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Knowledge key for little known iron disorder

South Boston resident Betty Jones has always maintained a positive outlook on life, and she has always been proactive when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle.

School board lawyer: Meeting for meal was legal

School officials are denying that any school business was transacted when six board members met and ate lunch at a South Boston restaurant before attending the county board of supervisors’ retreat last month.

Redistricting group sets timeline to redraw lines

Members of the Halifax County Redistricting Committee held a kickoff meeting Tuesday evening in Halifax attended by electoral board officials, registrar staff and GIS coordinators from Halifax County and Southside Planning District Commission.

Man seriously injured in South Boston wreck

One person was seriously injured in this single vehicle wreck that occurred Thursday afternoon shortly after 4 p.m. on Loftis Road near its intersection with Hyco Road in South Boston.

Former educator, leader Lazarus Bates dies at 92

Former educator, community leader and World War II veteran Lazarus Bates died Wednesday at his home in South Boston. He was 92.

Fire strikes Cluster Springs home

Fire heavily damaged a Cluster Springs home early Wednesday morning.

South Boston Farmers’ Market gets funds to grow

South Boston Town Council, with Coleman Speece and Mark Morris absent, came out of closed session Monday night and unanimously approved using $25,000 from its contingency budget to help fund the expansion of the Farmers’ Market.

Head Start funds face ax if Congress OKs budget

Local youngsters are in jeopardy of losing their spots in the Tri-County Community Action Agency (TCCAA) Head Start program if a proposed 25 percent cut in federal spending is approved Friday.

’97 Halifax County grad launches inventors’ network

Ashleigh Davis Sottile, a 1997 graduate of Halifax County High School, along with her father, Paul Davis of South Boston, has launched TheProductNetwork.com.

Budget brings fears of job cuts in Halifax County

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and Halifax County Public Schools are bracing for job cuts in the wake of Virginia’s two-year $32 billion budget approved over the weekend by the Virginia General Assembly.