Archives for November 2018

Victoria Has Big Holiday Weekend Coming Up Dec. 7th And 8th

The town of Victoria is prepping for a holiday extravaganza on December 7th and 8th. They’re holding the Christmas parade and the small town Christmas celebration. The march happens on Tidewater Avenue on the 7th at 7pm ending up at Third and Main Street. The small town Christmas celebration on the 8th features breakfast with the Grinch, a Christmas card workshop, picktures with Santa, ornament decorating and much more.

School Safety Summit Tuesday Night

There’s a school safety summit happening at Nottoway County Public Schools’ main auditorium Tuesday night. There will be a number of speakers on hand, including Superintendent Rodney Berry talking about school safety, law enforcement will be discussed by county Sheriff’s department deputy Corky Abernathy, juvenile crime will be disccussed by Mrs. Terry Royall from the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Nottoway County. Following presentations, there will be a chance for audience members to ask questions. The program is scheduled to run from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Colonial Heights Christmas Tree Lighting Postponed

Due to the rain forecast for this Saturday the Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa’s Workshop have been cancelled. The event will now be held on Thursday November 29 at the Courthouse. The event will start at 6pm, the Santa’s Workshop will not be made up. Please contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (804)520-9390 with any questions.

Woman Sentenced In Drunk Driving Accident

A 21-year-old woman with ties to Lunenburg County and Blackstone, gets five years behind bars in connection with driving drunk with her child in the car, resulting in an accident. Leigh Ann Winn’s vehicle ran off Rubermont Road near Rt. 723 and overturned back in June. She had been convicted earlier of drunk driving and was handed a year behind bars with all but five days suspended. She had a blood alcohol level of .15, nearly twice the legal limit.

Farmville PD Investigates Break In

Farmville Police are investigating a break in at a business early Sunday. It happened on the 900 block of East Third Street. Upon investigation, it appeared a single suspect forcibly entered the business shortly before 4:00 a.m. and stole property and money from the business. The suspect was wearing a hoodie, gloves and had their face covered. If you recognize the person in the image, or have information about these crimes,
please contact the Farmville Police Department at (434) 392-9259.

Farmville Garbage Pick Up Schedule For Thanksgiving Week

There will be no change in the residential or business routes on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday schedule. However, for Friday November 23rd, there will be no business pickup for garbage or cardboard. This service will resume on Monday, Nov. 26th. There will be no change in Wednesday’s business recycling or residential cardboard call-in collection.

There will be no loose-leaf pickup from Thursday, Nov. 22nd through Friday, Nov. 23rd. This service will also resume on Monday, Nov. 26th. Please be reminded to keep leaves free of all other debris, especially limbs and branches. Also, do not rake leaves into the street, ditches or curb line as this impedes the flow of water during a rain event.

If there are any questions, please call the Town of Farmville Public Works at 392-3331.

‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign Getting Underway

The nearly 16 percent of Virginians who still do not wear their seat belts should be warned
– state and local police officers will be out in full force across Virginia looking for unbelted motorists during
this month’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today the results of this year’s seat belt
survey, which revealed a use rate of 84.1 percent among Virginia motorists, down from last year’s record
high of 85.3 percent. The survey results come as “Click It or Ticket” kicks off across Virginia. The
campaign, which runs through November 30, combines high visibility enforcement of seat belt and child
safety seat laws with outreach and education.

Woman Held Up Outside Cracker Barrel

On 11/13/18 at approximately 1:45pm, SHPD officers were dispatched to Cracker Barrel located at 1400 Country Lane in the Town of South Hill in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. Units responded and learned that an elderly woman had been robbed while walking to her vehicle. The suspect is described as a slender black male approximately 18-25 years old, medium skin tone, minimal facial hair, approximately 5’10”-6’ tall, wearing a dark hooded jacket, black pants, white socks, and black flip-flops. The suspect then fled and got into a silver four-door vehicle, bearing NC registration, described as a Toyota with front driver’s side fender damage driven by a white male with brown hair. If you have any information regarding this crime, please call the South Hill P.D. or send an anonymous tip via text message to the South Hill Police Department by texting the keyword SHPDTIP and your tip to 847411.

Recycling Rates In VA

Just in time to celebrate “America Recycles Day,” the Virginia Department
of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 2017 Recycling
Summary Report. Based on data from 117 local governments across the commonwealth, the state
recycling rate is 42.8 percent, which continues the positive trend in Virginia’s recycling efforts.More than 100 Virginia cities, counties and towns, which are organized into
17 solid waste planning units, are required by law to achieve and maintain a minimum rate of 25
percent.

Farmville Warming Up To Christmas

Tis the season for sights, sounds, and shopping!
 The holidays are upon us and Farmville Downtown Partnership is ready to formally kick
them off with the annual Grand Illumination of Farmville’s Christmas tree. The
illumination will be at 6 p.m. Friday, November 16, at The High Bridge Trail Plaza. Our
musical lineup for this year includes the Fuqua School band, Bruce Sullivan Trio, and
you!  Yes, the community will be invited to an old fashioned sing along of “Oh Christmas
Tree” this year.
Sweet treats and warm beverages will be provided while supplies last.