2022-12-01 E-Edition

Mass Shootings Have Become Too Common In Everyday Life

609 And Counting in 2022

CREWE — Some savvy Journal readers, eyeing this above-the-fold item and the accompanying photos of seven dead shooting victims, may brush the coverage aside as not occurring in the Crewe-Burkeville community. If so, they are wrong. The mass shooting that took those seven lives and did so ironically on the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, could have easily […]

Councilwoman Faas And Her Group Want Christmas Parade To Be Special

CREWE — Mayor Phil Miskovic is excited about this week’s Crewe Christmas Parade, and he is full of praise for Councilwoman Jess Faas and her small group who stepped forward to organize the event. The parade is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 1, in downtown Crewe. For decades, the parade has been handled by the Crewe Homecoming […]

Usually Joyful Thanksgiving Also Can Leave Lingering Pain

Family and fellowship, table feasts, and football make Thanksgiving my favorite of all holidays. It narrowly edges out the Fourth of July. For years, I have made a conscious effort to think not just of life’s blessings but also of the seemingly small things that provide the glue of daily life. It may sound crazy, but I get a high […]

Services Held For Patsy Verser, 80

Patsy Ann McMillian Verser, age 80, of Crewe, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 20th, after a hard-fought extended illness. She was born August 19, 1942, to Jesse Lee Mc- Millian and Josephine Milton McMillian. She was a proud 1960 graduate of Crewe High School, where she organized many reunions. Her bond with her classmates never wavered. Patsy was feisty, […]

Martha Winston Warriner, 96, Dies

Martha Winston Warriner, age 96, passed away peacefully November 17, 2022. Her loving son William was by her side. Martha was born in Meherrin, Virginia. She spent her childhood and high school years at the family house Colraine. She lived there with her four sisters, Mable, Becky, Ella, and Nancy, and her parents. Martha loved music. Martha and her sisters […]

Eleven Oaks To Celebrate Pastor’s Service

CREWE — Eleven Oaks Baptist Church will celebrate the seventh anniversary of The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Gilliam, Sr., as its pastor during regular services at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, December 4. The Rev. Hazel Jennings will deliver the anniversary sermon. All are welcome. The church is located at 215 South Fourth St.

Resident Shares This Thought With CBJ Readers

This just begs the questions for me. At what point does “social justice” become “ethnic cleansing” and “cultural genocide”? Since when have we tolerated the desecration of graves and cemeteries? It appears the American spirit of “forgive and forget” and “National reconciliation” have gone by the wayside. This isn’t GOP vs. Dem or even about the War of 1865; it […]

Echoes of the Past

UVA Grid Coach Murray Invited To Speak Here In 1942

1942 — 80 Years Ago This Week Frank Murray, head football coach at the University of Virginia accepted an invitation to address a Crewe Kiwanis banquet in honor of the Crewe High School football team at the Masonic Hall on Tuesday, December 10. The program was arranged by T.P. Harwood and E.A. Dudley. A.H. Klocke and F.W. Sheffield of Crewe, […]

This Week in History

FDR Establishes Modern Thanksgiving Holiday

1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. The tradition of celebrating the holiday on Thursday dates back to the early history of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies when post-harvest holidays were celebrated. FDR, who led the country through the Great Depression and World War II while in a […]