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Flagpole to salute late South Boston mayor’s memory

The recently completed flag structure at Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Boston will be dedicated to late South Boston Mayor Carroll Thackston at 5 p.m. on Monday prior to the joint meeting of South Boston and Halifax town councils and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.

Planners hear plea for chickens

South Boston resident Joy Coe appeared before the South Boston Planning Commission Wednesday and asked them to consider a change in the town’s zoning ordinance to allow her to keep chickens at her Grove Avenue home.

Town of Halifax workers in line for raise

Halifax Town Council members got their first glimpse Tuesday night of the 2013-14 budget that totals $1.4 million and represents a 38.72 percent increase over the current budget.

Buffalo Soldier Raymond Shelton honored by SoBo council

At 98-years of age, World War II veteran Raymond Shelton is still active in the community, he still drives, and he still plays the piano at two churches and several nursing homes in South Boston.

Speece named vice-mayor of South Boston

Coleman Speece, who has served on South Boston Town Council for more than 10 years, was appointed vice-mayor Monday night at council’s monthly meeting.

Halifax Town Council slated to talk budget

Halifax Town Council members will hear the first reading of the upcoming year’s budget when they hold their regular monthly meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Taxes kept steady; increase would have boosted schools

Real estate taxes are not going up in the coming year. Halifax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday evening to keep the real estate tax rate at 45 cents per $100 valuation.

Vehicle, animal fees will increase

Rates and fees for vehicles, businesses and animals will increase July 1 after Halifax County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday night to approve the fee schedule as recommended by county staff.

Increase in taxes on table Monday night

Setting the tax rate and approving the 2013-14 fee schedule and school budget allocation tops the agenda for the Halifax County Board of Supervisors when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

South Boston fire calls increase in 2012

Emergency medical service calls (EMS) leveled out, but fire calls increased in 2012 over the previous year, South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips told South Boston Town Council at Monday’s work session.