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Council presents Lt. Steve Cassada’s family with framed resolution

Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy and Mayor Dick Moore praised the late Lt. Steve Cassada for his dedication to the residents of Halifax County as they presented his family a framed resolution commemorating his years of public service Tuesday evening prior to the regular monthly meeting of Halifax Town Council.

Raises in the works, but funding in limbo

Halifax County School administrators are being joined by Gov. Bob McDonnell in their efforts to secure raises for teachers and other school employees this year.

Lawmakers to governor: Don’t give in to uranium

Six Southside Virginia legislators are asking Gov. Bob McDonnell not to proceed with developing new mining regulations as he is being asked to do by uranium supporters after legislation for that same purpose failed last month.

Fairground confusion cleared; four proposals unveiled

Confusion surrounding a master plan for the Halifax County Fairgrounds was cleared up Monday evening when Dewberry of Danville presented its total four-scheme proposal the firm had developed for the county which includes future economic development suggestions.

Board honors dedication of beloved lawman

“He was an officer and a gentleman,” said ED-3 Supervisor William (Bill) Fitzgerald describing the late Lt. Steven Michael Cassada of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office who died unexpectedly Jan. 5.

Budget balancing process begins for Halifax County

Halifax County Supervisors serving on the finance committee got their first glimpse at the proposed 2014 budget that contains $86,293,607 in revenues and $91,311,656 in expenses.

Budget balancing process begins for Halifax County (2)

Halifax County Supervisors serving on the finance committee got their first glimpse at the proposed 2014 budget that contains $86,293,607 in revenues and $91,311,656 in expenses.

Supervisors to honor memory of law officer

Halifax County Supervisors are expected to honor the memory of veteran law enforcement officer Steve M. Cassada tonight when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Delegate urges opponents of uranium to stay vigilant

Although Sen. John Watkins has withdrawn for consideration his legislation that would lift Virginia’s 30 plus year moratorium on uranium mining, one local legislator said concerned citizens and opponents should not let their guard down.

Uranium measure yanked in Senate

A bill to effectively lift the ban on uranium mining was pulled from the docket just before it was to be voted on Thursday by the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, according to a spokesperson in Del. James Edmunds’ office.