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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.

Transfer of nursing home beds subject of July 9 public hearing

Halifax Regional Health System’s proposal to relocate a total of 54 nursing bed homes from the recently-closed South Boston Manor will be the subject of a public hearing on July 9 at town council chambers in South Boston.

New assistant principals named at middle, high schools

New high school and middle school assistant principals were named Monday night when Halifax County School Board members emerged from a special called meeting closed session held in the school board conference room at the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Gas war breaks out as new station opens in Centerville

Summer came in with a bang at the pump. With the opening of Murphy Express gas station on Old Halifax Road on Thursday, the battle of the lowest price of unleaded gas began. 

Senator: Education best hope for region

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va) stopped at South Boston’s ABB Inc. plant Friday morning to tour the manufacturing facilities before holding an employee town hall meeting that was open to the public. 

Weekend ceremony marks bridge victory

Tuesday marks the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge, and many local residents made their way to Staunton River Battlefield State Park on Friday night and Saturday morning to remember the Confederate victory.

1963 Mary Bethune Alum to travel long distances for 50th reunion

With less than two weeks left until the Mary Bethune Class of 1963 50th class reunion takes place June 28-30, many class members are preparing to travel to South Boston from all parts of the country to celebrate reaching this important mark.

Special event planned for historic Cluster Springs Home

The staff and youth of Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes have been working hard in preparation for the upcoming special event “Re-opening the Door to Sunnyview at Cluster Springs.”