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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…

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Scottsburg finalizes plans for 4th of July

Scottsburg will roll out the food, fireworks and fun for America’s birthday as its Volunteer Fire Department hosts the 30th annual Fourth of July celebration, set Monday, July 4.

South Boston Council convenes tonight

South Boston Council is expected to approve a recommendation from the Planning Commission to permit Jane Rose to operate a counseling service in the old library building on Yancey Street. Initially, a neighbor objected, fearing dangerous clientele. Rose has said none of her patients has problems of that magnitude and that she cannot prescribe medicine.

Siding, wiring stripped from Virgilina trailer

Lawson House demolished

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Top, Barbara Johnston of South Boston has watched the process of dismantling the home where her husband, the late Dr. Lewis Johnston, grew up. She left with bricks – mementos for the grandchildren, she says. Above, An excavator took only an hour and 20 minutes to reduce this North Main Street mansion to a pile of wood and bricks on Friday morning.
It took a powerful excavator arm only about 80 minutes to lay waste to the 100-plus-year-old Lawson House on South Boston’s North Main Street on a bright Friday morning.

Halifax County Supervisors finalize 2012 budget on unanimous vote

Halifax County Supervisors on Monday evening approved a $86,216,400 county budget for 2011-2012 fiscal year on a 7-0 vote, with ED-3 Supervisor William I. Fitzgerald absent from the meeting. Board members also approved a resolution appropriating the money to support the annual budget.

She’s back! The Prizery’s bad* girl

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Photo of Elizabeth Telford courtesy Dianna Allen Portrait Design
*we tried to find dirt; we really did

Stapleton to retire as HCPS superintendent

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Paul Stapleton
The Tuesday morning announcement by Halifax County Superintendent of Schools Paul Stapleton that he will retire at the end of June 2012 caught school trustees by surprise. The School Board had scheduled a closed session on Monday to discuss extending the superintendent’s contract for another two years.

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