Founded in 1909, the Altavista Journal is a community-minded newspaper and part of Womack Publishing in Chatham, Va. The Journal is published each Wednesday, reaching readers in Altavista, Hurt, Northern Pittsylvania County and much of Campbell County.
The Journal focuses on the people in the area and the events and activities that affect them. The newspaper has news and photos about local government, schools, business and industry, crime and courts, politics and economic development. Weddings and engagements and recent births are found on the society page, while church news and community events have their own special parts of the Journal each week. Readers send in letters to the editor, and local lawmakers write columns about what’s happening in Richmond and Washington, D.C. The Journal also gives strong coverage to school and youth sports. Each week, advertisers promote a variety of services, including local grocery stores, retail stores, hospitals, car dealerships and many other businesses and professions. Source