Why? That’s the biggest question after the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors hired Douglas Stanley to be the county’s new administrator last week. Why ... Read more
16 hours ago by Roger Watson.
Last Friday’s budget action should be the final votes this chamber must cast on the budget until the reconvened session. Yet Democrats have still found ... Read more
6 days ago by Matt Fariss.
I think it was my second day on the job here with The Farmville Herald that I covered my first government meeting ever. It was ... Read more
1 week ago by Titus Mohler.
I am honored to be serving as your representative in Congress, and I am proud to share some of the progress we have made this ... Read more
1 week ago by Denver Riggleman.
As Sen. Mark Obenshain said last week during the Senate session, something is foul at the Virginia Parole Board, even beyond the situation surrounding Vincent ... Read more
2 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.
Halloween will be different for all of us this year. Though many people are likely planning a nice night in, eating candy and watching scary ... Read more
2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.
Recently, I co-sponsored I cosponsored H.R. 8527, the Fair Care Act of 2020, which will lower the cost of health care while increasing consumer choice ... Read more
2 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.
Every October, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students celebrates National Transfer Student Week. This year Southside Virginia Community College will participate with ... Read more
2 weeks ago by Quentin Johnson.
The 2020 Special Session to date has largely focused on police and criminal justice reform even though the General Assembly’s primary charge was to address ... Read more
3 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.
Our prayers go out to our president, governor, their wives, and to all who have been infected with COVID-19. We wish them fast recoveries. Likewise, ... Read more
3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.
I was glad to be back in Washington this week voting on the issues that matter most to the 5th District. First, I want to ... Read more
3 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.
Last Friday, Sept. 25, the budget bill was passed out of the House Appropriations Committee. Democrats have spent $251 million over and above the governor’s request ... Read more
4 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.
It’s often important to hear rumors of something happening before it actually happens, to know the skids are being greased, to understand that a path ... Read more
4 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.
Thursday, Sept. 24, I introduced a Constitutional Amendment with Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MD). The Keep Nine Amendment would permanently set the number of U.S. Supreme ... Read more
4 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.
Compassion is a good thing when you are using your resources in assisting others in a time of their need. It is far different when ... Read more
4 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.
Imagine you’re writing a letter to the 2019 version of yourself. It’s something I think about often. What would you say to that person? What ... Read more
1 month ago by Alexa Massey.
The 2021 General Assembly Special Session continues to move slowly, as the House did not meet at all last week. We were called back to ... Read more
1 month ago by Tommy Wright.
All over America, there are efforts to change law enforcement. In some cities, there has been an open effort to defund the police. In other ... Read more
1 month ago by Frank Ruff.
Last week, I wrote about the several laws that were changed during the 2020 regular and the on-going special session. My focus was on how ... Read more
1 month ago by Frank Ruff.
Early in-person voting begins this Friday, Sept. 18. The 59th District is composed of five counties and all information for your registrar’s office is listed ... Read more
1 month ago by Matt Fariss.
A recent economic impact study undertaken by Dr. Vincent Magnini, a researcher at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business in Blacksburg, examined the impact Southside ... Read more
1 month ago by Quentin Johnson.
September is National Recovery Month, when we bring awareness to the addiction epidemic and elevate the voices of those it affects. I became a founding ... Read more
2 months ago by Denver Riggleman.
Our little rural community was rocked late last week when we learned of Sentra’s plans to close Buckingham Family Medicine at the end of October. ... Read more
2 months ago by Guest Columnist.
The 2021 General Assembly Special Session continues to move slowly, only meeting on Thursday and Friday last week, with no guidance on when it will ... Read more
2 months ago by Tommy Wright.
If you had a time machine and went back to visit 2019 Titus and told him I had been to the office only twice between ... Read more
2 months ago by Titus Mohler.
Free and fair voting is the basic premise of any democracy. Remember the stories that came out of Iraq after the fall of the Saddam ... Read more
2 months ago by Frank Ruff.
Free and fair voting is the basic premise of any democracy. Remember the stories that came out of Iraq after the fall of the Shah? ... Read more