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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





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Schedule of activities announced for Clarksville water symposium

Officials have released the schedule of events for a one-day symposium in Clarksville on Aug. 19, organized to provide citizens and public officials throughout the Roanoke River Basin the opportunity to learn more about why the Kerr Reservoir is managed the way it is, how requests for future water allocations will be processed, and what is being done to ensure that its multiple benefits are sustainable.

Legislation signed to benefit electric cooperatives

South Boston News
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signs legislation that will allow Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and other Virginia cooperatives to offer their members additional options for bill payment and purchasing green energy. With McDonnell are, from left, seated, Larry C. Howdyshell, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative; McDonnell; and Jackson E. Reasor Jr., Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. Standing, Kent Farmer, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative; John Lee, President and CEO, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative; Franklin Harris, Southside Electric Cooperative and Gil Jaramillo, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative.
House Bill 88 authorizes Virginia’s electric cooperatives to offer their members the choice of pre-paying for electric service. House Bill 92 allows the co-ops to offer 100 percent green power in the form of renewable energy certificates (RECs) for those members who wish to purchase them.

Safe Haven

South Boston News
A raised roof and overhead windows add visual space and design interest to the 288-square foot MedCottage prototype that its inventor, Kenneth J. Dupin, inspects at Cardinal Homes in Wylliesburg. (Alta LeCompte photos)
Cardinal Homes, minister team up to develop cottage for seniors, disabled

South Hill Methodist decision revisited

The highest court of the United Methodist Church in October will revisit a 2005 decision upholding the authority of a former South Hill pastor to bar an openly gay man from joining the church.

IDA takes over idle Harden building

The Mecklenburg County IDA has completed the purchase of the former Harden Manufacturing building in the Airport Industrial Park, La Crosse, and plans to renovate and market the facility as soon as possible.

MCPS hires two new administrators

The Mecklenburg County School Board at a special meeting last Wednesday hired two new administrators.

New director for Southside Community Services Board

Southside Community Services Board has a new executive director, Donald A. Burge, who comes to the job from a private consulting firm in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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