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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.

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McCallum More holds annual Chili Cookoff

South Boston News
Brian Parks and Trina Champion of Farm Bureau Hillbilly Chili — boasting a secret hillbilly ingredient — accept congratulations from Liz Lowrance and Richie Richards for winning first place in the Southern Virginia Chili Cook Off on Saturday at MacCallum More Gardens in Chase City. Southwestern Blue Ribbon Chili with Bill Hill took second and Team Wilson with Rhonda Wilson, third. Also competing were : Gilly’s Chili – Philip Gilreath; Mom and Company – Maureen Roberts; and Chili Willi – Alexander Watkins Jr.. The Peoples’ Choice award went to Team Wilson. “One More Time” with vocalist Brittany Pasciuta provided the music.(Alta LeCompte photo)

Halloween in Mecklenburg County

South Boston News
There was plenty of sweets available for Halloween as hundreds turned out for Trick or Treating in Chase City and Clarksville. (Alta LeCompte photo)

Chase City holds annual Jubilee

South Boston News
Large crowds were on hand Sunday for the annual Chase City Autumn Jubilee and Parade. This year's jubilee was held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the South Central Fair. The event featured the parade, along with numerous activities for both the young and old. (Alta LeCompte photo)

Livestock entries sought for South Central Fair

The South Central Fair Livestock Barn will be taking entries to the fair on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 1-6 p.m. and on Monday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

YMCA needs survey distributed in Chase City

A young father who champions more opportunities for Chase City’s children is circulating a community needs survey on behalf of the YMCA.

Chase City Council fields ideas for Jubilee

As Chase City gears up for the annual Autumn Jubilee, Town Council kicked around a number of ideas Monday for enhancing the event in tandem with the 100th anniversary of the South Central Fair.

Perriello opens Chase City headquarters

South Boston News
Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello meets with supporters Sept. 1 during the opening of the Chase City campaign headquarters. (Alta LeCompte photo)

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