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Grant funds mobile radios

The South Boston Police Department has been awarded a $55,604 grant to purchase more technologically advanced mobile radios, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II announced in Richmond on Wednesday.

Harrell tapped to fill seat on SoBo council

South Boston Town Council voted unanimously Monday afternoon to appoint Winston Harrell to fill the vacancy created when former Councilman Edward Owens was elected mayor.  

Supes, school board members talk budget savings, future projects

Halifax County School Board members and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors shared budget needs and possible future projects during their annual joint planning session Thursday morning in the school board conference room at the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax. 

Town of Halifax seeking events planner

The Town of Halifax will be advertising for a new events coordinator to fill the position left vacant by the resignation of Susie Robbins.

Business owners outside of downtown object to ordinance rewrites

South Boston Town Council, acting in response to an outpouring of citizen comment against portions of a proposed zoning ordinance rewrite, voted 3-2 Monday to send it back to the South Boston Planning Commission for further study.

Halifax Council eyes insurance alternative

Halifax Town Council has opted out of the new VRS Virginia Local Disability Program and is expected to opt instead for a comparable employer-paid disability program when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Halifax Town Hall.

New supervisors take office oath

Newly elected supervisors from ED-2, ED-3 and ED-6 took their oaths of office along with Halifax County’s new Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin at the beginning of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting Monday night in Halifax.

New faces to take oath of office at county meeting

Newly elected supervisors from ED-2, ED-3 and ED-6 will take their oaths of office tonight at 6:30 p.m. when the Halifax County Board of Supervisors meets in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Cuts to tobacco farmers brewing outrage

Southside tobacco farmers scheduled to receive federal tobacco payments in 2014 will be the big losers if proposed cuts are made to the U. S. Department of Agriculture due to “sequestration.”

Council gives nod to land transfers

South Boston Town Council convened as a whole prior to Monday’s work session committee meetings to approve a land transfer to the Halifax County Service Authority and to approve vacating a portion of an unopened street.