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With help of SoBo, library to re-open doors Wednesdays

Users of the South Boston Library are reading a little easier after South Boston Town Council voted Monday night to appropriate up to $14,000 in additional funding the remainder of the current fiscal year to restore Wednesday operating hours to the library.

SoBo council approves contribution to coalition, additional library funding

South Boston Town Council unanimously approved Monday night a $5,000 contribution to the Virginia Coalition to help the organization in its efforts keep the statewide moratorium on uranium mining.

Contribution to fight uranium on SoBo council agenda

South Boston Town Council will consider a recommendation from the finance committee to contribute $5,000 to the Virginia Coalition when it meets tonight at 8 p.m. at council chambers on Yancey Street.

Supervisors put $60,000 Prizery funding on hold

Following advice from County Administrator Jim Halasz, Halifax County Supervisors did not commit funding $60,000 to The Prizery Tuesday night, opting instead to refer Prizery board members’ pleas to a committee of two, ED-8 Supervisor W. Bryant Claiborne and ED-4 Supervisor Doug Bowman, for further review of the donation’s impact on the budget.

Speakers complain over $48 trash disposal fee

Four county residents voiced their opposition to the county imposing a $48 annual fee for trash disposal on their personal property tax bills this fall.

Prizery funding hits snag by supervisors

Halifax County Supervisors are being advised not to commit funding $60,000 to The Prizery until staff has further opportunity to fully evaluate this request and its impact on the budget.

Unexpected costs hit Halifax County schools

Halifax County Public School board members were informed Thursday evening at a school board work session of extra costs the school system is now facing despite balancing the budget in March. 

Retirement plan on Thursday meeting agenda

The controversial Local Option Retirement Plan (LORP) is among the items slated for discussion Thursday evening when Halifax County School Board members hold an information work session at 5:30 p.m. in the public meeting room at Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

Council discusses library consolidation at retreat

South Boston Town Council, noting budget reductions that have cut personnel and operating hours at both the South Boston and Halifax libraries, wants to revisit the issue of library consolidation versus two facility operations.

Council OKs VFW sweepstakes; attorney questions permit issue

Halifax Town Council on Wednesday night approved new amendments to the town’s zoning ordinance and a special use permit for VFW Post #8243 and L. A. Bingo Inc. to operate a sweepstakes.