Book penned about Appomattox surrender 

At last a book has been written on what happened at Appomattox, site of the surrender at the close of the War between the States. The book is titled, “It Happened at Appomattox” by Mary Louise Gulls, a long-time resident of the historic Virginia community and a well-known student of Southern history. The book is an interesting account of what happened that fateful April 9, 1865. The author, in a delightful vein, tells many historical, humorous and whimsical stories about the neighborhood, the homes and the famous men who lived there. 


Times Virginian lowers newsstand price

You talk, we listen, because we care. The Times Virginian rolled back its newsstand price from 50 cents to 35 cents per copy. The price reduction comes in response to the wishes of readers after prices went up the previous year in anticipation of higher production and mailing costs. 


Architect hired for renovation projects

The Appomattox County School Board hired architectural firm Fauber and Associates to study renovations to the elementary school for its estimated $3.7 million project.


Softball field named after Martin

Appomattox County High School honored local resident Louise Martin by naming the softball field after her. Martin spent many years in the school system as a teacher and coach, and her long-distance running ability, even at an elderly age, made her an iconic figure in Central Virginia. 


Student receives award, letter from U.S. President 

Appomattox County High School freshman Mandi Dolan received the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award and a letter from President George W. Bush commending her for her more than 100 hours of community service. 


ACHS using new attendance system

Appomattox County High School has been using a new attendance tracking system aimed at improving school security. The system requires all students to scan identification cards upon entering the school. 



Student raises funds to upgrade Pamplin playground

Appomattox County High School student Sean Murray accomplished his goal of raising funds to refurbish equipment at the old Pamplin Elementary School playground by raising $4,500, which was $500 more than his original goal. 

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