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Lawsuit filed against Halifax County School Board

Halifax County School Board members have been served. A lawsuit stemming from the termination of former employees’ Local Optional Retirement Plan was officially filed Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court against the Halifax County School Board.

Leadership, time change for school trustees

Halifax County Public School Board members felt it was time for a change.

Wish list too much? School board member pushes issue

One Halifax County School Board member thinks the recent “wish list” of items for consideration may be a bit too much to present to the Halifax County Board of Supervisors during upcoming budget preparations.

New Brick apartment project on fast track in South Boston

South Boston Town Council, acting on pleas from developers and members of Destination Downtown South Boston, put the New Brick Warehouse apartment project on the fast track Monday night after a pair of public hearings, paving the way for work to begin on the apartments.

Uranium bill expected to be introduced this week

Although Powhatan Republican Sen. John Watkins’ bill to lift the ban on uranium mining is still in the drafting stages, he held a news conference on Thursday to present a list of its key elements.

Southside Va. senator wants ban to remain

RICHMOND – Sen. Frank Ruff, R-Clarksville, says Virginia should keep its moratorium on uranium mining — despite a flurry of activity in recent days to lift the ban.

School board to reorganize tonight

Halifax County School Board members will begin the new year by reorganizing Monday at 7 p.m. in the public meeting room at the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Halifax Town Council selects new vice mayor

Halifax Town Council elected Councilman Jack Dunavant to serve as vice mayor during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night following a committees meeting and work session held in Halifax Town Hall.

Already in hole, ‘wish list’ eyed for schools

A $1.4 million gap is facing Halifax County School Board members as they start looking for ways to balance a budget that includes $568,855 less from the state than received last year.

Uranium mining moves forward in Richmond

Uranium mining and milling in Pittsylvania County came one step closer to becoming a reality Monday afternoon when the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission voted to move forward on drafting a bill that would lift the ban on uranium mining.