1949 ARCHIVES

Appomattox has 88 corn club members

Corn clubs, with a membership of almost 4,800, have been organized in Virginia counties this year, says P.H. DeHart, agronomist of VPI. Aim of the club members is to grow 100 bushels of corn per acre, he explained. Prizes, including $8,982 in cash, 31 silver cups or trophies, one purebred bull, and several other items have been offered by 23 different organizations, DeHart said. In Appomattox County, 84 persons agreed to enter the contest. First prize in Appomattox County is a silver pitcher. 

30 YEARS AGO

Plant opens ‘heart’ track for workers

Armstrong Furniture offered its employees help to gaining a healthier lifestyle by participating in Heart at Work, an educational program from the American Heart Association designed to encourage workers to stop smoking, control blood pressure, eat wisely and exercise. 

20 YEARS AGO

Five chosen for sports hall of fame

The Appomattox County Sports Hall of Fame inducted five new honorees at halftime of the Appomattox/Prince Edward football game. Inductees were the late Crawford Davidson, the late Jim Cobb, Greg Mayberry. Richard Ferguson and Jimmy Thompson. 

10 YEARS AGO

Pamplin sewer construction underway

Work on the Pamplin sewer project began and was expected to continue for about nine months. In July, finances were finalized with totals of $3.2 million with $2.6 million in grants and $581,000 in loans enabling the construction process to move forward.

5 YEARS AGO

Former Raiders football coach dies at age 83

Former Appomattox Raiders varsity football coach Jerry Robinson, who taught at Appomattox County High School from 1970-79 and coached the team from 1970-75, died at his home in Nottoway at age 83 after a brief illness.

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