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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

Aluminum stolen

Presto expanding, adding jobs at Halifax County facility

Presto Products Company, a manufacturer of plastic film and bags will invest $6 million to expand its operation in Halifax County. The company will add five new manufacturing lines, creating 22 new jobs.

Halifax Council splits over budget

South Boston News
HONORING A RETIRING MEMBER — Councilman Tommy Reagan, who has served on Halifax Town Council for the past three years and earlier on the Town’s Planning Commission, was presented with a framed certificate of appreciation by Mayor Dick Moore and was joined by Councilmen Holt Evans, Tom Brown, Jack Dunavant and Bill Confroy and Town Manager Carl Espy.
Approval comes on 3-2 vote, but police cutback draws rebuke

GED recipients honored at ceremony

South Boston News
More than 50 people received their GEDs during a ceremony on Sunday afternoon at Halifax County High School. They are: Jonathan Adams, Candice Aguilar, Bobbi Balducci Allen, *Danielle Beauregard, *Jason Bowen, Ronnie Boyd, Keisha Brown, Steven Brown, Darian Chandler, Darva Cheek, Kim Chisholm, Kristin Correll, Tajmon Dailey, *Jesse Davis, Cheryl Edmonds, *James Nathaniel Francis Jr., Aaron Gentry, *Syndi Jo Gravel, Marvin Keith Guthrie, Jessica Harris, *Heather Haas, Cynthia Holcomb, **Vicki Lynn Johnson, James Alex Jones, Elizabeth Kinker, Alan Joseph Lee, Jacob Lynch, Cecil Martin, Roy Lee McCormick Sr., Fatema Mitchell, Cassandra Ann Morton, Edna Osborne, Samantha Osborne, *Michelle Pancoast, Anthony Polk, Ronald Poole, *Coty Elijah Putnam, Martha Reed, *Bradley Thomas Scott, Davy Shelton, Jamie Shepard, Mary Smith, Keisha Spencer, Keith Spencer Jr., Willie Stovall Jr., Donte’ Stuckey, Ronald Clayton Taylor, Deanta O. Tucker, Eric Lamont Tucker, Jeannette Marie Tucker, April Wall, Willie Williams, Jasmine Renee Wilson, Sarah Womack, Gary Woosley, **Harry Phillip Womack. * denotes outsanding academic achievement
** denotes exceptional academic achievement

Three generations walk down aisle together with their GEDs

South Boston News
Anthony Polk, center, walked down the aisle to receive his GED on Sunday, as did his mother, Jeannette Tucker, left, and grandmother, Martha Reed.
Grandmother Martha Reed, mother Jeanette Tucker and son Anthony Polk all received their GEDs on Sunday afternoon at a ceremony at Halifax County High School.

Halifax County School Trustees reverse course, keep W-C

Early learning programs will be put back once upgrades are done

Retiring Halifax County school employees recognized

South Boston News
Retiring from the Halifax County school system this year are Alice M. Britton, Brenda C. Conner, Mary B. Eanes, Joseph L. Griles, Dianne G. Holmes, Randy E. Hoskins, Rose M. Hughes, Garland B. Liggon, Betty C. Miles, Vickie T. Poole, Brenda H. Scott, Wanda T. Talbott and Nancy E. Williamson. Not pictured at a Monday night banquet honoring the retirees are Joseph H. Boutwell, Kathy B. Campbell, C. Bedford Clements, Jean D. Francisco, Dolores M. Goodnight, Susan B. Leonard, Robert A. Noss, Ronnie G. Owen, Sr., Lenzy L. Terry, Sr., Shirley S. Thomas, Brenda W. Webster and Faye A. Wilbourne. (SOMcL photo)
Halifax County School trustees on Monday night honored 25 retiring employees of the Halifax County Public School division with a banquet held at Halifax County Middle School cafeteria. Each retiree was presented with a token of the board’s appreciation.

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