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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.

Local lawmakers ready to battle to keep moratorium

Legislators will return to Richmond on Wednesday when the General Assembly reconvenes for its short session, and Delegate James Edmunds II and Senator Frank Ruff say they are ready to fight to keep uranium in the ground in Pittsylvania County.

Local lawmakers ready to battle to keep moratorium (2)

Legislators will return to Richmond on Wednesday when the General Assembly reconvenes for its short session, and Delegate James Edmunds II and Senator Frank Ruff say they are ready to fight to keep uranium in the ground in Pittsylvania County.

School board members to get first look at governor’s budget proposal

Halifax County School Board members and Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon will hold their first budget work session today at 5 p.m. in the school board conference room at the Mary Bethune office complex.

County gets good grade for letting taxpayers see how money is spent

Halifax County received a B on its report card grading how good county officials are at letting taxpayers see how their money is spent.