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Bluebells are blooming

Bluebells are in bloom in Cumberland County. Staff Reporter Alexa Massey found these along the Appomattox River this ... Read more | Add your comment

Worshipping during a pandemic

Many churches in the area have elected to close their doors amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fitzgerald ... Read more | Add your comment

YakAttack now manufacturing PPE

A Farmville business has joined the nationwide effort to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers fighting ... Read more | Add your comment

Cumberland food pantry needs volunteers

Cumberland Community Cares (CCC) at Delma’s Pantry has provided much-needed food and hope to the Cumberland County community ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham

Another Buckingham resident diagnosed with COVID-19

In the first bi-weekly update to the community Thursday, April 2, Buckingham County officials announced a third confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.  To ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland

Cumberland County woman diagnosed with COVID-19

Cumberland County officials reported the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the county Wednesday morning, April 1. According to the release, the Virginia ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

BREAKING NEWS

Three more area residents test positive

Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland counties have all gained a positive COVID-19 case each according to Saturday’s update from the Virginia Department of Health. Prince ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:32 am

Buckingham

Buckingham County arrest report

March 23 • Thorlonda Austin, 24, of Buckingham, charged with monument: intentional damage. March 24 • Clarence Austin, 56, of Buckingham, charged with assault and battery, family ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:00 am

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE

Gardening from a dog’s viewpoint

Hello, fellow gardeners. It’s me, Uschi again. While my mom is busy moaning about the general state of affairs – plants arriving and no one ... Read more

by Dr. Cynthia Wood, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 am

CHURCH & COMMUNITY

AKA sorority and friends sew pillowcase dresses

Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and friends worked together on the Sorority’s Target 5— Global Impact activity. The group sewed several pillowcase ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Ordinance passed, public comments suspended

In an emergency Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting held Tuesday, March 31, the Buckingham BOS passed a Continuity of Government Ordinance. Certain members of the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 am

Photos

SOWING SEEDS

In crisis, cling to hope

Crisis is just a term until it impacts you. Coronavirus, for many, is inconvenient shortages of toilet paper or spending long days and weeks staying ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 am

THE WORD

Seek the best gifts

Perhaps envisioning difficult times such as these, the Apostle Paul taught: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (1 Corinthians 12:1). ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Visitation and volunteering at Virginia DOC facilities suspended

In an effort to keep the new coronavirus from reaching the state’s correctional facilities, the Virginia DOC has announced that volunteers will not be allowed ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 am

HAPPY TO BE HERE

Everyday magic in ordinary things

I love stories that include magic. My fascination stretches back to my growing-up years. As a young child, I fancied a story by the Brothers ... Read more

by Karen Bellenir, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Miss Buckingham Pageant winners

The 2020 Miss Buckingham Pageant, sponsored by the Buckingham County Fire Department Auxiliary, at the Buckingham County High School auditorium, recently selected six category winners. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Drive in sunrise service planned

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will not be hosting its regular monthly meeting Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland Community Center ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 am

THE WOODLAND

Families connect with technology

The Woodland Inc. is bringing video conferencing service to residents through its “Connect The Woodland” program. The program was started to help residents stay in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:51 pm

LIFESTYLES

A unique learning experience

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to close all public schools for the spring to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus has led to a ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 pm

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, Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:22 am

Buckingham

Buckingham warned of rapid community spread of virus within 72 hours

In an emergency Buckingham County Board of Supervisors meeting held 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, County Emergency Management Coordinator Cody Davis informed the board that ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Centra: We have enough beds

Centra shared some encouraging and informative details on the potential peak number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia during a live video press conference Tuesday, March ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

10% effective tax rate increase proposed for Buckingham

Unless something changes between now and when the budget is approved, Buckingham County residents are looking at a property tax increase of 10%.  According to ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Buckingham County arrest report

March 1 • Clifford Womack, 54, of Prince Edward, charged with DWI. March 3 • Tina Clayton, 50, of Cumberland, charged with failure to appear on felony. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Buckingham: how to provide comment on virtual public hearings

Buckingham County officials have distributed a release detailing how citizens can provide comments for scheduled public hearings for Buckingham County Board of Supervisors meetings during ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, March 30, 2020 3:50 pm

Buckingham

Buckingham calls special COVID-19 meeting

A special meeting of the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors (BOS) has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, to begin at 10 a.m.  The meeting ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, March 30, 2020 3:45 pm

Buckingham

Buckingham sees first reported COVID-19 cases

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Buckingham County Monday morning, March 30. Later Monday evening, Buckingham County ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, March 30, 2020 11:01 am

High School

VHSL considers playing spring sports through July

While Virginia High School League (VHSL) spring sports and activities were canceled for the 2019-20 school year, there is still hope for spring sports and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:01 pm

BUCKINGHAM BULLETIN

FFA is selling plants

Check with the organizations mentioned in this column before venturing out to an event. Most of this information was obtained at least two to three ... Read more

by Sherri Wise, Friday, March 27, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Hot dog giveaway was a success

Community over Crisis was formed less than a year ago to help people in the community during times just like this. Though most of their ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, March 27, 2020 6:00 am

THE WORD

Are you prepared or trying to stock up?

At the time of this writing (March 20, 2020), groceries stores are running or have ran out of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, hand soap and ... Read more

by Barry Vassar, Friday, March 27, 2020 6:00 am