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At the Sept. 9 interim monthly meeting of the Appomattox County School Board, a decision was made regarding emergency COVID-19 sick leave for employees of the county’s school system.

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A man who is one of five people accused of allegedly having involvement in the Oct. 20, 2020 death of 45-year-old Bedford County resident Carlos L. Rose appeared via V-TEL video for a bond hearing Thursday in Appomattox County Circuit Court. 

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Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of one of the most impactful events in recent history: the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, commonly known as 9/11. American Legion Post 104 held a Day in Remembrance ceremony at Courthouse Square in Appomattox on Saturday morning, …

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On Thursday, Sept. 9, in Appomattox County Circuit Court, four suspects of a county murder that occurred in October 2020 were indicted by a grand jury. Two suspects had an additional charge added to their list of indictments.

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Leaders of both the Appomattox County Republican Committee and the Appomattox County Democratic Committee teamed up and made a joint statement endorsing the same candidate Saturday. The announcement took place at a meet and greet campaign event for A.R. Evans Jr. on Saturday afternoon at Abb…

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On Aug. 7, at a regular stated meeting, the members of Monroe No. 301 Masonic Lodge of Appomattox, along with the 25th Masonic District Deputy Grand Master Kenneth Fredrick, bestowed Past Master Larry Dean Whitehead with the Grand Lodge of Virginia’s 60-year award in Freemasonry.

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Horizon CEO Damien Cabezas recently announced his resignation from Horizon, effective Oct. 20. Cabezas became CEO on July 17, 2014.

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Appomattox for Equality announced Stanley Cobbs and Tromontez Booker as this year’s “Laptop for a Scholar” winners. The program started last year when Appomattox for Equality gifted an HP Pavilion laptop and a Microsoft Office subscription to a local student enrolled in a local college or un…

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Til the End of Time Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill shelter in Appomattox, has been operating for nearly nine years in this area. As an independent shelter, there is always an extra effort to raise funds for the needy animals that might not otherwise receive help.

The Piedmont Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing Friday, Sept. 10, at the Prince Edward Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium at 2750 Layne Street, Farmville, from 10 am. to 2 p.m. or until supplies run out.

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For nearly two decades, Vicki King of Appomattox has worked professionally with dogs, primarily teaching dog agility classes where dogs learn jumps and other show skills. This year, she has embarked on a new dog-related experience as the first foster home in Virginia for the Homes for Animal…

Businesses in Appomattox County are invited to participate in the first-ever Railroad-themed Window/Sculpture Decorating Contest. This contest will begin Sept. 7 and will run through Oct. 7, just days before the 2021 Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival. There is no cost to enter the contest.

Appomattox Town Council held a public hearing involving a street that only ever existed on paper at its Aug. 24 workshop meeting. It also heard from the town attorney an update about the town’s changed local election day. The director of public works provided an update during the session.

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DeVault Vineyard in Concord hosted the fourth annual Be Kind Music Festival this weekend. The three-day event brought music fans from as far away as North Carolina and Virginia Beach and showcased a number of local musicians.

The Appomattox County Republican Committee (ACRC) held a picnic Saturday with several guests in attendance, including Congressman Bob Good, a representative from Glenn Youngkin’s campaign for governor, and Appomattox’s own A.R. Evans, who is running for a spot on the Appomattox County Board …

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Three area bands rocked the stage Saturday evening, Aug. 28, at Courtland Festival Park in Appomattox in the First Annual Battle of the Bands. The prize: the winning band earns Saturday afternoon headliner act billing at the 2021 Railroad Festival.

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On Saturday, Aug. 28, with temperatures rising, more than 100 runners and walkers gathered at Bible Baptist Church for the Firetruck 5k and 1 Mile Walk.

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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) updated its COVID-19 Cases by Vaccination Status dashboard on Monday, Aug. 23, to more accurately represent the impact of vaccinations on infection rates in the commonwealth.

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The peak of the U.S. East Coast hurricane season extends from mid-August to late October. Severe weather may affect farms in a variety of ways, but the powerful winds and flooding rains of hurricanes can be disastrous for farmers, their families and livestock. VDACS encourages farmers to act…

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The Appomattox County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday, Aug. 16, addressing the Lynchburg Humane Society’s (LHS) lease agreement with the county. LHS sent a letter April 23 giving their 180-day notice that they will not renew their lease of the county humane society facility.

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The woods at the Wolfbane Performing Arts Center (on Country Club Road in rural Appomattox County) were ringing with the sounds of medieval melodies, cheering crowds and the buzz of conversation Saturday afternoon when approximately 600-700 visitors attended the eighth annual Wolfswood Faire.

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With temperatures rising and a last-minute band change, Bible Baptist Church in Appomattox sponsored a successful gospel concert Sunday at Courtland Festival Park to benefit the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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The Town of Appomattox administration reminds residents that water and sewer cutoffs will resume Sept. 1. Town Treasurer Kim Ray announced the reminder at the town council’s workshop meeting on Tuesday, reminding residents that payment arrangements are available.

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Calls for animals in vehicles in Appomattox County have been increasing. Appomattox County Animal Control Officers wanted to bring attention to how hot it can get inside a car, so they recently baked some cookies in the dash of a personal vehicle. The temperature was a high of 93 degrees, an…

The Appomattox County Board of Supervisors voted on a number of issues during its Aug. 16 meeting. The board also heard a presentation about the expansion of Firefly broadband services throughout the county.

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The Appomattox County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing teen.

As part of Gov. Ralph Northam’s ‘21-‘22 budget, G3 Scholarships at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) are now open and available to eligible students seeking certifications and degrees that will lead to an in-demand job.  G3 Scholarships cover tuition and fees for individuals who qual…

On Friday, Aug. 6, the Commonwealth graduated its 134th generation of Virginia State Troopers. The 40 new troopers were presented their diplomas during commencement exercises at 10 a.m. at the State Police Training Academy located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike in North Chesterfield County. Gov…

In the second meeting of a group of citizens working on opening the old Carver-Price School auditorium as a concert, event and arts center, the group met and approved an architect.