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COLUMN — Mandatory minimum sentencing could be repealed

The 2021 General Assembly session began Jan. 13. The Senate will meet in person while the House remains virtual. I have added links below for ... Read more

2 days ago by Matt Fariss.

LETTER — There are ways to peacefully revolt

To the Editor: When we step into a voting booth, we make revolution — peaceful revolution.  We vote in a new party or elect to ... Read more

2 days ago by Peter Kapuscinski.

COLUMN — Our divisions have resulted in a constitutional crisis

The orderly transfer of presidential authority failed to materialize this year. The political divisions in this country have devolved into a constitutional crisis. The head ... Read more

3 days ago by Angus McClellan.

COLUMN – Return to political norms would be welcomed

One of the results of the Donald Trump administration has been to obliterate any norms and traditions of the presidency, culminating in the incitement of ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

LETTER – Is it possible to be realistic and not political?

To the Editor: I would like to comment on state Republican Frank Ruff’s editorial on, “What will 2021 look like?” I think the theme is ... Read more

4 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Editorial – Caregivers need our continued support

With Centra Southside Community Hospital experiencing a surge of COVID-19 patients and no relief for at least the next month or so, it is especially ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Cleanup celebrated

Monday, Dec. 28, the Ujima: Community Cleanup was hosted in Parkview Gardens Apartment Complex. Organized by Farmville native Torian Jones, the event welcomed volunteers from ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Letter — We have traded freedom of democracy for socialism

To the Editor: I think of the Bible’s parable of the Prodigal Son, who wasted his fortune in a far country. Finally, when he had ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

Column — What will 2021 look like?

For months now, everywhere I have gone, people have been saying, “I can’t wait until 2020 is over.” With all that has occurred in the ... Read more

1 week ago by Frank Ruff.

Letter — Virtual meetings not cutting it in Buckingham

To the Editor: On Monday next, January 11, the Buckingham Board of Supervisors (BOS) will meet to conduct county business.   There are two public hearings scheduled ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter — Contact supervisors about gold mining issue

To the Editor: Thanks to Alexa Massey for her Christmas Day article on the “Commercial prospecting” issue to be addressed at the Monday, Jan. 11, ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

Short session to begin Jan. 13

As you may already be aware, when the General Assembly meets for its 2021 session, the House of Delegates will meet 100% virtually. The Senate ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Story was inspiring

To the Editor: What an inspiring story: Peyton Turner and Claire Tucker, with the help of Cumberland County Librarian Lisa Davis, established a lasting collection ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Higher taxes for high income workers proposed

As 2020 draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the unusual nature of this year as we prepare for the 2021 session. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Letter — Chuck Smith earns support for AG

To the Editor: As we prepare for the 2021 election year, many of us, including myself, are still undecided on who we will support for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Column — Do COVID relief packages violate principles of taxation?

The purpose of this column is to provide the readers with some thoughts on three constitutional principles in the hope that they may consider them ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Angus McClellan.

Column — Reflections on a difficult 2020

Everyone comes out of 2020 with a story. Here at The Farmville Herald, it has been our privilege to help tell some of those stories ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Christmas toy drive

The Royal Jewelz Social Club of Farmville, in collaboration with the 434 Ryderz Car Club of Lynchburg, provided toys to every child who attended toy ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Column – Wishes for a great holiday season

Christine and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. This is a time to celebrate with family and be close ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.

A new way to formulate the state budget

Every year, the most important thing that the governor of Virginia does is produce a budget or a revised budget. Yet, way too frequently, a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

LETTER — Support sought for school legislation

To the Editor: Thank you for printing the article “New Virginia laws seek to close ‘school-to-prison pipeline,’” published Wednesday, Dec. 16. I am writing to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Federal task force needed on election fraud

To the Editor: Edmund Burke, a member of the British Parliament in the 1700s, is famous for saying, “The only thing needed for evil to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

COLUMN — Hang on, help is on the way

“Help is on the way,” Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill yelled to the small number of Tampa Bay fans gathered behind the Chiefs’ ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

EDITORIAL — Unto us a child is born

This is the Christmas story from the Bible — Luke chapter 2 verses 1 through 20 of the King James Version. And it came to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Letter — Good proves he was a bad choice

To The Editor: I wanted to scream or cry when I read the Saturday, Dec. 12 Washington Post and Huffington Post articles about Bob Good, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

COLUMN — First doses of vaccine have come to Virginia

Thanks to the hard work of doctors, scientists and Operation Warp Speed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two coronavirus vaccines in record time with more on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.

Chambers recognized for 30 years of service

District 6 Supervisor Joe Chambers was recognized by the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) Monday, Dec. 14, for serving for 30 years on the Buckingham ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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