This garbage that has been in the paper all week about Todd Moser was talking as if he has already been convicted, when he has not even been charged with anything. 


We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists or by another country (e.g. China may already have the capability — which it may use in an economic crisis,) or it can occur naturally. It could result in devastating loss of life. There is disagreement on this, but why take chances?

Sunday a gentleman came in the office to get a copy of a recent edition of The Gazette-Virginian, and he mentioned that most of the familiar faces that he once knew were gone. 

For those who aren’t convinced that national journalism has problems understanding the difference between fact and fiction, I thought I would share with you an editorial piece that appeared last week.  

First of all, why would anyone want the job as president? You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. No one man or woman is going to please everyone, so I say you’ve got to be either a bit crazy, or brave to take the job.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time for each of us to reach out to those around us and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is “Together, we can help #StopSuicide.”

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years to the date since America was turned upside down by a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

What a real blessing it is to wake up in a country filled with so many freedoms. Yet somehow we fail to recognize the fact that it came with a heavy price. So many men and women fought so we could have what we have today. 


I am thinking about the freedom I am supposed to have for not wearing a face mask, which in most cases, is not very hard to do in order to try not to catch COVID-19. 


Labor Day offers a powerful reminder of the crucial gains experienced by American workers in the past century. 


I am writing this from a hotel room in Laurel, Mississippi. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of 12 boys and their superb coaches, we find ourselves immersed in the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series. 


I want to once again thank editors for running my column each week. You or they may not agree with me on every issue, but the column does give insight into my thought process.

It’s amazing to see what one man can do when you “Build Back Better.” What did Joe Biden mean by it? Does he know what he meant when he said it? I don’t think so. 


The Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens would like to thank Bill and Darnell Abbott of Abbott Farm Suppliers for their continuing support of our gardens, especially the Healthy Harvest Community Garden.  


2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 – Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye not be soon shakin in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Chris is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdest that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work; only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and sings of lying wonders, And with all deceivableness if unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 


Time and time again, Southside Virginia Community College students and graduates talk about the ways instructors have contributed to their successes. 

The public schools of Halifax County and South Boston will be open soon and with the spread of COVID-19 all the employees and the eligible children should continue to wear a mask and become vaccinated.

When I first started my job here at The Gazette-Virginian in September of 2013, one of my first assignments was to cover a Halifax County School Board meeting.

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors meeting of Aug. 2 began with chairman Hubert Pannell expressing his great disappointment that the majority of county residents remain unvaccinated. I’d like to provide some insight as to why I remain so and possibly why many others may feel the same way.


I’m not sure if hypersonic missiles or Iran’s drones have a chance of first strike capability. If so, or if some countries will think so, and/or don’t fear a second strike, then we need to take preventative steps.


If you missed The Larnell Starkey Family Spiritual Seven at The Prizery on Saturday night, you missed a soul-stirring, hand-clapping, foot-tapping show of faith, love and gratitude that brought the audience to their feet in appreciation.

In the past two years I have written many articles to Dear Editor. My subjects have been about numerous topics. Each time I come up with a new subject, I pray to God to help me write the right words that could help inspire someone’s life. After all I believe everyone’s life matters.

Go to your closet and get out your steel-toed boots, I’m getting ready to step on a lot of toes!  We are a nation of fools, snowflakes, morons, twits and imbeciles!  


On July 29, Dan Shaw asked us to imagine a somewhat unpleasant scenario. You are the sheriff. Before heading to work, you read news that almost a million illegal immigrants have come across our borders already this year and that another million or so are expected before the year is out. 


It was great news that, according to CNBC, Virginia is the No. 1 state in the nation to do business. An honor like this is a great thing to brag about. However, I was somewhat confused.

Can you imagine you’re the sheriff of a county in southern Virginia, like maybe here in Halifax? Because you’re sheriff you have the supreme power in the county, even more than the president of the United States. The Constitution says so.


Independence is a freedom that is earned. It takes hard work, determination and working together to accomplish it. We know anything worthwhile is worth fighting for and protecting. America got her independence on July 4, 1776.

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