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Public hearing set tonight on tax charge off

A light agenda is on tap tonight for the August meeting of South Boston Town Council, including a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the 2012-13 budget and a request to charge off certain delinquent real estate taxes.

Top candidate for police chief won’t be taking job

The search for a new police chief continues for Town of Halifax officials as the leading candidate for the post will not be taking the job.

Cost of retiree program adds up for school system

The Halifax County School Board’s recent decision to end the Local Option Retirement Plan will save the school system more than $8.93 million over the course of the next seven years.

Supervisor: Funds withheld to push school studies

Halifax County Board of Supervisor’s approved the release of the appropriation of the $250,000 request from the school system designated for the school efficiency review and curriculum audit at its Monday night meeting.

Solid waste disposal board meets, sets public hearing

The new Halifax County Solid Waste Disposal Authority met for the first time Monday night approving a resolution to set proposed rates, advertise proposed rates, set a public hearing on the proposed rates for Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m. and elect officers.

Former superintendent announces bid for Halifax Town Council

Former Halifax County Superintendent Dennis Witt has declared his candidacy for Halifax Town Council in a write-in campaign.

Supes to consider giving $250k to schools

Halifax County Supervisors are expected to consider paying the county school board $250,000 for conducting an efficiency review and curriculum audit of the school system when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. during the board’s regular monthly meeting in Halifax.

Council slates hearings on budget amendments

South Boston town council approved a public hearing during Monday’s work session for its Aug. 14 meeting for amendments to the 2012-2013 budget totaling $1,315,000.

SoBo considers giving another $5,000 to anti-mining group

The Virginia Coalition is asking for a second $5,000 donation from South Boston Town Council in its efforts to extend the moratorium on uranium mining and milling in Virginia.

Budget amendment, carry over projects on agenda in SoBo

A number of “housekeeping” issues confront South Boston Town Council in its July work session, scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. today at council chambers on Yancey Street.