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  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016

    THE HEART OF VIRGINIA MASTER GARDENERS ANNUAL PLANT SALE IS THIS WEEKEND IN FARMVILLE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

    THE PLANT SALE SALE IS SATURDAY FROM 8-TO-1 AT THE FARMVILLE TRAIN STATION. MASTER GARDENER AND ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT LIZ DUNN LIZ DUNN TELLS ME THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A WIDE VARIETY OF PLANTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE…
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    THE PLANT SALE IS ALSO PART OF THE HEART OF VIRGINIA FESTIVAL…GOING ON THIS WEEKEND.

  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016

    Virginia State Police Trooper T.A. Lewis is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Amherst County. The crash occurred Tuesday (May 3, 2016) at 12:15 a.m., on Route 29 less than a mile south of Route 662

    A box truck was traveling north on Route 29 when it ran off the left side and overturned in the southbound lanes of Route 29. The truck was loaded with household furniture and other items, which spilled from the crashed vehicle into the roadway

    The driver, Peggy S. Ford, 63, of Bluffton, S.C., was treated and released from Lynchburg General Hospital. She was wearing a seat belt

    The passenger, an adult male, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. VSP is still in the process of locating and notifying next of kin. The name will not be released until that occurs

    Ford has been charged with DUI in a fatal crash. She is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Amherst County

    The crash remains under investigation.

     

  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016

    FARMVILLE – High Bridge Trail State Park in Farmville got a thumbs up from hikers. In a recent survey of Facebook and Twitter followers for the Virginia tourism site, the park was ranked as one of “Virginia’s Best Hikes,” at 160 feet above the Appomattox River and spanning 2,400 feet, the trail is 31 miles, and is an easy trail for families, according to the report.
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  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016

    (southsidemessenger.com) FARMVILLE – The case of a Hampden-Sydney student busted with drugs continues to unfold. Prince Edward County General District court records show Bradford Cooke Sprouse, age 18 of Chesterfield, Va., has been charged, with underage drinking, carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana. A press release from the Hampden-Sydney College Campus Police Chief says additional charges not listed in court records are pending, including two additional charges of possession of stolen property, and distribution of marijuana on a college campus. During the investigation it was determined that a shotgun, and other items recovered were actually stolen in burglaries on campus over the past couple months. At last weeks (April 26) arraignment hearing, Sprouse was assigned a court date of August 22.

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  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016

    A statewide missing child alert for three children out of Middlesex County this morning. Authorities say three children are possibly in danger. They are 6 month old Daisy Foster, 18 month old Lily Foster, and 6 year-old Brandon Horton. The children were last seen at a home on Greys Point Road in Topping with their parents, but there is a court order to remove the children from parental custody. If you have any information, you can call 800-VA-CHILD.

  • Monday May 02nd, 2016

    THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY IS ADOPTING A NEW POLICY AIMED AT ENSURING WORKERS GET PAID FOR THE WORK THEY’VE DONE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

    THE POLICY IS AIMED AT ENDING WAGE THEFT BY REQUIRING EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT WITH EMPLOYMENT RECORDS FOR ALL WORKERS….INCLUDING RATE OF PAY, HOURS WORKED, AND ANY OTHER EARNINGS OR DEDUCTIONS. ANY EMPLOYER WHO REFUSES TO PROVIDE REQUESTED RECORDS ARE SUBJECT TO SUBPEONAS OR FURTHER INVESTIGATION. EMPLOYERS WHO CONTINUE TO REFUSE TO COOPERATE WOULD BE SUBJECT TO MISDEMEANOR PROSECUTION. IF THE RECORDS ARE INACURATE THE US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CAN GET INVOLVED. IN THE CASE WHERE THE PROVIDED RECORDS ARE IN QUESTION…INVESTIGATORS WILL SIDE WITH THE PARTY MAKING AN ALLEGATION. THE DEPARTMENT WILL BEGIN ENFORCING THE NEW POLICY JUNE FIRST.

  • Monday May 02nd, 2016

    A local family of a missing teen is breathing a sigh of relief after she was found safe, Sunday. Police have canceled a statewide Endangered Missing Child Alert issued for 14-year-old Austyn Hughes, after the Christiansburg teen disappeared from her home, Saturday afternoon. Police say the teen was located in an apartment complex parking lot on Chestnut Street with a 24-year-old man named Seth Koon, accused of running away with Hughes. He is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and is currently being held without bond at the Roanoke County-Salem Jail.
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  • Monday May 02nd, 2016

    A NEW REPORT TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF INCARCERATION ON CHILDREN. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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  • Monday May 02nd, 2016

    Some are raising hell about “In God We Trust” stickers in Amelia County. Amelia County Sheriff Ricky Walker placed the decals declaring “In God We Trust” on the back of patrol cars, and some have questioned whether it violates the separation of church and state. Many applaud Sheriff Walker for the move, but opponents are threatening a lawsuit, citing the beliefs of the sheriff should not be advertised on public property.
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  • Monday May 02nd, 2016

    LUNENBURG – Kenbridge and Victoria residents will go to the polls, Tuesday (May 3). Both towns have several current and new faces running for local government, with numerous town council positions on the ballot. For Victoria residents, Mayor Carol Watson will be running unopposed this year. On the town council, there are three seats open. Kenbridge Mayor Emory Hodges looks to keep his post, with the Kenbridge Town Council facing changes as all six seats will be open for the May 3 election, tomorrow.

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    No positions will be contested, when Appomattox and Pamplin voters go to the polls on May 3. Both Mayors are running unopposed in Tuesday’s elections. Residents will choose Town Council members in both localities, with six candidates in the running. Polls will be open until 7pm.
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