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Man sentenced to year in prison on drug count

Ten arrested, seven more sought in drug, firearms sweep

A long-term investigation has resulted in the arrest of 10 individuals in the Southside Virginia region on approximately 31 drug and firearm charges.

Victim identified in July 6 death in La Crosse

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has identified Jessica Stroud, 35, of Waynesboro as the victim in a July 6 death in La Crosse that police describe as suspicious.

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HCHS, HCMS sweep Eco-Meet

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Top, the Halifax County High School ecology team. Above, the team from Halifax County Middle School.
The 21th Annual Ecology Meet was held at the John H. Kerr Reservoir in Boydton, on April 21. The Halifax County Middle School and Halifax County High School teams placed first in the overall competition. Team members studied extensively and met weekly in preparation for the competition. Faculty advisors are Bedford Clements and Cassie Prevett (Halifax County Middle School), Andrea Lord and Ginger New (Halifax County High School).

Shooting Stars 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run Saturday

South Boston News
ON THEIR MARKS: THIS SATURDAY — The Shooting Stars 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run is set for this Saturday morning, April 24, at South Boston Elementary School. Registration forms are available at the school. Adult entry fee is $15 prior to the day of the race; $20 the morning of the race. Children (ages 12 and under) in the 1-Miler register for $5. The 1-Miler kicks off promptly at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K to follow. In addition to the overall winners, awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in 10 age divisions. Fun Run participants will receive a medal and a T-shirt. All children will be entered into drawings for prizes such as a RipStik and Wal-Mart gift cards. Getting on their marks are South Boston students and parents, front, left to right, Ella Morrison, Henry Morrison and Allen Johnson; on the back are Jeni Binner, Emilia Bitar, Jamey Binner, Ford Morrison, Harvey Johnson, Barbara Edgar and Ryn Morrison. Walkers are welcome. For more information, contact chairwoman Ryn Morrison at 575-4017.

HCHS National Honor Society inducts new members

South Boston News
The Halifax County High School National Honor Society inducted its new members Wednesday evening at a special program at the school. New members include, Amy Aherron, Lewis Ashworth, Amanda Bailey, Casey Bartee, Ariel Brooks, Melyse Brown, Deandrea Clark, Lesley Cole, Travis Collier, Thomas Conner, Walter Conner, Thomas Daniel, Kimberly Farmer, Zakary Ford, Sandi Francis, Hunter Fulcher, Brandon Garner, Eric Glass, Katelyn Guthrie, Alissa Hailey, Dalyn Hall, Kelly Hudson, Caleigh Hughes, Jordan Keck, Elizabeth Leggett, Nelson Leon, Ian Lott, Emily Marshall, Deion Muse, Siddharth Patel, RaNeka Scott, Tiara Scott, Rebekah Slabach, Alexandra Smithnosky, Nathanael Stanger, Summer Stephens, Stuart Sutphin, Brea Terry, Jillian Trickey,Dionne Tucker, Sarah Wallace, Heather Whitlow and Stormi Woltz. (DavidConner II photo)

Halifax County Trustees appoint committee to study possible efficiency study

Halifax County School trustees on Monday night voted unanimously to appoint a committee to study the feasibility of conducting an efficiency study of County schools. ED8 Trustee Joe Gasperini first requested that such a study be carried out, a request that was supported by ED6 Trustee Fay Satterfield, who said her constitents and members of the Board of Supervisors had asked her to consider such a move.

Trustees meet tonight

The Halifax County School Board will meet Monday for their regular monthly session in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex, will recognize winners of several competitions.

SVHEC formalizes partnership with international institution

South Boston News
From left, first row, Dr. Paul Winistorfer (Dean, VT College of Natural Resources), Marion Coy (GMIT President), Dr. Betty Adams (SVHEC executive director). Second row, Dr. Bob Bush (VT College of Natural Resources), Dr. Patrick Tobin (GMIT-Letterfrack), Michael Haddon (GMIT Student Services), Dr. Dermot O'Donovan (GMIT-Letterfrack)
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) has joined with the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Letterfrack, Ireland. While the SVHEC has been working informally with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) Letterfrack campus for over a year, the MOU formalizes that partnership and opens the door to future collaborations and student and faculty exchanges.

Business of Art & Design students take a bite out of the Big Apple

South Boston News
March 3-7 found a group of Digital Art &Design and Product Design &Development high school dual enrollment and community college students taking a bite out of the Big Apple. The purpose of the trip was to study design, art, and creative careers. During their stay in New York City, students met with leaders in the design industry and toured several prestigious design focused institutions. In addition, students were placed into small teams to document the trip using audio, video, and photo techniques. “Everything we did was with an eye towards design,” said Business of Art & Design Coordinator Ben Capozzi.

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