Aug. 22: Robert G. Cunningham, Thomas K. McDowell Jr., Herman Roller, Clarence Granger, Pam Ballou, Bobby Granger, Wendy Farmer, Kim Perkins, David Lewis, Don Bryant

Residents living in and around South Boston can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is currently accepting grant applications from the Fund for Halifax County. Any 501(c)3 charitable organizations serving South Boston and/or Halifax County may apply.

The Snead and Elliott families celebrated the 80th reunion Aug. 4 at the home of Robbie and Susan Franklin of Scottsburg with an attendance of 81.

South Boston’s Shawna Fitzgerald is teaming up with HASS Entertainment Model and Talent production to bring Fam Fest South Boston to Constitution Square from 4 to 8 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 2.

Halifax County residents who recently were named to the Danville Community College president’s honors list for the summer term include Mohamed Azouita, Caleb Brown, Chance Daniel, Dorian Elliott, Matthew Epps, Lane Glascock, Evan Hardy, Kyle Hiatt, Sabrina Hunter, Cayla Keen, Seth Laporte, C…

County residents who were recently named to the Danville Community College vice president’s honors list for the summer term include Hosanna Blanchard, Richard Blanks, Grant Brizendine, John Conner, Harley Ficke, Brandon Fisher, Gillianne Link, Hannah Martin, Dylan Oakes, Eric Plapp, David Ro…

The Board of Trustees of the J.T.-Minnie Maude Charitable Trust (located in Danville, announced in October 2007 and formed through the generosity of James T. Emerson) has awarded $1,178,833 in scholarships to 489 students for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Southside Community Services Board recently hosted its second crisis intervention training (CIT) - core training for local police departments, sheriff’s departments, 911 operators, magistrates, state police and department of correction personnel.

Asia LaShay Waller, of Atlanta, Georgia, graduated with a Master of Education degree in learning, leadership and organization development at Emory University of Georgia in July.

The Union Ruritan Club awarded $1,000 scholarships to 2019 graduates Jillian Crews, Caroline Laughorn and Tylicia Rice. Each year from October through March, club members cook, sell and deliver stew in order to raise the money for scholarships. The club appreciates all who purchase stew to m…

Aug. 8: Virginia M. Gordon, Mary Lee Lewis, Gladys Clark, Bernice Lowery, Mark Lowery, C.A. Penick Jr., John Pulliam, Craddock Granger, Charles Patrick Bennett, Butch Alford, Sally Coleman, Mary Diane Gosier, Nicole Perkins, Anthony K. Conner 

The Centra Mammocoach will be at the 15th Annual Walk for Hope on Sept. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Any woman over the age of 40 who has not had a mammogram in the last year or been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 10 years is eligible to have a diagnostic mammogram at the Walk f…

It’s the middle of summer, and plants are looking a bit weary. However, for early blooming plants, now is a good time to divide the plant to make more plants to share.

Well, this month is gone, and kids are going back to school soon. This week, I’m doing one I hope you like. I love cabbage any way you fix it.

Classes begin at Southside Virginia Community College on Monday, Aug. 19, but there is still time to register, apply for financial aid and meet with advisors and line up books and other supplies for college.

Halifax County Cancer Association will hold the 15th annual Walk for Hope from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Halifax County Fairgrounds.

Aug. 1: John Courtney, Glenn C. Clay, Minnie W. Allred, Bobby Blount, J. Dirck Martin, Jason Jones, Paul MacCarty, NaKisha Logan, George Mitchell, Vincent Williams

South Boston Garden Club members were joined by insurance agent donors and town of South Boston employees following completion of three beds of Stella D’Ora daylily plantings in the median of the John Randolph Boulevard entrance to the town.

Travis McClaren received “The Presidential Award” for outstanding achievement and accomplishments in the Danville Community College Great Expectations (GE) Program at the Westin Hotel in Richmond on Friday, May 17.

July 25: Bear Clark, John C. Dalton, Gladys Smiley, William P. Tuck, Letcher C. Hall, Kathryn Elayne Penzer, R.C. Compton, Nancy E. Reed, John Allen Jennings, Carrie H. Aycock, Christine Jones, Peggy Marie Rice

Time is going by too fast. Here it is, almost the end of July. The summer is almost gone. I fixed this one the other day. It’s been a while since I did it. It sure was good. This one is from a friend at church, Vicky.

The Southside Master Gardeners hosted their annual Second Saturday hypertufa workshop when more than 20 participants of all ages enjoyed being able to make their own hypertufa planter. Staunton River Battlefield State Park also hosted their Second Saturday Radical Reptiles and Fantastic Frog…