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Coyote hunting hearing tonight in Halifax County

The public will have its opportunity tonight to tell the Halifax County Board of Supervisors how it feels about changing an existing ordinance to permit hunting from ground level with rifles larger than .22 caliber rimfire in an effort to manage the county’s coyote and deer populations.

As real estate values go down, taxes go up

Halifax County real estate taxpayers will pay 45 cents per $100 value on their land holdings when they ante up in the coming year.

South Boston looks at $9.9M budget for 2012-13

South Boston town council got its initial look at a proposed $9,906,802 budget for 2012-2013 at Monday night’s work session, a 1 percent decrease from last year’s budget of $10,007,167.

For budget, Halifax County schools play a waiting game

Halifax County School Board members continue to scratch their heads as they deal with filling a $1.8 million budget gap created largely by Virginia Retirement System reforms being proposed by the state.

Questions for a lawyer: Should board members make the call?

Halifax County School Board wrestled with whether individual members should have a direct line to the school board’s attorney. The discussion arose Thursday evening prior to the board’s scheduled work session. Concerned ED-5 trustee Roger Long added the item to the agenda citing legal responsibilities of school board members as they tackle the budget.

Two percent raise eyed for Halifax workers; fee hike proposed

A 2 percent cost of living raise is in the works for Halifax County employees, while county households are looking at paying a $4 per month solid waste disposal fee to bring in an extra $500,000 needed to cover expenditures added to the proposed $87.7 million 2012-13 county budget Monday night.

Speakers plead to Halifax supervisors for funds, no tax hike

A total of 18 speakers sought more funding and decried raising taxes Monday evening during a public hearing on the $87,658,359 2012-13 county budget draft that proposes an increase in real estate taxes to 47 cents.

Pair speaks on Halifax County tax increase

Halifax County Board of Supervisors had 100 percent participation at a public hearing held Thursday night on increasing the real estate tax rate from the current 43 cents to 45 cents to offset the decrease in the recent general reassessment of real property that went into effect Jan. 1.

Halifax police chief ad gets green light

Halifax is looking for a police chief, it’s official now.