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Bill plows through allowing minors to work on farms

The U. S. House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday aimed at ensuring federal bureaucrats do not have the power in the future to propose a rule that would prevent young people from working on family farms.

Governor requests federal assistance for storm damage

Halifax is among the counties for which Gov. Bob McDonnell has requested federal disaster assistance to reimburse for its costs associated with responding to the widespread severe derecho wind storm that affected the entire state June 29-30 and the heavy thunderstorms with high winds and hail that occurred the evening of June 30 and the afternoon of July 1.

UPDATE: Decision shocks school retirees

The Halifax County School Board emerged from its second lengthy closed meeting in as many nights on Tuesday and voted unanimously to terminate the Local Option Retirement Plan.

UPDATE: New principals named, central office staff restructured

New principals were named to fill vacancies at three county schools, and central office staff underwent a restructuring Monday evening when the Halifax County School Board went behind closed doors in Halifax for a five-hour marathon session.

School board to hold ‘interesting meeting’ Monday

Halifax County School Board members will meet at 4 p.m. Monday for a special called meeting in the school board conference room at Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon’s request.

Judge appointed in Commonwealth vs. Board of Supervisors

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia Cynthia D. Kinser has appointed retired Judge Donald H. Kent to preside in the show cause case brought by the Commonwealth of Virginia against the Halifax County Board of Supervisors regarding the condition of the courthouse building in Halifax.

Offer made to next potential chief of police

Halifax soon may have a new police chief if the top applicant accepts a “conditional offer” from town council.

For town without police chief, the search continues

The search continues for a new Halifax Police Chief.

CPA to take on role of finance director

The school’s finance director position has been filled. The position, formally held by Chief Financial Officer Bill Covington who retired June 30, was filled Monday evening when Halifax County School Board members unanimously approved Jason H. Camp as director of finance for Halifax County Public Schools.

SoBo Town Council member resigns; moving out of area

South Boston Town Council member Connie Manning has announced she is stepping down from her elected position effective Aug. 31.