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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                                                November 13, 2020



Upcoming Meetings & Events

Nov. 12-30 - "Christmas Card Contest" sponsored by PG Parks & Rec Dept.(youth grades 3-5). Parks & Rec Office, 11100 Old Stage Rd., for applications/entries. 

Nov. 12 - Christmas Decorations & Display Contest applications accepted until Dec. 1st. Contact the Parks & Rec Dept. for more information at 804-458-6164. Judging Dec. 9th.

Sat., Nov. 14 - "Tinsel Town Holiday Bazaar", a James River Jr. Women's Club Event, in the Prince George HS Commons, 7801 Laurel Spring Road, from 9:00am - 12:00pm.

Sat., Nov. 14 - COVID-19 Testing - FREE drive-thru, NO walk-ups accepted, at the Prince George Central Wellness Center, 11023 Prince George Drive, from 10:00am - 11:30am. Call Crater Health District at 804-862-8989 for more info.

Wed., Nov. 18 - Civilian Military Council virtual meeting, hosted by the City of Hopewell, from 12:00pm - 1:30pm.

Thurs., Nov. 19 - ARWA and SCWWA Board of Directors' Meetings will be held at the SCWWA Office, 900 Magazine Road, Petersburg, beginning at 2:00pm.

Thurs., Nov. 19 - Planning Commission Meeting (Rescheduled from No. 26 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday), in the Board Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, at 6:30pm.

Thurs., Nov. 19 - James River Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors Meeting, via virtual/electronic meeting, beginning at 6:00pm.

Fri., Nov. 20 - Crater Youth Care Commission will meet via Zoom at 9:30am.

Fri., Nov. 20 - Petersburg Area Regional Tourism (PART) Board Meeting will be held in the Crater PDC Conference Room, 1964 Wakefield Avenue, Petersburg, beginning at 11:00am.


Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Parade Canceled For 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to Prince George County Government Officials canceling the Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Christmas Parade for 2020. Details.


Important Things to Know

  • Continual updated information on the Coronavirus pandemic on the Prince George County Government website.  PG is up to 1,304 confirmed cases and five deaths according to the Crater Health District statistics. Details.
  • Recap of November 10 BOS Meeting. Details. 
  • Free COVID-19 testing scheduled for Saturday at the Central Wellness Center. Details. 
  • Renovations to close Central Wellness Center beginning November 23. Details. 
  • Commissioner of the Revenue issues 14 new business licenses since October 31. Details.
  • Police Department make arrest in missing person case. Details.
  • Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce November Newsletter. Details.
  • Fort Lee's New Name Will Come After Extended Community Vetting, Virginia Senator Says. Details.
  • Ring Recalls 350,000 Smart Doorbells After Some Of Them Caught Fire. Details.
  • Governor Northam Stresses Thanksgiving Adjustments To Prevent Virus' Spread. Details.
  • Virginia Department Of Social Services' (VDSS) Division Of Family Services (DFS) Announces Mandated Reporter Portal. Details.
  • Single Vehicle Crash Claims The Life Of Prince George County Woman. Details.
  • PG Fire & EMS Activity for the Week of November 6 - 12.  Details.
  • Prince George Co. PD Weekly Highlights - November 2 - 8.  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 Utility Department to continue Annual Water Flushing Program November 16-20 at the Food Lion Industrial Park and Prince George Woods Subdivision.
  • VDOT announces weekend closures for the Benjamin Harrison Bridge November 13-16 and November 20-23. Detours will be in place both northbound and southbound.
  • Prince George Electric has extended broadband to 996 homes in Prince George County since the start of the program, with another 60 connections expected this week.
  • Jackie Bradley, Jr. did not re-sign with the Boston Red Sox after the MLB season was over and is now a free agent.
  • Prince George businessman Jeff Oakley was recently appointed by Governor Northam to the Virginia Horse Industry Board.
  • The Prince George County unemployment rate for September is 6.3 percent.

Quote of the Week

“Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.”

  ~ Florence Nightingale

 

On This Date

1789 - Benjamin Franklin writes "Nothing. . .certain but death & taxes"

1835 - Texans officially proclaim independence from Mexico, and calls itself the Lone Star Republic, after its flag, until its admission to the Union in 1845.

1927 - New York's Holland Tunnel officially opens for traffic.

1945 - Charles de Gaulle is elected president of France.

1952 - Harvard's Paul Zoll becomes the first man to use electric shock to treat cardiac arrest.

1982 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated.



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