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Message from the sheriff

To the editor:

It’s another beautiful autumn here in Virginia, with all that entails – changing colors, crisp weather, the return of cases and with it football games and tailgating.

With the falling temperature and falling leaves, and especially with our youngsters back in school, it’s a good time to review some information which can help us all have a safe and happy fall season.

Safety starts at home — a busy place during the fall. Falling leaves mean raking, bagging and cleaning gutters.

Be sure to dress properly for outside work, keeping in mind the variable autumn weather. Be careful with mowers and other maintenance equipment, especially when using ladders, and remember to lift with your legs when hefting bags of leaves, etc.

Have your chimney or furnace inspected to avoid dangers when heating your home.

When out and about, especially when driving during the morning and afternoon, be mindful of children making their way to and from school.

Help crossing guards and bus drivers protect our kids at busy intersections and drop-offs by obeying their signals and be careful of slippery wet leaves on the road surface.

As always, it is my privilege to serve as your sheriff, and I urge you to contact my office if you have any concerns about public safety and crime prevention in our community.

We greatly appreciate the partnership of citizens and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office to make sure our community is a great place to live, work and learn.

Thank you again for all you do to support us.

Yours in safety, service and protection,

Fred S. Clark, sheriff



Seeking help to stop hunger

To the editor:

We are inviting you to join Missionary United in feeding the community. We will host this project at the Halifax County High School on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. 

We are asking you to take part in helping to stop hunger in Halifax County and South Boston. Missionary United welcomes and needs assistance in all areas. 

If you are interested in delivering plates to the sick and shut in of the community or would like to help in any other way, please call 579-4208. 

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your help. 

Pastor Jean Harris

South Boston


Latest hot spot

To the editor:

What is the latest hot spot in this country where many people are moving? Do you know? It’s the Pacific Northwest. The states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho are extremely popular right now.

A lot of people feel we are headed for really tough times. By moving here, people are getting back to the land and starting farms. A lot of people feel the Pacific Northwest is the safest place in the country.

It sounds appealing. Let’s sell our homes and move out there. However, this is not for everybody. It would be good for those who need a change. 

Paul DuPont



All people created 

equal? Not

To the editor:

All people are not created equal and never will be. 

I look at history, and no one ever called President Bush, “Bush.” 

The president we have today is never recognized as the President of the USA. All the radicals say is “Obama.” He is the commander and chief and never gets any respect.

The Speaker of the House is a radical. Look at how red he turns in the face, he cannot hide it. The Tea Party is going to fix it so the GOP will never hold a good party again. 

There is a lot I could say, but I will leave things as they are.

W. A. Ewell

South Boston