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Partial solar eclispe seen in Amelia

Amelia County was treated to the rare view of a partial eclipse Monday (April 8) as the moon passed in front of the sun. Amelia County Public Schools employees at the Russell Grove administration building donned the glasses issued by the school division to witness the sight. ACPS students also received the special eye-wear as well as given instructions on... READ MORE >

Parent complains of lack of discipline at schools

A parent listed a multitude of injuries sustained by her son over the years at Amelia County Elementary School during the school board meeting’s public comment period Monday (April 8). The mother said her child had been kicked, slapped, choked and pushed against a wall, among other assaults, but, with over $100,000 in salaries, the schools had not given the... READ MORE >

Sheriff’s office seeks suspect

Amelia County residents were awakened early Saturday (April 6) morning by a red alert on their cellphones from the sheriff’s office asking them to be on the lookout for a man described as being considered “armed and dangerous.” According to Sheriff Ricky Walker, the alert was the result of a routine traffic stop near Cable Lane (F-648) at 1:10 a.m.... READ MORE >

ALF to hear about library park project

Residents are invited to hear about the plans for a play park to be constructed behind the James L. Hamner Public Library during the Amelia Leadership Forum (ALF) meeting today (Thursday, April 11). Library Director Katrina Spears will discuss plans for the park, which will include provision for parents to relax while their children play on the playground equipment, at... READ MORE >

WHY NOT ALLOW RENTING?

Recently the planning commission recommended the supervisors deny a request for a permit which would allow a prospective buyer to have three inhabited houses on one parcel. The main reason for this recommendation appears to be that the prospective buyer wants to renovate all three structures, live in one and rent out the other two. The planning commission cited other... READ MORE >

READER THANKS UNKNOWN BENEFACTOR

Dear Editor: We live in troubled times. So much angst and hatred in the world, nowa days. Sometimes we are totally taken by surprise when something out of the blue and wonderful happens to us. I belong to the Amelia Red Hatters and we meet once a month for fellowship and sisterhood. We went to Red Lobster last month for... READ MORE >

Supervisors to continue budget discussion; consider special event and exception permits

On the Amelia County Board of Supervisors’ agenda for its Wednesday, April 17 meeting is continued budget discussion, four special event permits and a public hearing for a special exception permit for a second dwelling on the same parcel. The special event permit requests include those for the Walk For Life event on Sept. 14; truck pulls on June 22... READ MORE >

Earth Day celebration at Sailor’s Creek April 20

In commemoration of Earth Day, learn about how native plants benefit pollinators and how to grow and care for them from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday (April 20). Native plants from the region, free literature, and ranger-guided walks to the pollinator garden will be available throughout the day. The Friends of Sailor’s Creek Battlefield will host a native plant... READ MORE >

Teen Movie Night is tomorrow at the library By Librarian Baylee Hughes

The Hamner Public Library is hosting a Teen Movie night on the Library Lawn tomorrow (Friday, April 12). This screening of a Studio Ghibli film is sponsored by the Friends of the James L. Hamner Public Library. Bring your own chair or blanket for seating. The movie will be projected on a blow-up screen outside behind the Library. If the... READ MORE >

Open Arms Day Center to host June Sock Hop

The Open Arms Day Center will host a Sock Hop from 4 to 8 p.m. June 22 at the War Memorial Building (parks and rec. gym). “We hope everyone comes out for an evening of dancing, food and fun. We will be playing ‘oldies but goodies,’ and have photos, games and prizes,” said Open Arms Day Center owner Julieanne Booker... READ MORE >