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South Boston fire, EMS stretched to the limit

The South Boston Fire Department and EMS responded to a total of 2,015 calls in 2011, 1,734 by the town EMS, and the volume of EMS calls is stretching his department to the limit, Fire Chief Steve Phillips told South Boston Town Council Monday evening.

United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus coming to South Boston

The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus

The Musical Ambassadors of the Army - Washington, DC

in concert

Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m.

Halifax County High School Auditorium

Sponsored by

The Gazette-Virginian

Ticketholders should be seated by 6:45 p.m.

Unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticketholders at 6:50 p.m.

To obtain free tickets, please print and enclose this ad with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

The Gazette-Virginian, P.O. Box 523, South Boston, VA 24592

Please circle number of tickets: 1  2  3  4 (limit four tickets per person)

Or bring this ad by The Gazette-Virginian office at 3201-3209 Halifax Road, South Boston.



Catalytic converter stolen from pickup in Town of Halifax

Halifax Police Department is investigating a theft that was reported on Saturday from Halifax Homes at 5245 Halifax Road. 

South Boston Town Council tweaks code for furnaces


South Boston Town Council continued discussion of a proposed ordinance regulating outdoor wood-fired furnaces during its Monday work session, but in the end decided further “tweaking” is needed.

UPDATE: Man avoids death penalty with plea in killing

Jeffrey Scott Easley, 33, pleaded no contest Tuesday to killing 41-year-old Tina Dyer Smith, a former South Boston resident.

Leap year baby celebrates today: Halifax woman officially turns 19

Agnes Hackney is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and most uniquely a leap year baby.

SoBo woman to pay $21,830 in welfare fraud case

A 40-year-old South Boston woman was sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to pay $21,830.75 restitution for five welfare fraud-related convictions.

Halifax teacher earns Black Engineer of Year honor

Mary Marie Hamlett, an eighth grade physical science teacher at Halifax County Middle School, received the Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ 2012 K-12 Promotion of Education at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ STEM Global Competitiveness Conference in Philadelphia earlier this month.

Vernon Hill woman injured in accident

An 87-year-old Vernon Hill woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. on Old Halifax Road at Centerville Park Road.

Without help, jobs in jeopardy in Halifax County schools

Halifax County School Board members got their first look at the 2012-2013 budget proposal Thursday night, and it’s not a pretty picture as they face about a $2 million deficit or what could mean the loss of roughly 30 jobs.