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Checking The Pulse Of Newly-Passed Reform

President Barack Obama’s historic and controversial health care bill passed Sunday night in a 219 to 212 vote in the U. S. House of Representatives.

Public Gets Chance To Weigh In On Budget

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2010-11 county budget and school budget in the board meeting room at the Mary Bethune Administrative Complex in Halifax tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Man Gets 42 Years In Sex Crime Case

A 25-year-old South Boston man was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a total of 40 years and 24 months in prison for six sex crimes.
Edenilson Antonio Rodriguez was sentenced to 10 years in prison each for four felonies, each for having carnal knowledge of a minor, and 12 months each for two misdemeanors, each for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Softball Players Endure Funnel Cloud At Game

More than one million persons across Virginia took part in the state’s annual Tornado Preparedness Day on Tuesday, but the Comets varsity and jayvee softball teams were not prepared to face what Coach Melanie Saunders described as “a funnel cloud” that interrupted the teams’ games at Albemarle Middle School on Saturday.

Gazette Staff Takes Top Honors At VPA

Gazette-Virginian staff members Charles Wilborn, Joe Chandler, Paula I. Bryant and Doug Ford claimed 10 awards in the annual Virginia Press Association Contest Saturday night in Roanoke.

‘Get This Clock For Your Mama’

“Go #31—Get this clock for your Mama,” Dr. Roger Browne said this week, encouraging his son-in-law, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Burton, to bring home the grandfather trophy clock designed and built by students in the Product Design & Development Program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston.

Fundraiser Kicks Off To Buy Steinway Piano For Prizery

Benchmark Community Bank Thursday night announced a community fundraising effort to purchase a Steinway piano for The Prizery, South Boston’s award-winning performing arts center.

School Board Gets An Earful

The Halifax County School Board heard comments from all sides Wednesday night during its public hearing on the proposed school budget for 2010-2011.
One prevailing sentiment among most of the 26 citizens who spoke Wednesday night was that they do not envy the task set before the board in formulating a budget.

Damages Heavy In Logging Truck Wreck

This car collided with a logging truck Thursday around 1:15 p.m. on Highway 501 at its intersection with Black Walnut Church Road in the Cluster Springs community.

Search Continues For Missing County Woman

Virginia State Police Search and Recovery divers continued their search for a missing county woman Thursday in local waterways, including the Hyco River in Halifax County, according to Special Agent Troy LaRue.