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VIRGINIA

Northam: ‘Get shots in arms’

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued new guidance to health care providers who have the COVID-19 vaccine — use it or lose it. “I want you ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, January 8, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

Southside COVID beds are maxed out

The increase in cases in the Farmville area is now being felt in the COVID unit at Centra Southside Community Hospital. Centra officials said Thursday, ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:02 pm

Local

Drier weather expected this week

After a rainy start to 2021, the area should begin to dry out a bit the next several days until another round of rain arrives ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, January 4, 2021 10:35 am

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

Column — Reflections on a difficult 2020

Everyone comes out of 2020 with a story. Here at The Farmville Herald, it has been our privilege to help tell some of those stories ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, January 1, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Options for Christmas tree disposal

If the Christmas tree has turned as dry as Aunt Jolene’s Christmas fruitcake, it may be time to kick it to the curb. There are ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:00 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Hope Closet brings joy throughout the year

Story by Roger Watson The Hope Clothes Closet has been providing a little bit of Christmas all year round. The mission project of Heritage Baptist ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, December 28, 2020 6:00 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Keeping the meals rolling along

Story by Roger Watson When Meal on Wheels Director Frank Lacey needs someone to fill in on a route, all he has to do is ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, December 28, 2020 6:00 am

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

COLUMN — Hang on, help is on the way

“Help is on the way,” Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill yelled to the small number of Tampa Bay fans gathered behind the Chiefs’ ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, December 25, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville the Magazine

Editor’s Notebook: Keep the spirit of Christmas all year round

When my kids were younger, one of their favorite holiday videos was “Elmo Saves Christmas.” In the 1996 movie, which should have been in serious ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, December 18, 2020 9:50 am

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

COLUMN — Riggleman leaves with dignity intact

U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman gave his farewell speech to Congress this past week, saying many of the things we as a nation need to hear ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, December 18, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Barbara Johns chosen for Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol

Barbara Rose Johns’ walkout of Farmville’s Robert Russa Moton High School in 1951 has led to her being chosen to join George Washington as Virginia’s ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Ice, ice baby

Farmville residents woke up to a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet under a winter weather advisory that will last until 1 p.m. today. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:21 am

COVID-19

Northam adds curfew, tightens mask mandate

With virus case levels hitting record rates in Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam put a new stay-at-home curfew in effect, tightened mask regulations and limited the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, December 14, 2020 4:17 pm

Local

Council gives employees a holiday surprise

The Farmville Town Council was able to provide an early Christmas surprise to each of its 148 employees to help compensate for what has been ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, December 14, 2020 2:43 pm

Local

Varner recognized for heroic rescue

The Farmville Town Council recognized the heroism of a local fireman and the longevity of several town employees during its monthly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 9. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, December 14, 2020 12:11 pm

SPCA

Pit Boss Shorty Rossi raises funds for SPCA

Farmville’s Holiday Inn Express looked more like the Hotel for Dogs Sunday, Dec. 6, as pet owners brought their pooches along to hear from Animal ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:17 am

OPINION

We need big ideas to expand broadband

In the past year we have seen lots of grant money flow into local governments earmarked for increasing broadband access. But how do local governments ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:00 am

MOTON MUSEUM

Johns gains support to replace Lee

The Virginia Commission on Historical Statues continued to work its way toward a decision as to who will join George Washington as the second statue ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Fate of statue remains in limbo

The fate of Farmville’s Confederate soldier statue remains in question as the Town Council continues to wait on an opinion from the office of the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Chilly weather will be here Tuesday

Well, last week’s weather was a bit exciting wasn’t it? Let’s see if we can do a bit better this week. According to our friends ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, November 16, 2020 8:30 am

Buckingham

Police chief details street closures

Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington provided the Farmville Town Council with an update on flooding in the town Thursday, Nov. 12 at the beginning of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:49 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

River Road, Second Street closed, flood warning in effect

River Road is closed today as the Appomattox River is already out of its banks with more rain expected through the day. The Farmville area ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:56 am

Buckingham

Crossroads to launch investigation

The Crossroads Community Services Board (CSB) voted to direct its executive committee to find an independent party to investigate any current allegations against the CSB. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:26 am

Lifestyle Main

Volunteers clean town’s waterways

More than a dozen tires, a broken wheelbarrow, a helium tank and 33 bags of trash were pulled from Farmville waterways Saturday morning as part ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:51 pm

Local

Restaurant promises to improve after mayor’s letter

Complaints of poor customer service at the local Hardee’s fast food restaurant caught the attention of Farmville’s mayor, prompting an exchange of letters and a ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:53 am

Buckingham

Early votes boost Dems to sweep

The surge of Democrat strength in early in-person and absentee voting seen across the country played out in Prince Edward County Tuesday night, Nov. 3, ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00 am

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

COLUMN — Election Day should become election month

America will not walk away from this era of the pandemic without significant bruises and scars both physically and emotionally, but there are rare occasions ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00 am

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