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FFA team participates in C.O.L.T conference

On Sept. 22, the Buckingham Senior FFA Officer Team went to Dinwiddie High School to participate in the Southeast Area C.O.L.T. Conference. Team Members included ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

Halloween candy is back on the menu

Grab your costumes and prepare for a sugar rush because trick-or-treating has returned.  While health and safety concerns surrounding the pandemic canceled trick-or-treating in Farmville ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Road work planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Emergency authorization sought for COVID pill

The health district and local hospitals are seeing some very encouraging numbers surrounding COVID-19 cases just as the news comes that an antiviral pill for ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Phone issues worrying citizens

Citizens, business owners and government officials of Buckingham County are expressing concerns regarding countywide phone line issues. Locals have reported problems with obtaining a dial ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

9-year-old fought off COVID in ICU

The hospitalization of a loved one for COVID-19 can be a terrifying situation. In 2020, it was uncommon to hear of younger people testing positive ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Crossroads audit results released

After being presented with the findings of Phase 1 of the Crossroads Community Services Board (CCSB) forensic audit, the CCSB Board of Directors has approved ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID deaths increasing locally

The Piedmont Health District finally appears to be following some statewide trends in lower COVID-19 cases this week, but deaths in the area continue to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Board approves sheriff’s office bonuses

The Buckingham Board of Supervisors has approved a request from the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office to fund bonuses for non-Comp Board department employees. The vote ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Area employers comply with vaccination mandate

Some of the area’s largest employers are already complying with the proposed COVID vaccine mandate, a joint project between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Shannon Watkins.

Emergency management coordinator named

Buckingham County has welcomed new Emergency Management Coordinator Ryanne Holland. Holland, originally from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, began her new employment with the county Aug. 1. Cody ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

All EMS staff now county employees

All Buckingham emergency medical service (EMS) staff are now county employees, officially ending the county’s EMS contract with Delta Response Team (DRT) and ushering in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

State COVID cases down this week

As the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to drop statewide, the Piedmont Health District is still seeing its virus numbers rise. From Monday, Sept. 20, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Virus continues to affect schools

Area schools continue to see COVID-19 cases among students and staff, with 50 new virus cases identified in local schools since last month. According to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Wanted man located during traffic stop

A wanted man from Buckingham was arrested last week after a traffic stop in Albemarle County. According to a press release issued Friday, Sept. 17, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

County COVID cases double

While COVID-19 cases appear to be beginning to stabilize across the commonwealth, cases are continuing to rise in the Piedmont Health District, especially in Prince ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Solar ordinance hearing set

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, Oct. 12, for a revenue sharing ordinance on county solar farms. At ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Strong leaves legacy behind

Buckingham County residents were saddened this week to hear about the death of resident James “Jim” Francis Strong. Strong, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Riverstone Solar launches community grant

Riverstone Solar is accepting applications for its new community grant program. Riverstone Solar has committed to donating up to $20,000 to local charitable causes within ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Wise named finalist

Tanner Wise of Buckingham County was one of 17 finalists for the 2021 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Young Agriculturalist (OYA) Award competition held on ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Almond to lead health district

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has announced Dr. Maria Almond, M.D., MPH is set to begin her role as the new Piedmont Health District ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

106 COVID patients in hospitals

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating across the commonwealth as officials work to increase testing access in the health district. New daily cases of the coronavirus in ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

A citizen’s guide to early voting in 2021

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, but early voting is available starting Friday, Sept. 17. Tuesday, Oct. 12, is the deadline to register to vote, ... Read more

1 month ago by Shannon Watkins.

Public and college library systems work together

Hampden-Sydney College and Central Virginia Regional Library (CVRL) (Farmville and Buckingham) have entered into a partnership to share their catalogs, according to Central Virginia Regional ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Custodians, staff keep students healthy

In a time when in-person learning has perhaps never been so important, local custodians are rising to the challenge to keep schools clean and students ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID cases climb in schools

Local schools have been open for less than one month, but 111 COVID-19 cases have already been confirmed in students and staff of schools in ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID cases soaring

The rate of COVID-19 infections continues to soar across the area this week. The number of virus cases in counties in the Piedmont Health District ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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