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Train Derailment & Transloading Coal – “7000 tons and what do you get”

Last week the Buckingham Branch Railroad had a coal car derailment on the rail line between Finneywood and Lenhart Roads near Chase City. The Dominion Virginia Power plant in Clarkesville…

Cyclist struck on Five Forks Rd.

A cyclist was injured on Sunday, August 25 when he was struck by a vehicle on Five Forks Rd. According to the Virginia State Police, Cortez Vaughan of Prospect was…

The Audacity of Hope

The Scope of HOPE Community Services HOPE Community Services has been embroiled in controversy for the last several months since The Southside Messenger covered an illegal closed session in the…

Charlotte Boards Hold Joint Meeting

School System Audit Issues Discussed At the request of Charlotte County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Nancy Carwile, the School Board and the Board of Supervisors held a called meeting on…

Charlotte Board Meets, Discusses Raises

The Charlotte County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, August 13 in regular session. All members were present except Gary Walker, who was reported to be at a Tobacco Commission Meeting.…

H.O.P.E Community Services Fights to Keep Designation

Fact-Finding Conference Held at Prince Edward County Courthouse By Italia Gregory, Southside Messenger Staff Members of the H.O.P.E. Community services Board of Supervisors and representatives from the Virginia Department of Social…

Granite Falls Conference Center Contract Cancelled

Granite Falls Conference Center Contract Cancelled

Developer Cites Financing Difficulties, Will Continue to Pursue New Market Tax Credits in 2014 The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors met on August 13, 2013 in regular scheduled session.…

State Health Dept. Warns of Swine Influenza

Suggests Safety Tips For Fair Season The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reminds those attending agricultural fairs this summer and fall to take precautions when coming in contact with swine.…

STEPS, Inc. Hosts “Friendship Visit” With “Journey of Hope”

STEPS, Inc. Hosts “Friendship Visit” With “Journey of Hope”

By Italia Gregory, Southside Messenger Staff Pino’s Italian Restaurant of Keysville had some special guests to drop in on Tuesday, as they played host to “Push America” on their “Journey…

“360 Get-N-Go” Houses 18th Village Post Office in Richmond District

“360 Get-N-Go” Houses 18th Village Post Office in Richmond District

By Italia Gregory, Southside Messenger Staff Postal customers now have an easier way to do business after hours in Drakes Branch. “360 Get-N-Go,” located at the intersection of 360 and…