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  1. Dixie ballplayers, coaches cope with loss of R.J. OliverRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | SoVaNow.com

    The community and the South Boston Dixie Majors baseball team were stunned to learn of the tragic death of a popular all-star player this weekend in an auto accident. As best they can, teammates of the late R.J. Oliver, Jr. are trying to move forward, while paying tribute to their late friend and fellow athlete.

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  2. 'A Dr. Seuss Christmas' in store for annual Yule paradeRead the original story

    Yesterday | SoVaNow.com

    Destination Downtown South Boston has announced the theme for this year's South Boston Christmas Parade, which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5 pm. The theme this year is "A Dr. Seuss Christmas".

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  3. South Boston Council members meet todayRead the original story

    Yesterday | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Council members will meet today at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street for their regular monthly work session. The Finance Committee will review the monthly finance report while also reviewing the acceptance of a $19,234 grant from Virginia Emergency Management.

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  4. Local Democrats cheer Kaine as veep choiceRead the original story

    Yesterday | SoVaNow.com

    As a longtime grassroots activist in the Democratic Party, Carolyn Edmondson of South Boston was thrilled to hear the news that "a guy I know, a regular guy" - Sen. Tim Kaine - is "running for the vice presidency of these United States. "I'm so happy I could shout," Edmondson said this weekend after Kaine was tapped for the national ticket by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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  5. Students steer into STEM Motorsports CampRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | SoVaNow.com

    Top, members of the Sandy Fork Hunt Club preparing breakfast for the balloon pilots and others Saturday morning during Lakefest. Above, members of the original Sand Fork Hunt Club pose Steer into STEM Motorsports Camp is an initiative that gathers young minds in the area to introduce them to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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  6. Feeling the burnRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | SoVaNow.com

    Top, members of the Sandy Fork Hunt Club preparing breakfast for the balloon pilots and others Saturday morning during Lakefest. Above, members of the original Sand Fork Hunt Club pose A Wednesday morning fire destroyed an unoccupied mobile home located at 3223 Cherry Hill Church Road as well as an adjoining shed.

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  7. PokA mon Go rules far and wide - in Halifax, tooRead the original story

    Monday Jul 18 | SoVaNow.com

    Since its debut earlier this month, PokA mon Go has taken the world by storm - breaking the record for smartphone app downloads, surpassing Twitter and other social media networks with its rapidly expanding user base, and generating an untold number of headlines and editorial commentaries on the meaning of it all. Even in small towns, PokA mon Go is all the rage.

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  8. Police reportsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | SoVaNow.com

    Cpl. M. Bowen of the South Boston Police Department arrested 46 year old Harold D. Hamlett of South Boston, charging him with malicious wounding on Saturday. He was being held with no bond.

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  9. A Main Street standoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | SoVaNow.com

    Local African-American leaders and a former teacher challenged Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon to explain the reasoning behind a recent staff shuffle as a large crowd turned out for a Withpixfromemamil Destination Downtown South Boston, Inc. receives 2016 National Main Street Accreditation - Board of Directors L to R - Back Row, Standing - Tamyra Vest, Executive Director; Gene Haugh, President; Barney Newberry Front Row, Sitting - Frank Fincher, Brandee Lloyd, Carol Foster, Wayne Fuller, Jayne Elliott, Bob Hughes, Tom Raab Not Pictured - Andy Newland, Les Powell, Clint Johnson, Jewell Medley, Lin Hite Destination Downtown South Boston, has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

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  10. Council members, mayor sworn in; resolutions laud McCullough, PhillipsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | SoVaNow.com

    Three re-elected members of South Boston Town Council - Billy Clarke, Bob Hughes and Tina Wyatt Younger - and Mayor Ed Owens were sworn by General District Judge J. William Watson during the regular monthly meeting of Council on Monday night. Council also presented Lois McCullough and family members Tiffany, Lisa and Charles Green with a framed memorial resolution honoring Robert W. McCullough, who for 31 years was executive director for the Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation.

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  11. Interim Y director moving onRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | SoVaNow.com

    The YMCA of South Boston-Halifax County will move forward under new leadership with the departure of director Matt Lewis, who is leaving to accept a promotion in Maryland. Lewis came to South Boston in August 2015 on loan from the YMCA of South Hampton Roads, which has a management agreement to operate the South Boston Y. Lewis met with employees of the local Y on Wednesday morning to discuss his departure, which is immediate.

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  12. Speakers criticize Herndon, trustees for impact of staff changes on black employeesRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | SoVaNow.com

    Local African-American leaders and a former teacher challenged Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon to explain the reasoning behind a recent staff shuffle as a large crowd turned out for a School Board meeting in Halifax on Monday night. With a mostly black audience listening quietly to the comments, Mattie Cowan, longtime member of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council, asked why the reassignment of school principals and administrators was necessary.

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  13. Prayer vigil set in memory of Maddie JacksonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | SoVaNow.com

    For nine months, Madelyn Jackson of Scottsburg fought for her life following an auto accident that left her confined to the hospital with traumatic brain injuries. This Sunday, Jackson's fight ended.

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  14. South Boston mayor, council to be sworn inRead the original story

    Monday Jul 11 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Town Council will host a swearing-in ceremony for Mayor Ed Owens and council members Billy Clarke, Bob Hughes and Tina Wyatt Younger during the regular monthly meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Council Chambers on Yancey Street. General District Court Judge J. William Watson will preside over the swearing-in ceremony.

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  15. Local-grown 'lopes return for big eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | SoVaNow.com

    In addition, they will also provide 2,000 ears of locally grown corn which will be available during the festival. from left, Jay Reese of Reese Farms, Chad Francis, vice president of Halifax County Farm Bureau and Virginia Cantaloupe Festival Committee member and Don Reese of Reese Farms.

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  16. Man gets six years for sex offensesRead the original story

    Monday Jul 11 | SoVaNow.com

    A South Boston man will serve an active six-year prison sentence for sex crimes that include taking nude images of adult and juvenile females without their consent. Timothy Alan Cochran, 34, was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison on 13 felony and misdemeanor charges, with all but six years of his term suspended by presiding Halifax County Circuit Judge Joel Cunningham.

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  17. An ill wind blowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | SoVaNow.com

    Top, a fallen tree on Irish Street in South Boston was held aloft by utility lines until the work crews could clear the street. Above, Halifax Police roped off a section of Mountain Road on Friday night after several trees fell across the highway.

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  18. More than 7,000 lose power from wind stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | SoVaNow.com

    A fallen tree on Irish Street in South Boston was held aloft by utility lines after coming down early Friday evening. Roiling winds that swept through the area on Friday night snapped branches and trees, brought down 15 power lines and left 7,261 residences in Halifax County in the dark, according to emergency management officials.

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  19. Karen Shelton is featured artist at PrizeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | SoVaNow.com

    Award winning artist Karen Shelton will be the featured exhibitor at the Robert F. Cage Gallery in The Prizery in South Boston during July and August. There will be an artist's reception at the Cage Gallery on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited to visit at that time.

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  20. Prospects line up for Bank of America locationRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | SoVaNow.com

    The Bank of America building on Broad Street will lose its highest profile tenant when the national banking giant exits the South Boston market in October - but the building's owner expressed confidence that the vacancy will be short-lived. "Most likely it'll be another bank," said Steve Mize, owner of the 606 Broad Street office building, of Bank of America's likely successor at the downtown corner location.

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