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Supervisor candidates tackle host of issues

Two candidates for the Halifax County Board of Supervisors vying to represent Election District 6 — Larry Giordano and John Voss — faced off during a Candidates Forum Tuesday night at the Turbeville Ruritan Club.

Former Halifax County sheriff moved to Boydton facility

Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 10 months in jail for five counts of embezzlement, has been transferred from Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax, according to a Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority official.

Police charge driver in wreck that knocks out power

A 58-year-old Virgilina man was charged with having defective equipment following a wreck that occurred Monday morning on Hamilton Boulevard, 300 feet east of Greenway Drive in South Boston.

Governor’s School decision put on hold

After focusing discussion on financing transportation and enrollment for students attending a Regional Governor’s School, Halifax County School Board members decided to hold off on deciding yes or no to participating in the upcoming year.

Third Candidates Forum set Tuesday

The third of four Candidates Forums will be held on Tuesday at the Turbeville Ruritan Club in Election District 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Five hurt, damages extensive in Thursday pileup

Five people were hurt, and damages were extensive in a five-vehicle pileup that occurred Thursday around 5:30 p.m. on L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway (Highway 501), one-tenth of a mile south of State Route 610 in Halifax.

Southside Outreach Group holds banquet

William E. Coleman was the guest of honor Friday evening at the fourth annual banquet of the Southside Outreach Group, Inc., held at Washington Coleman Community Center.

Explosion rocks South Boston business

A barrel exploded early Sunday morning inside a South Boston business, shattering glass in several windows along with a light fixture and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage, according to a South Boston Fire Department spokesman.

Pay plan one step closer for teachers

Teachers in Halifax County schools got one step closer to having a pay plan after Halifax County School Board members agreed to allow the Virginia Association of School Superintendents to begin a compensation study on public school teachers here.

SoBo man burned in mobile home fire

A 20-year-old South Boston man received burns and was transported to Halifax Regional Hospital as a result of a stove fire in a mobile home on Alphonse Dairy Road Thursday afternoon.