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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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60th District Digest May 2, 2017

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There has been a lot of local news this past week, chief of which is the mighty flooded Dan River. Businesses in South Boston and other locations have suffered a lot of damage because of the speed of the rising water. Although the river has now receded, the real work started with the clean-up.

I was at Staunton River State Park when the park hosted Governor McAuliffe on the last of his visits to 37 Virginia State Parks. The Commonwealth has much to offer with the natural beauty found at all these parks and I am proud that we have several in the 60th District.

Staunton River State Park Gov. McAuliffe visit

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Hotel will create 76 new jobs

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Project gets support from state program

The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and state leaders have pledged support for the Hotel Weyanoke’s renovation and restoration project in Farmville — one that’s slated to create 76 new jobs and spur more than $7 million for the economy of the town.

The announcement was made Wednesday on the steps of the historic hotel, located at 202 High St. in downtown Farmville.

Pictured are, from left, Farmville Town Manager Gerald Spates, project developer Garrett Shifflett, Shelia Bradley, representing Del. James Edmunds, state Sen. Mark Peake, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, Farmville Mayor David Whitus and Weyanoke co-owner Ross Fickenscher.

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Economy, budget top issues for delegate

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Republican Delegate James Edmunds says the short session of the 2017 Virginia General Assembly, lasting 45 days, and starting today is going to be an important one. The 2017 Virginia General Assembly session gets underway at noon and concludes Saturday, Feb. 25.

However, before the general assembly session begins on Wednesday, of importance to Edmunds was Tuesday’s special election to replace state Senator Tom Garrett.

Voters headed to the polls Tuesday in a special election with the balance in the state senate up for grabs.

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60th District Digest Jan. 6, 2017

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Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Seneca

As we bid farewell to 2016, my thoughts are turning to beginning the 2017 session of the Virginia General Assembly. Session will convene next Wednesday, January 11th at 12:00 Noon. This is will be my eighth year of representing the counties of Charlotte, Halifax, Prince Edward and a portion of Campbell. I will continue to serve on the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources; Health, Welfare and Institutions and Militia, Police and Public Safety Committees.

I attended the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission meeting in Roanoke last month. While there I voted for a project that should provide tremendous economic development benefits for our part of the state.

Mid-Atlantic Broadband received approval for a grant to finish construction of a tower that will provide high speed internet service to rural areas in Charlotte and Halifax Counties. The tower is being constructed in Saxe (Charlotte County) and, when finished, this project will allow students in rural areas of Halifax and Charlotte Counties access to high speed broadband internet, free of charge, using unused TV white space to broadcast broadband. Once the project is finished, ISP's will be able to provide broadband internet service (at a cost) to homes and businesses in these two counties. This additional access to high speed broadband will open the window for greatly enhancing the recruitment of new business and industry prospects in our part of the state.

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