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Catchin' Up On
Prince George County  Government News 
Prince George County, VA                                                July 19, 2019


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Sat., July 20 - Prince George Farmers Market, Scott Park Pavilion, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, Prince George, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sat., July 20 - Harbor Blast BBQ Blast w/ "Smoke & Wine Band" (Tickets $25 + FREE parking), Appomattox Boat Harbor, 1604 Fine Street, Prince George, Gates Open at 4:00 pm.

Mon., July 22 - Prince George Drinking Water Quality Program - Results Meetings at the Prince George Public Library, 6605 Courts Drive, at 10:30 am OR 6:00 pm.

Mon., July 22 - Drug Court for Prince George County, the City of Hopewell, and Surry County, at Prince George Circuit Court, 6601 Courts Drive, beginning at 4:00 pm.

Mon., July 22 - "Send-off" Celebration for the Prince George Coach Pitch All-Star Baseball Team, headed to the Dixie Youth World Series in Louisiana, at JEJ Moore Sports Complex, 11455 Prince George Drive, Disputanta, beginning at 6:00 pm.

July 22-24 - Boys Basketball Camp (5th-11th graders), *Pre-registration required*, at Prince George High School Gym, 7801 Laurel Spring Road, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

July 22-24 - Football Camp (ages 6-14 yrs.), *Pre-registration required*, at Prince George High School Football Field, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm each day.

July 22-24 - Cheerleading Camp (ages 5-14 yrs.), *Pre-registration required*, at Clements Jr. High School Gym, 7800 Laurel Spring Road, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm daily.

Tues., July 23 - Board of Supervisors' Retreat at Central Wellness Center, 11033 Prince George Drive, Disputanta, beginning at 5:00 pm.

Wed., July 24 - Board of Supervisors Adjourned Meeting in the Boardroom, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, at 4:00 pm.

Thurs., July 25 - Riverside Regional Jail Finance Committee and Jail Authority Board Meetings at Riverside Regional Jail Office, 500 FOLAR Trail, N. Prince George, beginning at 1:00 pm.

Thurs., July 25 - ARWA and SCWWA Board of Directors Meeting at the ARWA Office, 21300 Chesdin Road, South Chesterfield, at 2:00 pm.

Thurs., July 25 - Prince George County Planning Commission Meeting in the Boardroom, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, at 6:30 pm.


Prince George Ruritan Club Breaks Ground on New Facility

The Prince George Ruritan Club held its official groundbreaking for its new facility on July 17 at the location just off Ruffin Road.


Important Things to Know

•             The Board of Supervisors will have a Special Meeting at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 to interview candidates for the County Attorney’s position.

•             GoFundMe page established to help Prince George Coach Pitch All-Stars with trip to Dixie Youth World Series.

•             Doctor's issue critical warnings about excessive heat. Details.

•             Despite recent changes, I-95 sign still confusing drivers. Details.

•             Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Training Opportunity. Details.

•             Delay in Colonial Heights trash collection linked to landfill lawsuit. Details.

•             Fort Lee gates to receive top cover. Details.

•             Nationwide hummus recall ordered over possible contamination. Details.

•             DMV releases license plate to celebrate UVA 2019 Men's Basketball Championship. Details.

•             Food Lion Distributing Center Announces Employment Opportunity. Details.

•             Petersburg couple saves neighbor who was unconscious inside burning home. Details.

•             Bus driver indicted for involuntary manslaughter in fatal I-95 bus crash. Details.

•             Tree Time Adventure Park and Fitness Center Hours and Pricing. Details.

•             Nestle introduces a new kind of refined sugar-free chocolate. Details.

•             New study shows how screen time impacts teen depression. Details.

•             Aird among 3 new RBC appointees. Details.

•             Dollar General shifts direction, has new strategy to win wealthier shoppers.  Details.

•             Riverside Regional Jail placed on probation for three years for flawed investigations of inmate deaths in 2017.

•             County Administrator Blogs. Details.

•             Regional employment opportunities. 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.

•             Health department warns Virginians of increase in respiratory illnesses this summer. Details.

•             It's Krispy Kreme's birthday. Here's how to score a dozen doughnuts for $1. Details.

•             Commissioner of the Revenue issues new business licenses. Details.

•             Richmond couple purchases 1740 Richmond plantation. Details.

•             Pest control experts: Prepare for insects and rodents trying to enter homes to escape heat. Details.

•             Hibachi Restaurant opens under new ownership in Dollar General Plaza.

•             Prince George Ponytails, Debs in action this weekend in Dixie Youth Softball tournaments.


Quote of the Week

 "A bell isn't a bell until you ring it. A song isn't a song until you sing it. And the love that is in us wasn't put there to stay. Love isn't love 'til you give it away."

~ John Wooden, legendary college basketball coach


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