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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

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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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Pittsylvania County 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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