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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…


SBS to race under the lights

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





Speece named South Boston Vice Mayor / December 12, 2013
South Boston Town Council on Monday evening named Councilman Coleman Speece to serve as the Town’s Vice Mayor, a position that Ed Owens held prior to moving up to the Mayor’s post following the death of Mayor Carroll Thackston.

With Owens election as Mayor, the Town now has a vacancy on the governing body and Council members set a special meeting for Monday, December 16 to interview candidates to fill the vacancy.

The successful candidate will serve six months until June 30, 2014 which is the date that Owens original term will expire.

The interviews will be conducted in closed session with a possible announcement following the interviews on Monday.

In other business last Monday Council members received a report from its Board of Viewers recommending that the 15 foot by 391 foot section of the unopened Oakes Street situated north of Estes Road be closed and the property transferred to the Halifax County Service Authority which will in turn trade it to the Town for property on Tabernacle Trail which the HCSA may want to place a water tower
to serve the northern end of the Urban Planning Area.

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