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Catchin' Up On Prince George County News

Catchin' Up On Prince George County News


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Catchin' Up On
Prince George County Government News
Prince George County, VA                                                August 6, 2021



Upcoming Meetings & Events

August 6-8 - Virginia Sales Tax Holiday: Tax-free for qualifying school supplies, clothing/ footwear, emergency preparedness items & energy-efficient products - Statewide.

 

Sat., Aug. 7 - Prince George Farmers' Market at Scott Park Pavilion, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

 

Sat., Aug. 7 - Back to School Event - hosted by the Prince George Social Services & Police Departments will be curbside at Prince George High School, 7801 Laurel Spring Road, from 9:00am - 12:00pm.

 

Tues., Aug. 10 - Prince George County Board of Supervisors Work Session & Public Meeting in the Board Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, at 6:00pm & 7:00pm.

 

Wed., Aug. 11 - "Virtual Mobile McEachin" - Constituents can schedule appointments to speak directly to a caseworker about their issue(s) with a federal agency, from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Constituents can sign up for an appointment at:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44afaa28a2fecf8-august

 

Thurs., Aug. 12 - Civilian Military Council (CMC) Meeting (local leaders - invitation only), at the Lee Club, Fort Lee Officer's Club, Ft. Lee, VA, from 11:30am - 1:30pm.

 

Fri., Aug. 13 - The Convenience Station at Union Branch Road will be closed for repairs to the site.  No trash will be accepted on this day, but the station will reopen for normal business hours on Saturday, August 14. 


Drive-Thru Back-to-School Event Saturday at PGHS

Prince George County Social Services, in partnership with the Police Department and Prince George County School Division, will host a 'Back to School' event from 9 a.m. - 12:00 Noon Saturday, August 6 at Prince George High School. The event will be drive-thru only.

Important Things to Know

The due date for payment of personal property, real property and storm water taxes and fees was Wednesday, June 5 in the Office of the Treasurer. The Board of Supervisors has waived penalty and interest until August 31, 2021.

 

  • Moratorium on utility cutoffs ends August 29 for Prince George County Utility customers. Details

 

  • Please give your opinion on changing the name of Fort Lee. Survey

 

  • Governor Northam orders state employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations or get tested weekly. Details 

 

  • Governor Northam says schools should follow CDC guidelines on wearing masks. Details 

 

 

 

  • Prince George joins King William and New Kent counties as being on the highest alert for COVID-19 in the Richmond Metro area.

 

  • A glimpse inside Fort Lee's temporary home for Afghan allies and their families. Details 

 

  • Prince George business owner irked by 'senseless' vandalism. Details 

 

  • Johnny Oates among the first inductees into the Prince High School Sports Hall of Fame. Details 

 

  • General Assembly in Special Session since August 2. Details 

 

  • Moody Road (Route 641) over Walls Run closed for repairs. Details 

 

  • Congressman McEachin newsletter. Details 

 

  • Union Branch Convenience Center to Close August 13 for repairs. Details  

 

  • CASCOM Command Team Issues Message to the Fort Lee Community - Operation Allies Refuge. Details 

 

  • County Administrator Blogs. 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

 

  • Congressman McEachin has confirmed funding has been secured for Route 10 waterline extension in Prince George County.

 

  • Budget amendment at General Assembly Special Session could resolve overtime/compensation time issue for Virginia localities.

 

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Newsletter. Details 

 

  • Prince George Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) hosting emergency preparedness course. Details 

 

  • Commissioner of the Revenue issues five new business licenses since July 26. Details 

 

  • Latest Police Department Statistics. Details 

 

  • Last day to file for the November Special Election for the offices of Sheriff and Circuit Clerk Court is August 13.

 

  • DMV still not ready to resume walk-in service; appointments required.

 

  • Prince George Electric Co-Op sets annual meeting for September 27.

 

  • Virginia’s birth rate continues to fall; dropped 3.7 percent in 2020.

 

  • Wagner Road intersection with County Drive has seen 52 accidents between 2016 – 2020, according to published reports.

 

  • Moody Road (Route 641) over Walls Run remains closed for emergency road repairs.

 

  • Lawmakers ask SCC to analyze Dominion rates with an eye on refunds for customers.

Quote of the Week

 

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."

 

  ~ Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman.

 

 

On This Date

 

1926 - Gertrude Ederle is the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

 

1948 - American bomber drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

 

1962 - After 300 years of British rule, Jamaica became an independent country.

 

1965 - President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.

 

1990 - UN Security Council imposed economic sanctions on Iraq, ruled by Saddam Hussein, for its invasion of Kuwait four days earlier.

 

1993 - Most powerful tornado in Virginia history struck the Tri-Cities area, killing four and injuring hundreds.

 

2012 - NASA's robotic vehicle Curiosity landed on Mars and soon began transmitting images of the planet's surface.

 

2013 - Col. Paul Brooks take over as Garrison Commander at Fort Lee.

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