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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.

Percy C. Ashcraft, County Administrator | Prince George County, VA | (804) 722-8600
Fax (804) 732-3604 | |