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South Boston seeks input on botanical garden plan

South Boston Town Council will host a public hearing tonight at 7 p.m. on a proposed agreement with the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens and Environmental Education Center to develop a botanical garden at Cotton Mill Park.

Town offices set schedule for Veterans Day Thursday

Town of South Boston offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

Veterans Day Parade held in South Boston

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World War II veteran William R. Snead led the Saturday Veterans Day Parade through the streets of Downtown South Boston. (David Conner II photos)

Thompson resigns Council seat after taking N.C. post

South Boston Council members, meeting for their monthly committee session, learned of the formal announcement that fellow Council member Sandra Thompson is resigning her position. In a letter dated Oct. 18, Thompson informed Mayor Carroll Thackston of her decision, which she attributes to the fact that she has accepted a position in North Carolina and will be living there during the week.

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Novel donation

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Halifax County Little Theatre donated twenty hardback copies of the 50th anniversary edition of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird to the Halifax County - South Boston Regional Library System. The books were secured by Little Theatre board member and assistant director Courtney Griffin from the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar. Little Theatre's dramatic production of the classic opens on Thursday, Nov. 18, and runs for two weekends at The Prizery. In conjunction with the production, Halifax County Little Theatre and the local branch of the NAACP will be hosting a forum on race relations tonight at 7 p.m. at The Prizery called Reaching Out, Coming Together. The public is invited to attend as a panel of six will discuss the racial climate in the novel as well as in our own community. Moderated by Nick Long, the forum will open the floor to questions from the audience at the end of the evening. From left, director Michael Freshour, acting director of the library system Helen Deslauriers, library workers Becky Ball, Tonya Chandler, and Ratia Kirby, and Halifax County Little Theatre president Sandy Slayton. These extra novels will ensure plenty of copies for the public to read before the production next month.

South Boston Christmas Parade Dec. 4

The South Boston Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.

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