2022-10-27

2022-10-27 E-Edition

Innoculations for 2-legged and 4-legged citizens

Inoculation clinics for both people and animals were held last week in Amelia. Left, a little publicized COVID-19 and flu clinic was held by the Piedmont Health District (PHD) at the Amelia County High School on Thursday (Oct. 20) afternoon. Scott McDarmont receives a shot from Virginia Department of Health (VDH) nurse Chris Wright. The PHD reported 13 people received […]

Two break-ins reported on the same night

The Amelia County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scenes of two different break-ins in the early morning hours of Thursday (Oct. 20). At 2:05 a.m. deputies responded to an alarm going off at the Country Quick Stop convenience store at the intersection of Military Road (Rt. 153) and Five Forks Road (Rt. 38). Upon arrival they found a broken […]

Warned of possible shut-down

Supervisors defer consideration of juvenile detention center funding request

Although warned the state may shut down the Piedmont Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Farmville if renovations and HVAC replacement are not done, the Amelia County Board of Supervisors deferred a decision on the request for the county’s share, $467,000, of the $2.8 million project for the 20-year-old building during the board’s Wednesday (Oct. 19) meeting. Amelia County Administrator explained […]

Supervisors put Hindle building, tax relief on hold

Not yet ready to approve the release of budgeted funds for the renovation of the historic Hindle school building or tax relief for the elderly and disabled, the Amelia County Board of Supervisors put both requests on hold during the board’s Wednesday (Oct. 19) meeting. In the public comment section, Jay Griles, the head of the Hindle building committee, first […]

Sheriff’s office to hold drug take-back event

In cooperation with the DEA, the Amelia County Sheriff’s Office will conduct drug take-back stations at Amelia Pharmacy and Walgreens from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 29). Deputies will man the stations and accept unused and unwanted medications. No liquids, aerosols or needles will be accepted. The sheriff’s office also has a 24/7 drop box for medications […]

The Wright Report

IT’S TIME WE PUT COVID-19 IN OUR REVIEW MIRROR

Earlier this week, an advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted 15 to 0 to add the COVID vaccine to the Federal government’s “Vaccines for Kids” program. Despite reports to the contrary, the vote will not make the vaccine mandatory for Virginia students. First and foremost, the vote by the CDC does NOT make the COVID […]

ACGC holds free design workshop

Amelia County Garden Club staged a free hands-on autumnal floral design workshop for members as part of their regular October meeting. ACGC supplied containers, pre-soaked oasis and beautiful fresh cut dahlias, as well as some reeds and stems to help set lines and dimensions. Members brought fresh cut greenery and other floral elements such as grasses and berries to customize […]

Attorney general says COVID vaccine not required for schools

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares issued a statement last week following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) decision to include COVID-19 vaccine on the list of recommended immunizations for school and daycare children. The attorney general stated Virginia laws do not currently require that vaccine for students in public or private schools and childcare facilities. Mr. Miyares said the CDC’s […]

The Corner Book Shop

I Need A Little Christmas

As soon as fall hits and the world seems to be blanketed in orange and black, my thoughts turn to the upcoming holidays. I need a little Christmas… early! A favorite way to ‘get in the mood’ is cozying up with a Christmas novel. I picked up a used copy of Silent Night — a Christmas anthology to kick off […]