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Wade elected local GOP unit chair

A TIME OF LAUGHTER AND FUN

Enthusiastic crowd turns out for YMCA Community Day in Chase City

Speakers debate future of Halifax’s Confederate statue

Halifax supervisors were on the receiving end of a spirited debate as citizens spoke out for and against removing the county's Confederate soldier statue.

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Junior golfers bring home wins in season finale

Four division winners in Southside Piedmont Junior championships golf play hail from county courses

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UPDATE: Missing child found in Alton area

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Authorities at the staging area for the search for the 11-year-old
UPDATE: An 11-year-old African American male who had gone missing in the Alton area Thursday morning has been found.

Unemployment rate rises to 12.2 percent

Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped another full percentage point in February, rising to 12.2 percent, up from the January rate of 11.2 percent. That means that one of every eight members of the local labor force are without jobs. In February 2,012 members of the County’s 16,637 member labor force were looking for work. That compares with the 1,837 residents who sought jobs a month earlier in January. The increase in joblessness climbed over five percent from February of 2008 when only 1126 people or 7.1 percent of the civilian labor force was without jobs.

Perriello in town to talk landfill project

Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello will be in South Boston this afternoon as a part of his “New Energy for the 5th Tour.” The Congressman is expected to visit the South Boston town office at 4 p.m. to discuss the Town’s plan for a gas to energy project which would be done by capturing the methane and other greenhouse gases from the-now closed landfill and converting them into energy.

Palm Sunday Processional

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The churches of South Boston held the annual Palm Sunday Processional Sunday morning. Starting at Advantage Care, participants walked down North Main Street waving palm branches and singing hymns, ending at First Presbyterian Church. Sponsoring churches include Ash Avenue Baptist, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Main Street United Methodist and Trinity Episcopal. Pastors leading the processional include John Eure, Bill Pyle, Russell Lee and Ed Rigg. (David Conner II photo)
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