Looking Back

1965 ARCHIVES

Local couple succeeding in music industry

Vernell Mitchell presented a new record for Appomattox Mayor S.R. Lawson’s “records,” but this time he has hi-fi and stereo in mind. Rann Record Company, in Nashville, Tenn., has just released “Walking With You On My Mind” and “Please Tell Me.” Mitchell, composer and performer for the 45 rpm disc, tells Dr. Lawson that the record will be on sale in Appomattox in a few days. Mrs. Mitchell wrote lyrics for “Please Tell Me.” Next time you put a stack of records on the turntable, you can hear a local artist and composer. The Mitchells have a whirlwind tour of the Nashville music capital as Vernell cut tapes and the master disc. Vernell plans to continue writing. No, he doesn’t plan to let his hair grow to Beatles length. 

30 YEARS AGO

Appomattox principal to lead state group

Appomattox Elementary School principal Janice Marston was elected as president-elect of the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals, one of the largest associations of its kind in the United States.

Local youths participate in Special Olympics

Eight local youths participated in the 1991 Special Olympics Summer Games at the University of Richmond. They were Bryan Henderson, Valerie Tolbert, Trina Jamerson, Angela Moore, Mitchell Glover, Lorenzo Jones, Cecilia Nash and Lavita Mosley. 

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