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Shooting Stars 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run Saturday

South Boston News
ON THEIR MARKS: THIS SATURDAY — The Shooting Stars 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run is set for this Saturday morning, April 24, at South Boston Elementary School. Registration forms are available at the school. Adult entry fee is $15 prior to the day of the race; $20 the morning of the race. Children (ages 12 and under) in the 1-Miler register for $5. The 1-Miler kicks off promptly at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K to follow. In addition to the overall winners, awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in 10 age divisions. Fun Run participants will receive a medal and a T-shirt. All children will be entered into drawings for prizes such as a RipStik and Wal-Mart gift cards. Getting on their marks are South Boston students and parents, front, left to right, Ella Morrison, Henry Morrison and Allen Johnson; on the back are Jeni Binner, Emilia Bitar, Jamey Binner, Ford Morrison, Harvey Johnson, Barbara Edgar and Ryn Morrison. Walkers are welcome. For more information, contact chairwoman Ryn Morrison at 575-4017.

Tobacco Commission trims county’s request for Riverstone funding request

Halifax County’s request for $2.25 million to upgrade electrical capacity at Riverstone Technology Park was knocked down a few pegs by a Virginia Tobacco Commission panel on Thursday.

Boards hold joint meeting, consider potential water deal

Members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors will be meeting with members of South Boston and Halifax Town Councils this afternoon beginning at 6 p.m.

‘Earth Day Extravaganza’ planned

The Town of Halifax, the Halifax County Improvement Council, the Convergence Art Guild and the Southside Virginia Master Gardeners Association will host the first-ever annual “Halifax Earth Day Extravaganza” at the Halifax Farmers Market in historic Halifax on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Supes look to take final step on AFDs

Halifax County Supervisors are expected to approve the ordinance creating agricultural forestal districts in Halifax County when they meet this evening following their joint session with town council members.

HCHS National Honor Society inducts new members

South Boston News
The Halifax County High School National Honor Society inducted its new members Wednesday evening at a special program at the school. New members include, Amy Aherron, Lewis Ashworth, Amanda Bailey, Casey Bartee, Ariel Brooks, Melyse Brown, Deandrea Clark, Lesley Cole, Travis Collier, Thomas Conner, Walter Conner, Thomas Daniel, Kimberly Farmer, Zakary Ford, Sandi Francis, Hunter Fulcher, Brandon Garner, Eric Glass, Katelyn Guthrie, Alissa Hailey, Dalyn Hall, Kelly Hudson, Caleigh Hughes, Jordan Keck, Elizabeth Leggett, Nelson Leon, Ian Lott, Emily Marshall, Deion Muse, Siddharth Patel, RaNeka Scott, Tiara Scott, Rebekah Slabach, Alexandra Smithnosky, Nathanael Stanger, Summer Stephens, Stuart Sutphin, Brea Terry, Jillian Trickey,Dionne Tucker, Sarah Wallace, Heather Whitlow and Stormi Woltz. (DavidConner II photo)

Dixie Youth supporters pack Halifax Council

South Boston News
More than 50 supporters of the Halifax Dixie Youth league were on hand Tuesday for the Halifax Council meeting to voice their support of the league remaining at the Halifax Elementary School facility.
More than 50 parents, coaches, supporters and young players packed Halifax Town Hall on Tuesday night, seeking to convince members of Halifax Town Council to relent on their stance that Dixie Youth ball players could not use the ballfield at Halifax Elementary School after the completion of the 2010 Dixie Youth season.

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