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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.

Officials find truck stolen from Sinai business

A pickup truck that had been stolen last week from a Sinai business was found Monday night, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

School bus, car collide head-on in Halifax County

Three secondary students were slightly injured Tuesday morning when their school bus collided with a car, state police said.

Murder charges dropped in 1993 shooting

Murder and related charges against 37-year-old South Boston resident Ryall Quincy Majors will not be prosecuted at this time, Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White said in a news release issued Sunday.

Agencies to make plea for funding requests at meeting

Halifax County Supervisors will talk money today at 3:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax when the finance committee holds a work session to discuss the proposed $90.9 million 2011-12 county budget that includes a $2.5 million deficit.

Sunday fire damages South Boston apartment complex

A fire at the Willow Oaks Apartment complex Sunday morning resulted in no injuries but an estimated $5,000 in damages to an apartment at the complex, according to a South Boston Fire Department spokesman.

South Boston police investigate shooting

South Boston authorities are investigating a shooting that apparently occurred Sunday morning on College Street.

Knowledge key for little known iron disorder

South Boston resident Betty Jones has always maintained a positive outlook on life, and she has always been proactive when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle.