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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. 

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.