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Crews work to restore power in Southside Virginia

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative reported 192 customers remained without power in Halifax County, while Dominion Power reported 3,139 customers in Southside Virginia without power Monday at noon.

School board meets to clear up legal issues

In an effort to stay legal and not bind future school boards, Halifax County School Board members made changes to the Local Option Retirement Plan Thursday afternoon during a special called meeting with school board attorney Craig Woods of Charlottesville.

Police investigate Sunshine Mills spill into Toot’s Creek

An organic human grade fat used in the production of dog food at Sunshine Mills spilled into Toots Creek Thursday night, and Sunshine workers will spend much of the weekend cleaning up the mess.

Extended heat wave settles in for long stay in Southside

Turn up the air conditioner; grab plenty of water or head to the pool. It’s getting hot! 

Library system struggling to fill budget gap

Halifax County-South Boston Public Library Board members met Tuesday only to learn the libraries are facing a $67,358 deficit in the upcoming budget year.

Fired paraprofessionals have day in Halifax court

Two parapros who lost their jobs after a fight last April at Halifax County High School had their day in court Tuesday.

Emerald ash borer invades, attacks Halifax County trees

It’s a lean mean destroying machine, and it’s made its way into Halifax County.

Judges act to insure Halifax courthouse repairs

The Commonwealth of Virginia has issued a show cause order against the Halifax County Board of Supervisors regarding the condition of the courthouse building in Halifax, according to court records.

Well-known Halifax farmer dies from medical emergency

A well-known Halifax farmer suffered a medical emergency Tuesday afternoon at his farm on Clays Mill Road and was found unresponsive by his son.

School board to go behind closed doors to talk personnel issues

Halifax County Public School Board members will hold a special called meeting Thursday at 4 p.m. in the school board office conference room with their attorney Craig Woods of Charlottesville to discuss personnel issues.