2022-06-23 E-Edition

Supervisors again defer decision on solar farm

The Amelia County Board of Supervisors once again deferred a decision on Amelia Energy Facility LLC’s (Torch Clean Energy) application for A Special Exception Permit allowing the company to construct a solar farm in the Jetersville area during the board’s Wednesday (June 15) meeting. The request was deferred at the May 18 board meeting to allow board members to study […]

BZA meets to organize and discuss local business’ zoning appeal

On Friday (June 17), the Amelia County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) held a meeting at the County Administration Building Conference Room. The majority of the meeting was devoted to the appeal of Sandi Woody’s wayside business, “Knot Too Shabby,” located at 9700 Glebe Lane. Since, the BZA only meets as necessary, it had to deal with some organizational items […]

Amelia Angels head to state

The District 5 Dixie All Star Softball Tournament for Belles (ages 13 to 15) and Angels (ages 9 to 10) was held in Powhatan Friday (June 17) through Monday (June 20). The Amelia County Parks and Recreation Dixie All Star Angels were undefeated in five games to clinch the Championship and will represent the district in the Virginia Dixie Softball […]


The Wright Report

Oh, Happy Day It took longer than usual, but on June 17 the General Assembly passed the Commonwealth’s biennial budget for 2022- 2024. Gov. Youngkin signed HB 29 and HB 30 on Tuesday (June 21), in a public ceremony. The final budget, while not perfect, makes significant strides in areas that Virginians told us they wanted to see improved. Not […]


Wayne’s Wisdom

You may have read the legal notice in last week’s Monitor of DOLGEN LLC’s (Dollar General Store) application for an ABC license to sell wine and beer off-premises, which included the address of the new store in Jetersville. It struck me as somewhat ironic that a store selling wine and beer would be located at 5851 DRUNKARD ROAD. I was […]

2022 Marshall Bullock Summer Reading Program presents Victor Haskins & SKEIN

On Tuesday (June 14) the James L. Hamner Public Library presented Richmond-based composer and musician Victor Haskins & SKEIN as part of the 2022 Marshall Bullock Summer Reading Program held at Amelia Presbyterian Church. The church allowed for use of its facility, which has better acoustics than the library’s program room. The Friends of the James L. Hamner Library provided […]

Arrive Alive, Virginia

Your health matters

The Virginia Strategic Highway Safety Plan, “Arrive Alive,” five-year update is underway. The plan is updated every five years and focuses on the vision, mission, and goal for fatalities and serious injuries that link directly to Virginia’s Toward Zero Deaths initiative that is supported on the national level by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal […]

Horace Murray Montague, Sr.

Horace Murray Montague, Sr. 62, departed this life at his residence Tuesday, June 14, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Smith Montague; three sons, Horace Murray Montague, Jr. (Latoya Scott), Donte` Terrell Montague (Yolanda), and Darrell Cornelius Ford, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A public viewing was held at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home from […]

Church News

Amelia Baptist (Rice) Homecoming services begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 3. There will be no afternoon service. Revival services begin July 5 with Pastor Vatell Allen of New Hope Baptist Church along with the Mothers and Daughters Gospel Singers. On July 6, Pastor Anthony Ray and Little Union Baptist Church are the guests. pastor Herman West and Union Branch […]