Catchin' Up On
Prince George County Government News
Prince George County, VA March 8, 2019
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Feb. 15 - April 30 - Statewide Burn Law in effect: No burning BEFORE 4:00PM (this includes campfires, brush fires, etc.). Please contact the Virginia Department of Forestry with any questions at 434-977-6555.
Fri., March 8 - St. Patrick's Day Middle School Dance ($2 per P.G. School student), at the Prince George Parks and Rec Community Center, 11100 Old Stage Road, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.
March 9-14 - 44th Annual Joint Culinary Training Exercise with live demos, table displays, and military cooking challenges at the MacLaughlin Fitness Center, Fort Lee, VA, 9:00am-4:30pm each day. Admission is FREE with lunch tickets first-come, first-served.
Sat., March 9 - Mobile Phone/i-Pad Photo Workshop ($30 pre-registration required), at the Prince George Parks & Recreation Community Center, 11100 Old Stage Road. Class is 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Sat., March 9 - "Pickleball" Open House - Learn to play (under 16 yrs. must be accompanied by adult), at the Prince George County Central Wellness Center Gym, 11023 Prince George Drive, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sun., March 10 - Daylight Saving Time will begin at 2:00 AM – Statewide. "Spring Ahead" (turn clocks FORWARD one hour).
Mon., March 11 - Prince George County, City of Hopewell, and Surry County Drug Court at the Prince George Circuit Court, 6601 Courts Drive, beginning at 4:00pm.
Mon., March 11 - Prince George County School Board will meet in the 3rd Floor Board Room of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, at 6:30pm.
Tues., March 12 - Prince George County Board of Supervisors Work Session & Public Meeting in the 3rd Floor Board Room of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, at 6:00pm & 7:00pm respectively.
Wed., March 13 – Prince George County Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting at the Parks & Rec Community Center, 11100 Old Stage Road, beginning at 12:00pm.
Wed., March 13 - "Caregivers Café" presented by Crater Community Hospice, at the Petersburg Public Library, Multi-purpose Room, 201 W. Washington Street, Petersburg, at 3:00pm.
Fri., March 15 - "Employee Day To Serve" - Prince George Co. Employees will clean up litter along Rte. 156 & Jefferson Park Road (rain or shine), from 8:30am - 12:30pm.
Fri., March 15 - Crater Youth Care Commission will meet at the Green House Facility, 6102 County Drive, Disputanta, at 9:30am.
Fri., March 15 - Petersburg Area Regional Tourism (PART) Board Meeting, 1964 Wakefield Avenue, Petersburg, VA 23805, at 11:00am.
March 16-17 - St. Patrick's Day "Slugfest" Baseball Tournament (ages 9-14) on various Prince George County Ball Fields. Game times vary throughout the tournament.
Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday; Change Batteries
Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. It is the time to move clocks ahead one hour and also replace the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Important Things to Know
• Three children taken to hospital after County school bus driven into ditch. Details.
• Prince George County soldier lost in World War II to be remembered on the Military Wall of Honor. Details.
• Statewide Tornado Drill set for March 19. Details.
• Virginia is one of 19 states that will have a full school tobacco ban. Details.
• Railroad track repairs to have impact on traffic in Prince George County. Details.
• Burn ban in effect until April 30. Details.
• Governor's Flag Order for the State Capitol. Details.
• Seven arrested in gun and drug sting in Petersburg. Details.
• Richmond listed among top 10 cities as food destination. Details.
• Knowing the signs of a stroke can save a life. Details.
• Perry-White Scholarship applications available for high school students. Details.
• Hopewell Moose Lodge members meet after devastating fire. Details.
• Kids Chance Application Announcement. Details.
• A night of athletic honors at Fort Lee. Details.
• Contributing localities scrambling to balance budgets in light of recent drop in population at Riverside Regional Jail. Details.
• Local firefighters help save American flag amidst fire at the Hopewell Moose Lodge. Details.
• County Administrator Blogs. Details.
• Regional employment opportunities. Details.
• Prince George High School sports schedule and results. Details.
• What's showing at the movies in Prince George County? Details.
• Latest Prince George County Gasoline Prices. Details.
• How to report pesky potholes. Details.
• PART gets grant for LOVE campaign. Details.
• Prince George High School Spirit Shop. Details.
• Vaccination deniers gaining traction on social media. Details.
• Fort Lee makes budget reduction in eliminating its Volunteer Coordinator position.
• Comcast closes its service office on Puddledock Road.
• Sheetz to open new store in Puddledock area on June 6.
• VDOT has openings for field workers and summer interns; apply online.
• Prince George County will again participate in the Pesticide Container Recycling Program.
• Police Department investigating school bus incident this morning involving South Elementary School students.
• March Message from the County Administrator. Details.
Quote of the Week
"People come and people go, moving fast and moving slow. I'm in a crowd and yet I'm all alone."
~ Mickey Dolenz, actor and musician with the Monkees.