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VSP investigates fatal crash in Campbell County

Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash Monday (Sept. 2, 2013) in Campbell County. The crash occurred at 10:55 p.m. in the 3100 block of Red Oak School…

Four Alarm Barn Fire in Wylliesburg

Four Alarm Barn Fire in Wylliesburg

Firefighters from Drakes Branch, Bacon District, Keysville and Chase City Volunteer Fire Departments are on scene at a barn fire in Wylliesburg this afternoon. Two barns and numerous hay bales…

Resignations & Revelations at HOPE

IRS Settlement, Corrective Action Plan, and Debts Discussed There was good news and shocking revelations at the HOPE Community Services Board of Director’s meeting on Thursday, August 22, 2013. The…

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…

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…