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Just Hanging On

While reading news accounts in this newspaper of Blackstone Town Council and Nottoway Board of Supervisors meetings, the thought came to me that at least some of those elected to public office aren’t aware of what Thomas Jefferson had to say about government.

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Former Fort Pickett Commander, Col. Tom Wilkinson of Blackstone, is shown above in last week’s USA Today publication with former Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard Myers (left). Wilkinson is shown at right in Afghanistan. Published photos of retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Gail Black, also of Blackstone, are shown below in the HONOR, the newspaper’s special edition on Veterans’ Affairs.

CLEAR REJECTION OF TRUMP

CLEAR REJECTION OF TRUMP

The Courier-Record reached-out Friday to the Chairmen of both the Nottoway Democratic and Republic Parties and asked three questions about the Nov. 3rd elections. Here’s the response from Nottoway Democratic Chairman Thomas Crews.

Blackstone, 1906

Blackstone, 1906

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, established in 1886 as “a mission for colored people in the town of Blacks and Whites,” is seen in the background of this photograph from a 1906 publication of Hoge Memorial Military Academy -- the precursor to Blackstone Military Academy.

63 FIRE VIOLATIONS

Nottoway Supervisors were assured Thursday night by County Administrator Ronnie Roark that a state fire marshal is satisfied with the County’s corrective actions after 63 violations were cited in v

THE FORUM

Elect Queen in District Five

Dear Sir:

Is it time for a change?

Should different people take on the responsibilities as representatives?

Scout Leaders Honored

Scout Leaders Honored

Two Blackstone men who contributed many hours to the Boy Scouts were recognized in Sept. 1980 with plaques for service from 1965-1980. Plaques were presented by Raymond Washington in the presence of other Scout leaders. Recipients were Eugene Claiborne (FRONT LEFT) and Richard Florence (right center with plaque). Others present in background from left: Rev. George Oliver, Willie Scott, Harry Fowlkes, George Epps, Thomas Taylor, Edith Winn, and Hazel Fowlkes.

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