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Letters to the Editor – 10/31/13

To The Editor of The Southside Messenger: I read the Messenger’s article on “Banishment” and was wondering if both NAACP President Alleen B. Moorman and ACLU Clair G. Gastanaga are…

How Many Millions are There in a Brazillion?

A newspaper editor in the real world recently asked if any old-timers remembered the old joke about smoking camels and the promised land. Well, all 999 of us in Stump…

Donations to Candidates

If you cannot vote for the candidate you should not be allowed to donate. What justification can there possibly be for allowing people and companies outside of a voting area…

Pamplin Volunteer Fire and EMS Throws Halloween Celebration

For the first time, this past Saturday, October 26, Pamplin Volunteer Fire and EMS hosted a Halloween celebration for the local community. Parents brought their children, dressed up in their…

Police Seeking Public’s Help With Food Lion Burglary

Police Seeking Public’s Help With Food Lion Burglary

During the early morning hours of Monday, October 28, 2013, Farmville Police responded to an audible burglary alarm at the Food Lion grocery store, at 1592 S. Main St. Police…

Prince Edward Citizens Have Positive Opinion of Schools with Some Notable Exceptions

During a September 26, 2012 meeting between Prince Edward County Supervisors and P.E. School Board Members, there was discussion about both the quality of Prince Edward Schools and the perception…

23 Arrested in Drug Bust

23 Arrested in Drug Bust

Since established in March 2013, the Piedmont Regional Narcotics and Gang (PRNG) Task Force conducted its first mass arrest operation in Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties. Twenty-three men were…

Brazen Burglar Cuts Hole Through Wall

Brazen Burglar Cuts Hole Through Wall

Deputies of the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the Darlington Heights area on Tuesday for a reported break-in. When officers arrived, they discovered that a…

Alexis Adams and Kenneth Owen of Cullen would like to announce their daughter, Skylar Ashton Owen. She was born on September 11, 2013 at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, Virginia.…

87 Pounds Of Unused Pills Netted By Farmville P.D.

On October 26, 2013, officers from the Longwood University Police Department and Farmville Police Department participated in the DEA’s seventh National Take Back Initiative. This initiative is designed to remove…

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