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Planners approve crematorium

The South Boston Planning Commission recommended approval of Powell Funeral Home’s request to rezone property along Broad Street for construction of a crematorium at Wednesday’s meeting.

Confusion dominates school board meeting on retirement changes

After much discussion and confusion, Halifax County School Board members unanimously defeated a motion to change employee retirement policy and tabled further action until they can meet with the county school board attorney during a special called meeting to be held in July.

SoBo residents air neglected property complaints

The Town of South Boston has elected to raze 129 structures over the past five years through its blight abatement program, but the problem remains, judging from Monday’s town council meeting.

Four Halifax Council candidates file by deadline

Four Halifax town residents have picked up candidate forms and qualified for the Nov. 6 General Election, according to Halifax County Registrar Judy Meeler.

And the new county administrator is ... still a secret

Halifax County Supervisors are poised to introduce a new county administrator at the board’s June 25th meeting, according to ED-1 Supervisor J. T. Davis.

History or safety: Council considers razing cotton mill stack

South Boston Town Council finds itself at a crossroads with historic preservation at odds with public safety, and a decision must come soon, Town Manager Ted Daniel said at Monday’s monthly work session.

First installments of county real estate tax due Tuesday

Halifax County Treasurer Linda Foster reminds county residents the first installment of the 2012 Halifax County real estate tax is due Tuesday.

Halifax County school layoffs still in limbo

Halifax County Public School System employees patiently await the arrival of their contracts which have been sent out for professional employees and will be sent out the end of next month for classified employees.

Service Authority talks reappointment, state mandates; takes tour of wastewater facility

Thomas Walton has been nominated for reappointment to the Halifax County Service Authority, and now his nomination will go to the Halifax County Board of Supervisors and both Halifax and South Boston town councils for approval.

Supes turn to consulting firm to find new administrator

Although the search for a new county administrator is taking longer than expected, Halifax County Supervisors are scheduled to interview two more viable candidates within the next 10 days, County Administrator George Nester said Tuesday.