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Vol. XXXIII No. o. 29

January 15, 2020

Ted Voorhees complies with board’s resignation request By Laura McFarland Editor

POWHATAN – During the new Powhatan County Board of Supervisors’ first meeting of 2020, newly-elected board chair David Williams announced the members’ unanimous decision to ask for and receive the resignation of county administrator Ted Voorhees, effective immediately. Williams made the announcement toward the end of the board’s short organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 6, in which the board chose their leadership for the coming year and approved nominations to different committees and boards. Williams read a press release that was sent to all county employees a little over an hour and a half

before the meeting started. It stated that: “In the November election, the citizens of Powhatan made it TED VOORHEES clear they wanted a change of leadership for the county. As part of the transition, the newly elected Powhatan Board of Supervisors has requested and accepted the resignation of the county administrator, Mr. Ted Voorhees, effective today, Jan. 6. Mr. Bret Schardein, assistant county administrator, will assume the duties as county administrator until

a replacement for Mr. Voorhees is in place.” Williams, who represents District 1, and vice chairwoman Karin Carmack, District 5, both declined to comment beyond the release other than agreeing that the decision to ask for Voorhees’ resignation was unanimous. Larry Nordvig, District 2, Mike Byerly, District 3, and Bill Cox, District 4, also declined to comment further. The board was sworn in Jan. 2, took no public vote, and held no recorded closed session before Williams made the announcement on Jan. 6. Voorhees had worked as the county administrator since May 1, 2017, when he succeeded retiring county administrator Pat Weiler. see RESIGN, pg. 7 

Sheriff’s office embraces new K-9 unit on patrol By Laura McFarland Editor

POWHATAN –The Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office has a new team patrolling the streets, and they are both thrilled to be there. Deputy Kaitlyn Crane and her new K-9 partner Argie started their first shift working together in Powhatan on Christmas Day 2019. A week later, after Crane had recovered from an unexpected bout

of flu, they clocked their second official day on duty as partners on New Year’s Eve. Despite the brief setback, Crane said the first days on the job as a K-9 handler have been good, although it has required some adjustment for her 1 ½-year-old Belgian Malinois partner. Argie loved the excitement and constant activity of training, so he is adjusting to the slower pace of being on patrol for 12-hour see K-9 pg. 6  PHOTO BY LAURA McFARLAND

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Deputy Kaitlyn Crane was recently certified as the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office’s newest K-9 handler to work alongside her partner, Argie.



Williams elected new board chair By Laura McFarland Editor

POWHATAN – The newly-elected Powhatan County Board of Supervisors last week choose David Williams to serve as board chairman in 2020. Williams, who represents District 1, was elected in a unanimous vote at the board’s organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 6. The board then voted in a 4-0-1 vote to elect Karin Carmack, District 5, as the vice chairwoman. Larry Nordvig, District 2, said he abstained from the vote because he had nominated Mike Byerly, District 3, for the vice chair position. Byerly immediately withdrew his name from consideration. Williams, who has been on the board since 2012, has previously served as vice chairman but never chairman. He said it felt good to have

the “confidence of the people on your team.” The supervisors as a team have discussed some items they want to focus on during their first six months as a board, Williams said. He said one of the first tasks facing the board is to recruit and hire a new county administrator. The board unanimously decided to ask Ted Voorhees to resign earlier in the day on Jan. 6. The board will also be working with interim county administrator Bret Schardein and finance director Charla Schubert to bring forward the fiscal year 2021 budget and a capital improvement plan (CIP), he pointed out. He added that the board will likely not be able to bring forward the 10-year CIP they want to have this year. “We are going to focus on what we have to do in year one, knowing that we probably won’t get to see LEADERSHIP, pg. 4 

While fighting for her life, Vania Gross is also focusing on helping her family’s future By Laura McFarland Editor

POWHATAN – Vania Gross is hoping for a miracle, but she is at peace if she doesn’t receive one. Reclining on the couch of her Powhatan home on Jan. 9, the 27-year-old woman was obviously exhausted. Who wouldn’t be in similar circumstances? The day before, she finished the last treatment in a six-week regimen of chemotherapy. Two days before that, she completed her 30th radiation treatment. At that point, it had been just under two months since Vania Gross’s world came crashing in when she received a devastating diagnosis on Nov. 15, 2019, of a stage 4, inoperable brain stem glioblastoma tumor. From the beginning, surgery was not an option – the tumor is growing into her brain stem and even a biopsy to diagnosis her condition was unimaginably dangerous, she said. So she underwent chemotherapy and radiation, and on Jan. 20, she goes back for more testing to see if it helped shrink the aggressively-growing mass. Until then, despite her obvi-

ous fatigue, Gross was more upbeat than might be expected as she talked about her life and possible death from the comfort of her living room couch. She is still praying for a miracle. She loves her life with her husband and high school sweetheart, Scott, and two young sons, Colton, 2, and Austin, who turned 1 the day after the interview. She said she is unbelievably happy with her marriage and her babies and desperately wants to grow old with Scott and watch Colton and Austin grow up. She and Scott were high school sweethearts who spent the bulk of their early relationship in a long-distance relationship while he attended college in North Carolina. The couple married on Aug, 2, 2014. “Obviously not every relationship is perfect, but Scott is the best man/father/husband ever. We grew up together, and I’m so happy we did. He’s my best friend,” Gross said. “It’s a deeper connection because we’ve been together for 10 years. We literally grew into adults together, so our relationship is special.” But it is that same love for her family that has Gross working past the pain and tiredness


Vania Gross is shown with her husband, Scott, and children Colton and Austin.

and other side effects to make sure they are taken care of if her time with them has to end soon. She said her entire family has stepped up to help, especially her parents Franco and Florella Marannano and two brothers Franco Jr. and Giovanni. Friends and co-workers have also been a huge asset. Her best friend, Ashley Murtha, is helping her plan her memorial service and get her important documents in order. Gross is making recordable books for her sons and writing cards for them to open at differ-

ent milestones in their lives if she isn’t there to share the events with them. She is having her heartbeat recorded and made two stuffed bears with recordings of her voice. “I’ve seen way too much suffering as a nurse. Death is a beautiful part of living and should be treated as such. Don’t be scared to die. We literally all have to die at some point,” Gross said. “Some of us just get ‘timelines,’ but what a blessing because we technically get time to get our affairs in order prior see GROSS, pg. 3 

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Wednesday, Jan. 15 

Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center needs volunteers to help in 2020 with sessions with veterans participating in equine therapy. Helpers are needed starting 10 a.m. on Jan. 15, and 21; Feb. 4, 12, and 18; and March 3, 11, and 17. Helpers are needed starting at 9 a.m. on April 7, 15, and 21; May 5, 13, and 19; June 2, 10, and 16; July 7, 15, and 21; Aug. 4 and 12; Sept. 1, 9, and 15, and Oct. 6, 14, and 20. The start time goes back to 10 a.m. for sessions on Nov. 3, 11, and 17. No sessions in December 2020. To volunteer, call 804-3186485. Visit www.ldequestrian. com.

Business Network International (BNI) Powhatan chapter meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in the Huguenot Volunteer Fire Department at 1959 Urbine Road. Visit va-central-virginia-bni-on-fire/ en-US/index for information. To attend a meeting as a guest contact Chapter President Page Yonce at Senior Connections offers a lunch and social event called Friendship Cafe that is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Thursday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. It provides socialization, nutrition, exercise, transportation and information about relevant topics for seniors ages 60 plus. For more information, contact Senior Connections intake at 804-343-3000. Feeding Powhatan is a nonprofit food pantry that exists to feed people who are struggling financially in the Powhatan community. The pantry will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2408 New Dorset Circle (next to Community Life Church). Income guidelines apply. Visit us on Facebook at Feeding Powhatan or call 804303-6431. The Woman's Club of Powhatan meets at 10 a.m. at PCC (Powhatan Community Church), 4480 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan. The Woman's Club manages the Powhatan Clothes Closet, which is the main source of money for their many philanthropic projects such as the Powhatan Rescue Squad, Fire Departments, Social Services, Powhatan student scholarships, plus many more local causes. To attend a meeting, call membership chairman Kay Watson at 804240-4896 to let her know you will be coming or just simply drop in; the welcome mat is always out. Visit www. womansclubofpowhatan. org or look up the Facebook pages: Woman’s Club of Powhatan/The Clothes Closet of Powhatan.

Not sure what to do with the fancy tablet or e-reader you got for Christmas? Bring it into Powhatan County Public Library and a staff member will teach you how to check out e-books and e-audiobooks from PCPL’s digital collection using Overdrive’s Libby app. For the best classroom experience they recommend

The Woman’s Club of Powhatan’s Clothes Closet is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday, Monday and Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at 3908 Old Buckingham Road at the back end of the social services building. Donations accepted anytime but preferably during regular hours. Shoppers can fill a paper grocery bag full of stuff for $3. The second hand store sells clothes, shoes, books, movies, CDs, housewares, linens, toys, small electronics, games and more. Look for The Clothes Closet of Powhatan on Facebook.

The Powhatan Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at the County Seat Restaurant.

The Powhatan Ruritan Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Powhatan United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served followed by a program and a brief meeting. They are a community service organization dedicated to our county. All are welcome. For more information call Jake Berman at 804-651-4503.

The Powhatan Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held at noon at County Seat Restaurant.

Awaken to Hope Al-Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

The Rotary Club of Powhatan presents its fourth annual Casino Night with Massino’s Casinos providing professional dealers and Los Vegas-style games. The event will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Cultural Arts and Community Center on Skaggs Road. A single ticket is $50 with two tickets for $95. The price of a ticket includes two drinks, gourmet appetizers, and “fun money” with a chance to win $5,000 on a golf shot. Casino Night is The Rotary Club of Powhatan’s main fundraising event benefiting the Powhatan Community. Recipients of Rotary donations include Habitat for HumanityPowhatan, Elizabeth Randolph Lewis “Powhatan” YMCA, Backpacks of Love, The Free Clinic of Powhatan, Powhatan Education Foundation and individual citizens in need. The construction of the Powhatan Library patio and window replacement at the War Memorial Cultural Arts & Community Center are Rotary projects. To purchase tickets, call 804-307-0301 or email rotaryclubofpowhatan@mail. com.

Habitat For Humanity Powhatan depends on volunteers and donors. Habitat is blessed with the community’s helpful, kind and generous participation. The Habitat Store at 1922 Urbine Road is open on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The volunteer hotline number is 804-3729755. The office is located in the Habitat Store and the office number is 804-5947009. Call and volunteer! Donate! Help us build!!

Powhatan AA meets at 8 p.m. every Saturday at Manakin Episcopal Church on Huguenot Trail.

The Christian Motorcyclists Association Powhatan chapter Living Wheels will meet at

Virginia Orchid Society will be meeting at 2 p.m. in the upstairs room at Strange's Florist and Greenhouse at 12111 W. Broad St., Richmond. The speaker will be Zach Bradford, the Chesapeake Bay Region Steward for Virginia’s Natural Heritage Program. He will present a slide show entitled “Virginia’s Vanishing Orchids.” Thanks to its diverse geography and geology, Virginia is home to dozens of native orchids including boreal species that circle the globe at high latitudes as well as tropical species that range deep into South America. Attendees will learn about Virginia’s 62 native orchids (and their associated ecology) with an emphasis on the 27 listed as rare, threatened, or endangered by the state. It is free to the public. Anyone interested in learning to grow orchids and being with other orchid lovers are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Robin Maiorana, VOS publicity chairman, at 804306-1457 or Rmyorana@

The ninth annual MLK Jr. Youth Day Community Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. at Powhatan High School, 1800 Judes Ferry Road. The event is a morning of celebration in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., focusing on the talents and accomplishments of local youth joining together for a morning of community unity. The morning promises to be filled with excitement, featuring a full coarse breakfast, a special skit performance by the Powhatan High School Drama Club, along with performances by the Powhatan High School Show Choir, the Powhatan High School Jazz Band and the Powhatan Middle School String Orchestra. Tickets are currently available for purchase for $12 for adults and no charge for children 11 and under. Organizers will be collecting canned and non perishable goods to donate to the Powhatan Food Pantry. Bring an item with you to donate. For more information, contact Little Zion Baptist Church at 804-375-9404. The Cumberland County Landfill Awareness group will have a Community Townhall Meeting at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Center located at 11 Davenport Road, Cumberland. All are welcome to attend to find out updated information concerning the proposed mega landfill and the effects it may have on Cumberland and surrounding counties.

Powhatan Crime Solvers meets at 7:30 a.m. on the third Monday of the month at The County Seat. Contact 804-403-HELP ( 804403-4357) or go to www.

A Powhatan Hope Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at PCC Church, 4480 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, Room 102. It is an open discussion meeting. Wheelchair accessible

Saturday, Jan. 18 

The Coalition of Powhatan Churches will meet at 7 p.m. at Hollywood Baptist Church, 3764 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan. Powhatan County Public Library will hold Teen Tuesdays at 4 p.m. on Jan. 21 and 28. Make a difference at your library with our Teen Advisory Organization. Help plan and run teen programs, create library displays, suggest YA books and earn volunteer hours. Refreshments provided.

Powhatan Area Radio Club meets at 8 a.m. The group starts with breakfast at County Seat and then moves at 9 a.m. to the emergency operations center in the basement of the Village Building. For more information, contact Curt Nellis, Curt Nellis, Powhatan’s emergency management coordinator, at 804-598-5677. The Powhatan Moose Family Center, 4140 Old Buckingham Road, will host Bingo with doors opening at 6 p.m. and games starting at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 804-598-2809.

The Powhatan Junior Woman’s Club meets at 7 p.m. The nonprofit volunteer organization is open to women over the age of 18. The club promotes friendship, community service and leadership. For information about the club, meeting locations or becoming a member, call Joy Matkowsky at 492-3038.

AA meets at 8 p.m. every Tuesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Huguenot Trail.

H.O.P.E. – Helping Others Prepare for Eternity is a Ladies Group that meets at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Cartersville Baptist Church. All women are invited to join. H.O.P.E encourages Christian development of ladies in the church and community through missions, spiritual outreach, community involvement, and Christian fellowship. We take our name to heart and work hard to do God’s will on many levels, supporting local, state, national, and international missions on a regular basis.

A box was provided by the National Association of Counties (NACo) to provide citizens a place to bring flags that need to be retired properly. It is located at the County Administration Building in the vestibule area by the front doors. County Administration is working with local groups that hold flag disposal ceremonies and will be routinely transporting the flags collected to these ceremonies. For questions, call 804-598-5612.

The Coalition of Powhatan Churches needs drivers for clients to go to doctor appointments and small errands as present volunteers are being overwhelmed with requests. For more information on volunteering, contact Liz Benton at 804-372-6384 or

Habitat for Humanity Powhatan depends on volunteers and so many friends and companies have helped in the past and continue to do so. The need is for so many different skills - just showing up and helping, specific talents like plumbing, electricity and drywall, cooking for events, and staffing the new soon to be open Habitat Store. Habitat has hired a part-time volunteer coordinator, Maria Sharples, to set up a data base, respond to volunteer phone calls and assign volunteers to projects. The volunteer hotline number is 804-372-9755. It is an answering machine and phone calls are returned on a daily basis. Call and volunteer!

Hope Project provides free transportation for Powhatan County residents to court, rehab, job interviews, doctor's appointments, and probation meetings for the those who have lost their driver's licenses due to drug-related charges. Contact the Hope Project coordinator at 804-301-3324. Give a minimum of 24 hours notice.


