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  1. Midshipman recounts path to Naval AcademyRead the original story

    Monday May 25 | SoVaNow.com

    The Clarksville community observed Memorial Day by holding a Monday morning service to honor America's fighting men and women who gave their lives on the battlefield at the Mecklenburg County Veterans Memorial on Virginia Avenue. Speaking to the more than 200 people gathered at the memorial, Naval Academy Midshipman Brandon Ah said he chose a life of military service following the tragedy of 9-11, recalling that as a second-grade student he was "confused, scared and angry" by the attacks of that day.

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  2. Era ends abruptly as Thornton boltsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | SoVaNow.com

    ... marked improvement in scores, and results, with three schools anticipating that they would be fully accredited, Clarksville and La Crosse Elementary, and Park View High School. In light of news of improving SOLs, Tanner said, "I think he [Thornton] ...

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  3. Paying tribute on Memorial DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | SoVaNow.com

    The South Boston Police Department is facing a $25 million federal lawsuit with the death two years ago of a 46-year-old African-American man whose family alleges he died of cardiac The Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney office has brought in a special assistant, Richmond prosecutor Michael Herring, to weigh evidence in the death of Linwood Lambert, whose family has sued the A third candidate is looking to run for the Board of Supervisors in ED-5, joining a field that already includes incumbent Barry Bank and challenger Joseph "Joey" Rogers. The towns of Chase City, Clarksville and South Hill held Memorial Day observances over the holiday weekend.

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  4. Coleman sets retirement, Gordon and Mull step upRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | SoVaNow.com

    ... Judicial System Advisory Committee. A lifelong resident of Mecklenburg County, Gordon lives with her husband in Clarksville. During her off-hours, she fund raises for and volunteers with the Lake Country SPCA. Gordon said about her candidacy, "I am ...

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  5. Roberts to run for Board of SupervisorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | SoVaNow.com

    The approved budget includes a two cent tax increase on real estate, raising the rate from 19 cents to 21 cents per $100 assessed value. Hells Angels Motorcycle Club taps Buggs Island Lake as site of annual convention, with riders expected to roll into Clarksville at end of July The Lady Comets are seeking to land the top spot in the upcoming Conference 16 tournament, although they have tough competition from Patrick Henry-Ashland.

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  6. Hell on WheelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Shedding the interim tag, Michael Lewis was named principal of Halifax County High School by the Halifax County School Board on Monday. Lewis, who has led the school on an The Town of Clarksville, population 1,100, can expect an influx of summer guests at the end of July when members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club ride into town for their annual national conference, situated this year by Buggs Island Lake.

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  7. One principal position is settled, three more await action by School BoardRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Hells Angels Motorcycle Club taps Buggs Island Lake as site of annual convention, with riders expected to roll into Clarksville at end of July Chase City Town Council tentatively approved a $3.2 million budget for fiscal year 2016 during Monday night's council meeting. The Halifax County school division has posted several job openings on its website, including vacant principals' positions at two elementary schools - Meadville and South Boston.

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  8. Lewis named HCHS principal after filling interim roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Hells Angels Motorcycle Club taps Buggs Island Lake as site of annual convention, with riders expected to roll into Clarksville at end of July Chase City Town Council tentatively approved a $3.2 million budget for fiscal year 2016 during Monday night's council meeting. Following a 90-minute closed session Monday night, the Halifax County School Board tapped Michael Lewis to be the new principal of Halifax County High School - removing the interim tag that Lewis wore after taking over for retiring principal Albert Randolph.

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  9. Ribbons sprout up for a causeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Hells Angels Motorcycle Club taps Buggs Island Lake as site of annual convention, with riders expected to roll into Clarksville at end of July Chase City Town Council tentatively approved a $3.2 million budget for fiscal year 2016 during Monday night's council meeting. Judging from the blue ribbons plastered all around town, you might think Halifax was in the midst of a baby boy boom.

