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Was Prohibition a Success?

Was Prohibition a Success?

Some who favor the drinking of alcohol often argue that Prohibition in the U.S. was an utter failure. Later in this column, we shall look at various facts which show…

Central High Museum Celebrates Opening of New Building 

Central High Museum Celebrates Opening of New Building 

By Shelley D. Sheets, for the Southside Messenger CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE – On Saturday, June 25th, Central High Museum, Inc. had its official Grand Opening. Dr. Hezteine R. Foster, President…

Choppers, Hogs and Sweet Rides: Badeaux Fundraiser Helps Special Olympics

Choppers, Hogs and Sweet Rides: Badeaux Fundraiser Helps Special Olympics

By Shelley D. Sheets, For the Southside Messenger Saturday, June 25th was like any other day at Badeaux’s Cajun Kitchen, on the inside that is. Outside the restaurant, a wonderful…

Vandals Paint Farmville White

FARMVILLE – Early Tuesday morning, Farmville Police responded to seven calls for service pertaining to vandalism to vehicles. The calls ranged from the area of Orchard Street, A Street, and…

Meherrin Resident Goes to Jail After Strangling Wife in Front of Kids

Meherrin Resident Goes to Jail After Strangling Wife in Front of Kids

LUNENBURG – Rodrick Streat, a 39-year-old Meherrin man of 4908 Doswell Town Road, was sentenced recently in Lunenburg Circuit Court to two years and six months in jail on a…

Kenbridge PD Investigating Sunday Morning Shooting Incident

Kenbridge PD Investigating Sunday Morning Shooting Incident

KENBRIDGE – The Kenbridge Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident that took place in the town Sunday morning. Kenbridge Police Chief Raymond Hite, Jr. sent the following press…

Court House Resident Dies in Accident

CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE – Virginia State Police Trooper B.D. Meeks Jr., is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Charlotte County. The crash occurred at 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2016,…

Trooper Placed on Leave Pending Investigation

Trooper Placed on Leave Pending Investigation

DRAKES BRANCH – Virginia State Trooper Derrick A. Thompson of Drakes Branch has been charged with public intoxication by the Lynchburg Police Department. According to the Lynchburg Police Department, the…

Two Killed in Fatal Accident in Rice

Two Killed in Fatal Accident in Rice

Virginia State Police Trooper T.J. Morgan is investigating a fatal crash in Prince Edward County. The crash occurred at 3:05 p.m., last Wednesday (June 22) on Route 460 at Route…

Summer Water Safety

Summer Water Safety

I suppose almost everyone has heard about the little two-year-old who was attacked and killed by the alligator in Florida while his family was on vacation from Nebraska. My heart…

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