Tuesday, Jan. 21 

The new Bridge of Reason AA meeting is held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Powhatan Mennonite Church, 3549 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan. It is an open, decision and literature meeting for Powhatan, Goochland, and Cumberland counties.

Monday, Jan. 20

Friday, Jan. 17 

The HOPE Ministry Supper Table monthly dinner will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Dinners are served at the Powhatan County Fair building, 4317 Anderson Hwy. The Supper Table serves those in need and the elderly of Powhatan County. For further information and if you need transportation to and from the Fair Building, contact Mamie Scott at 804382-9154. Free food and fellowship is provided. Bring a friend and/or neighbor.

patrons the opportunity to subscribe to a curated weekly e-newsletter showcasing new library acquisitions. Each newsletter features the latest bestsellers, movies, audio books, children's titles, cookbooks, mysteries, and more purchased by the library. Wowbrary alerts are free and all you need is a valid email address. Visit www.wowbrary. org to sign up. A Powhatan County Public Library card in good standing is required to check out print and electronic items. To obtain a library card, visit the library or apply online at

Grades 6-12 welcome.

Sunday, Jan. 19

A free caregiver support group sponsored by Powhatan United Methodist Church and Powhatan Family Counseling will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the church, 2253 Rosson Road. It is an open group for anyone who has family or friends dealing with chronic mental health or physical illness. Some meetings will have a special guest speaker. The group is facilitated by Dr. Judith Cain-Oliver, licensed clinical psychologist. Contact Dr. Oliver at 804-598-9577 The original Powhatan AA meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in the Powhatan Village Building.

The Free Clinic of Powhatan, located at 3908 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan offers health services (medical, dental, mental health, women's health) free of charge for uninsured and low income residents of Powhatan County. Administration hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursdays, lab services are from 9 a.m. to noon and patient hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Mondays, registration for new patients is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and patient hours are from 4 to 8:30 p.m. All patient visits are by appointment. For more information, contact 804-5985637.

Powhatan County Public Library will continue to offer Library for All, a program designed for adults with disabilities and their caregivers. Each hour-long session offers something new. Participants read stories, make crafts, and play games. They also enjoy learning about new topics from guest speakers from the Powhatan community. The next Library for All session will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 16. Caregivers must remain with attendees during each program. Everyone from the Powhatan community is welcome to attend. Contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or visit www.

The Powhatan Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays and 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at 2500 Batterson Road. Contact the pantry at 804-372-9526 or powhatanvafoodpantry@

Thursday, Jan. 16 

6 p.m. at Company 1 Fire station at the intersection of Old Buckingham Road and Mann Road. Find out what they have been doing, and where their next ride or event will be. For more information call Tom Barnes at 804-6904884 or Frank Vaughn at 804512-8835.

that attendees have a library card in good standing in order to check out e-books on their device during the session. Upcoming sessions are from 11 a.m. to noon on the following Thursdays: Jan. 16, 23 and 30.

Let Powhatan Anti-Litter Council and Yard Works help you “Go Green” this holiday season! Yard Works and Powhatan Anti-Litter Council will partner again this holiday season to offer live Christmas tree collection and recycling free of charge to local residents. This service has been offered to the Powhatan community at no cost for over 13 years. Approximately 210 residents dropped off trees for recycling last year. Trees may be brought to the Yard Works in Powhatan, located at 1990 Anderson Highway, between Jan. 2 and 31, 2020. Hours for tree drop-offs are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trees will be ground into mulch. According to Robbie Urbine of Yard Works, “Please make sure trees are free of all lights, tinsel and ornaments.” No artificial trees will be accepted. For more information, call Yard Works at 804-639-0311 or the Powhatan Extension Office at 804-598-5640. The Coalition of Powhatan Churches has recently been given office space by May Memorial Baptist Church. This office is in the Youth House adjacent to the church. COPC is very grateful to finally have a central location. The nonprofit is now looking for volunteers to receive applications, answer the phone, etc. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If this is something you think you would enjoy a day a week or month, contact Patsy Goodwyn at 804-598-4464 or If you have submitted your name as a volunteer before, contact Patsy again as some previous information was lost.

Powhatan Food Pantry is in need of volunteers for AM food pickups at both Food Lion stores for various days of the week or substituting for illnesses and vacations. Vans for pickup are provided. Contact the food pantry at 804-372-9526 or powhatanvafoodpantry@ No one deserves to be abused. Find safety, options and support. Women’s support group based in Powhatan but open to all women impacted by domestic violence. The group is free, confidential and childcare is available. Contact 804-5985630 ext. 2422 or 2420 for more information. Powhatan County Public Library is excited to partner with Wowbrary to offer library

The Powhatan County Cooperative Extension Office and Powhatan Department of Public Works have partnered with Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (VDACS) to bring a free recycling service to area farmers and horticulture business that were, up until now, without a location to recycle their properly rinsed pesticide containers. The collection site is a shed in the back right corner at Powhatan Volunteer Fire Department Company 1, 3971 Old Buckingham Road. Before bringing containers to the collection site, applicators must triple rinse or jet rinse containers, remove plastic sleeved label and/or label booklets, and remove caps. To schedule a drop off, contact Rachel Grosse at 804-5985640 or 804-385-5370 or Dave Johnson at 804-385-6231. Backpacks of Love, nonprofit committed to eliminating hunger in school-age children by providing nourishing food for their weekend, needs help. In addition to the constant need for donated individualsized food items, adults or students are needed to double bag the plastic bags the group packs in, which will help expedite the packing process. (This job can be done at home if people pick up bags at the pantry office.) The group also needs help breaking down boxes for recycling. This job should be done weekly preferably on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/ or Thursdays after packing days. These are great jobs for students looking for community hours. Contact Gloria at 804-598-2723. Narconon Arrowhead is here to help you. Narconon offers free addiction counseling, assessments, and referral services to rehabilitation centers nationwide. Call 1-800-468-6933 or log on to


The Powhatan Complete Count Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday,

Jan. 23 in the James River Conference Room at the Powhatan County Administration building, 3834 Old Buckingham Road. 

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn will meet at 10 a.m. on the following Fridays: Jan. 24 and 31 at Powhatan County Public Library. Calling all knitters, crocheters, needle workers, and other fans of fiber arts! Bring your current project to the small meeting room and share tips, ideas and company with other local crafters while you work. No registration is required and drop-ins are welcome.

Show off your creativity and building skills at Lego Club at Powhatan County Public Library. Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in the children’s activity room of the library for this afterschool building adventure. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain in the library during this program. Lego club members may work on their own, or build as a team. We provide the legos. You provide the creativity! The club meets at 3 p.m. on Jan. 27.

Powhatan County Public Library’s Take 2 Tuesday program returns in 2020 to offer a free movie at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the library’s meeting room. All from the community are welcome to attend; however, please note each movie's rating. Some material may be inappropriate for children. Sip tea and enjoy some sweet British treats while you view this beautiful film on the big screen. The Crawley family is preparing for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927. They experience physical, social, and psychological upheavals as King George V, Queen Mary, and their royal entourage descend on the mansion. This film is rated PG and run time is 122 minutes. Refreshments are provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Powhatan Library. For more information, contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or visit www.

Powhatan County Public Library will hold Teen Tuesdays at 4 p.m. on Jan. 28. Make a difference at your library with our Teen Advisory Organization. Help plan and run teen programs, create library displays, suggest YA books and earn volunteer hours. Refreshments provided. Grades 6-12 welcome.

The Heart of Virginia Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Prince Edward County Extension Office near Lowe's in Farmville. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information, call Mary Jane Morgan at 434-315-1433 or visit Facebook or our website:

Spring is the time to Learn the Basics of Beekeeping. The Huguenot Beekeepers Association is a group of experienced and beginner beekeepers that are dedicated to promoting beekeeping in our communities and supporting each other in our beekeeping activities. A course on beekeeping will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on four consecutive Saturdays: Feb. 15 and 29 and March 14 and 28 in the auditorium of the Powhatan Village Building, 3910 Old Buckingham Road. Registration is open through Feb. 8. Course costs $100 and includes three books, 2020 family HBA membership, and 24 hours of training, including hands-on work. Class topics include honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, pests and disease management, the beekeeping year, and more. Register at https://huguenotbeekeepers. org.

Powhatan County Public Library will hold Bingo, sponsored by the Powhatan Friends of the Library, and everyone is welcome to play. Bingo sessions will run from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to offer an additional half hour of game time. Four sessions are scheduled on the following Monday dates: March 9, 2020, and May 11, 2020. Light refreshments and coffee will be served, courtesy of the Powhatan Friends of the Library. Players are welcome to bring their own lunch. Make new friends, win prizes and have a good time at the library! For more information, call 804-598-5670 or visit the website at www.

Powhatan Today, January 15, 2020

Transportation is one of Powhatan County’s top three needs, and this need is especially felt by our senior population. Ride Assist Services is a community agency that advocates for the majority of seniors who desire to remain in their home and enjoy their community by providing transportation for those unable to drive themselves. Powhatan County is part of a region facing an age wave; our senior population is growing rapidly. The projected population of residents age 65+ will outnumber school-age children for the first time in history within 15 years. RAS wants to see Powhatan County elders have the freedom to enjoy all the valuable benefits associated with aging in place. Ride Assist Services is looking for individuals who care about the livability of Powhatan County for ambulatory seniors age 60+ who are able to live independently but need transportation for basic needs. Volunteer drivers will provide the rides that fit into their own schedule and their

gift of time will impact the lives of individuals as well as strengthen the vitality and fabric of our county. Any volunteers currently serving in churches to provide transportation and any senior church members receiving that transportation are welcome and encouraged to register with this program. Volunteers can connect through RAS with clients they know. The goal of this service is to meet the need of our county in a more sustainable, coordinated way. Ride Assist Services a central point for communication, coordination, safety measures and record-keeping - provides volunteers with personal and vehicle identification, optional AARP safe driver course, mileage reimbursement, volunteer appreciation events, and ample additional liability coverage. Contact Jayne Lloyd, transportation coordinator for Ride Assist Services at 804-698-0438 or RAServices.PVA@ with any questions or to apply as a volunteer for this program.

Food Pantry volunteers bring holiday spirit

‘Not afraid’


Volunteers with the Coalition of Powhatan Churches put together Thanksgiving meal bags for 175 families.

Contributed Report The Coalition of Powhatan Churches wishes to thank all those in our community who rose to the occasion of its annual Thanksgiving Complete Meal project. The nonprofit was privileged to present a complete Thanksgiving meal to 175 families this year along with a $10 gift certificate. The pantry was able to do this because of the generosity of churches and individuals who opened their hearts to fulfil our community’s needs. The group also received large canned food donations from the Powhatan County Schools and the art department of Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School. Food drives are vital to fill the shelves as they are constantly depleted. The community’s gifts allowed the Coalition of Powhatan Churches to give another $10 gift certificate to its clients along with the wonderful Christmas Food Lion boxes that the community purchased when they shopped. Miracles never cease in this wonderful county.

Gross credits her experiences as a nurse with helping her come to grips with her diagnosis because they opened her eyes “to death and dying.” “I am hoping for that miracle. But at the same time I understand that there is a reason for Heaven. There is no reason for an empty Heaven. If we could stay out of it for right now, that would be great. But I am prepared if I need to go. I am not scared. I think that helps,” she said. The dark humor nurses often adopt to help them stay sane under immensely stressful conditions was also a boon in some of the harder moments, she added. “My dark humor keeps me going. That is a nurse humor that is how we cope. Otherwise we would be crying all the time. Life is too short, enjoy it,” Gross said. Gross hasn’t been able to work since Nov. 3, 2019, two days before a sudden bout of blurry vision and an unrelenting headache made her go to the emergency room, where the tumor was first detected on an MRI. But she still derives immense pleasure from her work as a nurse – a vocation she has known was her calling since she was 5 years old and underwent open heart surgery to close a hole in her heart. Watching the nurses who cared for her, she decided she would one day become a nurse and comfort others in the same way. “Being a nurse – you can make a difference in a stranger’s life very quickly. I feel like I love on my patients as if they were family members, even if they are


Vania Gross is shown in both photos with her husband, Scott, and children, Colton and Austin. Above are also her parents, Franco and Florella Marannano, and two brothers, Franco Jr. and Giovanni.

Gross said she has spent a huge part of her life trying to help others. At age 16, she became a junior member of the Powhatan Rescue Squad. She stayed a member of the rescue squad until she became pregnant with Colton at age 25. But more than that, she made helping people her career and did exactly what her 5-year-old self had dreaming of doing. While at Powhatan High School, she achieved her certified nursing assistant certificate. After graduating in 2010, she studied at Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing while working part-time as emergency room technician. After graduating as a registered nurse in May 2015, she worked first as an emergency room nurse and then a day surgery nurse at Johnston-Willis Medical Center. She then went on to become a labor and delivery nurse at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, Forest campus. “Working in labor and delivery was the greater honor of my life. Yes, some days were very stressful, but I loved every minute of it. I found my niche in this job,” she said. At this point, Gross said she doesn’t know what will come next. She doesn’t know if she has days, weeks, months, or years left. So she plans to enjoy

whatever time she has with the people she loves and encourages everyone else to do the same, regardless of their “timeline.” “Just love life and those around you – no time for regrets. Do what sets your soul on fire,” Gross said.

“Don’t be scared to love fiercely and do what makes you happy. Don’t settle for a mediocre life. Fear should never be a word to describe anything in life. Be bold!” Laura McFarland may be reached at


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to leaving when the majority of people don’t have time to prepare. I can’t even imagine leaving family behind with such heavy, heavy decisions, all while grieving the sudden death of a loved one.” With that thought in mind, Gross has reached out and asked for help from the community – both to assist with mounting medical bills the family is now facing and to help leave her loved ones in a more financially stable situation if she isn’t there to help carry the burden. There have been fundraisers for the family, including one on Jan. 7 at El Cerro Azul that saw great attendance from the community. Another is planned for Jan. 21 at Candela’s Pizzeria and Ristorante Italiano, with proceeds from sales throughout the day going to the family. The restaurant is located at 14235 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian. There is also a page set up under “Gross Family Hope Fund” that had raised $32,805 in about a month. “I feel like I am fighting as hard as I can but also trying to be realistic with my prognosis,” Gross said. “Even if I have a miracle now, my life expectancy is five years. This type of tumor comes back, and when it does there is little they can do. It is an aggressive tumor they don’t know enough about. So I just want to get my family straight just in case.”

strangers. It is really easy for me to love on you and help you and do all the things we need to do. I don’t even need to think about it,” she said.


