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Buckingham

No tax increase to fund Buckingham rescue squad

Buckingham County will not see a tax increase any time soon in order to fund the rescue squad, but it is evident a higher tax ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT

Uptick in district cases persisting

The Piedmont Health District is seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, health officials are advising that the large Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:37 pm

Buckingham

Primary school goes virtual

Many area students have already begun their first nine weeks of classes virtually, but what will virtual learning look like for kids who are still ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:30 pm

Buckingham

Motorcycle chase ends in arrest

A Buckingham man was arrested Monday after a motorcycle chase through the county. According to Buckingham Sheriff’s Office Administrative Lt. Brent Uzdanovics, the incident occurred ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

What if a contact tracer calls me?

As the commonwealth continues to navigate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the possibility of receiving a call from a contact tracer leaves residents with many questions ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

ICA Farmville COVID victim identified

New details have emerged regarding an Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville detainee who died from COVID-19 Wednesday, Aug. 5. News of the death was ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, August 10, 2020 3:30 pm

Local

ICE detainee dies from COVID-19

This article has been updated and new information is now available. To view the latest article, click here.  An Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, August 7, 2020 10:22 am

Prince Edward

Lutz receives chemistry teacher award

Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) chemistry teacher Dr. Gary Lutz was recently honored with the Franklin D. Kizer Distinguished High School Chemistry Teacher Award. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, August 7, 2020 6:00 am

ASKED AND ANSWERED BY ALEXA

COLUMN — I ordered groceries online, here’s how it went

Before the pandemic, grocery shopping was one of my favorite stress relievers. I could spend hours going down every aisle, planning out dinner or just ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, August 7, 2020 6:00 am

PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT

Most new virus cases in district are from Prince Edward

The Piedmont Health District saw 131 new coronavirus cases this week according to data obtained from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), with approximately 75% ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:46 pm

Cumberland

Birthing new life in a pandemic

Being a new parent means anticipating and preparing for the unexpected, but for young, expecting first-time moms, a global health crisis wasn’t a part of ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:41 pm

Farmville

Warner and Kaine ask for Trump’s help with ICA Farmville

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) have sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for help in addressing the situation at ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

CARTERSVILLE

CVFD responded to collision

Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) firefighters responded early Tuesday evening to a two-vehicle accident in Cartersville. The collision, according to CVFD member Ben Pfeiffer, occurred ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

Cumberland

CuCPS ranked #1 in workforce readiness

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) recently received first place at the 2020 Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards ceremony. At a ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Unemployment compensation expires

Unemployed recipients receiving the weekly $600 additional compensation from the federal government’s coronavirus relief program may see those funds come to an end, or be ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT

Piedmont Health District COVID cases increase by 80%

School superintendents throughout the region have made the case to move to online instruction only at the beginning of the school year, saying coronavirus cases ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:03 pm

Buckingham

New businesses share 2020 with pandemic

For most small businesses, the first year of operation is already packed with trials and tribulations. For a business having to overcome an economy-slowing pandemic ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:00 am

Columns

Farmers Market has something for everyone

A visit to the Farmville Farmers Market last Saturday, July 25, could make someone feel like they travelled back in time to last summer, before ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:30 pm

Cumberland

Attempted abduction of 10-year-old girl investigated

Law enforcement officers and family members are looking for answers after an attempted abduction of a 10-year-old Cumberland girl. Renita Trent said she was at ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:42 pm

Buckingham

Solar facility approved

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors voted 6-1 during its Monday, July 13, meeting to approve a request from Hexagon Energy to construct Black Bear ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

James River program provides a buffer

The James River Buffer Program is restoring and protecting the area’s creeks and riverside one seedling at a time, and area landowners can help by ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Prince Edward schools go online-only for first 9 weeks

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) will conduct its first nine weeks of classes remotely. The decision was announced by PECPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:21 pm

Local

Activists protest virus response at ICE detention center

Dozens of activists gathered outside the Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville detention facility Saturday afternoon, July 25, to protest U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, July 27, 2020 6:23 pm

Local

Woman arrested in Saturday shooting

A Meherrin woman was arrested this weekend after a Saturday night shooting on Schultz Mill Road. According to a press release from Prince Edward County ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, July 27, 2020 11:49 am

Buckingham

Buckingham schools move online for first nine weeks

Buckingham County Public Schools (BCPS) officials have announced the first nine weeks of classes will be conducted virtually. BCPS is the second school system in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, July 27, 2020 9:29 am

PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT

Testing turnaround lags

Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash expressed concerns Wednesday that a statewide increase in coronavirus testing is prolonging turnaround time for data and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, July 24, 2020 6:00 am

Cumberland

Collision on Old Buckingham Road

The Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) was dispatched to the 200 block of Old Buckingham Road Monday evening for a reported collision. According to CVFD ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, July 24, 2020 6:00 am

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