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Colorful For A Cause
Red. Orange. Violet. Green. All the colors of the rainbow filled the Prince Edward Middle School Cafeteria Saturday afternoon, August 16, for the Second Annual Rainbow Tea. Organizers estimated 200 community members were in attendance. The tea included music, food, poetry recitations and a hat show, featuring local ladies modeling hats from Vellie’s Boutique at Diamond Hill in Charlotte Court House. As a fundraiser for the Moton Family Challenge, the tea brought over $4,000 to the Moton Museum, say organizers. (Photo by Ilsa Loeser)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Whitus And Butler Are Optimistic About Farmers Market After Saturday's Dialogue

FARMVILLE — Mayor David E. Whitus and town council member Pam Butler visited the Farmville Area Farmers Market at STEPS on Saturday to tell the association’s vendors the Town wants them back at the North Street facility.

The two came away with an invitation to attend the association’s next meeting and optimistic that the situation can and will be resolved, uniting all local producers at the Town’s farmers market building.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cumberland Releases Preliminary SOL Results

CUMBERLAND — Students are safely tucked away back at Cumberland County Public Schools. But, are they learning as much as they should?

State and Federal accreditation information for public school systems, meant to standardize and gauge student learning, won’t formally be revealed until next month. Until then, Superintendent of Cumberland County Public Schools Dr. Amy Griffin shared the division’s preliminary Standards of Learning (SOL) test results with The Herald.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Expected Increase In Piedmont Regional Jail Prisoners To Help Localities

PRINCE EDWARD — More will mean less.

Prince Edward County Administrator Wade Bartlett reported last Tuesday that the Piedmont Regional Jail superintendent has agreed to accept up to 50 additional prisoners from a new federal client.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

School Board Re-Opens Discussion On 2015-16 School Calendar

BUCKINGHAM — School board members in Buckingham have decided to re-open discussions on the 2015-2016 school calendar—one that has the teachers returning to school on July 27, 2015 and students starting school on August 5, 2015.

“I would like to reopen discussion…just discussion,” noted District One Member David W. Christian during the end of the August 13 meeting. “I’m not looking to overturn our previous vote…I think we should discuss the (calendar) and at least open it up to the teachers and parents and whoever wants to have input on it that they feel like they haven’t had before on the 2015-2016 calendar.”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Three Vie For Prospect District Seat
PRINCE EDWARD — With the addition of Jeannette A. Tarlton, there will be three candidates on the November ballot to fill the unexpired term of the late Mr. Howard M. “Pete” Campbell on the County’s Board of Supervisors for the Prospect District.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Draft Solid Waste Plan Calls For Site Closures

BUCKINGHAM — County officials are set to submit Buckingham County’s Solid Waste Management plan to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), which outlines the long-term strategy and goals set by the County and the Town of Dillwyn concerning waste management in the county.

Each voting district having its own trash collection site, no unmanned solid waste collection sites, six recycling centers and expanding recycling opportunities for county residents are some of the plan’s priorities.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Buckingham Build Gets $25,000 From VHDA
The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) recently donated $25,000 to the Buckingham Build Project of the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity. The donated funds were collected during the VHDA’s annual charity golf tournament, and will go towards three homes set to be constructed at the intersection of Conner and Culbreth Streets in Dillwyn.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Longwood, H-SC Students Returning

FARMVILLE — The population of Farmville will double by the end of the weekend as students return to Longwood University.

The annual migration will occur at Hampden-Sydney College, too, with all students on campus by next Monday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


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