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Unsanctioned protest held

A peaceful protest took place on the Prince Edward County Courthouse lawn Tuesday afternoon, June 2, to show ... Read more | Add your comment

Pool will not open

Last week the Town of Farmville announced that due to unforeseen circumstances, the swimming pool at the Farmville ... Read more | Add your comment

Area responds to death of George Floyd

In the wake of the unrest in cities across the country following the death of George Floyd, residents ... Read more | Add your comment

Businesses, customers cope with new face mask requirements

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week Executive Order 63, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham

Ready or not, Phase 2 arrives Friday

Most of Virginia will enter Phase 2 of the state’s Forward Virginia plan to reopen the economy Friday, June 5. Although area coronavirus cases are ... Read more | Add your comment

by Roger Watson.

Farmville

Shooting investigations progress

Progress is being made in the investigations into three incidents of shots fired that took place in Farmville this past winter. “We’re just now beginning ... Read more | Add your comment

by Titus Mohler.

LIVING & LEISURE

No license required to fish this weekend

Citizens may fish without a license during the first weekend in June. No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:07 pm

CHURCH & COMMUNITY

Calvary Chapel Farmville to host community prayer night Sunday

Calvary Chapel Farmville will host a community prayer night Sunday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. led by community leaders. The event, set to take place ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:58 pm

CHURCH & COMMUNITY

A Pentecost Parade

Johns Memorial Episcopal Church held an event Sunday, May 31, that was rooted in church history but also brand new. It was a Pentecost Parade. ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:30 pm

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Williams: A top low-major assistant in U.S.

Longwood University Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Donovan Williams was included among the top low-major assistants in the nation, earning recognition in Silver Waves Media’s “50 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Senior cool care program

Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) is partnering with the Department of Aging and Dominion Energy to donate air conditioners to older adults with respiratory issues. This ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:00 am

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HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE

Tigers announce football recruits

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) Football Head Coach Marty Favret has announced his incoming recruiting class that brings 57 newcomers to the program, including four from area ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Buckingham County arrest report

March 30 • Charlie Baird, 50, of Buckingham, charged with assault and battery of family member; firearm: possession with schedule I or II drug; drugs: possess ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Buckingham Correctional Center cases increase

Two additional Buckingham County prison inmates died from complications of COVID-19 in the last week. On Thursday, May 28, a Buckingham Correctional Center (BKCC) inmate, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, June 1, 2020 11:13 am

BREAKING NEWS

Second death in three days in Buckingham prisons

A second death of a coronavirus patient was reported at the Dillwyn Correction Center (DCC) Saturday. The death is the second in three days at ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, May 31, 2020 9:48 am

Buckingham

Prince Edward virus cases increase by 5

Coronavirus case counts continue to rise in Prince Edward and Buckingham counties according to Saturday’s update from the Virginia Department of Health. Prince Edward County ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:15 pm

Hampden-Sydney

Tigers football recruits include four area players

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) 21st-year Football Head Coach Marty Favret has announced his incoming recruiting class that brings 57 newcomers to the program, including four from ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:59 am

BREAKING NEWS

Fourth inmate dies in Buckingham County prisons

A third prisoner has died at the Buckingham Correctional Center (BKCC) as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The death is the fourth in Buckingham ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, May 29, 2020 11:44 am

Buckingham

Unemployment claims begin to level out

After 10 weeks of soaring unemployment rates as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment rates began leveling out across Virginia and the local area. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, May 29, 2020 10:50 am

Buckingham

Class of 2020 has been phenomenal

Well Class of 2020, this year has been anything but normal. With the unexpected school closure, your year was cut short and many events that ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 29, 2020 10:00 am

Buckingham

Small, Brickhill get top honors

The valedictorian and salutatorian are the graduates with the highest and second highest grade point averages in the senior class. VALEDICTORIAN Morgan Small is the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 29, 2020 10:00 am

Buckingham

Celebrating graduates from a distance

Although the Class of 2020 has had to miss out on many of the traditional staples of its senior year, Superintendent of Buckingham County Public ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, May 29, 2020 10:00 am

Buckingham

PSR to deliver groceries and medicine to seniors

Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR) is rolling out new programs in response to the continued health threats and risks stemming from COVID-19. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

Remember those missing in action

This week, we celebrate Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor those who died defending our country. Years ago, Jan Reger reminded me to ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 am

Education

VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest winners

Each year more than 125,000 students in grades 6 through 8 enter the Veterans of Foreign War’s (VFW) Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The essay ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 am

Education

Honoring the class of 2020

Prince Edward County High School held a drive-thru recognition event May 21-22 called Celebrating Our Seniors that honored 2020 graduates while observing COVID-19 safety protocols. ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 am

THE WORD

Latter-day Saints adjust services and missions due to COVID-19

I have been asked by many friends and neighbors how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is weathering the pandemic. As with many ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

We must continue to love and let God lead us

As the story goes, a man and his family weathered a catastrophic storm. It raged mercilessly and ravaged their whole existence. They held onto each ... Read more

by Michael Kendall, Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 am

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE

Out of the mouths of children

As we continue to confront the consequences of the coronavirus and deal with the effects, humor is more important than ever. The following collection is ... Read more

by Julia Palmer, Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Prince Edward unemployment claims increase by 4%

Statewide initial unemployment claims fell by more than 14% for the week ending May 9, but Prince Edward County went against that improving trend as ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:30 pm

Buckingham

Traffic alerts

DISTRICT WIDE VDOT ACTIVITIES Crews will perform various construction/maintenance activities throughout the district using the best practices of social distancing. Activities include, but are not ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:29 pm