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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.

Clover family of five escapes blaze

A house fire early Thursday morning has left a family of five homeless.

Town of Halifax plans Mardi Gras fundraiser

The fun and excitement of Mardi Gras is coming to the Town of Halifax on Saturday, March 5, according to Peggy Blunt of the Convergence Art Guild.

Hurt sworn in as 5th District Congressman

Newly elected GOP Congressman Robert Hurt of Chatham took the oath of office in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to represent the 5th District of Virginia in the U.S. Congress for the next two years.

Lawson-Johnston House free for taking

The historic Lawson-Johnston house is free for the taking to any individual or group willing to relocate the house.

Virgilina man faces multiple drug charges

A 55-year-old Virgilina man is facing multiple felony drug charges, according to Virginia State Police Special Agent Mark Campbell, coordinator of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force.