Archives for October 2015

Leaf collections getting underway in Farmville

If you’re a Farmville resident and the leaves are piling up, the town can help you get rid of those. Vacuum service leaf collection starts this coming Wednesday and continues through December 22nd. Early on, for the first week or so, they’ll do spot pickups….picking up leaves where they see them during patrols around town. Then, pickups will be targeted at three distinct areas of the town. Check with the town to see when your neighborhood collection is scheduled. Leaves must be out by 7:30 a.m. on the first scheduled day of your collection week.

Walmart to do some major hiring in Virginia

If you’re looking for some seasonal work to help pay the bills, Walmart has announced that it will hire more than 1,600 seasonal associates in Virginia for the upcoming holiday season. A press release issued by the company reads, “In addition to offering a chance to earn extra money during the holidays at one of the 143 stores in Virginia, starting salaries of at least $9 an hour will also provide opportunities to earn at least $1.75 an hour above the current federal and state minimum wage.”

Farmville man arrested on child porn counts

The Amelia County Sheriff’s Office says a 51 year old Farmville man is charged with posessing child pornography. The Amelia Bulletin Monitor reports David Fisher is a science teacher at Amelia County High School. Details are few about what led authorities to check out Fisher but he has been removed from school pending the results of the investigation. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing so specifics on the case will be kept to a minimum. The school district says safety of students is a top priority.

Church safety program in Dinwiddie Thursday night

In Dinwiddie County Thursday, the talk will center around in-church safety at an event tonight. Law enforcement and public safety specialists will join church members and the public to address and develop plans that can help maximize safety and security in houses of worship. The event is prompted by that deadly summer church shooting in South Carolina. It’s happening at Smyrna Baptist Church on Carson Road in Dinwiddie and starts at 7pm.

Posted to wbbc.vncnews.com
Oct. 29, 2015 3:17 AM CST
by pkilleen

Church safety on the agenda in Dinwiddie County

In Dinwiddie County Thursday, the talk will center around in-church safety at an evvent later this month. Law enforcement and public safety specialists will join church members and the public to address and develop plans that can help maximize safety and security in houses of worship, The event is prompted by that deadly summer church shooting in South Carolina. It’s happening at Smyrna Baptist Church on Carson Road in Dinwiddie tonight and starts at 7pm.

Victoria man sentenced in DUI crash

Ten years behind bars for a Victoria man in connection with a drunken driving accident. Police say 35 year old Michael Pinto’s motorcycle ran into a deputy sheriff’s car, causing permanent injuries to two victims. He also fled the scene after the crash and was taken into custody later by state and local police. Pinto pleaded guilty in August to three felonies including DUI causing permanent injury and reckless disregard. Police say it was also Pinto’s second DUI offense in the past ten years.

Three charged in Farmville check and debit thefts

Three people are under arrest after what Farmville police say was a scam in which they first stole and then used numerous checks and debit cards. Charged are 65 year old Dennis Helmick, 34 year old Shawn Wilding and 61 year old Margaret Shumaker, all of Farmville. Police say checks and a debit card were stolen from a home in Prince Edward County last month and a follow up probe linked the situation first to Wilding, then to the other suspects for attempting to use the checks and for buying things with the debit card.

Over the Edge for charity

A Dinwiddie County teacher helped raised money for Special Olympics of Virginia by going obver the edge. Christine Pagan, a reading teacher at Sutherland Elementary, were among the people who rappeled from the top of the Sun Trust building in Richmond to help raise money for the group. Her daughter, a Diniwiddie Middle School grad, also did it and the two raised more than 2 thousand dollars . Nationwide, the Over the Edge event raised 90 thousand dollars for programs like the one in Dinwiddie County Public Schools.

Blackstone fires under investigation

A pair of fires recently in Blackstone are now under investgation by Virginia State Police fire investigators. One happened Sunday night on gthe 700 block of South Main Street. A large shed there caught fire and the flames spread to a small shed. There was also a fire outside Christine’s Collision Center on Church Street where a Jeep parked there went up in flames. Investigators say the fires occurred within 72 hours of each other. No one was hurt.. The investigation into the causes of those fires is ongoing.