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Education board OKs A-F school grading system

The Virginia Board of Education unanimously approved an A-F grading system that will assign letter grades to schools based on the percentages of students demonstrating proficiency, academic growth and college and career readiness. 

Bobby Conner to retire as Circuit Court clerk

Robert W. “Bobby” Conner, Clerk of Court for Halifax County Circuit Court for nearly a quarter of a century, has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31.

With no money, upgrades eyed down the road

Despite having no money for road construction programs for three more years, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting with the Virginia Department of Transportation Thursday in Halifax to review the county’s current Six-Year Road Plan.

Halifax events coordinator steps down

Halifax Events Coordinator Susi Robbins announced her resignation Tuesday night during the Halifax Town Council committees meeting and work session in Halifax Town Hall.

Report: McAuliffe takes firm stance against uranium

When Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe takes office in January, he will veto any legislation that facilitates uranium mining in the state.

Supervisors delay rezoning Shepherd’s Gate community

Halifax County Supervisors wasted no time Monday night tabling action on Mary Blakeslee’s request to rezone the Belt Subdivision in the Shepherd’s Gate community to allow single-family residential dwellings.

McAuliffe takes Virginia, but Halifax County leans GOP

With 95 percent of the votes counted statewide Tuesday night at press time, Terry McAuliffe had declared victory while holding on to a slim lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in a very tight Virginia gubernatorial election.

Supes to consider rezoning issue

Halifax County Supervisors plan to reconsider Mary Blakeslee’s request to rezone the Belt Subdivision in the Shepherd’s Gate community to allow single-family residential dwellings when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

SoBo Council OKs public hearings for budget amendments

South Boston Town Council, at its Monday work session, authorized a public hearing for its Nov. 4 meeting regarding a budget amendment appropriating monies to both the New Brick Lofts housing project and Washington-Coleman Community Center.

Final Candidates Forum to be held Tuesday at museum

The final of four Candidates Forums will be held on Tuesday at the South Boston/Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History in South Boston beginning at 6:30 p.m.