2022-05-26 E-Edition

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The Amelia County High School Class of 2022 lost more than a year of being together in a normal setting due to the school’s pandemic measures including shortened in-person weeks, one-way hallways and no cafeteria. Other activities the students were used to participating in were missing and the Class of ’22 only resumed what is the normal high school experience […]

Supervisors table solar farm permit

Although the Amelia County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance which will allow the county to collect a portion of revenue from future solar energy facilities at its Wednesday (May 18) meeting, the board deferred a decision on the Special Exception Permit for Amelia Energy Facility LCC’s solar farm planned for the Jetersville area. A siting agreement for the solar […]

Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia to host annual Memorial Day Ceremony Monday

The Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday (May 30). The public is invited and encouraged to attend this tribute to honor and remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation. It is recommended and requested that attendees plan to arrive at 9:30 a.m. […]


Other Voices

Dear Editor, I want to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the Amelia County Board of Supervisors for reducing the Personal Property Tax rate in this year’s budget. A seldom recognized result of our struggling economy is the tremendous increase in the value of used vehicles. Our board was aware of this increase and recognized what a burden […]


Wayne’s Wisdom

At this writing TV doctor Dr. Mehmet Oz is in a tight Republican primary race to determine who will be that party’s nomination for the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat in November. I have information from an almost totally reliable source (me) that Dr. Oz has as his ultimate goal the Presidency. Once elected President, he will use his position to […]


The Wright Report

The report Governor Youngkin ordered on his first day in office is in, and the results aren’t pretty. Said simply, Virginia has maintained an illusion of student achievement by easing standards and moving the goalposts on what constitutes adequate learning. The result is that kids are being left behind, even while their parents think they’re getting a solid education. Last […]

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the library

The James L. Hamner Public Library’s podcast, Connections, recently spoke with Kristi Dunn and Kristen Madden from The History Museum in South Bend, Ind. South Bend was home to the South Bend Blue Sox, a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), and Ms. Dunn and Ms. Madden talk about the AAGPBL from a perspective not usually seen […]

Manning Food Pantry distributes food Saturday

The G. W. Manning Food Pantry, located at Liberty Baptist Church, 12901 Genito Road, in Amelia will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday (May 28).

Visit Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park for Memorial Day weekend remembrance and celebrations

Join Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park for a day of remembrance at the annual Memorial Day program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (May 28). This year there will be a special service at the visitor center at 2 p.m. in memory of those who have served in the armed forces. The program will include special music, a […]