2024-02-29 E-Edition

Did an Amelia slave woman work on the Underground Railroad?

In October 2023, The Amelia Bulletin Monitor and the Amelia Historical Society received e-mails from Kristina Lockwood, from Columbia, Md. She researched a, “woman named Vina, who was an enslaved woman, who is named in an Ohio State University database as an 1853 homicide victim, which is accurate, but a statement in the database entry leads me to recognize her […]

Supervisors reject draft ordinance amendment

The Amelia County Board of Supervisors left county officials scratching their heads on how to proceed with a proposed ordinance amendment which was rejected by the board during its Wednesday (Feb. 21) meeting. Earlier county Community Development Director Brady Deal had informed the planning commission he had discovered a loophole in the family division (family cuts) provision of the zoning […]

March ALF to feature supervisors’ chairman

Amelia County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman David Felts (Dist. 1) will be the featured guest at the Amelia Leadership Forum (ALF) on Thursday, March 14. After being re-elected to the District 1 seat in November, 2023, Chairman Felts was again selected by the board in January to serve another term as chairman. He will tell a bit about his background, […]

Four board members announce simultaneous town halls

During its Feb. 21 meeting, Amelia County Board of Supervisors Chairman David Felts announced that four district town halls would be held simultaneously beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday (March 9). Mr. Felts will host the District 1 town hall at the Company 5 (Paineville) Fire Station on Fowlkes Bridge Road. Vice-Chairman Dexter Jones will host the District 2 town hall […]

Applications now open for the Dept. of Forestry’s 76th Camp Woods and Wildlife

Do you know how to identify a dogwood? By its bark. What kind of tree fits in your hand? A palm tree. Ok, no more forest puns…we can’t “bear” it. If you’re still reading this…applications are now open for the 76th annual Camp Woods and Wildlife to be held June 17 through 21 at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center […]

Local Author Talk March 2 at the library

Join the James L. Hamner Public Library and Dr. Melina G. McCall for a local author talk from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday (March 2)! Dr. McCall is an author and rural large animal veterinarian in Virginia. Her book, Driving Home Naked: and Other Misadventures of a Country Veterinarian is described as “a wild ride with Dr. Melina as she […]

AAseniorAmanda Carwile delivers Chapel Talk

“When you worry about your future, you can’t focus on the joy that you have in your life right now,” said Amanda Carwile in her Chapel Talk, delivered Tuesday (Feb. 20). She highlighted the impact that Amelia Academy has had in her life and paid tribute to the friends and family who have helped her “focus on the joy.” Amanda […]

Montague scholarship accepting applications

Applications for the Nicholas Spencer Montague Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted through April 1, 2024. The scholarship is open to all graduating students at Amelia County High School and to all graduating high school students affiliated with the United Baptist Protective Association and Allied Bodies of Amelia, Nottoway, and Prince Edward County (UBPA). Applications may be obtained from the […]

ACMS Basketball Teams continue shoe drive fundraiser for the athletic department

Amelia County Middle School Basketball Teams are conducting a shoe drive fundraiser until Friday (March 8), to raise funds for the athletic department. ACMS Basketball Teams will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. These dollars will benefit the […]