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Halifax Co. agriculture development director resigns

Search for replacement under way

The search is on for a new agriculture development director after Linda Faye Wallace handed in her letter of resignation earlier this month.


Early morning fire hits country store in Nathalie

Three outbuildings destroyed at Rob Guthrie’s Store

An early morning fire destroyed three outbuildings behind Rob Guthrie’s Store in the northern part of the county Thursday morning.


Halifax County School Board nixes efficiency study

Katherine Lee Francis/Gazette-Virginian
School board Chairman Walter Potts congratulates principals of the nine county schools for meeting state accreditation standards for the third year in a row including (front row from left) David Duffer, Sydnor-Jennings; Pam Eakes, South Boston; Mike Wilborne, Sinai; Lisa Long, Cluster Springs; and Sherry Cowan, Clays Mill: (back row from left) Barbara Tune, Scottsburg; Chairman Potts; Brenda Fuller, Meadville; Beverly Crowder, Halifax County Middle; and Albert Randolph, Halifax County High.


By a 5-3 vote Monday night, Halifax County School Board members decided not to negotiate an efficiency study contract with the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS).


Lawson indicted for obtaining money under false pretenses

A Halifax County Grand Jury on Monday indicted former South Boston Speedway NASCAR Chief Steward Gene Lawson for two felony charges of obtaining money by false pretenses.


Decision delayed on Halifax County school employees’ bonuses

School board seeks more time to look at ways to spend $1.57 mil

County school employees will have to wait a while longer before finding out whether they will receive performance bonuses this year after school board members voted unanimously Monday evening to get more information about the latest round of federal funding that will be used to pay the one-time benefit.


Halifax County school board meets tonight

Deputy Superintendent Larry Clark will report on the opening of the 2010-11 school year tonight when the Halifax County School Board meets at 7 in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex.

South Boston council hears good, bad, ugly at retreat


South Boston Town Council got doses of good and sobering news at its biannual retreat over the weekend at Berry Hill Conference Center.

Halifax County schools to get $1,572,136

In additional federal aid

Halifax County is in line to receive $1,572,136 in additional federal aid for its school system from the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act.

As a whole, the 5th District will receive approximately $23.8 million from the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, a full paid-for package of aid to states, according to a release from the 5th District Congressional office.

Crash injures Halifax County deputy, dog

A Halifax County Sheriff’s deputy and bloodhound were injured in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Charlotte County, according to state police.

Stage, new fees get green lights in Halifax County

Halifax County Supervisors held three public hearings Tuesday evening before agreeing to apply for $200,000 in USDA funding to buy a portable stage and lighting system and adopting two ordinances that allow collection of a $25 recordation fee and a $50 zoning permit fee.