2022-03-10 E-Edition

Juvenile missing from Amelia

The Amelia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 16-year-old female who was last seen Saturday (March 5) in Amelia. Kayla Shifflett is described as a white female, 5 feet, 5 inches in height, and weighing 130 pounds. Her hair is dyed blonde on top with black lower and cut short. Her eyes are brown. When last seen she […]

Harrison announces bid for school board

Applies for interim position

Amelia Monitor assistant editor Angela Harrison has announced she intends to be a candidate for the District 1 school board position in the special election in November. She has also applied to the school board to be selected as the interim school board member until that election. Mrs. Harrison is married to her longtime friend and high school classmate Page […]

School board to consider $24.5 million budget adoption

Topping the action agenda for the Amelia County School Board’s Monday (March 14) meeting is the consideration of the proposed FY ’23 budget. Along with this, the board will consider job descriptions and salary scales. At press time the school board was awaiting word from the state on its education budget but on Monday (Feb. 28) the schools held a […]

Supervisors to hear draft budget

The Amelia County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hear the draft budget for FY ’23 during its Wednesday (March 16) meeting. The presentation will be made by Finance Director Carla Cave. This presentation may include the proposed school budget which is scheduled to be approved by the school board on Monday (March 14). Earlier, the schools had proposed a […]


Dear Editor, This is a follow-up to last week’s letter. The idiom “perfect storm” is defined in Merriam- Webster Online Dictionary as “a critical or disastrous situation created by a powerful concurrence of factors”. As the horrific war in the Ukraine enters its 12th day reports are being confirmed depicting war crimes such as the deliberate killing of civilians, deliberate […]


The Wright Report

As we look ahead to the final week of the 2022 Virginia General Assembly session, it’s important to take pause and consider what it is we’re doing here in Richmond. With a global national security crisis unfolding in Ukraine, energy and other costs skyrocketing here in the United States, and bad policymaking impacting our daily lives in Virginia in ways […]


Cut to the Chase

Dear Friends and Supporters, With only six days remaining (as of Friday, March 4), the General Assembly is finally winding down. In addition to voting on the remaining House bills, the Chesterfield delegation has also been working diligently to interview and select judicial nominees for both the Circuit Court and the Juvenile Domestic Relations Court. We had well over 15 […]

Zentangle art classes at the Hamner library

The James L. Hamner Public Library will have a Zentangle art class at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 12). The instructor will join remotely, and attendees can participate at home or at the library. Any pen and paper may be used for the program, but kits will be available at the library through tomorrow (Friday, March 11), while supplies last. This […]

Amelia Day is back in May

Back on its normal Saturday before Mother’s Day, Amelia Day will be held Saturday, May 7 on the Amelia County Courthouse Square beginning at 9:30 a.m. This is Amelia County’s 287th birthday. “Most of the vendors who were at Amelia Day last October have already registered for this year’s May event,” said Amelia Day Committee Chairman Bekki Morris. “A limited […]