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Move over, Mississippi: cotton crop takes root in Southside Virginia

Compared to Southside Virginia’s big cash crop in tobacco, King Cotton is, well, kind of puny.

Stolen guns found at Clarksville area home

Clarksville Council mulls response to feral cats amid rabies reports

In light of the Clarksville’s recent rabies scare, members of the Town Council again discussed what to do, if anything, with the people who feed the feral cat populations around…

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Owen commits to continue softball playing career at Averett University


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Taylor named new principal at Chase City

Fred Taylor, who has served as assistant principal at Chase City Elementary School for the past several years, has been named the school’s new principal. His promotion came during last Wednesday’s meeting of the Mecklenburg County School Board.

Williams retiring at Clarksville Chamber

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Linda Williams
Linda Williams, director of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, announced her retirement to the chamber board, effective July 31. Williams, who has been with the chamber for eight years, expressed a desire to take some time to enjoy life on the lake, according to Mike Rowe, chairman of the chamber’s personnel committee.

Trailer park stabbing investigated

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department is reporting a stabbing which took place on Friday, June 3, in Newton’s Trailer Park in Buffalo Junction.

Southside Regional Public Service Authority responds to Shearin judgement

The judgment awarded in favor of Shearin Construction, Inc. (“Shearin”) against the Southside Regional Public Service Authority (“SRPSA”) on June 9, is a small fraction of the amount that Shearin sought during the project in the form of a change order, and a small fraction of the amount for which Shearin originally sued the SRPSA in 2007.

State parks host 75th birthday festivities

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Fireworks and cake this Saturday at Staunton River State Park

Bluestone, Park View graduates pour out into world

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Four students with the top grade point averages at their respective schools spoke at commercement services Saturday for the graduating class of 2011 at Bluestone and Park View High Schools. At Bluestone (top), Christian Bowlin (left) was named valedictorian and Kimberly Pittard (right) spoke as school salutatorian. Park View had co-valedictorians: Sarah Bailey (left) and Bianca Rogers (right). David Conner II, photographer for the Mecklenburg Sun's sister newspaper, the South Boston News&Record, and a Mecklenburg County native, has made available on his Facebook page photos of all the graduates receiving their diplomas. Conner's eldest son graduated last Saturday from Halifax County High School and this is his gift to the local graduates. All he asks, is if you like the photos, please consider making a small donation in honor of his wife Elizabeth Conner, to your local Cancer association. (David Conner II photos)

Bluestone's graduates
Park View's graduates
Bluestone High School graduated 198 students and Park View High School graduated 182 students this past Saturday – all members of the class of 2011.

Counties,  Shearin go to court in landfill fight

Combatants in a lawsuit over construction overruns at the Butchers Creek landfill met Monday in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court for a civil trial that could last all week.

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