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Vacation cap OK’d by school trustees

The cap has been set. After several discussions Halifax County School Board members unanimously approved a 30-day cap on vacation leave effective June 30 for vacation earning positions within the Halifax County Public School system.

Efficiency study offers ‘path’ for school officials

What’s next for Halifax County Public Schools? The efficiency review completed in March by Prismatic has given school administration a “path,” according to Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon.

Proposal to switch voting precinct raising ruckus

“Work it out.” This was the directive the Halifax County Board of Supervisors offered Monday evening to electoral board officials and firefighters from North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department who find themselves at odds over whether the Republican Grove Precinct polling place should be moved from the fire station across the road to First Baptist Church of Republican Grove.

Supes give green light to $150,000 grant match

Halifax County Supervisors in a 7-1 vote Monday evening gave the green light to provide $150,000 in matching funds for a tobacco commission grant for renovation of the Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Voting precinct move on agenda for supervisors

Two public hearings are scheduled tonight at 6:30 p.m. when the Halifax County Board of Supervisors holds its final meeting of the year in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Green housing closer to reality in South Boston

A proposed housing project in the Poplar Creek Subdivision using green technology is a step closer to getting the “green light,” the result of a South Boston Town Council vote during Monday’s work session.

Halifax County taxes due by Dec. 5

The deadline for payment of county real estate and personal property taxes for 2012 will be Wednesday, Dec. 5, according to Halifax County Treasurer Linda Foster. 

Halifax County Planners to hold hearing on beauty shop, school

Halifax County Planning Commission members will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 7 p.m. on a conditional use permit application request from Barbara Tucker to locate a beauty shop and school at a site located adjacent to 9044 James D. Hagood Highway, approximately one and a half miles east of its intersection with Scottsburg Road.

Halifax gets a police chief

Petersburg resident Kevin Lands has been named the new police chief in the Town of Halifax. Lands fills a vacancy created at the end of last year when previous Police Chief David Martin resigned to take a position with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

IDA ponders sale, lease of building

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors came from behind closed doors Friday morning and amended a motion adopted last month to include the word “lease.”