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Social Media Policies

The County welcomes use of its various social media sites by the public to comment on matters involving the County for public interest, educational, and informational purposes. Please be advised that the County’s social media sites are routinely monitored by County staff. The County will strive to address, within a reasonable time, questions, comments, and matters involving the public interest.

Please note however, that the County’s social media sites are not traditional public forums, and serve only as limited public forums. Accordingly, all comments and other content posted by users on the County’s social media sites are subject to monitoring and reasonable, viewpoint neutral regulations. User-generated posts or comments can be rejected, removed, or hidden by County staff when the content includes, but is not limited to, the following:
· Contains nudity, obscenity, or material that appeals to the prurient interest
· Contains personal identifying information or sensitive personal information
· Contains offensive language
· Contains language that targets or discriminates on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability or sexual orientation, or other protected classes
· Is threatening, harassing, or is a personal attack
· Incites or promotes violence or illegal activities
· Contains information that reasonably could compromise individual or public safety
· Promotes or endorses political campaigns or candidates
· Contains false information
· Infringes on copyrights, trademarks, or another legal ownership interest of any other party
· Solicits commerce
· Promotes or opposes particular services or products
· Contains information that is clearly off topic
Repeated violations of this policy will result in the offending user being banned from use of the County’s social media sites. Adherence to this policy ensures a pleasant experience for all users. All users of the Count’s social media pages are deemed to give their implied consent to this disclaimer by their use of such social media sites.

The views and comments expressed on the County’s social media sites do not reflect the opinions and position of the County or its officers and/or employees, and are not to be construed as an endorsement of the same, implied or otherwise, by the County, or its officers, and employees.

Press Releases 2019

Swimming at Mill Creek Lake 

Banners Raised Alongside Route 29 Business Corridor 

Amherst County Welcomes New Deputy Director of Public Safety

Customer Service Initiative

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative to Receive $7,180,471 for Gigabit Speed Broadband for Residents in Amherst County

High Peak Tower First with Broadband Access 

Amherst County Keeps Citizens Safe and Informed with Everbridge Resident Alerts

Family Fitness Day - June 8th

The Art of Queena Stovall 

Second Street Farmers’ Market ready to kick off 7th season with new manager

Second Stage | Amherst earns Chamber of Commerce Non-profit of the Year Award

Amherst County Farmer's Market 

Amherst County Awarded $127,000 through Virginia Telecommunication Initiative

First Annual Amherst Outdoor Expo 

Glass No Longer Accepted at Amherst County Recycling Centers

Beautification of the Madison Heights Route 29 Business Corridor 

Tornado Relief Program 

Field Trip to Cabellsville – Home of Amherst County’s First Court House

Route 29 Business Beautification Public Meeting: April 4th, 2019

Business Friendly Initiative: Ordinance 2019-0001- Special Exception Code Changes

Business Friendliness Initiative: Ordnance 2018-0007 - Parking and Residential Density Amendments

Business Friendliness Initiative: Ordinance 2018-0006 - Zoning Administrator, Variances, and Interpretations

VDOT’s Safety, SMART SCALE and State of Good Repair Funding Program

Amherst County's Realtor Luncheon 

Central Virginia Fire Association Wins 2018 Governor Fire Service Award 

Celebrating the Many Faces of Winton, Part II

Amherst County Service Authority Receives Seventh Consecutive Award  

Amherst County School Board Superintendent Plays Key Role in Obtaining Career Technical Educational Grant 

Celebrating the Many Faces of Winton, Part I

Amherst Watershed Coordinator Steps Down 

Second Stage Presents Virginia's Museum of Fine Art's Artmobile 

Amherst County Museum and Historical Society in VAM's Top 10

Board of Supervisors Welcomes New Chairman 

FEMA Field Study May Enter Private Property 

Phelps Road School Update

Press Releases 2018 

The Rucker Batteau and Thomas Jefferson's Innovations Talk 

Second Stage Holiday Market 

Newly Appointed Agriculture Committee 

Economic Development Authority's Strategic Plan Progress 

Sale of Winton Country Club 

New Network Specialist 

Amherst County Museum Holds Holiday Open House 

Elon Distribution Day 

Potential Reduction in Business and Homeowner's Insurance 

Amherst County Keeps its Citizens Safe and Informed with Everbridge Resident Alerts


Beautification of the Route 29 Business Corridor 

Amherst County Welcomes New Public Information Officer 

New Chairman for the Amherst Disaster Recovery Group

Winton News Release October 2018 

Amherst Disaster Recovery Group Case Management Meeting Update 

Amherst County Real Estate Reassessment 

Case Managers Needed for Amherst Disaster Recovery Group 

Habitat for Humanity Donations for Tornado 

Disaster Donations 

Promoting Business in Amherst County 

Amherst Disaster Relief 

Broadband Update 

Second Annual Amherst County Batteau Day 

New Director of Public Safety 

Sponsorship and Vendors Needed for Amherst County Fair 

First Graduating Class of Leadership Amherst 

Amherst Disaster Recovery Group 

Community Development 

Information for Citizens Regarding the Tornado 

Amherst County Tornado 

Volunteers Needed for Amherst County Fair 

Public Safety Director Announces Departure 

Updated FY19 County Budget 

VDOT to Hold Hearing on Route 682 Project (Woody's Lake Road)

Amherst County High School Reality Store 

Riveredge Park 

Broadband Update 

ICC High School Technical Training Program 

Amherst County Visitor Center is Now State Certified 

Route 29 Business Beautification Committee 

Virginia Rural Broadband Coalition 

60 West Convenience Center