Author: Terry Brooks

“9/11 Day” National Day of Service

September 11th is a National Day of Service! You can make a difference and pay tribute on September 11 in so many simple ways. Volunteer locally! Support your community and your neighbors, teach, lend a helping hand, make a flood bucket, support rescue efforts, assist with rebuilding efforts, donate. There are so many ways to observe this National Day of Service! In observance of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (“9/11 Day”), we pause to remember the lives of those lost and injured as a result of terrorism on 9/11 and worldwide. We honor the many...

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September is National Preparedness Month

Be Informed.  Plan Ahead.  Take Action Go to https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes for Hurricane Preparedness details! The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October.  Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over the water and move toward land. Threats from hurricanes include high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, and tornadoes. Hurricane Watch = conditions possible within the next 48 hrs. Steps to take: Review your evacuation route(s) & listen to local officials. Review the items in your disaster supply kit; and add items to meet the household...

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James “Sonny” C. Terry

James “Sonny” C. Terry – died peacefully at his home on September 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Bradley, and father, James C. Terry. Sonny was the Captain of his high school football and track teams at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia. He attended Virginia State Police Academy and served Tappahannock for six years. He then accepted a position with Southland Life Insurance Company and managed numerous offices in Virginia and North Carolina. Sonny returned to Tappahannock in 1987 with the intention of retiring, but again was gainfully employed with his son, David Terry, at Terry Construction. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. He enjoyed all sports, especially Virginia Tech football and basketball. Sonny followed Elon College baseball and never missed one of David’s games. He loved drawing, painting and traveling through the countryside viewing nature. Sonny loved and enjoyed serving with his church family at Cobham Park Baptist Church. He was a member of the Tappahannock Fire Department, Rescue Squad, Tappahannock Town Council, Tappahannock Rotary Club, served on the Grand Jury and was a member of numerous other civic organizations. Sonny was warm-hearted with a generous spirit and he had a zest for life. He displayed a continuous sense of humor and was deeply devoted to his family and friends. Sonny had a unique talent to tell a joke and...

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TOWN OF WARSAW POLICE DEPARTMENT AWARDED $25,000 USDA GRANT

In recent months, the Warsaw Police Department successfully applied for and was awarded a highly competitive United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Grant to assist in the purchase of two new Ford Explorer SUV’s. Police Chief, Joan Kent, said the impetus for applying for the grant was “… to replace an aging 2008 Crown Victoria and 2010 Crown Victoria. These new additions will allow us to replace these vehicles with two 4-wheel drive SUV’s, assisting us in both winter and off-road situations. The past few winters have been difficult to navigate with our current Taurus’ and Crown Victoria’s....

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911 Address Verification in Essex County

Over the next several months, Timmons Group, an Engineering and Technology firm based in Richmond, is assisting Essex County in correcting their addressing system. Technicians from the firm will be visiting each structure in the county and verifying that the actual 911 address of the structure matches the address in Essex County’s Geographic Information System. Ensuring that all addresses are accurate and up-to-date will enable first responders to locate an emergency as quickly as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Susanne Joy (Essex County Geospatial Program Coordinator) at 804-443-3490...

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Dec
17
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all-day New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
Dec 17 all-day
Dust off your dancing shoes and join family, friends and neighbors at Festival Halle on Main Street in Reedville, Virginia on Sunday, December 31st as the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum celebrates the end of 2017 and[...]
9:30 am Joint Cantata
Joint Cantata
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The joint choirs of Farnham Baptist and Milden Presbyterian Churches will present the cantata, Peace Has Come, on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The cantata will be presented at 10:00 a.m. at Milden and at 11:00[...]
4:30 pm Community Christmas Event
Community Christmas Event
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Begin the holiday season in the Tappahannock Historic District on Sunday, December 17th from 5 – 8pm. At 5pm, the Tappahannock Artists Guild will display local artists’ paintings, and conduct Christmas Carols and offer refreshments[...]
6:00 pm Drive-Thru Nativity @ Howertons Baptist Church
Drive-Thru Nativity @ Howertons Baptist Church
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Howertons Baptist Church in Dunnsville will have a Drive Thru Live Nativity on Sunday December 17th from 6 – 7:30pm
Dec
18
Mon
all-day New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
Dec 18 all-day
Dust off your dancing shoes and join family, friends and neighbors at Festival Halle on Main Street in Reedville, Virginia on Sunday, December 31st as the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum celebrates the end of 2017 and[...]

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