The Appomattox County Militia was asked by the Appomattox Historical Society to help at their annual Oyster Festival fundraiser that was held at the DeVault Winery last Saturday.

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If you go past 1848 Church Street in Appomattox, you may notice a fresh new look. The address is the site of Venue 1848.

Piney Mountain District Supervisor Watkins Abbitt announced at the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday that he won’t run for re-election this year.

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This evening at approximately 6:40 p.m., an SUV veered off the road and wrecked at the 300-block of Pumping Station Road in Appomattox. 

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Centra announced plans to sell its four long-term care and skilled nursing facilities to Cascade Capital Group with operations through Hill Valley Health-care and its Life Plan Community to LifeSpire of Virginia.

Wolfbane Productions is officially reopen following a successful relaunch this past weekend with “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig.


The American Civil War Museum’s site in Appomattox welcomed the museum’s new President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Rob Havers.

Pictured is Appomattox resident Carl Miller standing next to a very tall sunflower in 2019. The sunflower is the state flower of Miller’s home state, Kansas.

Virginia author Robin Traywick Williams (grew up in Lynchburg, MFA from Hollins) has published The Last Romantic War, a narrative work of non-fiction which she spent 20 years researching and writing, that centers on her father’s service in Burma during WWII and her parents’ wartime romance b…

Appomattox County Sheriff Donald Simpson (center) was presented with three medical bags with $500 worth of medical supplies by Marty White (left), an officer of the Appomattox County Militia. Also shown is Major Robbie Richardson of the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office. The militia, along …

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Officials with the Lynchburg Regional Vaccination Center, located in the Candlers Station Shopping Center, announced the opening of a new telephone bank that will assist Central Virginia residents in obtaining appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Dr. Kerry Gateley, health director for the Central Virginia Health District (CVHD), shared with Lynchburg officials recently that the CVHD is now in Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccinations. 

The Adult and Career Education of Central Virginia Program (ACE) provides the opportunity for all adults to improve their education, employment skills and career path goals.

The upcoming summer school program was one of the topics discussed at the March 25 meeting of the Appomattox County School Board.

 The 2021-22 fiscal year budget of the Appomattox County Public School District was approved at the March 25 meeting of the school board and forwarded Friday to Appomattox County Administrator Susan Adams for county review.


With it being Autism Awareness month, local mom Sherry Klinedinst thought it would be fitting to share her family’s positive experience with the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Department in serving her family.

First-time unemployment claims in the Lynchburg area reached their highest level in two months, just as it reached the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. 


Cameron Faulkner Fleshman, 46, of Appomattox, was convicted on three probation violations and sentenced to serve four months in jail with three months of time already served counting toward the sentence.

Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) officials have announced a plan to produce two virtual graduation ceremonies during the month of May.  One is for the college’s Class of 2020 graduates and the second will be for this year’s Class of 2021 graduates.

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  

Central Virginia Health District (CVHD) entered COVID-19 vaccination Phase 1c on March 25. The transition was made following “statements from our central office, feedback from major vaccinators in the district, and our own internal analyses,” said CVHD Health Director Kerry Gateley, MD, MPH. 

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Discussion of the fiscal 2022 budget for the Town of Appomattox continued in the town council’s March 23 workshop meeting.

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After much deliberation and several meetings, Appomattox County’s budget for fiscal 2022 was finalized on Monday, March 29, at the final budget meeting. Now all that remains is for the budget to be duly advertised for a public hearing.

In the Appomattox Town Council workshop meeting March 23, three organizations presented requests to the council for Community Agency Funding in 2022: Appomattox Tourism Committee, Appomattox Chamber of Commerce and the Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival. They also reported to the council …

As the number of COVID-19 cases within Appomattox County and the Appomattox County Public Schools system decline, virtual students are being encouraged to return to in-person learning to the degree that classroom space allows.

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Kevin Turner, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 ALL-SERVICE announced Tuesday that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized Appomattox sales affiliate Michelle Ford with the CENTURY 21 2020 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award.