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Hospital sets construction start Oct. 3

Groundbreaking for 70-bed VCU-CMH
facility slated at 73-acre building site

Clarksville gets more time for Cove Project

Auctioneer recalls tobacco’s heydey

Back when tobacco, the “golden leaf” of Virginia was a celebrated crop, and tobacco auctions were a festive occasion, no one was more celebrated than the market auctioneer.


Comets: Low-key, but ambitious

Coach, team will leave the talking for the field





Halifax South Boston

Drivers escape harm in crash

Halifax County dental clinic on track for fall 2012

Halifax Regional Health Systems continues to target fall 2012 for the opening of a dental clinic serving low- and moderate-income patients despite not getting approval from the Virginia Tobacco Commission for $400,000 to purchase equipment and furnishings.

Halifax County call center gets boost

Halifax County’s hopes of landing a 150-employee customer call center at Riverstone Technology Park got a boost this week with preliminary approval of a $500,000 grant to prepare space for the unnamed tenant.

State Police search Halifax County sheriff’s office, vehicle

South Boston News
Special agent: No indication funds were used for official business

Pushing social media

South Boston News
Lisa Kipps-Brown and her son, Glenn Brown, standing, of Glerin Business Resources in Halifax, led a workshop Tuesday night introducing businesspeople to ways new social media can help them or their businesses. Discussed were Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and others. The session is the first in what the sponsors hope will be a monthly series on employing social media. Sponsors were the Industrial Development Authority, the Chamber, the Tourism Department and Glerin. The event was free, and no money was spent by the sponsoring groups.

A SIGN of respect

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Top, friend Robyn Martin signs the billboard honoring the late Adam Hammock, a popular teenager killed in a traffic crash earlier this fall. A fund has been established for the family. Contributions may be made at BB&T Bank or at Halifax Insurance in Centerville, across from Walgreens. Above, standing with the billboard are, from left, Adam Hammock’s parents, Ronnie and Hope Hammock; his girlfriend, Mallory Shealy; Dean Jones, who is donating billboard space in Riverdale, and friends Blake Jones and Robyn Martin.
Billboard, fund memorialize Adam Hammock

Making noise at VIR

Commercial’s pyrotechnics go BOOM

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