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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Delays at Convenience Centers Result of Medical Absences

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Pittsylvania County Public Works would like to apologize for delays in emptying the receptacles at our convenience centers. Medical absences continue to plague our already short-staffed fleet of drivers. Fully staffed, we would have 7 drivers, all of whom...

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County Convenience Center Updates

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Bachelors Hall Fire and Rescue

Bachelors Hall Fire and Rescue - PittCo Agencies

Bachelors Hall Volunteer Fire & Rescue provides fire and ems services in the southern western portion of Pittsylvania County along the Danville border. After responding to 60% of all EMS related calls in fiscal year 2020, the volunteers at Bachelors H...

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PittCo Agencies
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Brosville Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Originally a station of the Tunstall District Volunteer Fire Department, which was formed in the early 1960s, Brosville Volunteer Fire Department serves a southwest section of Pittsylvania County that borders the Henry County line. 

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PittCo Agencies
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Tunstall Volunteer Fire and Rescue

The Tunstall District Volunteer Fire department was founded in the early 1960s by a group of more than 90 men who came together with the goal of providing fire protection to the communities of Bachelors Hall, Brosville, Mount Cross, Tunstall, and Westover...

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PittCo Agencies
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Cascade Volunteer Fire and Rescue

The Cascade Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1986. For Cascade, difficulty getting volunteers who were available to respond to calls came to a head in 2018. Throughout the fall of that year, the Cascade Volunteer Fire Department was rarely dispatc...

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PittCo Agencies
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Ringgold Volunteer Fire and Rescue

The Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department was founded in the late 1950s, and, like most volunteer fire departments at the time, was primarily operated by farmers and small business owners in the area. Calls to brush fires along the rail line to Richmond and ...

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PittCo Agencies

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Elections Center Parking

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Pittsylvania County has secured additional parking for those visiting the Elections and Training Center for early voting. Registered voters can also park on Main Street, at the Community Center, or, if needed, can utilize the handicap accessible spaces.

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Redistricting Public Comment Period Begins November 1

Redistricting Timeline of Public Comment Period

The public comment period for Pittsylvania County's redistricting process will begin on November 1. Citizens will have access to virtual and hardcopy maps of three redistricting plans and will have several ways available to submit feedback.

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

RiverStreet Networks - PittCo Happenings

PittCo Happenings - RiverStreet Networks

RiverStreet Networks' President and CEO Eric Cramer joins PittCo Happenings to discuss our joint commitment to expand internet access. He talks about the funding of rural internet, the importance of fiber, and what the MOU between our organizations means

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Internet Is Coming - PittCo Happenings

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In partnership with RiverStreet Networks, Pittsylvania County and Pittsylvania County Schools are investing a combined $16.5 million into a $75 million fiber-to-the-home network that will reach 12,000 unserved locations.

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Pittsylvania County, County Schools, and RiverStreet Networks Commit to Expanding Internet Coverage

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Pittsylvania County, County Schools and RiverStreet Networks starting fiber-to-the-home project for 11,985 unserved locations; County, Schools Commit $16.5 Million to Project. With MOU, parties agree to sign continue expanding coverage throughout county.

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

After Ikea Closure, Cane Creek Centre Seeing Flurry of Development

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Since IKEA announced the closure of its facility in the Cane Creek Centre in summer of 2019, several new projects have been announced there - totalling 1,187 new jobs and $402.9 million in capital investments in just over two years.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Redistricting Process Underway

Pittsylvania County Redistricting Timeline

As required by the Virginia Constitution, Pittsylvania County is in the midst of the redistricting process. This is the redrawing of election district boundaries based on the most recent census data. After a months-long process of developing multiple redi...

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Pittsylvania County Homepage News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Pittsylvania County Statement on Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Statement on Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Pittsylvania County staff and many other regulating agencies worked tirelessly with Purpose Driven Events over the past several months to review plans for the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, which ran from September 9-12. As the first event of this scale in Pit...

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Pittsylvania County Homepage News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Wanted Persons

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Help the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office by looking through some of the people who are wanted in our area. If you have any information about any of these people you should either call the Sheriff's Office at 432-7931 or Crime Stoppers at 800-791-0044

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Elections Center Parking

Elections Center Parking Diagram

Pittsylvania County has secured an additional parking lot to accommodate citizens visiting the Elections and Training Center during this election cycle. Those visiting the center over the next few weeks should turn onto Collie Street, which is directly ad...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Redistricting Public Comment Period Begins November 1

Redistricting Timeline of Public Comment Period

As required by State Code, Pittsylvania County's redistricting process is underway. This process is done to realign election districts with updated population data from the United States Census Bureau. Three redistricting plans will be published ...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Legislative Committee Recommends Advertising Appropriate Revisions to Solar Ordinance

Solar Development in Pittsylvania County

During a called meeting on Tuesday, the Legislative Committee of the Board of Supervisors made a recommendation to have staff advertise appropriate revisions to Pittsylvania County's solar ordinance.

