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Powell’s Creek Farm solar addresses neighbors’ concerns

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Alleged investment scam results in arrest

Tate named P-B Art Gallery manager

South Boston News
J.B.TATE HAS BEEN NAMED MANAGER OF THE PARSONS-BRUCE ART GALLERY - Handing over the keys to the gallery’s new manager are Parsons-Bruce Art Association’s co-presidents Pat Burgess, left, and Peggy Crews. The community is invited to meet Tate at the July 15 Third Thursday event where the featured artist is Betty Blount. Gallery hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 1-5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 1-8 p.m. A reception honoring this month’s featured artist will be held this Thursday from 4-8 p.m.
J.B.Tate has been named manager of the Parsons-Bruce Art Gallery located on Main Street in South Boston.

Blood drive Monday, Tuesday

South Boston News
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at American Legiona Post 8 on Monday, July 12, from 2-7 p.m. J. M. Huber, Inc. will sponsor the Luau themed Blood drive, with the canteen serving donors grilled hot dogs and hamburgers. Aiming for a goal of 50 units, donors will also be treated to a Virginia Lottery t-shirt and flipflops! On Tuesday, Virginia Lottery and the Bethel Community Ruritan Club will co-sponsor the blood drive set up at the Mary Bethune Gym in Halifax from noon-6 p.m. Donors will again have the Luau theme canteen with grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, t-shirts and flipflops and VA Lottery will have the Prize Wheel for donors to take a spin for additional prizes and tickets! The goal for Tuesday is also 50 units and the Bethel Ruritans and Virginia Lottery representatives pictured above are busy planning gifts and the menu for a Luau-good time. From left, George Crump, Bethel Ruritan, Stacey Tingen and Ken Buckley, Virginia Lottery and Harold Throckmorton and Mike Conner, Bethel Ruritan Club. Make your day count: donate the gift of life here locally, today and Tuesday.

Scottsburg recaps the Fourth of July

The estimated 8,000 people who attended Scottsburg’s 29th annual Fourth of July celebration last Saturday consumed 1,300 hot dogs, 175 pounds of hamburger, 600 pounds of French fries, 275 pounds of barbeque, 225 pounds of chicken, 80 gallons of Brunswick stew. 130 cases of drinks and 400 cups of lemonade.

Identity of fire victim not yet known

The body of the victim in a Tuesday afternoon mobile home fire was burned beyond recognition, according to Major Thomas Logan of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department. Logan said yesterday the body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond for help in identifying the victim.


South Boston News
BRING ON THE WATER — With temperatures soaring into the high 90s and higher this week, and with no rain in sight, local tobacco farmer Mike Farson was busy irrigating his tobacco field in the Vernon Hill community on Tuesday. (TLC photo)
Halifax County officials issued a county wide burning ban late Tuesday afternoon which became effective immediately.

Banister Shores water project given go-ahead

The Banister Shores Waterline Project is set to get under way after residents of the Halifax-area subdivision returned a sufficient number of positive responses to the project in Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) surveys.

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