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Farm organization wants Sunday hunting ban upheld

Allowing Sunday hunting would create a lose-lose situation for Virginia citizens, and the state’s largest farm advocacy group continues to oppose it, according to the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.

Gas prices stabilize, yet remain at all-time highs for January

Three weeks into the new year gas prices stabilized somewhat, yet remain at historic highs for the month of January.

South Boston man enters Alford plea to A&B of police officers


A 52-year-old South Boston man, Matthew Hubbard Jr., entered an Alford plea Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of charges for felony assault and battery of two South Boston Police officers.

Halifax County authorities probe thefts

Halifax County authorities are investigating a rash of thefts that occurred over the past few days.

Search on for new Halifax County IDA director

Newly appointed Halifax County Industrial Development Authority member Chris Lumsden will chair the committee charged with searching for a new executive director to replace Mike Sexton.

TV show set to air on missing Halifax County woman

Hattie Brown’s mysterious disappearance will be the subject of a 30-minute documentary featured on “Find Our Missing” series to be aired on TV One Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9 p.m.

Accidents keep South Boston police jumping

Thursday was not a good day for drivers in the Town of South Boston.

Senate agriculture committee votes to overturn Sunday hunting ban

Not being able to hunt on Sundays soon may be a thing of the past after a Senate committee approved a bill to permit hunting for animals in season on Sundays on private land.

Board to pay at least $12,000 in search for new superintendent

Halifax County School Board will use the services of the Virginia School Board Association in its search for a new school superintendent.

Halifax man to serve 15 years in dog fighting case


Halifax County resident Jonathan Kennard Williams, aka “Scooter,” will serve 188 months in prison for charges related to drugs, guns and dog fighting, according to Brian P. McGinn, public affairs specialist for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia.