It’s time for us to review the current state of Covid-19 in our area, and to talk about the vaccination campaign against the disease.
Columns & Opinions
EQUALITY vs. EQUITY
Nottoway last week experienced a once-in-a-generation ice storm that left the entire county without power.
STORM FOR THE AGES
MORE DAYS FOR DEMS
COME IN THREES
History-Making Supervisor Jack Junius Green, Jr. (1943-2014) was the first black resident to hold Nottoway County elected office, representing District Three for 26 1/2 years on the Board of Supervisors. Green’s path was a difficult one. He first ran for the Board in 1983, narrowly losing by 35 votes to Peter Harris Fitzgerald.
Back in 1965, there was both anticipation and anxiety when, for the first time, black children could attend formerly all-white schools in Nottoway County.
FAR FROM IDEAL
I have been described to some as an “angry Black man.”
I write this letter in support of Deacon Christine Easterling and her unrelenting, valiant effort to bring justice to the unjust situation of the racist refusal to rightly rename the Nottoway Intermediate School to the Luther H. Foster Intermediate School.
This really isn’t an “old” photo. It was taken in Blackstone Seay Park on Christmas night, Dec. 25th, 2010 -- just 10 years ago. That’s when Blackstone enjoyed its last White Christmas. Between four and five inches accumulated here. Prior to 2010, it snowed here on Christmas Day 1993 but didn’t stick, and we received a dusting in the early 1980s (reportedly 1984 but we can’t find any mention of it in our archives).
As it briefly was last Spring, COVID-19 is once again the leading cause of death in the United States.
There comes a time when every President must face the inevitable reality that they are out of a job.