As hundreds of landowners and citizens entered the proposed pipeline informational open house on Thursday evening, several stopped at this table, manned by two Buckingham residents opposed to the project. Pipeline opponent Chad Oba (right) looks on as a citizen reads literature supplied by the opponents. (Photo by Jordan Miles)
BUCKINGHAM — At 4:15 p.m., about five County leaders gazed upon the large maps, with their fingers slowly following the thin, red line that portrayed the 400-foot study corridor of the proposed natural gas pipeline that runs through Buckingham County—outnumbered by the 20 Dominion employees, donning green stickers with “ACP YES!” on their tan shirts, signaling their support of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Thursday, September 25, 2014
FARMVILLE — Governor McAuliffe could receive a recommendation on the area’s next community action agency before Thanksgiving, according to Jack B. Frazier, Deputy Commissioner for Operations with the Virginia Department of Social Services. Thursday, September 25, 2014
PRINCE EDWARD — It’s no secret that Prince Edward County Public Schools need some more playing fields. As it stands, the high school’s baseball and football fields overlap. Thursday, September 25, 2014
CUMBERLAND — Two months ago, the Cumberland Board of Supervisors tabled a resolution in support of a natural gas pipeline. This month, they voted down another resolution of support. But, some board members still seem willing to pass a resolution, in one form or another, once they have more information. Thursday, September 25, 2014
RICHMOND — Former Piedmont Regional Jail Supervisor William A. Coles, Jr., 49, of Pamplin, has been sentenced to 50 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,035,014 in restitution for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the United States through the preparation and filing of false federal income tax returns and bank fraud, according to a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, September 10, by Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Thursday, September 25, 2014
The percentage of Virginia schools meeting state accreditation standards declined for a second consecutive year.
The drop is a consequence of the growing impact of more rigorous reading, writing, science, and mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) tests introduced since 2011, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) announced last week.
The trend is mirrored in Buckingham, Cumberland, and Prince Edward, where the majority of schools have been accredited with warning. Tuesday, September 23, 2014
FARMVILLE — Area schools are fighting against a wave, says Longwood Economics Professor Dr. David Lehr, one that even smaller class sizes and better teacher pay can do little to counteract. Tuesday, September 23, 2014
PRINCE EDWARD — There’s one in as a Title I Focus School and one out.
Prince Edward County Public Schools received a mixed bag of results last week with the release of the state’s annual report card. Among the good: the elementary school does no longer have a Focus School designation and the high school was within one three-year average point in reaching state accreditation. The not so good is that the middle school is now a Focus School. Tuesday, September 23, 2014
CUMBERLAND — This year was a mixed bag for Cumberland accreditation. Two years ago, all three schools were fully accredited by the state. Last year, all three schools were accredited with warning. This year, while the middle school continues to be accredited with warning, the high school has improved substantially, seeing across the board increases in student pass rates of the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. Tuesday, September 23, 2014
BUCKINGHAM — Three schools, Buckingham Primary, Buckingham Elementary, and Buckingham Middle, have all been accredited with warning by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), while one school, Buckingham High, has been termed as fully accredited, based on the 2013-2014 Standards of Learning (SOL) test pass rates. Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The Five County Fair is off and running without a hitch. These fairgoers enjoyed a breathtaking ride on “Catch N’ Air” during the fair’s first night. Animal exhibits, amusement rides, funnel cakes and bingo will be available in Farmville every evening until Saturday. Friday and Saturday nights will feature the Country Music Showdown and professional wrestling, respectively. For more pictures, visit www.farmvilleherald.com (Photo by Ilsa Loeser) Thursday, September 18, 2014
SUNNY SIDE — Nothing has been sold in the Big Store in a long time, but the Cumberland American Legion post still thinks it holds a commodity for the people of Cumberland.
The large building on Old Buckingham Road, U.S. Route 13, about five miles east of Cumberland Court House, has stood vacant for years. It has been a store, a movie theater, a church, a tobacco warehouse, a meeting space and a dance hall. Thursday, September 18, 2014