Seconds after experiencing their first school bus ride, sisters Moriah and Aleecia Mitchell prepared to enter Buckingham Primary School on Wednesday morning at the Carter G. Woodson Education Complex, beginning their educational journey through school together. The sisters were among hundreds of students in Buckingham that started school this week. (Photo by Jordan Miles)
CUMBERLAND — “These need to be fixed,” County Administrator and Attorney Vivian Giles told the Cumberland Board of Supervisors during their August 12 meeting. “Our emergency services personnel (were) out there without communications, which is extremely dangerous. It really needs to be fixed.” Thursday, August 28, 2014
CUMBERLAND — Money is tight for Cumberland County, but supervisors found enough wiggle room to make good on several promises they have made post-budget season. During their August 12 meeting, the Cumberland Board of Supervisors amended their budget, drawing $648,506 from reserve funds for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Thursday, August 28, 2014
FARMVILLE — The Town of Farmville and Longwood University have agreed to pursue an interim Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) until a permanent deal can be developed regarding the university’s use, and possible purchase, of streets on campus. Thursday, August 28, 2014
PRINCE EDWARD — A proposal that would bring the Piedmont Regional Jail and other properties into Farmville town limits in a voluntary boundary adjustment appears to be dead on arrival.
County Administrator Wade Bartlett presented the draft plan for discussion at last Thursday’s joint meeting between Town Council and the County’s Board of Supervisors with the recommendation that it not be approved. Thursday, August 28, 2014
PROSPECT — Lacy Bennett Ward Sr. departed this life on Monday, August 25,at his Prospect home. He was born August 15, 1930, in East Gulf, West Virginia to the late Edward Ward and Maggie Randolph Ward. In 1949, Lacy graduated as Salutatorian of his high school class. He began his college career in 1949 at West Virginia State College, but decided to transfer to Virginia State University to study Animal Science. Thursday, August 28, 2014