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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.

Bistro featured in magazine

Bistro 1888 in Downtown South Boston merited a mention in Cooperative Living’s November edition cover story about dining out on Thanksgiving.

‘Mockingbird’ popular – but not without opposition elsewhere

At this very moment, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is in wide production around the nation, according to the Dramatic Publishing Company, which owns the rights to the stage versions of the book by the same name, adapted by Christopher Sergel – but it is running into spotty opposition elsewhere.

Alleged cockfighting breeder farm raided

South Boston News South Boston News
Blue barrels for housing chickens stand on the property where law enforcement officials contend a breeding and training operation for cockfighting was being run. Tuesday, police seized 52 chickens, 19 of them males and the rest breeders on land in sight of Cluster Springs Elementary School.
Halifax County officials have raided what they say was a breeding and training operation for cockfighting – across U.S. 501 from Cluster Springs Elementary School. Chief Animal Warden Todd Moser said he believes it is the first indication of cockfighting interest in Halifax County in recent times.

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