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Catchin' Up On Prince George County News

Catchin' Up On Prince George County News


October 8, 2021

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Sat., Oct. 9 - Prince George Farmers' Market continues at Scott Park, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

Sun., Oct. 10 - "Friends of the Foundation" Appreciation Celebration, hosted by the John Randolph Foundation, at Weston Manor, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

Mon., Oct. 11 - Columbus Day Holiday - Prince George County Government Offices and facilities CLOSED.

Tues., Oct. 12 - LAST DAY To Register or update information to vote in the November General Election. More information at the P.G. Registrar's Office, 6602 Courts Drive or 804-722-8748, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Tues., Oct. 12 - Prince George Electoral Board Meeting, in the Registrar's Conference Room, 6602 Courts Drive, beginning at 2:00pm.

Tues., Oct. 12 - COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be held at 400 Cavalier Square Shopping Center, Hopewell, from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

Tues., Oct. 12 - Prince George County Board of Supervisors Worksession & Public Meeting will be held in the Board Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, at 6:00pm & 7:00pm respectively.

Wed., Oct. 13 - "Virtual Mobile McEachin" - Constituents can schedule appointments from 10:30am - 3:00pm at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44afaa28a2fecf8-october.

Wed., Oct. 13 - "Open House" at Rowanty Technical School, located at 20000 Rowanty Road, Carson, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

Wed., Oct. 13 - "Downtown Strategies Workshop" Reception (by registration only by Oct. 11), at Guncotton Coffee, 238 E. Broadway, Hopewell, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

Wed., Oct. 13 - Chappell Creek Community Meeting will be held in the Board Room, 3rd Floor, Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.

Thurs., Oct. 14 - Drug Court Fundraiser at Luca Italian Restaurant, during regular business hours.

Thurs., Oct. 14 - Bon Secours Southside Rebranding Celebration - A Community Celebration, at Southside Medical Center, 200 Medical Park Boulevard, Petersburg, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.


Government Offices Closed In Observance of Columbus Day

 County Government offices will be closed Monday, October 11 in observance of Columbus Day. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 12.


 

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 October 23 and 30. Statistics from the Voter Registrar Allan Richeson show that 851 residents have voted in-person, and 252 ballots have been returned by mail as of October 7.

·     Police investing shooting at Takach and Middle Roads. Details.

·     New streaming service available for future meetings in the Boardroom of the Administration Building. Details.

·     Harrison Elementary School installs book vending machine. Details.

·     Booster vaccines being offered for senior citizens with certain medical conditions. Details.

·     Donations at Fort Lee reopened for Afghan refugees. 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 4,783 cases of the coronavirus as of today.

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

·     Prince George County Animal Services adopted out two animals last week.

·     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/.

·     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.

·     Commissioner of the Revenue issues 35 new business licenses since September 27. Details.

·     October is Lovers, not Litter, Month. Details.

·     Virginia Household Quality Water Program. Details.

·     DEQ accepting public comments on wastewater disposal by Fort Lee. Details.

·     Central Wellness Center reopened October 4; Open House planned for October 30. Details.

·     Virginia Redistricting Commission seeks public comment. Details.

·     Information from Virginia Department of Fire Programs. Details.

·     Chesapeake Bay Foundation newsletter. Details.

·     Virginia Gateway Region newsletter. Details.

·     Department of Motor Vehicles accepting walk-in customers on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday schedule.

·     Pentagon officials announce civilians who work for the Defense Department and the military services must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Nov. 22.

·     Weekly update from Congressman McEachin. Details.


Quote of the Week

“Others believing in you is nice, but worthless if not matched by your own thought."

  ~ Scott Moore, American screenwriter and film director


On This Date

1871 - Great Chicago fire begins.

1906 - Karl Ludwig Nessler first demonstrates a machnine in London that puts permanent waves in hair.

1919 - World's first transcontinental air race took place from San Francisco to New York.

1921 - First live radio broadcast of a football game on KDKA Radio - Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia.

1922 - Lilian Gatlin becomes the first woman pilot to fly across the United States.

1945 - Microwave oven patented by US inventor Percy Spencer.

1948 - World's first internal pacemaker implanted.

1956 - Don Larsen pitched the first perfect game in the history of the World Series.

1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis records "Great Balls of Fire" in Memphis.

1970 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize in literature.

1982 - The musical Cats begins a run of nearly 18 years on Broadway.

2015 - Prince George 4-H Director Hermon Maclin named to top 50 list of Adobe Youth Voices Creative Educators.

 

 

Percy C. Ashcraft, County Administrator | Prince George County, VA | (804) 722-8600