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Supervisor: Reduce funding to Southside Services Board

ED-6 Supervisor Larry Giordano voiced strong words of consternation against the Southside Community Services Board Monday night following a closed session meeting and on the heels of an earlier presentation by Southside Community Services Board Director Donald Burge.

Public gets to weigh in on tax hikes, budgets

Halifax County Supervisors are scheduled to hold several public hearings tonight when they meet in Halifax including hearings on the 2014 reassessment that prompts a 1-cent hike in the real estate tax rate and on the $87.9 million proposed 2014-15 county budget that includes the school budget.

Committee weighs budget needs, wants in Halifax

Preliminary discussions are getting underway about what needs and wants will be included in the upcoming 2014-15 Halifax Town budget.

Owen to fill seat on Halifax County Board of Supervisors

Vernon Hill resident Norman Ray Owen was selected to fill the ED-3 supervisor seat on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors in an emergency meeting called Tuesday night.

Public hearing set tonight on reassessment, real estate tax

Halifax County Supervisors are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the 2014 reassessment that necessitates a proposed 1-cent hike in the real estate tax rate when they meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Tax hike balances budget

Halifax County’s proposed 2014/15 budget is balanced, but it will require a one-cent hike in the real estate tax rate.

County ‘in good shape’ to borrow for renovations

Halifax County has a “strong” debt profile and is in “good shape right now” for borrowing $19.27 million that will be needed to renovate the historical Halifax County Courthouse, sheriff’s department office space and industrial arts building.

Edmunds gets seat on tobacco commission

James Edmund, R-Halifax, who is serving his third term representing the 60th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, was appointed Tuesday to serve on the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

Ahead of courthouse makeover, a massive move

Before any renovations get underway on the historic Halifax Courthouse, a rash of renovations, remodeling and remakes are scheduled to take place so offices can be shuffled around to make room for the courthouse and sheriff’s office moves.

Emergency operation plan update highlights low-key SoBo meeting

A low key South Boston Town Council meeting on Monday saw Fire Chief Steve Phillips present an update on revisions to the Halifax County Emergency Operation Plan.