Report Says Number of DUI’s Has Declined

A government report says the number of drivers under the influence of alcohol has declined since 2007. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the share of drivers who test positive for alcohol has declined by more than three-quarters since the agency first began conducting roadside surveys in 1973. But, AP reports, the latest […]

Virginian Hoping to be Restored

Developers are hoping to restore the Virginian building into a branded hotel for Lynchburg. A pair of prospective buyers are scheduled to present their proposal to Lynchburg City Council tomorrow. The Virginian on Church Street, is former hotel but, in recent years was known as Section 8 apartments for low-income residents… it closed last year […]

Man Pleads Guilty for Drive-By

A Lynchburg man has pled guilty for his part in a deadly drive-by shooting. The Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney this morning moved to amend a murder charge against 18 year old, Jhalil Duron Bateman. As part of a plea agreement, Bateman pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact – in the death of Lawrence Maliek Giusto […]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Fate Undecided

A hearing was held last week regarding surveying for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but the fate of a lawsuit filed by five Nelson County residents against Dominion Transmission is still undecided. The lawsuit, filed in September, asks the court to declare the Virginia Code that allows natural gas companies to survey private property as long […]

Budget Proposals Released

The Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee both met Sunday afternoon to release their budget proposals. According to the News & Advance, it includes local funds $130,000 a year to save Amherst County’s community college outlet and $100,000 to support sesquicentennial festivities at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. It also sets up a […]

Lawsuit Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline Still Undecided

A hearing was held yesterday regarding surveying for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but the fate of a lawsuit filed by five Nelson County residents against Dominion Transmission is still undecided. The lawsuit, filed in September, asks the court to declare the Virginia Code that allows natural gas companies to survey private property as long as […]

New Timbrook Library Construction To Begin In Spring

The Campbell County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to approve the plans for the new Timbrook Library work and authorized construction to begin in the spring. The project is expected to cost approximately $1.5 million. The Deputy County Administrator tells the Altavista Journal that since the Supervisors awarded the design build contract county staff […]

Three Hospitalized After Accident

Three people were hospitalized following a three-vehicle accident this morning in Lynchburg. Traffic was blocked just after 8am for about an hour on the Expressway and the ramps leading on to Route 501 South from Fort Avenue and Timberlake Road. The crash involved a Chevrolet TrailBlazer, a sedan and a taxi cab. Authorities tell the […]

New Valentine’s Promotion for Child Safety

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office will be offering free child safety and booster seat checks next week as part of a Valentines promotion. The sheriff’s office is partnering with the Virginia Department of Health to offer “The Best Hug in the World: Buckle Up!” The program’s purpose is to educate parents and guardians on Virginia […]

Appomattox County Achieves Clean Bill of Health

Appomattox County’s economic standing was given a clean bill of health. Findings from a recent audit of fiscal year 2014, were presented to the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors on Monday the previous year saw some budget weaknesses. But the Times Virginian reports the County’s general fund finished with $7.2 million last year, which was […]