"There are some holes in our current ordinance,&quo...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Pittsylvania County Employee Morale Continues Upward Trend, Survey Shows

Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

After a gap-year during 2020 due to the pandemic, Pittsylvania County conducted its third annual employee satisfaction survey, and the results show that employees by and large enjoy working for the county, feel that their supervisors encourage and promote...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Pittsylvania County Invoices Total $337,592 for Planned and Unplanned Expenses at Rock Festival

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As allowed by our music festival ordinance and is common in other localities, Pittsylvania County billed Purpose Driven Events for all costs incurred during the two music festivals at the Blue Ridge Ampitheater. 

Many of the County’s costs – such ...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Pittsylvania County Public Safety Encourages Community to Seek Appropriate Level of Care

Public Safety Reminder - 911 is for Emergencies

Amid frequent hospital diversions and staffing shortages, Pittsylvania County Public Safety, along with the many volunteer EMS agencies across the county, is encouraging the community to seek the appropriate level of care when dealing with injuries and il...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Board of Supervisors Legislative Committee to Discuss Limiting Solar Projects

Solar Development in Pittsylvania County

A called meeting of the Legislative Committee of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors has been scheduled for 5 p.m., Tuesday, October 12 at the request of Dr. Charles Miller, Chairman of the Legislative Committee and Banister District Supervisor. ...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

After Ikea Closure, Cane Creek Centre Seeing Flurry of Development

Cane Creek Centre Graphic - shows success of park in last two years

In what was a major blow to the regional economic outlook, Ikea announced in July of 2019 that it would close down its operation in the Cane Creek Centre in Pittsylvania County. After multiple rounds of layoffs, the company was down to about 300 employees...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Pittsylvania County, Schools, and RiverStreet Networks Commit to Expanding Internet Coverage

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With MOU, Pittsylvania County and RiverStreet Commit to Providing Universal Coverage Across the County

Pittsylvania County and RiverStreet Networks are jointly committed to creating an extensive fiber-to-the-home network that reaches almost every home in t...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

State of the Region Update

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Pittsylvania County Administrator David Smitherman and Board Chairman Bob Warren joined leaders from the City of Danville for the annual "state of the region" to discuss how our area has made great strides despite the pandemic.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Redistricting Process Underway

Pittsylvania County Redistricting Timeline

As required by the Virginia Constitution, Pittsylvania County is currently undergoing the process of redrawing election districts. After a months-long process of developing plans and gathering public input, and after the plan is certified by the Virginia ...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Blairs Bridge Officially Renamed after the Late William Pritchett, First Black Supervisor in County

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Many officials and community members gathered Wednesday morning to officially rename and dedicate the 29 Business North Bridge in Blairs as the William H. Pritchett Memorial Bridge. The late William Pritchett was the first Black person on the Board of Sup...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Despite Inaction of Franklin County, Pittsylvania County Pledges Support for Cool Branch Agencies

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPPORTS COOL BRANCH

During Tuesday night's meeting, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors showed its support for Cool Branch Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad by pledging to match all private donations made to the agencies between July 1 and...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Board of Supervisors August Recap

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The Board of Supervisors held a busy afternoon and evening of meetings on Tuesday. Some of the highlights included:  

Approved Premium Pay for County Employees and Fire and Rescue Allocations with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) ...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Pittsylvania County Successful in Economic Development in 2021

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Pittsylvania County Economic Development is off to a great start for 2021! Four projects have already been announced this year. These projects total $63.8 million in new capital investments in our community and 168 new jobs. The projects announced so far ...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Chatham Bridge Officially Named after Clyde L. Banks, Sr.

