Certainly, here in Halifax County at The Prizery, it has been a challenging and busy past year for us. 

The democracy of the United States of America was threatened by insurrection on the Capitol. 


Something must be done to stop the senseless shootings of innocent people all over our country. It has gotten out of control again.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to humbly thank the citizens of South Boston for their vote of support during the 2022 General Election.

On Nov. 14-18, the nation observed American Education Week. We honored the hardworking and dedicated educators, education support professionals and substitute educators who work in our public schools. 


Tammy and Allen Cash and family would like to thank everyone who helped in any way for her benefit that was held on Nov. 5 at Bethel Baptist Church in Scottsburg. 


There are two things in this world that are more divisive than anything else: politics and religion. We live in a world where faith overrides facts, where party loyalty and rhetoric override common sense and where dogma and propaganda are seen as unquestionable truths. 


Dear Lord, in this election season as your children we do not know how things are going to turn out, so Lord we pray that your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

On Nov. 8, our nation will either recover from the Biden-Harris disaster or fall into the abyss of a progressive, liberal, Democrat-controlled society hellbent on destroying our very existence.

In the upcoming South Boston Town Council election, our citizens have a unique opportunity to elect for the first time two life-long residents who are extremely capable and especially motivated to improve our town for everyone living here. These two outstanding people are Barbara Speece, who is already on the ballot, and Brian Burton, who is running as a “write-in.”

Since Biden has been president, close to 2 million illegal immigrants have crossed our southern border. When I heard this, I was outraged with him and his open border policy. He’s going to ruin our country, I thought.

My name is Mamie Dee Price, a native of South Boston. I was raised in South Boston and attended Washington Coleman School and Mary Bethune High.

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking at length with Ms. Barbara Speece, candidate for South Boston Town Council. Such an opportunity is golden, especially since no public forum occurred to introduce the candidates, and unless I missed it, there has been no coverage of the candidates in the papers.

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Views expressed in letters to the editor do not represent opinions of The Gazette-Virginian or staff members.

As I read posts and articles in the news and social media, I am often left shaking my head at the political polarization of the American people.  So many have been indoctrinated into the “party before country” club, each party blaming the other for the current state of the Union.


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Forgive us, Almighty God, for affording progressive, left-wing, radical Democrats the opportunity to destroy the greatest nation on the face of the earth during the first 18 months of the Biden administration. The United States was founded on a Christian ideology that recognizes You as our Creator, endowing us with “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  Forgive us, Lord, for our failures.  


I just learned about World Day for Farmed Animals, coming up on Oct. 2 (Gandhi’s birth date). It has been around since 1983 and is meant to memorialize the billions of animals abused and killed for food each year. 


I want to put a good word in for college students because I was one once. Students get a bad rap for our loans, our diplomas and the pomp and circumstance of our graduations. 


It’s an old idea that has been kicked around a few times but maybe we need to take another look at renovating the old high school building. The cost of a new high school has already increased $125 million (+14.5%) and we have not completed the plans.

Congratulations to two of Halifax County’s finest! Sheriff Fred Clark will be serving as president of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association while Virginia State Trooper Tim Confroy serves as president of the Virginia State Police Association. Both are Halifax County High School graduates.

The very survival of this country and its people is in question. Troubling and confusing times have settled over the Americas like dark clouds raining down hopelessness, hatred and turmoil. Why should our children have to live in a society based on an ideology that reeks with authoritarianism aiming to oppress and subjugate human beings? The question is how do we deal with the seemingly unending trials and tribulations that assail us?


Asylum seekers should receive fairness and justice in light of the law. As Americans, since we claim to be a Christian nation, we have clear Biblical instructions on how to treat asylum seekers. 


A small group of local Baptist pastors have been meeting for the past several months to study a book entitled “How We Love Matters” by Albert Tate. 


Going green really means going without! Europe’s decision to eliminate fossil fuels has put the entire region in jeopardy. Millions of people could find themselves unable to put food on the table and heat their homes this coming winter. “Winter from Hell: Europe About to Descend into Chaos as Millions Could Die” reads one headline. (https://vaccineimpact.com/2022/winter-from-hell-europe-about-to-descend-into-chaos-as-millions-could-die/)

The Jane Jones Food Pantry of Main Street United Methodist Church is most appreciative to Walmart for their generous support by awarding $1,000 to provide hunger relief in Halifax County.  We are grateful to Keyona Edwards, manager, who assisted in awarding the grant for us to purchase food. This amount will cover one half the cost of our monthly expenses.


Pay transparency is the practice of openly communicating an organization’s salaries. It comes in many shapes and sizes, from small things such as posting salary ranges in job ads to full-blown payroll transparency where individual salary information is freely accessible to all employees, and in some areas, such as, Halifax County, county employee salaries are available for all to see in the local newspapers.

Thank you to Sean Barker and The Gazette-Virginian for coming out and sharing the news of this amazing community-funded chapel building project at Recovering Hands. 


The Turbeville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department would like to say thank you to everyone who helped us present the 2022 Annual South Boston Truck and Tractor Pull. This fundraising event assists the department with extensive costs for Fire and EMS equipment, truck payments, and maintenance of our building. We certainly could not have done this without our sponsors and everyone who contributed in so many ways to make this event successful.


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