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Codgerism, Stinging Things and World Order

Codgerism, Stinging Things and World Order

Now that I am officially an old codger I am required to do old codgerish things. I could sit on a bench in the park and feed the birds and…

Help, My Teen Wants to Date!

Help, My Teen Wants to Date!

How do you feel about your teenage son or daughter dating?  Have you joked about chastity belts or sending your child away to school in the Tibetan Alps?  Before you start…

The Statue of Tommy

The Statue of Tommy

Here in imaginary Stump County, population 999, we are having a major issue with the statue of the soldier on the courthouse square. Tommy was erected to honor a lost…

Letters to the Editor

The Charlottesville Tragedy To fully understand the social disaster that befell the nation at Charlottesville, all personal biases should be recognized and admitted in order to make a sound judgment.  For…

Removing History

Why is it that the people preaching tolerance and inclusiveness are as intolerant and divisive as any group they oppose? Fascism includes forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism. I’m having trouble telling who are…

Commonwealth Chorale Seeks Singers For Handel’s Messiah

Commonwealth Chorale Seeks Singers For Handel’s Messiah

Interested singers are invited to join the Commonwealth Chorale in rehearsing George Frideric Handel’s magnificent oratorio, Messiah, in preparation for performances in December.  Rehearsals begin October 10, 7-10 p.m. at…

Still Running Strong – FDP Half Marathon Fifth Anniversary Race

Still Running Strong – FDP Half Marathon Fifth Anniversary Race

FARMVILLE – This September 9 marks the fifth year in a row the annual Farmville Downtown Partnership Half Marathon and 5K will bring an extra jolt of life to downtown…

Animal Cruelty Convictions Continue in Southside Virginia

SOUTHSIDE – Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced on Tuesday that his Animal Law Unit secured seven more convictions in animal cruelty cases in Mecklenburg and Buckingham counties. Attorney General…

Southside Messenger Guest Columnist, Fillmer Hevener, dies at 84

Southside Messenger Guest Columnist, Fillmer Hevener, dies at 84

Fillmer Hevener Jr. of Farmville, Virginia, fell asleep in Jesus on Aug. 25, 2017. He was 84 years young. Born in Churchville, VA to Fillmer Hevener Sr. and his wife,…

Faith Without Works is Dead

Faith Without Works is Dead

A young boy, on an errand for his mother, had just bought a dozen eggs. Walking out of the store, he tripped and dropped the sack. All the eggs broke,…