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Paint the Town Purple

Terri Atkins Wilson stands in front of her law office on North Main Street in Farmville on Wednesday, ... Read more | Add your comment

No one injured, fire truck totaled in accident

No individuals were injured in a Thursday evening crash that resulted in the totaling of a Hampden Sydney ... Read more | Add your comment

Marchers send message to Sentara

James Wooten Jr. followed behind the 75 or so people walking from the Pocket Park in Dillwyn to ... Read more | Add your comment

Senators ask for inquiry into ICE transfer to Farmville

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner, Tim Kaine, and Patty Murray wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham

Davis appointed to Buckingham Board of Supervisors

A new but familiar face has been appointed to the previously vacant District 1 seat of the Buckingham Board of Supervisors. At an Aug. 17 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT

Nash: ‘We are doing very well’

Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash gave new insight Wednesday, Sept. 23, regarding local coronavirus cases and the area’s overall handling of the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Lifestyles

Birdsill wins state pageant

Jamie Lynn Birdsill, daughter of Jason Jenkins and Tiffany Birdsill, was crowned 2020 National American Miss Virginia Pre-Teen Cover Girl at the state pageant held ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 25, 2020 2:49 pm

LIFESTYLES

Whitus presents key to Farmville to Longwood student

Will Watson, a senior accounting major from Ruckersville, was the lucky finder of the coveted “mayor” rock on Wednesday, Sept. 16, on National Collect Rocks ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

Prayer is a key to our relationship with God

“Does God answer prayer?” I asked. “Of course. Yes. Always,” people usually answer. “Then, why don’t we pray more frequently?” After a long silence, there ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Hearing scheduled for contentious noise ordinance

Buckingham County supervisors voted 4-3 in favor of scheduling a public hearing for Oct. 13 regarding a proposed revision to Buckingham County’s Noise Control Ordinance. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

CHURCH & COMMUNITY

Church donates lots of soup

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Farmville and Midlothian areas recently collected more than 600 cans of soup for ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

anniversaries

72nd Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. William and Florence Paige celebrated their 72nd Anniversary Sept. 15. They currently live in Hampden Sydney. Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

CHURCH & COMMUNITY

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Alzheimer’s didn’t stop Grandma Booker

Editor’s Note – Nikki Dean writes about her experiences as the great granddaughter of a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s. Monday is World’s Alzheimer’s Day. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE

Some thoughtful sayings to ponder

This column is dedicated to interesting, inspirational and/or original sayings from mainly U.S. English. A future column will take on proverbs or sayings from other ... Read more

by Julia Palmer, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

THE WORD

Like Paul, we need to find comfort in our current condition

I will confess that I have had my fair share of “grumbling” since COVID-19 was thrust upon us. Like all pastors serving churches, we have ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Landfill Alert Committee plans BBQ fundraiser

Attention, attention, attention, the Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee’s Third Annual Fundraiser will be a BBQ to go. This will include a 15-hour smoked brisket ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Garden Club gives awards

The Nora Lancaster Garden Club held an outdoor meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the parking lot of the Farm Credit Building with Linda Rofe, president, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

Lifestyle Main

Volunteers keep Meals on Wheels rolling

A group of 50 to 60 people regularly benefit from the nourishment provided by Prince Edward County Meals on Wheels. Thanks to volunteers stepping up ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:56 pm

BUSINESS

Looking their best

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce awarded the new Virginia Children’s Book Festival brick and mortar location on High Street with the September Looking Our ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:00 am

PIEDMONT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat needs votes for $25K

Piedmont Habitat for Humanity has the opportunity to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm. Beginning Wednesday, September 23, voting will be open for our ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Lack of rural medical centers is a growing issue

The impending closure of Sentara Martha Jefferson Medical Group’s Buckingham Family Medicine in Dillwyn brought disappointment to many county citizens who have received medical care ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Buckingham Family Medicine closure delayed

Sentara Martha Jefferson Medical Group announced plans to delay the closure of Sentara Buckingham Family Medicine in Dillwyn. According to a release issued Friday morning, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, September 21, 2020 10:58 am

Buckingham

VHSL adopts ‘Championships + 1’ schedule

Public school student-athletes from all sports in the area will have the opportunity to have a season and play for a state championship during the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:28 am

DEVOTIONAL

We must learn to forgive the little things too

This pandemic has changed many things about our lives, but one thing it hasn’t altered is the need for forgiveness in human relationships. As we ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

CENTRAL VIRGINIA

Reed makes his NFL debut

Sunday, Sept. 13, was a momentous day for Joe Reed, his family, friends and all of Charlotte County. Reed, who grew up in Charlotte County, ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

THE WORD

The Tabernacle Choir and the power of music

Each Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on WFLO, listeners are treated to the sounds of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, which President ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Redistricting change has key support

Virginia voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment on the fall ballot formalizing how the state establishes future legislative districts. Brian Cannon, executive ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

VDOF needs acorns

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is again seeking 12 species of acorns and nuts that can be planted at its Augusta Forestry Center in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Vegetables donated to FACES

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the local Heart of Virginia Master Gardener (HOVMG) Association partnered with the YMCA to grow vegetables over the summer ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

BUSINESS

Stokes announces retirement

Pauline Stokes, a family and consumer science (FCS) SNAP-Ed extension agent has announced her retirement. Stokes played an important role in reaching limited- resource audiences ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am