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Last Friday’s budget action should be the final votes this chamber must cast on the budget until the reconvened session. Yet Democrats have still found a way to slow the process through infighting and obstinance. The revised budget is done, but it won’t be sent to the governor until closer t…

Recently, I was called upon to provide a devotion at a church meeting and I took the easy way out and used one marked for that date from a publication entitled “The Upper Room.” The devotion started out with a story that led to a question that most of us have probably muttered at one time or…

There are so many reasons why I am voting as I am in the upcoming presidential election. Not desiring to live in a socialist country is high on my list which is where we are headed if (Joe) Biden is elected. But I am only addressing one reason in this letter and to those who are pro-life. If…

It was raining and bow season was in. It had rained all night Friday and I decided to sleep in Saturday morning. I hated hunting in the rain. I had worked the second shift that Friday night and didn’t get off until 11:30 p.m. It was pouring out. I had a five-minute drive to my house. 

For some, 4-H is a lifetime passion. They continue to help the organization after graduation and into their adult years. Some of these dedicated volunteers are also 4-H All Stars.  

As Sen. Mark Obenshain said recently during the Senate session, something is foul at the Virginia Parole Board, even beyond the situation surrounding Vincent Martin.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Jamerson Library hosted one of the book buses from the Appomattox Literacy Intervention Project (ALIP). Much like the Jamerson Library, the ALIP seeks to promote literacy throughout Appomattox County, their most popular project being their three book buses: Spot, Dot…

We are all certainly aware of the part that Appomattox played at the close of the Civil War. By marking the virtual end to this conflict and the definitive end of slavery in the United States, the surrender at Appomattox is not only a significant event in the overall history of our nation, i…

On Oct. 8, 13 individuals were charged for alleged plotting to kidnap and murder the sitting governor of Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitman.  

Appomattox 4-H would like to congratulate the three local 4-H teens who are recipients of Appomattox County Farm Bureau 2020 Scholarships.

With all the chaos in the United States and all the crime that goes along with the chaos, how can anybody who claims to be a Christian vote for a Democrat for any position? 

America is once again faced with a critical decision between American liberty and Marxist socialism; between a Biblical theology of governance and a pagan, anti-Christian theology of governance. Both politics and governance are religious in nature since both are based on a certain set of bel…

The Appomattox Lions Club, which was established in 1939, has been an important organization of local leaders and has contributed much to the community over the years. 

Within the past couple of weeks, I have been contacted by two different individuals suggesting that the chamber initiate training toward the opening of new businesses. One of these individuals has had some experience in entrepreneurship and would be interested in helping. The other forwarded…

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Habitat gardening gets us back in touch with nature by actively inviting a variety of wildlife into our growing spaces. In Part 1 of Saving Native Virginia, we learned about the many benefits of and reasons for preserving our natural heritage by providing space in our lawns and gardens for n…

This Saturday is the beginning of the early bow season. Early Archery Season: Oct. 3 through Nov. 13 statewide. Deer of either sex may be taken full season during the early and late archery deer seasons, including the cities of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Suffolk (east of the Dismal Swamp…

Family movie night is on the library! From Monday, Oct. 5, through Friday, Oct. 9, we are giving away free popcorn! If you are 18 years of age or older, come into the library, pick out a few movies and while supplies last, we will give you free bag of ACT II Butter Lovers’ Microwave Popcorn.…

(Editor's note: The Virginia House of Delegates passed the budget. This column was provided Tuesday but was dated for Monday.)

I was able to get away for a few days to the mountains of Tennessee for a golf outing in the beautiful area of Fairfield Glade. As usual, it was great to get away but even nicer to get back home.

