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Florida man sentenced for sexual battery

A 69-year-old Odessa, Fla. resident, Luke B. Ferguson, was sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 20 years each in prison for two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

Officials investigate gun thefts in SoBo

Halifax County authorities are investigating the theft of several firearms from a South Boston residence, Sheriff Stanley Noblin said.

Action delayed on sweepstakes issue in South Boston

With a nod toward recently passed Virginia General Assembly legislation defining Internet sweepstakes operations, South Boston planners continued action Wednesday on two special use permit applications for a pair of amusement centers.

Roses Express coming to South Boston

Henderson based Variety Stores, a subsidiary of discount retailer Variety Wholesalers, Inc., will open a Roses Express store, a unit of the company’s retail division, in the former Maxway location 3338 Halifax Road in the Centerville Shopping Center. 

First racing edition of 2011 debuts

A new season will dawn Saturday at South Boston Speedway.

Seminole tribal visit signals new smokes

A direct descendant of Chief Osceola, Joe Dan Osceola of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, is familiar with “firsts.”

One year later, widow looks back on deadly freak accident

For Betty Williamson, it’s hard to believe a year has gone by since her husband, Alex, passed away in a freak accident, and the county lost one of its most beloved and recognized citizens.

Halifax County redistricting group gets good news

Members of the Halifax County Redistricting Committee got good news Tuesday night when they held their second meeting to redraw district lines to equalize the population within each of the eight election districts.

20 cuts proposed to fill Halifax County budget shortfall

Halifax County Supervisors considered 20 specific budget cutting options that could save the county almost $4 million when the finance committee held a work session Monday to discuss the proposed $90.9 million 2011-12 county budget that includes a $2.5 million deficit.

Facing budget ax, school board tries to save 20 jobs

County school board members got their first look Monday night at the 2011-12 school budget that has a deficit of more than $1.6 million.