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Column – Success at SVCC is transferable

Every October, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students celebrates National Transfer Student Week. This year Southside Virginia Community College will participate with ... Read more

1 week ago by Quentin Johnson.

Legislature protects renters, hurts landlords

Compassion is a good thing when you are using your resources in assisting others in a time of their need.  It is far different when ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — Growing up Black in Charlotte County

“Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting into what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.” This was written by ... Read more

1 month ago by Yemaja Jubilee.

COLUMN — Impact study highlights SVCC’s contributions

A recent economic impact study undertaken by Dr. Vincent Magnini, a researcher at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business in Blacksburg, examined the impact Southside ... Read more

1 month ago by Quentin Johnson.

COLUMN — Is your vote safer today than it was last year?

Free and fair voting is the basic premise of any democracy.  Remember the stories that came out of Iraq after the fall of the Saddam ... Read more

1 month ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — Redistricting amendment is fair

For three quarters of the last century, Virginia was effectively a one-party state. That political party could enact anything they wanted.  Because they controlled the ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — One percent sales tax would repair schools

On this year’s election ballot, voters will be asked to decide whether a 1 percent sales tax increase should be added to certain items purchased ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

SVCC to reopen with options

Southside Virginia Community College will reopen its doors Monday, August 24, with a full schedule of offerings and a range of attendance options that incorporate ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Supervisor discusses issues with proposed sales tax referendum

During this year’s legislative session the board of supervisors asked Delegate James Edmunds to introduce a bill that would allow Charlotte County to hold a ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Column – Lockboxes would undermine the election

Sadly, in the dark of the night, this governor’s administration is trying to undermine our democracy as we know it. Last week, the Department of ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff.

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