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Why are we paying?

By Averett Jones, Southside Messenger Editor So far the criminal case against the former chef for Governor Bob McDonnell at the Executive Mansion has cost the taxpayers of Virginia almost…

Citizens Need New Leadership

The Farmville Municipal Golf Course received approval from Town Council for expenditures of $82,000.00 for pool renovation, $60,000.00 for golf cart paving and an unbelievable $700,000.00 for a new Banquet…

We have criminals running our country.

By Averett Jones, Southside Messenger Editor Criminals are people who commit  crimes Crimes are violations of laws. Laws are rules made by our representatives to ensure peaceful coexistence and orderly…

Elected officials love the drama

Dear Editor: I had to turn off the news today, I couldn’t stand any more of the play-acting of our elected officials. It’s a given that they will vote for…

Sue ‘em, Just Sue ‘em

By Averett Jones, Southside Messenger Editor<br> Every time you turn around someone is suing someone. According to numerous online news sources, a Nebraska man is suing both Walmart and the…

On the subject of Health Care Reform…

Dear Editor: One the best, if not THE best editorial commentary I have read is by Averett Jones, editor of the Southside Messenger. The commentary I am speaking of is…

The Secret Of Which Medicine Is Prescribed For You

By Averett Jones, Southside Messenger Editor <br>A few weeks ago I wrote on the hypothyroid epidemic in America. That editorial brought more response than any I have written. Considering millions…

Good Enough For Us, But Not for Them

By Averett Jones, Southside Messenger Editor The lightning there is peculiar; it is so convincing, that when it strikes a thing it doesn’t leave enough of that thing behind for…

Do we really need a jail?

I think I just figured out how Stump County suddenly got a jail. In the real world judges are forcing Counties to build new courthouses and jails.  In order to…

Side Effects of Health Care Reform

By Averett Jones, Southside Messenger Editor Most will agree that the health care system is broken. The question is, “Is Obamacare the solution?” No one knows. The Obamacare document is…