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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                                                September 18, 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.

Fri., Sept. 18 - Absentee voting begins. November General Election Ballots ready for mail-in voting. Contact the Prince George Registrar at 804-722-8748 or 6602 Courts Drive, for more information.

Sat., Sept. 19 - Harbor Blast: Shrimp Blast w/ "Fine Swiss Cheese" & "The Stormy Vandals” at the Appomattox Boat Harbor, 1604 Fine Street, from 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Tickets are $30 in advance + FREE parking. 

Thurs., Sept. 22 - Powell Creek Nature Trail Dedication Ceremony (invitation only event) at the James River National Wildlife Refuge, 4550 Flowerdew Hundred Road, North Prince George, beginning at 10:00am.

Tues., Sept. 22 - Prince George County Board of Supervisors Public Meeting in the Board Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, beginning at 7:00pm.

Thurs., Sept. 24 - Riverside Regional Jail Finance Committee & Board Meetings will be held via Zoom, at 12:00pm & 2:00pm respectively.

Thurs., Sept. 24 - COVID-19 Testing - drive-up preferred, walk-ups accepted – at Prince George High School, 7801 Laurel Spring Road, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Call the Crater Health District at 804-862-8989 for more information.    

Thurs., Sept. 24 – Prince George County Planning Commission Meeting in the Board Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, beginning at 6:30pm.


Produce Distribution Saturday 
At Three Mobile Home Parks

The Members of the Board of Supervisors and County Staff will be distributing fresh produce Saturday at no charge to residents who live in the mobile home parks at Hill, Oak Shades & Bexley. Hours will be from 10 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Produce will be purchased with funds provided by state and local sources through the CARES Act.



Important Things to Know

  • Continual updated information on the Coronavirus pandemic on the Prince George County Government website.  PG is up to 707 confirmed cases and two deaths according to the Crater Health District statistics. Details.
  • Hopewell/Prince George Chamber September Newsletter. Details.
  • Congressman McEachin Opens Nominations for Inaugural Veteran of the Year Award. Details.
  • Next round of small business grants available up to $50,000. Details.
  • Social Security Cost-Of-Living Increase Likely To Raise Benefits By Modest 1.3% In 2021. Details.
  • N.B. Clements. Jr. High School Teacher Ms. Jenny Powers Selected As Drs. Singh & Bhuller Tri-Cities Outstanding Educator Of The Year. Details.
  • Prince George County Government seeking citizen input on updating of its website. Details.
  • Why It's Hard To Find Paper Towels Again. Details.
  • RBC Cancels Annual Pecan Festival. Details.
  • Hurricane Survival Guide Checklist. Details.
  • PG Fire & EMS Activity for the Week of September 11 - September 17. Details.
  • Prince George Co. PD Weekly Highlights - September 7 - 13. 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.
  • Pets for adoption at the Prince George Animal Services Center. Details.
  • Prince George County Social Services Department has received 983 new applications for benefits since March 16.
  • Prince George County 2020 Census response is 71.8; 2010 response was 73.7.
  • CARES Act funding available for Prince George residents needing assistance with rent/ mortgage payments, clothing, hair services, food, electricity payments, and payments for trash collection; https://www.dss.virginia.gov/geninfo/covid.cgi.
  • Prince George County School Administration following all protocols and guidelines after employee at North Elementary tests positive for the coronavirus; exposed students now in quarantine.
  • John Tyler Community College study could result in name change.
  • Moratorium on utility disconnections extended through the end of the special session of the General Assembly.
  • Commissioner of the Revenue has issued 22 new business licenses since September 8. Details.
  • Prince George County residents filed 26 new unemployment claims last week; 502 residents continue to receive benefits.
  • Virginia High School League (VHSL) approves schedule for winter & spring sports. Details.

Quote of the Week

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

  ~ NFL Coach Vince Lombardi



On This Date

1793 - President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

1796 - President George Washington delivers his "Farewell Address" to Congress before concluding his second term in office.

1851 - New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy).

1927 - CBS goes on the air with 18 stations.

1964 - "The Addams Family" premieres on ABC.

1965 - "I Dream of Jeannie" premieres on NBC.

1973 - Jimmy Carter files report on UFO sighting.

1975 - Patty Hearst is captured by police.




Percy C. Ashcraft, County Administrator | Prince George County, VA | (804) 722-8600
Fax (804) 732-3604 | pashcraft@princegeorgecountyva.gov | www.princegeorgecountyva.gov