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Retired HCHS teacher to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Linda Mercer, a retired Halifax County High School journalism and English teacher, has been selected for the Virginia High School League’s Hall of Fame.

Council agrees to remedy property screening issue

South Boston Town Council signaled its intent during its monthly meeting on Monday to remedy an ongoing issue regarding proper screening of Greens Folly Crossing shopping center from adjoining property owners at the rear of the complex.

Clover farmer harvests his chickpea crop

Clover resident James H. Brown has farmed his entire life and never once thought of growing chickpeas.

Rat droppings appear before trustees again

Emma Sims wants her school cafeteria job back. She claims she was fired from the post after “blowing the whistle” on a rat dropping incident that occurred at Halifax County Middle School in February 2013. 

Capital trial continued again

The capital murder trial for James Lloyd Terry, originally set for September, has been continued yet again.

Probation violation offense charged

A 36-year-old Danville man faces a felony charge for a probation violation, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

2 charged in attempted larceny, church break-in

Two Virginia residents have been charged following an attempted larceny at an Alton residence and break-in at Dan River Bethel Baptist Church, according to Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark. 

Brookneal man charged in missing woman’s death

It’s been over two years since 35-year-old Wendy Dawn Beadles Francis vanished.

Charges from December police chase net three years

Nathaniel Tiquan Wilson, a 20-year-old Danville man, will serve three years in prison for charges related to a police pursuit in December.

Longer school days up for talk

No one ever seems to have enough time or money, even in the school system. This will ring true during the Halifax County School Board monthly meeting Monday when Frosty Owens plans to propose lengthening the middle school day and increasing Halifax County Middle School physical education school fees.