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Killer of state police special agent accused of stabbing inmate By Mark Bowes

Richmond Times-Dispatch


Richmond man sentenced to 36 years in prison for killing a Virginia State Police special agent in 2017 allegedly stabbed another inmate a week before Christmas at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Richmond County, where he is being held on a federal gun charge. Travis Aaron Ball, 30, is accused of using a shank to stab another inmate Dec. 18 during a disagreement between the two men in a day room at the facility, said Ted Hull, superintendent of the Northern Neck Regional Jail. The victim suffered puncture wounds to his hand, scalp and neck and was hospitalized for three days, Hull said. He was released Dec. 21 and returned to the jail. “The injuries were serious but at no

point did anybody feel they were lifethreatening,� Hull added. Hull said his staff conducted an internal investigation and those findings were turned over this week to Richmond County Commonwealth’s Attorney Elizabeth Trible for review. She will determine whether criminal charges are warranted, Hull said. Ball has already been charged within the facility with assault and hindering an employee of the jail, Hull said. Those are institutional and not criminal charges. If found guilty, Ball could be placed in segregation for up to 15 days. A jail investigation determined the assault stemmed from an argument between the men that Hull said was apparently triggered over what they were watching on television in the day room. “It was strictly situational,� Hull said. “It wasn’t part of any premeditation. During the course of incarceration, of-

tentimes you get two people who have dominant personalities and sometimes conflict arises.� In December 2018, Ball was sentenced to 36 years in prison in Richmond Circuit Court for the murder of Special Agent Michael T. Walter on May 26, 2017, while Walter was patrolling Mosby Court with a Richmond police officer. The unexpectedly light sentences shocked then-Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring and police in the courtroom when it was imposed. Herring had sought a 60-year term, the maximum allowed under a plea deal. Herring said the plea deal guaranteed that Ball was convicted of a capital crime, typically punishable by death or life in prison. If the case had gone before a jury, the defense planned to argue that the gun went off accidentally in the midst of a

struggle between Walter and Ball, which could have led to a verdict of a lesser charge like first-degree murder or second-degree murder, Herring said. Richmond Circuit Judge Beverly W. Snukals sentenced Ball to life in prison, which was suspended in accordance with the plea agreement, and then gave him 36 years in prison. In September, Ball was indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing a .25-caliber firearm in May 2017. The maximum term for that offense is 10 years. Ball is scheduled to appear Thursday for a hearing in the matter, and his trial date has been set for Feb. 25-26. Ball had been held at Wallens Ridge State Prison before he was indicted on the federal charge. He was then transferred to the Northern Neck facility, where defendants facing federal charges are often held.

AARP Tax-Aide changes reservation method Colony Construction Inc. Contributed Report AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be offering free tax return preparation again this year at the Powhatan County Public Library. In 2019, more than 600 tax returns were filed in Powhatan through this program. Because the volume of tax returns has increased significantly over the last few years the group is no longer able to schedule tax preparation appoint-

unteers will also be available at the library to make appointments the mornings of Friday, Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 and every Wednesday and Friday during tax season (Feb. 5 – April 10, 2020). Free tax return preparation appointments will be available in the large conference room of the Powhatan library between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday beginning Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Friday, April 10.

ments over the phone. However, people will be able to easily schedule appointments online beginning Monday, Jan. 20 through a link on the Powhatan library website, www.powhatanva. gov/247/Library. In the event someone does not have internet access or is not comfortable making a tax appointment online, the library is available to assist them in making an appointment on the library computers. AARP tax vol-

celebrates 30 years Contributed Report Powhatan County Economic Development recently announced Colony Construction Inc.’s 30th anniversary. The year 2019 marked three decades in business for Colony Construction, which is a familyowned and run business in Powhatan that started in 1989. The company started with five employees and today has more than 150 employees and growing. see COLONY, pg. 8 



1 Peter 3:20 â€œâ€Śwho once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.â€? God’s love is everlasting! But His patience has limits. Are you taking His love for granted and delaying obedience? He was patient while Noah built the ark but then came the flood. He was patient in giving His Son but one can still perish (John 3:16). â€œâ€ŚDo you have a hardened heart? Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear?...â€? (Mark 8:17-18). â€œâ€Ś how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?â€? (Hebrews 2:3).

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the 10-year CIP until later, after we get this first budget and CIP done,� he said. The board will immediately begin to work on a “vision and strategic plan for the county, from which your comprehensive plan, your zoning and subdivision ordinances flow, along with capital improvement plan, which implements your comprehensive plan,� Williams said. He anticipated that some aspects of the strategic plan

will overlap with decisions made in the past but that there would be differences, “and from those differences you will see changes to other things.� The board will also be working on a long-term water supply and continuing efforts on economic development, with particular focus on east of 288 on Huguenot Trail, Williams said. Carmack, who served on the planning commission for almost 13 years, said it is “always a good feeling to be supported by your colleagues� regarding her election as vice chairwoman. She

said that serving as chairwoman of the Powhatan County Planning Commission for 10 years helped prepare her well for the role. Some of the big goals moving forward in the next six months will be finding a new county administrator, developing a strategic plan, taking a look at the county’s proffer policy, and revisiting the comprehensive plan, Carmack said. In addition to choosing the board leadership at the Jan. 6 meeting, the board appointed four people to serve on the planning commission. Amy

Kingery was approved again to represent District 2. New planning commissioners are Bobby Hall, District 3; Jane Pendergast, District 4, and Barbara Brown, District 5. Carmack still held her position on the planning commission at the Jan. 7 meeting, but Williams will name her replacement for District 1 at an upcoming meeting. The next meeting of the board of supervisors is at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 in the Village Building. Laura McFarland may be reached at

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804-403-3963 Sundays: Morning Worship 10:00 AM Patrick Conner, Bishop Wednesday: Sacrament Service – 10 am - 11 am Family Life Night 7:00 PM Gospel Doctrine – 11:10 am 2480 Academy Road Priesthood/Relief Society – 11:10 am 598-7159 Located off Route 60 at Lower Hill Rd. Pastor: Johnathan M. Whichard

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St. John Neumann Catholic Church Rev. Walter G. Lewis, Pastor Saturday - 5 p.m. Sunday - 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 598-3754 Located behind Flat Rock Village Shopping Center


Mount Calvary Baptist Church 2020 Red Lane Road

Community Church Dr. Cavell W. Phillips, Pastor Where there is Unity, there is always Victory. A church “Where you are welcome� Wednesday: Bible Study Join Us For Sunday Worship 6:30 – 7:30pm ( 60 Minute 11:00AM – 12:30PM Warm Up To Sunday ) Powhatan Village Building 3910 Old Buckingham Road Powhatan, VA 804-256-4411


Powhatan, VA 23139 1801 Huguenot Trail Sunday School 9am Pastor, Larry B. Collins Sunday Worship 10am Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:45pm Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study Bryan M. Holt, Pastor 7:30 p.m. 378-3607 Office 804-598-2398

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Keep calm and carry yarn to Powhatan Library

Free dental clinic for youth to be held in Powhatan

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The Powhatan School of Dental Assisting along with the Powhatan Dental Outreach Foundation for Children recently offered a dental clinic to provide free cleanings and fluoride treatments for about 200 children in Lunenburg to prepare for a dental clinic the group will offer in Powhatan. The local clinic will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 at the Powhatan Fairgrounds, 4042 Anderson Highway. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The free, full dental care clinic will be offered for children ages 1-18 without insurance. For more information, visit

Library builds new friendships with Lego Club Contributed Report Powhatan County Public Library is now offering a weekly LegoÂŽ Club that lets children ages 6 to 12 show off their creativity and building skills. The club will meet at 3 p.m. on Mondays on days when the Powhatan

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County Public Schools is in session. Join Ms. Kat in the children’s activity room of the library for an after-school building adventure. Lego club members may work on their own or build as a team. Using building toys is not only lots of fun, but reinforces math and engineering-re-

lated concepts as well as improving fine-motor skills. The library’s Lego collection will be provided to club participants to build their masterpiece; however, the library’s Lego bricks must be returned at the conclusion of each club meeting. Refreshments will be

provided. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain in the library during this program. We provide the LegosÂŽ. You provide the creativity! For more details, contact Powhatan County Public Library at 804598-5670 or library@ Advertise in Powhatan Today! Call 804-746-1235

Powhatan County Public Library is excited to announce a new handcraft group, Keep Calm and Carry Yarn. At 10 a.m. each Friday, knitters, needle workers, and other fans of fiber arts are invited to bring their current projects to the library’s conference room to share tips, ideas and chat with other local crafters. Studies have shown the repetitive action of needlework lowers blood pressure and stimulates overall relaxation. Keep Calm and Carry Yarn will be held weekly


on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. No registration is required and drop-ins are welcome. Refreshments are provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Powhatan Library. For details, contact Powhatan County Public Library at 804-598-5670 or


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MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 2591 Ridge Road Powhatan, Virginia 23139 804-598-2051 Rev. Bryan Stevens, Pastor 11 a.m. – Worship Service 9 a.m. – Church School Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.

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shifts. “Every now and then he gets an attitude and barks at me and doesn’t stop,� Crane said. “Every time with training we would get in the car and do training. Now it is not as fast paced for him so it is going to take some getting used to.� Argie is the sheriff’s office’s newest addition to its K-9 program, filling the shoes left empty when Sgt. Mike Boggs’ partner, Jake, retired in 2019, and the deputy decided not to take on another dog. Crane, who has been a Powhatan deputy since fall 2015, said she had wanted to be a K-9 handler for awhile and was ecstatic to be chosen for the new role. The road to get to this point wasn’t either for her or Argie, making her value it even more.

Lifelong dream Crane, 31, is a Powhatan native who knew from an early age that she wanted to work in law enforcement. As a child, she had a deputy who lived in her neighborhood whom she greatly admired. “Any time I saw him I would ask for his autograph. Back then I think cops were more respected,� she said. “I grew up here and I always felt safe here. I guess I just wanted to be part of the reason other people felt that way about Powhatan.� Crane said she knew Powhatan was where she wanted to end her career, but she was willing to start somewhere else to get the experience she needed to make it back home. When she was 21, she was taking some community college courses but hadn’t yet drilled down on seriously pursuing a career in law enforcement. But all of her plans were put on hold when she was in a sledding accident on a hill in Powhatan that saw her breaking her back. The

injury was severe but because of the holiday season And short staffing, Crane had to lay motionless in the hospital for seven days before she underwent surgery. She still remembers the fear of moving even slightly and possibly causing further damage. “I have rods and screws in my back. I am fused from my T11 to my L1 in my spine. I never lost feeling in my legs,� she said. After surgery, Crane said her surgeon advised her she didn’t need physical therapy, and “being 21, I was OK with that.� But she developed pain issues that led her to seek out her own treatments. She began undergoing treatment at a physical therapist, which sparked her interest in the field. She got hired at Tidewater Physical Therapy in Powhatan, which has since become Pivot Physical Therapy, as a physical therapist technician. But even then, she said she always knew it was going to be a pit stop and not her long-term goal. “When I started at Tidewater, I remember telling them in my interview that was not my longterm goal. I wanted to get into law enforcement, you just don’t go and get hired,� she said. The short-term stint with the practice ended up lasting four and a half years because she said she was happy there and loved the job, her former boss, and the other employees. But she hadn’t given up on her dream of working in law enforcement, and eventually began applying again. When the opportunity to start her law enforcement career in Powhatan came up, Crane said she was thrilled since it was where she most wanted to be. She was hired in 2015 to work the night patrol shift, which she continued to do until the K-9 handler position opened up. She already loved dogs, and she was partly inspired because of working with

munity officer. She has been a softball coach. She is very close to a lot of the youth in the county, very respected and a darn good deputy. I think a lot of her as an officer,� he said.

Cpl. Quinn Pasi and his K-9 partner, Sgt. Bane, Crane said. “Just seeing his relationship with Bane and knowing how important the dogs are in the work they can do not only for the department but the community, it was something I wanted to be a part of,� she said. Sheriff Brad Nunnally said the office’s K-9 program is expensive to maintain but is well worth it because of the services the dogs provide to the county,

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whether it is narcotics detection or finding a missing person. Nunnally said he has known Crane since she was a teenager, taught her how to shoot, saw her come back from a broken back, and has always been impressed with her. She first volunteered and then worked as a softball coach for Powhatan High School for several years. “Kaitlyn is a very good com-


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When Crane began the 12week K-9 handler course in September 2019, she was initially paired with a chocolate Labrador named Donut that came from the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter. It turned out the loveable Donut made a better pet than a police dog, and he eventually was adopted by a Chesterfield police officer. So a few weeks into training, Crane was assigned a new dog named Sig, who was one of two dogs picked up at an animal shelter in Maryland. The Belgian Malinois was an owner surrender who was severely underweight. It was decided if Crane and Sig could develop a bond, the Richmond Police Department would donate the dog to Powhatan. Fortunately, they did hit it off. But right after the pairing, Crane was struck a blow when her mother, Cathie Argenbright Crane of Powhatan, was admitted to the hospital for COPD, congestive heart failure, and fluid buildup. Crane said her mother “went downhill quick,� and they realized she wouldn’t be leaving the hospital. With the support of the course trainers and the sheriff’s office administration, Crane was able to take time to spend with her mother before she passed away on Oct. 11. “She was the biggest fan of her kids. All three of us, she was definitely our biggest fan and extremely proud of us,� Crane said of her mother. Crane took another week after her mother passed away to grieve but was still able to return to the same training program. She said she was fortunate that





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Reach out when down with winter blues By Laura McFarland Editor


am going to get real for a moment. I was not OK last month. Coming into December, I always know that I am going to have a full calendar. I start receiving notices about Christmas-related events as early as October and November. I try my best to let the community know about as many of them as possible, and, then, when they actually happen, I attempt to attend as many as my schedule will allow. Sometimes that means disappointing people who want the newspaper to cover their event, but I am only one person and have to deal in reality sometimes. But like I said, I do what I can, so my December 2019 calendar filled up quickly as I tried to fit in as many events as possible to cover, even if it was just going to take photos to show the fun times that were had. Once I start attending those events, there are some standard questions you always expect. What are you doing for the holidays? Are you going to be with your family in Texas or are they coming here? (Neither this year.) Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? (Didn’t start until Dec. 19.) Did you decorate yet? There is sometimes the expectation that because Thanksgiving is over and we have officially crossed over into the time period everyone basically agrees is an acceptable time to embrace your Christmas spirit, that it must have magically happened. Barring that, surely any one of the many amazing events you attend – parades, parties, storytimes, craft

shows, looking at Christmas lights, Nativity plays, musical performances, breakfasts with Santa, etc. — must have tipped you over into one step below the excitement of one of Santa’s elves. And yet, it never happened. It wasn’t the sorrow of many who are mourning loved ones who recently passed or those who lost people at this time of year further back, infusing the holidays with a melancholy you just can’t escape. It wasn’t, as far as I could tell, as if the pre-revelation Grinch had taken up residence inside my heart. Everything was enjoyable and entertaining. But nothing managed to permeate my soul and infuse me with the kind of jolly and lightheartedness that seems so prevalent at that time of year. But as the holidays wrapped up and I was in that nebulous area where revelry just comes to a sudden stop, I thought about the weeks that had come before. Was I putting too much pressure on myself to have that “perfect” Christmas feeling? Why couldn’t I escape that funk when nothing was really going wrong in my life – when things are, in fact, pretty good actually? To put your minds at ease, I was feeling much better by last week. I ultimately got through the actual holidays just fine with low-key time spent with wonderful friends in North Carolina. I had a rejuvenating Sunday last week filled with church, a good talk with my mom, some house cleaning, and a renewed energy that gave me a good outlook for the start of my week. But while I was trying to suss out these feelings and why I had let my attitude and mood get so low, I read a good article in Psychology Today that said what I so

