- Last Updated on 08:52 AM 06/15/11
With family members of both the victim and suspect present, 39-year-old James Lloyd Terry appeared in court for the first time since his arrest in April in connection with the murder of 84-year-old Charlotte Osborne Rice of South Boston.
- Last Updated on 12:27 PM 06/15/11
- Paula I. Bryant
Halifax County School officials continue to make cuts to classified positions in the school system in an effort to balance the $57.1 million school budget, according to Deputy Superintendent Larry Clark.
- Last Updated on 07:30 AM 06/15/11
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.
- Last Updated on 07:29 AM 06/15/11
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.
- Last Updated on 12:30 PM 06/15/11
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.
- Last Updated on 08:58 AM 06/13/11
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.
- Last Updated on 07:45 AM 06/13/11
The Board of Game and Inland Fisheries passed a resolution supporting Sunday hunting in Virginia at their June 7 meeting.
- Last Updated on 07:41 AM 06/13/11
- Special to The Gazette
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.
- Last Updated on 07:37 AM 06/13/11
- Katherine Lee Francis
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.
- Last Updated on 07:34 AM 06/13/11
- Paula I. Bryant
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.