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County and district officials gathered on Monday for a ceremony to dedicate the newly renamed Clyde L. Banks, Sr. Memorial Bridge on 29 Business entering the Town of Chatham. The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors and the Commonwealth Transportation...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Morgan Olson Donates $175,000 Air Utility Vehicle to Pittsylvania County Public Safety

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Morgan Olson donated a new air utility vehicle worth approximately $175,000 to Pittsylvania County Public Safety on Wednesday morning. This vehicle allows for mobile refilling of air units and will be a major asset to Pittsylvania County.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Pittsylvania County Administration Hosts Training for Board of Supervisors Candidates

Training Session for Board of Supervisors Candidates

Pittsylvania County Administration held a training session Tuesday afternoon with each of the candidates running for the Board of Supervisors in the upcoming November election. Members of Pittsylvania County's Executive Team provided a high-level overview...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Board of Supervisors July Meeting Recap

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The Board of Supervisors held a busy day of meetings on Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights.

Approved Permit for Blue Ridge Rock Festival 

After Pittsylvania County underwent a thorough revision of its music festival ordinance in June and a th...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Staunton River Plastics Breaks Ground on New Facility in Hurt

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Staunton River Plastics broke ground on a new 250,000-square foot facility in Hurt on Wednesday morning alongside of many state and local officials and community leaders. This will be the first project in the Southern Virginia Multimodal Park.

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Volunteer Agencies Improve Response Rate in FY 2021

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With increased financial investments from the Board of Supervisors, oversight and guidance from the Fire and Rescue Commission, and assistance from the Public Safety Department, nearly every Pittsylvania County volunteer EMS agency has improved its respon...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Chairman Warren Addresses Fire and Rescue Commission about Cherrypicking Calls and Agency Funding

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Bob Warren, Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, provided comments at Tuesday night's meeting of the Fire and Rescue Commission regarding misconceptions about a new agency funding structure and expressed concern about an agen...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Pittsylvania County Welcomes New Assistant County Administrator

Dave Arnold - Assistant County Administrator

A proven leader and manager with significant experience in geospatial technologyinformation and personnel managementand local government operations, Dave Arnold stepped into the new position of Assistant Pi...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Board of Supervisors Conditionally Approves Permits for Two Music Festivals at Called Meeting

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The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors approved permits for a country music festival and a Christian music festival at the Blue Ridge Ampitheater in Blairs during a special called meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Bot...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Board of Supervisors June 15 Recap

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The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors held a busy day of meetings on Tuesday that included several committee meetings, a joint session with the Pittsylvania County School Board about internet availability in&...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Board of Supervisors Recap - May 18

The Board of Supervisors held an afternoon work session and an evening business meeting on May 18. Below are some of the highlights. 

While Franklin County Considers Options, Pittsylvania County to Match Franklin County Funding for Cool Branch Age...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

After Successful Operation, Gretna Community Vaccination Clinic to Close

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After approximately two months of serving as a central vaccine hub for Pittsylvania County, the Gretna Community Vaccination Clinic will be shut down after its last clinic on May 20. A decline in demand for the vaccine combined with more widespre...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Fire and Rescue Commission Continuing to Make Progress

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The Pittsylvania County Fire and Rescue Commission continues to make progress in advancing the coordination and efficiency of fire and rescue operations. During its meeting at the end of April, the Commission made some important recommendations and progre...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

AeroFarms Breaks Ground on World's Largest Aeroponic Vertical Farm in Pittsylvania County

Officials from Pittsylvania County and Danville, along with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, joined AeroFarms representatives on Thursday for a groundbreaking ceremony for an indoor vertical farming facility in Ringgold, which will be the world's largest.

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Funding approved for two fire trucks, future purchases to follow new replacement schedule

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During its Tuesday night business meeting, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors agreed to appropriate funding from the County's Capital Improvement Fund for the purchase of two new fire trucks, to be positioned at Cascade and Mt. Cross Volunteer F...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Supervisors Meeting Recap - April 20

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Beginning with committee meetings in the afternoon, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors held a busy day of meetings on Tuesday. Some of the highlights included: 

Passing a Resolution to Initiate a 1% Sales Tax Referendum for School Capita...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approves FY 2022 Budget

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The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the budget for fiscal year 2022 during a called meeting on Thursday night. This budget, which will  includes no tax or rate increases, features a general fund of $71.5 mill...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

New COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Open in Gretna

(GRETNA, VA.) -- The Virginia Department of Health's Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with the support of Pittsylvania County and other local COVID-19 response partners, is working to open the Gretna Comm...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

New Partnership Bringing Broadband to Pittsylvania County

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RiverStreet Networks and Pittsylvania County announce a partnership to bring broadband internet service to Pittsylvania County. Over the past few months, RiverStreet Networks has worked with Pittsylvania County Officials to offer much needed high-speed in...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Board of Supervisors March 16 Meeting Recap