New decade, same people By Jim Ridolphi Contributing Columnist

I rarely indulge in end of year wrap-up type stories. It seems much too routine, cliche and rehearsed for my pursuits, and never mind the fact that every columnist in America is or has completed writing their 2019 reflections. This year seems a bit different as we enter a new decade, a moment in time that usually provides hope and optimism for the future. With conflict and natural disaster claiming the first headlines of 2020, it seems best to focus on some of the people that were more than worthy of my attention as I choked out the last 52 columns. As I glanced back over the past 12 months and my contributions, I realized that — with all the strife, confusion and misfortune in our world — there are still amazing special people performing incredible feats of kindness and compassion. It made me consider that this evolving sense of selfthink and evolving tribal alienations is perhaps a reflection of a society, but maybe not the people who comprise it. Perhaps, the real hope for 2020 does not lie in the ability of governments or conglomerates to solve what sometimes seem like impossible problems, but in the one remaining constant in turbulent times: the good will of people and their ability to blossom. In 2019, I told the story of a group of football fans who

began a new tradition at the University of Iowa. At the end of the first period in every home game, the teams and fans stand and salute children being treated at the adjoining Children’s Hospital, many of the kids suffering from chronic and critical illnesses. It was a small gesture with enormous meaning that captures the attention of a nation. In a similar category, I continued the story of a local football team that continued a decade-long relationship with a child with a terminal disease. The team dedicated a game to him, raised money and awareness, and, more importantly, displayed a sense of personal compassion that won’t be forgotten. That child happens to be my son Jack, and the team involved in those heroic efforts is the Goochland Bulldogs varsity football team. But, it’s the continued support of Jack’s many friends and supporters in the Goochland community that always make the columns regarding their efforts easy to compose and a labor of love. These are only small examples of the meaningful work performed daily by the people who surround us, live in our neighborhoods without recognition. I’d like to think they represent the real story of America as we move into a new decade. By far, the column that evoked the most response was a piece regarding the early morning memories of a paper boy. It seems many people, and not just boys, remember carrying papers

door-to-door. Many said it was that early entry into entrepeurship that inspired them to achieve success in their lives. And my sister also liked the column, but quickly pointed out what seemed to her like a glaring omission. She sent a message reminding me that she also spent numerous mornings helping with that paper route. As usual, she’s right and I stand corrected. I wrote more than a few columns recalling past events, people, products, and each seemed to resurrect specific memories for different readers. One composed and sent the nicest compliment of the year when they posted, “Your memories make me think of my memories and that puts a smile on my face. Thanks!” But other responses were polite, honest and revealing. “I like the way you write, but sometimes don’t know what you are talking about.” I suppose that comment is generation-based, and I understand the sentiment. So with all the turmoil and challenge the news of the day may present, I’ll continue to search for the path less travelled and tell the stories of a few, or the obsolete … or the forgotten. After all, we are, indeed, a nation of individuals on separate paths, united in a vision for a better tomorrow, each with a story to tell and something significant to offer. Those are the stories I’ll be looking or in 2020.

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desperately needed to be reminded of – “It’s OK not to be OK.” “In fact, it is common to feel isolated and filled with sadness during the holidays — people just don't talk about it,” the Dec. 24, 2019, article read. I thought about that awhile before I decided to write this column. I know that feeling of being somewhere and people ask you how you are doing and you feel compelled to say “fine” when you are anything but fine. So even though it felt a little too personal to be sharing all of this, I decided to do it in case someone needed to hear it. The article I just mentioned had some good advice that I also thought to share when this kind of mood takes over: reach out to someone; practice self-care; have someone check in with you; volunteer to help others; limit your time on social media; honor your losses if you are grieving, and beware of the anti-climactic feeling that may follow the holiday season. These concepts are flushed out in greater detail in the article, which can be found at https://www.psychologytoday. com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201912/itsokay-not-be-okay-during-the-holidays. And because I know the stories and data I have heard about this time of year, I also will say that if you are thinking about hurting yourself, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-2738255. Like I said last week, 2020 is going to have its ups and downs, just like any other year. Sometimes things are not going to be fine; they are not going to be OK. But that’s OK.

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Serving at the pleasure of the board Voorhees was back in his office the day after the meeting packing up his belongings and agreed to speak with the Powhatan Today while he worked. Regarding the board’s reasons for asking for his resignation, he referred to the majority changeover of the board with three new members. He said he thinks the board members are interested in “having a fresh start, picking their own person and going from there.” He pointed out that it is the nature of the county administrator’s job to “serve at the pleasure of the board and there are a lot of dynamics involved in satisfying any board.” Voorhees said he didn’t think there was any question that he had served at the will of the board of supervisors for the last two and a half years and helped accomplish some good things on behalf of citizens. “We strengthened services in several areas, all the while lowering the tax rate and refinancing some debt. We have gotten clean audits and built some new facilities. I think all in all, a fair evaluation is that the last two and a half years were very successful, and I appreciate the opportunity to have been a part of that,” he said. With hindsight, Voorhees said he wouldn’t have done anything differently. “I did my best to serve a board that had some disagreements on several different levels. That is always a challenging environment for any administrator. But I certainly tried to stay out of the fray and advise all board members equally on what the options were,” Voorhees said. “I think I was fair to staff and spent a lot of time trying

to support the staff and staff development. I really don’t see anything I would change about that.” Voorhees’ time with the previous board hit some bumps along the way. One of the public incidents where tensions rose took place in March 2019, when Voorhees presented a proposed balanced budget, but then a week later also helped then-fire and rescue chief Steven Singer present a fire and rescue proposal that would have needed an additional 3.5 cents on the tax rate to fund. Board reactions to that incident ranged from dismay and disbelief to outright anger that the proposal would be presented completely separate from the balanced budget. At the same March 4 workshop where he made his initial budget presentation, Voorhees told the board he was one of three final candidates being considered for the position of city manger of the city of Charlottesville. Just about a year earlier, during a Feb. 26, 2018, meeting that saw Williams aggressively questioning a staff member, Voorhees sent an email threatening to resign. Voorhees thanked the citizens and staff who reached out to him in the hours after the news broke to offer kind words. He said that Powhatan has a “great county staff who everyday works to try to be good stewards of county resources and provided excellent customer service. To the extent that I was able to continue to develop that staff – that is my most important accomplishment.” He declined to give any details of how the meeting to ask for his resignation was handled other than to say “it was business-like and we agreed to part ways in accordance with the terms of my employment agreement, and I appreciate that.” According to Voorhees’ emsee RESIGN, pg. 8 

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STUDENT NEWS Local student makes Savannah College Dean’s List Elena Douglas, a 2019 Powhatan High School graduate, was named to the Dean’s List for her fall quarter at Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia. Douglas has declared her major as production design emphasizing set and costume design. Even though Douglas just started at the college in fall 2019, the two-year degree she earned at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

as part of the PHS Advanced College Academy allowed her to be classified as a sophomore when she entered the school.

Shane Baldwin completes power line worker program Shane Baldwin of Powhatan completed the Southside Virginia Community College Power Line Worker Training Program on Nov. 21, 2019. He is a graduate of Powhatan High School. The 11-week program provides both classroom

and handson training in safety, climbing techniques, SHANE BALDWIN electrical theory, aerial framing, rigging, Operation Utility Service Equipment and Commercial Driver’s License Training. SVCC offers the Power Line Worker class in Blackstone at the Occupational/ Technical Center in Pickett Park. For information, visit

Adult education class enrollment open for Winter 2020 session Contributed Report Powhatan County Public Schools offers adult education classes to its citizens. Any member of the community who is 18 years of age or older (out of high school) may enroll in a variety of exciting evening classes. Individuals who are 62 years of age or older may take classes free of charge. This is called the “Gold Card” program. Anyone who is interested in obtaining a “Gold Card” should contact Linda Hockaday at 804-5985700. This session’s class subjects cover a wide variety of topics, including: GED preparation; CPR training and first aid; ServSafe Handler certifi-

cation; Exploring Chocolate; Knife Skills 101; cake decorating; A Painting a Night; photography; beginning crochet; circular knitting; beginning guitar; intro to drum set; beginner Spanish; English Proficiency for the Workplace; Exploring Digital Art and Design; Microsoft Word 2016 and Excel 2016; Recreational Volleyball; Fraud Prevention; and Borrowing Basics for Adults. Fees vary depending on the class. All registrations must be done by returning the course registration form. Registrations will not be taken over the phone. Include an email address so that you will receive your registration verification and supply list if needed

for your course. Remember that refunds will only be granted when a class is filled or cancelled. Classes will not meet when Powhatan County Public Schools are closed for holidays and inclement weather. Every effort will be made to make up classes, but make-up classes are not guaranteed. Register by mail by Jan. 18 with check or money order payable to Powhatan High School. Registration must be post-marked by Jan. 18, 2020. See the full list of courses at the school division’s website, http:// us/.

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Colony Construction Inc. in Powhatan celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019 with a Christmas-themed party on Dec. 7 for staff and their family members.

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Colony Construction is an asphalt paving construction company whose work spans all across Central Virginia and beyond. The company specializes in state highway, commercial, industrial and municipal projects. Being a family-owned business, the matter of family is an important part of their workforce and business model. The company cele-

brated on Dec. 7, 2019, with a Christmas themed party for its employees at its newly-opened 11,000-square-foot maintenance shop in the South Creek industrial park. The party was held for all employees and their families in apprecia-

tion of their many years of hard work and dedication to the company. Live music, BBQ and a visit from Santa on a “Rudolph Lowboy” was provided by the company. Another part of their family tradition is an annual art contest, which is now in its seventh year. Children and families members of their company may participate and the company awards theme park season passes for the winners.

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION Tuesday, March 3, 2020 POLLS OPEN 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Democrats are the only party holding a presidential primary in Virginia on March 3, 2020. A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO VOTE! Please verify your voter registration, polling place and Photo ID validity before Election Day! Deadline to Register or Update Registration Information: Monday, February 10, 2020 This is the last day to register to vote or change your voter registration information for this election. Mailed voter registration applications must be sent to the Powhatan County Office of Elections & Voter Registration postmarked on or before this deadline.

In-Person Absentee Voting: Village Building, Lower Level 3910 Old Buckingham Road, Suite E, Powhatan, VA 23139 *Call 804-598-5604 to ask about curbside voting. Monday-Friday, January 16, 2020 – February 28, 2020: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. *The office will be closed on State Holidays (01/17/2020, 01/20/2020 and 02/17/2020) Saturday, February 29, 2019: Last day to vote an absentee ballot in-person at the Powhatan County Office of Elections & Voter Registration.

Absentee Voting by Mail: Tuesday, February 25, 2020: Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail. Applications must be received in the Powhatan County Office of Elections & Voter Registration by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020: ELECTION DAY! All voted absentee ballots must be returned to the Powhatan County Office of Elections & Voter Registration by mail or by the actual voter him/herself (not via anyone else) no later than 7 p.m. in order to be counted.

Contributed Report Virginia State Parks are recruiting outgoing, adventure-seeking, hard-working people to serve as 2020 crew leaders in the Youth Conservation Corps program. Each summer, YCC engages 200 young people in state parks throughout Virginia, accomplishing projects such as trail maintenance, basic construction and beautification of the parks. Crew leaders manage these crews. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled. Applicants can request specific sessions but not specific parks. Three crew leaders are responsible for crews of 10 students ages 14 to 17 during the three-week program. Leaders will direct participants in work projects during the weekdays, schedule environmental education programs for weeknights and plan adventure outings on weekends. Although the work involves being outside in the heat of the summer, crew leaders have a lot to gain from this experience. “The YCC program builds leaders and instills in participants the values and ethos that make Virginia State Parks a premier environmental organization,” said David Collett, interim state parks director.

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ployment agreement, he is entitled to six months of salary at his current rate, which should come out to $96,524 based on his current annual salary of $193,048. He is also entitled to six months of the employer's share of retirement payments paid on his behalf; nine months of health plan coverage, life insurance, and disability coverage, and the outstanding remainder of the annual vehicle allowance.

Reactions to the news The hours that followed the announcement of Voorhees’ resignation on the Powhatan Today’s Facebook page saw a mix of public reactions in the comments. Some were outraged and dismayed over the board’s actions without giving Voorhees a chance to try to work with them. Others expressed satisfaction with the action and argued the board was justified based on previous incidents. They were not the only ones speaking up. In a separate interview, former supervisor Bill Melton said that while it is certainly the board’s prerogative to ask for Voorhees’ resignation because he “serves at the pleasure of the board,” he did not agree with the manner in which they acted. He said the

“Some YCC crew members and leaders have gone on to be hired as part-time and full-time state park employees, so this is a wonderful opportunity to begin a career working in the outdoors.” Nearly 3,000 young people have participated in the YCC program since 2000. Living alongside crewmembers in park-provided housing, crew leaders are expected to plan meals, transport the crew, schedule and plan weekend activities, and ensure the safety of the crew during the workday. Crew leaders must attend mandatory training at Twin Lakes State Park, June 15-18, 2020. Crew Leaders must arrive at their park the Thursday prior to the crewmember arrival date. Session 1 runs June 18-July 11. Session 2 runs July 16-Aug. 8. Upon completion of the three-week program, crew leaders receive a $1,800 stipend and a $350 travel stipend. Crew leaders working both sessions will receive the stipend at the end of each session. Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

current board never gave the county administrator a chance to demonstrate whether he could work with them and accomplish their goals effectively. “I just think it is wrong. Ted is an excellent county administrator who brought a ton of knowledge. He was very well respected by his peers from other localities surrounding us. He was very respected by his employees and his associates. He was very respected by the constitutional officers,” he said. Melton said he was also extremely disappointed to see the board of supervisors repeating such an “unfair and unprofessional” cycle. Around the time a new board took office in 2012, three of the members – including Williams – pressured then-county administrator Carolyn Bishop to resign without the knowledge of Melton, who was newly elected, and thensupervisor Carson Tucker. Also in a separate interview, former supervisor Angie Cabell said that Powhatan having “four county administrators in eight years is another black eye on this county.” Combined with the county’s pending lawsuit over the R-C zoning issue and the Department of Justice inquiry into a discrimination allegation by the former board, she said she

believes the new board “is going to be hard pressed to find a qualified professional to fill his shoes.” Voorhees was an exceptional county administrator and a consummate professional who “served this county, it’s citizens, staff and elected officials with integrity and wisdom,” Cabell said. “I am dismayed, yet not surprised, that this group of supervisors chose to force a resignation without affording him the opportunity to prove his ability to adapt to new leadership,” she said. The board of supervisors is likely to discuss its plans for searching for a new county administrator at its Jan. 27 meeting. The nationwide search that ended with Voorhees being hired took several months and occurred while former county administrator Pat Weiler was serving out her notice before she retired. That search cost the county $18,541, according to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the county. But the county had a full year of interim county administrators between Bishop’s resignation and Weiler being hired in 2013. That search cost the county $22,000. Laura McFarland may be reached at Lmcfarland@powhatantoday. com.

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BSH girls win 2 of 3 Staff Reports

The Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Knights kicked-off the 2020 portion of their 2019-20 campaign by lockingdown Brunswick Academy in a low scorer of a 36-31 home victory. Eighth grader Hailey Holcombe continued to impress early in the season as she knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and led her Knights with 13 points, and senior Katie Schiefer chipped in 11. And then, on Thursday, the Knights delivered a 46-36 win over Banner Christian to wrap up their first week back on a 2-1 mark and improve to 5-2 overall. Holcombe once more led the way with 15 points while freshman Madelyn Mitchell added 12. “It has been a long time since BSH has defeated Banner or Brunswick,” BSH head coach Phil Villiott said, addsee BSH, pg. 2B 


With a firm grip on the leg of Cosby’s Malik Williams, Powhatan’s Dylan Coward (right) prevents him from turning in the final contested match of Wednesday’s tri meet at Powhatan High School. Coward won the match by decision.

