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COLUMN — Fair Care Act would protect those with preexisting conditions

Recently, I co-sponsored I cosponsored H.R. 8527, the Fair Care Act of 2020, which will lower the cost of health care while increasing consumer choice ... Read more

5 days ago by Denver Riggleman.

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

5 days ago by Quentin Johnson.

Prayers to all those affected by COVID-19

Our prayers go out to our president, governor, their wives, and to all who have been infected with COVID-19.  We wish them fast recoveries.  Likewise, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

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 — 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 — Support the redistricting amendment

Last week, I wrote about the several laws that were changed during the 2020 regular and the on-going special session.  My focus was on how ... Read more

1 month ago by Frank Ruff.

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 Saddam Hussein? ... Read more

1 month ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — Congress goes purple for addiction awareness

September is National Recovery Month, when we bring awareness to the addiction epidemic and elevate the voices of those it affects. I became a founding ... Read more

1 month ago by Denver Riggleman.

Superintendent gives insight on status of schools

Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) has been monitoring numerous data points regarding COVID-19. The most recent statistics show an increase in the number of school-aged ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

READ would provide $100 million for virtual learning needs

When the 2020 special session convened on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Democrats presented HR 514, a rules change that would have, if Republicans had consented to ... Read more

2 months ago by Tommy Wright.

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