2022-08-11 E-Edition

Resident Struck By Lightning During Storm

CREWE — Powerful weekend storms packing deadly lightning, hard winds, and heavy rain hit Crewe-Burkeville and the surrounding region, leaving behind a trail of injury and, ironically, thanks that the consequences were not worse than they were. Area farmers for weeks had longed for rain to nourish their parched fields. They got rain! Did they ever! “We have had some […]

Ponytails’ Season The Stuff Of Legend

CREWE — It is doubtful that any Crewe-Burkeville fan of Major League Baseball, hung any more on the outcome of games in the Bigs than they did last week on the results of the Nottoway Ponytails in the Dixie League Softball World Series in Tioga, LA. These were not Gehrig and Ruth and Combs and Lazzeri of the 1927 Yankees. […]

Crewe Baptist Church Hit With Sunday A.M. Theft; Petersburg Suspect Nabbed By Police

CREWE — A Petersburg man has been charged in connection with thefts at Crewe Baptist Church on Sunday, August 7. Crewe Police Chief Phil Morgan told The Journal that the theft was reported at approximately 11 a.m., the worship hour at the stately church in east Crewe. The Journal was told that a man had broken into vehicles in the […]

Luther H. Foster Alumni Hold 10th Schoolwide Reunion

The Mighty Bulldogs of Luther H. Foster High School gathered for their 10th schoolwide reunion on July 15-16, 2022. The two-day event began with an All-White Meet & Greet on Friday night in the Barn at Gully Tavern, located in Rice, Virginia. President of the Alumni Association, Sandra Farrar Branch (Class of 1966), served as Mistress of Ceremonies. James Leroy […]

After Two Years, Retired Teachers Resume Meetings; Group Rejoices In Successes Of Former Students

The Lunenburg-Nottoway Retired Teachers Association resumed regular meetings after a two-year pause due to the Pandemic with a luncheon at Mitchell’s Restaurant in Blackstone. A moment of silence was held in memory of former VRTA life member Mrs. Marjorie Powers, who devoted more than 39 years to education. During the program segment of the meeting, Dr. Jacqueline Barnette, the author […]

Beverly Hammonds Attends Visit Of State VFW Commander

Among those attending the visit of the Veterans of Foreign Wars State Commander Geoff Lyster was Beverly Hammonds, of Crewe. She is the widow of the late Harold Hammonds, a Korean War veteran. The VFW tries to assist veterans’ wives and widows when they need guidance to navigate Veteran Administration paperwork. Many family members of eligible veterans become active in […]

Back In 2002, C. Rhea Houchins Honored In Parade

1942 — 80 Years Ago This Week With the request from Camp Pickett for 1,000 hospital bedside bags to be furnished as quickly as possible, the rooms of the Nottoway County Chapter of the Red Cross were teeming with activity. Women from various religious and civic organizations had volunteered for these services. Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Wheary received congratulations on […]

Night Fire Destroys Mobile Home On West Creek Road

NOTTOWAY COUNTY — A single-wide mobile home was destroyed by fire here late Sunday night, according to Nottoway County Sheriff Robert L. Jones. Sheriff Jones said Nottoway Dispatch received a 911 call at 10:49 p.m., Sunday of a fire in the 200 block of West Creek Road. He said firefighters, including the Crewe Volunteer Fire Department, responded to the scene […]

Remembering Bill Collins

(Opinion columns by Bill Collins appeared in The Journal in years past.) I learned recently about the passing of a remarkable man. Bill Collins died in a car accident at the age of 87. Bill was a popular former mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut. In his hometown, tributes have poured in celebrating Bill’s legacy of revitalizing the city’s downtown, professionalizing its […]