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Joyride on stolen school bus leads to charges against Park View student

A student at Park View High School in South Hill has been arrested after allegedly stealing a school bus and taking it on a joyride into an open field, striking…

Halifax School Board hits impasse on choice of chairman

Members of the Halifax County School Board hit an impasse on Thursday afternoon after trying unsuccessfully to elect a new chairman and vice chairman to lead the board for the…

Comer named new Halifax police chief

Longtime Halifax officer tapped to succeed Lands


Comet swimmers pick up Senior Night win




South Boston News & Record

Deeper divisions fuel Halifax County School Board impasse

Simmering under the surface of tie votes for the next Halifax County School Board chairman are sharp disagreements among trustees about the direction of the school division and the leadership of Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon.

Bill aims to rein in hunting dogs

A new bill introduced in the Virginia General Assembly aims to hold hunters accountable for dogs that run onto the property of other persons, setting a $100 civil penalty per dog per occurrence.

Early start set for next school year

Halifax County trustees approve 2017-18 school calendar

In remembrance of Dr. King

South Boston News
Members of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council held their annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration on Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church of Ferry Street with Patrick Martin serving as guest speaker. From left, Rev. William Avon Keen, Doris Chism and Martin. Back row, HCB&PC members Valdivia Hall and Lealand Luck, Mentor Role Model director Angela Yancey, Helen Leigh, HCB&PC member, Rev. Willie Yancey, master of ceremony, Mattie Claiborne, president of the HCB&PC and Linda Owen, HCB&PC member. Chism, Yancey and Keen were all honored during the Sunday service. (SOMcL photo)

SoBo Start-Up kickoff draws strong interest

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Lin Hite, center, of the Longwood Small Business Center talks with several guests at the SoBo Start-Up event held at the Southern Virginia High Ed Center on Thursday evening.

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