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Underground Conduit Work Planned In Lexington

  • Written by Roberta Anderson

July 24 - Underground conduit will be installed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week by CenturyLink on East Washington Street between North Randolph and North Main streets in Lexington.

The work will be done by Lambert Construction between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day. Parking will be prohibited on the south side of East Washington Street to accommodate two-way traffic.

A boring machine will be stationed at the intersection of Randolph Street and Washington streets. A second crew will be at the intersection of Main Street and Washington streets to monitor the boring progress.

The conduit will be used to house new fiber optic lines. Construction workers will provide traffic control throughout the entire project at each intersection.

The start of this work could be delayed by weather. If this occurs, the city will inform the public of the new schedule.

Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are advised to exercise care and caution in this construction area and use an alternate route if possible. This work is necessary for the Corps Physical Training Facility for the Virginia Military Institute.

City Manager Jon Ellestad noted this week that all of the underground work under way in the city, including the work being performed by Columbia Gas on Myers and White streets, is putting even greater pressure on the city to make major street repairs. However, Ellestad noted, it makes no sense to begin such repairs until these projects have been completed. In all likelihood, additional street maintenance funding above and beyond the Virginia Department of Transportation funding will be required to complete the projects, Ellestad said.


Fluvanna Sheriff's Office Investigating Disappearance Of Janet Field

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Janet Field


The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of a Scottsville woman who is originally from Lexington.

Janet Renee Field, age 49, of Hickory Hill Road in Scottsville, was last seen on July 2 by her husband at their dwelling, according to the sheriff’s department’s Web site.

Field's car was located July 4 at the Zion's Crossroads Park & Ride. The car is a 2010 burgundy Subaru Forrester, with Virginia registration WNP259.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office at (434) 589-8211.


Small Business Seminars Planned For Area

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 A series of workshops entitled “Business Smarts - Lexington” will start in May for business owners and managers and leaders of nonprofit organizations.

The series of six workshops is sponsored by Virginia Small Business Development Center – Shenandoah Valley, Main Street Lexington, the Chamber of Commerce serving Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The workshops will be held the third Friday of every month from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the boardroom of CornerStone Bank in Lexington. The cost is $10 per session.

The sessions are as follows:

“Business Life-Cycle Stages,” May 16;

“What, If Anything, Is Special About Your Business?” June 20;

“Getting The Most Value Out Of Your Accountant,” July 18;

“Having The Right Employees Who Do Right By Your Business,” Aug. 15.

“What Will Your Business Be Worth When You Want Out?” Sept. 19;

“Business Storytelling Is The ‘New Marketing,’” Oct. 17.

For more information, visit Register by calling the Shenandoah Valley SBDC at (540) 568-3227 or by visiting