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Halifax set to add full-time police officer

The Halifax Police Department soon will add another full-time police officer to its staff after Halifax Town Council approved the finance committee’s recommendation to upgrade the department from four to five full-time officers.

Supervisors raise real estate taxes

County taxpayers will pay one cent more on their real estate in the coming year after the Halifax County Board of Supervisors voted 6-2 to raise the real estate tax rate from the current 45-cent rate to 46 cents per $100 value.

Supervisors to set tax rate, fund school budget tonight

Setting the real estate tax rate  and appropriating $13,377,529 in local funding for the school budget are two items of business that top the agenda for Halifax County Board of Supervisors when it meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Budget: ‘Time to tighten our belts’

South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel said it’s “belt tightening time,” while presenting the town’s proposed $9,171,495 budget for 2014-15 to South Boston Town Council at Monday night’s meeting.

‘Tax’ eyed on vehicle owners not displaying current plates

With an eye toward recovering potential lost revenue, South Boston Town Council discussed implementing a tax on owners of motor vehicles in the town who do not display current license plates.

Destination Downtown, Town of South Boston receive awards for revitalization efforts

Destination Downtown South Boston and the Town of South Boston were presented with Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Awards for the dedication of over 20,000 volunteer hours to the revitalization of the downtown’s historic commercial district and for creating an investment environment in the downtown that has fostered over 250 private investments. 

Public quiet on tax, budget

No one spoke on the proposed $87.9 million 2014-15 county budget that includes the school budget during a public hearing Monday night in Halifax.

Supervisor: Reduce funding to Southside Services Board

ED-6 Supervisor Larry Giordano voiced strong words of consternation against the Southside Community Services Board Monday night following a closed session meeting and on the heels of an earlier presentation by Southside Community Services Board Director Donald Burge.

Public gets to weigh in on tax hikes, budgets

Halifax County Supervisors are scheduled to hold several public hearings tonight when they meet in Halifax including hearings on the 2014 reassessment that prompts a 1-cent hike in the real estate tax rate and on the $87.9 million proposed 2014-15 county budget that includes the school budget.

Committee weighs budget needs, wants in Halifax

Preliminary discussions are getting underway about what needs and wants will be included in the upcoming 2014-15 Halifax Town budget.