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Farmville Man in Custody after Standoff

Staff Report FARMVILLE, VA – A Farmville man is now in police custody after barricading himself inside his residence Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The incident began Monday afternoon at approximately…

Suspect Sought in Sunday Afternoon Shooting

Staff Report FARMVILLE – Laila Johnson, age 33, of Cumberland County, is wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting that occurred on South Main St. Sunday afternoon, October 16.…

Centra Boiler Room Fire Contained

Centra Boiler Room Fire Contained

Staff Report FARMVILLE – On Thursday, October 6, emergency personnel including firefighters from Farmville, Rice, Prospect, Hampden-Sydney, and Pamplin Volunteer Fire Departments and the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad responded…

Journalists, Political Enthusiasts Converge on Farmville for Kaine/Pence Debate

Journalists, Political Enthusiasts Converge  on Farmville for Kaine/Pence Debate

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer On Tuesday, October 4, Longwood University hosted the one and only United States Vice Presidential Debate of the 2016 election with more than 2,000 journalists…

Family Fun

Family Fun

The 5 County Fair is happening through Saturday at the fairgrounds in Farmville. For more photos, turn to Country Living, page D3 inside this week’s Southside Messenger.…

Fuqua Students Take Part in See You at the Pole

Fuqua Students Take Part in See You at the Pole

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer FARMVILLE – Students at Fuqua School took part in the annual See You at the Pole day of student prayer on Wednesday morning. The event…

Planned Road Closure Announced For VP Debate

Staff Report Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia will be hosting the United States Vice Presidential Debate on Tuesday, October 4.  On the day of the debate, South Main St. from Putney…

Coke Murals See New Life in Farmville

Coke Murals See New Life in Farmville

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer FARMVILLE – Two Coca-Cola murals in the Town of Farmville have recently been restored. The murals are located on the side of buildings on North…

Pedestrian Hit By Pickup – Driver Charged with DUI

Staff Report At approximately 8:00 p.m. on September 16 Farmville Police responded to the intersection of Third St. and Main St. for a reported vehicle/pedestrian accident.  The officer’s report indicates that…

Farmville VFW Post Holds Ceremony Commemorating POW/MIA Day

Farmville VFW Post Holds Ceremony  Commemorating POW/MIA Day

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer FARMVILLE – Last Friday morning VFW Post 7059 of Farmville held a ceremony commemorating POW/MIA Day on the grounds of the Prince Edward Courthouse. POW/MIA…