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Florida Shooting - Press Release

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February 16, 2018
Richmond, Virginia

I am appalled by the act of evil we saw in Florida this week and heartbroken for the victims, their families, and all of those affected. The House of Delegates adjourned Thursday in the Honor and Memory of the victims and their families.

It is a sad day when parents are more concerned about the safety of their children at school than them leaning. The Florida shooter showed every sign of someone capable of committing such a heinous act. We must make sure that those who act suspicious and those who display signs of violence are monitored closely and not allowed to slip through politically correct cracks.

I still believe that we have a “society problem” and not a gun problem and would like to point out some steps the House of Delegates has taken to address gun violence since I was elected in 2009.

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Del. Edmunds introduces Rev. Frank Carr for opening prayer

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Delegate James Edmunds introduces Rev. Frank Carr, of Halifax, who delivered the opening prayer for the House of Delegates on Jan.17, 2018.

View the Archived Floor Session video here.

Broadband in rural areas a top priority to legislators

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Virginia State Senator Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) and Delegate James Edmunds (R-Halifax) agree that finding additional funding for the broadband initiative in rural Virginia will be priorities for them in the upcoming General Assembly session.

The General Assembly convenes Wednesday in Richmond for a “long” session, which will adjourn on March 10 — a total of 60 days.

Ruff is focused on funding the expansion of broadband into rural Virginia, admittedly an expensive proposition.

The tobacco commission has committed $10 million to broadband expansion, but more money is needed, Ruff said.

“That’s the thing we need to enhance.”

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has applied for a grant through the tobacco commission to supplement the costs of providing broadband through fiber to its customers, according to Edmunds.

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Legislation project aims to honor legacy of county’s Henrietta Lacks

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The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) in partnership with the Henrietta Lacks family and the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group, the Office of the Governor of Virginia, Senator William Stanley (Virginia Senatorial District 20), Delegate James Edmunds (Virginia House District 60) and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center this week announced legislation for a new project aimed at honoring the legacy of native daughter Henrietta Lacks beginning with the formation of the Henrietta Lacks Commission.

The county IDA made the announcement in a press statement released Friday afternoon.

Lacks is an important historical figure in the world of cancer treatment and biomedical research. She was raised, married and started her family in Halifax County, and she is buried in a cemetery in the Lacks Town area of the county in Clover.

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60th District Digest October 23, 2017

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Attention all Fire Department Members in Halifax, Charlotte, Prince Edward Counties and Brookneal and Gladys.

I have decided to sponsor a Fireman of the Year Contest award this year!

Each fire department will pick from its membership one person who will be declared their "Member of the Year" based on their overall contributions to the department and that person will receive $100 from my campaign. Then, each Member of the Year will be eligible to win the overall Fireman of the Year for an additional $250 and other prizes! The overall winner will be picked by a committee based on a statement written by each club President as to why their Member should be considered the Fireman of the Year!

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