2022-03-31 E-Edition

Double the Gold?

Amelia residents were treated to a very brillant, but short-lived double rainbow Saturday (March 26) morning when it appeared briefly in the western sky before it disappeared in a short rain shower. The phenomena did not remain long enough for anyone to discover if a double rainbow meant twice as much gold at its end.

Driver dies in Monday crash

The driver of a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, Terry Selman, of Amelia, died at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on N. Lodore Road (Rt. 36) Monday (March 28). Virginia State Police Trooper Jason Walker said the crash occurred at approximately 12:03 p.m. when the westbound Dodge met an eastbound 2013 Western Star road tractor hauling an empty […]

Supervisors hear wanted departmental increases

Every department head appearing before the Amelia County Board of Supervisors at their continued meeting for a budget workshop held Wednesday (March 23) requested increases in their FY ’23 budget for employees’ salary raises, new personnel, and/or new equipment. According to county Finance Director Carla Cave, if granted, the additions would add $505,447 to the $43,493,499 FY ’23 budget she […]

Planning commission defers decision on solar farm

After a marathon two and a half hour session Monday (March 28) the Amelia County Planning Commission decided to defer a decision on a request from Amelia Energy Facility LLC for a Special Exception Permit to permit the construction of a solar farm on 1,103 acres off West Creek Road (Rt. 607). The acreage has been reduced from the earlier, […]

Former Amelia resident’s name on list for fort’s renaming

The name of former Amelia resident Van T. Barfoot (Col., U.S. Army) is one of 87 possibilities for the renaming of Fort Pickett in nearby Nottoway County. A federal naming commission received 34,000 suggestions for renaming the fort, which appears to have been named after a Confederate general, although The Monitor has been informed it was actually named after the […]


The Wright Report

Glenn Youngkin, Governor of Virginia, issued a proclamation on March 23 summoning the members of the Senate and the House of Delegates to meet in Special Session commencing on Monday, April 4, 2022, for the purpose of the completion of the 2023-2024 biennial budget and unfinished legislation. When we adjourned Sine Die on March 12, there was a great deal […]


Wayne’s Wisdom

Recently I heard on the news President Biden was warning of the possibility Russian Premier Putin could order a cyber attack on the U.S. if we interfered with his Ukrainian conquest attempt. If Putin did so, we should retaliate by saying nasty things about him on Facebook. That’ll show him!


In Our View

It is with our deepest regret that the name of the accident victim was released prior to next of kin notification by the Virginia State Police. Historically, following a fatal crash, Virginia State Police does not release identifying information to the press until after the next of kin has been notified. Monitor staff spoke to the Virginia State Police and […]

Booklist feature available to library users

The James L. Hamner Public Library curates booklists to help readers finds books with similar topics. To find the booklists, readers should go to the library’s online catalog, look for the green “What’s Hot” header in the middle right of the page, then click on the “Booklists” tab. Booklists are added and edited throughout the year, so readers are encouraged […]