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Halifax shuffles roles with police department

Donation boosts bid for search and rescue team

Two members of the local TAC K9 Search and Rescue team received a donation this week from Dean Jones of Halifax Insurance Agency to help defray the costs of forming…

South Boston approves request for funding

South Boston Town Council on Tuesday evening approved a recommendation from its Finance Committee to apply for $1.3 million in VDOT Revenue Sharing funds which will allow the town to…

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Coleman Starnes, coaching legend, dies at age 75

Frank Coleman Starnes, the most successful high school varsity football coach in Comet history, passed away Wednesday at the age of 65.

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A day of autumn fun by the lake

Absolute auction, paws on parade, games, crafts, food and more is in store in Clarksville

Celebrity Cook-Off, Oktoberfest Beer Garden kick off the fun in Clarksville

Clarksville’s Harvest Days festival is this weekend, and the good times kick off Friday with two events you won’t want to miss.

For second time, raw sewage runs into lake after heavy rainfall

For the second time in less than four months, the Clarksville Waste Treatment plant has released raw sewage and storm water into Buggs Island Lake. The most recent occurrence was on Sept. 8 around 4:45 p.m. when 7,500 gallons of wastewater drained into the lake.

A new center for learning

South Boston News
Members of the Clarksville community and Southside Regional Library System celebrated the expansion of the Clarksville library with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. Renamed the Burnett Library and Learning Center, the facility has 65 percent more space for reading and instructional programs. Doing the ribbon-cutting honors is Joan Burnett (holding scissors), a retired longtime government teacher and wife of the late Benjy Burnett, mayor of Clarksville. Also on hand was Mildred Jolly, seated, who was recognized by program emcee Dr. Charles Lee as a staunch supporter of the Clarksville Area Public Library. After a short program, guests toured the renovated wing, which has been open to the public since mid-July. (Tom McLaughlin photo)

Clarksville makes plans for sewer upgrades, streetscape work

Dedication set Friday at Burnett Library and Learning Center

Funny girl

South Boston News
Miss Virginia 2014, Courtney Garrett of Pamplin, hams it up with Captain Jack (a.k.a. Steve Meadows) during an appearance Friday at Virginia Avenue Mall in Clarksville. The good-natured pageant queen traveled to town to help raise funds for the Lake Country SPCA building fund. Her visit coincided with Saturday’s SPCA Pirates Regatta, which went on as planned despite the wet weather. Garrett, who has family ties in Charlotte County, will compete in the Miss America Pageant next month in Atlantic City. . (Susan Kyte photo)

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