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SoBo budget: Department heads plead for funding

It wasn’t so much about wants but needs when South Boston Town Council’s Finance Committee met Monday in council chambers to receive budget requests from a number of department heads.

SoBo budget: Some agencies want more, others satisfied

A number of agencies currently receiving funding from the Town of South Boston asked for additional funding in 2014-15, during South Boston Town Council’s meeting on Monday, while several others seemed satisfied with their current funding level.

Meet Diego: K-9 cop specifically trained to ‘sniff out’ narcotics

For Lt. D. H. Barksdale, a K-9 handler at the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, his dog, Diego, is more than just a work dog — he’s a friend and member of the Barksdale family. “Diego is my buddy. He’s my partner. He is a family pet,” Barksdale said. Barksdale has had the 5-year-old Dutch Shepherd since 2011, and man’s best friend already was trained when the sheriff’s office purchased him.

Halifax tourism wins two awards

Growth of tourism in Halifax County was recognized over the weekend when the Department of Tourism received two awards, Visitor Center of the Year and Heritage Tourism for the Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival, both presented by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB). 

Police report: Conversation with Jesus ends in crash

A charge of reckless driving is pending against a 56-year-old Halifax woman who was seriously injured and airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Thursday night on Mountain Road near Ball Park Loop in Halifax.

Man faces mob assault, conspiracy, trespassing, street gang charges

A 22-year-old South Boston man faces two felony charges of assault with intent by mob, charges of conspiracy, being in a criminal street gang, trespassing and two counts of assault and battery, according to South Boston Police Department records.

Driver airlifted to Duke following Friday wreck

A two-vehicle wreck late Friday morning in the 6000 block of Bethel Road resulted in the driver of one of the vehicles involved being airlifted to Duke University Medical Center.

Granddaughter of Scottsburg’s July 4th parade founder trying to save tradition

For Destiney Perkins of Scottsburg, the annual Scottsburg Fourth of July Parade was a time to spend the day with her grandfather and watch as he passed out participation ribbons to everyone in the parade. 

Pastors dedicate tombstone to local educator

Baptist moderators, pastors, ministers and citizens of Halifax County and surrounding areas gathered Saturday afternoon to dedicate a tombstone at the gravesite of Professor Caleb Robinson. 

Stabbing victim has local ties

A 35-year-old Ringgold man, with ties to Halifax County, was killed Thursday evening following a stabbing at his 105 Calvin Road residence.