Farley is a midnight shift patrol officer who is also active with the bike patrol. He has received citizen compliments for his community policing efforts and praise from his coworkers for his enthusiasm.

  • Thursday March 26th, 2015

    A power outage impacted more than 2 thousand customers in Buckingham County yesterday afternoon. It started about a quarter past three, when Dominion’s transmission services dropped the wholesale power feed to CVEC’s Mount Rush substation in Buckingham County. Service was restored a half hour later after a bad lightning arrestor was replaced.

  • Thursday March 26th, 2015

    Dominion Accepting Applications for $1.5 Million in Education Grants, Jack Murphy with the story.

  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015

    Peter Cotton Tail is hitting the trail to Crewe. The Police Department third annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 4th from noon to 2pm at the Crewe Ball Park. They will have over 3,000 eggs for kiddos to find! In addition activities like face painting, bubbles, a cake walk, and basket raffles will take place. And, food will be available too.
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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015

    “Fuel of the future” is how Prince Edward County Supervisor Bob Timmons referred to natural gas. Timmons is one of only a handful in the community who favors the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and said during a recent meeting held in Prince Edward County that construction of the pipeline would be a boost to the economy. The proposed route of the pipeline has been a point of contention in areas that would be impacted, with a majority of residents citing concerns about what fracking would do to the environment.
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  • Tuesday March 24th, 2015

     

    APPOMATTOX, Va. — Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, today celebrated the groundbreaking of the 56-room Appomattox Inn and Suites: Professionally Managed by Marshall Hotels, a boutique hotel to be located in historic Appomattox, Virginia. Owned by a group of Appomattox investors, COJANA LLC, the hotel is expected to open in the fall of 2015.

    “This hotel marks the first new-build hotel property in the past two decades for the Appomattox area,” said Mike Marshall, president of Marshall Hotels and Resorts. “The Appomattox Inn and Suites: Professionally Managed by Marshall Hotels will provide area travelers with an authentic local experience that combines the latest in technology and services with the southern hospitality for which Virginia is so well known.”

    Located at 150 Loop Road on the north side of the Old Court Road and backing up to the 460 bypass, the independent boutique Appomattox Inn and Suites will have a lounge, conference center that will accommodate approximately 150 people, outdoor pool and fitness room. These hotel amenities are targeted to support central Virginia conferences and local social events.

    Area attractions include the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Confederate Museum, Clover Hill Village, Appomattox Historical District, Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, James River State Park, Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center and Holiday Lake State Park.

    “The timing of this new hotel is particularly good as tourism related to culture and history is on the rise nationwide,” Marshall added. “The town of Appomattox, with its singular place in American history and its outstanding living history attractions, is sure to reap the benefits of that trend.”

  • Tuesday March 24th, 2015

    The Civil War will be center stage in Farmville this weekend. A re-enactment of the “Last Stand” will commemorate that day in 1865 when the confederate conflict converged on the town of Farmville. Living historians will portray General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant, Saturday and Sunday. The event is sponsored by various Farmville organizations.
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  • Tuesday March 24th, 2015

    An Appomattox County Supervisor seat will soon be up for grabs. The post, currently held by 81 year old Willie Craft will be left vacant with the announcement of his departure. Craft says his wife’s failing health is the reason he won’t seek re-election. He has served on the board for the last 12 years.
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  • Tuesday March 24th, 2015

    A 47-year-old Lunenburg County man, charged with growing marijuana at his home, has learned his fate. Joseph Garth Jones was sentenced recently in Lunenburg Circuit Court to 21 months in prison on a felony conviction of Manufacturing Marijuana. The local narcotics task force said after following up on a tip they found 48 pot plants in the woods behind the home on Trinity Road. Jones was sentenced to 20 years total, with all suspended except 21 months, along with several conditions upon his release, including his promise to stay out of Lunenburg and Charlotte Counties for ten years.

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