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Supes have four hearings on tap

Halifax County Supervisors, meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex after taking the month of July off. Supervisors have four public hearings on their agenda.

Minor injuries reported in crash

South Boston News
On Saturday, July 31 at 10 a.m. Halifax Police Lt. D. D. Irby responded to 5155 Halifax Road to investigate a single motor vehicle accident. According to Irby's report, 26 year old Jonathan Heim of South Boston was traveling south on Halifax Road when his 1999 Ford Contour veered to the right. Heim overcorrected, steering across the passing lane, into the grass median and striking a cement culvert before overturning and coming to rest in the crossover. Heim received minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital by emergency services personnel. Irby estimated damages to the vehicle at $3000 and charged Heim with failure to maintain proper control of his motor vehicle.

Break-ins reported

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Department continues to receive reports of illegal entries. Late last week Michael Fowlkes of 4133 Cluster Springs Road, Alton, reported to Deputy Tyler Clarke that someone stole his red TroyBilt push lawnmower off his porch sometime during the day,Thursday, July 29.

Bloodmobile schedules four visits this week

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Top, Nancy Hazelwood, a multi-gallon blood donor and a member of a whole family of blood donors of South Boston chats with Red Cross staff while waiting her turn to donate at the last bloodmobile. Above, Ken Buckley of South Boston, a regular blood donor and employee of VA Lottery and Sponsor, talks over the successful volunteer efforts of the last bloodmobile with his co-worker/bloodmobile volunteer during the last visit of the Bloodmobile in Halifax. The two-day set up of bloodmobiles in July collected 114 units and brought in 16 first time donors. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in the area for four collections this week. The bloodmobile will be at American Legion Post 8 on Monday from 1-7 p.m. and then on Tuesday at the Mary Bethune Gym from noon-6 p.m. The bloodmobile will then move to Antioch Baptist Church in Red Oak, Charlotte County on Thursday from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and finally on Saturday it will be at Winns Creek Baptist Church from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All donors will receive a pair of flip-flops and there will be homemade cake, punch and balloons in the canteen.

‘Annie’ enters final week

South Boston News
“ANNIE” ENTERS FINAL BIG WEEK! – Gracie Berneche, 8, daughter of Ben and Jonci Berneche of Scottsburg, is one of two local girls starring in “Annie” at The Prizery arts center opposite the professionals. (The other is Olivia Noblin, also of Scottsburg, daughter of Stanley and Emily Noblin.) The beloved musical about the spunky little redhead and her orphan pals enters its final week with 2 p.m. shows Wednesday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. shows Wednesday through Saturday. The Prizery receives support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. For tickets: (434) 572-8339 or http://www.prizery.com. Photo courtesy Dianna Allen Portrait Design.

Historical Society seeks historically unique structures

South Boston News
Halifax County, formed in 1752 from Lunenburg County, contains a remarkable history rich in architecture and in tradition. From the Staunton River on the north to the North Carolina line on the south, Halifax County as much to offer its community. Its tobacco heritage, textile mills, churches, and schools helped shape the area. Several historic districts are now a part of the county with others seeking the same recognition.

House bill would provide $750,000 for Washington Coleman project

The bill includes $750,000 for the Town of South Boston to build phases I and II of the Washington-Coleman Community Center. The project will convert the historic Washington-Coleman Elementary School into a new multi-use community center and education center for low to moderate income pre-kindergarten children in the Central Halifax County area.

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