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The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office held its 2015 Awards Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 29. A number of awards were given out to members of law enforcement and to citizens for 2015.
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The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement about a shooting death that occurred in Campbell County on Sunday, Jan. 24: On Jan. 24, 2016, at 10:15 p.m., Campbell County deputies responded to 6559 Richmond Highway, Lynchburg, Va., regarding a subject having a gunshot wound.
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Michael F. Daly, Campbell County’s director of Youth, Adult and Community Services, is retiring Jan. 31 after 12 years of service. Daly, whose office is responsible for overseeing Children’s Services Act (CSA) cases, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act (VJCCCA) cases, was instrumental in establishing the Youth, Adult and Community Service Department in 2003 and effectively developing its mandated programs.
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Campbell County, the Central Virginia Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on a Route 29 Corridor Study on Thursday, Jan. 28, 4 – 6 p.m., at Hyland Heights Baptist Church, located at 11452 Wards Road, Rustburg.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has announced that the bridge over Hills Creek on Route 701 in Campbell County will be closed for structure replacement from Jan. 25 through April 29.
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Campbell County Registrar Karen Danos has announced that the Democratic and Republican Parties have called for Presidential primaries to be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
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Town of Altavista
(434) 369-5001
Email
P.O. Box 420
Altavista VA 24517

About Altavista

"A progressive community of excellence, second to none, committed to providing the best place to live, work, worship, and grow. At all times we will serve the best interests of all citizens. All citizens are challenged to proactive involvement in doing their parts to accomplish our mission."

The Town of Altavista, with a population of approximately 3,400, is located in the southwestern part of Campbell County, approximately 20 miles south of Lynchburg on U.S. Highway 29. Altavista’s business community offers a full range of retail and service firms and a diversified manufacturing segment. A non-profit facility, the Sheltered Workshop, provides special employment opportunities for the handicapped. Motel and bed-and-breakfast accommodations are available for overnight guests. The town has a volunteer fire department, a volunteer EMS squad, two physicians and four dentists.

Altavista is governed by a seven member Town Council, and its daily operations are guided by a Town Manager. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The town provides water, sewer, law enforcement and garbage collection services to its residents. Altavista’s students are served by one elementary school (pupil teacher ratio of 19:1) and one combined high school / middle school (pupil teacher ratio of 13:1).

Altavista also has a variety of recreational and tourist  attractions. There are 61 acres of local park land in Altavista with facilities including Staunton Riverfront Park, Shreve Park, a boat launch, fishing piers, walking paths, baseball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas and playgrounds. Other recreation choices are available at a local golf course and a YMCA. The YMCA provides a full complement of facilities as well as all-day care for children ages two years old and older.

Those interested in history will enjoy Altavista’s museum, Avoca, located at 1514 Main Street. A decorated country Victorian Queen Anne style house, Avoca contains Civil War memorabilia and Native American artifacts. It is the home site of Revolutionary War patriot Colonel Charles Lynch. The museum and the growing economy are two examples of the way in which Altavista is living up to its town mission statement:

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Town of Altavista
P.O. Box 420
510 7th Street
Altavista, VA 24517

  • Town Manager's office:  (434) 369-5001
  • Fax:  (434) 369-4369
  • Treasurer's office: (434) 369-5001
  • Police Department: (434) 369-4488
  • Public Works:  (434) 369-6045
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