Coward secures team victory Powhatan wrestlers beat Atlee, Cosby in home tri By Nick Vandeloecht Sports Editor


Blessed Sacrament Huguenot’s Charlie Potter (23) passes the ball to a teammate in Wednesday’s home game versus the CVHAA Patriots.

POWHATAN – He was just here, in this same spot, four days before. In the opening leg of the Jan. 4 Hawk Duals, Powhatan sophomore Dylan Coward had wrestled in the match that would decide the winner between his Indians and hosting team Hanover. He had battled into overtime, but came up just short, and the Hawks grabbed the narrow team victory, 32-30. And then, in a Jan. 8 home tri meet, the Indians held a 4-point lead over visiting Cosby, who had beaten them in the same tri last year at Cosby High School. With just two individual matches to go in the dual – in the 106 and 113 weight classes – Powhatan was in a position to secure the team win at 106, needing just a 3-point decision.

The Indians turned to Coward, who started the night at 113, but weighed 106 and could bump back down to that weight class. “I just wanted to redeem myself,” Coward said. “I felt like I needed to do it for my team.” The match was in his hands. He went up against Malik Williams, the same wrestler from Cosby who pinned him last year. Not this year. The cheers of the Powhatan home crowd swelled to a crescendo as the final seconds of the third period ticked down to not only cement Coward’s 7-2 win by decision over Williams, but put Powhatan’s lead out of reach at 7 points with one last match left in the lineup. Powhatan took the forfeit at 113, making Coward’s thrilling win the last of the night. His victory put the exclamation mark on the Indians’ 34-33 team triumph over Cosby and secured a 2-0 sweep of the tri as the home unit also


Powhatan’s Tanner Palmore (right) matches-up against Atlee’s Noah Jones from the neutral position in Wednesday’s home tri meet.

denied Atlee 44-33. “We rose to the challenge today,” said Powhatan head coach Jonathan Tanaka. “I think that motivating factor see WRESTLING, pg. 2B 

Indians swim to wins

By Nick Vandeloecht Sports Editor

GOOCHLAND - Cole Malkerson won both of his heats in two different

crowd-pleasing styles. There was the dominant, as he cruised to victory in the endurance-type boys’ 500-yard freestyle event, finishing more than

50 yards ahead of his closest competitor. And then, there was the nail-biting. As the swimmers splashed up and down the pool in the opening heat of the sprint-oriented 50 freestyle, it was Malkerson’s hand that touched the wall a hair quicker to secure him the win over Louisa’s Dyllan Hartman by 0.41 of a second. One event later, MalkPHOTOS BY NICK VANDELOECHT/POWHATAN TODAY erson’s teammate Emily Matthews joined him in grabbing a photo-finish triumph as she edged-out Anna Kate Wirsing by 0.3 Left: Powhatan High School junior Anthony Greenhow meets the MileSplit of a second in the girls’ 50 US First Team standard by sprinting to the finish first in the boys’ 55-meter freestyle. dash on a 6.49 at the St. Christopher’s indoor track and field invitational.

Quickest in the 55m


Powhatan’s Cole Malkerson delivers a dominant swim in the boys’ 500-yard freestyle in the Indians’ meet Friday at Goochland YMCA.

see SWIMMING, pg. 5B 

Right: Paris Brown, seen in the 4x200 relay, won the girls’ 55 dash in 7.59. See the recap featuring Powhatan at the meet on page 3B!



competitive starts of the 201920 season, the Powhatan High School junior standout went 4-0 at the Hawk Duals hosted by

Hanover High School. He led his team in an invitational that was overall a successful one, as Powhatan went 3-1 in the duals. Wrestling in the 145 weight class, Gaskins pinned Patrick

Henry’s Jonathan Eicher, Hanover’s Elijah Kidd and his opponent from Varina and bested Smithfield’s Cameron Hatchett with a 5-1 decision.


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ing that he’s “very pleased with the good start in district play (3-0).” Villiott noted how the emergence and consistency of Holcombe has helped take pressure off of Mitchell and has enabled the team to have multiple threats to score on offense, as well as players who can score off the dribble or shot, thus making the Knights more versatile. Wednesday’s home game featured a familiar foe in CVHAA, who in December routed BSH 56-17 in the Knights’ season opener. The Patriots completed their regular-season sweep of the Knights on a 55-10 win. Mitchell was the leading scorer in Wednesday’s game with 6 points while Cabrey Forward scored 4. The Patriots as of Friday, Jan. 10 were still the only team to beat the Knights. The team looks to keep improving; Villiott said they are not where they’d like to be, but he added that the girls still have a great attitude, and they are gaining more confidence. He’s also still trying to develop the bench “when and where I can.” “This week was a grind,” Villiott said. “Both wins were grind-out games and having the three games in a week is a challenge for me to keep fresh legs, and then to try to be competitive in the games we do have.” While the Knights are off to a strong start in the district, Villiott noted how the “season is long with many twists and turns.” “With Richmond Christian on the horizon I will NICK VANDELOECHT/POWHATAN TODAY learn more about the team,” Villiott said. “Still striving Left: Blessed Sacrament Huguenot’s Emily Smith looks to pass the ball to a teammate in and aiming for consistency from all. Girls seem to be Wednesday’s home game versus the CVHAA Patriots; right: BSH eighth grader Hailey Holcombe comfortable and settling in with roles and schemes.” scored 13 and 15 points in wins over Brunswick Academy and Banner Christian, respectively.

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of having that loss [from last year to Cosby] in our pocket sometimes is a little bit better – obviously you don’t want to take a loss, but sometimes that ends up motivating you a little bit more.” For Coward, offense was the key. He said he didn’t shoot at all in his overtime match at Hanover; this time, however, Coward was constantly taking shots, pushing Williams to the edges of the inbounds plane throughout the three periods. He went down to Williams early on a takedown, but escaped for a point to go into the second period trailing 2-1. He soon took a point on a penalty to tie the match. And then Williams chose neutral, granting the go-ahead point to Coward at 3-2. From there, Coward swung around his opponent and took advantage on top to extend his lead by two more, sparking the crowd into a roar. He overpowered Williams to prevent a point off an escape, added an insurance takedown in the third period and remained firmly in command until the final whistle blew. In his vic-

tory, he showed the crowd what Tanaka and his coaching staff have been seeing from him every day. “When he believes in himself and he wrestles, he can do great things,” Tanaka said of Coward. “Hopefully tonight is kind of the start of the turning of the tide for him, that he starts realizing what he’s capable of, but man – especially after he took that loss against Hanover really tough, as he should – and to be able to right that, turn that ship around four days later, that’s phenomenal, man. Just happy for the kid.” “It means a lot,” Coward said of his coaches’ belief in him. “It tells me that they can see that I’m getting better, like I’m not just like the 85-pound kid I was last year.” Moving Coward down to 106 was part of the late-match strategy that helped Powhatan maneuver its way to the team victory over the Titans. Beginning with Mitchell Johnson subbing-in at 182 to wrestle state champion Simeone Holmes, Powhatan, which at that point began to see how the team points would shape up, shifted Hayden Fitzsimmons up to 195 and Linwood Hill up to 220.


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the final few weight classes. After going ahead of his Cosby opponent 5-0 at the end of two periods, Powhatan football’s sophomore quarterback followed-up a takedown with three consecutive near-falls to win the match by tech fall. Powhatan was able to secure the team win even with forfeits in the 113 NICK VANDELOECHT/POWHATAN TODAY and 120 weight classes. Powhatan’s Cade Van Buskirk (left) works to Against Atlee, the Inbreak Atlee’s Alex Frowert’s grip on his leg in one dians went 7-0 in the upof Powhatan’s first matches in a Wednesday home per weight classes (152 to tri meet against Atlee and Cosby. heavyweight) with four “Kudos to Coach Rich and Linwood wrestle al- contested victories and 17 [Fitzsimmons] – during most every day, so bonus points while also our match days, me and Hayden knows what 195 getting a lower-weight Zach [Olson] are kind of feels like, and Linwood pin from Sean Hall. Adam Camp (160) focused on the present I works with our 220’s guess, so to speak, and and…obviously he wres- racked up two escapes, then Coach Rich is kind tled 220 the last two three takedowns and of our guy that we put in years, so he knows what three near-falls against charge of our lineup con- that feels like, and a lot of Atlee’s Hayden Morris to win by a 16-3 major decistruction,” Tanaka said. that plays into it.” Two-time top-three sion. After going up 6-0, “We had a lot of little conversations that last 20 state placer Sean Hall Fitzsimmons (182) in the minutes of that dual (126) started things off third period added both a meet, just trying to make for Powhatan against takedown and a point off sure we got everybody in Cosby by following-up of a penalty to defeat his his pin of Atlee’s Calvin Atlee opponent on a 9-0 the right spots.” When it came to sub- Lewis in 1 minute with a major decision. Powhatan’s two bing-in Coward for fresh- pin of Kyree Burch in heaviest wrestlers in the man Kieran Hathaway, 1:24. And Gavin Timmons lineup delivered a pair of who started the night against Atlee at 106, (132), after running into explosive victories to Tanaka noted how the Atlee’s two-time state seal the team win over thought process behind champion Evan Buchan- the Raiders. Micah Holt (220) that centered on Coward an in the preceding dual, worked quickly to pin having a little bit more more than bounced-back. Gabe Sheffi eld in 41 Facing Cosby’s Eric Anexperience. seconds. “That’s kind of what net, Timmons took a 4-2 Tanner Palmore we went with there, just lead on a reversal late in hoping that Dylan could the first period, padded (heavyweight) battled keep it close and maybe his lead with two take- through a scoreless firstpull one out there,” downs and an escape and period deadlock to take a Tanaka said. “No disre- then, after relinquishing narrow advantage on a escape spect to Kieran Hatha- an escape to Annet, took second-period and then, from the top way. We love the kid, but a quick shot that led to a position to open the sometimes, as we just takedown with 4 seconds told our guys back there, left in the match, ensur- third, turned Noah Jones sometimes people have ing that Timmons added onto his back and pinned got to sacrifice for the a bonus point via his 11-3 him with 1:24 left in the match. major-decision victory. best of the team.” Cade Van Buskirk And both Fitzsimmons, who wrestles at (138) built on the early Virginia Duals 182, and Hill, at 195, also flashes he showed in his Powhatan finished up have experience with match against Atlee by the 40th edition of the wrestling up to where pinning Cosby’s Logan Virginia Duals on Saturthey competed against Collins in 1:48. day, Jan. 11 at the HampAndrew Cheatham ton Coliseum with a 3-2 Cosby on Wednesday. It paid off for the duo, as (145) in the following mark and an appearance Fitzsimmons, after lead- match pulled-off a rever- in the consolation semiing 5-0, strung together a sal in the closing mo- finals of the Black and takedown with a near-fall ments of the first period Blue Division. to rout Josh Powell on a to lead Chase Smith 4-2, The Indians edged10-1 major decision at kept the lead on a take- past Cox 37-36, defeated 195 and secure a much- down at the end of the Spotsylvania 41-30, routneeded bonus point, and second and escaped his ed Tallwood 47-27, took Hill mixed in a takedown opponent’s grip for an in- a 58-15 setback to Skywith three crucial points surance point with less line to open the duals and off of penalties levied than 20 seconds remain- took a 36-30 loss to Poagainst his opponent to ing to win by a 7-5 deci- quoson in the semis. defeat Anthony Gray by sion. Sean Hall (126) went Hans Rehme (170) 4-1 with 4 pins, includa 7-4 decision at 220. “It’s a huge help that was the last key to help- ing wins by fall over they wrestle each other,” ing set up Powhatan’s Cox’s Tyler Haley in 43 Tanaka said. “Hayden winning strategy across seconds and Spotsylva-

nia’s Luke Wahlquist in 44. Hall’s sole loss was a 6-4 decision won by Skyline’s Tyler Davis. Linwood Hill (195) went 4-1 with pins of Cox’s Jayden Rivera in 1:39 and Tallwood’s Gavin Moulton in 44 seconds, one win by decision and one 19-7 major-decision win. Hayden Fitzsimmons (182) went 4-1 with pins of Skyline’s Alex Sotelo in 4:27 and Poquoson’s Christopher Barber in 1:48 and two wins by decision. Andrew Cheatham (145) won all three of his matches by pins, including one in 43 seconds over Skyline’s Brayden Williams and one in 40 seconds over Tallwood’s CJ Mainor while wrestling up one class to 152. Gavin Timmons (132) won his last 3 matches to go 3-2 with a pin of Spotsylvania’s Hunter Cairnes in 1:55, a 16-0 tech-fall win over Tallwood’s Adison Hardy and a win by decision. Hans Rehme (170) also won his last three matches to go 3-2 with a win by decision, a majordecision win and a pin of Tallwood’s Devan Velez in 2:16. Adam Camp (160) won his two contested matches, pinning Spotsylvania’s David Mabie in 41 seconds and adding a major-decision victory. Dylan Coward (106/113) earned both of his contested wins by decisions, including a 6-4 victory over Poquoson’s Kai Baker while wrestling up to 113. AJ Gaskins (152) pinned Cox’s Johnathan Rusk in 57 seconds, defeated Spotsylvania’s Cole Waddy 4-2 in overtime and took 2 of his 3 losses while wrestling up a weight class to 160 on narrow decisions. Tanner Palmore (heavyweight) earned both of his wins by pinning Cox’s Matthew Petersen in 1:07 and Tallwood’s Gary John in 4 minutes. Cade Van Buskirk (138) won his last two matches on a win by decision and a pin of Tallwood’s Jaqual Whitehurst in 2:57. Micah Holt (220) pinned Spotsylvania’s Logan Kern in 3:48.

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Powhatan wins 55m dash events at STC invite Staff Report Right after Anthony Greenhow had crossed the finish-line ahead of the pack in the final heat of the boys’ 55-meter dash, a very fast time flashed onto the board, right beside the number one. The official time credited to the Powhatan High School junior was a 6.49, which met the MileSplit US First Team standard. Greenhow’s blistering win completed Powhatan’s sweep of the boys’ and girls’ varsity 55 dash events in Saturday’s St. Christopher’s invitational, as senior Paris Brown won the girls’ 55 on a 7.59. Senior Arnell Jackson reached a 16-5 1/2 in the girls’ long jump to place third, and she added a fourth-place run in the girls’ 300m dash on a 46.23. Sophomore Shaniece Morris, who lined up right beside Brown, sped to fourth place on a 7.74 in the girls’ 55m dash. Senior Davis Tester ran fifth in the boys’ 3200m run on an 11:42.70 and finished eighth in the boys’ 1600m run on a 5:12.81. Junior Demetrius Jackson reached sixth place on a distance of 17-11 in the boys’ long jump, and freshman Alicia Dickerson threw for a distance of 25-04 and an eighth-place finish in the girls’ shot put. Greenhow added a fiery run in the opening leg of the boys’ 4x200 relay to help his Powhatan team finish second, with Powhatan com-

ing up just shy of the win on a pass by St. Christopher’s in the final meters of the event. Freshman Anthony Cavedo achieved a personal best in the 1000-meter run with a 3:17.11; his best time prior to Saturday was a 3:20.


