ZELLERS UP FOR PAROLE
State Del. Tommy Wright says he’s “disappointed but not surprised” that he’s not being reappointed to the Virginia Tobacco Commission.
Nottoway School Supt. Dr. Tameshia Grimes made two “house calls” last Wednesday and presented Valedictorian and Salutatorian awards to the the Class of 2020’s top two graduates --- both from Blackstone. Jordan Noel Stallard (left) is this year’s Valedictorian with a Grade Point Average of 4.2714. She plans to attend University of Virginia in the Fall. This year’s Salutatorian is Jayme Leigh Boudreau (right photo) with a GPA of 4.2222. Jayme plans to attend either Mary Washington University or Washington & Lee.
For the first time in many years, there will be no ceremony next week in Blackstone to honor this nation’s war dead. Memorial Day is next Monday. The pandemic claims another event.
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.