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County School System Still Excelling

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Once again Charlotte County Schools are excelling in education. School Superintendent, Nancy Leonard told board of supervisors members last week that Randolph…

Charlotte Board Reverses on Courthouse Driveway Plan

By Averett Jones, Southside Messenger Editor In the August meeting the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 3 to change the driveway plan from a circular drive to…

Grand Opening – Lazy Daisy Officially Opens New Location

By April Hall, Staff Writer KEYSVILLE – The grand opening of Lazy Daisy’s new location at 244 King Street in Keysville on Friday, August 12, 2016, was anything but lazy.…

Motorcycle Strikes Car in Accident

By Evan Jone, Assistant Editor CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Two people were injured in a crash at Crafton’s Gate in Charlotte County on Friday, August 12 involving a motorcycle and a…

Quincy Louis “QT” Thompson – 5/12/1940 – 8/9/2016

Charlotte County mourns the loss of Quincy L. Thompson, better known as QT. He was born in Charlotte County, and with the exception of four years in the Army, spent…

Keysville Mayor Calls It Quits

KEYSVILLE – After close to a decade at the helm, Keysville Mayor Jimmy Ramsey has called it quits. During the June Town Council meeting, Ramsey announced his resignation, pointing out…

Remembering ‘Nita’

Long-time Drakes Branch Mayor Juanita Hamlett dies at age 81 By April Hall, Staff Writer DRAKES BRANCH – Long-time Drakes Branch Mayor and public servant, Juanita Hamlett, passed away on…

Field of Dreams

Randolph-Henry H.S. Athletic Director, Baseball Coaches, Alumni Join to Raise Funds for Bankston Field Renovations By April Hall, Staff Writer CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE – The Randolph-Henry High School baseball alumni…

8th Annual Barksdale Cancer Foundation Poker Run Held Saturday, July 23, 2016

By April Hall, Staff Writer CHARLOTTE COUNTY – The Barksdale Cancer Foundation, a local foundation that raises funds for cancer patients living in Charlotte County, held its eighth annual poker…

Ragland Gets House Arrest, Restitution

Former Officer Sentenced for Taking Money From Bacon District Fire Department Staff Report KEYSVILLE – The case concerning a former Farmville and Blackstone law enforcement officer came to a close…