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South Boston police reports arrests

No injuries in crash

Two dead as plane goes down at Virginia International Raceway; victims identified (UPDATE)

Virginia State Police have confirmed the identities of two persons who died Friday in a plane crash at Virginia International Raceway in Alton. The dead are Jon Couch, 46, the…

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Comet volleyball girls sweep Patrick County

Comet jayvees also defeat PC in three sets

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Mecklenburg County supervisors propose $69.7 mil budget

Mecklenburg supervisors on Monday agreed to advertise a budget for the new fiscal year that includes a 2 cent property tax increase, funding for new school construction and one new position in the Sheriff’s Office to assist with courtroom security.

Two jails for the price of .... none?

Local taxpayers won’t have to ante up more money with Mecklenburg County’s transition to a regional jail system — at least not yet.

New Mecklenburg County election districts proposed

South Boston News
Mecklenburg County supervisors voted Monday to schedule a May 26 public hearing on nine new election districts, drawn up to equalize the population of each district in the wake of the 2010 census. The proposed districts for supervisors and School Board elections would tweak existing boundaries, leaving some voters with new local representatives. The biggest change occurs in ED#6, represented by supervisor Bill Blalock and school trustee Debra Smiley; the new district gained around 1,500 residents under the new census with the reassignment of Camp 4. The proposed plan also slightly strengthens Mecklenburg’s three existing minority-majority districts, giving them a higher ratio of African-American voters. The May 26 public hearing will be held in the Goode Bank Building located at 350 Washington Street, Boydton starting at 7 p.m. A full description of each boundary line and polling place location is contained in the proposed redistricting ordinance with the accompanying census data. A copy of the proposed ordinance and exhibits, including the proposed election district map are on file and available for inspection in the Office of the County Administrator in Boydton. For further information, contact the Office of the County Administrator at (434) 738-6191.

Solemn note during Clarksville Relay

South Boston News
In a circle of purple luminaria, Jerry Olson with daughter Chris Magnotti lit a white luminaria commemorating the life of Paula Olson on Friday evening at the Clarksville Relay for Life. Olson, who chaired the event for three years, died March 25. Cancer survivors and caregivers walked the first laps around the ball field at Robbins Park, followed by fundraising teams and a memorial lap for Paula. Lisa Andrews and Peter Janson emceed the event, which included music by harmonica player Alton Bell, the Carter Music & Art School Praise Band, and the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Junior Choir. (Alta LeCompte photo)

Chase City budget holds line on taxes, raises fees

Chase City Town Council has set a public hearing for its regular monthly meeting on June 6 at 5:30 p.m. on the proposed 2011-2012 budget which has been presented to the Mayor and to Council members during individual budget meetings.

Jazz by the Lake returns to Occoneechee

South Boston News
The seventh annual Jazz by the Lake music festival was held Saturday at Occoneechee State Park near Clarksville. (Alta LeCompte photo)

Clarksville holds Big Lake Country Flea Market

South Boston News
The Clarksville Big Lake Flea Market was held Saturday on the streets of Clarksville. Hundreds came downtown to find bargains among the many offerings. (Alta LeCompte photo)

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