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Halifax schools facing yet another difficult financial shortfall

Halifax County schools are feeling the brunt of a $1 million budget shortfall as they begin another round of budget discussions — and it’s a shortfall that could grow to more than $3.1 million, according to one Halifax County School Board member.

Halifax middle school student ventures to seven foreign lands

Most children his age have never been outside of their state, let alone their own country. Khalil Richardson of Halifax, a sixth grader at Halifax County Middle School, has broken the mold having visited seven foreign countries by the age of 11. The countries he has visited include Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Peru, Israel, the Czech Republic and Canada.

Community to honor King legacy in celebrations

County native the Rev. Thomas Lee Cardwell Jr. will be the keynote speaker when the Halifax County Business and Professional Council celebrates the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church located at 220 Ferry St., South Boston.

Burkeville man enters Alford plea to attempting to deliver pot to inmate

A 25-year-old Burkeville man, Antoine Sharif Jeffers, entered an Alford plea Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a felony charge for attempting to deliver marijuana to an inmate.

UPDATE: State police to lead probe of massive Halifax fire

Jane Edmunds cradled in her hand a small glass paperweight, one of the items salvaged from her historic 10206 River Road home, Creekside, which was gutted by fire Friday evening.

South Boston Dollar General worker killed in wreck

A 19-year-old Skipwith man who worked at Dollar General in South Boston succumbed to injuries he received Saturday in a single-vehicle wreck.

Another Nathalie man strikes it big

Nathalie is home to another lucky lottery winner.

Another MRSA case reported at Cluster Springs Elementary

Another confirmed case of MRSA has been reported in Halifax County Schools, this time at Cluster Springs Elementary School.

For soon-to-be retired judge, service was always his calling

Judge Michael M. Rand, who recently announced his retirement from the bench in Halifax Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, says he will have plenty to do after officially stepping down Feb. 1.

Leaders stay put on Halifax County Board of Supervisors


ED-2 Supervisor Tom West will keep the chairmanship of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors and ED-8 Supervisor W. Bryant Claiborne was elected vice-chairman for another year.