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Alleghany’s Garrett Via protects the ball from Appomattox’s De’Montay Fleshman last night. (Photo courtesy Paige Dingler/Lynchburg News & Advance) High School Football – Appomattox County 40, Alleghany 12. The Raiders ended the season for the Mountaineers Thursday night at Bragg Stadium in Appomattox with a first round Class 2, Region C playoff win. Appomattox ledtherecorderonline.com
Friday Sports Roundup
Alleghany senior Baron Leitch won the Region C singles crown Friday at Virginia Tech. (Photo courtesy Seth Davis) Alleghany’s Carlee Lanford scored four goals in Friday’s soccer tournament match against Appomattox. (Recorder photo by Gavin Dressler) Baseball — Grayson County 5, Covington 4. The Cougars battled the Blue Devils in a Class 1, Region Ctherecorderonline.com
Five people charged in connection with 2020 murder appear in Appomattox court
The group was arrested after human remains belonging to 45-year-old Carlos Rose were discovered inside a burned-out SUV near the intersection of Forbes Road and State Park Road, which is in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest.
WATCH: Appomattox clinches Region 2C title with 27-21 win over Glenvar
Appomattox beat Glenvar on Saturday 27-21 to win the Region 2C title and advance to the Class 2 State Semifinals. The Raiders got a pair of touchdowns from Jonathan Pennix and a 46-yard FG from Tye Robertson in the win. Appomattox moves to 11-1 on the season, as the are seeking their sixth state title in seven years. Glenvar finishes the season at 11-2.
Anyone living in Lynchburg or its surrounding counties can now make a COVID vaccine appointment
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Anyone living inside the Central Virginia Health District that’s interested in making an appointment to be vaccinated for COVID-19 can now do so. On Tuesday, health leaders announced that the district, which covers Lynchburg, as well as Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell counties, has opened its phonebank to anyone living in those areas. Callers will receive an email that will allow them to complete the necessary information and make an appointment to receive their vaccination. For those making appointments, the health district asks that you not arrive earlier than 20 minutes before your appointment time. The health district is also asking for volunteers, both medical and non-medical.
Frontline farmers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
Agricultural groups like the Virginia Farm Bureau know farmers are essential workers, and they are supporting efforts to get them vaccinated against COVID-19. “Our nation’s food supply depends on farmers’ and frontline agricultural workers’ ability to work safely,” said Ben Rowe, national affairs coordinator for Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. Despite swift implementation of best practices and state and federal guidance in the fields and processing facilities, the agricultural workforce remains at heightened risk of infection, as do the frontline critical-risk workers.”AdFood and agriculture workers and veterinarians are eligible under the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1b. Every health district in Virginia has moved into Phase 1b, which means these workers are eligible regardless of their home county. “We have all seen the significant toll that disruption of the agricultural food supply chain places on communities and families.
Blue Ridge Rock Festival returns in September 2021
APPOMATTOX, Va. – Hard rock and heavy metal fans can rejoice because the Blue Ridge Rock Festival is coming back this year! Officials announced Wednesday that the music festival has been officially confirmed to take place from September 9-12. In 2020, the festival was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Blue Ridge Rock Festival organizers said they are working to finalize booking for their fan-voted lineup as soon as possible. “It is our commitment that we will fight hard for you the fan, and carry out our mission as ‘The Fan Driven Rock Experience’ like never before in 2021,” they said.
Snow, ice to cause slippery roads, scattered power outages Wednesday
FutureTracker - 2 p.m. WednesdayThe backside of our system moves through later on, producing another mix of snow, freezing rain, sleet and rain. This may be your best chance of light snow accumulation in parts of the New River Valley. We still think the bulk of snow accumulation will be farther north. Snow accumulation forecast for Wednesday, 12/16/2020Ice is still a concern for a large part of the area, given the fact that there’s a layer of above-freezing air just a few thousand feet up. Higher totals will be possible in parts of the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley and near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
5-year-old Appomatox boy raises hundreds to donate toys to underprivileged kids
APPOMATTOX, Va. – An Appomattox kindergartner is checking the list twice as he plays Santa this season by donating toys to other children. Five-year-old Caleb O’Brien raised $652.45 to buy 84 toys for underprivileged children. It’s an idea he got last year from watching bell ringers collect money. With fewer bell ringers around due to the pandemic this year, Caleb quickly got his Santa hat, bell and piggy bank to step right in. So, I’m very touched.”Caleb plans to donate toys again next year and is already collecting coins to do so.
Local counties drafting ‘no shutdown resolutions’ against Governor Northam’s new executive order
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – Some localities are frustrated by new restrictions in Virginia and are taking action. Bedford, Campbell and Appomattox counties are all drafting ‘no shutdown resolutions’ against Governor Ralph Northam’s executive order, calling it unconstitutional. Campbell County Supervisor Matt Cline says it goes against the First Amendment right to gather. After a vote, the topic failed to make it on the agenda. Campbell County supervisors plan on discussing the resolution at their next meeting on December 1.
Chairman of Appomattox County School Board steps down
APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. – The chairman of the Appomattox County School Board is stepping down, according to school leaders. Waddell has been on the school board for 15 years and has served as chairman since 2012. School leaders said Waddell and his wife are moving to a new home in Appomattox outside of the district in which he was elected. School leaders said only the citizens considered during the public hearing will be eligible for appointment to the role. His experience as a former teacher and administrator in Appomattox and Prince Edward counties afforded our school division a vast advantage.
Two more charged with murdering man found in burned-out SUV in Appomattox County
APPOMATTOX, Va. – Two men have been charged with murder in connection to human remains that were found in a burned-out SUV, according to the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say Enrico Moss, 29, of Appomattox, has been charged with the first-degree murder of Carlos Rose. According to the sheriff’s office, Green was the man with the Bugs Bunny hat in the photos authorities released on Oct. 27. The sheriff’s office released a photo of someone in a surgical mask, who they are still working to identify and locate. Anyone with information on Green’s location is asked to call the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office at 434-352-8241.
Appomattox County school leaders delay reopening as teachers call out sick because of coronavirus
APPOMATTOX, Va. School hasnt even started yet, but 11 teachers have already called out in Appomattox County in relation to COVID-19. For one reason or another, whether they have symptoms themselves or theyre living with someone with symptoms, Bennett said. The school district isnt equipped right now to bring in substitutes, so they need staff to be healthy. The number of teachers calling out isnt the only reason why school wont start in person on Aug. 24. Appomattox students will start their hybrid and in person learning on Sept. 14th.
You can now safely dispose of prescription drugs at the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office
APPOMATTOX, Va. – Anyone looking to drop off old prescription drugs can now do so at the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office. Horizon Behavioral Health and the Sheriff’s Office installed the $2,000 drug box. Horizon’s Behavioral Health and the Appomattox Sheriff’s Office installed a $2,000 drug box in the office. Sheriff Donald Simpson said taking prescription drugs, twice a year, on National Take Drugs Back Day was not enough as there have been plenty of people wanting to drop off expired pills at other times. So, there is a need for safe disposal for these types of drugs,” Simpson said.