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Blitz Begins To Fill Potholes After Harsh Winter Weather

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be focusing its efforts during March on patching the thousands of potholes giving motorists bumpy reminders of the hard winter Virginia has endured.

Freeman, Jones Win Bland Contest

Alice Jeanne Freeman, an 18-year-old home-schooled soprano from Alton, and David Carlton Jones, a 16-year-old violinist from George Washington High School in Danville, each took home $300 after winning the South Boston Lions Club’s Annual James Bland Memorial Music Contest Friday night at The Prizery.

$500,000 Grant A Boost To Growers

A portion of a half million dollars in Specialty Crop Grants is headed to the Southside in an effort to keep farming profitable for local producers.

Court Gives Man 5 Years

A 26-year-old South Boston man was sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 105 years in prison, with all but five years and 12 months suspended, for seven drug-related offenses and three for participating in gang activity.

Uranium Opponents Pushing For Public Input

Uranium mining opponents reacted with trepidation — and determination — to the National Academy of Sciences’ agreement to perform a study to determine whether uranium can be mined and milled safely in Virginia.

Uranium Study Gets Green Light

The study to determine whether uranium can be mined and milled safely in Virginia is a go.

Reverend Hammers Out New Book

If you walk with Dr. Russell Lee in southern Virginia these days, you will find words coming out everywhere.

Civil Rights Oral History Project On Display At SVHEC

“When most people think of the Civil Rights Movement they think of Birmingham and Selma, but there was actually a great deal going on locally,” said Sandra Conner, Teaching American History Grant coordinator at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC).

Eight Couples Renew Wedding Vows At Bethel Baptist Church

Eight couples renewed their wedding vows in a unique renewal of marriage vows ceremony held Sunday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church.

South Boston Fire, EMS Answered 1,635 Calls In ’09

The South Boston Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to a total of 1,635 calls in 2009, according to a report furnished by Chief Steve Phillips and Captain Dwight Spangler, who also serves as fire official for the town.