07-27-2023 E-Edition

Dixie Majors finish 2-2 in World Series

Local all-stars knocked out Monday by Florida

The Virginia Dixie Majors of Halifax County lost to Florida (Hernando County) 5-3 Monday in the 2023 Dixie Baseball Majors World Series, ending the team’s quest for a championship. Halifax went 2-2 in the tournament, after falling 12-2 to North Charleston in the Friday opener. Sunday was double play affair with the team in a must-win situations. Virginia won the […]

Football practice begins at HCHS

The Halifax County High School varsity and jayvee football teams begin official practices and tryouts today at 8 a.m. Rob Senseney, varsity head coach, said things have been progressing well since the athletes began out of season workouts in January. At that time the Comet coaches had approximately 80 helmets out. He noted the staff is excited to get this […]

Comets face Rockets in season opener Aug. 25

  The Halifax County High School varsity football team will kick off its regular season Aug. 25 in South Boston versus Person County at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 the Comets take on Brookville in a home matchup before hitting the road for a Sept. 8 matchup with Jefferson Forest. Following a bye week the Comets begin Piedmont District play with […]

Andrew Abbott watch: Blanking the Brew Crew

Andrew Abbott continues to steamroll his way through his first season in the big leagues, this time delivering a sterling performance for the Cincinnati Reds in a pivotal game Tuesday against NL Central Division leader Milwaukee. Behind a six-inning, scoreless outing by Abbott, the Reds snatched a 4-3 victory from the Brewers on their home field in Milwaukee. The win […]

Summer Community Choir presents concert Aug. 6

Musicians from many churches sing contemporary Christian songs

The Summer Community Choir will presents its annual concert Sunday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 815 North Main Street in South Boston. Singers representing different church choirs throughout the community will perform a variety of contemporary Christian songs. The event marks approximately the 11th year that the musicians have gathered locally in the summer to […]

Murder suspect arrested in Altavisa

A South Boston man sought for the July 16 murder of a 25-year-old resident of Willow Oaks Apartments was arrested in Altavista Monday. Javante Jordan was taken into custody by the Altavista Police Department after officers, acting on a tip by the South Boston Police Department, searched a home on 9th Street in the town of Altavista. Officers found Jordan […]

National Night Out Tuesday at Halifax County fairgrounds

Local law enforcement and other community agencies are gearing up for the 40th anniversary of National Night Out in Halifax County  Tuesday, at the Halifax County fairgrounds. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the fun will kick off with a parade of law enforcement, fire and rescue/EMS vehicles at 6:30. At 6:45 Sharron Garrett will sing the National Anthem […]

WWII airplane disaster in town lives on in memory of fading generation


Nearly eight decades after the event, a plane crash in downtown South Boston lives on in the vivid memories of the few remaining people who witnessed the tragedy up close, in the midst of World War II. At just seven years old, South Boston resident Violet Moore Neal was playing in her family’s backyard at 1358 Jeffress Street with neighbor […]

Confessions of a tech writer

“You may be a writer, but you don’t know jack about technology,” said the owner of the satellite TV magazine where I was editor. Maybe he was right—I never even learned to operate a satellite dish. Moving on, I found a job at the Kiplinger Letter, where I was considered a technical guru. If I worked for a satellite magazine, […]