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  • Tuesday October 21st, 2014

    FAMO topped the agenda at the Charlotte County School Board meeting. FAMO/Federal Annual Measurable Objectives, replaces the AYP (Annual Yearly Progress). Charlotte County Schools meeting all of the AMOs included Central Middle School, Eureka and Phenix Elementary. Randolph-Henry High School and Bacon-District Elementary did not meet all of the AMO’s and are required to complete a school improvement plan.
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  • Tuesday October 21st, 2014

    Are area schools meeting accreditation standards? That question was the first new order of business discussed during last week’s Charlotte County School Board meeting, and based on the Virginia Accreditation status Eureka Elementary, Central Middle School and Randolph-Henry High School were fully accredited for the year. However, Bacon District Elementary and Phenix Elementary received a warning the school’s pass rate fell below the requirements to be “fully” accredited. School accreditation ratings reflect how well a student does on Standards of Learning Assessments and other tests taken during the previous academic year. 60% of Charlotte County schools are fully accredited.
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  • Tuesday October 21st, 2014

    More Halloween fun planned for Twin Lakes State Park. Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th The 5th Annual Haunting on the Lake from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. Get ready for ghoulish good times with creep-tastic Halloween fun, featuring kid-friendly activities for both days for the fearless and daring, as night falls and the monsters of these woods begin to howl, you’ll enter a realm of terror you could not have imagined. Activities for the kids include a pumpkin patch, bouncy castles, and a corn box. There will be kid friendly runs of the haunted trail until dark. After dark the scares really begin, as our woods come alive with all creatures of the night. Guides will lead groups around our half mile trail, where the terrors will be plentiful. Each night ghost stories will be told around a bonfire on our beach at 8:00 p.m. The trail is $5.00 per person, and children 3 and under are free. Pumpkins will be available for purchase, and are $3.00 each. Food and Drinks can be purchased at the Concession Stand.

  • Tuesday October 21st, 2014

    The Jamerson Library has partnered with the Appomattox Christian Academy, Appomattox County Chamber of Commerce, and Farmers Bank of Appomattox for this year’s “Halloween in Abbitt Park”. They are expecting their largest crowd ever. Library officials say they will be having a huge venue with lots of activities on Thursday, October 30th, from 5pm – 8pm. So far they have tie-dying (bring your own t-shirt), sandy candy, popcorn, cotton candy, an obstacle course, a hula hoop dancer, face painting, pumpkin painting, pet adoptions and pet food drive, rabbits to pet, and lots of candy, bags of chips, Harry Potter Butter Beer (cream soda), helium balloons, trick or treat bags, glow stick bracelets and other items to pass out. Everything is free to the public, so parents, be sure to dress up the kids and grab your cameras.

  • Monday October 20th, 2014

    Gas prices go down at pump and that’s good for the economy, Jack Murphy has more.
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  • Monday October 20th, 2014

    A man who jumped into the Appomattox River to evade police, on 4th of July weekend, has been captured. According to a press release from the Virginia State Police, during a routine traffic stop, 23 year old LaFonta Elmore King, Jr., of Henrico County, jumped out of his car armed with a gun, then ran to the side of the bridge and jumped into the Appomattox River. Police recovered a handgun from the river, but King was never located. The dash and dive suspect was arrested, October 16, at a Henrico County home. He is being held at the Petersburg city jail.
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  • Monday October 20th, 2014

    A single-vehicle crash in Buckingham County claimed the life of a Rice woman, Saturday (Oct. 18, 2014). Virginia State Police say an 18-year-old South Chesterfield teen lost control of the vehicle she was driving on Route 20, south of Route 631, before crash landing upside down, after hitting a tree, instantly killing the 21 year old passenger, Ashley M. Giles, also of Rice. The 18 year old unidentified driver was seriously injured in the crash. She was taken to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, and could face charges upon her recovery. Police say neither the driver nor passenger was wearing a seatbelt. The investigation is ongoing.
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  • Monday October 20th, 2014

    A Pamplin convenience store was burglarized last week, and police think it may be linked to a recent burglary in Farmville. Tolley’s Market, located on Bus. 460 in Pamplin , was broken into at approximately 1:30 in the morning, according to Appomattox Sheriff Barry Letterman.
    The suspect, described as a man wearing a mask, gained entry by apparently breaking the front glass door of the store.The suspect then stole “an undetermined amount of cigarettes.”
    Sheriff Letterman said the burglary might be linked to similar burglaries that have taken place recently in Farmville and Buckingham.

  • Monday October 20th, 2014

    Appomattox County supervisors plan to meet Wednesday to discuss the hiring process for a new County Administrator. The Board of Supervisors will meet on Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the County Administrator’s meeting room.The meeting will replace the originally scheduled Oct. 25 retreat that was removed from the county’s schedule. Longtime County Administrator Aileen Ferguson announced last month that she would retire, effective June 30, 2015. The supervisors now want to make sure they are on the same page in regards to logistics involving Ferguson’s replacement next year.

  • Monday October 20th, 2014

    An economic development announcement is coming up this morning. Jack Murphy reports.

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