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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 John Watkins has withdrawn for consideration his legislation that would lift Virginia’s 30 plus year moratorium on uranium mining, one local legislator said concerned citizens and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.

Uranium opponents travel to Richmond

Two chartered buses loaded with uranium mining opponents traveled to Richmond Monday to urge legislators to keep the moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia.

Fairgrounds master plan perturbs county supervisors

Halifax County Supervisors are disturbed and disappointed over the master plan for the almost 250-acre Halifax County Fairgrounds that Dewberry of Danville unveiled last week during the board’s strategic planning session held at Riverstone.

Delegate urges mining opponents to attend session

Opponents of uranium mining will have an opportunity to comment or at least be counted Thursday when the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee hears Sen. John Watkin’s Bill 1353 that introduces legislation to establish regulatory and licensing requirements for Virginia Uranium Inc., the Chatham-based company that hopes to mine the Coles Hill deposit in Pittsylvania County.