When longtime Appomattox dentist and former mayor Dr. Paul Harvey died Oct. 19, his long-standing friend and colleague Dr. Donald Murry Jr. was quick to step in to help keep Harvey’s dental practice going.

Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccines is now being rolled out, and Appomattox County Sheriff Donald Simpson is confident that employees in his office who want the vaccine will be able to receive it today.

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Blue Ridge Medical opened its new facility to patients Friday, Jan. 8, at 181 Old Courthouse Road (Triangle Plaza Shopping Center) in the former office of the late Dr. Larry Smith, M.D. An article on this; an interview with former Appomattox County resident Heather Mayberry, who was named Nu…


Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer the Virginia Master Cattlemen program online Spring 2021. 

Appalachian Power representatives are seeking approval for the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project, an investment to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in five central Virginia counties, including Appomattox County.

As a special partnership with the Virginia Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom program, the ACHS FFA chapter recently conducted an agricultural awareness program for local elementary students. 

Da’Juan Marquese Brown-Clark, 30, of Farmville, pleaded guilty to felony charges of obtaining money under $500 by false pretenses and failure to appear in court. He was sentenced to serve one month of imprisonment, for which he was given credit for time already served.

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.  

One point of discussion at the Pamplin Town Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Pamplin Depot was a maintenance contract for the depot’s heating system.

Virginia has administered just over a quarter of its distributed COVID-19 vaccine doses, which, going into 2021, was 110,000 fewer doses than the commonwealth expected to receive. And with the projected numbers of both doses distributed and administered lagging behind statewide, Southern Vir…

The following is part three of notable headlines from each week’s issue of the Times Virginian in 2020. Additional months from 2020 will be provided in the following week.

At the Jan. 19 Appomattox County Board of Supervisors meeting, Falling River District John Hinkle spoke up about last week’s incident at the Capitol building. 

The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met electronically on Friday, Jan. 8 and selected Mayor of the Town of South Boston, Edward Owens, as the next chairman of the Commission and Del. Lashrecse Aird as vice-chair. 

Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS) and the town of Pamplin are launching an art contest to design, create and install a new LOVEWorks sculpture at the Pamplin Depot in Southside Virginia.  


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Pictured are vehicles of the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office at the Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department. The AVFD recognized its law enforcement partners on #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay, which was Jan. 9. AVFD appreciates the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia Stat…

The Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office on Monday asked the public for help on identifying these individuals pictured. The subjects are wanted for questioning for a recent burglary at Gator’s Grill in Gladstone. There is a $1,000 reward leading to their arrest. Calls can be directed to Invest…

At its Jan. 8 meeting, the Region 2000 Service Authority unanimously voted to authorize the retainer of attorney Jeremy Carroll to represent the Authority in a pending lawsuit regarding the distribution of excess revenue funds. The funds in question amount to more than $2.5 million. 

Mary Hinds, representing Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS) shared an update on the LOVE sign project at the Jan. 12 Pamplin town council meeting. 

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On Sunday, Concord Volunteer Fire Department (Company 13) responded to a brush fire that was threatening a structure. The department stated that the fire was quickly knocked down and the structure suffered only minimal damage. “Good work by everyone on scene,” the department stated.

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The Appomattox Town Council meeting Monday was short, running for approximately 15 minutes. There was little to report, but one item brought up was the town waiting on the status of a grant application. 

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Liberty University’s School of Business will officially launch a residential Humanitarian Aid specialization this spring, a unique 15-credit hour area of study that will equip students to assist vulnerable populations plagued by natural a…

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Professor of environmental sciences and sustainability Dr. David Perault will offer another free, online COVID-19 mapping workshop this month. “Mapping a Pandemic: Using Geospatial Technologies to Track and Understand the Spread of COVID-19” will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

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Beginning Monday, Jan. 25, and continuing for approximately 45 days, week-days and during daylight hours, Lynchburg Water Resources will work with a contractor to rehabilitate approximately 7,000 linear feet of sanitary/storm sewer pipes throughout the City via trenchless cured-in-place pipe…

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Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program now until Feb. 12. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservatio…

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.  

The lingering uncertainty surrounding the second round of stimulus payments creates the perfect storm for fraudsters trying to make a dishonest dollar. Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Western Virginia warns the area of scammers looking to steal economic impact payments. BBB offers tips …

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Former mayor of Pamplin City Bob Mitchell died on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Mitchell served as mayor of Pamplin from 2000 to 2014.

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Rain, snow and/or a combination of the two may result in difficult driving conditions for motorists beginning overnight tonight (Thursday, Jan. 7) into the early hours of Saturday, Jan. 9.

The Red House Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning on Red House Road in Campbell County.

For the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors, a new year calls for an organizational and administrative meeting. The board met on Monday, Jan. 4, to set the stage for conducting business in 2021.

After a year of unprecedented illness, election fatigue and social unrest, 2020 was a year many people want to put behind them. As 2021 arrives, the hope of better times to come begins almost immediately with the birth of one of the area’s newest citizens.

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Donna McCain recently provided Quilts of Valor for Captain Riley and Todd Roach, according to a post by American Legion Post 104 in Appomattox. McCain made this happen for Riley while he was here visiting his mother Sheila and Todd Roach.