Pittsylvania County Newswire (Page 5)

Pittsylvania County Newswire (Page 5)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Pittsylvania County, VA. (Page 5)

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  1. February tornadoes in Virginia are very rareRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    ... 5 people were injured. Feb. 4, 2006 : A fast-moving thunderstorm spawned two weak tornadoes over western Pittsylvania County during the afternoon. A tornado initially touched down two miles southeast of Callands and removed a sturdy, wood-frame ...

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  2. Local woman held in Danville crime spreeRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    A 21-year-old woman with Halifax ties is in jail without bond after allegedly taking part in a string of crimes that created a "reign of terror" for Danville and Pittsylvania County residents, says the prosecution in the case. Jessica Walker was denied bond at a hearing last week in Danville General District Court following her arrest Feb. 11 on attempted robbery and accessory to robbery charges.

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  3. STEP's Senior Meal program gets boostRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    STEP has received $25,000 in grant funds to expand its senior meals program from the Foundation for Roanoke Valley. Through the congregate meals program, nutritious lunches are prepared by STEP staff and delivered to specific sites in Franklin and Patrick counties, where eligible seniors gather.

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  4. FBI Investigates Threat To Hargrave MilitaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

    The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are investigating a threat against a private military school in Pittsylvania County. Retired General Doyle Broome, who's the President of Hargrave Military Academy, says somebody sent a threatening message to a social media account.

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  5. ISIS Terror Threat On Facebook Shuts Down Prestigious Military Boarding SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 | The Daily Caller

    ... threat. "We are cautiously optimistic that this is a hoax. However, we are not assuming it as such," Pittsylvania County sheriff Michael W. Taylor told the Post . "We are investigating the origin and trying to determine who the person or persons are ...

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  6. Islamic State-related threat on social media shuts down Va. military schoolRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    ... in a discussion while working to determine the credibility of the claims. After deliberations with the Pittsylvania County sheriff's office, state officials and the FBI, the school opted to allow students to spend the weekend away from campus and ...

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  7. ISIS-related threat on social media shuts down rural military schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... in a discussion while working to determine the credibility of the claims. After deliberations with the Pittsylvania County sheriff's office, state officials and the FBI, the school opted to allow students to spend the weekend away from campus and ...

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  8. Chatham armory closing; soldiers expect to conduct last training assembly in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... Dunn said. The Chatham Armory facility was constructed in 1955 and the property was donated by Pittsylvania County to the state for building the National Guard facility, Puryear said. Pittsylvania County Supervisor Jerry Hagerman said he was not ...

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  9. House of Delegates 052411Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

    The General Assembly might add a new requirement for anyone who tries to dig up a body. Delegate Les Adams (R- Pittsylvania County) has authored legislation that says a clerk of circuit court should notify the next-of-kin before a body is exhumed.

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  10. New agriculture agent is county nativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    ... and technical education from Virginia Tech. After a short stint teaching high school ag education in Pittsylvania County, Brown worked as the Halifax County Board of Supervisor's maintenance technician. In 2012, Brown began his career in extension ...

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  11. New GOP Hopeful Enters RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2016 | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

    ... the GOP nomination in the 5th District. Griffin hopes to succeed retiring Congressman Robert Hurt (R- Pittsylvania County) , who will leave Washington after the November 8th elections. Griffin describes himself as a former Congressional staffer, a ...

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  12. Halifax County posts job surge in late 2015Read the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Job creation surged across southern Virginia in December - perhaps signaling a turnaround for a regional economy that has lagged behind the state in recovering from the Great Recession. According to Wednesday's jobs report from the Virginia Employment Commission , the unemployment rate in Halifax County dipped slightly from 5.9 percent in November to 5.8 percent in December, the latest month for which numbers are available.

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  13. 'Moonshiners' star convicted of possessing illegal firearmRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | Greenwich Citizen

    A Virginia man known for his role on the television show "Moonshiners" has been convicted of possessing an illegal firearm. The Danville Register & Bee reports that 39-year-old Steven Ray Tickle of Blairs was found guilty Thursday in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court of possession or use of a saw-offed shotgun or rifle.

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  14. "Moonshiners" Cast Member Convicted of Illegal Firearm PossessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | WCAV

    A Virginia man known for his role on the television show "Moonshiners" has been convicted of possessing an illegal firearm. The Danville Register & Bee reports that 39-year-old Steven Ray Tickle of Blairs was found guilty Thursday in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court of possession or use of a saw-offed shotgun or rifle.

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  15. Inmates help rehabilitate dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    They arrived at their new home to meet their new handlers - 12 inmates at the Green Rock Correctional Facility in Pittsylvania County who awaited them with open arms in the prison.

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  16. Tickle of 'Moonshiners' convicted of possessing an illegal firearmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Examiner.com

    ... was convicted of possessing an illegal firearm. Tickle, whose real name is Steven Ray Tickle was in the Pittsylvania County Circuit Court on a weapons charge and he was found guilty of possession or use of a sawed-off shotgun or rifle. It does not ...

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  17. Moonshiners' star found guilty of sawed-off shotgun possessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... firearm. Steven Ray Tickle, 39, known from the "Moonshiners" television series, was found guilty in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon of possession or use of sawed-off shotgun or rifle. There was no evidence that Tickle used ...

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  18. Virginia's oldest cash crop holding on in a new ageRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2016 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    ... in 2015. Tobacco is grown in 34 counties in the southern Piedmont and Southwest regions of Virginia. Pittsylvania County grows the most tobacco, Mecklenburg County is the second-largest tobacco county and Halifax County is third, followed by ...

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  19. Stay off Roads,' Gov. McAuliffe Tells VirginiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    ... issues. One storm-related fatality has been confirmed in Chesapeake. Two other deaths, in Whitfield (in Pittsylvania County) and in Grayson County, are being investigated by the medical examiner to determine if they are weather-related as well. As ...

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  20. Pipeline opponents press supervisors to stand with themRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    ... Virginia before entering Virginia in Giles County on its way to connect to a transmission pipeline in Pittsylvania County. Mountain Valley filed a formal application in October with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, seeking commission ...

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