A $2,400 study by Danville-based Solex Architecture estimates that renovating the armory would cost $1.9 million. A previous estimate by another architect, working with the Harris Memorial Armory group, placed the project at $2.1 million.
Blackstone is moving closer to approving proposed wording for two questions to be placed on the Nov. 3rd ballot.
After a motorcade (below) through downtown Blackstone last Thursday evening, several members of Shiloh Baptist Church observed several moments of reflection and remembrance on the one-year anniversary of the May 28, 2019 accident in Dinwiddie County that killed four church members and injured seven others. Among the survivors was Grace Rhodes (left), who led the gathering in song in the church parking lot. Michael Somerville, who lost his wife, Wartena, prayed with daughter, Stephanie.
What a distressing time for our nation. I pray for continued peace here in rural Virginia. How in the world did that police officer in Minneapolis keep his job after so many prior complaints and incidents? Was it because of a powerful police union? I’ve been told that with some labor unions, you basically have to kill someone on the job to get fired. Well, he did. You’d think that a dirty cop would be smart enough (cunning) not to do something so inhumane and heinous in a city street, where every witness and passerby has a cell phone camera. George Floyd was handcuffed, subdued by four officers, and very much detained. May something good come out of his cruel, unnecessary death.
Tomorrow, May 28th, marks a very somber anniversary in Blackstone. It will be one year since the tragedy that killed four members of Shiloh Baptist Church. Eleven church members -- nine women and two men -- were riding in the church van when it was struck from behind on Rt. 460 in Dinwiddie County. It was shortly before 6:55 p.m.