Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:27 am Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Birthday wishes to Regie Johnson, Nov. 16, Keysville; Dorothy Dennis, Nov. 16, Drakes Branch; Joyce Smith, Nov. 18, Drakes Branch; Brittany W. Perkinson, Nov. 18, Saxe; Martha Stearnes, Nov. 18, Drakes Branch; Lashawn Brodgon, Nov. 18, Drakes Branch; James ‘Doug’ Burton, Richmond; Appolonia Wilborn, Nov. 22, South Boston. I want to wish you happiness for your birthday and every day. Happy Birthday!

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in, from dawn to dusk. I pray for your quick recovery and good health.

Anniversary wishes to Keith and Tracy Spencer, Nov. 17, 17 years, Charlotte Court House; and to Sula and James “Doug” Burton, Nov. 18, Richmond. I wish each of you many more happy years together with God’s Blessings. Happy Anniversary.

Thought for the week: Be the change you wish to see in the world.


The truth will set you free, but first it makes you miserable. The road to truth is long and lined the entire way with giving in to criticism. It is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Theories are private property, but truth is common stock. We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

News is due by 9 p.m. on Friday. News can be submitted by calling Virginia Freeman at (434) 568-0596.

Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. Her email address is