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2018-12-10

Greensville Memorial Foundation Helps Jackson-Feild

Recognizing the importance of doing all they can to improve the quality of life and health of the community, the Greensville Memorial Foundation recently awarded grant funding to Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health (JFBHS) Services to purchase a new eight-passenger van.

On average, residents at JFBHS are driven 20,000 miles per year for medical and dental appointments. Replacing a 2010 minivan with more than 200,000 miles on the odometer, this new vehicle is expected to provide reliable transportation of the children for a number of years.

The board and staff of JFBHS are most grateful to Executive Director Jill Slate and the board of the Greensville Memorial Foundation for this wonderful gift.

VSP Urging Motorists to Stay Off the Roads, Even as Two Troopers Struck by Vehicles

Two Virginia State Police troopers have been struck due to vehicles losing control on Virginia's slick highways. Since the Governor of Virginia declared a State of Emergency Saturday (Dec. 8), Virginians have been advised to avoid travel during the storm. Yet, Virginia State Police have responded statewide to more than a thousand traffic crashes and just shy of 1,150 disabled/stuck vehicles between 12:01 a.m. Sunday and 10 p.m Sunday (Dec. 9, 2018). 

At 6:44 p.m. Sunday, a vehicle traveling north on Interstate 81 lost control at the 94 mile marker in Pulaski County and slammed into a trooper and his patrol vehicle. The trooper was seated inside his patrol car at the time of the crash. Fortunately, the trooper was not injured nor was the driver of the out-of-control vehicle. 

On Sunday at approximately, 7:11 p.m., a Virginia State Police Trooper was stopped with his emergency equipment activated assisting a disabled vehicle on the left hand shoulder of southbound I-95, at the 89.6 mile marker in Hanover County.  A 2003 GMC Yukon traveling southbound lost control and struck the trooper's vehicle in the rear.  The trooper was sitting inside of his vehicle at the time of impact sustaining minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.  No other injuries were reported.  (The attached photos are the property of the Virginia State Police, which permits for their publication/broadcast.)

This is why the Virginia State Police is still advising folks to delay travel unless absolutely necessary. The highways are still slick and snow-covered. As the temperatures drop overnight, roadways will freeze and turn even more dangerous.   

As of 10 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 9), the Virginia State Police are responding to the following:

Richmond Division: 
31 Disabled Vehicles
68 Traffic Crashes
Culpeper Division: 
3 Disabled Vehicles
11 Traffic Crashes
Appomattox Division: 
23 Disabled Vehicles
14 Traffic Crashes
Wytheville Division: 
13 Disabled Vehicles
6 Traffic Crashes
Chesapeake Division: 
8 Disabled Vehicles
8 Traffic Crashes
Salem Division: 
15 Disabled Vehicles
13 Traffic Crashes
Fairfax Division:
3 Disabled Vehicles
1 Traffic Crash
   
 
 
 
 

Toy Drive at Union Bank and Trust

Now through the 18th bring new and unwrapped toys to Union Bank and Trust at 100 Dominion Drive in Emporia for families being sponsored by Social Services in this time of need. You may drop your toys from  Monday-Thurs 9:00-5:00, Friday 9:00 – 6:00 or Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 in the drive thru

Once the drive has ended, we will deliver the toys to Social Services and they will deliver these to the children in the area.

Branch Manager Brent Mason and employees Pam Brown, Shirley Mangrum, and then Nancy Cobb all from the Union Bank & Trust Emporia branch.

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