In its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 19, the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors learned about a possible case of election fraud, heard an update on the high school renovations, and decided on a public hearing about the humane society.

During the supervisor concerns portion of the board of supervisors’ meeting, Piney Mountain District Supervisor Watkins Abbit Jr. spoke about an election campaign investigation in an effort to “set the record straight and to stop rumors.”

Abbit explained that for many years and through numerous election cycles, he has always obtained copies of the candidates’ petitions from the registrar’s office. (Each candidate must obtain a certain number of signatures on a petition in order to qualify to appear on the ballot for the election).

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