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Around Town

Our April Fool edition keeps entertaining. I got a request last week from a lady who wants a copy of the 1988 video of Alabama’s concert at Fort Pickett. The boys from Fort Payne actually did play at the Pickett Stadium, but there’s no known video of that glorious sunny day back in June 1988. If that footage existed, I’m sure it would include some ‘festive’ interviews with concert-goers and show a sea of red Solo cups.

We had several other April Fool stories that didn’t make the cut. One involved the heroic actions of a Norfolk Southern crew who lost control of their train behind McDonald’s but through sheer strength and grit were able to steer it back onto the tracks after it sped down Brown Street and nearly took-out several buildings. Another involved the discovery of Native American remains beside the armory, qualifying that controversial landmark for a casino. We’ll ‘get’ you again in 2026.

Congrats to Michelle Cary Wallace of Burkeville on being named Assistant Superintendent of Prince Edward County Public Schools. Michelle served previously as Director of Instruction in Nottoway before becoming a School Quality Coordinator for the state Dept. of Education. Nottoway County sure has produced some good educators over the years.





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