US Senate candidate Jackson aims for Virginia to ‘lead again’ Shares ideas on the Constitution, faith, education and racial tensions

E.W. Jackson, Chesapeake resident and Republican candidate for the United States Senate, realizes the historical impact that Virginia has had on the formation of the United States. Jackson believes the state that produced American leaders such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, James Madison and George Mason can once again guide the country in the right direction.

Source: US Senate candidate Jackson aims for Virginia to ‘lead again’ Shares ideas on the Constitution, faith, education and racial tensions

Journey Ministries gives away formal dresses

On January 17, Journey Ministries announced that it will unite with more than 500 churches around the world to host a Night to Shine event on Friday, February 9, which is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom-like experience, which is centered on God’s love and is specifically for people with special needs who are ages 14 and older. This worldwide movement will take place in all 50 states and 15 countries around the world… and the numbers continue to grow!

Source: Journey Ministries gives away formal dresses

Land and Table for Small Farmers

By Bill Hawkins:

Every Second Tuesday of the month a group of small farmers and others meet at the Local APX Market to have a potluck dinner and discuss issues effecting small farmers in the Appomattox County area.

Enjoying the Delicious Potluck

There were nearly 30 people in attendance and afterwards Jason Fowler, the founder of the organization, spoke and everyone participated in a discussion about connecting with those needed to build and support the farming community and also connect with the local community and market.

Attending was a variety of people, including farmers that raised livestock from Yaks to making jams, a chef, business coach and people interested in finding out more about their community.

We do This for Their Healthy Future

The food that is prepared by participants is healthy and delicious.  Last nights spread included:  Beef & Cabbage;  Roasted Italian Dressed Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Garlic Potatoes; 5 layer dip with Humus, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Salsa and Cheese; Zucchini Soup; Venison; Yak Chili; Cabbage Potato Stew with Onions/Peppers and Bratwurst made out of Pastured Pork; Sweet Potato and Kale Quiche, Organic Bread and Grass Fed Butter.


Jason Fowler with Land & Table at the Appomattox Community Potluck, January 2018

Anyone interested is invited to attend the next meeting on February 13th beginning at 5pm at the Local APX Market on Church Street in downtown Appomattox.  To find out more about the market or local foods, visit and search the keyword “Local Food Products” under the “Tourism” heading.  If you’re a farmer and would like a free listing on, email us at  To find out more about the Land and Table organization visit their website at


Hometown Hero— Jane Thomas

Everyone knows that children who grow up in less than perfect environments can be taken into custody by the state, and placed in foster care. However, many people don’t realize just how much goes into making sure that foster parents are well suited to raise a child as their own. However, for those select few who feel led to be a positive impact in the lives of children, it can be a life that is very rewarding. Appomattox local Jane Thomas is no exception.

Source: Hometown Hero— Jane Thomas

Water tank repair, possible farmer’s market and loan forgiveness discussed at Pamplin Town Council meeting

On Thursday, December 7, the Pamplin City Town Council met for its final meeting of 2017 in the Town office on Main Street in Pamplin. After the meeting had begun with prayer from Vice Mayor Ronald Franklin and the approval of the minutes from the previous meeting, the Council was addressed by Mrs. Adrienne Gilbert, who lives just outside of Pamplin City in Charlotte County.

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Former Frank’s Place store to reopen with new name and retro style

By Charles Conrad:

If you would like a little sock hop or bubblegum pop with your T-Bird Meatball Parmesan sub, the One Stop Shop Market and Classic Subs convenience store and cafe just might be the place for you.  (Read More)

You can find more about this store on under the “Restaurant” heading and the keywords (Cafe, Subs), plus the “Tourism” heading and the keyword (Cold Drinks).