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SoBo readiness center named in honor of Thackston

The Virginia National Guard dedicated the South Boston readiness center to the memory of the late Maj. Gen. Carroll Thackston, former Adjutant General of Virginia, during a ceremony held Saturday. 

Janice Powell appointed to Ward A seat on Halifax council

Halifax Town Council appointed Janice Powell to fill the vacant Ward A seat on council during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

Halifax police getting new vehicles, firearms

Halifax police will soon be cruising around town in four new patrol cars, according to Halifax Police Chief Kevin Lands.

Hurt touts energy development expansion, creation of state jobs

Kickstarting his Route 15 tour, Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) got an early start on a rainy Monday morning greeting supporters and concerned 5th District constituents at the Hardee’s in Riverdale.

Texting and driving becomes a primary offense in Virginia

Starting today, police will be able to pull drivers over if they suspect a person is texting while driving.

Former school board member announces bid for supervisor

Former Halifax County School Board member Arthur Reynolds formally announced Wednesday his candidacy for the ED-3 seat on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.

SoBo project passed over for state grant funding

Funding for the Washington-Coleman Housing Project was not included in the pool of $6.8 million for 11 projects designated for Community Development Block Grant funding announced Friday by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Two speakers voice disappointment on road plan

Two county residents voiced their concerns Monday evening about the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Six Year Improvement Plan for secondary roads in Halifax County.

SoBo council adopts budget

South Boston Town Council convened as a whole and adopted a $9,765,854 budget for 2013-14 on its second reading before Monday’s June work session.

Public hearing set tonight on Six-Year Road Plan

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint public hearing with the Virginia Department of Transportation tonight at 6:30 p.m. to hear comments on the Secondary Six-Year Plan for FY 2014-19 and Secondary Construction Budget for 2014.