I am pro-choice. I am not for abortion. In that respect, I agree with previous letter writers who call themselves ‘anti-abortion.’ Where we disagree is in how we should approach this. You want to make abortions illegal and charge those who have them or perform them as criminals. You justify …

Early in-person voting began Sept. 18. Virginians will see two proposed amendments to the state constitution on this year’s ballot:

On a recent Saturday I went to cut the grass. I went outside in a pair of shorts and a T-shirt. I got a rude awaking: It was cold. I think the temperature was in the low 40s. I came back inside and changed. I started the lawnmower up and right away I could feel the brisk cool weather hit my …

Fall is here, and so is the need to get outdoors on a family adventure to a Virginia State Park. The Library of Virginia has partnered with Virginia State Parks and the Science Museum of Virginia to provide libraries across the state with Discovery Backpacks.

The Appomattox Shop Local Gift Card Program is officially underway. There were a few minor errors in previous communications. I bear some of the responsibility for the confusion and will attempt to set things straight in this column.

(Editor’s note: Angulo was paraphrased incorrectly in an article titled “Town Hall features updates on laws” in last week’s print edition of the Times Virginian.)

Is that a small striper I just caught or a small white fish? I was checking out the DGIF (Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries) website and came across something I’d like to share. The web site lists all the fish species here in Virginia. Is it a spotted bass or a largemouth bass…

The Rail Yard restaurant made a generous donation of a baker’s rack to the library, and we are now able to host a plant swap. What is a plant swap? It is when you bring your outgrown, unwanted or extra plants to a location and swap them out for new-to-you plants.

The Appomattox Shop Local Gift Card Program is about to get underway. The program is a coordinated effort between the Appomattox County Chamber of Commerce, the Appomattox County CARES Committee and the Appomattox Tourism Committee. The purpose of the effort is to stimulate commercial activi…

Early in person voting begins this Friday, Sept. 18. The 59th District is composed of five counties and all information for your registrar’s office is listed below to aide you in voting for the Nov. 3 elections. In addition to their normal business hours, all offices plan to open the last tw…

Years back my best friend from New Jersey Bob “Dude” Davie and his son Bob “Lil Dude” Davis came down here to Virginia to go fishing with my stepson Adam Clifton and my nephew Travis Morgan. Adam, Travis and I had attended the Fishersville Outdoor Hunting Show in Fishersville. We were glad w…

With some excitement, I am announcing preliminary plans for a shop local stimulus program to be administered by the chamber in coordination with your county government.

Be a superhero! Sign up for a library card during September, Library Card Sign-Up Month! Getting a library card gives you super powers! The power to go around the world with access to books, movies, magazines, computers, Wi-Fi and more. You can learn a new skill, find a new fact, watch the l…

A new phenomenon is being implemented around the country because of the uncertainties of the American education system, due to the fears over the coronavirus. This fall, many families are joining together to form what’s known as “learning pods.”

Our republic is full of evil anarchists. Anti-USA behavior should tell all voters to “think before you vote.” What does the Bible say? No same-sex marriage! No taxpayers paying for abortion! 

I work with Tom Conrad at the bus shop. We are always swapping stories back and forth, and this time Tom got my attention. Tom does a lot of bear and deer hunting, and we can’t leave out fishing — deep sea fishing that is. Tom went on talking about his grandkids and how they much they love f…

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Appomattox Town Council met to, among other things, hold a public hearing on the Town of Appomattox Comprehensive Plan. The plan successfully made it through the public hearing, is being reviewed by the planning commission and will likely be adopted by the town counc…

Fall is coming! Get out your sweaters and blankets, time to curl up with a good book from you local library! We are here, we are open and we are ready! This weather is perfect for a visit, we are located on Main Street, come in and get the latest magazines, best sellers, hot non-fiction or movies.

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I was working at American Can Company in New Jersey with my buddy Howard, and when we took lunch we talked about going catfishing Saturday night. At this time the river was high from the flood waters. We were hoping by Saturday evening the river level would be coming down. A lot of fishermen…

In one of my recent columns, I included mention of the ongoing Downtown Revitalization Project, and one reader requested that I provide an update of what is going on. Like most everything else, progress on the revitalization has been hampered by the pandemic. Work has been going forward but …