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South Boston police make few arrests this weekend

Conner receives leadership award from electric cooperatives

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Robert W. Conner, back row, second from left, is awarded the Electric Cooperative Leadership Award. With him are, from left, back row, his daughter, Katherine Lusk; Conner; his son David; his son Dick;  and John Lee, president and CEO of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative. Front row, Conner’s wife Lucy; grandson West and granddaughter Emory, both children of Dick Conner.
Robert W. (Bobby) Conner has been honored by the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) with the 2013 Electric Cooperative Leadership Award.

Plans under way for annual HCCA Walk of Hope

Plans for the ninth annual Halifax County Cancer Associations (HCCA) Walk for Hope are under way, and it’s not too late to sponsor this year’s event or to be a part of the event to be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Halifax County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tractor trailer wreck spills fuel

South Boston News
Emergency personnel responded Wednesday to a report of an overturned tractor trailer on U.S 58 in Leggett’s Bottom. The cargo truck carrying paper products, operated by Werner Enterprises, spilled approximately 60 gallons of diesel fuel when it was overturned near the Dan River crossing in the eastbound lane of Philpott Road. One eastbound lane was closed during the response for approximately four hours. Numerous emergency personnel responded to the scene including Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Transportation, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, and Halifax County Emergency Services. Firefighters were able to contain the fuel spill and prevent further environmental contamination. A driver and passenger of the truck were both transported to Halifax Regional Hospital for minor injuries. Environmental Restoration Services from Raleigh, NC, contracted by Werner Enterprises, responded to the scene late yesterday evening to perform removal of the spilled fuel and contaminated soil. The contractors are expected back in the coming days to complete the environmental restoration.

A lower profile, but lots of TOBACCO

South Boston News
After heavy rains, a bigger crop awaits buyers, but questions remain on quality

Verdict on chickpeas: the crows love ‘em

South Boston News
James Brown in his chickpea field
The results of Halifax County’s experiment in chickpea production are pending, but local grower James Brown has learned at least one thing: as much as people may say they like the taste of chickpeas, crows seem to like it even more.

Scottsburg festival back on Saturday

After Fourth of July washout, firefighters try again

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