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Reading, ‘Riting and the Road to Richmond

Many people’s biggest complaint with Southside Virginia is the lack of jobs. They say, “All of the bright, young people have to leave to find jobs!” This is incorrect. Many…

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Facebook has changed the way America communicates. Historically, organizing an angry mob required personal contact. Then telephones made it easier. Now all that is needed is Facebook, a few issues,…

Superintendent Dismissal Decided Before Meeting

None of the five Charlotte County School Board members who voted last week to non-renew Superintendent Nancy Leonard’s contract responded to our requests for additional information. Leonard’s contract will remain…

Fact or Fiction

The Southside Messenger is expected by some citizens to “just trust” the presenters of the alleged petition to the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors in July 2016 by Kay Morgan…

Transparency

At the July 2016 Charlotte County Board of Supervisors meeting Kay Morgan Pierantoni and Ludie Collie addressed the board with what they claimed was a petition “containing almost 800 signatures…

Stealing my Job

There are some people who are complaining about the Heartland Industrial Park and I am pretty upset about it. Seventeen years ago (more or less) I was the original and…

Ignorance, Stupidity and Grandstanding

Way back when I was a student at SVCC one of the professors, Tucker Keiser, told a student who didn’t want to take a class because he knew nothing about…

The Truth about Watchdogs

I tell my Grand-brats the story of a juvenile delinquent named Goldilocks who was sent to Juvenile Detention for Breaking and Entering and Vandalism.  I tell them the story of…

The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.  John Adams 1770…

Hallelujah! The Elections Are Over

It seems like every election is worse than the last. Every election we see politics sink to a new low.  Every year we see candidates elected not on their records…

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