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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                                                October 2, 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., Oct. 3 - Fall Plant Sale to benefit the Friends of Burrowsville School, at Burrowsville Community Center, 18701 James River Drive, Disputanta, from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

Sat., Oct. 3 - Distribution of free produce by Board of Supervisors members and County Staff to residents at Manning, Whispering Winds, & Country Aire Mobile Home Parks, from 10:00am - 12:00pm.

Mon., Oct. 5 - Prince George County School Board will meet at Prince George High School, Commons Area, 7801 Laurel Spring Road, beginning at 6:30pm.

Wed. Oct. 7 - Riverside Community Criminal Justice Board will hold an Organizational Meeting via virtual meeting, beginning at 4:00pm.


Mount-It! Announces Facility In Prince George County

Governor Northam announced October 1 that Mount-It! will invest $7.45 million to establish a warehouse and distribution facility in the former Read's Building on Quality Way and create up to 85 jobs. The company makes mounting products that include wall brackets, monitor desk mounts, ergonomic solutions and other related hardware. 

Important Things to Know

 

  • Continual updated information on the Coronavirus pandemic on the Prince George County Government website.  PG is up to 843 confirmed cases and four deaths according to the Crater Health District statistics. Details.
  • October Message by the County Administrator. Details.
  • Updated Fort Lee Fact Sheet. Details.
  • Intersection improvements complete at County Drive (Route 460) and Bull Hill Road (Route 630) in Prince George County. Details.
  • Designated Nature Trail Opens To The General Public At James National Wildlife Refuge. Details.
  • Comcast announces additions to channel lineup. Details. 
  • Next round of small business grants available up to $50,000. Details.
  • Walmart Unveils New Store Design With Self-Checkout Kiosks, Contactless Options Rolling Out To Supercenters. Details.
  • Virginia Gateway Region (VGR) September 2020 Newsletter. Details.
  • Prince George County Government seeking citizen input on updating of its website. Details.
  • Store clerk injured as robbers hold up Love's Travel Center convenience store along Route 460. Details.
  • Prince George Utility Department reports $140,000 in payment backlog from water & sewer customers; General Assembly considering legislation in special session to assist residents. 
  • Officials acknowledge suicide rate among military personnel has increased 20 percent from 2019.
  • Construction moving swiftly for new Circle D convenience store.
  • PG Fire & EMS Activity for the Week of September 25 - October 1.  Details. 
  • Prince George Co. PD Weekly Highlights - September 21-27. 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 1,038 new applications for benefits since March 16.
  • 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 residents filed 21 new unemployment claims last week; 487 residents continue to receive benefits.
  • Public comment requested on new Poultry ordinance. Details.
  • Commissioner of the Revenue issued 38 new business licenses since September 18.
  • As of 12:30 p.m. today, 2,321 Prince George residents have voted in-person, mail-in and drop-off for the November 3 General Election. That is 9.6 percent of the registered voters in PG.

Quote of the Week

“Do something wonderful; people may imitate it.”

  ~ Albert Schweitzer, theologian & physician.

On This Date

1950 - Charles Schulz's comic strip 'Peanuts' printed for the first time in nine newspapers around the U.S.
1957 - Academy Award Best Picture 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' is released.
1967 - Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first Black Supreme Court justice. 
1970 - A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
1985 - Hollywood icon Rock Hudson dies.
2002 - Beltway sniper attacks begin that ultimately killing 10 people.


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