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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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South Boston police department awarded $55,604 grant

SoVaNow.com / December 19, 2013
The South Boston Police Department has received a $55,604 grant to purchase mobile radios. According to Capt. B.K. Lovelace, the radios will update technology at the dispatch center and in patrol vehicles, to make it possible for dispatchers and other officers to see the unit number of any officer talking on the radio system.

The grant also will help to pay for communications equipment at a location within the town limits which would correct a communications issue with officers unable to communicate with each other or dispatch when they enter the hospital building.

The money is part of $115 million that the Virgnia Attorney General’s office received in criminal asset forfeiture funds from the 2012 Abbott Labs fraud settlement. The Virginia office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit was the lead investigator in the case, which produced a $1.5 billion settlement, the second largest Medicaid fraud settlement in U.S. history.

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