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Supreme Court upholds health care law; Cuccinelli, McDonnell outraged

The U. S. Supreme Court on Thursday morning upheld the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care law — the individual mandate that seeks to cover 30 million uninsured.

Crematorium rezoning request moves forward in South Boston

Plans for the first-ever crematorium in South Boston moved forward at Monday’s town council work session, with South Boston Town Council setting a public hearing for its July 9 meeting to receive comments on a recommendation from the planning commission to rezone two parcels along Broad Street for the establishment of a crematorium by Powell Funeral Home.

Residents to pay new garbage disposal fee in Halifax County

County residents who pay personal property taxes will be paying an additional $48 this December for an annual garbage disposal fee that goes into effect July 1.

New Halifax County administrator named

James. M. Halasz is Halifax County’s new administrator following a unanimous 7-0 vote by the Halifax County Board of Supervisors during their Monday night meeting.

New Halifax County administrator to be introduced at meeting

Halifax County Supervisors plan to introduce a new county administrator when the board meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

51 retiring employees honored in special ceremony

Outgoing School Superintendent Paul Stapleton congratulated a cafeteria full of retiring school employees and their family members on their well-deserved retirement Monday evening during a retirement reception held at Halifax County Middle School.

School lunch fees nudge up, transfers approved in Halifax County

Halifax County School Board members met Monday at Halifax County Middle School to close out the financial year, OK paying end of year bills, hike school lunch fees from $1.80 to $1.85 and approve personnel transfers for the coming year.

School board to hold end of year meeting

Halifax County School Board members will close out the school’s financial year Monday when they meet at 6 p.m. in an end of year session at Halifax County Middle School in room 120.

Town of Halifax OKs budget with 2 percent raise; no increase in taxes

Halifax Town Council unanimously passed a $1 million plus budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year during their monthly meeting Tuesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

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.