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  1. End of an era: Blalock to retire in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | SoVaNow.com

    Longtime Baskerville supervisor Bill Blalock announced his resignation from the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, ending a career in local public office that dates back to 1968. Blalock made the announcement through a written statement read by Board Chairman Glenn Barbour at the start of the supervisors' monthly meeting Tuesday morning in Boydton.

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  2. Man held after trying to flee U.S. MarshalsRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 27 | SoVaNow.com

    A South Hill man who is believed by police to be behind a number of storage unit thefts and larcenies throughout Mecklenburg County was captured Thursday by South Hill police as he attempted to flee U.S. Marshals. According to South Hill Police Chief Stuart Bowen, Jerry Antonelli Jones Jr. was picked up by town officers near the 600 block of E. Ferrell Street in town.

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  3. Mecklenburg school site choice goes down to the wireRead the original story

    Monday Sep 25 | SoVaNow.com

    Spirit Week at Halifax County High School has a new Monday celebration - Wacky Tacky Day - and a new spirit of outrage playing out on social media. A year after VDOT began the process of taking it down, an agreement to preserve the legacy of Clarkton Bridge - if not the 115-year-old structure itself - has taken With a deadline to act close at hand, members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors and School Board intend to meet next week to decide whether to go forward with borrowing to build a consolidated high school-middle school complex to replace the existing Bluestone and Park View school buildings.

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  4. Absentee vote opens with new track systemRead the original story

    Monday Sep 25 | SoVaNow.com

    Absentee voting began Friday in the Nov. 7 general election to choose a new Virginia governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The state Department of Elections has introduced a new way for voters to keep tabs on their absentee ballots.

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  5. Pullback of federal funding hampers Mecklenburg school budgetRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 20 | SoVaNow.com

    The Mecklenburg County school budget has taken a hit of more than $216,000 this year as a result of cutbacks in federal aid, Superintendent of Schools Paul Nichols told members of the School Board at their regular monthly meeting Monday. Mecklenburg County's Title 1 funding was cut by $200,000 over last year, and Washington also pulled back $16,000 in Title 2 grant funding and all 21st Century Education grant money to the county school division.

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  6. 20 years for fatal beating of toddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | SoVaNow.com

    A Boydton woman was sentenced this week to serve 20 years in prison for killing a three-year-old Halifax child, her step-grandson, in a brutal beating at her home in February 2016. Jessica Baker, 40, was found guilty of one count of felony murder and one count of child abuse for the death of young Alonzo "A.J." Roane.

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  7. Boydton firm uses social media to aid disaster reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A Boydton firm has been at the forefront of search and rescue efforts in Texas following Hurricane Harvey and now in Florida and the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Humanity Road, founded in 2010 by sisters Cat Graham and Chris Thompson, uses tech-savvy volunteers to mine social media - Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Zello and Snapchat - for information that can connect victims with emergency resources when disaster strikes.

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  8. Rescue MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    What would you do if you opened your door and found an injured Great Blue Heron staring up at you, eyes pleading for help? That's the question Jim and Mona Moody confronted after finding an injured heron on the doorstep of their Clarksville home one Saturday in early August. Mona said her first thought was to call Mecklenburg County Animal Control, but it was the weekend.

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  9. Barbecue lover's delightRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Above, law enforcement officers take custody of a lot of BBQ in the eating contest between the Mecklenburg and Halifax Sheriff's offices; top, the Aporkalypse Now team from Springfield was named Grand Champion. Thirty-three teams were in Boydton this weekend, each vying for the title of grand champion of Boydton's Big Bad Barbecue contest.

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  10. Mecklenburg Confederate statue still stands after Anonymous announces threatRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Confederate statue on the grounds of the Courthouse in Boydton remains standing despite threats by the hactivist collective Anonymous to tear it and 10 other monuments down around the country this past Friday at 6 p.m. On Aug. 16, Anonymous released a video calling for a "Denouncement Day to denounce the Confederacy, to denounce racism, bigotry and hate." Claiming that the Trump White House had "sold its moral and ethical obligation to represent the citizens of the United States in exchange for individuals who believe they are simply better than those who do not look like them or follow their sadistic ideologies," the group said, "It is time to take down these monuments of hate ourselves."

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  11. Contracts awarded for improvements to Ridge RoadRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors has awarded three contracts for a total of $2,237,750 to carry out improvements to Ridge Road in Boydton. The dirt road, which has been serving as the main construction entrance for the Microsoft facility in Boydton, will be paved.

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  12. Mecklenburg planners give thumbs-up, again, for Bluestone FarmRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Mecklenburg County is one step closer to gaining its first utility-scale solar farm now that the Planning Commission has unanimously recommended that Carolina Solar Energy's 49.9-megawatt Bluestone Farm project be allowed to proceed. Meeting Thursday night in Boydton, the planning board agreed that the Bluestone Farm project is substantially in accord with the county's Comprehensive Plan.

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  13. Pathway to CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Wednesday in South Boston, Piedmont Access to Health Services Inc. officially opened its fifth community health facility. The ribbon cutting event was attended by Halifax County supervisors Larry Giordano, William Claibourne, South Boston town manager Tom Raab and Mayor Edward Owens.

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  14. Library trustees in two counties nix regional approachRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The idea of creating a regional library system to tie together Halifax and Mecklenburg counties is dead. That was the conclusion reached by members of both county library systems at a May 31 meeting in Boydton to discuss regionalization.

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  15. Heavy Damage in Barn FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department spent nearly nine hours battling a blaze that destroyed a hay barn in Nelson early Monday morning. Fire Chief Andy Elliott said a neighbor saw flames and called in the alarm around 1:40 a.m. Monday.

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  16. Chase City draws rebuke on solar stanceRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Chase City Town Council heard from resident Katherine Keel about her concerns with encircling the town with solar farms at the Monday night meeting of the governing body. "I am disappointed" with the decision by Council to support the installation of three large solar farms around Chase City, Keel said.

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  17. South Hill suspect charged with assault against town officerRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A South Hill man faces charges of assaulting a police officer and with disorderly conduct following a skirmish at South Hill's Picnic in the Park event, July 3. According to police reports a fight broke out between 18-year-old Deandre Philips and another unnamed individual near the end of Monday night's concert at Parker Park. Officer B.F. Campbell of the South Hill Police Department attempted to break up the fight, but was elbowed in the face by Philips.

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  18. Mecklenburg County schools prepare request for energy upgradesRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Brian Dalton, head of maintenance for the Mecklenburg County school division, updated supervisors on the school's plans to proceed with an energy performance contract with Trane, a manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and building management systems and controls. The information was presented during the monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Monday.

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  19. Second degree murder in death of 'A.J'Read the original story

    May 22, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The accused killer of a 3-year-old Halifax boy entered an Alford plea on Friday to a second degree murder charge, avoiding the possibility that she could receive life in prison for the death of her step-grandchild, Alonzo "A.J." Roane. Jessica Eve Baker, 40, of Boydton appeared in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court to enter the Alford plea in the February 2016 death of little A.J., whose parents lived for a time in the Love Shop Road neighborhood of Halifax County.

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  20. Action taken to euthanize attacker dogsRead the original story

    May 15, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Charles Edward Williams entered guilty pleas in Halifax County Circuit Court on Friday. Williams had been a fugitive from justice until his arrest on July 25, 2016 and had been Three months after a Skipwith woman was mauled by two pit bulls in an unprovoked attack, court action has been initiated to have the dogs euthanized.

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