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Half Full or Half Empty?

Half Full or Half Empty?

By Half Whitt It has been a slow news week here in Stump County and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the nice folks at the Sneezeville Sentinel…

Letters to the Editor

Forester Warns Against Use of Harsh Chemicals My name is John G. Hurt. I am a 1968 graduate of Virginia Tech in Forestry and Wildlife. I have been working in…

The Patriot Act and Others Ploys of Big Government

The Patriot Act and Others Ploys of Big Government

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Benjamin Franklin. Anytime our Government passes a bill with a noble sounding name the citizens…

Citizens Police Academy Informs and Instructs

The Farmville Police Department recently announced the graduates of the 3rd Citizen’s Police Academy. Participating members, local residents of the Farmville area, concluded their classes with a small graduation ceremony…

Carrying His Own Cross: Man Walks To Remind People to Serve Others

Carrying His Own Cross:  Man Walks To Remind People to Serve Others

Reports started coming into the Messenger office Friday evening of a man carrying a huge cross being spotted at different locations along Highway 360. Initial attempts to track down this…

Gunfire Puts Town, University on Alert

Gunfire Puts Town, University on Alert

Police patrols are increased in the town of Farmville in response to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of South Main Street. The incident occurred on Tuesday…

Toddler Dies After Accidently Shooting Himself Over Weekend

A two-year-old toddler is in critical condition after accidently shooting himself on Monday morning. The incident happened on Doswell Town Road in Meherrin, Virginia, just before 9:30 a.m. According to…

Contrarians, Lemmings, and Altar Calls

Contrarians, Lemmings, and Altar Calls

I have nothing to report on the surplus sale I was going to attend this week. Just as I was leaving for the sale, I received a phone call and…

Do You Know?

Do You Know?

How many hours of the day does your baby spend strapped into a car seat or some other immobile seat?  How about your toddler?  Are you all to happy to…

Revelation: Kingdom Come Part 2

Revelation: Kingdom Come Part 2

Christians need to be ready for the Lord to return at any moment.  Since we don’t know when He will return, we should be found ready when He does split…