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Halifax County school board calendar committee expands to 18

The Halifax County School Board’s calendar committee — responsible for setting the daily schedule from the first day of school to the last — is getting larger.

Banister River clean-up float slated Sept. 22

‘Make sure the dollars are there,’ supes urged

Chamber director voices support for raising school construction budget


Comets finish strong behind Franklin in district match





Oleta Adams gives two Prizery shows at The Prizerry

The Prizery welcomes arguably the biggest star in its three-season history Saturday, April 4, when glamorous singer Oleta Adams flies in for two shows featuring her signature Oprah-endorsed, Top 10 hit “Get Here (If You Can).”

Author to speak on “Beach to Bluegrass” in South Boston

Joe Tennis combed history books and roadside markers for three years, searching for exactly 58 chapters in his recent book, “Beach to Bluegrass.” Along the way, this writer from Bristol, Va., encountered the story of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, hiding out at Danville’s Sutherlin Mansion at the end of the Civil War. He researched the history of “Wreck of the Old ‘97” and traced that Danville disaster to the beginnings of country music. Tennis also roamed the grand hall of Berry Hill at South Boston.

Scholarships available to attend HMA

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund, Inc. has signed a covenant with Hargrave Military Academy to provide scholarship aid to the school’s students. The covenant outlines an initial $100,000 commitment to Hargrave students seeking additional financial support to attend the Academy. Both boarding and day students can qualify for the Keesee Scholarship at Hargrave. The commitment starts with the 2009/2010 academic year.

HCCA spaghetti dinner set

Auditions set for HCLT’s production of ‘Graceland’

Halifax County Little Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for the final production of their season, an evening of one act comedies to be presented outdoors at Constitution Square in June. Director Greg Donner is looking for five women, mid twenties and older to fill the cast of two plays that show the comic and sometimes touching side of female friendships. The first play is “Graceland” by Ellen Byron. It is a story of two women who both have the same desire (to be the first to visit Elvis’ home when it is opened to the public) and will stop at nothing to maintain their place at the front of the line. The pair discovers that they can share some of life’s moments together and that there are some things more important than being first. The cast consist of two women (one in her mid twenties and one over forty) who can play blue collar women who are Elvis fans.

DAR hears talk on ‘Genes and Genealogy’

Berryman Green Chapter, NSDAR, met March 12 in the home of Barbara Bass with Pam Jones and Byrd Murray as co-hostesses. Guest speaker, Larry Aaron, began his program on “Genes and Genealogy” by remarking that the past, present, and future are within us in the form of DNA.

Burnett is SCV featured speaker

Secession in 1830, 1860, and 2009 was the title of the special program for the February meeting of the John M. Jordan Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp #581. Camp Chaplain, Dr. Gerald C. Burnett, was the featured speaker and presented an informative and detailed program of both the historical and the present-day struggles for states’ rights in relation to the Federal government. Over thirty members and guests attended the February 23 S.C.V. dinner and business meeting at The Spare Times Grill.

Kathy’s Column for March 19, 2009

“THE TRAGEDY OF THE MODERN WORLD IS THAT MAN IS THE MASTER OF SO...many things but not master of himself.”- Morgan P. Noyes. Sad. but so often true?

Former Halifax County band director remembered

Longwood professor to lecture during Big Read at library

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in partnership with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Halifax County-South Boston Public Libraries, the Friends of the Library, and the South Boston-Halifax County Museum is proud to bring Dr. Martha Cook to offer a public lecture on The Big Read selection, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Cook, esteemed professor of English at Longwood University, will present Themes of Love and Loss in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God on Wednesday, March 25. The lecture will be held at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the Friends of the Library will provide refreshments afterwards.

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