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2014-07-23 23:30:32

With a three-year grant from the City of Hopewell and Prince George County, the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce is managing the area’s Visitor Center and tourist promotion program. Prince George County joined the City of Hopewell in funding the visitor program starting July 1. Hopewell, VA, USA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 With a three-year grant from the City of Hopewell and Prince George County, the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce is managing the area’s Visitor Center...

2013-06-02 23:02:44

Leading Loyalty Program Provider´s Decision Recognizes the Downtown Central Business District as An Ideal Work Environment for the Growing Company St. Petersburg, FL. May 31, 2013 (PRWEB) June 02, 2013 Kobie Marketing, a recognized leader in the loyalty marketing industry based in St. Petersburg, Fla., has recently renewed and expanded its marquee presence in the City Center office complex in the Downtown Central Business District. Since its inception, Kobie has been committed to...

2008-10-08 03:00:22

Virginia's Department of Education has released its annual report cards for public schools. Once again, Petersburg has failed its students abysmally. Last year, two of the city's elementary schools, Walnut Hill and Robert E. Lee, were fully accredited. This year, only Robert E. Lee retained its fully accredited status. In April, I wrote a Commentary column about the need to save St. Joseph School in Petersburg, in which I erroneously stated that the parochial school was the only accredited...

2008-10-01 15:00:21

By PATRICK KANE HOPEWELL -- The Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) ouncil is hosting its first festival Thursday. Lunch will be provided for the first 200 registered seniors. Commonwealth's Attorney Anthony Sylvester, who helped plan the day's events, said more than 30 senior services providers will be on hand at First Baptist Church. The day starts off at 10 a.m. and a speaker is expected at 11. After that, breakout sessions on topics such as estate planning, construction fraud...

2008-10-01 03:00:22

The Petersburg school district and Superintendent James M. Victory need some wins - and quickly. The school district is being left behind by its peers statewide. Once again, Petersburg has the only five schools in Virginia denied accreditation. In a year in which 95 percent of Virginia's public schools achieved full accreditation, Petersburg lost ground. Only one of its schools - Robert E. Lee Elementary - achieved full accreditation. School officials cite incremental progress at...

2008-09-27 03:00:29

The Petersburg school system qualified for a state grant that enables it to implement community learning centers at two schools. Johna Vazquez, an instructional technology resource teacher with the school system, wrote the grant application. She said it was rewarding to have Petersburg qualify for the $200,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Education. The grant application was submitted for the 2008-2009 school year. Grants ranged from $82,880 to $200,000. Petersburg received one...

2008-09-15 15:00:28

By PATRICK KANE PETERSBURG -- When April Tucker was about to graduate from Petersburg High School, she had an unplanned extra-curricular activity: Raising her newborn son. But with plenty of work and the right focus, she was able to finish college and raise the young man now known worldwide as R&B singer Trey Songz. Tucker spoke about raising her son and the importance of education at the 2008 Middle School Summit Saturday at Petersburg High. Dozens of parents, educators and...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'