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Roger Watson, Author at Farmville

Education

H-SC grads urged to ‘do the right thing anyway’

Hampden-Sydney College’s Class of 2021 gathered in front of Venable Hall last Saturday, May 8, with family and friends. They heard the wisdom of a ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:17 am

College

Brock Center to begin construction soon

A new events facility with the potential to transform both the Longwood University campus and the community will begin to rise from the old tennis ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:31 am

Local

Council to tackle North Street congestion

In an effort to solve a downtown traffic congestion problem, the Farmville Town Council is considering making part of North Street one way. Mayor David ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, May 10, 2021 3:32 pm

Local

Hearing to discuss party bike proposal

Farmville’s Town Council began considering the issue during its April work session when Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis introduced the idea of Wayfast Delivery owner ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, May 10, 2021 3:20 pm

Education

PECPS sends request for new elementary school

Prince Edward County School Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson has sent a request to the county administration to fund a new elementary school. The discussion came ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, May 10, 2021 2:32 pm

Local

Supervisor chairman pleased with leadership change

The news that Dr. Susan Baker is no longer the Executive Director at Crossroads Community Services Board was welcomed by Prince Edward County Board Of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:24 pm

Local

Shooting suspect remains on the loose

Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington confirmed Wednesday the department has not located a man charged in a shooting incident Saturday, May 1, in the 500 ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:32 am

Recreation

Youth sports return to the field

Nothing is more normal in spring than the sight of a T-ball player preoccupied with a grasshopper in right field, parents shouting frenzied instructions to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:26 am

Columns

OPINION – 868 days and counting in economic slump

It’s been quite some time since Prince Edward County has had an economic development project deemed worthy of an announcement from the governor’s office – ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:49 am

Columns

OPINION — Can SEC power be depended on after a major weather event?

The problem with Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) recent presentation to the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors was that it made it very clear that ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:05 am

COVID-19

No decisions made on vaccine requirements at local colleges

Three Virginia colleges have made a COVID-19 vaccine a requirement, and more may join them soon following Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s opinion last Monday ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:59 am

Local

County settles on 4-cent tax increase

With an eye toward setting aside money for a growing list of capital projects, a majority of the Prince Edward Board of Supervisors settled on ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:58 am

Local

SEC gives info about ice storm response

A representative of Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) recently appeared before the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors and then later the Farmville Town Council to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:45 am

Columns

OPINION – Don’t get upset, start fixing the problem

Prince Edward County Supervisor Bobby Jones said it upsets him that professionals who work in Farmville live outside the area. The issue also came up ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:35 am

Prince Edward

Supervisors to decide tax rate Tuesday

No one from the public offered comments following Prince Edward County Administrator Doug Stanley’s 2021-22 budget presentation Tuesday evening. The public hearing on the proposed ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:23 am

TOWN OF FARMVILLE

Farmville celebrates fire department’s 150th anniversary

Wailing sirens broke the silence of a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon in Farmville, not as sounds of warning, but as celebratory notes, as firetrucks from ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:21 pm

TOWN OF FARMVILLE

Town Council raises golf fees

Golfers teeing off at the Farmville Municipal Golf Course had to shell out a bit more to play Thursday, April 15, after Town Council voted ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, April 19, 2021 2:41 pm

TOWN OF FARMVILLE

Monument honoring fire department’s 150th anniversary unveiled

The 150th anniversary celebration of the Farmville Fire Department began with the unveiling of a monument Sunday, April 18, commemorating the event. The monument provided ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, April 19, 2021 11:50 am

Prince Edward

United Way will consider shutting down

The Prince Edward County United Way is seeking input from the community about its future. A press release from the organization Monday, April 19, said ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, April 19, 2021 10:26 am

Buckingham

Rifle team finishes as Virginia runner up

The Buckingham JROTC Rifle team recently competed in the 2021 4th Brigade JROTC Best of Best Championship Rifle match. The team shot a team best ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, April 16, 2021 4:23 pm

Prince Edward

County expands litter cleanup plans

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors agreed to transfer $10,000 from the landfill budget Tuesday, April 13, to fund an initiative to tackle the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Board questions Crossroads director

After nearly an hour of questions, accusations and explanations Tuesday, April 13, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors appear no closer to a decision ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:03 pm

Lifestyle Main

Stepping back in time at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield

An encampment of soldiers armed with rifled muskets and a cavalry unit turned back the clock to 1865 last Saturday, April 10, during the Sailor’s ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:21 am

Prince Edward

Worsham Road turn lanes

Work has started to add turn lanes onto Worsham Road off of Farmville Road. According to Scott Frederick of VDOT, the turn lane project should ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:15 am

Columns

OPINION — Virginia has transformed quickly to a progressive state

Even the most ardent opponents of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration must have some amount of respect for the magnitude of change that has been ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:24 am

Farmville

Fire department celebrates 150 years with a parade

Thirty fire trucks and a marching band will roll down Farmville’s Main Street Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:09 am

Local

Town’s proposed budget includes 2.5-cent tax increase

Farmville property owners will likely pay higher taxes next year for the first time in almost 40 years. Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis told the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:01 pm

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