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Halifax County second largest recipient of tobacco funding

In its draft report to Governor McDonnell and the Virginia General Assembly, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) indicates Halifax County has received 73 awards totaling  $62,672,117 in Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TICR) funds from 2000 to 2011 representing the second highest amount of grant funding issued by TICR just behind Danville’s 78 awards totaling $65,814,659.

Authority may appeal suit verdict

Southside Regional Public Service Authority (SRPSA) is pondering an appeal of the verdict handed down last week in Mecklenburg Circuit Court when Judge Marc Jacobson ruled in favor of Shearin Construction Inc.

Four Halifax County residents nabbed in drug sweep

Four Halifax County residents are among the 32 individuals arrested last week in a drug sweep by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, according to Captain L.T. Guthrie, supervisor of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

SoBo early learning center fate up for debate

Keeping preschoolers in the South Boston Early Learning Center —  at what once was Washington-Coleman Elementary School — will be one of the topics school board members consider tonight during their regular monthly meeting that gets under way at 7 p.m. in the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria.

Group throws support to Sunday hunting

The Board of Game and Inland Fisheries passed a resolution supporting Sunday hunting in Virginia at their June 7 meeting.

Halifax, others lose in lawsuit

After three days of testimony, on Thursday morning Judge Mark Jacobson ruled in favor of Shearin Construction last week. 
The verdict ends four years of legal battles in the case of the Southside Public Service Authority (SPSA) and the Drakes Branch based construction company.

South Boston Farmers Market cuts ribbon

Many residents turned out Saturday morning for the official grand opening of the South Boston Farmers Market where shoppers found cucumbers, squash, cabbage, beets, eggs, string beans and many other vegetables, along with wonderful baked goods and crafts.

Two injured in Friday afternoon wreck in Halifax

Dr. James Witko, a well-known doctor in Halifax County, and Kelly Renee Snyder, a 23-year-old second-grade teacher at South Boston Elementary, were injured in a Friday afternoon accident that occurred on Love Shop Road in Halifax.

Grant sought to fund Town of Halifax officer

The Town of Halifax has applied for a federal COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) grant to fund a police officer position in the town, Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy informed town council members during their work session Wednesday night at Halifax Town Hall.

Vendors ready to market produce and more in Halifax, South Boston

Fresh produce and other homegrown and homemade items take center stage in Halifax and South Boston on Saturday with the grand opening of the farmers markets in both towns.