Clyde Parker, Author at The Tidewater News

LOOKING BACK

LOOKING BACK: 100 years of the Franklin Rotary

On April 1, 1924, the organization of a Rotary Club in Franklin was perfected at a luncheon in the dining room of the Virginian Hotel.  ... Read more

by Clyde Parker, Friday, April 5, 2024 3:15 pm

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LOOKING BACK: Dr. Rufus L. Raiford – father of Raiford Memorial Hospital

Dr. Rufus L. Raiford is considered the father of the old Raiford Memorial Hospital — the forerunner of Southampton Memorial Hospital. Rufus Raiford was born ... Read more

by Clyde Parker, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 9:00 am

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LOOKING BACK: Lee Lafayette Thorpe – farmer, businessman

Fifty years ago, in recognition of National Peanut Month, the March 7, 1974 edition of The Tidewater News featured an article about the Thorpe family ... Read more

by Clyde Parker, Friday, March 8, 2024 7:00 am

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LOOKING BACK: Meherrin Valley Bank remodeled

Seventy-five years ago, on Monday, Feb. 21, 1949, several hundred people stormed the Meherrin Valley Bank building in Boykins — located on the southeast corner ... Read more

by Clyde Parker, Sunday, February 25, 2024 8:31 am

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LOOKING BACK: Southampton Kildees organized

Seventy-five years ago, on Jan. 14, 1949, 37 stockholders of the newly organized Southampton Athletic Association met in Franklin Town Hall. The purpose of the ... Read more

by Clyde Parker, Wednesday, January 24, 2024 5:49 pm

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LOOKING BACK: Energy Crunch of 1974

Fifty years ago — dimmed lights, chilly rooms, and long lines at local gasoline stations on new year’s eve 1973 was a preview of what ... Read more

by Clyde Parker, Friday, January 5, 2024 4:30 pm

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LOOKING BACK: Christmas 1923

One hundred years ago, as the people of the Southampton – Isle of Wight community were preparing for the Christmas holiday, The Tidewater News editions ... Read more

by Clyde Parker, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 5:12 pm

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LOOKING BACK: Southampton High School wins state ‘AA’ championship

Fifty years ago, on Dec. 8, 1973, the Southampton High School “Indians” football team, led by Coach Wayne Cosby, traveled to Lynchburg to play the ... Read more

by Clyde Parker, Monday, December 18, 2023 7:31 pm

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LOOKING BACK: Southampton Athletic Association formed

Seventy-five years ago, on Nov. 27, 1948, following the completion of the 1948 baseball season, Frank D. Lawrence of Portsmouth, owner of the Franklin “Cubs” ... Read more

by Clyde Parker, Thursday, November 30, 2023 4:54 pm

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LOOKING BACK: Riverview defeats Hayden

Sixty years ago, on November 8, 1963, the Riverview High School “Eagles” football team, of Courtland, defeated the Hayden High School “Wildcats”, of Franklin, by ... Read more

by Clyde Parker, Thursday, November 16, 2023 5:23 pm

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