POWHATAN – One penny – one worth about $560,000 – was central to a lengthy debate last week about where the county’s fiscal situation is going both in the short term and long term.
When starting to write this column, I couldn’t help but think back to that old saying about being lucky to have something in my life that makes saying farewell so difficult.
While I don’t pretend to have a great deal of special wisdom to pass on to the younger generations, I have no problem sharing what I have learned through my own experiences.
POWHATAN – The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors has charged county staff to cut spending as much as possible in the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget with the aim of working toward a 69-cent real estate tax rate this year.
POWHATAN – A program designed to preserve and protect open spaces, forested areas and agricultural lands in Powhatan County was highlighted last week for the good it does in keeping thousands of acres of land rural.
POWHATAN – Multiple generations came together to share in some cuteness overload as miniature horses Autumn and Spiffy visited Community Matters.
The samples were spicy, sweet, smoky and flavorful at the Village Heroes 9/11 Memorial Chili Cook-Off.
POWHATAN – Powhatan County Public Schools’ handling of controversial instructional materials was once again front and center last week in various ways, one of which will lead to a new task force to review books in secondary school libraries.
Pocahontas Elementary School held a Family Reading Night on March 23. The night included a pizza dinner, a silent auction, a special Reading Night performance and fun stations spread throughout the school. The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the school’s new book vending machine.
It’s a good thing I like wind chimes.
POWHATAN – The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors got a look at some of the heftier requests increasing the county’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2024 operating budget with a second round of meeting with department heads.
POWHATAN – A longstanding tradition of bringing local business leaders together with Powhatan’s state elected officials continued last week when State Sen. Ghazala Hashmi, D-Chesterfield, and Del. Lee Ware, R-65, spoke at the Powhatan Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon.
When I talked to Becky Boswell about her role as the coordinator of the Powhatan County Public Schools’ Parent Resource Center earlier this year, I liked how she described herself – as a connector.
POWHATAN – The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors got more detail about the reasons behind increases in the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2024 operating budget when they spoke with department heads last week.
Lanie Jastram put a little zest and a great deal of enthusiasm into the sweet corn salsa she served judges last week, and it paid off with a first place win in the Sodexo Future Chefs Contest.
A special committee has been making good headway in early 2023 working to develop a new strategic plan for Powhatan County Public Schools to take it through 2030.
POWHATAN – A multi-jurisdictional grand jury has indicted a Powhatan couple on 15 charges relating to the abuse of a juvenile, including abduction, rape and assault.
As far as telling Powhatan stories goes, the Powhatan African American Cultural Arts Museum’s new exhibit “The History of Black Business” does an excellent job.
POWHATAN — Powhatan County Supervisor Karin Carmack pushed back last week against claims she vacated her post by moving out of District 5 for a short period of time in 2022.
POWHATAN – Sandra Morris Kemp was caught off guard when The Valentine museum reached out earlier this month and let her know she had a garment on display.
A Powhatan man who was arrested in October 2022 and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography was indicted on 18 additional criminal charges Tuesday, Feb. 14 by the Powhatan County Grand Jury.
POWHATAN – A Powhatan man who was recently hit from behind while driving his brand new tractor home from the dealership is doing well but urging people to be more mindful of sharing the road with farm equipment.
POWHATAN – Tony Kilic feels like he didn’t need to die to experience Judgement Day.
POWHATAN – The Powhatan County School Board took its first deep dive into the fiscal year (FY) 2024 operating budget last week.
About two weeks ago, it hit me that Valentine’s Day was almost upon us.