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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.

Judge named to juvenile bench

Halifax attorney Robert Morrison was appointed to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court bench for the Tenth Judicial District on Wednesday, according to Judge Joel C. Cunningham’s office.

School finance director not certified public accountant

Newly hired Halifax County Public Schools Director of Finance Jay Camp is not a certified public accountant as previously reported when he was hired in July.

White sworn in as first female judge in Halifax County

Barely three years after Joel C. Cunningham was sworn in as the first African-American Circuit Judge for the 10th Judicial Circuit, former Commonwealth’s Attorney Kimberly Slayton White was sworn in Tuesday as its first female judge.

School board stands firm on retirement plan decision

Facing a packed house of angry and disenchanted school system retirees, the Halifax County School Board stood firm Monday night on its decision to terminate the Local Option Retirement Plan.

Special election date to be set

Halifax County Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Freshour is set to fill the position of acting commonwealth’s attorney, following the appointment of Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White to the 10th Judicial Circuit last week.

Upset retirees to share frustrations with board

More than a dozen former Halifax County Public School employees are prepared to address school board members to express their concerns about their decision to terminate the Local Option Retirement Plan.

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.