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Pair honored for leadership roles on IDA board

Former Halifax County Industrial Development Authority board members Lisa Kipps-Brown and Marcus M. Hargrave were recognized and presented resolutions of appreciation Friday during the regular monthly meeting of the authority board.

Murder suspect sentenced for sex offender charges

James Lloyd Terry, a 41-year-old Halifax resident accused of capital murder and rape related to the April 2011 death of 84-year-old Charlotte Osborne Rice, was sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of five-year sentences for failing to register as a sex offender.

NAACP leader selected as speaker

The Rev. Frank E. Coleman will be the guest speaker for the Halifax County Community Federal Credit Union’s 32nd annual meeting and banquet to be held at the Leggett Auditorium of the Halifax Regional Health System in South Boston on Friday, March 29 6 at p.m. 

Love of children leads to classroom job

After working in the textile industry and hating “every day of it,” Sharon Jennings quit her job and began her career in something she loved.

Finances dominate library meeting

With no quorum present Halifax County/South Boston Public Library board members could take no action when they met Tuesday afternoon at the South Boston Public Library.

Governor’s School remains in limbo

No decision has been made on whether Halifax County students will be able to participate in the Regional Governor’s School at SVCC in Keysville in the coming school year.

Even with raises, some school workers to have pay slashed

The good news is all county school employees will be getting a 2 percent pay raise in the coming school year.

$1.4 million in retirement funds reallocated in schools

Halifax County School Board members find themselves embroiled in a lawsuit over termination of the Local Optional Retirement Plan, a program that had allowed recent retirees to earn 20 percent of their salary at the time of retirement in return for filling in for work at the schools on a part-time or temporary basis. 

Finance committee ponders staff reductions in schools

With no place else to turn for funding, Halifax County School administrators have set their sights on reducing potential staff in order to cut $640,000 from the proposed budget.

Purchase of hotel advances

South Boston Industrial Development Authority is proceeding with its plans to purchase the John Randolph Hotel building, passing a resolution Thursday to formally accept a $100,000 Industrial Revitalization Fund Grant for use toward purchase of the historic property.