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05/19/16 - 5:31 am > Tom's Column
I’m trying to stick to a new diet — the no mas presidential punditry meal plan — but there is political news this week on the more local level: the field is set in the race to succeed Congressman Robert Hurt in Virginia’s 5th District.
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03/23/16 - 6:52 am > Tom's Column
They say the nastiest fights are over the smallest stakes, and the point was proven all over again Thursday night in South Boston. The occasion was a mass meeting of Halifax County Republicans, an event that featured various factions of the party casting Grand Old Poxes on each other’s houses. Because why? you ask. Get a load of this: the battle was over who gets to preside as county unit chair. Be still my beating heart.
03/10/16 - 7:03 am > Tom's Column
It’s not often you see the Halifax County Board of Supervisors defy the will of a full room of citizens when rendering a decision, but that’s exactly what board members did Monday night by voting 7-0 to sell the old Halifax Elementary School property to Echelon Resources, a Richmond-based redevelopment company. Echelon’s proposal to convert the surplus school building into market-rate apartments has been overshadowed in recent weeks by a competing offer by Jack Dunavant, and the Halifax businessman and council member brought a big crowd in support of his plans for “Houston Place” to the supervisors’ meeting Monday night.
03/03/16 - 6:52 am > Tom's Column
I hate to have to say I told you so, but I told you so — for the last 30 years, really, but with growing alarm over the past 15 years, give or take. A lot of y’all didn’t want to hear it, and mocked the very idea that a one-note liberal like me would have anything worthwhile to say on the subject, but it’s finally become impossible to deny the obvious: There’s something seriously wrong with the Republican Party.
02/25/16 - 7:29 am > Tom's Column
02/18/16 - 8:46 am > Tom's Column
Halifax County suffered the embarrassment of deadlocked government in 2015. In 2016, it looks to be America's turn.