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Halifax supervisors tee up school borrowing of $135 million, employee pay raises

Halifax County is poised to borrow $105 million to build a new high school with an additional $25 million set aside for elementary school upgrades — the recommendation of the…

Tuck Airport gets $790,000 from infrastructure bill

$1.2 trillion package delivers $400 million for Virginia’s airports; South Boston, Mecklenburg-Brunswick airports win funding.

In memory of Jordan


Grapplers fall in tri meet

Lack of numbers, forfeits hurt Comet wrestlers in opening match





Colleges> Southside Virginia Community College

SVCC names new president

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Dr. Alfred A. Roberts
Dr. Alfred A. Roberts, of Emporia, has been named the new president of Southside Virginia Community College, taking over for retiring president Dr. John Cavan.

Longwood, SVCC classes now at Lake Country Enrichment Complex

Longwood University and Southside Virginia Community College are now offering courses through the Lake Country Distance Education Center in Clarksville. Starting Aug. 29, students enrolled at either SVCC or Longwood University can pursue a degree without leaving Clarksville.

SVCC agribusiness program produces its first graduate

Southside Virginia Community College’s agribusiness program filled what had been a void in college-level agricultural education for residents of Southside Virginia.

SVCC to offer Fuel Smart Fridays to help with transportation costs

The college offers a plan where students can take classes on a fulltime basis and only travel to campus one day a week — Friday.

SVCC alumnus to serve as graduation speaker

The commencement speaker for Southside Virginia Community College’s Class of 2012 event to be held May 12 in Alberta at 9:30 a.m. is, himself, an SVCC graduate.

Crowder to speak on agriculture, trade at SVCC

Richard T. Crowder, a native of Mecklenburg County and currently a professor of international trade in Virginia Tech’s Agricultural and Applied Economics Department, will speak on Agriculture and Globalization on Monday, April 2 at the Christanna Campus in Alberta.

New business, industry career readiness training at SVCC

Southside Virginia Community College will offer a new fast track training program at various locations this spring to prepare individuals for careers in business and industry. Completers will earn a career studies certificate in Business and Industry Career Readiness which includes 16 college credits on these topics: First Aid/CPR, basic computer skills, OSHA 10 hour in general industry, teambuilding, resume writing, interview skills, workplace ethics, industrial measurements, computer integrated manufacturing, and forklift training (or technical elective). Participants will attend this fast track training program full time for a short eight weeks beginning Feb. 6.

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