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Campbell County Animal Care and Control is offering a drive-through rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in the town of Brookneal at Dodd’s Farm Supply (1103 Lynchburg Ave.). Service lines will form in the large parking lot, south of the farm supply building.
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The Campbell County Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 27 has been canceled. The next regularly scehduled meeting will convene on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Haberer Building Board Rooom (47 Courthouse Lane) Rustburg, VA.
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The Campbell County Department of Social Services, Campbell County Department of Youth, Adult & Community Services, Campbell County Senior Recreation, Amherst Department of Social Services and the Appomattox Department of Social Services invite all local senior citizens to participate in the 2015 Senior Awareness Day event: A Heart for Life. This one-day program will be offered on Tuesday, April 28 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Timberlake United Methodist Church, 21649 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502. All activities are free to the public; no pre-registration is required.
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The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is providing the public with an opportunity to submit to DEQ written comments on the Leesville Auto-Cycle vs. Continuous Release Study (Study) dated February 2015; this was submitted by the Appalachian Power Company, in accordance with Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Permit No. 08-0572 for the Smith Mountain Project located in Franklin, Bedford, Pittsylvania and Campbell Counties, Virginia.
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The Campbell County Library System celebrated a milestone on Saturday, March 21 with a ground breaking ceremony toward the development of the new Timbrook Library facility, located on the Timbrook Park property (18915 Leesville Road, Lynchburg, VA).
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Beginning March 17, 2015 the Patrick Henry Memorial Library (Brookneal) will operate under new hours.
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Campbell County Department of Social Services is sponsoring the seventh annual Free Children’s Book Fair on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Social Services building, 69 Kabler Lane, Rustburg.
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Town of Altavista
(434) 369-5001
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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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