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Roger Watson, Author at The Charlotte Gazette


COLUMN — Good should work for results, stop playing political games

Fifth District Congressman Bob Good was one of only 12 members of the House (all Republicans) who voted against a resolution Wednesday, March 17, to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, March 26, 2021 5:37 pm


COLUMN — Starlink could bring broadband access to Charlotte

The problem of Charlotte County’s lack of access to high-speed internet may be being solved just west of here in Wise County. Titus Mohler’s story ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:09 pm


EDITORIAL — SEC members’ questions need to be answered

After the last broken pole has been replaced and all the downed power lines put back into place, plenty of questions will remain about why ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:24 pm


Only 64 remain without power

After 11 days of widespread power outages over Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) 18-county area, the coop’s online outage map is showing signs the crisis will ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:19 am


Power outages drop below 1,000

The slow work of restoring power to Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) customers continued with more than 900 workers in the field Monday as the coop ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:27 am


500 get power back Sunday, 1,712 remain without

More than 4,000 Southside Electric Cooperative customers (SEC) had their power restored Friday over the cooperatives 18-county service area. The company brought in more crews ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, February 22, 2021 8:35 am


SEC brings in more crews as frustration grows

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) said it made significant progress over the past 24 hours restoring power to more than 1,000 homes, but still have 15,500 ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:05 am


Power restoration still moving slowly

The number of power outages in Charlotte County Saturday morning continue to show painstakingly slow progress for Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) a full week after ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:28 am


Despite storm, outage numbers go down

Despite dealing with a second ice storm in a week, the number of customers without power in Charlotte County declined slightly from Thursday to Friday. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, February 19, 2021 9:58 am


Power outages down to 3,400 before today’s weather

Power outages in Charlotte County are down to less than 3,400 Thursday morning, but the number is expected to increase today as the area is ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:25 am

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