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In a nationwide effort to support the safe handling and disposal of prescription medications, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is again participating in the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day initiative. A “drop-off” station to accept citizens’ outdated or unwanted medications will be available at the Campbell Sheriff’s Office lobby (87 Courthouse Lane, Rustburg) on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This service is anonymous and free to the public.
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Please be aware all Campbell County offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
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Beginning with the November 4, 2014 General and Special Elections, the polling location for 702 – Gladys precinct will be moved to Piedmont Community Impact building (former Gladys Elementary School), 215 School Rd., Gladys, VA.
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The Campbell County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting and public hearing to discuss several matters. The meeting will convene at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in the Haberer Building Boardroom (located at 47 Courthouse Lane) in Rustburg, with public hearings beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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Please visit www.cvlrtp2040.org to share your ideas about our region’s transportation needs. Your ideas will help shape the region’s Long Range Transportation Plan for 2040. Campbell County is a member of the Central Virginia Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is responsible for developing the Plan. The MPO is a federally mandated and funded transportation policy-making organization made up of representatives from local governments in a region. The representatives work together to identify transportation needs and project priorities in the region.
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In alignment with the Code of Virginia , Section § 15.2-2223, the Campbell County Department of Community Development is seeking public input on the Campbell County Comprehensive Plan’s five-year update. Citizens are encouraged to provide feedback on various long-range community planning topics, including transportation, housing, education, economic development, natural resources, recreation, public services and other issues pertaining to County planning and development efforts.
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As the Brookneal Rescue Squad recently ceased operations, Campbell County Department of Public Safety Career EMS staff, in cooperation with five local EMS squads, will continue to provide quality service and support the EMS framework in the Brookneal area. There will be no lapse in emergency services rendered to citizens associated with this closure.
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Following months of research and planning, the Campbell County Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Real Estate Offices launched a new, feature-rich website this week that makes searching local property maps, real estate information and geographical data much easier.
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Campbell County, with a population of 56,000 and excellent quality of life, is seeking a highly qualified, forward-thinking, organized, and motivated County Administrator. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our citizens, seven-member Board of Supervisors, County Leadership Team, and staff to implement the vision, mission, and operational goals of the County.
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After 19 years of distinguished leadership and service to the citizens of Campbell County, R. David Laurrell announced to the Board of Supervisors on May 20th his upcoming retirement from the County Administrator position this fall.
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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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