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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

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‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ parade theme chosen / June 11, 2018
Organizers are already working to make the South Boston Christmas Parade bigger and better.

Destination Downtown South Boston has announced the theme for this year’s parade, which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. The theme this year is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Parade coordinator Sara Davis said, “We’ve gotten great feedback on this year’s theme, and we’ve heard a lot of creative ideas for floats and entries, so gear up your ‘Peanuts’ characters, it should be a great one! Prior interest is also loaded with some great float ideas for this theme.”

Davis says it’s never too soon to get started on designing parade entries. “Since the parade is becoming a destination parade, we like to come out with the theme early so you can have plenty of time to build your floats and we’re already starting to get phone calls from churches and non-profit organizations asking what the theme is!

“The parade itself has become a big operation and we’re fortunate to have the ongoing support of businesses and individual sponsors as well as volunteers from in and around the area who help make it all work.

“The parade brings the community together as a whole,” says Davis. “It’s that time of the year when everyone comes together to enjoy the holidays. It’s important for our community, to bring everyone downtown together.”

Anyone with questions about the parade or how to participate may call Davis at 434-575-4208 or download a parade application at

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