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.