Grand Jury Considering Muslim Center Threat Case

The case of a local woman who allegedly made threats against the Petersburg Muslim Center will go before a grand jury. 48 year old Renee Marie Nunnally was arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat against that facility. She was arrested after a tip from a community member. The grand jury is in place this week to consider the case.

Reassessment Underway In Prince Edward County

The General Reassessment of all real property in Prince
Edward County, to include the Town of Farmville, is now underway. Wampler-Eanes Appraisal
Group is under contract with the County to carry out this project, which will take about twelve
months.
Reassessments are required by state law to bring all real property assessments to 100%
market value and to assure the uniformity of assessments. Fair market value is generally defined
as “the price a property will bring when offered by one who desires, but is under no obligation,
to sell it, and the buyer has no immediate necessity to purchase it.”
The effective date for this reassessment will be January 1, 2021. The last reassessment
in Prince Edward County was six years ago and effective for the 2015 tax year.

Fall Clean Up In Farmville

The Town of Farmville will have its Fall Cleanup on Monday, October 21, 2019. Town
residents will need to have all items at the curbside by 7:30 am on October 21 st . This cleanup
provides pickup of items not normally picked up, such as; furniture, appliances, carpet, bedding,
and building materials. Any loose items must be boxed or bagged to be collected. Items must be
in a container that is to be thrown away. Example: if you put small tree limbs in an old garbage
can, the can will be thrown away with the limbs. If you set it out, it will be thrown away.
Containers must be strong enough to handle the weight of its contents. Rocks, cement block,
brick and loose dirt will not be picked up.

Crewe Woman Killed In Head On Crash

We now know the name of a woman police say wasnt wearing a seat belt when she was killed in a crash in Nottoway County Thursday morning. Police say 21 year old Hailey Monroe of Crewe was killed when another vehicle, driven by 30 year old Quarnell Price of Crewe, struck her vehicle head on along Rocky Ford Road. Police say the crash happened at about 8:30am when Price’s vehicle entered the opposite lane of travel. An infant in Monroe’s vehicle was not injured.

Tourism Revenue On The Rise In Prince Edward County

Tourism revenue growth for Prince Edward County
led the Commonwealth’s Tourism Economic Impact numbers by reaching $25,858,576, which is
a 12.7% percent increase over 2017. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled $5,435,202 while local
tourism-related taxes were $1,106,104 All data was received by the Virginia Tourism
Corporation (VTC) from the US Travel Association and is based on domestic visitor spending
(travelers from within the United States) from trips taken 50 miles or more away from home.
According to the US Travel Association, tourism in Virginia generated $26 billion in travel
spending.

AG: Blackstone ‘Town Polling Day’ Can Happen

Blackstone can go ahead with Town Polling Day to help determine the fate of the Harris Memorial Armory. That’s the opinion of the state attorney general’s office, which said it knew of no law that would prevent the town from taking such an informal survey. The office says as long as there is no voting that binds Town Council to take any specific action, there shouldn’t be a problem. Using the community survey as a template would save the town about $11,000 as opposed to spending money on holding a formal referendum.

Safe Communities Night Tuesday In Colonial Heights

“Safe Communities Night” happens in Colonial Heights Tuesday night. It brings together law enforcement, local government, community leaders, faith based groups and others. Community events like cookouts, block parties and ice cream socials are being held at various places around the city. It runs 5:30pm to 8pm. You can see an up to date list of activities and locations at colonialheightsva.gov.

Farmville Police Handle Two Shots Fired Calls

Farmville Police responded to two separate calls for service last night for
shots fired.
The first call was reported at 10:25 p.m., September 18, 2019, of shots fired in the 600 block
of Franklin Street. When officers arrived on scene, a group of about 10 females were
observed fighting in the street. Once separated, officers identified a suspect, Shaqon M.
Walton, age 26, of Farmville. Walton admitted to officers that he fired three shots into the
air. Walton was arrested and charged with Reckless Handling of a Firearm. Walton was
taken before a magistrate and was released on a $2500 unsecured bond. No injuries were
reported.
The second call was received this morning, September 19, 2019, at 1:51 a.m. The caller
reported hearing shots fired in the rear parking lot of the Landings, located on South Street.
Officers responding to the scene observed two male subjects walking at a fast pace coming
from the Landings on South Street, walking towards Putney Street. One of the individuals
was identified as Terrance T. Beasley Jr. age 18, of Pamplin. Beasley advised the officer
that he was possessing a firearm, and it was concealed on his hip. Beasley also confessed
to officers that he had accidently discharged the firearm behind the Landings while
attempting to unload it. Beasley was arrested and charged with illegally concealing a
firearm, and Reckless Handling of a firearm. Beasley was taken before a magistrate and
was released on a $3000 unsecured bond.

Celebrate Safe Communities October 1st

Celebrate Safe Communities is happening October 1st in Colonial Heights. The event brings together law enforcement, local government, faith leaders and more to talk about concerns in a neighborhood in a cordial manner. There will be community events like block parties, ice cream socials throughout the community. Celebrate Safet Communities will happen between 5:30pm and 8pm. You can find out more by contact officer Scott Whirley, 804-520-9318 or go to colonialheightsva.org.

Police Look In To Shots Fired Report In Farmville

Shots fired in Farmville. On September 10, 2019 at 10:17 pm Farmville Police responded to a
shots fired call at the intersection of South Virginia and Putney Streets. Upon further
investigation, police discovered that a residence had been struck by several bullets.
Witnesses described a two or four door grey Honda with several passengers, leaving
the scene and traveling south on Virginia Street. No injuries were reported at this time.
The case remains under investigation.
Anyone who may have any information pertaining to this crime is urged to call Detective
Sergeant David Ragland with the Farmville Police Department at 434-392-9259.