News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2019

City to offer free bus service on Election Day

City Council voted Tuesday night to allow Danville Transit to offer free bus service on Election Day for all fixed-route and reservation-based trips. Election Day is Nov. 5.

The free bus service is designed to encourage citizens to vote by removing the bar...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Project Imagine wins top award from VML

Robert David second from left, with Mayor Alonzo Jones, far right, City Manager Ken Larking, second

The Virginia Municipal League has named Project Imagine – a program designed to give gang-affiliated youth a future off the streets – as the winner of its President’s Award, which is the top award for innovative solutions by ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2019

City posts fact sheet on pari-mutuel referendum

FACT SHEET FOR DANVILLE VOTERS on the NOVEMBER 5th PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING REFERENDUM

The City of Danville and its leadership want citizens to know important details about the upcoming November 5th election on the issue of Historical Horse Racing. The City ha...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Overnight bridge washing activity begins Monday

Bridge washing operations will require lane restrictions over the next two weeks, beginning Monday evening, Oct. 14. The work will take place mostly overnight.

The locations affected are bridges along major thoroughfares, including Riverside Drive, Piedmon...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Deadline nears for input on Riverside Drive study

Tuesday, Oct. 15, is the deadline for citizens to comment on safety improvements needed along Riverside Drive from North Main Street to Piedmont Drive. Details on the study and how citizens can provide input are available at this link.

The study will consi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 9, 2019

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 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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Agendas.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 9, 2019

City government offices closed on Columbus Day

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other city administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

However, Danville Transit will operate, and h...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Police Dept. implements tip reporting application

Police Department logo

The Danville Police Department today announced the implementation of a web-based and mobile platform that allows citizens to anonymously submit crime tips, suspicious behavior, and bullying information from their personal computers or smartphone. ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Active shooter drill set for Friday at Galileo High

Danville Public Schools (DPS) will conduct an active shooter drill on Friday, October 11, at Galileo High School beginning at 2 p.m. This day is a full professional development day for teachers so there will be no Galileo students on campus during the act...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Mayor, City Council honor outgoing fire chief

Chief Eagle speaks at City Council recognition ceremony held Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Mayor Alonzo Jones and City Council honored Fire Chief David Eagle earlier this week for 25 years of service as a firefighter and 12 years as fire chief for the City of Danville.

Eagle is retiring today. He will join the City of Williamsburg as fire chief....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Mayor proclaims October ‘Bullying Prevention Month’

Photo of Council Chambers

Mayor Alonzo Jones issued a proclamation Tuesday night proclaiming the month of October as “Bullying Prevention Month” in the city as part of an effort to call attention to the issue of bullying within the community.

Jones issued the pr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2019

City collecting loose leaves from neighborhoods

Loose leaf collection crew in action

Public Works Department crews have started collecting loose leaves from residential neighborhoods. City residents can rake or blow leaves to the curb for pickup by the vacuum machines through Jan. 31.

Loose leaves are collected on the same day as scheduled...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Trail section to be closed during workday hours

Traffic alert sign

Due to utility work adjacent to the Riverwalk Trail section between Danville Family YMCA and Union Street Overlook, portions of the trail will be closed during workday hours this week.

Crews are expected to re-open the trail daily after 5 p.m. Please obey ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Fire Department orders ban on open burning

Fire Department logo

Due to the dry weather conditions, the Danville Fire Department is instituting a ban on open burning without a permit in the city. The dry conditions are favorable for the rapid spread of fires.

The ban will remain in place until further notice.

Violation o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Housing Authority gets grant for new center

Mayor Alonzo Jones, left, at Community Learning Center ceremony on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA), along with Opportunity Neighborhoods, an initiative of Danville Regional Foundation (DRF), announces that a grant of up to $550,000 has been awarded by DRF to construct a 6,000-square-foot Community...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements