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Livestock producers in fourteen Central/Southside Virginia counties will be eligible for matching grants this year under a program funded by the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission.
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The Campbell County Communications and Public Information Office is pleased to announce the release of the April 2014 edition of the Vision e-newsletter, a monthly publication consisting of press releases, community service announcements and other submissions from various County departments.
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Campbell County School Administration is pleased to offer the school system's 2014 winter edition of their electronic newsletter, Education News. This quarterly publication is designed to provide readers with important and timely information regarding education services within the locality.
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In an effort to support citizen safety, the Campbell Sheriff’s Office is offering a free, multi-faceted public security event on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Sheriff’s Office lobby and in the adjacent parking area (87 Courthouse Lane, Rustburg).
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The Campbell County Board of Supervisors and Department of Economic Development is pleased to announce the construction of a 96 room Comfort Inn & Suites in Campbell County, (to be located on Wards Road across from the Lynchburg Regional Airport). Conveniently located on the Route 29 travel corridor and in close proximity to the Lynchburg regional air terminal and Liberty University, the hotel is expected to serve not only business travelers, but also those visiting the area for tourism and educational purposes.
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Campbell County has received notice requesting the calling of a Primary Election for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the Democratic Party for the office of Member of the United States Senate, as well as the calling of a Primary Election for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the Republican Party for the office of Member of the United States House of Representatives for the 5th Congressional District.
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Town of Altavista
(434) 369-5001
Email
P.O. Box 420
Altavista VA 24517

About Altavista

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:

"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."

 

Contact Information

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
  • E-mail: townhall@ci.altavista.va.us

    Web site: http://www.ci.altavista.va.us