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Garrett tapped Business Associate of the Year

Surrounded by his employees, Ryan Garrett, financial advisor at Edward Jones Company, was presented with the 2014 Business Associate of the Year by Virginia Cumbey, chairman of this Business Women of Halifax County sponsored event.  

County jobless rate shows improvement in February

The jobless rate in Halifax County dropped by  four-tenths of a point in February as more residents were able to find jobs. The county’s unemployment rate continues to remain below double digits. 

More funds flowing to former Daystrom facility

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority has been awarded a $427,500 grant by the United States Community Advancement and Improvement Program (USCAIP) for use on Phase III of the IDA’s Southern Virginia Advanced Manufacturing Center on Greens Folly Road.  

Chamber unveils new look, brand

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce leaders unveiled the chamber’s new logo and branding at the 59th annual meeting and awards banquet on March 25. 

Radio host touts community, commitment, compassion

Community, commitment and compassion were topics radio host of the “Jack Gravely Show” shared with those attending the 33rd annual program and report of the Halifax County Community Federal Credit Union held at the Washington-Coleman Community Center Friday evening. 

Taking care of business

Outgoing committee and board members for the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce recognized at Tuesday’s 59th annual chamber meeting and banquet include (from left) Nick Long, Virginia Cantaloupe Festival Committee; Jeremy Catron, Senior Executive Roundtable Committee; Wanda Ellington, Annual Meeting Committee; Brandon Scearce, Virginia Cantaloupe Festival Committee; Patricia Ricketts and Kristy Johnson, Halifax Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Committee; Tammy Pool, Business After Hours Committee; and Gray Ramsey, Board of Directors.  

Chamber banquet set Tuesday

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the World of Sports. 

Jobless rate on rise in Halifax County

The jobless rate in Halifax County jumped by a full percentage point in January as more residents searched for jobs. However, the unemployment rate still managed to remain below double digits. 

After renovations, facility gearing up for new addition

In an effort to better serve the needs of people in the community, Commonwealth Assisted Living in South Boston recently has undergone numerous renovations to its existing building and is in the early stages of welcoming the addition of a new memory care unit to the facility.

Open house to celebrate loft project completion

Construction of the New Brick Historic Lofts in South Boston is complete, and Rehab Development will host a ribbon cutting and open house celebration, which will include tours of the lofts, on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Chamber to host annual meeting, awards banquet

A limited number of tickets remain for the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce 59th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.