My time as a firefighter was truly a journey from start to finish. I became a volunteer firefighter in 1976, as a member of Fire Station No.1 in Chester. Many things would happen over the next nine years, as I began to learn about a calling on my life.... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Yes, it is that time of the year again when we check the obituaries and if we do not see our name, then that is the green light to celebrate. Of course at my age, which will go... Read more
Bill said to his neighbor, “Did you hear Jonsey’s place, down the street, was broken into?” “Yeah, I read it in the police blotter, but they never got in, they only cut a screen,” his neighbor, Clyde, said. Bill, who lives on the cal-de-sac, bought the latest alarm system,... Read more
The FDA recently strengthened the warning on a group of the most commonly used prescription and over-the-counter medications. These drugs, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, include popular painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen. NSAIDs have carried warnings for years about potential risks of heart attacks and strokes. The... Read more
Fall officially arrived last week. It was sunny and 82 degrees on September 23. Does that sound like fall y’all? Regardless of my question it will be cooler soon and early to mid-fall is the best time for planting trees, shrubs, and bulbs and dividing perennials. The soil is... Read more
Multi-family dwellings are just as the words say, dwellings or buildings where multiple families live. The most common are apartment buildings. Most of us have lived in this setting, at one point in our lives, with only a wall or floor separating us from our neighbors. It is the... Read more
To the Editor: Now that school is back in session full swing, and everyone is busy trying to get settled into a routine. We want to take some time from the hustle and bustle to give thanks. We are a group called Guardians, who volunteer in a lot of... Read more
To the Editor: While government agencies seek new ways to boost the economy and create jobs, one industry is just waiting for government support in order to invest billions of private dollars into the economy. I’m talking about the energy industry – the one that has led the way... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful but sick world of the Dogpound. Yeah…I got one of those annual head colds…that starts out slow. The roof of my mouth gets tender…then it spreads to my throat…then the nasal drip starts which irritates the throat and starts the coughing. Over... Read more
We at the Village News have decided that we will not continue to cover Donald Trump’s run for president. Not that we do not like him, but we, like other media outlets, have been taken in by the day after day shenanigans of this guy. Sometimes we work so... Read more