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Jobless rate ticks up to 7.1 percent

More people find work during month of May, but swelling labor force outpaces gains

Halifax police gain lifesaving devices

Village Association merchants donate funds for squad car defibrillators


Errors doom Post 8

Locals fall to 7-2 with Martinsville defeat






South Boston: Not in our back yard

South Boston Town Council unanimously backed a resolution urging the state to keep its 30-year ban on uranium mining.

Winter fire safety tips

According to the U. S. Fire Administration more than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks associated with these heating sources. In 2006, Virginia experienced 904 chimney or flue-related fires resulting in $163,106 in property losses.

GAP certification training coming to Halifax this winter

Halifax County Ag Development Director, Leah Brown has been working with members from Virginia Cooperative Extension to plan a GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Certification training to be held in Halifax County.

Verdict: Guilty of murder

South Boston News
Connie Gayle Ferguson Wynn (seated second from right, next to attorney Brendan Dunning) and Debra Kaye Scribner (left) were both convicted last week of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and a firearms charge. Standing is Scribner’s lawyer, Elmer Woodard. The teenage triggerman, Dylan Wynn, Mrs. Wynn's son and Scribner's grandson, is expected to serve no more than five years in a juvenile facility. (David Conner II photo)
A nine-man, three-woman jury recommended decades in prison for a wife and her mother for their roles in killing the woman’s sleeping husband, Eric Wynn, and dumping his body down a deep well in the wee hours of April 11.

Get your trick or-treating done tonight from 6-9

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Police respond to Facebook chatter on school shooting

The South Boston Police Department and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office dispatched extra officers to Halifax County High School on Friday after receiving reports of Facebook comments that warned of a possible shooting at the school.

Job fair starts today for firm looking to hire to up 150 people

Large utility company eyes Halifax as potential location for call center

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