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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.

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.