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Teen passenger dies in Old Cox Road crash


Dozens of tractors paraded through the streets of South Boston on Saturday morning to preview the upcoming Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival, set for May 7-8 at the…

Child porn bring 20 year prison term

A South Boston man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty in January of 11 charges of possession of child pornography and computer trespass.


Bluestone takes 7-6 thriller on walk-off hit in eighth inning





Mecklenburg > South Hill

Boydton backs RRSA’s position on water resources

The Town of Boydton is backing the Roanoke River Service Authority’s bid to obtain a guaranteed water allocation from John H. Kerr Reservoir.

Five Mecklenburg County trustees take State Police to court

Five men who were investigated by the Virginia State Police while serving on the Mecklenburg County School Board in 2007-08 have filed a lawsuit in Richmond City Circuit Court seeking civil penalties and relief from any further investigations.

Reminders of a bygone era

South Boston News
A reminder of Mecklenburg County’s tobacco heritage was donated to the Tobacco Life Museum in South Hill last week by Dennis Evans (left) of Boydton. A lifelong resident of Mecklenburg, Evans found an old purse belonging to his grandmother Laura Evans that contained tobacco sales receipts from various local warehouses dating back to the World War II era, from the late 1930s and early 1940s. Evans also found bank receipts, draft classification cards and other dated items recalling a different time and way of life. Instead of just tossing out the contents of the purse, Evans’ family decided to see if the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in South Hill would like to have these pieces of history. Max Crowder (right), museum curator, will go through the memorabilia and display the best items at the Museum. Special items of interest are a WW II stamp ration book and sales receipts from Banner Warehouse listing the prices of tobacco. The donation is made in the memory of Evans’ father, James “Puddin” Evans, by Dennis and family members Christine Evans, David Evans and Bunny Shepherd. A card will be placed on the display to recognize the donation. (Lisa Clary photo)

Clarksville adopts 2011 budget

In spite of declines in sales tax, business license, and rental income, Clarksville will balance its budget for FY 2011 with no tax rate increases.

Landfill authority issues new statement

The Southside Regional Public Service Authority issued a statement this week in response to claims made by Shearin Construction regarding pending litigation between the two parties. The service authority, which operates the regional landfill outside of Boydton, has sued Shearin alleging fraud for its work during the early phases of construction of the new fill. Shearin has countersued, claiming that the authority’s action against it is baseless.

Clarksville Fourth of July parade shaping up

South Boston News
Shriner Nobles Bill Nunn, left, and Reggie Young practice precision routines in their Shriner carts in preparation for their participation in the Fourth of July Parade on Saturday, July 3, in Clarksville. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and will end in the Wachovia Bank parking lot where the Ruritan Club will provide free hot dogs and soft drinks.
Organizers continue to receive event entries for what promises to be a patriotic and enjoyable Fourth of July Parade to be held in Clarksville on Saturday, July 3, at 11 a.m. The event’s lineup, led by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, will include decorated bicycles, floats, antique cars, trucks and tractors, decorated golf carts, fire trucks, bands, Color Guards, and Shriners Motor Corps miniature cars. Parade goers will have the opportunity to honor the area’s veterans and those currently serving in our armed forces, who will be riding on decorated pontoon boats. Provisions will be made for disabled veterans who wish to ride.

Mecklenburg Electric holds annual meeting

South Boston News
Graham Bryant, a 2010 graduate of Halifax County High School, is the youngest person to be selected to address the Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative membership as guest speaker at the Annual Meeting June 16 in Chase City.
Over 500 members and family members who receive electricity from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) met at the Cooperative Pavilion in Chase City on June 16 for the Annual Meeting of the Membership. Chairman of the Board Bobby Conner welcomed MEC members and special guests to the event.

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