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Closing the gap

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In both Halifax and Charlotte counties, the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation has now connected 100 rural households to the Internet, for free.

Why is this a big deal?

In the United States, nearly 34 million people have minimal or nonexistent Internet connections. And 24 million of these people live in rural or countryside areas. With an ever-changing and advancing economy, the Internet is crucial in developing skills and workforce abilities, especially for kids. This lack of access exacerbates the divide between wealthy and less-well off communities, between urban and rural, and is a nationwide problem.

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Delegate thanks employees for their service to commonwealth

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In celebration of Virginia Public Service Week, Del. James Edmunds II paid a surprise visit to the South Boston DMV Direct Contact Center on Tuesday, May 9, to thank employees for their service to the commonwealth.

DMV Direct Manager Rita Fisher gave Edmunds, who represents the 60th District, a tour of the facility and introduced him to members of her 50-person staff.

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Sling bow to make debut in Virginia

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The sling bow can be described as a modified slingshot, one that shoots arrows instead of other projectiles, but until this year it was illegal in Virginia.

Enter Del. James Edmunds II, who worked with the inventor of the Chief’s “Elite Sling Bow,” A.J. Huffer, and hunting enthusiast Tony Reaves to make hunting deer and small game with a sling bow legal in Virginia.

The sling bow already is legal in several states, including California, Alaska, Wyoming and Montana, which has a primitive weapons season for things such as a spear, according to Huffer.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony commemorates connecting the first 100 households to affordable Internet access

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Delegate Edmunds participated in the ribbon cutting May 23, at the South Boston Early Learning Center, for the broadband initiative between Microsoft, Mid-Atlantic Broadband and the Tobacco Commission to commemorate connecting the first 100 student households to broadband internet.

broadband ribbon cutting at South Boston Early Learning Center

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2017 National Police Week

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In recognition of National Police Week, the week of May 15-19, 2017, Delegate Edmunds decided to thank our hard-working law enforcement agencies in the 60th District with his "Cookies for Cops Campaign". Cookies from Windmill Bakery were delivered to the following offices:

  • Brookneal Police Chief Ricky Baldwin
  • Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington
  • Prince Edward Police Dept.
  • South Boston Police Dept.
  • Halifax Police Dept.
  • Halifax County Sheriffs Office
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