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  10. Pow Wow returns for enthusiastic, large audienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | SoVaNow.com

    ... the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, a tribe of Native Americans who inhabited the lands in and around Clarksville, including the now submerged Occoneechee Island, from about 1250 until 1720. Native Americans came from as far away as Talaqua, ...

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  11. No let-up in larcenies around Mecklenburg CountyRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Sheriff's deputies continue to be vexed by an ongoing rash of larcenies taking place throughout Mecklenburg County. The three most recent incidents took place in Clarksville and Bracey.

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  12. Friday, April 17, 2015Read the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | Daily Dispatch

    ... C; two brothers, Everett Smith of Keysville, VA and Linn Smith of Chase City, VA; one sister, Rebecca Donovan of Clarksville, VA; six grandchildren, Julia, Aaron, Lauren, Caleb, Josh, and Graeme.

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  13. More than a man to the manor bornRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    ... - the Skipwiths had left Prestwould and were farming a few hundred acres of land on the southwestern edge of Clarksville, along Buffalo Road and across from U.S. 58. Lesser men might have used their connection to the plantation and the family name ...

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  14. Duncan to manage county 911 centerRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    ... served as a member of the Boydton Volunteer Fire Department and Mecklenburg County Life Saving & Rescue Squad in Clarksville. The E911 center is the public safety answering point for emergency calls. It links together the public safety chain for ...

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  15. Occoneechee to get splash pool, sheltersRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    ... there is no swimming allowed in the park. This splash pool will help us attract more visitors to Occoneechee and Clarksville. Senator Ruff is to be congratulated for helping with this effort," said Clarksville EDA Chairman Charlie Simmons. In 2014, ...

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  16. Bank draws flak for 'tale of two cities'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    A meet-and-greet that serves as a forum for local officials to discuss their goals and plans left some real estate agents flummoxed by a recent speaker: Halifax County supervisor Barry Bank. Bank, who represents ED-5 on the Board of Supervisors, was among the guests at the monthly meeting in Clarksville of the Southern Piedmont Land & Lakes Association of Realtors , comprised of real estate agents in Halifax and western Mecklenburg counties.

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  17. Former Halifax resident returns home to run Svhec it AcademyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    ... said. "Area industries are always in need of qualified IT staff, and now with large data centers in Boydton and Clarksville, and the MBC high-speed fiber network in place to support more like them, the need for certified IT professionals in ...

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  18. HGTV channel visits Buggs Island LakeRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    HGTV is set to air a show about a local couple who found their dream home on the shores of Buggs Island Lake in Clarksville. The episode, part of the "Lakefront Bargain Hunt" series, will air Sunday, April 12 at 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 13 at 3:30 a.m., and Thursday, April 23 at 3 p.m. The show follows "real-life folks as they go in search of a lakeside retreat or vacation home at an affordable price," according to the shows website.

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  19. Hackney resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The Highway 58 Business Bridge in Clarksville - "the old bridge," in local parlance, that connects Virginia Avenue to Highway 58 on the east side of Buggs Island Lake - Construction work is nearly complete on the first 38 miles of the Virginia Southside Expansion - the natural gas pipeline project from Pittsylvania to Brunswick - with sections through Halifax Mecklenburg County school administrator Dr. Melody Hackney is resigning effective June 30, making her the 34th administrator to depart under Superintendent of Schools James Thornton, who arrived in Mecklenburg in July 2010.

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  20. Friends, family bid farewell to KerseyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The Highway 58 Business Bridge in Clarksville - "the old bridge," in local parlance, that connects Virginia Avenue to Highway 58 on the east side of Buggs Island Lake - Construction work is nearly complete on the first 38 miles of the Virginia Southside Expansion - the natural gas pipeline project from Pittsylvania to Brunswick - with sections through Halifax The grandmother who raised Jerome Kersey, Mary Kersey, is pictured here with Kersey's younger brother Jamar Florence at a celebration of the NBA star's life. The community offered a heartfelt memorial to hometown basketball great Jerome Kersey during a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, at the Clarksville Fine Arts Center.

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