Left: Powhatan’s Anthony Greenhow runs in the boys’ 4x200-meter relay at the St. Christopher’s invitational; right: Powhatan’s Shaniece Morris (from left) and Arnell Jackson take a photo together.


From left: Freshman Anthony Cavedo, sophomore Addison Jones, junior Marissa Lampkin and junior captain Gina Girgente compete in distance races.

Fanz wins 50 freestyle Staff Reports


Blessed Sacrament Huguenot’s Jenna Schwab swims the butterfly in the girls’ 200-yard individual medley at a meet in Goochland.

Schwab makes podium Staff Report

GOOCHLAND - Jenna Schwab, among the swimmers to represent

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot in Friday’s meet hosted by Powhatan at Goochland YMCA, swam third in the girls’ 100 yard freestyle on a 1:08.07.

SCORES & SCHEDULES UPCOMING Varsity sports Wednesday, Jan. 15 Girls Basketball 6 p.m. Fuqua at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot (BSH) Boys Basketball 7 p.m. Manchester at Powhatan

Huguenot at Powhatan Richmond Christian at BSH Swimming 6 p.m. Powhatan vs. Patrick Henry at Ashland YMCA Wrestling 4 p.m. Powhatan at Christiansburg (invitational)

Field Hockey 7 p.m. Away at Manchester

Saturday, Jan. 18 Wrestling 10 a.m. Powhatan at Christiansburg (invitational) Swimming 5 p.m. BSH at Goochland YMCA

Thursday, Jan. 16 Boys Basketball 7 p.m. St. Michael the Archangel at BSH Girls Basketball 6 p.m. Powhatan at Huguenot BSH at Richmond Christian Friday, Jan. 17 Boys Basketball 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 21 Girls Basketball 6 p.m. BSH at Southampton Academy 7 p.m. L.C. Bird at Powhatan Boys Basketball

Powhatan High School alum Casey Fanz, whose swimming career began at the age of 10 with the Powhatan YMCA Barracudas, grabbed an individual victory and contributed to one relay win in her nationally ranked Louisville Cardinals’ sweep of No. 25 Northwestern on Thursday, Jan. 9. According to Louisville Athletics, Fanz finished in 23.00 to win the women’s 50 freestyle, then joined Arina Openysheva (50.74), Lainey Visscher (51.13) and Christiana Regenauer (49.70) in not only winning the women’s 400 freestyle relay on a 3:21.85, but also helping secure the overall meet victory for the women’s team on a narrow final of 151-149 with the triumph in the relay. Swimming in the third leg, Fanz recorded a 50.28 in the


Louisville swimmer Casey Fanz.

400. According to Louisville Athletics, The senior also swam a 22.51 leg to help teammates Ashlynn Schoof (26.07), Mariia Astashkina (28.24) and Nastja Govejsek (24.01) place second in the 200 medley relay on a 1:40.83.


7 p.m. Southampton Academy at BSH Swimming 7 p.m. Powhatan vs. Goochland vs. Hanover at Randolph-Macon College Wednesday, Jan. 22 Wrestling 6 p.m. James River vs. Monacan vs. Powhatan at Powhatan High School Boys Basketball 7 p.m. Powhatan at L.C. Bird Thursday, Jan. 23 Girls Basketball 7 p.m. Midlothian at Powhatan Boys Basketball 7 p.m. BSH at Amelia Academy

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Swimmers lower times at Bruins invite Staff Report

Ten swimmers from Powhatan competed in the Jan. 4 Bruins Invitational, hosted by Blacksburg High School, and freshman Cole Malkerson and sophomore Mia Wilson each qualified for two individual finals while freshman Summer Kantanen and senior Emily Matthews each made one. Malkerson once more lowered his team records in the boys’ 100-yard freestyle (53.02) and 100 backstroke (59.16), and he did so while recording a pair of ninth-place finishes in both finals. Wilson placed 11th in the girls’ 100 freestyle on a 1:01.93 and dropped 0.83 of a second in the 200 individual medley as she swam a 2:40.16 for a 14th-place finish. Matthews placed 15th in the finals of the girls’ 100 breaststroke in a 1:27.06; she also dropped a little over a second off of her time in the 100 freestyle with a swim of 1:06.17 in the preliminaries. Kantanen placed 16th in the finals of the girls’ 50 freestyle on a 28.36 and also CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Powhatan High School swim team delivered several best times in this past weekend’s Bruins Invitational, hosted by Blacksburg High School.

swam a 1:13.90 in the preliminaries of the 100 backstroke. Powhatan’s girls relay team of Wilson, Summer and Bailey Kantanen and Emily Matthews qualified for the finals in the 200 freestyle relay and dropped nearly 2 seconds to place 10th on a 1:54.62. Additionally, the four girls qualified for the finals in the 200 medley relay on a new low time of 2:13.56, then placed seventh in the finals on a 2:21.31. Also in the preliminaries: Russell Holland dropped 3 seconds in the boys 100 freestyle (1:08.14) and 0.55 seconds in the 50 free (29.90); Margaret Compton dropped a little over 2 seconds in the girls’ 200 freestyle (2:52.85) and swam a 1:40.69 in the girls’ 100 breaststroke; Reese Smith dropped a little over a second and a quarter in the girls’ 100 backstroke (1:29.54) and swam a 2:56.93 in the 200 freestyle; Bailey Kantanen dropped 0.7 of a second in the girls’ 100 backstroke (1:19.35) and swam a 2:36.18 in the 200 freestyle; Maura Campbell dropped 0.15 of a second in the girls’ 50 freestyle (33.24) and swam a 1:17.31 in the 100 freestyle; Sophia Edwards swam times of 1:22.21 and 3:02.73 in the girls’ 100 and 200 freestyles, respectively; and the girls’ relay team of Campbell, Compton, Edwards and Smith swam times of 2:39.27 and 2:22.07 in the 200 medley relay and in the 200 freestyle relay, respectively.

Powhatan wrestlers go 3-1 at Hawk Duals By Nick Vandeloecht Sports Editor MECHANICSVILLE – Freshman Britton Proffitt and returner AJ Gaskins had both been working at getting their weight to where the team wanted it to be. Proffitt has been getting down to 120 pounds, and Gaskins was also coming back from injury-related issues. Head coach Jonathan Tanaka said they both looked really good in the room during practice, but Saturday’s Hawk Duals at Hanover High School marked their first competition of the season. Proffitt won three of four matches. Gaskins went 4-0. And Powhatan High School wrestling went 3-1 overall across their four duals, taking wins of 57-20 over Smithfield, 52-33 over Patrick Henry and 60-9 over Varina and getting dealt a narrow 32-30 setback to Hanover. For the whole day, Powhatan only lost three matches by getting pinned. But wins by pins were plentiful for the Indians. Gaskins earned three pins alone, including one against Varina after battling back from a 4-0 first-period deficit to take command of the match with a reversal, and then building towards the pin with a couple of near-falls. The junior also defeated Smithfield’s Cameron Hatchett on a 5-1 decision. “He’s looked really good,” Tanaka said of Gaskins. “He’s always been a dedicated wrestler, but I think he’s kind of pushed himself a little bit more and I think we’re starting to see the results of that. Very happy for him – hopefully we can continue his trajectory as it moves forward.” Proffitt actually got to wrestle up at 126 pounds – with junior Sean Hall going up to 132 and Gavin Timmons bumping up to 138 – and he picked up two pins before mixing in three takedowns and a couple of near-falls to beat Patrick Henry’s Sam Fox by tech fall. Hall went 3-1 while wrestling up a weight class, earning all three of his wins by pin and holding his one winning opponent, Smithfield’s Mason Parker – the 132 weight-class Toys 4 Tots Tourney champion at Ocean Lakes High School – to a 3-point win on an 8-7 decision. Timmons also picked up two hardearned victories while wrestling up a weight class. After trailing Smithfield’s Roberto Hines 4-1 at the end of the first period, Timmons got an escape, got a hold of his opponent’s leg and worked the grab into a takedown of Hines to tie the match at 4-all. He ended the second period with a near-fall to take the lead, then pinned Hines with 45 seconds left in the third. He ended the duals by pinning Varina’s Tyree Nash. Shining brightly at 160 for Powhatan was Adam Camp. The sophomore enjoyed a breakout performance as went 3-1 – and earned all three of his wins by pins. It’s his first year in the varsity lineup, and Tanaka said he’s been kind of feel-


Powhatan’s AJ Gaskins (top) wrestles Smithfield’s Cameron Hatchett on Saturday, Jan. 4, in the Hawk Duals.

ing his way through. But one of the things that’s helped Camp – Tanaka noted – is that he’s gotten to wrestle a lot with teammate Matthew Bales, who did well in the Lee-Davis Holiday Classic before the break, placing fifth. Dylan Coward returned to the 106 weight-class spot with freshman Kieran Hathaway still feeling under the weather following the wrestlers’ trip to the Knockout Christmas Classic in Kissimmee, Florida. The hard-working sophomore closed-out the duals with two contested victories to his name: one at 106 and another at 113. He tied Patrick Henry’s Elias Sotos up to 7-all, then tipped the scales in the waning seconds on a near-fall to take the 10-7 decision. He built on his 3-point win with a 6-point first-period pin against Varina in the 113 weight class. He also came close in the decisive last match of Powhatan’s dual with Hanover as he helped force overtime, but Hayden Bowles narrowly won 8-6 with a sudden-death takedown. NICK VANDELOECHT/POWHATAN TODAY Andrew Cheatham continued to showcase his power at the 152 weight Powhatan’s Britton Proffitt attempts to take-down Patrick Henry’s Sam Fox. class. The sophomore went 3-1 with a narrow loss by decision to Hanover’s three bonus points from that moment on, three pins, including one against SmithElijah Hunter, a Region 4B runner-up, to Hanover managed to win the rest of their field’s Taron Stephens in 40 seconds. defeat Patrick Henry’s Lorenzo Verde- matchups. Junior Micah Holt also went 3-1 as he “I think we fought really hard up lotti on a 9-2 decision as he mixed in took a win by forfeit against Smithfield three takedowns with a near-fall and an there – it’s just a matter of: we need to and earned a pair of second-period pins win some of those matches to turn that escape to go 3-1. against Varina and Patrick Henry’s Jason After limiting his winning Hanover tide,” Tanaka said. “We’ve got to be able Cooper. opponent, last year’s Region 4B 160 to wrestle hard every weight class...” Tanner Palmore, wrestling in the He added: “We’ve been a slow-startweight-class champion Josh Epperly, to heavyweight division, went 3-1 as he 4 points on a win by major-decision, ing team since I’ve been here, and that’s picked up a win by forfeit against Patrick Hans Rehme at 170 took two wins by one thing we’ve always worked on and I Henry, pinned Smithfield’s Alex Leboffe forfeit before pinning his Varina oppo- think that’s something that we’ve just and pinned his Varina opponent in 53 got to continue to focus and work on evnent in 51 seconds for a 3-1 day. seconds. With the Hawks, Tanaka said they ery match – whether or not it’s the first Linwood Hill at 195 bounced back knew that a lot of their matches were go- one of the day or the last one of the day, from a narrow 10-8 loss to Jack Epperly ing to be close. Powhatan won five of we’ve got to figure out a way to get up in the closing moments to go 3-1 as well, their first six contested matches as Prof- for those, mentally and physically…but with a win by forfeit against Smithfield fitt pinned Ryan Cowell, Hall pinned really good way to end the day; we wresand two first-period pins against Varina Cole Kenzie, Gaskins pinned Elijah tled really well against Smithfield, Patand Patrick Henry’s Alex Clough in 55 Kidd, Cheatham pinned Zach Crowder rick Henry and Varina to close it out.” seconds. In 11 contested matches with Varina, and Camp pinned Mason Clements. Hayden Fitzsimmons at 182 took two But while Powhatan allowed only Powhatan won nine by pin. wins by forfeit and also rebounded from

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Rapids fend off Powhatan By Billy Fellin

Special Correspondent

shows us where we need to be on the boards.” Powhatan would get within 9 at the closest point in the third quarter on a quick 3-point run, but James River extended its lead to 12 points by the end of the half and didn’t look back from there. Earlier in the week, Alston netted 12 points in the Indians’ 64-37 loss to George Wythe on Monday, Jan. 6, and Powhatan stayed in the fight with the Monacan Chiefs, trailing by 8 at the half, before taking the 62-47 setback on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Marable said he’s looking forward to another chance at their opponents in the Dominion District after Powhatan was slated to play Clover Hill Monday and Manchester Tuesday, thus completing Powhatan’s first cycle through the district. “I’m excited for us to get to the back-end of our schedule,” Marable said. “Now that we’re playing better, hopefully we can knock those guys out. I don’t think anyone, other than the teams we’ve played recently, give us much respect. “We’re ready to go earn everyone’s respect,” Marable said, “and take a shot at teams who have knocked us off before.”

