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Posted on: February 23, 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.

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

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

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Pittsylvania County continues to negotiate with Franklin County regarding funding and coverage areas for the Cool Branch Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. County leaders are determined to find a fair resolution soon.

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

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

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Pittsylvania County apologizes for the confusing letter about the 2022 reassessment that was sent out this week and seeks to clarify misinformation and misunderstandings about this.

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Black History Month 2021

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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.

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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.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Pittsylvania County Offices Closed on February 18

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All Pittsylvania County offices will be closed on February 18 due to the severe winter weather that is coming to our region. This storm is projected to be even more severe than the previous week's.

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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 declared a local state of emergency in preparation for projected severe winter weather during their Tuesday night meeting. Read more about that and some of the other meeting highlights here.

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Small Business Assistance Grants Are Still Available

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The application process for Pittsylvania County small business assistance grants is now open. Up to 20 Pittsylvania County businesses are eligible for as much as $15,000 to help with rent and mortgage payments, personal protection equipment, and retooling...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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: 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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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 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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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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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.

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Pittsylvania County Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer's Offices are closed to the public

Due to COVID-19 exposures, both the Pittsylvania County Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue offices will be closed to the public until Dec. 9. Both offices are undergoing deep cleaning while employees are getting tested and contact tracing efforts a...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Pittsylvania County invests in its students

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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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Posted on: January 6, 2021

We stand behind our volunteer stations

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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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Posted on: December 2, 2020

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

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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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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Regional efforts fueling Pittsylvania County success

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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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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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Posted on: October 21, 2020

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

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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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