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Prince George
County, VA

Catchin' Up On Prince George County Government News

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Catchin' Up On

Prince George County Government News

Prince George County, VA                                                August 7, 2020

 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

The Prince George Farmers' Market continues at Scott Park Pavilion, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, every Saturday from 8:00am - 12:00pm until October 31, 2020.

 

Sat., Aug. 8 - Prince George Ruritan Steak Feast - Tickets are $20 for take out only via drive-thru at Scott Park Pavilion, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.

 

Tues., Aug. 11 - Physical Science Fun (must be pre-registered, for Prince George Co. youth 6-12 y/o), at Scott Park Pavilion, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, from 10:00am - 12:00pm.

 

Tues., Aug. 11 - Prince George County Board of Supervisors Work Session & Public Meeting will take place in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, at 6:00pm & 7:00pm, respectively.

 

 

 

 

'Covidwise' Latest Technology To Assist with Combating COVID-19

Governor Northam announced this week that Virginia is the first state to launch an app - COVIDwise - to help combat the spread of the coronavirus and assist with contact tracing. The app does not ask for personal information and can be downloaded in the App Store free of charge on your cell phone or other mobile devices. Details.

 

 

 

Important Things to Know

 

  • Continual updated information on the Coronavirus pandemic on the Prince George County Government website.  PG has 388 confirmed cases and two deaths according to the Crater Health District statistics. Details.

 

  • Prince George School Board Thursday night approves blended model of instruction with four in-person and one virtual day for learning.

 

  • Outside Fall Sports Canceled For PG Parks & Recreation. Details.

 

  • 'Tax-Free Weekend' on certain items underway in Virginia. Details.

 

  • Prince George Convenience Site Accepting Storm Debris At No Cost. Details.

 

  • How to find unclaimed money that might be owed to you. Details.

 

  • Fort Lee to invest $50 million beginning this month to renovate 750 homes. Details.

 

  • Worried About Another Slump, Many Firms Hire Temporary Workers Instead Of Permanent Staffers. Details.

 

  • Prince George County Government seeking interested citizens to serve on boards and commissions. Details.

 

  • PG Fire & EMS Activity for the Week of July 31 - August 6. Details.

 

  • Prince George Public School Division announces hiring of two administrative positions. Details.

 

  • Federal, State, Regional And Local Grant Programs For Businesses. Details.

 

  • A Definitive Ranking Of The 16 Best Road Trip Snacks Of All Time. Details.

 

  • The Clorox Wipes Shortage Is Expected To Last Into 2021. Details.

 

  • Virginia Waives Accreditation Ratings For 2021-22 School Year. Details.

 

  • Arrest Made In String Of Larcenies From Virginia Lottery And Other Gaming Machines. Details.

 

  • Prince George Farmers Market Online Purchasing Guide. Details.

 

  • Latest Prince George County Gasoline Prices. Details.

 

  • How to report pesky potholes. Details.

 

  • Employment opportunities with Prince George County. Details.

 

  • VHSL Relaxes Regulations For Practice During Phase Three. Details.

 

  • PG Police Activity for the Week of July 27 - August 2. Details.

 

  • Why Did My Electric Bill Go Up? Summer's Here And We're In Our Houses More Than Ever. Details.

 

  • Starbucks Is Betting Contactless Consumer Behavior Will Stick Beyond The Pandemic. Details.

 

  • Lowe's Giving Out COVID-19 Relief Grants Up To $20,000 For Small Businesses. Details.

 

  • Multi-Employer Hiring Event slated for August 10. Details.

 

  • Prince George County residents file 73 new unemployment claims last week; 878 residents continue to receive benefits.

 

  • Prince George County Social Services Department has received 730 new applications for benefits since March 16.

 

  • Back-To-School Shopping: Pandemic Causing Sales To Shift Toward Electronics Over Traditional School Supplies. Details.

 

  • Matoaca, Prince George Shuffled In VHSL Realignment. Details.

 

  • Fort Lee teenager injured August 2 from gunshot wound; arrest made.

 

  • Zach Holt named new Executive Officer for Crater Community Hospice.

 

  • Prince George Heritage Center will be featured location for Virginia Garden Week in April, 2021.

 

  • ‘Dogs & puppy potty training pads’ first items shipped from new Prince George Amazon facility that opened this week. Details.

 

  • Riverside Regional Jail Authority Thursday elects Petersburg Sheriff Vanessa Crawford as Chairman for 2020-21.

 

  • Commissioner of the Revenue issues eight new business licenses since July 24. Details.

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

 

“We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.”

  ~ Cesar Chavez, American Labor leader.

 

On this Date

1606 - Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.

 

1782 - George Washington creates the 'Purple Heart.'

 

1789 - US Congress creates the Department of War and the United States Lighthouse Establishment.

 

1882 - Hatfields of south West Virginia and McCoys of east Kentucky feud; 100 wounded or die.

 

1939 - Millionaire Howard Hughes is presented with a Congressional Gold Medal.

 

1944 - Volkswagen halts production during World War II.

 

1959 - The first U.S. satellite to photograph the Earth launched.

 

1963 Jacqueline Kennedy becomes 1st US First Lady to give birth (Patrick Kennedy) since Mrs Cleveland.

 

1978 - President Jimmy Carter declares federal health emergency in Love Canal, NY.

 

1998 - U.S. embassies in East Africa bombed.

 

1990 - President Bush orders 'Operation Desert Shield.'

 

2007 - Barry Bonds hits 756th home run to break record set by Hank Aaron.

 

2015 - LPGA co-founder Louise Suggs dies at age 91.

 

 

 

Percy C. Ashcraft, County Administrator | Prince George County, VA | (804) 722-8600

Fax (804) 732-3604 | pashcraft@princegeorgecountyva.gov | www.princegeorgecountyva.gov

 

 

 

 

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