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Posted on: January 22, 2020

City Council hears consolidation study

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City Council heard a presentation Tuesday night on the feasibility of transferring the operation of the Adult Detention Center to the Sheriff’s Office, which operates the city jail.

The presentation was made by Practical Solutions for Public Safe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2020

City issues notice on skilled game machines

The City of Danville today reminds owners and operators of convenience stores and other businesses with electronic skilled game machines that they cannot operate those machines without the approval of City Council.

Failure to comply is a violation of the C...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Police Department nears training milestone

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The Police Department will reach a major training milestone this week, as 100 percent of the sworn officers within the department will have received crisis intervention training.

The training is provided by Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services, which h...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in a business session and two work sessions. All three sessions are open to the public.

Council’s meeting will begin with a special work session at 5:30 p.m. In this session, City Council will be presen...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Planning Commission elects new chairman

Harold Garrison presides as new chairman of Planning Commission.

The Danville Planning Commission on Monday elected Harold Garrison to serve as chairman for 2020. The vote was unanimous.

Garrison replaces Michael Scearce, whose term expired at the end of December and no longer serves on the board.

The board also unanimou...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Offices will be closed on Martin Luther King Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed.

Danville Transit will not operate.

The James F. Ingra...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2020

City seeks permission for sales tax referendum

City Council voted Tuesday night to adopt a resolution requesting permission from the General Assembly to conduct a local sales tax referendum. In the referendum, if allowed by the General Assembly, voters would decide whether to authorize the City to lev...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2020

The Launch Place invests again in Revibe

The Launch Place today announced it is making a second investment in Revibe Technologies to assist the company with its latest product – a smartwatch that uses machine learning to send vibration signals to remind the wearer to stay focused and a...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Cabin Fever music series continues Saturday

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Danville Harvest Jubilee's Cabin Fever Music Series continues on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Community Market with the Cat5 Band performing a wide range of music.

The band consists of a group of professional musicians that have come together with a common pu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City prepares for the threat of snow, sleet

National Wesather Service winter weather advisory map as of Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2020

UPDATED AT 6 P.M.: The National Weather Service has updated its forecast. For Danville, the current forecast is for more of a rain event Tuesday. Precipitation is expected to start later (9 a.m. Tuesday) than the previous forecast. Air temperatur...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2020

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 7, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

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The Winter Farmers’ Market kicks off its fifth season on Saturday, Jan. 4, with local chef Dustin Haberer of Nana Karen’s Cruisin Kitchen preparing recipes made from fresh, local market foods.

Haberer will be on-site from 9 a.m. to 11 a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Mayor says basketball tournament a huge success

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Mayor Alonzo Jones today said that the Harry Johnson Holiday Classic, which marked the return of post-Christmas high school basketball tournament action in the city, was a huge success.

Jones congratulated the teams for playing hard for their schools, and ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Light Show raises nearly $13,000 for community

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The 2019 Community Holiday Light Show in Ballou Park concluded Dec. 25 and marked a record-breaking year of giving back to the community.

“This year, $12,935 will be given back to local community groups and area nonprofits,” said event organizer Lisa Fergu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Give your live, fresh cut Christmas tree a new life

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As Danville residents get ready to undeck the halls, the Public Works Department offers a way to give live, fresh-cut Christmas trees and wreaths a second life. Crews will collect trees placed curbside and take them to the City’s compost and mulch facilit...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 26, 2019

City offices will be closed on New Year’s Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s Day holiday. The public library will be closed. Danville Transit will not operate.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (cour...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Trash overflow to be collected for one week

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Through the end of next week, our sanitation crews will collect boxes and Christmas wrapping paper and tissue that cannot fit inside trash containers. These items should be placed beside the container. The boxes should be broken down, and the wrapping pap...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2019

City urges recycling of discarded gift boxes

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With all the extra gift boxes associated with the holiday season, residents are encouraged to use the city’s recycling drop-off sites. Cardboard, plain wrapping paper, and tissue paper are among the mixed paper products that can be recycled.

Howe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements