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Catchin' Up On Prince George County News

Catchin' Up On Prince George County News


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Catchin' Up
Prince George County
Government News
Prince George County, VA
October 1, 2021
 
Sat., Oct. 2 - Prince George Farmers' Market (every Saturday thru Oct. 30) at Scott Park, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, from 8:00am - 12:00pm.
 
Sat., Oct. 2 - Fall Plant Sale, sponsored by Friends of Burrowsville School, at the Burrowsville Community Center, 18701 James River Drive, Disputanta, from 8:00am - 12:00pm.
 
Sat. Oct. 2 - Annual Fall Plant Sale, sponsored by the Prince George Master Gardeners, at the Prince George Regional Heritage Center, 6406 Courthouse Road, from 8:30am - 12:30pm.
 
Sat., Oct. 2 - "Shred Day & Food Drive", sponsored by Fort Lee Federal Credit Union, in the FLFCU Parking Lot, 4495 Crossings Blvd., North Prince George, from 9:00am - 12:00pm.
 
Sat., Oct. 2 - Field Hockey Play Day at Temple Park, 14307 Prince George Drive, Disputanta. Contact the Parks & Rec Dept. at 804-458-6164 for more information.
         
Sat., Oct. 2 - Pet Adoption Event to be held at the Prince George Animal Services Center, 8391 County Drive, from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
 
Mon., Oct. 4 - Prince George County School Board Meeting will be held in the Board Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, at 6:30pm.
 
Wed., Oct. 6 - Riverside CCJB Meeting, hosted by the Surry Commonwealth's Attorney, in Surry County, beginning at 4:00pm.
 
Thurs., Oct. 7 - Exit 45 Property Owners' Input Session, facilitated by The RiverLink Group, at the Holiday Inn Express, 11979 S. Crater Road, S. Prince George, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.
 
Thurs., Oct. 7 - "Annual Rib Fest", sponsored by the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers, will be held at Scott Park Pavilion, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Tickets are $25/$30.
 
 
Celebrate October by
Exploring Prince George
 
October in Prince George County is a beautiful time of year. Take the opportunity to explore the many colors and the moderate temperatures. It is also a time of year for special events. See the calendar above for this week's activities.
 
Important Things to Know
 
Absentee and in-person voting for the November General Election began September 17th in the Office of the Voter Registrar. Offices are open from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Special hours for Saturday voting will be announced later. Voter Registrar Allan Richeson reports that 556 residents have voted in-person, and 163 ballots have been returned by mail as of September 30.
 
 
  • October Message from the County Administrator. Details.
 
  • Booster vaccines being offered for senior citizens with certain medical conditions. Details.
 
  • Recap of September 28 BOS Meeting. Details.
 
  • Tickets on sale for Hall of Fame celebration October 16. Details.
 
  • Land Use applications due November 1. Details.
 
  • Virginia Department of Health (VDH) statistics report Prince George County has experienced 4,663 cases of the coronavirus as of today; positivity rate stays at 8.2 percent.
 
 
  • Prince George County Animal Services adopted out four animals last week.
 
 
 
  • 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 Police Department Statistics. Details.
 
  • Prince George Public School Division looking to fill vacancies in food services. Details.
 
  • Proposed redistricting map would establish new State Senator for Prince George County. Details.
 
  • Sponsorships available for new Disc Golf Course at Scott Park. Details.
 
  • Commissioner of the Revenue issues 40 new business licenses since September 14.
 
  • Congressman McEachin newsletter. Details.
 
  • Lead Fire & EMS Chaplain Jason Cashing of Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church has stepped down to take an assignment in Cooperstown, NY.
 
  • Prince George Litter Protection Program collected 195 bags of trash in September.
 
  • Hopewell Food Lion Store donates thousands of Gala Apples to several Prince George County schools.
 
  • State awards $1.4 million grant to ‘accelerate growth’ of Petersburg’s new pharma cluster on Wagner Road.
 
Quote of the Week
 
“It may be when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey.."
 
  ~ Wendell Berry, American novelist and poet
 
 
On This Date
 
1868 - "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston.
 
1869 - First postcards are issued in Vienna, Austria.
 
1885 - Special delivery mail service begins in US.
 
1888 - National Geographic magazine publishes for the first time.
 
1907 - A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar and a looming financial crisis in America.
 
1908 - Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825).
 
1949 - People's Republlic of China is established.
 
1962 - Johnny Carson began hosting The Tonight Show.
 
1971 - Walt Disney Resort in Orlando opens.
 
2015 - Colleagues & friends bid farewell to Prince George Chief of Police Ed Frankenstein upon his retirement.
 
2018 - Virginia Physicians for Women breaks ground on new facility on Puddledock Road.
 
2020 - Federal legislators express concern at the Federal Correctional Institution on River Road following outbreak of the coronavirus and a lack of response from facility operators.
 
Percy C. Ashcraft, County Administrator | Prince George County, VA | (804) 722-8600