Apr 19, 2010

Amherst Native L.F. Payne Introduces Sen. John Warner at County's Founders Day Centennial Celebration

Payne, who attended Amhert Elementary School and graduated from Amherst County High School, was joined by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-6th District, Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, and Amherst Mayor Jack Bailey among others.

Payne entertained the hometown crowd with a tale of how he and Warner joined to help a Virginia community outwit the federal government to complete a resevoir project after the government decided that the reservoir could not be filled because it would have damaged an area designated for wetlands.

To read the entire article from the News & Advance about the 100th anniversary celebration and Payne's thoughts on growing up in Amherst, please click here.