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Dental facility aims to fill need

Halifax Regional Health Services (HRHS), in conjunction with the Southside Planning District Commission (SPDC) and the Town of South Boston, are currently working toward a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to help locate a dental clinic as an addition to the Primary Care Clinic located on Houghton Blvd. in South Boston.

Virginia Advanced Study Strategies program tops in state

Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS), part of the non-profit National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) headquartered at the SVHEC in South Boston, received the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Excellence in Virginia Government Award during a luncheon held Thursday in Richmond.

Will it snow on our parade?

This weekend’s forecast of a chance of snow is sure to shed an extra helping of holiday cheer as the towns of South Boston and Halifax officially ring in the Christmas season with their annual parades.

Hunter faces misdemeanor charge in shooting incident

Ceciley Nicole Smith, 22, of South Boston is facing a misdemeanor reckless handling of a firearm charge stemming from a hunting accident Nov. 23, according to Conservation Police Officer Brandon Harris.

Halifax resident to lead Farm Bureau Women’s Committee for 5th time

Janice R. Burton of Halifax County has been re-elected to a fifth two-year term as chairman of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Committee.

Amendments to budget advance to council agenda

The Finance Committee of South Boston Town Council discussed two budget amendment recommendations at the monthly council work session Monday, involving $125,000 in funds for a storm water master plan and $210,000 for the joint industrial Development Authority (IDA) financing for a proposed tourism center.

South Boston man not guilty of rape charges

A Halifax County Circuit Court jury deliberated for approximately one and one-half hours Monday before finding 26-year-old South Boston resident Lawrence Eugene Ashworth Dudley not guilty of two felony charges, including rape and abduction.

Preservationists push to keep SoBo house from being torn down

Halifax County Historical Society members, joined by other area residents as well as a preservationist from Norfolk, are making a full-court press to save the Lawson-Johnston house on North Main Street from future demolition.

County prepared for winter; residents urged to make plans

Last winter Halifax County residents got a big reminder on how brutal and dangerous winter weather can be.

Full agenda ahead for council work session

A full agenda awaits South Boston Town Council at its monthly work session tonight, with the meeting scheduled to get under way at 5:45 p.m. at council chambers on Yancey Street.