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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                                     
 November 5, 2021
 
Sat., Nov. 6 - COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for children 5-11 yrs. and adults, thru the Crater Health District, in the Prince George High School Commons, 7801 Laurel Spring Road, 10:00am - 12:00pm.
 
Sat., Nov. 6 - 5th Annual Pecan Festival @ The Pecan Grove (FREE event, music, food vendors), at the Richard Bland College Pecan Grove, 11301 Johnson Road, S. Prince George, from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
 
Sat., Nov. 6 - Pet Adoption Event (at the "Pecan Festival"), presented by P.G. Animal Services, at the Richard Bland College Pecan Grove, 11301 Johnson Road, S. Prince George, from 11:00am - 1:00pm.
 
Sun., Nov. 7 - Eastern Standard Time Begins at 2:00am - Statewide - "Fall Back" (turn clocks BACK one hour).
 
Nov. 7-11 - VDOT Planned Overnight Bridge Closures with detours north & southbound at the Benjamin Harrison Bridge, Jordan Point Rd, (Rte. 156), Prince George & Charles City Counties, 7:00pm - 5:00am.
 
Mon., Dec. 8 - Drug Court for Prince George County, the City of Hopewell, and Surry County, at the Prince George Circuit Court, 6601 Courts Drive, 4:00pm.
 
Tues., Nov. 9 - "Building the Foundation For Your New Business" Workshop via Zoom (registration required thru www.sbdc-longwood.com/training), 9:00am - 10:30am, hosted by Prince George County.
 
Tues., Nov. 9 - Prince George County Board of Supervisors Worksession & Public Meeting, in the Board Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, at 6:00pm & 7:00pm respectively.
 
Wed., Nov. 10 - LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) Meeting at the Central Wellness Center, 11023 Prince George Drive, Disputanta, beginning at 9:00am.
 
Wed., Nov. 10 - Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting at the Prince George Parks & Rec Community Center, 11100 Old Stage Road, at 12:00pm.
 
Wed., Nov. 10 - COVID-19 Vaccinations thru the Crater Health District for Tinsley Charter residents, at the Tinsley Charter Clubhouse, Tinsley Charter Boulevard, Prince George, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
 
Thurs., Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day - Prince George County Government Offices and facilities CLOSED.
                 
Fri., Nov. 12 - 10th Annual Riverside Community Criminal Justice Board Appreciation Breakfast & Awards , at The Beacon Theatre, 401 N. Main Street, Hopewell, beginning at 8:00am.
 
 
55 Percent Turn Out For
November 2 General Election
 
Prince George County saw 55 percent of its registered voters turn out for the General Election on November 2. The race for Sheriff remains undecided with Buck Vargo leading Paul Burroughs by five votes. Unofficial PG election results.
 
Important Things to Know
 
COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 and adults will be available Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12:00 Noon at Prince George High School. No appointment necessary.
 
Reminder to turn back clocks by 2 a.m. Sunday to Eastern Standard time. It is also a good time to replace batteries in smoke alarms.
 
 
  • Community Development newsletter. Details.
 
  • King Drive residents considering creating a Sanitary District to assist with drainage and road issues. Blog.
 
  • State Police turning to local backup because of 344 vacancies. Details.
 
  • Parks & Recreation seeking youth basketball coaches. Details.
 
  • Dominion Energy Public Notice. Details.
 
  • Smaller turkeys may be harder to find as Thanksgiving draws near. Details.
 
  • Tesla recalls nearly 3,000 Model Y and Model 3 vehicles over faulty suspension issue.
 
  • Prince George County Public School Division adopts paperless agenda with BoardDocs. Details.
 
  • Amazon's Black Business Accelerator Webinar. Details.
 
  • Benjamin Harrison Bridge closure times. Details.
 
  • Virginia's Gateway Region Newsletter. Details.
 
  • Virginia Department of Health (VDH) statistics report Prince George County has experienced 5,057 cases of the coronavirus since February, 2020, resulting in 46 deaths as of today.
 
 
 
 
  • 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 County Animal Services adopted out one animal last week.
 
  • Nearly 10,000 Afghans brought out of their country during the U.S. airlift have been processed, released and resettled into the U.S. over the past two months; some 53,000 still at military bases getting ready to be discharged.
 
  • Prince George County Litter Reduction Program collected 225 bags of trash in October.
 
  • Prince George County to host ‘Community Holiday Dinner’ on December 18 at the Central Wellness Center from 12:00 Noon - 3 p.m.
 
  • Moore Middle School Girls Basketball team wins championship with 38-28 win over Hopewell on November 4.
 
  • Prince George County unemployment rate dips to 3.6 percent in September to draw closer to pre-COVID 19 numbers.
 
  • Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office issues eight new business licenses since October 22. Details.
 
  • County Administrator Percy Ashcraft & Deputy County Administraor Jeff Stoke recognized by PM (Publiic Management) Magazine for 25 years of public administration service.
 
  • Crater Health District offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11. Details.
 
Quote of the Week
 
“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embak on, maybe what matters is that we embark.
 
  ~ Barbara Hall, American TV writer and producer.
 
 
On This Date
 
 
1872 - Susan B. Anthony is arrested for trying to vote.
 
1911 - Calbraith P. Rodgers ends first transcontinental flight.
 
1940 - Franklin D. Roosevelt re-elected for a third term as President.
 
1941 - The order is given to Japanese fleet to bomb Pearl Harbor.
 
1930 - Sinclair Lewis becomes the first American to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for his novel Babbit.
 
1935 - Parker Brothers company launches "Monopoly," a game of real estate and capitalism.
 
1994 - George Foreman becomes oldest heavyweight champion.
 
2009 - Army major kills 13 people in Fort Hood shooting spree.
 
2012 - Prince George County Government launches Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hot-Line to accept anonymous complaints.
 
2014 - Groundbreaking held for new fire station in Carson.
 
2018 - Prince George Rotary Club spruces up Upper Scott Park by planting trees.
 
2018 - Jackie Bradley, Jr. adds to postseason success by winning his first Gold Glove.
 
Percy C. Ashcraft, County Administrator | Prince George County, VA | (804) 722-8600