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Light snow enough to cancel schools in area

The winter storm that was predicted to hit the region struck Halifax County with a glancing blow, dropping only a trace to approximately an inch of snow across the county overnight Monday followed by periods of freezing mist and drizzle throughout Tuesday.

Comer to lead Halifax County School Board

ED-7 school board representative Stuart Comer was elected chairman of the board Monday evening during the organizational meeting of the Halifax County School Board.

Ribbon cutting lays the line for broadband expansion in county

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) held a ribbon cutting Monday to usher in a new era of expansion of broadband throughout Southern Virginia.

Halifax man faces assault with intent to maim charge

A 20-year-old Halifax man is facing a felony assault with intent to maim charge stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred Dec. 19, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Jones-Bowen tapped new center director

Wendy Jones-Bowen has been named the new Halifax County E-911 director.

Martin selected as VDOT maintenance manager

Kenneth C. Martin of Crystal Hill has been named the residency maintenance manager (RMM) for the Halifax Residency of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). 

Gateley picked as area acting health director

Dr. Laura Gateley has joined the Virginia Department of Health to serve as the acting director for Southside and Pittsylvania/Danville area, according to the department. The district includes Halifax, Mecklenburg and Brunswick counties.

Vernon Hill man gets third strike in DUI offense

A Vernon Hill man was sentenced to serve at least 90 days in jail after pleading guilty Thursday to a third felony DUI offense.

Halifax County deputies promoted in National Guard

Deputies Stanley Britton Jr. and Quentin Clark, both employed as deputies with Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, have been promoted to the rank of first sergeant in the Virginia Army National Guard.

Long-time Halifax County contractor dead at 72

Long-time Halifax County general contractor and businessman Albert Bailey “Skeeter” Jones Sr. died Saturday at his home.
He was 72.