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After 23 years of devoted and tireless service, Rev. Thomas “Tom” Barker, Sr. and wife Ada retired from Red Oak Baptist Church. 

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Two FFA members from the ACHS FFA chapter were recently crowned State FFA proficiency award winners. Bruce Jones and Thomas Wilson placed first in their areas of work. 

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The Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia (PSC) held the first of one of its annual Walk For Life events on Saturday, Sept. 3, starting at Courtland Festival Park.

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During the Monday, Sept. 19, meeting of the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors, a letter of request was presented by Ora McCoy, president of the Carver-Price Legacy Museum Executive Board, for the purpose of renewing or modifying the museum’s current lease agreement.

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Don’t let the word “senior” fool you. Although there were plenty of age-over-60 participants at the Good Neighbor Senior Fair on Sept. 20, the tempo was high-spirited and action-packed.

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Rocks Baptist Church in Pamplin enjoyed a successful 250th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 18, that featured a great turnout, remembrance of its history and a display of the church’s values.

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According to a local report, a man wearing a ski mask was approaching vehicles at the intersection of Route 26 (Oakville Road) and Route 60 (Anderson Highway) in Appomattox County late Sunday night.

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A rise in the cost of coal, natural gas and purchased power over the past year will increase the rate Virginia customers pay for electricity starting Nov. 1. 

Appomattox Town Council standing committee reports on Sept. 12 included a discussion from Town Manager Terry McGhee on an upcoming council retreat and town projects.

At the Town of Pamplin City Council meeting Sept. 13, the Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS) asked the council to match $4,080 PALS has raised toward a LOVE sign.

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The Southern Cruisers Riding Club of Virginia held their state rally in historical Appomattox on Aug. 5-7. The Appomattox Inn and Suites hosted the event that was represented by 10 chapters throughout the state of Virginia. About 90 members converged Friday night to kick the rally off.

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Mike Pence, 48th vice president of the United States, visited Liberty University (LU) in Lynchburg on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and delivered the address at Convocation. Convocation is a biweekly gathering of LU’s students for Christian worldview development.

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The Appomattox United Daughters of the Confederacy awarded scholarships to two of their Children of the Confederacy members for the 2022-2023 school year: Laural Williams, who will be attending Longwood College in Farmville, and Autumn Shook, who will be attending William and Mary College in…

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Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, a graduate of Appomattox County High School,  has spent her entire career blazing new trails. Before joining The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 2020, she was the first Black woman to serve as Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Public …

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According to reports from multiple media outlets, the name of Appomattox County Board of Supervisors member John F. Hinkle, who represents the Falling River District, appeared on a leaked membership list of the Oath Keepers group that has garnered attention for its alleged role in the Jan. 6…

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On Sunday morning at 9 a.m., the local American Legion Post 104 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9855 honored the 2,996 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the United Airlines Flight 93 airplane that crash…

Man accused of shooting gun while on meth given $50K bond

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American Legion Post 104 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9855 will host a ceremony at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Veterans Wall of Honor in front of the Appomattox Court House on Court Street to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the country.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 30, Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) hosted a special awards ceremony at which fifth grader Alex Dunnam and sixth grader Adrienne Eagle learned that they became state winners in American Legion Auxiliary’s essay contest.

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The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a suspect in the case of a homicide that took place on Monday along Leesville Road. The victim has been identified as Jason Marcus, 40, of Appomattox.

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Jason Marcus, 40, of Appomattox County, was found dead behind the wheel of a vehicle on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5) in Campbell County, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

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On Aug. 27, a coalition of minority leaders gathered in Lynchburg to voice their support for 5th District Congressman Bob Good, who represents Appomattox County.

Appomattox Town Manager Terry McGhee said he received a call Aug. 23, the day of the Appomattox Town Council meeting, from Jamie Gillespie, director of economic development for the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, to inform him of updates in doing business at the site of the old Thomasv…

The White House released the following information last Wednesday about a three-part plan that President Joe Biden announced to cancel $10,000 of student debt for low-to middle-income borrowers: