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Catchin' Up On Prince George County News

Catchin' Up On Prince George County News


Catchin' Up
Prince George County Government News
Prince George County, VA                                                September 3, 2021

 

 

 

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Sat., Sept. 4 - Prince George Farmers' Market continues at Scott Park, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

 

Mon., Sept. 6 - Labor Day Holiday - Prince George County Government offices and facilities CLOSED.               

               

Tues., Sept. 7 - Prince George County Public Schools Re-Open for the 2021-2022 School Year. Please use caution near schools and stop for school buses when lights are flashing.

 

Tues., Sept. 7 - Oral health alert! FREE Dental Clinic for Seniors (65+), hosted by Pathways, at 1200 W. Washington Street, Petersburg. Call 804-862-1104 for more information and an appointment time.

                 

Wed., Sept. 8 - Recreation Advisory Commission will meet at the Prince George Parks & Rec Community Center, 11100 Old Stage Road, at 4:00pm.

 

Thurs., Sept. 9 – Prince George & Colonial Heights Joint CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training Classes, at the C.H. Library, 1000 Yacht Basin Drive (8 consecutive Thurs. evenings), 6:30pm - 9:00pm.

 

 

 

County Government Offices

Closed for Labor Day Observance

 

Prince George County Government Offices will be closed Monday, September 6 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Things to know

 

 

Notice to Customers of County Waste - A Company spokesman has confirmed trash and recyling pickup will be on a one-day delay this week because of the Labor Day holiday. Both trash and recycling will be picked up from September 7 -11, but one day later than the normal schedule. Customers can call (804) 843-9288 for further information.

 

 

Donated Items for Afghan Refugees - Donation collection at Fort Lee will take a pause over the weekend to permit volunteers to enjoy the Holiday. Note the items for donation are being requested by Non-Governmental Organizations taking part in Operation Allies Welcome (formerly Operation Allies Refuge), not Fort Lee. The Fort Lee Religious Support Office is supporting the NGOs in their efforts, offering up Liberty Chapel for collection. Details.

 

·     County Administrator's September Message. Details.

 

·     Prince George Farmers Market plans September 11 observance. Details.

 

·     Virginia Department of Health (VDH) statistics report Prince George County has 4,208 cases of the coronavirus as of today; positivity rate is 14.1.

 

·     Residents seeking COVID-19 vaccine appointments should call (877) 829-4682 or click on https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/.

 

·     Chesapeake Bay Foundation newsletter. Details.

 

·     Southside Medical Center will require Staff vaccinations. Details.

 

·     Central State Hospital puts no-visitor policy back in place due to COVID-19 rate uptick. Details.

 

·     Prince George High School Sports Calendar. Details.

 

·     McDonald's broken ice cream machines are part of FTC investigation, report says. Details.

 

·     Virginia's Gateway Region Newsletter. Details.

 

·     Thousands of Afghan refugees being processed at Fort Lee. Details.

 

·     Prince George County Government again recognized for excellence in financial reporting. Details.

 

·     The latest COViD-19 statistics from the Virginia Department of Health: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-summary/ and https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia-locality/.

 

·     Congressman McEachin sends letter to the Pentagon plan pushing Fort Lee to be renamed for Retired General Arthur J. Gregg. Details.

 

·     Congressman McEachin newsletter. 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.

 

·     Latest Fire/EMS Statistics. Details.

 

·     Latest Police Department Statistics. Details.

 

·     Storm damage bypasses Prince George County as impacts of Hurricane Ida quickly move out of the area.

 

·     Standard Motors recruiting for at least 100 new positions according to company spokesmen.

 

·     Flowerdew Hundred properties sell for $7.995 million.

 

·     Fee for using credit and debit cards to pay County taxes and fees assessed effective September 1.

 

·     Prince George County Police Department receives $10,000 donation from Destination Church.

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

 

“If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else."

 

  ~ Peter Laurence, Canadian educator.

 

 

On This Date

 

1777 - The American flag is flown in battle for the first time in Delaware.

 

1783 - Treaty of Paris signed that ends the American Revolution.

 

1894 - Labor Day was celebrated as a legal holiday in the United States for the first time.

 

1967 - Swedish drivers switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right.

 

1976 - NASA's robotic spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars.

 

1995 - Internet giant eBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar.

 

2020 - Alec Brebner takes over the reigns as the new Executive Director for the Crater Planning Commission.