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Two supervisors will bow out at term’s end

Two of three members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors whose terms expire in November, William “Bill” Fitzgerald (ED-3) and Wayne Conner (ED-6), have announced they will not seek re-election to another term.

Public hearings, allocating funds top full agenda

Budget issues and three public hearings promise to dominate tonight’s Halifax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting that will get underway at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune office complex.

Destination Downtown seeks town’s help to sponsor events

Destination Downtown South Boston is asking the town for in-kind sponsorship for its two biggest events this year, the South Boston Harvest Festival and the annual South Boston Christmas Parade.

Surplus may be a boost for schools

In a split 2-1 vote, Halifax County Board of Supervisors Finance Committee members voted Wednesday afternoon to recommend the full board give the school system an extra $150,000 out of the $593,000 recently restored to the proposed budget.

Finance committee to discuss divvying up extra $593,000

Members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Finance Committee will meet this afternoon at 2 p.m. in the second floor meeting room at the County Administration Building in Halifax to discuss budget recommendations to be made at the May 6 board meeting.

Surprise! Halifax County sees big surplus

$593,000.That’s how much additional money the Halifax County Board of Supervisors anticipates having in the proposed 2013-14 budget after County Administrator Jim Halasz and Finance Director Stephanie Jackson updated them Monday night on changes impacting expenses and revenues.

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.