Female Driver Loses Her Life In Amelia Crash
AMELIA — An Amelia Court House resident died in a traffic crash here on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 23. The crash occurred at approximately 11:10 p.m., on Genito Road, according to Virginia State Police. A 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora driven by Victoria D. Williams, 39, of Amelia Court House, was traveling westbound on Genito Road when the vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a 2017 Lexus LS driven by Michael D. Wright, 43, of Flowery Branch, Ga., and struck the vehicle head on.
Lifelong congregation members speak out after fire destroys Amelia County church
Lifelong members of the 'Promise Land Baptist Church' are speaking out after tragedy struck the nearly 100-year-old church during the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 5
‘Unbelievable’: Community members heartbroken after fire destroys Amelia church
AMELIA COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Smoke fills the air above piles of rubble surrounding what’s left of the brick walls of Promise Land Baptist Church after a fire tore through the building early Tuesday morning. Shortly before 2 a.m. early Tuesday morning, volunteer firefighters were called to the church...
Parking lot in Amelia Court House area will close, vehicles to be towed
The Virginia Department of Transportation will close a parking lot in the Amelia County Court House area on Tuesday.
CREWE TOWN WORKERS — A thank-you
Note is merited by workers of the Town of Crewe who braved cold temperatures last week to decorate the downtown. They brought good cheer to the season, and it is hoped residents, if they know these invaluable workers, will express thanks to them. We appreciate the workers for always being there for us.
Chorale Sets Holiday Concerts In Crewe And Farmville
“Blessed Wonder Holy Joy,” title of this year’s Christmas concert series by the Commonwealth Chorale of Virginia, spans seasons of holiday style from from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ to Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas.’ Concerts will be held December 9, at Crewe United Methodist Church, 607 E. Georgia Street, Crewe; and December 10, at Farmville United Methodist Church, 212 High Street, Farmville. Both concerts will begin at 4 p.m.
Former Supervisor Bowen May Become County Administrator
NOTTOWAY — County supervisors, meeting behind closed doors here last Thursday night, November 30, reportedly to discuss hiring of a new county administrator, did not announce a choice and instead continued their deliberations until this Thursday, December 7. The meeting was held against a backdrop of rumors that former...
It Takes SEC, Cooperatives To Light A Village
CREWE — For the past 60 years, lineworkers and others from America’s electric cooperatives have volunteered to participate in mission trips around the globe to improve quality of life through the gift of electricity, thanks to coordination efforts by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association — NRECA International. The destination of this year’s United We Light trip was Santa Isabel in the Ixcán region of Guatemala, just miles from the southern border of Mexico.
Virginia woman stops at store for a soda, wins $100,000 lottery prize
A Virginia woman stopped at a convenience store to buy a soda and ended up winning $100,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket.
Prince Edward, Buckingham schools get help with security funding
FARMVILLE – In October 2022, Prince Edward County residents were asked to give their thoughts. What did they want to see change with the schools? What would make them feel better about their children’s safety? One of the most requested changes involved door security at all entry points. In the wake of school shootings across […] The post Prince Edward, Buckingham schools get help with security funding appeared first on Farmville.
Champion Ponytails To Be Christmas Parade Grand Marshals
CREWE —The Town of Crewe announced that the Nottoway Ponytails 2023 World Series Champions will be the grand marshals for this year’s Crewe Christmas Parade. Additionally, Mike Montecalvo with Crewe Cares, a local nonprofit, will serve as the honorary parade marshal. The Nottoway Ponytails won the 2023 Dixie...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Blackstone as of 2023-12-06. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Wreaths to adorn graves and honor veterans in Amelia County over the holiday
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services will hold a holiday wreath laying event in Amelia County as part of an honoring ceremony with other Virginia veteran cemeteries.
Local Breaking News: Church Burns Down in Amelia County, Teacher Charged with Assault in Chesterfield, House Explosion in Arlington, and Update on Deadly Train Crash in Handover
Tune into NBC 12 News Now for the latest updates on local breaking news. Today's headlines include a devastating church fire in Amelia County, a Chesterfield teacher charged with assault, a house explosion in Arlington, and new details on last week's tragic train accident in Handover.
Daughters contribute to library
Each year, on or around Oct. 11, the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, donates children’s books about the Revolutionary War to the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. This date is significant, since 133 years ago, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was founded to perpetuate the memory of […] The post Daughters contribute to library appeared first on Farmville.
Pickren honored by Touchdown Club
Hampden-Sydney College senior All-American safety and team captain Will Pickren has been selected as the State Small College Defensive Back of the Year. The small college division includes all NCAA Division II, III/ NAIA/USCAA/NCCAA level football programs in Virginia. This is the second time in three years that Pickren has earned the honor, given by […] The post Pickren honored by Touchdown Club appeared first on Farmville.
Lunenburg County sheriff’s race still not over, recount set
Almost a month after this year’s election, we still don’t have an official winner in the Lunenburg County sheriff’s race. After challenger Michael Fowlkes issued a complaint about the process, he then requested and was granted a recount. We now know when that’ll happen. According to Lunenburg County Registrar Carolyn Parsons, the recount will be […] The post Lunenburg County sheriff’s race still not over, recount set appeared first on Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch.
Holiday celebrations begin in Amelia
(Above, left) Santa makes his annual first official appearance in the Amelia Christmas Parade held Saturday (Dec. 2). (Above) The Amelia Christmas Craft Show, sponsored by the Amelia County Christmas Parents, also held Saturday before the parade, attracted lots of vendors and Christmas shoppers. (Left) Facepainting, food, Christmas caroling, a movie and other activities on the court house square followed the annual parade. See additional photos and story, pages 8, 9 and 16.
Community Resilience and the Loss of Historic Promise Land Baptist Church
The small town of Amelia County, Virginia, recently experienced a profound loss when the historic Promise Land Baptist Church was engulfed in flames early on a Tuesday morning. Established in 1925, the church was more than a building; it was a vital part of the community's fabric, holding decades of memories and serving as a symbol of unity and faith. The fire, which blazed despite the efforts of volunteer firefighters who responded to the scene before 2 a.m., left the congregation without their sacred space, evoking a deep sense of sorrow among the members and the wider community.
Moton Legacy Scholarship recipient has deep local roots, passion for helping people
For many Longwood students, Prince Edward’s consequential civil rights history, including the 5-year closing of the county’s public schools in response to court-ordered desegregation, is something they learn about only after arriving on campus. But not Jocelyn Watson ’24—her family lived that history. Watson’s paternal grandparents...