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Move over, Mississippi: cotton crop takes root in Southside Virginia

Compared to Southside Virginia’s big cash crop in tobacco, King Cotton is, well, kind of puny.

Stolen guns found at Clarksville area home

Clarksville Council mulls response to feral cats amid rabies reports

In light of the Clarksville’s recent rabies scare, members of the Town Council again discussed what to do, if anything, with the people who feed the feral cat populations around…


Owen commits to continue softball playing career at Averett University





End days for the Cotton Mill?

South Boston News
The Cotton Mill brick smokestack has a crack running about five feet down one side of the structure — raising fears that the historic landmark may be beyond saving.

Crafting a business at the Holiday Living Show

South Boston News
Twelve-year-old Alexandra Reddy sells crocheted caps, capes, fingerless gloves, purses and scarves at the annual Holiday Living Show, sponsored by the Business Women's Association of Halifax County at the high school. The daughter of David and Susan Reddy of Halifax, Alex says she will use her profits to tithe to her church, save for a trip to Paris and do a little shopping.

Halifax County Service Authority hikes going public

The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on proposed water and sewer rate increases when the Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) hosts a public hearing this Thursday, Nov. 18. The public hearing begins at 7 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

Extension office restructuring on officials’ agenda

Also during the meeting, several individuals including the Rev. Frank Coleman, pastor of First Baptist Church of Ferry Street and Kevin Chandler, president of the local NAACP chapter, have asked to speak about Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

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