Famous writer will visit Appomattox

Dr. Otto Eisenschiml, well known scientist, writer and authority on the War Between the States, is making a tour of the battlefields of Virginia and will be in Appomattox on May 5, 1948. He has consented to meet with the Appomattox County Teachers, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and other interested people for an informal talk and discussion at the County Library. Dr. Eisenschiml was born in Vienna, Austria, but is an American citizen. He is the author of a number of books, the latest of which is “An American Iliad,” a history of the Civil War. 


Local man relates experience from Desert Storm

Matt Servis, of Appomattox, traveled to the Middle East in Operation Desert Storm, and described his experience in the April 25 edition of the Times Virginian. Servis served as Private First Class in the 82nd Airborne Division, stationed out of Fort Bragg, N.C. 


School system may link entire division by computer

The Appomattox County School Board discussed a technology plan that would link all four schools and one day allow a wide range of data sharing, Internet access and electronic mailing. 


Blue ribbons raise awareness of child abuse 

Blue ribbons from “The Blue Ribbon Campaign” and information cards were handed out to many members of the Appomattox community in April as part of the National Child Abuse Awareness Month campaign. Placemats in restaurants were also used to draw attention to the issue. 


Raider shortstop airlifted during practice

Josh Bradshaw, a shortstop for the Appomattox County High School varsity baseball team, was airlifted by Med-Flight to the emergency room after being hit in the head while pitching batting practice. Bradshaw briefly lost consciousness and feelings in his extremities, but later rejoined the Raiders after a full recovery. 


Confederate Museum gets Lee’s sword, uniform

Robert E. Lee’s sword and uniform was brought in as a centerpiece at the Appomattox branch of the Museum of the Confederacy. The sword was carried with Lee when he surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. 


ACA, New Covenant unite for tornado cleanup

Appomattox Christian Academy students teamed up with students from New Covenant School, of Lynchburg, to assist with cleaning debris around Central Baptist Church in Chap. The church was destroyed in the Feb. 24, 2016 tornado that caused extensive damage in Appomattox County. 

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