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Presentations to highlight joint meeting tonight

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint meeting with South Boston and Halifax town councils to hear three presentations tonight beginning at 6 in the second floor conference room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Halifax County Registrar makes election to retire

After serving as county registrar for two decades, Cluster Springs resident Judy Meeler has decided to call it quits.

Halifax Council donates $5,000 to Coalition

In an effort to keep the statewide ban on uranium mining, Halifax Town Council unanimously approved a $5,000 donation for Virginia during its monthly meeting Tuesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

Commonwealth's Attorney candidates square off at forum

By Ashley Hodge 

Staff writer 

The two candidates for Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Michael Freshour and Tracy Quackenbush-Martin, participated in an open forum Tuesday night at Mt. Laurel Ruritan Club featuring a question and answer session with Nick Long, general manager of 95.3 WHLF FM, moderating.

School Board candidates square off at forum

By Ashley Hodge 

Staff writer 

Tuesday began the first of four public candidate forums featuring candidates running for local offices. The forums are being sponsored by the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and Halifax County Farm Bureau. 

SoBo Council donates $5,000 for fight against uranium mining

Resident speaks in opposition to donation

South Boston Town Council voted unanimously at Monday’s meeting to make a $5,000 donation to the Virginia Coalition in its fight to keep the ban on uranium mining in neighboring Pittsylvania County.

Supes fund $5,000 to continue fight against uranium mining

Continuing to lend support to keeping the ban on uranium mining, Halifax County Board of Supervisors voted 5-1, with two abstentions, to give The Virginia Coalition $5,000.

After request from SoBo council, town manager to stay on

South Boston Town Council came out of closed session Monday night and asked current Town Manager Ted Daniel to stay on as town manager until late summer 2014.

IDA delays giving $5,000 to anti-mining organization

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority members referred Virginia Coalition’s request for funding to the finance committee Friday morning after discussion showed the board was split down the middle on making an immediate $5,000 contribution as requested by IDA Chairman John Cannon, who also chairs Virginia Coalition.

New pumper joins fleet in town of Halifax

The Halifax Volunteer Fire Department recently purchased a new $385,000 KME custom pumper with a 1,500-gallon per minute pump and a 1,000-gallon water tank from Slagle’s Fire Equipment.