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Budget needs spelled out for supervisors

A proposed budget prepared by county staff recommends an increase in the real estate tax rate this year by two cents, to 48 cents per $100 value.

Thornton eyes $3 mil increase in local funds

Superintendent asks supes for 30 percent boost in contribution

Farmer to be sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court


Season ending buzzer beater

Comets fall to Freedom on three-pointer with time running out






More child pornography charges filed against Mecklenburg County man

South Boston News
Steven Bruce Buchanan
For the second time in less than six months, Steven Bruce Buchanan, a registered sex offender, has been charged with possession of child pornography.

The boys (and girls) of summer

South Boston News
Youth baseball and softball teams around Mecklenburg County headed into Dixie Youth All-Star tournament action this week at several locations around the region. The South Hill Machine Pitch All-Stars (ages 6-8) competed in district tournament in Scottsburg, to the delight of players Nathan Smith (right) and Eqwanjamere Tisdale. The South Hill team finished in second in the event to host Scottsburg. Meantime, girls softball teams from Clarksville and South Hill converged on the Dinwiddie Sports Complex this week for District 1 action in four age groups. As of last night, one team — the Clarksville Belles All-Stars (ages 13-15) — remained in contention. (David Conner II photo)

Scottsburg wins Machine Pitch tournament

Trustees: Mecklenburg County just cost us $31,000

Mecklenburg County School Board members, frustrated with county administration and the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors, vented at length Monday on a new point of contention — the perceived unfairness of requiring the school division to pay tens of thousands of dollars for building permits and planning work that other branches of local governments have bypassed.

Clarksville raises lodging tax, water rates with budget

Clarksville Town Council voted to increase the lodging tax by one-half percent and hike water rates by 3.5 percent under the 2011-2012 annual budget adopted at its June 21 meeting. These increases are expected to generate additional revenues of $7,000 in the general operating fund and $27,000 in the water fund.

Mecklenburg County deputy totals police cruiser

Deputy Justin Steffey totaled a Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office cruiser when he hit a guardrail and bridge barrier 9:45 p.m. last Wednesday.

Horse lover recovering from stampede injuries

Three weeks after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a horse stampede, Nina Davis breathes in the country air and watches her herd of 18 mostly rescued horses run in the pasture.

Independent to make Senate run against Ruff

South Boston News
Gary Thomas
Political activist Gary Thomas of Gretna announced yesterday that he is running for the 15th District State Senate seat now held by Frank Ruff of Clarksville. Thomas said he is running as an independent although he has represented the Republican Party in Pittsylvania County in past local races.

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