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  • Thursday November 20th, 2014

    As kids start to make their holiday gift wish list, Jack Murphy has the annual list of unsafe toys.

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  • Thursday November 20th, 2014

    Dozens of children from families in need are hoping their name will be picked from the Appomattox Angel Tree. Educational toys, race cars, bikes, and dolls, are just some of the wishes from 60 kids whose names are on a Christmas tree in the Museum of the Confederacy. To bring Christmas cheer to a child in need just select an angel name from the tree and drop off your gift by Dec. 12 at the museum.
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  • Thursday November 20th, 2014

    A replacement has been named for outgoing 11th Circuit Court Judge Pamela Baskervill, who retires next month. Joseph Teefey has practiced law in Blackstone since 1998 and has received several awards for his criminal defense work. Teefey is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, and got his law degree in 1994. Teefey says he will likley sell his law practice in Blackstone to serve an eight year term on the 11th Judicial Circuit, which includes Amelia, Dinwiddie, Nottoway and Powhatan Counties, and the city of Petersburg.

  • Thursday November 20th, 2014

    More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition to urge the local hospital in Farmville to start administering rape kit exams. Longwood University students initiated the petition because Southside Community Hospital does not offer the rape kit exams, forcing sexual assault survivors to have to travel to Richmond or Lynchburg. The hospital says the rape kit exams are in larger cities because they have more sexual assaults, but students say a change in the quality of care is still warranted. Channel 8news reports, there are no immediate plans to start administering rape kits at the hospital in Farmville.
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  • Thursday November 20th, 2014

    A racial discrimination suit against Nottoway County Public Schools has been rejected. The Courier Record reports, The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled against former employee Clive Pettis, who filed the $1.35 million lawsuit two years ago. The ruling handed down last week concluded Pettis failed to show that he was performing his job satisfactorily when his contract was not renewed.

  • Thursday November 20th, 2014

    About 1.2 million tons of coal ash will soon be dumped near Jetersville. It will go to Waste Management’s Maplewood commercial landfill from Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Station plant in Eden, North Carolina. The shipping is part of Duke’s plan to close coal ash basins and safely store coal ash generated from its North Carolina power plants. Amelia County Director of Environmental Management Ray York said the landfill has accepted coal ash previously and the North Carolina ash will be no different. He expects the landfill will receive about 3,000 tons per day once the removal has been cleared.

  • Wednesday November 19th, 2014

    Who’s last name will they take. Vontanya Coleman, of Blackstone and her wife, Stephanie Ingram, of Kenbridge, tied the knot last week in Lunenburg, marking the first same sex marriage in Nottoway County, since the law was passed last month in Virginia making it legal for gay couples to say “I do.” According to the Courier-Record, the two women were officialy wed at the Lunenburg Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Friday. Votanya has taken Stephanie’s last name and will be known as Vontanya Coleman-Ingram. The newlyweds are making their home in Blackstone.
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  • Wednesday November 19th, 2014

    A social media dispute landed four Clover Hill High School students in handcuffs. Chesterfield police say the students, three boys ages 16 and 17, and one 15-year-old girl, were taken into custody following a morning fight in the school cafeteria. Police found what appeared to be marijuana on two of the teens, and alcohol was also confiscated from another of the students. No one was seriously injured in the incident. All four students are currently being held at the Chesterfield County Juvenile Detention Home.
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  • Wednesday November 19th, 2014

    An 18 year old Amelia teen, charged with dealing drugs, was expected to face a judge this week. 18 year old Christopher D. Call, was arrested earlier this month for allegedly selling a controlled substance on or near a school or library. He also faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was freed on bond and was expected to appear in general district court Tuesday (Nov. 18).
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  • Wednesday November 19th, 2014

    A racial discrimination suit against Nottoway County Public Schools has been rejected. The Courier Record reports, The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled against former employee Clive Pettis, who filed the $1.35 million lawsuit two years ago. The ruling handed down last week concluded Pettis failed to show that he was performing his job satisfactorily when his contract was not renewed.
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