The old saying goes: “you can’t teach size.” Unfortunately for Powhatan’s boys basketball team, James River had that crucial height advantage and utilized it in a 66-50 final in favor of the Rapids on Jan. 10. “We played hard and we played together,” Indians coach Ryan Marable said. “We were able to make adjustments throughout the game, which has been a struggle for us. James River is a great team, well-coached and ran good plays. I think we just ran out of gas at the end.” Powhatan was able to erase an early 4-point defNICK VANDELOECHT/POWHATAN TODAY icit as Brylan Rather hit BILLY FELLIN/POWHATAN TODAY Powhatan’s Faith Henderson (foreground) drives back-to-back shots, including one off a steal Powhatan’s Brylan Rather (22) drives through the the lane while James River’s Madison Hadfield near midcourt to jump- Rapids’ defense in a Friday game at James River pursues in a Thursday game at Powhatan High. start a 9-0 run for the Indi- High School. Rather led Powhatan with 20 points. ans. 20 points. LJ Alston add- helped them keep their After the teams passed ed 13 points, including 9 comfortable lead. James the lead back and forth, off 3-point shots. River’s Cole Grubbs, the Rapids went on a 16-0 “He’s come on,” standing at 6-9, was a run that spanned the end Marable said. “When he’s problem all night for the of the first quarter and the engaged and into it, he re- Indians defensively. He beginning of the second to ally shoots the ball well. led the way for the Rapids put a significant gap on Trey (Moore) and the with 25 points. Powhatan. But, led by team did a good job of “Our big guy, Ethan Rather’s hot shooting finding him. He’s a first- (Kramer), hasn’t played a hand on the night, Pow- year varsity player and re- ton of minutes against hatan was able to cut the ally starting to find his other bigs like that,” Staff Report 15-point lead down to just rhythm.” Marable said. “(Grubbs) 9 by halftime. is great on film and hopeIn the second half, the Powhatan Girls Basketball came off of the holiday Rather was the top Rapids’ dominance in the fully Ethan can take some break by winning a commanding home matchup 44- scorer for the Indians with paint and on the boards of (Grubb’s) game to us. It 15 over George Wythe on Monday, Jan. 6. But across the midweek stretch, the young team ran into two Dominion District powerhouses in Monacan, who won 80-36 on Tuesday, Jan. 7 and James River, who entered Thursday’s game unbeaten and won 57-25. Both the Chiefs and the Rapids were a combined Staff Report 18-1 as of Friday. Sophomore Faith Henderson was the scoring leader across all three contests, netting 14 After going into the points while adding 8 rebounds versus George Wythe, pouring in 20 points against the Chiefs and scoring 9 break on an unbeaten points against James River. Sophomore Kayla Terry start of 5-0, the Blessed Huguenot added 8 points versus Wythe and 8 versus the Rapids. Sacrament boys basketball team Powhatan was scheduled to host Clover Hill on opened the 2020 portion Monday, Jan. 13 and play at James River on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The Indians will next play a 6 p.m. game at of its 2019-20 season on Huguenot on Thursday, Jan. 16, then host L.C. Bird on a 3-game skid, and is looking to bounce-back Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. this week. In the Knights’ 54-40 loss to Brunswick Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 7, senior Raymond Avery led BSH with 14 points and senior Robbie Kurtz and junior Zander Nadeau each netted 9. Brunswick’s Bryant Porch recorded his 1,000th career point durKENNY MOORE/POWHATAN TODAY ing the game. In the Raymond Avery (3) for Blessed Sacrament drives in off the wing looking Knights’ 52-42 home for an open path in a Wednesday home game versus Millwood. NICK VANDELOECHT/POWHATAN TODAY loss to Millwood on Powhatan’s Emily Matthews (left) edges out Wednesday, Kurtz scored day, Jan. 14 and will host St. Michael the Archangel Goochland’s Anna Kate Wirsing at the line to win 17 points. the girls’ 50-yard freestyle in Friday’s home meet The Knights concluded on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Goochland YMCA. the week on an 89-56 set- Richmond Christian on Friday, Jan. 17 and SouthMia Wilson took sec- back to Banner Christian. SWIMMING BSH was slated to host ampton Academy on Tuesond-place in the girls’ day, Jan. 21, all at 7 p.m. Continued from pg. 1B  100 butterfly on a 1:16.69 Kenston Forest on TuesThose three wins, 10 while also placing third in podium finishes in all and the 200 freestyle and the girls’ team’s overall slashing into her time by victory helped make for a almost 3 minutes with a successful home meet at swim of 2:16.65. Bailey Kantanen took Goochland YMCA for second in the girls’ 500 Powhatan swimming. On the girls’ side, the freestyle on a 7:01.90, Indians swept Orange while Summer Kantanen County 202-141, Gooch- swam to second in the land 163-115 and Louisa girls’ 100 backstroke on a 1:14.00. County 188-58. The 200-yard girls reWith a smaller overall number of entries on the lay team of Bailey, Sumboys’ side for the entire mer, Wilson and Matmeet, Goochland’s boys thews took second in the swept Louisa, Orange and freestyle relay on a 1:57.22 and third in the Powhatan. Malkerson cut into his medley relay on a 2:18.84. Bailey, Abigail John50 freestyle entry time by nearly a second with son, Payton George and his winning swim of Maura Campbell took sec24.42. He won the 500 ond in the girls’ 400 freestyle relay on a 5:09.15. free in a 5:37.52. Swimmers from Matthews cut into her PHOTOS BY KENNY MOORE/POWHATAN TODAY 50 freestyle entry time Blessed Sacrament HuLeft: Blessed Sacrament Huguenot’s Robbie Kurtz (4) weaves in and under the outstretched arms of by 0.2 of a second with guenot also competed at Millwood’s Sherron Washington (22) for the contested layup. Right: Zander Nadeau (23) of Blessed her winning swim of the meet. Sacrament Huguenot stops and pops up the jumper to cut into the deficit in the fourth quarter. 29.01.

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NFL Big East Elite Elite College Basketball College Basketball College Basketball Women’s College Basketball SportsCenter (Live) Wheel Jeopardy Jeopardy!-Time The Last Days of Richard Pryor: (N) Å News Kimmel News Holly Sheldon Unicorn Mom (N) Carol’s Evil “Justice x 2” News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang Last Man Standing Deputy (In Stereo) Fox News at Ten DailyMail Mod Fam ET Inside Super Good Will Harmony Law & Order: SVU News J. Fallon M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Authentic Living Down Home with David “1st Anniversary” (N) (Live) Å PBS NewsHour (N) Currents Unwine’d Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass: Amanpour-Co Untamed Wine We’ll Meet Again Country Music “Hard Times (1933-1945)” PBS NewsHour (N) E. B. OutFront Anderson Cooper Cuomo Prime Time CNN Tonight CNN Tonight Hardball Matthews All In With Rachel Maddow The Last Word The 11th Hour Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News at Night Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Bones (In Stereo) NBA Basketball: Celtics at Bucks NBA Basketball Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Conan Miracle The First 48 Å The First 48 Å Alaska PD (N) Å 60 Days In (N) Å The First 48 Å Two Men ››‡ “Shooter” (2007, Suspense) Mark Wahlberg. Å ››‡ “Shooter” (2007) Å Office Office Office Office Office Office Office Office Daily Lights Homestead Rescue Homestead Rescue Reclaimed (N) Å Off the Grid Homestead Rescue Feet-Killing Me Dr. Pimple Popper Dr. Pimple Popper Feet-Killing Me 1000-lb Sisters (N) Lone Star Law Lone Star Law: Uncuffed (N) (In Stereo) Lone Star Law Lone Star Law “The Waterboy” grown- Everything Every grown- Every The 700 Club Å Andy G. Andy G. Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond King King King King “The Women” ››› “New York, New York” (1977, Musical) Robert De Niro. “Mean Streets” “Perfect Bride” “Love’s Complicated” (2015) Å “Love on Ice” (2017) Julie Berman. Å Supernanny Å Married at First Sight (N) Å Supernanny Å Supernanny Å Flip Flip Flip Flip Christina Christina Flip Flip Flip Flip Restaurant: Im. Restaurant: Im. Restaurant: Im. Beat Beat Beat Beat ›› “Harlem Nights” (1989, Comedy) Eddie Murphy. Å ››‡ “Dr. Dolittle 2” (2001, Children’s) ››› “Star Trek Beyond” (2016) Chris Pine. Å Arsenal ››› “Troy” (2004, Adventure) Brad Pitt. “Ghostbusters II” ››› “Taken” (2008) Liam Neeson. Å ››‡ “The Last Stand” (2013, Action) Last Man Last Man To Be Announced “Never Been Kissed” (1999) Swamp People Å Swamp People: Blood and Guts “Deadliest Hunts” (N) (In Stereo) Å

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Boxing Women’s College Basketball WWE Friday Night SmackDown (N) Å College Basketball UFC 246: McGregor - Prelims Boxing (N) (Live) Wheel Jeopardy The NBA Basketball: Lakers at Rockets News Secre HopeCarbon NCIS: Los Angeles 48 Hours (In Stereo) 48 Hours (In Stereo) News World’s Big Bang Big Bang Boxing News Mod Fam Beat Shazam 12 News Paid Prg. Dateline NBC (In Stereo) Å Saturday Night Live News SNL Blue Bloods Å Blue Bloods Å Blue Bloods Å Blue Bloods Å Blue Bloods Å Denim & Co. (Live) FITNATION Slimline DaretoShareStyle With Courtney (Live) FITNATION Slimline Lawrence Welk Call Home Murder Midsomer Murders Blue Song of Mountains Steve Backshall Nature (In Stereo) NOVA Å Independent Lens “The King” (In Stereo) CNN Newsroom (N) CNN Newsroom The Nineties “The One About TV” Å The Eighties Å Hardball Matthews All In With Rachel Maddow The Last Word The 11th Hour Undercover Boss Undercover Boss Undercover Boss Undercover Boss Undercover Boss Life, Liberty Watters’ World Å Justice Judge Greg Gutfeld Watters’ World Å “Bad Boys” (1995) ›› “Bad Boys II” (2003, Action) Martin Lawrence. Å (DVS) Mod Fam Mod Fam “Legend Tarzan” ››‡ “San Andreas” (2015) Dwayne Johnson. “The Mummy Returns” (2001) Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Full Cam ››› “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014) Live PD (In Stereo) Live PD: Rewind (N) Live PD “Live PD -- 01.18.20” (N) (In Stereo Live) Å ›› “Four Brothers” (2005, Crime Drama) ››‡ “Shooter” (2007, Suspense) Mark Wahlberg. Å ›‡ “Blended” (2014) Adam Sandler. ›‡ “Grown Ups” (2010) Adam Sandler. ›› “Little Nicky” Barrett-Jackson Man vs. Bear Å Man vs. Bear Å Man vs. Bear Å Man vs. Bear Å Say Yes, Dress Say Yes to the Dress (N) (In Stereo) Å Say Yes, Dress Say Yes, Dress Pit Bulls-Parole Pit Bulls-Parole Pit Bulls-Parole The Vet Life (N) Vet Life: Bonus ››› “Despicable Me 2” (2013) Å Gremlins ›››‡ “Moana” (2016) Voices of Dwayne Johnson. Two Men Two Men Two Men Two Men Two Men Two Men Two Men Two Men Two Men Two Men “Tora! Tora! Tora!” “Les rendez-vous d’Anna” (1978) “Two Weeks in Another Town” (1962) “Love in Winterland” (2020, Romance) “Love on Iceland” (2020, Romance) Å Winterfest Mv.: “Faith Under Fire” “Stolen by My Mother: Kamiyah” Mobley: “Stolen-Mother” Property Brothers Beach Beach Carib Carib Bahamas Bahamas Mexico Mexico Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Friday ›› “Next Friday” (2000, Comedy) Ice Cube. Å ›‡ “Friday After Next” (2002) Ice Cube. ››‡ “Tremors” (1990) Kevin Bacon. Futurama Futurama ››‡ “Tremors II: Aftershocks” (1996) Seven Worlds, One Planet (N) “Captain Phillips” (2013) Å ›››‡ “Captain Phillips” (2013) Å ›› “Where the Heart Is” (2000) Å ››› “Twister” (1996, Action) Helen Hunt. Å Foot American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers

Boxing Boxing PBC Bowling SportCtr High School Basketball Backstory NFL PrimeTime (N) SportsCenter Funny Videos Darndest Things Shark Tank (N) Shark Tank News NCIS: LA 60 Minutes (N) Å NCIS (In Stereo) FBI “Little Egypt” NCIS: New Orleans News Elmntry NFL Football: NFC Championship: Teams TBA. (N) Post 9-1-1: Lone Star (N) News America America’s Got Talent (In Stereo) Å Ellen’s Game Ellen’s Game News Greta Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Married Married Gourmet Holiday Lock & Lock Store Now You’re Cooking (N) (Live) Å Coastal Railways Howards End Sanditon-Mast Vienna Blood Å Thou Shalt Not Kill Earth’s Il Volo: Ten Years: (In Stereo) Classical Rewind: (In Stereo) Il Volo: Ten Years: (In Stereo) CNN Newsroom Impeach.: Impeach.: CNN Special: CNN Special: Kasie DC (N) Å To Be Announced To Be Announced Dateline Å Shark Tank Shark Tank Listing Impossible Secret Secret Secret Secret Fox News Sunday Life, Liberty Revolution Watters’ World Å Life, Liberty Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Dare Me Å (DVS) Law & Order: SVU “Beauty & Beast” Screen Actors Guild Awards: Miracle Screen Actors Guild Awards: Big Bang Big Bang Screen Actors Guild Awards: Miracle Workers ›› “The Break-Up” “13 Hours: Sec” ›››‡ “American Sniper” (2014, War) Bradley Cooper. Å Alaska PD Å “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) ›››› “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981, Adventure) “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” “Talladega Nights:” ›‡ “Grown Ups” Naked and Afraid Naked and Afraid (N) (In Stereo) Å Naked and Afraid Naked and Afraid 90 Day Fiancé 90 Day Fiancé (N) (In Stereo) Sister Wives (N) 90 Day Fiancé (N) Lone Star Law Lone Star Law Lone Star Law (N) Lone Star Law (N) Lone Star Law “Moana” (2016) ›››‡ “Coco” (2017) Voices of Anthony Gonzalez. ›‡ “Grown Ups” (2010) Å King King King King King King Two Men Two Men Two Men Two Men “Life With Father” ›››› “All About Eve” (1950, Drama) Bette Davis. ››‡ “The Two Mrs. Carrolls” Winterfest Movie Event Celebration: Winterfest Movie Event Celebration: Winterfest Mv.: “Husband’s Wife” “Murder in the Suburbs” (2019) Å “Stolen by My Mother: Kamiyah” Fixer Upper Holmes & Holmes Holmes & Holmes Holmes & Holmes Holmes & Holmes Guy’s Games Guy’s Games Worst Cooks Beat Beat Beat Beat T. Perry’s The Oval T. Perry’s The Oval T. Perry’s The Oval T. Perry’s The Oval “White House” ›› “Bad Boys II” (2003, Action) Martin Lawrence. Å (DVS) ››‡ “Bad Boys” (1995, Action) Break Breaking Bad Å Breaking Bad Å Breaking Bad Å Breaking Bad Å ››‡ “Overboard” (1987) Goldie Hawn. ››‡ “Footloose” (2011) Kenny Wormald. Å Over Swamp People Swamp People: Blood and Guts “Countdown to Season 11” (N) (In Stereo) Å


The Herd with Colin Cowherd SportC NFL Live GMA3: Strahan General Hosp. Young Bold The Talk Amer 25 Maury Days of Lives Kelly Clarkson Heat of Night Heat of Night Varied Programs Splash Molly Xavier Arthur Senate Varied Se Splash CNN Right Now CNN Newsroom MSNBC MSNBC Live The Exchange Power Lunch Outnumbered Daily Briefing Varied Programs Supernatural Varied Programs Friends Friends Friends Friends Varied Programs King King King King Varied Programs Varied Programs Hoard-Buried My 600-Lb. Life The Zoo Pit Bulls-Parole Movie Middle Middle Middle Gunsm. Varied Gunsm. Varied Movie Varied Programs Home & Family Movie King King King King Varied Programs Pioneer Pioneer Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs Movie Movie Movie Varied Programs Reba Reba Reba Reba Varied Programs

