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Center to be dedicated in memory of late SoBo mayor

The Virginia National Guard will hold a ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the South Boston readiness center to dedicate the facility to the memory of the late Maj. Gen. Carroll Thackston, former Adjutant General of Virginia. 

Getting off at a different bus stop? Not under changed plan

Bus notes are a thing of the past. Halifax County Public School Board members unanimously approved changes to the Code of Student Conduct and parent notifications Monday night that in essence prevent parents from writing bus notes for their children to get off at a different bus stop.

Former sheriff due back in court Friday

Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin is scheduled to appear in Halifax County Circuit Court at 10:30 a.m. Friday for a motions hearing and other pre-trial matters.

Hearing held on nursing home bed transfer

Halifax Regional Health System’s proposal to relocate 54 nursing home beds from the recently closed South Boston Manor was the subject of a public hearing Tuesday afternoon in town council chambers in South Boston.

Energy-saving proposal presented to board

Are Halifax County Public Schools energy efficient?

Halifax Regional, Sentara complete, sign agreement

The merger between Halifax Regional Health System and Sentara Healthcare is now a done deal, following approval last Monday by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Scottsburg celebration will march on after all

Since rains forced the cancellation of this year’s Independence Day celebration in Scottsburg, organizers said they plan to try again to host the daylong schedule of summer festivities on Saturday, July 27.

Anti-uranium documentary to be screened Saturday

Hollywood is coming to Halifax this weekend when the public is invited to view a free screening of a new a one hour, 20 minute anti-uranium mining documentary Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Halifax County High School auditorium.

School board expected to adjust budget

Halifax County School Board members will hold a work session Monday at 5 p.m. in the school board conference room prior to their regular scheduled meeting in the public meeting room at 6 p.m.

Occupancy, meals tax revenues feeding off construction projects

All the figures are not in quite yet, but the Town of South Boston is benefiting economically from ongoing construction at the South Boston Energy Plant and the Maple Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant.