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Whitus Runs for Mayor of Farmville

Farmville town councilman David Whitus announced that he is running for Mayor of the Town of Farmville in the May 6th election. Long-time Mayor Syd Newman is not seeking re-election.…

P.E. Supervisors Disagree Strongly on First Decision Made in 2014

By Wilkie Chaffin, Southside Messenger Staff A story in the December 12, 2013 issue of The Southside Messenger discussed how the November 5 election of two new Prince Edward supervisors…

“WestPoint Park” In the Works

Charlotte Co. Recreation Association to Build Basketball Court, Playground in Drakes Branch  By Italia Gregory, Southside Messenger Staff The youth of Charlotte County will soon have a new outdoor facility to…

Charges Pending in Alleged Animal Cruelty Case

15 Cats Tested Positive for Feline Leukemia, AIDS By Italia Gregory, Southside Messenger Staff Victoria Walker of Crewe is now facing charges for animal cruelty after the Crewe Police Department…

Stove Fire Results in Injured Firefighter

By Italia Gregory In the early morning hours on Friday, January 24, the Drakes Branch Fire Department was dispatched to what was reported as a chimney fire at a residence…

Still Serving You: Palmer’s Grocery Remains Open

By Norma Jean Gillispie  For more than 35 years, stopping and shopping at Palmer’s Grocery at 3898 Old King’s Highway had become a weekly and sometimes daily ritual for many…

Cash Flow Problem: Southside Virginia Family YMCA asks Prince Edward Co. for Financial Assistance

By Wilkie Chaffin, Southside Messenger Staff  The Southside Virginia Family YMCA provides many services to the citizens of Prince Edward and other local counties. According to YMCA officials, there are…

I’ve Fallen… Ailing Driver Gets Stranded in Truck

By Italia Gregory, Southside Messenger Staff  Last Saturday afternoon, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a tractor-trailer that had been pulled over on the side of Farmville…

Early Morning Fire in Abilene Damages Furnace

By Norma Jean Gillispie At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2013, an outdoor furnace caught fire at the home of Doug and Mary Hayes on County Line Road…

Home Invasion on Abilene Rd.

On Saturday, January 18, 2014 at approximately 8:54 p.m., the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting an assault from the 4000 block of Abilene Road. Deputies…