2022-06-16 E-Edition

School board hears 15 resignations; recognizes 2022 Hall of Fame inductee

On Monday (June 13) the Amelia County School Board held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting located in the Amelia County High School auditorium. The meeting was called to order at 5 p.m. and then entered closed session where board members discussed matters covered under Section 2.2-3711 of the code of Virginia, 1950 as amended, pertaining to discussion or consideration concerning […]

Supervisors discuss CIP projects

The Amelia County Board of Supervisors met with department heads and an engineer to discuss on-going, planned or proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects at a workshop meeting held Wednesday (June 8). The meeting was a continuation of the board’s May 18 meeting. Board Chairman David Felts (Dist. 1) noted the workshop was for supervisors to get an update on […]

Juneteenth holiday is observed on Monday; local celebration events are Saturday

President Biden signed legislation that made Juneteenth a federal holiday after the tragedy of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Since then, Juneteenth celebrations have increased across the nation, including events here in Amelia. One will be presented by the Russell Grove Association at 8701 Otterburn Road, Amelia, VA 23002 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (June 18) and is […]


The Wright Report

This week is likely to be an eventful one. Not only will the General Assembly receive the Governor’s amendments to the budget, the United States Supreme Court is expected to issue major rulings on abortion and guns, and the U.S. Senate has apparently reached a deal on a legislative response to the Uvalde tragedy. Budget Amendments We’re expecting a series […]

2022 Marshall Bullock Summer Reading Program Art Contest at the library

The James L. Hamner Public Library has an art contest for those under 18 as part of the Marshall Bullock Summer Reading Program. Creating art supports literacy because it allows the person to take what they are thinking and express it in a meaningful way. This process helps the brain learn to connect concepts, even when those concepts are expressed […]

Southern Titles

The Corner Book Shop

A friend recommended The Almost Sisters to me last month—a book that the woman’s guild at her church was reading. It is written by New York Times best-selling author Joshilyn Jackson, who resides in Atlanta. I ordered it and read it coverto cover in less than two days. It was that good! It tells the tale of two elderly ladies—lifetime […]

Sandra Handy

Sandra Handy, 75 of Amelia, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, June 11, 2022. Long known around Amelia and surrounding counties as the “Birthday Call Lady,” she was the widow of Douglas M. Handy Sr. and preceded in death by her son, Douglas M. “Butch” Handy Jr.; her parents, Roy A. and Florence B. Inge; brother, William A. “Bill” Inge; […]

Church News

Arbor Baptist Homecoming will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26 with guest vocalist Smokey Wilson. Bridging the Gap Ministries A free yard sale (all items are free) is from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday (June 25) at the Joe H. Paulette Memorial Recreation Park. Lunch will be served and a $50 gas card will be given away at […]

Fishing – The Rest of the Story

Sowing Seeds of Faith

My life was falling apart. I even considered quitting ministry. Peter after failing Jesus was ready to quit being a disciple and go back to fishing. At least he could do that right. Yet after fishing all night, hour after long tedious hour, he caught nothing. (from The Gospel of John chapter 21) But at dawn, a mysterious voice calls […]