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Campbell County Animal Care and Control is offering a drive-through rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in the town of Brookneal at Dodd’s Farm Supply (1103 Lynchburg Ave.). Service lines will form in the large parking lot, south of the farm supply building.
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The Campbell County Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 27 has been canceled. The next regularly scehduled meeting will convene on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Haberer Building Board Rooom (47 Courthouse Lane) Rustburg, VA.
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The Campbell County Department of Social Services, Campbell County Department of Youth, Adult & Community Services, Campbell County Senior Recreation, Amherst Department of Social Services and the Appomattox Department of Social Services invite all local senior citizens to participate in the 2015 Senior Awareness Day event: A Heart for Life. This one-day program will be offered on Tuesday, April 28 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Timberlake United Methodist Church, 21649 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502. All activities are free to the public; no pre-registration is required.
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The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is providing the public with an opportunity to submit to DEQ written comments on the Leesville Auto-Cycle vs. Continuous Release Study (Study) dated February 2015; this was submitted by the Appalachian Power Company, in accordance with Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Permit No. 08-0572 for the Smith Mountain Project located in Franklin, Bedford, Pittsylvania and Campbell Counties, Virginia.
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The Campbell County Library System celebrated a milestone on Saturday, March 21 with a ground breaking ceremony toward the development of the new Timbrook Library facility, located on the Timbrook Park property (18915 Leesville Road, Lynchburg, VA).
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Beginning March 17, 2015 the Patrick Henry Memorial Library (Brookneal) will operate under new hours.
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Campbell County Department of Social Services is sponsoring the seventh annual Free Children’s Book Fair on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Social Services building, 69 Kabler Lane, Rustburg.
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(434) 332-9517
732 Village Highway
Rustburg VA 24588

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General District Court Clerk
(434) 332-9546
732 Village Highway
Rustburg VA 24588

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Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Clerk
(434) 332-9555
732 Village Highway
Rustburg VA 24588

Judicial System

Circuit Court of the County of Campbell

The Circuit Court of the County of Campbell is part of the 24th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia.   It is the court of record in the County and has general jurisdiction of all types of cases - civil, equity and criminal.  In addition, the Circuit Court is the court to which appeals from the General District Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court are taken. 

The Honorable John T. Cook
(434) 332-9515

Sheila W. Bosiger, Clerk
(434) 332-9517

General District Court

The General District Court of the County of Campbell is part of the 24th Judicial District of Virginia. It decides all criminal offenses involving ordinances, laws and by-laws of the County. The General District Court also handles all misdemeanors under state law, and hears cases in which a person is charged with a traffic offense. It decides civil cases, both in the Small Claims Division up to $5,000, which cannot have an attorney involved and in the Civil Division, in which the amount in question does not exceed $25,000.  The General District Court also holds preliminary hearings in felony cases to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to justify holding a defendant for a grand jury hearing.  All cases are heard by a judge.

The Honorable Sam D. Eggleston, III
(434) 332-9546

Amy Leftwich, Clerk
(434) 332-9546

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court handles cases involving delinquents; juveniles accused of traffic violations; children in need of services or supervision or who have been subjected to abuse or neglect; family or household members who have been subjected to abuse; adults accused of child abuse or neglect; adults involved in matters relative to support,  visitation, parentage or custody of children; child abandonment; foster care reviews and approval of entrustment agreements; court ordered rehabilitation and court consent for certain medical treatments.

The Honorable A. Ellen White
(434) 332-9555

Debby Martin, Clerk
(434) 332-9555

Commonwealth’s Attorney

The Commonwealth’s Attorney represents the citizens of the County in the prosecution of violations of state and local laws.  The position is similar to that of the District Attorney in many other states.  The Commonwealth’s Attorney is a Constitutional Officer elected by the citizens of Campbell County every four years. 

Paul A. McAndrews
P.O. Box 236
Rustburg, VA  24588
(434) 332-9520

Clerk of the Circuit Court

The Clerk of the Circuit Court, a Constitutional Officer elected every eight years, is responsible for recording the following items:  deeds, deeds of trust, mechanics liens, plats and other miscellaneous instruments on the land record books; the Clerk’s Office also assists in the docketing of judgments and the filing of financial statements under the Uniform Commercial Code. 

The Clerk files and processes all law and chancery suits including motor vehicle accidents, divorces, injunctions, land partitions, appeals from the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, adoption proceedings and name changes.  Other duties include issuance of marriage licenses; processing indictments for both felony and misdemeanor cases; jury scheduling; probating wills; appointing administrators, trustees and guardians; collecting fines and costs for the 24th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia.  Most records of this office (with certain exceptions) are open to the public. (434) 332-9517

Sheriff

The Sheriff of Campbell County, a Constitutional Officer elected every four years, is responsible for law enforcement, maintaining courtroom security at all courts, transporting prisoners and mental patients and serving civil papers in the County.  

Other Judicial Services

The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Service Unit, an agency of the Department of Juvenile Justice, provides a full range of services to children and families under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. An intake officer is on call 24 hours a day to handle criminal emergency complaints and can be reached after regular hours by calling the Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher.

The Victim/ Witness Assistance Program, operating within the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney,   provides assistance to victims and witnesses of crime throughout the criminal justice process to ensure they are treated fairly and compassionately. This program also makes referrals to community services available to crime victims and witnesses.

Visit Lynchburg's Domestic Violence Resource for more information.

Pam Cooke, Victim-Witness Advocate
P.O. Box 236
732 Village Hwy
Rustburg, VA 24588
(434) 332-9627

The Department of Corrections - Adult Probation and Parole District 13 office, Allied Arts Building, 725 Church Street, Lynchburg, prepares background investigations on defendants for the Circuit Court, supervises individuals placed on probation by the courts and offenders who are paroled by the Virginia Parole Board.

Crystal Pulley, Chief Probation Officer
Allied Arts Building
725 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 947-6651

Magistrates issue arrest warrants, search warrants, civil warrants, emergency mental orders, temporary detention orders, emergency protective orders and subpoenas; and admit individuals to bail or commit them to jail. Magistrate services are available 24 hours a day. Magistrates currently handle cases in which the accused is over eighteen years of age (with some exceptions). There are no charges for criminal processes.

Jessica Diane Cox, Chief Magistrate
524 Ninth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 847-1426