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Roger Watson, Author at Farmville

MOTON MUSEUM

Johns gains support to replace Lee

The Virginia Commission on Historical Statues continued to work its way toward a decision as to who will join George Washington as the second statue ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Fate of statue remains in limbo

The fate of Farmville’s Confederate soldier statue remains in question as the Town Council continues to wait on an opinion from the office of the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Chilly weather will be here Tuesday

Well, last week’s weather was a bit exciting wasn’t it? Let’s see if we can do a bit better this week. According to our friends ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, November 16, 2020 8:30 am

Buckingham

Police chief details street closures

Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington provided the Farmville Town Council with an update on flooding in the town Thursday, Nov. 12 at the beginning of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:49 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

River Road, Second Street closed, flood warning in effect

River Road is closed today as the Appomattox River is already out of its banks with more rain expected through the day. The Farmville area ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:56 am

Buckingham

Crossroads to launch investigation

The Crossroads Community Services Board (CSB) voted to direct its executive committee to find an independent party to investigate any current allegations against the CSB. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:26 am

Lifestyle Main

Volunteers clean town’s waterways

More than a dozen tires, a broken wheelbarrow, a helium tank and 33 bags of trash were pulled from Farmville waterways Saturday morning as part ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:51 pm

Local

Restaurant promises to improve after mayor’s letter

Complaints of poor customer service at the local Hardee’s fast food restaurant caught the attention of Farmville’s mayor, prompting an exchange of letters and a ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:53 am

Buckingham

Early votes boost Dems to sweep

The surge of Democrat strength in early in-person and absentee voting seen across the country played out in Prince Edward County Tuesday night, Nov. 3, ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00 am

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

COLUMN — Election Day should become election month

America will not walk away from this era of the pandemic without significant bruises and scars both physically and emotionally, but there are rare occasions ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville the Magazine

Editor’s Notebook — We gather together, but differently this year

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; He chastens and hastens his will to make known; The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing; Sing ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:33 pm

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

Some questions about who was vouching for Stanley answered

A week after Doug Stanley was hired to be Prince Edward County’s new county administrator, the question of how an executive who spent much of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Man charged after incident with Longwood College Republicans

A man has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and banned from the Longwood University campus after an alleged incident where two members ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, November 2, 2020 3:16 pm

Local

Dry but chilly weekend is ahead

After 2.35 inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta Thursday, the area will have a chance to dry out this weekend but temperatures ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, October 30, 2020 11:55 am

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

COLUMN — Here are some ways the county can help local businesses

With at least $1.2 million left to allocate in CARES Act money, there are a couple things Prince Edward County can do right away to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:13 pm

Local

State provides more funding to help businesses

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gave an update Wednesday, Oct. 28, about the status of coronavirus infections in the state and the efforts underway to control ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:43 am

Local

Hurricane to bring nearly an inch of rain to the area

Expect several hours of steady rain today as a tropical rainstorm from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta makes its way through the area. Radar shows ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:16 am

Local

Zeta to affect Farmville area Thursday

After a week or so of mostly calm weather, it’s about to get interesting again. Hurricane Zeta is expected to bring between one to two ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:57 am

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

COLUMN – County’s choice of Stanley is puzzling

Why? That’s the biggest question after the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors hired Douglas Stanley to be the county’s new administrator last week. Why ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:00 am

EDITORIALS

EDITORIAL — New library is a point of pride in Buckingham

The new library and community center in Dillwyn stands as testament of what can happen when the community and government leaders work together. Members of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

A dream realized – new library is open

What began as the dream of a group of Buckingham residents more than a dozen years ago has come to life with the opening of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Our favorite podcasts to relieve your pandemic boredom

By Roger Watson One of my newest discoveries of the pandemic has been podcasts. I’ve listened to podcasts from time to time, but it wasn’t ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:00 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Artist in Residence — From addict to artist: Tommy Winn finds redemption in chainsaw creations

Story by Roger Watson The story of how South Hill resident Tommy Winn went from a mobile home salesperson to chainsaw artist begins with a ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:00 am

Local

A cold front is coming through

Rain, drizzle and a low of 35 tonight is not the ideal way to start an October weekend but it is a part of the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, October 16, 2020 8:28 am

Local

Town Council bans ghosts and ghouls due to COVID-19

The Great Pumpkin will not be coming to Farmville this year. Once again, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be all trick and no treat. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:02 am

Local

Commission sets timeline, criteria for Capitol statue decision

The Virginia Commission for Historical Statues in the U.S. Capitol met virtually Thursday, Oct. 8, to discuss the process of removing and replacing the statue ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:09 pm

Local

Town waiting on AG before making statue decision

After an August public hearing gave citizens an opportunity to express opinions about the fate of Farmville’s deposed Confederate statue, the earliest the Town Council ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:04 pm

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