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The Campbell County Department of Recreation and Parks announced its schedule for handmade bowl classes this fall, in anticipation of the Empty Bowls event in December.
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September is National Literacy Month, and the Campbell County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution recognizing the observance during its Aug. 4 meeting. Nan Carmack, director of the Campbell County Public Library System, requested the approval of the resolution and noted the literacy volunteers’ steadfast devotion to their work as the need for local literacy services rises.
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This year the Virginia Executive Mansion, through the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo), has selected the theme of “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities” toward decorating the annual holiday tree in Richmond. Each locality has been requested to submit one handmade ornament to present for viewing by visitors.
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Two Campbell County Department of Public Safety staff members and a Campbell County Rescue Squad member were recipients of the 2015 Blue Ridge Emergency Medical Services’ (BREMS) Council Awards, which were presented on June 18, 2015, at the BREMS annual awards banquet. Training Capt. L. Frank Smith was presented with the Outstanding Pre-Hospital Educator Award, and Capt. Justin Kidd was recognized with the Outstanding Pre-Hospital Provider Award. Nathaniel Paxton, a Campbell County Rescue Squad volunteer, was the recipient of the 2015 Linda Boon Educational Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to EMS by a high school senior. This is the first BREMS award for each.
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The Campbell County Community Development Department is slated to install the initial phase of a new electronic permitting system, ViewPermit, beginning next week. Citizens are advised that due to these upgrades, no building permits will be issued from noon on Tuesday, June 30 to 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6. The office will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.
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The air is hot and heavy with humidity at 7:30 in the morning. The car feels like an oven if we leave it parked in the sun for long. And more than a few minutes outside leaves us drenched in sweat. It’s summertime in Central Virginia, and high temperatures are once again becoming the norm.
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The Campbell County Parks and Recreation Department is offering discount tickets for theme parks and attractions again this year.
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(434) 332-9517
732 Village Highway
Rustburg VA 24588

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General District Court Clerk
(434) 332-9546
732 Village Highway
Rustburg VA 24588

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Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Clerk
(434) 332-9555
732 Village Highway
Rustburg VA 24588

Judicial System

Circuit Court of the County of Campbell

The Circuit Court of the County of Campbell is part of the 24th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia.   It is the court of record in the County and has general jurisdiction of all types of cases - civil, equity and criminal.  In addition, the Circuit Court is the court to which appeals from the General District Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court are taken. 

The Honorable John T. Cook
(434) 332-9515

Sheila W. Bosiger, Clerk
(434) 332-9517

General District Court

The General District Court of the County of Campbell is part of the 24th Judicial District of Virginia. It decides all criminal offenses involving ordinances, laws and by-laws of the County. The General District Court also handles all misdemeanors under state law, and hears cases in which a person is charged with a traffic offense. It decides civil cases, both in the Small Claims Division up to $5,000, which cannot have an attorney involved and in the Civil Division, in which the amount in question does not exceed $25,000.  The General District Court also holds preliminary hearings in felony cases to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to justify holding a defendant for a grand jury hearing.  All cases are heard by a judge.

The Honorable Stephanie S. Maddox
(434) 332-9546

Amy Leftwich, Clerk
(434) 332-9546

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court handles cases involving delinquents; juveniles accused of traffic violations; children in need of services or supervision or who have been subjected to abuse or neglect; family or household members who have been subjected to abuse; adults accused of child abuse or neglect; adults involved in matters relative to support,  visitation, parentage or custody of children; child abandonment; foster care reviews and approval of entrustment agreements; court ordered rehabilitation and court consent for certain medical treatments.

The Honorable A. Ellen White
(434) 332-9555

Debby Martin, Clerk
(434) 332-9555

Commonwealth’s Attorney

The Commonwealth’s Attorney represents the citizens of the County in the prosecution of violations of state and local laws.  The position is similar to that of the District Attorney in many other states.  The Commonwealth’s Attorney is a Constitutional Officer elected by the citizens of Campbell County every four years. 

Paul A. McAndrews
P.O. Box 236
Rustburg, VA  24588
(434) 332-9520

Clerk of the Circuit Court

The Clerk of the Circuit Court, a Constitutional Officer elected every eight years, is responsible for recording the following items:  deeds, deeds of trust, mechanics liens, plats and other miscellaneous instruments on the land record books; the Clerk’s Office also assists in the docketing of judgments and the filing of financial statements under the Uniform Commercial Code. 

The Clerk files and processes all law and chancery suits including motor vehicle accidents, divorces, injunctions, land partitions, appeals from the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, adoption proceedings and name changes.  Other duties include issuance of marriage licenses; processing indictments for both felony and misdemeanor cases; jury scheduling; probating wills; appointing administrators, trustees and guardians; collecting fines and costs for the 24th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia.  Most records of this office (with certain exceptions) are open to the public. (434) 332-9517

Sheriff

The Sheriff of Campbell County, a Constitutional Officer elected every four years, is responsible for law enforcement, maintaining courtroom security at all courts, transporting prisoners and mental patients and serving civil papers in the County.  

Other Judicial Services

The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Service Unit, an agency of the Department of Juvenile Justice, provides a full range of services to children and families under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. An intake officer is on call 24 hours a day to handle criminal emergency complaints and can be reached after regular hours by calling the Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher.

The Victim/ Witness Assistance Program, operating within the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney,   provides assistance to victims and witnesses of crime throughout the criminal justice process to ensure they are treated fairly and compassionately. This program also makes referrals to community services available to crime victims and witnesses.

Visit Lynchburg's Domestic Violence Resource for more information.

Pam Cooke, Victim-Witness Advocate
P.O. Box 236
732 Village Hwy
Rustburg, VA 24588
(434) 332-9627

The Department of Corrections - Adult Probation and Parole District 13 office, Allied Arts Building, 725 Church Street, Lynchburg, prepares background investigations on defendants for the Circuit Court, supervises individuals placed on probation by the courts and offenders who are paroled by the Virginia Parole Board.

Crystal Pulley, Chief Probation Officer
Allied Arts Building
725 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 947-6651

Magistrates issue arrest warrants, search warrants, civil warrants, emergency mental orders, temporary detention orders, emergency protective orders and subpoenas; and admit individuals to bail or commit them to jail. Magistrate services are available 24 hours a day. Magistrates currently handle cases in which the accused is over eighteen years of age (with some exceptions). There are no charges for criminal processes.

Jessica Diane Cox, Chief Magistrate
524 Ninth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 847-1426