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Scottsburg Fourth of July celebration canceled

For the first time in the history of the event, this year’s 4th of July celebration in Scottsburg has been cancelled after excessive rains rendered the parking area surrounding the event unusable, organizers said.

Retirees to proceed with individual lawsuits

Mike Wilborne and Phyllis Jackson, two of the plaintiffs in the Local Optional Retirement Plan case, said Monday afternoon that although one door was shut, another one was opened as the group of retirees met following the court hearing. 

Police brought in to probe fire at pool house

The American Legion Post 8 swimming pool on Jeffress Street in South Boston is closed until further notice, according to American Legion Commander Tommy Whitlow.

Woman injured in wreck

A 56-year-old Scottsburg woman was injured and taken to Halifax Regional Hospital following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday at 7:39 a.m. on State Route 720, two miles south of Highway 360.

School retirees' lawsuit essentially tossed in court

It seemed almost all of the 105 Halifax County School retirees who brought a lawsuit for declaratory judgment against the Halifax County School Board packed the circuit courtroom in Halifax on Monday morning.

Retirees get day in court

After months of frustration, Halifax County School retirees are getting their day in court this morning at 9:30 when Halifax County School Board members will face the 105 former public school employees and Local Optional Retirement Plan retirees in Halifax County Circuit Court during a motions hearing in the civil case.

Halifax grad, now fugitive, featured on CBS’s 48 Hours

A Mary Bethune High School graduate and former Halifax County resident may be on the run again, according to a documentary that aired Saturday night on CBS’s 48 Hours.

Bond resolution adopted

The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors approved a bond resolution allowing the sale of a $2,465,000 water and sewer system bond to the Virginia Resource Authority in order to finance the Cowford Road, Terry’s Creek and Lasco projects.

Four vehicles involved in Wednesday accident

A 75-year-old Amherst man, Edwin C. Falls, was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a four-vehicle wreck that occurred Wednesday morning at the intersection of Route 360 (Bethel Road) and U.S. Highway 360 sending five people to the hospital with minor injuries. 

Committee reviews library technology, efficiency

The joint library committee met Thursday morning in Halifax to further discuss the future of the county’s library system including proposed technological advances and promoting efficiency.