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Boxing PBC Collection PBA Bowling: Hall of Fame Classic. Å Undisputed College Basketball: NC State at Virginia. College Basketball: Oklahoma at Baylor. SportsCenter (Live) Wheel Jeopardy The Bachelor (N) (In Stereo) Å The Good Doctor News Kimmel News Holly Neighbor Bob All Rise (In Stereo) Bull (In Stereo) Å News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang 9-1-1: Lone Star (N) Prodigal Son (N) Fox News at Ten DailyMail Mod Fam ET Inside America’s Got Talent (N) (In Stereo) Å Manifest (In Stereo) News J. Fallon Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Carter Å (DVS) Last Man Last Man Fashion’s Night In (N) (Live) Å PBS NewsHour (N) Antique Roadshow Legacy List Independent Lens (In Stereo) Aman Roadtrip Nation: Locked Out: Fall: Amer. Experience Fight for Right: PBS NewsHour (N) E. B. OutFront Anderson Cooper Cuomo Prime Time CNN Tonight CNN Tonight Hardball Matthews All In With Rachel Maddow The Last Word The 11th Hour American Greed American Greed American Greed American Greed (N) American Greed The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News at Night Chicago P.D. WWE Monday Night RAW (N) (In Stereo Live) Å Mod Fam Basket NBA Basketball: Lakers at Celtics NBA Basketball: Warriors at Trail Blazers Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy American American Conan Brooklyn Live PD (In Stereo) Live PD: Rewind (N) Live Rescue “Live Rescue -- 01.20.20” (N) (In Stereo) Å “Indiana Jones & the Temple” ›››‡ “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) Å Office Office Office Office Office Office Office Nora Daily Lights Diesel Brothers Street Outlaws “8-City Showdown” (N) Å To Be Announced Mudder Dr. Pimple Popper 90 Day Fiance: Watch Party (In Stereo) 90 Day Fiancé (In Stereo) Yukon Men Å Alaska- Last Fr. Alaska- Last Fr. Alaskan Bush Alaskan Bush ›‡ “Grown Ups” (2010, Comedy) Adam Sandler. The 700 Club Å ›››‡ “Coco” (2017) Å Andy G. Andy G. Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond King King King King “Blackboard J.” ››› “Nothing But a Man” (1964, Drama) ››› “Edge of the City” (1957) Landlord Winterfest Movie Event Celebration: “Amazing Winter Romance” (2020) Å Golden Golden Supernanny Å ›› “50 First Dates” ››‡ “The Holiday” (2006, Romance-Comedy) Cameron Diaz. Home Town Å Home Town: Stay Home Town Å One of a Kind Å Home Town Å Beat Beat Kids Baking Kids Baking Challenge (N) Å Challenge Å ››› “Love & Basketball” (2000, Romance) Sanaa Lathan. ››› “Set It Off” (1996) Jada Pinkett. ››‡ “Hancock” (2008) Will Smith. Å Futurama Futurama ›› “Bad Boys II” (2003, Action) ›› “Rocky IV” (1985) Sylvester Stallone. Rocky V ››› “Rocky III” (1982, Drama) Sylvester Stallone. Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Home Home Home Home American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers Pawn Stars (N) Pawn Stars

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College Basketball College Basketball: Michigan at Iowa. (N) Hoops Elite NBA Basketball: Bulls at 76ers NBA Basketball: Trail Blazers at Mavericks Wheel Jeopardy Jeopardy!-Time 20/20 (In Stereo) Å News Kimmel News Holly Hawaii Five-0 Å Magnum P.I. Å Blue Bloods News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang WWE Friday Night SmackDown (N) Å News First Spo DailyMail Mod Fam ET Inside Lincoln Rhyme Dateline NBC (N) (In Stereo) Å News J. Fallon Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man TATCHA - Skin Care (N) (Live) Å Isaac Mizrahi Live! “10th Anniversary” DaretoShareBeauty PBS NewsHour (N) Wash Hoover Country Music (In Stereo) Å (DVS) Amanpour-Co Reel TBA Antique Roadshow Spying on the Coastal Railways PBS NewsHour (N) E. B. OutFront Anderson Cooper Cuomo Prime Time CNN Tonight CNN Tonight Hardball Matthews All In With Rachel Maddow The Last Word The 11th Hour Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Shark Tank American Greed The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News at Night Law-SVU Law & Order: SVU ››‡ “Bad Boys” (1995, Action) Martin Lawrence. Mod Fam Mod Fam Bones (In Stereo) ›› “The Legend of Tarzan” (2016, Adventure) “Kong: Skull Island” (2017) ››› “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014) Chris Pratt. ››‡ “Red 2” (2013, Action) Bruce Willis. Å Live PD (In Stereo) Live PD: Rewind (N) Live PD “Live PD -- 01.17.20” (N) (In Stereo Live) Å Two Men Two Men ›››‡ “The Green Mile” (1999, Drama) Tom Hanks, David Morse. (In Stereo) Å South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk Bill Burr South Pk Gold Rush: Pay Dirt Gold Rush (N) (In Stereo) Å Opal Hunters 90 Day Fiancé Dr. Pimple Popper Feet-Killing Me My 600-Lb. Life (N) (In Stereo) Tanked (In Stereo) Tanked: Sea-Lebrity Edition (In Stereo) Tanked (In Stereo) Tanked (In Stereo) “Matilda” (1996) Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy Fam Guy The 700 Club Å Andy G. Andy G. Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond King King King King “Angel-Shoulder” ›››› “Whisky Galore!” (1949) ›››› “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) “Love, of Course” “Winter Castle” (2019) Emilie Ullerup. “Christmas Town” (2019) Tim Rozon. Hopelessly in Love: (Part 2 of 3) Å Hopelessly in Love: (N) (Part 3 of 3) Å Hopelessly in Love: Dream Dream Dream Dream Dream Dream Dream Dream Dream Dream Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Diners Tyler Perry’s Sistas ››› “Friday” (1995, Comedy) Ice Cube. Å ›› “Next Friday” (2000) Å ››› “Star Trek” (2009, Science Fiction) Chris Pine. Å ››› “Star Trek Beyond” (2016) Å “Taken” (2008) ››› “The Hunger Games” (2012) Jennifer Lawrence. Å “Catching Fire” Top Gun ›››‡ “Speed” (1994, Action) Keanu Reeves. Å ››› “Top Gun” (1986) Tom Cruise. Å Ancient Aliens Hunting UFO’s-Alien Hotspots: Ancient: UFOs: Alien:

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College Basketball College Basketball Hoops NFL Turning Point NBA Basketball: Nets at 76ers NBA Basketball: Trail Blazers at Rockets Wheel Jeopardy Jeopardy!-Time Mod Fam Single Stumptown (N) News Kimmel News Holly Undercover Boss Criminal Minds (N) S.W.A.T. (In Stereo) News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang Flirty Dancing (N) Almost Family (N) Fox News at Ten DailyMail Mod Fam ET Inside Chicago Med (N) Chicago Fire (N) Chicago P.D. (N) News J. Fallon Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Shark Solutions (N) In the Kitchen With David (N) (Live) Å Shark Solutions (N) PBS NewsHour (N) Nature (In Stereo) NOVA Å Steve Backshall Amanpour-Co Darley Time/By Howards End Sanditon on Masterpiece (N) Å PBS NewsHour (N) E. B. OutFront Anderson Cooper Cuomo Prime Time CNN Tonight CNN Tonight Hardball Matthews All In With Rachel Maddow The Last Word The 11th Hour Shark Tank Shark Tank Shark Tank Listing Impossible Deal or No Deal The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News at Night NCIS “Incognito” WWE NXT (N) (In Stereo Live) Å Miz & Miz & Miz & Miz & “Intelligence” All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite (Live) Å ›› “Pain & Gain” (2013) Mark Wahlberg. Seinfeld Seinfeld Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Full Conan Full Live PD: Rewind (N) Live PD (N) Å America’s Top Dog Live PD (N) Å Live PD: Rewind Two Men ››› “John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017) Keanu Reeves. 68 Whiskey Å “John Wick 2” South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk South Pk Daily Lights Alaskan Bush Alaskan Bush Naked and Afraid: Uncensored (N) Å Naked and Afraid My 600-Lb. Life My 600-Lb. Life “Bethany’s Story” (N) 1000-lb Sisters (N) Feet-Killing Me I Was Prey Å I Was Prey: Under Attack (N) (In Stereo) I Was Prey Å I Was Prey Party of Five Å Good Trouble Å The 700 Club Å ›‡ “Grown Ups” (2010) Adam Sandler. Andy G. Andy G. Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond King King King King “How the West” ››‡ “The Wet Parade” (1932, Drama) “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984) “The Story of Us” “A Winter Princess” (2019) Natalie Hall. “Love in Winterland” (2020, Romance) Married Married Married at First Sight (N) Å Supernanny Å Married-Sight Buying and Selling Property Brothers Property Brothers Hunt Intl Hunters Hunt Intl Hunters Guy’s Games Guy’s Games Guy’s Games Guy’s Games Guy’s Games T. Perry’s The Oval Tyler Perry’s Sistas T. Perry’s The Oval ››‡ “The Best Man Holiday” (2013) The Magicians Å The Magicians Å ››› “Captain America: Civil War” (2016, Action) Chris Evans. “Home Alone 2” ›››‡ “Ghostbusters” (1984, Comedy) Bill Murray. ››‡ “Ghostbusters II” (1989) Last Man Last Man Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Forged in Fire Forged in Fire Forged in Fire (N) Vikings (In Stereo) Forged in Fire




JAN. 21


College Basketball College Basketball WWE Backstage College Basketball: Teams TBA. (Live) College Basketball: Miami at Duke. (Live) SportsCenter (Live) Wheel Jeopardy Conners Bless mixed- black-ish Emergence (N) News Kimmel News Holly NCIS “Sound Off” FBI “Payback” Å FBI: Most Wanted News Colbert Big Bang Big Bang The Resident (N) 24 Hours-Hell Fox News at Ten DailyMail Mod Fam ET Inside Ellen’s Game This Is Us (N) New Amsterdam News J. Fallon ››› “The Other Guys” (2010, Comedy) Will Ferrell. ››› “The Other Guys” (2010, Comedy) Will Ferrell. Shoe Shopping With Jane (N) (Live) Å Anastasia The Find with Shawn Killinger - Beauty PBS NewsHour (N) Finding Your Roots Secrets of Dead Frontline (In Stereo) Amanpour-Co Travel Keep Up Call Home Murder Midsomer Murders Stage PBS NewsHour (N) E. B. OutFront Anderson Cooper Cuomo Prime Time CNN Tonight CNN Tonight Hardball Matthews All In With Rachel Maddow The Last Word The 11th Hour Shark Tank Å Shark Tank Shark Tank The Profit (N) Å The Profit Å The Story Tucker Carlson Hannity (N) Å Ingraham Fox News at Night Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ›› “Battleship” (2012) ››‡ “Red” (2010) ››‡ “Red 2” (2013, Action) Bruce Willis. Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Conan Seinfeld The First 48 Å The First 48 Å First 48: Shocking First 48: Shocking The First 48 Å ››‡ “Shooter” (2007, Suspense) Mark Wahlberg. Å Ink Master (N) Å “Shooter” (2007) Office Office Office Office Drunk Drunk Drunk Drunk Daily Lights Moonshiners Å Moonshiners Moonshiners Å Guardians-Glades Moonshiners Å Fat Fabulous My Big Fat Fabulous Life (N) (In Stereo) Hot & Heavy (N) I Am Jazz Treehouse Masters Treehouse Masters: Branched Out (N) Barnwood Builders Barnwood Builders The 700 Club Å ››› “Beetlejuice” ››› “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014, Action) Andy G. Andy G. Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond King King King King “Hollywd-Home” ››› “A Face in the Crowd” (1957) Å ›››› “Hud” (1963) Paul Newman. Å “Country Wed” “Love on the Slopes” (2018, Romance) “The Birthday Wish” (2017, Romance) “Bough Breaks” ›› “Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail” ›› “The Call” (2013) Halle Berry. Å Fixer Upper Fixer to Fabulous Fixer to Fabulous Move and Improve Hunt Intl Hunters Chopped Å Chopped Å Chopped (N) Å Chopped Å Chopped Å ››› “Love & Basketball” (2000) Å ››‡ “This Christmas” (2007) Delroy Lindo. Å Martin “Hancock” (2008) ››‡ “The Magnificent Seven” (2016) Denzel Washington. Futurama Futurama “Rocky IV” (1985) ›››› “The Godfather” (1972, Drama) Marlon Brando, Al Pacino. Å Last Man Last Man Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Curse-Island Drilling Down Curse-Island Project Blue Book Curse-Island

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FULL-TIME: MANUFACTURING / ASSEMBLY PART-TIME: SEWING WILL TRAIN Music Industry’s leading case manufacturer needs highly-motivated and responsible team members with positive attitude. TKL offers: • Fully-paid medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance • Paid vacation and holidays Located 10 minutes West of Innsbrook / Short Pump, off I-64 Oilville Exit 167, then 1/4 mile North on Route 617

Must have reliable transportation • Drug Testing Required

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O-2019-39. This ordinance amendment will add provisions to assure that the most current Code of Virginia sections referenced will apply to any situation in the future. Powhatan County Code Chapter 74 (Traffic and Vehicles), Article I (In General), Section 74-1 (Incorporation of provisions of Code of Virginia) serves the function of incorporating various traffic laws of the Code of Virginia into the County Code. Two of the referenced sections do not include the text “as now or hereafter amended”, which assures this timeliness. The cited sections are Va. Code § 16.1-278 (Appointment of Counsel and guardian ad litem) for juveniles under the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and §18.2-266 (Driving Motor Vehicles, Etc., While Intoxicated). The amendment will add this omitted text.


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O-2020-01 (Case #19-09-REZC): Richard Lee Bucher (District #4: Powhatan Courthouse/ Mt. Zion) requests the rezoning of Tax Map Parcel #39-4A from Agricultural-10 (A-10) to Village Residential (VR) with proffered conditions and amendment of the zoning district map of approximately 5.66 acres of land with frontage along the north side of State Route 13 (Old Buckingham Road) approximately 0.25 miles west of State Route 620 (Mill Quarter Road) (3780 Old Buckingham Road). Proffered conditions address maximum residential densities (up to 3 single-family dwelling units), minimum lot area (1.5 acres), building design, access, and right-of-way dedication. The 2019 Long-Range Comprehensive Plan designates the subject property as Village Residential (Courthouse Village Special Area Plan), which recommends maximum residential densities of four units per acre.

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O-2020-02 (Case #20-01-AZ): The County of Powhatan requests the amendment and reenactment of provisions set forth in Chapter 83 (Zoning Ordinance), Article XI (Definitions) by adding definitions for the terms attached, comprehensive plan, contractor’s storage yard, detached, independent cooking facility, residential kitchen, corner lot line, pet, right-of-way, outdoor shed sales, and corner yard; adding language to clarify differences between duplex dwelling, three- or four-family dwelling, and townhouse dwelling; modifying the definition for the term private kennel, clarifying that permitted fowl includes chickens and ducks; modifying the definition for the term livestock, clarifying that goats, bison, ponies, alpacas, and llamas are all considered livestock; modifying the definition for the term flag lot to align with the definition for that term in the subdivision ordinance; modifying the definition of medical and dental lab to better reflect activities associated with that use; removing the term large lot development; correcting grammatical errors; removing incorrect references to other portions of the zoning ordinance; and adding references to certain definitions that identify related terms.

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All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and to present their views and/or to submit written comments. Persons requiring special assistance to attend and participate in those hearings should contact the Powhatan County Administrator’s Office at (804)598-5612 at least three days prior to the meeting.

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Notice is hereby given that the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Public Hearing on January 27, 2020, at 6:00 PM in the Powhatan County Village Building Auditorium, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, to consider and act upon the following request

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The full text of the proposed ordinance amendment in its entirety can be reviewed in the County Administration Building, located at 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, Virginia 23139, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. VIRGINIA:










Case No. JJ005927-01

Case No. JJ005928-01







The object of this suit is to obtain a Final Order pertaining to visitation with a minor child of the parties. Upon consideration thereof, it appearing from Petitioner’s affidavit filed with Petitioner’s Motion, that, after using due diligence, Petitioner is unable to ascertain the location of the Respondent; it is hereby

The object of this suit is to obtain a Final Order pertaining to visitation with a minor child of the parties. Upon consideration thereof, it appearing from Petitioner’s affidavit filed with Petitioner’s Motion, that, after using due diligence, Petitioner is unable to ascertain the location of the Respondent; it is hereby

ORDERED that the Respondent appear before this Court on or before February 12, 2020 to protect his interests herein.

ORDERED that the Respondent appear before this Court on or before February 12, 2020 to protect his interests herein.



Theresa J. Royal, Judge

Theresa J. Royal, Judge



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