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BUYING THE FARM

With new school complex, officials want to add working farm

Mecklenburg trustees back supes’ call for outside firm to scout sites

After long discussion, School Board offers grudging support

Arson suspected in Tuesday morning fire in Clarksville


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Comets’ season ends in regionals

The Comet boys’ varsity basketball team nearly rallied from a miserable start Monday night, before running out of late game momentum in a season-ending loss at Marshall in regional action.

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Obituaries

Herman Gene Brooks

SoVaNow.com / November 27, 2012
Herman Gene Brooks, 50, of Buckingham, and formerly Chase City, entered eternal rest Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville. Mr. Brooks was born in Charlotte County, on Oct. 15, 1965 to the late Herman Brooks and Juanita Staten. He attended the school s of Charlotte County.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by his grandparents and a brother. Cherishing his memories are one brother, Jonathan Brooks (Brenda) of Charlottesville, ten aunts, Gwen Canada, Barbara Brooks and Evelyn Brown all of Chase City, Rosa Williams, Philadelphia, Pa., Stella White (Frank) of Pennsylvania, Joann Wilson of Wylliesburg, Barbara Wylie, Peggy Scott (Tyrone) all of Saxe, Geraldine Johnson (Kenneth) of Brookneal, Gladys Jefferson (Darnell) of Richmond, six uncles, Harvey Brooks (Mary) of Falls Church, Ronnie Staten of Wylliesburg,Mike Staten, James Staten (Barbara) of Richmond, Clarence Staten (Marion) of Randolph, and Warren Staten (Michelle) of Keysville, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A memorial service will be conducted Friday, Nov. 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chase City, with Rev. William Washington, officiating.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com

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