About Us

Founded in 1893, the Independent-Messenger is a twice weekly newspaper 

covering the City of Emporia, Greensville County and the surroundng 

communities. The newspaper is published on Wednesdays and Sundays, and 

includes news and pictures about local government, schools, crime, 

courts, public records, weddings and engagements, church services, 

social activities, high school and youth sports, and community events 

and activities. Our mission is to be a written and visual record of 

what makes our community special. Anytime you want to know what’s 

going on our community, pick up the Independent-Messenger. The 

Independent-Messenger is a member newspaper of the Womack Publishing 

Company — a family owned company that publishes 15 newspapers 

throughout Southside Virginia and North Carolina.