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County Administrator Presents FY 2022 Budget

Pittsylvania County Administrator David Smitherman presented the proposed budget for Pittsylvania County's fiscal year 2022 during a Tuesday finance committee meeting. The budget includes no tax increas...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Developer awarded additional state funds for affordable housing in Pittsylvania County

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Landmark Asset Services, Inc. was awarded $615,000 from the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, which is from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, to help in the conversion of the old Southside High School and Blairs Middle Scho...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Pittsylvania County Spring Baseball to Proceed with Safety Precautions

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After being forced to cancel the past few sporting seasons due to COVID-19, Pittsylvania County Parks and Recreation will move forward with spring baseball in 2021. The season will run from the middle of May through July 17.

"Cancelling all of our spo...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Pittsylvania County continues to negotiate Cool Branch funding and coverage with Franklin County

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Pittsylvania County leaders are committed to finding a productive and mutually beneficial resolution with Franklin County regarding funding and coverage area for the Cool Branch Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, both of which are based and prima...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Tipping Fee Waived at Pittsylvania County Landfill through May 14 after Severe Winter Weather

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After the severe winter weather that slammed our region on February 13, downing trees and power lines and leaving many without power, Pittsylvania County leaders decided to waive tipping fees for storm debris at the landfill through May 14. This 90-day wa...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Pittsylvania County apologizes for confusing reassessment letter, seeks to clarify misinformation

Pittsylvania County mailed a letter about the 2022 reassessment to all property owners this week, and poor editing on our part has caused some confusion. The County apologizes for this&nbs...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Pittsylvania County Offices Closed on February 18

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In anticipation of the severe winter weather that is projected for early Thursday morning through Friday, all Pittsylvania County offices will be closed on Thursday, February 18. This includes all branches of the Public Library, the Pet Center, the Commun...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Pittsylvania County Declares Local State of Emergency for Upcoming Winter Weather

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The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors held a busy day of meetings on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Below are some of the highlights.

The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors….

Declared a Local Emergency in Preparation for Thursday Ice Storm

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Registrar's Office Moving to New Elections and Training Center

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Effective February 22, the Pittsylvania County Department of Elections and Voter Registrar is moving into the new Pittsylvania County Elections and Training Center, located at 18 Depot Street, Chatham, VA 24531. The former Elections Department building di...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Black History Month 2021

In honor of Black History month, learn about some of the most impactful African-Americans in Pittsylvania County. These individuals fought for and spearheaded significant social change and progress.

Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Board of Supervisors give laptops to county resident DCC students

Utilizing $150,000 in CARES Act funds, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors visited Danville Community College on Friday to provide laptops to several hundred students that live in Pittsylvania County. 

“The Pittsylvania County B...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Pittsylvania County Economic Development Director Recognized in Virginia Business’ “2020 Power List”

CHATHAM – Virginia Business recognized Pittsylvania County Economic Development Director Matt Rowe in its “2020 Power List,” a recognition of Rowe’s innovative work in recruiting and retaining businesses in...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Pittsylvania County bolstering public safety with CARES Act money

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CHATHAM -- Pittsylvania County is creatively using $2.7 in federal funds from the CARES Act to bolster both its career and volunteer fire and rescue operations. Just under $1.1 million has been allocated for the purchase of five ambulances that would be s...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Reassessment contractor using technology to increase accuracy, reduce costs

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CHATHAM – During a typical reassessment of Real Property, assessors would go out and visit properties on foot, taking one or two pictures for records. Deterrents such as dogs, locked gates, and citizens who were not home or did not want to provi...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Six Months in, Director Pushing for Comprehensive Modernization of Community Development

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After taking up the post of Pittsylvania County Community Development Director just over six months ago, Emily Ragsdale is looking to make sweeping changes to planning and zoning that will benefit Pittsylvania County and its citizens.

“Creating m...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Pittsylvania County, regulatory agencies hold productive informational session

To address concerns presented about First Piedmont Corporation’s landfill in Ringgold that have been voiced in recent months, Pittsylvania County held a productive information session via Zoom on Thursday. Regulating agencies, landfill engineers...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Board of Supervisors reappoint Chairman, Vice-Chairman

The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors reappointed Bob Warren as the Chairman and Ron Scearce as the Vice-Chairman during its reorganizational meeting on Monday. 

