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  1. Michael Anthony WalkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Michael Anthony Walker, 20, of Cumberland, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born December 14, 1995 in West Jordan, Utah to Melissa French.


  2. Split vote approves tax hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    County supervisors in Cumberland voted 3-2 to increase the real estate tax rate from 74 cents per $100 of assessed value to 78 cents near the conclusion of a contentious three-hour public hearing on the revised tax rates and potential elimination of the forestry category of the county's land use taxation program. No other tax rates were increased, and the board did not take any action regarding the proposed elimination of the forestry category of the county's land use taxation program.


  3. Cumberland to be workforce readyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    According to the ACT website, the WRC certification "empowers states, regions and counties with data, processes and tools that drive economic growth." County employee Julie Pfeiffer is the leader of a team of representatives and the economic and workforce development representative for Cumberland's WRC initiative.


  4. New An institution of community serviceRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    The poem's words not only contain thoughts she could recite but ones she lived by in establishing the Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home in Cumberland County in 1958 beside her home on Route 45. For over 56 years, the county's sole funeral home has served as an institution of community service to thousands of families across the region - a style of business that Loretha Trent Thomas, the current funeral director, and her brothers, Wendell and Jeta, continue to follow. The business, which has always been owned by the Thomas family, began as an offshoot of the Buckingham Home in Buckingham, owned and operated by Ms.


  5. Ability to pay drives the composite indexRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    A school division's composite index - which drives how much state money divisions receive every year - is determined by three factors related to a locality's economy. "The composite index is calculated by three indicators: true value of real property, adjusted gross income and taxable retail sales," said Buckingham's Division Superintendent Dr. Cecil Snead.


  6. Pilots decry tax increase, farmers defend land use taxation programRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Pilots who own planes and fly out of the Farmville Regional Airport and farmers who own land across Cumberland decried a proposed increase in the personal property tax on airplanes and an alternative budgetary option of eliminating the county's land use taxation program on Tuesday. Seven people spoke in opposition to increasing the tax on airplanes from 50 cents per $100 of assessed value to $1.50 - an increase incorporated into the county's advertised fiscal year 2016-17 budget proposal - during a board of supervisors' public hearing.


  7. America's first two-college townRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Farmville has so many compelling qualities we all cherish: handsome buildings and public spaces, and an active Main Street with distinctive spots to gather and shop. Of course, there's more to a college town than buildings.


  8. Drug bust nets cocaine, pot, 30 boxes of ammo and stolen goodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Three men and one woman are facing numerous drug charges following a bust at 81 Brier Creek Road in Cumberland where police seized cocaine, a large amount of marijuana, scales, cash, about 30 boxes of ammunition, a gun and stolen goods. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Adam Perasall, Tim Woodson, both of Farmville, Edwin Hayer Jr., of Blackstone, and Euricka Harris, of Farmville, face numerous felony charges, including distribution of cocaine and marijuana.


  9. On Whitea s influenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    White was not only a Cumberland resident, but he was a devoted community activist, leader and coach for the county and its youth. He spent and dedicated much of his life to shaping our local youth through sports programming, both at the high school and recreational levels.


  10. New Farmville employment office will close in MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    The Farmville branch of the Virginia Employment Commission , located at 221 Sunchase Blvd. in Farmville, will close in May. According to VEC spokeswoman Joyce Fogg, the part-time office, which serves Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties, is only open three days a week. "There are two classified staff there.


  11. County will erect shell buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors has agreed to lend $350,000 to the county's industrial development authority to build a shell building in the county's business park. Supervisors voted following a closed session on Jan. 12 to loan the money to the IDA to erect the 220-by-100-by-17-foot prefabricated building.


  12. Kaylee Staton, of Dillwyn, makes a snow angel in Buckingham.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Heavy sleet is beginning to fall across portions of The Heart of Virginia on top of up to seven inches of snow that fell today across Southside and Central Virginia. "VDOT crews will remain fully deployed in 12-hour shifts as potentially significant sleet and additional snow are expected to impact the area during this weather event.


  13. A year in photos - 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Though every photo snapped recorded time, people, places and history across the Heart of Virginia, some of our staff photos stood out as more impactful than others. Walker's Diner, located on North Main Street in downtown Farmville, was renovated in May by The Food Network's American Diner Revival, after being selected as part of the new television series.


  14. 4-H, middle school develop mentorship programRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    In collaboration with the Cumberland County 4-H Program, the county's middle school has implemented the 4-H Mentoring: Youth and Families with Promise program. The purpose of the program is "to increase the developmental assets of youth ages 10-14 and their families," said Jeffrey Dingeldein, the principal of Cumberland's middle school.


  15. Rape reported at LongwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    No charges have been filed, said Patricia Scales, the special prosecutor investigating the incident who also serves as Cumberland County commonwealth's attorney. "It's still under investigation," she said.


  16. A community resolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Farmville Herald

    It's a simple task that if all of us undertake will make a big impression on Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties. There are numerous, easy ways that we can support these men and women, who put their lives on the line daily to make sure we're safe and get the care we need during our lowest and most difficult times.


  17. Bishop gets statewide honors; Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award presentedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2015 | Farmville Herald

    Cumberland farmer and agricultural producer Donald Bishop has received the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation's Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau Award in recognition of his statewide impact on the agricultural and farming industries. "It was humbling," Bishop said on receiving the award.


  18. Careful what you wish forRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Farmville Herald

    Both Buckingham and Cumberland counties had school board seats that were decided by write-in votes in the recent election because no candidates qualified to be on the ballot. Cumberland It should give pause to those who believe Prince Edward's current system of appointing school board members should be scrapped in favor of an elected board.


  19. Shots fired in Stage Coach Road chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | Farmville Herald

    No one was injured when shots were allegedly fired from a vehicle reportedly chasing another from Buckingham into Cumberland on Wednesday afternoon. The incident was reported at about 4:30 p.m., said Capt.


  20. Add your commentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 | Farmville Herald

    County officials, medical professionals and area police met Monday at Crossroads Community Services in Farmville to discuss plans to implement Crisis Intervention Training, or CIT, for police across Central Virginia, which could change how the entire region handles everything from emergency first response to mental health care. The proposed CIT course is a 40-hour, five-day curriculum approved by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice, comprised of both classroom instruction and practical exercises delivered by mental health professionals and trained experts.


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