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Halifax council orders special election for vacant seat

Halifax Town Council got the ball rolling Tuesday night to fill the Ward A seat that will be vacated June 30 when the resignation of Councilman Tom Brown becomes effective.

Residents question Halifax speed trap

Some area residents are questioning whether Halifax has become a speed trap, Halifax Council members said Tuesday night during their regular monthly council meeting.   

SoBo Council adopts budget without fanfare

South Boston Town Council passed a $9.5 million 2013-14 budget on its first reading Monday night, the revenue figures representing a 17 percent decrease from the year before.

Retired executive seeks SoBo council seat

Jim Debiec has thrown his hat in the ring for the seat on South Boston Town Council formerly occupied by Connie Manning and currently occupied on an interim basis by former Councilman Morris Bryant.

Courthouse renovations a step closer

Halifax County Board of Supervisors came out of closed session Monday night and unanimously approved a contract with CJMW Architecture for architecture, design and engineering services for the historic Halifax County Courthouse.

Courthouse architectural contract up for approval

Halifax County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a contract with CJMW Architecture of Lynchburg for architectural and engineering services for the historic Halifax County Courthouse tonight when it meets at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Town of Halifax council member picks up packet to seek election

Halifax Council member Kristy Johnson announced Sunday she will seek election in November to the Ward D seat she currently holds.

Halifax Councilman Tom Brown resigns

Halifax Councilman Tom Brown will resign from Halifax Town Council effective the end of June.

Hendricks to challenge GOP incumbent for House seat

Farmville community activist and human rights advocate Jasper Hendricks announced last week he plans to challenge Republican incumbent Del. James Edmunds II for the 60th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

EcoMod houses nearly finished

Neighbors may be “green” with envy, once two EcoMod houses in the Poplar Creek Subdivision are complete, and that day is fast approaching, South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel told council on Monday.