2022-09-01 E-Edition

Garber Calls Out County For What He Says Is Failure To Enforce Zoning

NOTTOWAY — No one who has observed Darrell Garber as either a public official and now as a private citizen will accuse him of equivocation. You know exactly where he stands. Last Thursday night, he stood in the courtroom of the Nottoway General District Court and berated the assembled five-member board of supervisors and Nottoway Administrator Ted Costin for what […]

Nottoway Cougars Impressive In Home Opener By 22-0 Score

The Nottoway Cougars turned in an impressive 22-0 home win against Jamestown High last Friday night at Nottoway Stadium. The above photo on the left shows Cougar quarterback Hunter Hardy. In the photo on the right, Cougars Isiah Lovejoy and David Hamed combine to make a tackle on a Jamestown runner.

Farmville Hub Receives Nearly $2M From Biden Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded $1,943,222 in federal funding for the construction of an innovation hub in Farmville, Virginia. The funding will support the Longwood University Real Estate Foundation’s efforts to construct a facility that will serve as a business development and community training center with coworking spaces, business consulting, and educational […]

Players and coaches receive certificates

Players and coaches of the Nottoway Ponytails receive certificates of recognition for their excellence in the recent Dixie League Softball World Series in Louisiana. The team won both district and state titles and won two of four games in the double-elimination World Series. Lynn Shekleton, chair of the Nottoway Board of Supervisors, right, distributes the certificates.

Crewe Garden Club Celebrated Its 84th Year In 2012

1942 — 80 Years Ago This Week Eleven lettermen from last year returned to be on Crewe High School’s football team this year. They were John Clements, back; Yonnie Bass, back; Bill Shell, back; Johnny Wilson, back; Cheatham Stone, back; Wicker Kelley, tackle; Jimmy Chappell, tackle; Red Bessent, guard; Edwin Tweet, guard; Herbert Jayne, guard; and Bobby Mahoney, tackle. Efforts […]

Christine Stokes-Oliver Dies At 93

Mrs. Christine Stokes-Oliver, 93, of Tennessee and formerly of Crewe, died August 18, 2022. She is survived by her son, Christopher Taylor (Chandra) Stokes; sister, Vivian Clark (George); brother, Robert B. Jackson; step-children, James (Marie) Oliver, Jr., Melvin Oliver, Marvin (Diana) Oliver, Ronnie (Patricia) Oliver, and Bessie Oliver; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services […]

Emmett Till Brutally Murdered In 1955

1955: Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Money, Miss. The Black teenager from Chicago was visiting relatives in the small Mississippi town when thugs abducted and murdered him after a White woman in town told her husband that the teen had flirted with her. The case galvanized the civil-rights movement whose central and enduring figure, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

This Is All Of Us

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. These are precious words to live by. They are woven through the fabric of cultures around the world to the heart of who we all should aspire to be as human beings. Why? Because we can disagree on many things, but if we all lived by the “Golden Rule,” […]

Closing Schools During Height Of Pandemic Was Right Action

Some pushback is badly needed in wake of the crowing Virginia Republicans are doing about how correct they were that the public schools should not have been closed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Republicans, from Gov. Glenn Youngkin to state legislators and others, point to the decline in test scores recorded after schools returned to the classroom after […]