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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

7 hours ago by Roger Watson.

Bluebells are blooming

Bluebells are in bloom in Cumberland County. Staff Reporter Alexa Massey found these along the Appomattox River this past Sunday, March 29. Read about this ... Read more

13 hours ago by Staff Report.

Worshipping during a pandemic

Many churches in the area have elected to close their doors amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church (MBC) in Cumberland County ... Read more

13 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

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

13 hours ago by Staff Report.

YakAttack now manufacturing PPE

A Farmville business has joined the nationwide effort to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.  YakAttack, a local company ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

Stay at home enforcement procedures explained

State law enforcement explained how they will be addressing violations of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 53 and Executive Order 55 directives. Executive Order ... Read more

1 day ago by Titus Mohler.

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 for years. As the area faces the ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

Farmville arrest report

March 25 • Roblero Ortiz, 28 of Culpeper, warrant service. March 27 • Miguel Ramos, 40 of Sterling, warrant service. March 28 • Victor Salas, 30 of Shipman, ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID – 19 update from SVCC

Southside Virginia Community College, along with all colleges in the Virginia Community College System, is moving to a pass/fail grading system to provide classes solely ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Southside Electric Cooperative closes area offices

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) continues to keep the power flowing to its members across 18 counties, while also taking steps to prevent the coronavirus from ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

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

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward County arrest report

March 10 • Vincent Wood, 46, of Herndon, charged with revocation of suspended sentence and probation. • Clifton Farmer, Jr., 31, of Midlothian, charged with contempt of ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Foundation receives donation

Bruce Robinson, chairman of the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc., received a $6,000 check from Barbara Daniels, director of The Cumberland Clothes Closet, for ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Update on meal options provided by PECPS

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) will provide meals to students through the week of May 18-22, PECPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson wrote in a ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Appomattox Court House now closed to visitors

The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park has announced it is now closed to visitors until further notice. The closure is to comply with Virginia’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

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

2 days ago by Staff Report.

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

2 days ago by Staff Report.

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

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

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

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Citizens work together to make masks

A Facebook group started just a few weeks ago with only two people has now grown to more than 100 citizens who have joined together ... Read more

4 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

A prayer for the Town of Farmville

Someone recently applied new paint to the Third Street side of the Doyne Building in conjunction with the remnants of the “America’s First Two-College Town” ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Fresh Boyz equip families in need

The Fresh Boyz Club recently finished gathering and delivering care packages that prepped 19 Prince Edward County families in need for two weeks of being ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Unmussig says 10% tax increase not likely for Cumberland

Cumberland County citizens likely felt surprised at a recent public notice proposing a real estate property tax hike of 10%, especially since the county already ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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