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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





Halifax South Boston

Lawyer: VIR litigation not going forward, both parties working toward ‘fruitful relationship’

Lawyer says VIR litigation not going forward; VIR had asserted AMA wouldn’t return phone calls

FIRST PERSON/OPINION: How Greed And Sloth Killed The AMA Pro Event At VIR

Greed and sloth—or maybe greed and ignorance—killed the 2011 AMA Pro event at VIR.


South Boston News
Staunton River State Park Manager Josh Ellington, left, is honored by State Sen. Bill Stanley, center, and Del. James Edmunds with a copy of the senate joint resolution commending his bravery and action when an E2 tornado ravaged the park on April 16. A brief awards presentation was made Wednesday at the park, near Scottsburg.
Ellington hailed as hero for tornado response

White: Likely to seek death penalty for Rice murder

Autopsy: 84-year-old woman died from blows to head

Halifax balks at Speece reappointment to HCSA

Halifax Town Council on Tuesday evening tabled a vote to reappoint Coleman Speece to the Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA), a statement that the town wants no elected officials to serve on the Authority.

Parents raise concerns on Halifax County school program cancellation

Halifax County school trustees on Monday night fielded questions and concerns from seven parents or grandparents of special needs students. The family members spoke out against cancellation of Therapeutic Day Treatment services, provided by Family Preservation Services during the instructional day. The program is cancelled for the coming school year.

Stanley raps uranium, road cost shifting

South Boston News
State Sen. Bill Stanley
For a politician whom local Republicans have privately criticized for being too open to uranium mining, State Sen. Bill Stanley sounded pretty unequivocal in Halifax County on Wednesday.

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