South Boston News & Record
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10/26/16 - 6:04 am
10/24/16 - 1:12 pm
A 46 year old South Boston man, Danny Gene Franklin, died at the scene of an automobile crash Sunday night near the intersection of State Route 96 and US 501…
10/24/16 - 6:59 am
Authority to hold public hearing on rate hikes of between 1-6 percent
10/27/16 - 4:08 am
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10/26/16 - 5:55 am > Tom's Column
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01/02/13 - 8:49 am > Tom's Column
The fox knows many things; the hedgehog knows one big thing.
12/20/12 - 7:31 am > Tom's Column
I was all ready to settle down Monday night and get a jump on this week’s column when my wife and 11-year-old daughter fired up the VCR in another room and popped in an old copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (Oh the things Dr. Seuss would have thunk about Blu-Ray).
12/19/12 - 8:15 am > Tom's Column
I was all ready to settle down Monday night and get a jump on my writing for this week’s edition when my wife and 11-year-old daughter fired up the VCR in another room and popped in an old copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (Oh the things Dr. Seuss would have thunk about Blu-Ray). How could a self-respecting husband and dad pass up such a moment? I couldn’t, so I set aside the household laptop long enough to join the giggling Grinchettes on the living room sofa. Sitting through 22 minutes of bliss does help to soften the column-writing grind.
12/13/12 - 8:06 am > Tom's Column
I hate to waste precious mental energy on the fiscal cliff nonsense — sorry, but that’s all it is — but this week I ran into someone who offered that his co-workers are really, really worried about having to pay an extra $2,000 in taxes next year if Washington can’t hash out a deal. While such fears are almost surely unfounded, they do exist, and expectations unto themselves can have a bad effect. It would be a shame if people dropped into a defensive crouch, pocketbook-wise, just as the economy has begun to show some signs of life.
12/05/12 - 1:01 pm > Tom's Column
From the Department of You Learn Something New Every Day comes the breaking news that it’s perfectly legal in the State of Virginia to pump landfill effluent into a manhole near you. Off-color jokes are not the proper reaction to this revelation.