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A governor from Halifax: High school student elected to top post at Boys State

Harrison Walker, a rising Halifax County High School senior, made history earlier this month when he was elected governor while attending Boys State in Radford.

IDA adopts $2.28 million budget, re-elects officers

Preparing for a new fiscal year, the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority  adopted a $2,286,357 budget and re-elected the current slate of officers to continue serving during its regular monthly meeting Friday morning at Riverstone.

Man faces drug charges

A 32-year-old South Boston man faces charges of marijuana possession and possession of a controlled susbstance, according to South Boston Police Department records.

Alton man faces assault and battery charge

A 20-year-old Alton man faces a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery on a family member, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Schools opening earlier this year

For Halifax County Public School students, the upcoming school year will begin almost a week earlier than last year, and for the first time it will begin on a Wednesday. 

Halifax man sentenced for drug distribution

A 25-year-old Halifax man, Wongee Boyd Williams, will serve an effective prison term of three years and eight months, the remainder of the 84-year, six-month sentence suspended for eight cocaine distribution-related charges, two child abuse charges and one for a second offense of possessing marijuana.

Shoppers Value to debut Friday in South Boston

Farmer’s Foods in the Hupps Mill Plaza has a new owner, Chief Operating Officer Floyd “Buster” Madison, and with the new ownership comes a new name, Shoppers Value, and new prices. 

Merging insurance may save in future

Merging insurance plans to save taxpayers money is a high priority for Halifax County Board of Supervisors and Halifax County School Board members who rolled up their sleeves and got down to business Monday evening during a joint meeting held in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Speakers push for upgrades not in six-year plan

With less than $1 million allocated for county road improvements over the next six years, Virginia Department of Transportation and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors received public input before approving a list of proposed road improvements projects during a hearing held Monday night at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Food services coordinator position cut

Less than one month after Halifax County School Board members voted to partner with Sodexo Quality of Life Services to provide food services in the county schools during the upcoming year, trustees voted 6-1 to eliminate the position of food services coordinator currently held by Lori Hale.