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Summertime marks return of Prizery musical theatre

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Annie opens Thursday

South Boston News
“ANNIE” OPENS THURSDAY – Olivia Noblin, left, and Gracie Berneche, both of Scottsburg, apply makeup in the dressing room before donning their iconic curly red wigs. They alternate performances of “Annie,” which opens Thursday evening at The Prizery arts center. “Annie” runs the evenings of July 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, Aug. 4, 5, 6, 7 with discounted 2 p.m. matinees on July 24, 28, Aug. 4, 7. Discounts are available for seniors and youth. Tickets: (434) 572-8339 and http://www.prizery.com. (Photo courtesy David Conner II)
Finally! “Annie” opens Thursday night at The Prizery arts center.

FEDERAL WINDFALL: $15.4 MIL

South Boston News
BIGGEST GRANT IN 27 YEARS — Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) Executive Director Willie Jones on Tuesday afternoon inked a Letter of Conditions from USDA for a $15.4 million grant/loan for the upgrade of the Maple Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant. Standing behind Jones are Kimble Reynolds of 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello's office, Doug Bowman, chairman of the HCSA, Arthur Powers, of USDA's Rural Development, Mark Estes, Director of Operations for HCSA, Arnetta Roberts, HCSA's office manager, Joyce French, Executive Director of the Southside Planning District Commission, Megan French, project engineer and Gail Moody, Southside Planning District Commission community development planner. (SOMcL photo)
The Halifax County Service Authority has secured $15.4 million in federal funding to upgrade the Maple Avenue wastewater treatment plant, addressing a top priority of the HCSA and local economic development officials who say the infrastructure work is needed to attract new business and employers.

Missing man safe and sound

An 82 year old man who was reported missing on Tuesday has been located and is now home with his family following a search by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department.

Lost school positions outlined

The Halifax County School Board Monday heard Deputy School Superintendent Larry Clark report on personnel changes at the local schools.

Confroy elected Halifax vice-mayor

Halifax Town Council on Tuesday evening elected Bill Confroy to serve as the Town’s vice mayor for the next two years. The choice of Confroy came after fellow councilman Jack Dunavant suggested that the office should be rotated among council members to give each an opportunity to serve.

Polk indicted for first degree murder

South Boston News
Quincey Polk
A Halifax County Circuit Court grand jury on Monday indicted 25 year old Quincey Polk with the first degree murder of his brother, Christopher Polk, 26.

Trustees seek info on efficiency study

The Halifax County School Board on Monday night voted to invite representatives of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) to an upcoming meeting to provide information on doing an efficiency study on the county schools.

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