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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Petersburg Thanksgiving Office Closures

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Petersburg Government Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday

Petersburg City government offices will close early at 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 25th and will be closed on November 26th and 27th in observance of Thanksgivi...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Petersburg announces 2020 Holiday Season Giving Initiative

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The City of Petersburg announces the 2020 Holiday Season Giving Initiative - "Feed the Need with a Taste of Petersburg."  Through Feed the Need, the City will partner with local restaurants and/or catering services to purchase pre-packa...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

City of Petersburg Seeks Community Input on 5-Year Strategic Plan

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The City of Petersburg is in the final stages of completing a Strategic Plan to guide the City's operations over the next five years. The City Council held a retreat in 2019 to develop a vision, values, and strategic goals for Petersburg...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Petersburg Bureau of Police Earns Full Accreditation

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On September 29, 2020, the Petersburg Bureau of Police received an award recognizing their accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). This marks the first time in the 210-year history of Petersburg Police tha...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Petersburg Breaks Ground on New Park and Ride Facility

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On September 9, 2020, the City of Petersburg hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new park and ride facility that will increase travel accessibility throughout the Tri-Cities. This park and ride project is funded entirely through the Commonwealth&rs...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

City of Petersburg Breaks Ground on St. Andrew Street Bridge Project

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While original design plans for the St. Andrew Street Bridge dating back to 1923, the Federal Bridge Registry lists the year built as 1935. The bridge was replaced with the current structure in 1968. The existing bridge that carries St. Andrew Street over...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

City of Petersburg Announces Positive Fund Balance for FY 2018-2019

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The City of Petersburg has received CAFR results for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 with an overall unmodified opinion on the audit of financial statements from FY 2018-2019. Based on conservative budgeting, strong fiscal management, and a more streamlined co...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Petersburg Area Transit Offers Election Day Shuttle Service

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Petersburg Area Transit Announces “Ride Out to Vote” Initiative

For Election Day 2020, Petersburg Area Transit (PAT) announces the “Ride Out to Vote” campaign with the goal of assisting Petersburg residents in access...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Petersburg is Open for Business! - Small Business Relief Program (2nd Round)

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Petersburg is Open for Business!

Following a successful first round of COVID-19 relief grant funding, the City of Petersburg has opened the application process for a second round of funding. The second round of the COVID-19 small business grant program is ...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Petersburg Reopens Fire Station #4

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On Saturday, August 29th, the City of Petersburg hosted a reopening ceremony for Fire Station #4 in the Walnut Hill area of the City. 

In April 2020, the City temporarily closed Fire Station #4 due to health and safety concerns. The Fire Station w...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Petersburg is Open for Business! - Small Business Relief Program

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Petersburg is Open for Business!

Petersburg City Council has approved the COVID-19 small business grant program funded by the CDBG CARES Act. The goal of this program is to energize business collaboration and provide direct financial relief to businesses s...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Petersburg Distributes 20,000 Pieces of COVID-19 PPE Throughout Community

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Petersburg Distributes 20,000 Pieces of COVID-19 PPE Throughout Community 

As part of Governor Northam’s Health Equity Pilot Program, the City of Petersburg has received 20,000 pieces of COVID-19 PPE to distribute among vulnerable areas ...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

COVID-19 Testing in Petersburg

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COVID-19 Testing is available in Petersburg through the Crater Health District on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Pre-screening is required. For pre-screening, call 804-863-1652 - Option 1.

Testing Times and Locations: 

Mondays: 10am - 12pm

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Petersburg News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Petersburg Pharmaceutical Plant Partners with Richmond Manufacturing Company

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From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: 

By JOHN REID BLACKWELL AND MICHAEL MARTZ

A new Richmond-based pharmaceutical manufacturing company has received a $354 million federal contract to help build a strategic, national reserve of essential medications ...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Petersburg Fire Station # 4 Update

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Petersburg Fire Station # 4 Update

In April 2020, the City temporarily closed Fire Station #4 (Walnut Hill) due to health and safety concerns.

The Fire Station was experiencing severe issues with mold, asbestos, and an overall antiquated infrastructure.

In M...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Petersburg Fire Station #4 Update

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In April 2020, the City temporarily closed Fire Station #4 (Walnut Hill) due to health and safety concerns. The Fire Station was experiencing severe issues with mold, asbestos, and an overall antiquated infrastructure.

In May, Petersburg City Council appro...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Petersburg Area Transit Unveils New Buses

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Petersburg Area Transit announces the unveiling of seven (7) new transit buses. This unveil marks the second year of PATs capital replacement plan.  The transit buses were purchased in part through a partnership between Petersburg Area Transit (P...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Petersburg Receives Bond Rating Upgrade

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Petersburg Receives Bond Rating Upgrade; Outlook Remains ‘Positive’

Petersburg, Virginia:  The City of Petersburg announces that S&P Global Ratings has raised its long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) on Petersburg&...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Welcome to Petersburg: Video Tour

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Click  HERE to experience the video welcome to Petersburg, Virginia!

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Petersburg News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

City of Petersburg Hosts Fire Station #4 Open House

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City of Petersburg Fire Station #4 Open House 

In April 2020, the City of Petersburg temporarily closed Fire Station #4 (Walnut Hill) due to health and safety concerns. The fire station was experiencing severe issues with mold, asbestos, and an ov...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources & Updates

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Petersburg, Virginia COVID-19 UPDATES 

Beginning March 31, 2020, Click Here for all City of Petersburg Coronavirus Updates

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Coronavirus Resources and Updates Petersburg News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City of Petersburg Announces New Director of Economic Development

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City of Petersburg Announces 

New Director of Economic Development

The City of Petersburg is pleased to welcome Carthan F. Currin III as Director of Economic Development. 

Mr. Carthan Currin brings more than 30 years of both public and priv...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

City of Petersburg Announces Opening of New Fiscal Management Building

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City of Petersburg Announces Opening of New Fiscal Management Building

Petersburg, Virginia:  Effective Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the following Petersburg Government offices will be located at 144 North Sycamore Street: Office of Billing and Coll...

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Petersburg News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Petersburg Sheriff’s Office K9, Lucky, to receive body armor donation

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Petersburg Sheriff’s Office K9, Lucky, is set to receive a donation of body armor!  

Petersburg Sheriff’s Office K9 Lucky will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organizati...

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