"I am honored that my colleagues on the board elected to reappoint me as ...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Pittsylvania County Project Manager Making Crucial Improvements with CARES Act Money

Nick Morris, Pittsylvania County Project Manager

Since his first day less than a month ago, Pittsylvania County Project Manager Nick Morris has been busy coordinating renovations and improvements of county services and infrastructure, all while trying to stay "within timelines and within guidelines...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

2020 Year in Review

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Pittsylvania County government had a busy year and effectively met the challenges brought on by COVID-19. Check out some of the highlights!

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

Newly Renovated Auditorium for Pittsylvania County Meetings is Operational

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The renovation of the Educational and Cultural Center (ECC) Auditorium, which was one of Pittsylvania County's largest projects with CARES Act funding, has been completed. The Pittsylvania County School Board has already hosted two meetings in th...

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Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Small Business Assistance Grants Are Still Available

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Pittsylvania County businesses can now apply for small business assistance grants to receive as much as $15,000 to help with rent/mortgage relief and retooling to allow a better response to COVID-19.

Pittsylvania County News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Hold Productive Day of Meetings

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The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors held a productive afternoon and evening of meetings on Tuesday. This was the first time that the Board of Supervisors were able to meet in the newly renovated ECC Auditorium. Below are some of the highlights of...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Reducing the Burden on County Residents

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Chairman Bob Warren discusses the rationale behind adjusting the meals tax rate from 4% to 6% and creating a transient occupancy tax: generating revenue that will allow for a reduction in the real estate tax rate - and thus the burden on county residents.

Your Board of Supervisors is dedicated to providing exceptional local government services at the lowest possible cost. We desire that our County becomes a place our children can be raised and educated, and then remain to work and raise their families. To ...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Honoring Clyde L. Banks, Sr.

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The Board of Supervisors recently renamed the Chatham South Bridge after the late Clyde L. Banks, Jr. Chairman Warren expresses why that was an important decision and why that particular bridge location was chosen.

It was a great joy to join my colleagues today in honoring a great Civil Rights leader of Pittsylvania County. With the formal renaming of the Chatham South Bridge as the Clyde L. Banks, Sr. Memorial Bridge, we are pleased that Mr. Banks and his legacy wi...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Thank You Morgan Olson

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Morgan Olson generously donated a $175,000 air utility vehicle to Pittsylvania County Public Safety, and this vehicle will serve as an asset to all Pittsylvania County residents and volunteer agencies, as well as the surrounding localities.

I just want to say that I am extremely appreciative of the generous gift that Morgan Olson provided to Pittsylvania County Public Safety – a new air utility vehicle worth approximately $175,000. This unit, which will be called Air 1, allows for ...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Cherrypicking Calls and Agency Funding

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Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Warren shares his concerns about an agency admitting to cherrypicking calls from a frequent flyer and explains the details of the new agency funding structure.

I want to start by saying that I wholeheartedly support the Fire and Rescue Association, the Fire and Rescue Commission, and each of the individual volunteer agencies in Pittsylvania County. I recently spoke to the Pittsylvania County Fire and Rescue Comm...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Investing in public safety

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This Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is intentional about using our finances, including our CARES Act funds, to bolster public safety.

There's a lot of different thoughts and views about what the role of government should be, but there's one thing that almost everyone can agree on: public safety is one of the most - if not the most - critical purviews of the government. That's why this P...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Adopting the PCSA is a good business decision

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It was a determination to be more efficient that led this Board to adopt the Pittsylvania County Service Authority last year, and it is that same desire for efficiency that's leading us to evaluate what our water line extension policy should be.

Your Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors operates with the guiding principle that government is a business. We have to make decisions with an eye for the future. We have to think long-term about things like capital investments, improvements, scaling,...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Poor Journalistic Practices by the Star Tribune

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Recently, I have been dissatisfied with the Star Tribune's unwarranted and unsupported negative coverage of Pittsylvania County that hasn't followed journalistic practices such as transparency, objectivity, and providing evidence to back up a claim.

Let me preface by saying that I believe the Chatham Star Tribune serves a crucial role in keeping our community informed. However, over the past few months I have been dissatisfied with unwarranted and often unsupported negative coverage of Pittsylvania C...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Our stations are improving

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Callands-Gretna Supervisor Ben Farmer discusses the improvements that many Pittsylvania County volunteer fire and rescue agencies have made in the past several years as funding has increased and the partnership with County Public Safety has improved.

When a Pittsylvania County resident or business-owner calls 911 for any emergency, those responding to your emergency will be volunteers from one of our many community volunteer fire and rescue departments. With increased county funding and involvement in...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: April 7, 2021

County continues to invest in fire and rescue

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Callands-Gretna Supervisor Ben Farmer discusses the critical role that our volunteer agencies play in keeping our community safe and why the Board of Supervisors remains committed to investing into these stations.

This Board of Supervisors understands the crucial role that volunteer fire and rescue agencies play in keeping our communities safe, which is why we are committed to increasing our investments in these stations. In the past three years we have increased a...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Pittsylvania County is Reaching the African American Community

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I am pleased to see the Board of Supervisors taking such intentional measures to recognize and work with the African American community. It is refreshing to see our Board and the local African American community working together so well.

The relationship between the African American community and Pittsylvania County government has not always been great. However, things are moving forward and have improved dramatically in recent years due to this board’s dedication to recognizing the contr...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Pittsylvania County is Communicating Better

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Pittsylvania County government is doing a better job of communicating with citizens than ever before. This is a result of creativity, experimentation, and intentionality on behalf of Pittsylvania County staff.

As your elected officials, we understand that it is important that we not only make sound decisions, but also do what we can to ensure the public knows what those decisions are and why we made them. In the past, Pittsylvania County has struggled mightily ...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: February 24, 2021

A Win for the Northern End of the County is a Win for the Whole County

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While representing each of our specific districts and constituents is important, above all else we represent Pittsylvania County as a whole, and we must make decisions in light of what is good for the entire county.

As you have probably heard, Pittsylvania County is the largest locality in the state of Virginia, covering nearly the same landmass as the entire state of Rhode Island. As a result of that size, Pittsylvania County residents have a lot of diverse situatio...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Pittsylvania County is Restoring the Northern End

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Staunton River District Representative Tim Dudley talks about how the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors are taking steps to restore the northern end of the County, both in terms of economic opportunity and quality of life options.

I represent the Staunton River District, which encompasses much of the northern end of Pittsylvania County. After the 2007 closure of Hurt’s Burlington Industries manufacturing facility, which was the economic linchpin of the region and one of largest emp...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Pittsylvania County invests in its students

Robert Warren 3

Chairman Warren explains how Pittsylvania County invested its CARES Act money in its students at all levels by funding the purchase of thousands of laptops and other technology.

For many of us, the last ten months have been some of the strangest, most difficult times of our lives. This is particularly true for of our students, who were suddenly forced to learn exclusively remotely for several months in March without any warning o...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: January 6, 2021

We stand behind our volunteer stations

Robert Warren 3

Chairman Warren explains why the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is investing so much in its volunteers and volunteer stations and thanks 640 Rescue Squad personnel for their service over its decades of operations.

As your elected Board of Supervisors, we understand the prominent role that volunteer stations play in keeping our communities safe at all times of day and night, but also in bringing our communities together. We want to thank the many volunteers who serv...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Accepting our neighbors' trash is a wise financial decision for the county and the taxpayer

Robert Warren 3

Chairman Bob Warren explains why the Board believes that using the landfill to accept outside waste, cover its own expenses, and generate revenue is a sound financial decision, both for the finances of county government and for the individual taxpayer.

Many of Pittsylvania County’s neighbor localities are stuck paying millions of dollars a year for the disposal of their trash. Meanwhile, Pittsylvania County is in a position to make money with its landfill without significantly increasing costs. That is ...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Regional efforts fueling Pittsylvania County success

Robert Warren 3

Chairman Bob Warren highlights some of Pittsylvania County's many numerous economic development successes over the past few years and the regionalism that has helped lead to significant job creation, capital investments, and awards and recognitions.

When it comes to improving the quality of life in Pittsylvania County, one of the primary driving factors is economic development. While Pittsylvania County can make strides on its own, working in tandem with regional partners is what will allow our commu...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: November 4, 2020

The landfill is an asset

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Chairman Bob Warren explains why Pittsylvania County has elected to use the landfill to create revenue.

As the leaders of your community, we are always looking for ways that we can save and make money that don’t involve raising taxes and fees. Through years of strategic and focused efforts to improve the efficiency of the landfill operations, we h...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: October 21, 2020

The Board cares about the entire Penhook community, in both Pittsylvania and Franklin Counties

Robert Warren 3

Bob Warren, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, explains why Pittsylvania County is pushing Franklin County for additional funding for Cool Branch Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors understands that it is the unmatched dedication from our volunteer network that keeps more than 20 fire and rescue agencies operational and available to respond to emergencies in every corner of the county. Tha...

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Supervisors Central

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