2022-09-08 E-Edition

Hanover man found guilty of 1996 murder of Amelia woman

A Hanover County man now faces sentencing for the 1996 murder of Amelia resident Linda Lunsford whose body has never been found. According to reports, the Chesterfield County jury found John Harvey Howard, 63, guilty of the first-degree murder of his former girlfriend and Walmart co-worker on Friday (Sept. 2) after a week-long trial. The court had originally scheduled the […]

New 4-H Extension agent hopes to re-instate livestock club

Amelia County has long been without a 4-H Livestock Club but Extension 4-H Agent L.K. Mondrey has plans to re-establish the club with an informational meeting scheduled for Tuesday (Sept. 13) in the James L. Hamner Public Library’s meeting room beginning at 6 p.m. Mrs. Mondrey said she grew up in Nottoway County participating in most 4-H activities including shooting […]

School board to consider MOUs

There are several MOUs (memorandums of understanding) or agreements to be considered by the Amelia County School Board (ACSB) at its meeting on Monday (Sept. 12). On the agenda, the ACSB is scheduled to consider MOUs with Elk Hill school, SISNA, Marymount University and Brightpoint (formerly John Tyler) Community College. In addition the board will consider a “partnership affiliation document” […]

August was wet and warm

While August, 2022 temperatures never reached the three-digit mark, they were plenty warm and there were 11 days when rain was recorded, making the month hot and humid. The highest daytime temperature for August was 94 degrees but that was recorded as the high on Aug. 5,11 and 12 with seven more days when the thermometer hit 90 or above. […]


Reader’s Views

Dear Editor: Last month, Amelia’s planning commission took action limiting the property rights of residents and the economic growth potential of the county. The county rules governing solar projects moved forward with some troublesome restrictions on Amelia landowners’ rights to use their property how they see fit. Although supervisors unanimously approved a utility scale solar facility in July that will […]


The Wright Report

It’s not complicated – schools should not keep secrets about their children from parents. Full stop. Yet Fairfax County continues to push policies that will keep parents in the dark should their children decide to change their names or their gender identity at school. Fox News has reported that new training materials provided to teachers show that students can change […]


Wayne’s Wisdom

There are three names of months which are also English words with meanings which have no relation to the month. Did you know that the abbreviation of one of the 12 months is also an English language word in itself, the meaning of which also has no relation to the month? Answer: The three months which are also English words […]

Virginia War Memorial to host Commonwealth’s Patriot Day Ceremony

The Commonwealth’s Patriot Day Ceremony will be held Monday, (Sept. 12) at 11 a.m. in the Heilman Amphitheater at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. Former Virginia Governor James S. Gilmore will be the keynote speaker. This annual ceremony will commemorate the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon […]

Starfield exploration with the Crewe Astronomy Club at High Bridge

The Camp Paradise Access at High Bridge Trail State Park and the center of High Bridge will be the locations for a September sky program, beginning at 7 p.m. and concluding around 9 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 17). From a point high above the Appomattox River’s floodplain, visitors can explore the cosmos from High Bridge with the Crewe Astronomy Club. Members […]