The Halifax County Dixie Boys Baseball All Star Team would like to thank all the local businesses and individuals who supported our team this year. 

WalletHub, one of those polling groups that appears in my email on scattered occasions, has released its 2019 rankings of the Happiest States in America.

There are times we feel like we are living in a perfect world. We get up each day and take everything in stride. We pray each day that things will be better than the day before. We don’t live in a perfect world, perhaps we never will. So much has happened in today’s world that we might not be able to change.

I was watching a couple of shows on television showing the terrible problem of the homeless situation in Los Angeles. 

To our great community, we offer a huge thank you for supporting our Singspiration on Saturday evening, Aug. 17, 2019.

On behalf of Petrina Carter, president and CEO at TCCAA, it is with great excitement that we announce our new website’s launch date of Aug. 26, 2019. 


Words do matter. We have seen this summer how hateful, racist words can contribute to violence and murder. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) this summer is using words to try to heal. 


With grateful hearts, members of Triangle Volunteer Fire Department extend appreciation for the tremendous support for our Family Fun Day this past Saturday.

This Sept. 1 will mark 80 years since Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. Three years later, he launched the Holocaust that murdered six million European Jews.

Misunderstood has been giving out free haircuts for 16 years now, and each year, hundreds of families trust local barbers and beauticians to trim their hair for the first day of school.


Thanks to all the sponsors, participants and volunteers that made the Halifax County Public Schools’ 2019 Back-2-School Expo an overwhelming success.  


On behalf of Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department, we would like to thank the community for coming out to the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Cruz-In on Saturday, Aug. 3. 


What a price the citizens of South Boston had to pay for a wood burning power plant in its backyard … “Our fresh, clean breathing smelling air.”

President Donald Trump continues to disappoint me and most of the people in the USA. He continues to spread hate and racism. He has no respect for anyone who does not agree with him. 


America is our country to love and be proud of. Our forefathers sacrificed so much to enable America to be the land of the free. 

I see President Trump got his wish for the border wall between the United States and Mexico. The Supreme Court ruled in his favor 5 to 4. I feel good about this. Finally, a border wall will be built.

The Alton Hunt Club held a benefit on Saturday, July 20, at the Cluster Springs Ruritan Club for one of its members who has cancer.  Dillon Shotwell, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a few months ago, is only 27 years old and is currently undergoing chemo treatments here in South Boston.  


Thank you for publishing such an informative article written by Ashley Hodge on the choice Halifax County will soon make on propane or diesel fueled school buses. 

I just want to commend you for the excellent edition of Friday’s newspaper. It was one of the most enjoyable editions I have ever read. 


I was up in South Boston on the fourth of July weekend. I went to the Oak Ridge Cemetery to visit the grave of my parents and other relatives and friends. 


The United States is suffering from moral and political paralysis. The leaders are fighting each other.  They are bogged down with complex domestic problems and cannot get anything done because they cannot agree on a solution.  Partisanship has created a do-nothing legislature.  The U.S. is facing large, complex problems so expensive that no one can offer a good solution. 

I would like to thank Paula Bryant of The Gazette-Virginian for the kind words she had to say about my efforts in fighting uranium mining in Virginia.  


On July 17, Lealand Luck wrote, “The General Assembly would rather continue to offer thoughts and prayers to victims of gun violence than pass some sensible gun control legislation.” His letter had the great virtue of being short—with nothing else whatsoever to commend it.


I watched the recent Democrat Party debates. I wanted to see if any offered any proposals that might be of value. 

Just a few days ago, I looked at your front page and read, “Process to build school outlined.” Without even a token attempt to convince us that we need a new building in the first place, our self-appointed betters are charging off to do what they want, because they want to and because they think that they can get away with it.

On behalf of the members of the Faulkner Memorial Lodge No. 91, South Boston, we would like to offer our sincere thanks to all those who helped make the recent blood drive in honor of Libby Redd a successful event.  


On June 11, Republicans in the 15th Senate District will be voting for a Republican candidate for the State Senate. As Republican committee chairmen representing the 11 localities within the 15th Senate District, we want to explain why we all endorse Senator Frank Ruff for the Republican nomination over his challenger. 


What does it take to become a good leader? First, you must have a strong faith and believe you have the ability to lead. It takes a lot of patience, compromising and hard work. No matter how hard you try, there will always be those who will oppose everything you do.

On May 29, some tapes were thrown away by mistake when they were placed in the free house at the dumpsters in South Boston. 

What in the world is the U.S.A. becoming? We’re suppose to have  freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press etc. but no freedom of our bodies (women)?

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