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Halifax deputy facing charge in crash

State police have charged a Halifax County Sheriff’s deputy following an investigation into the single-vehicle crash in Charlotte County on the morning of Sept. 9, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Halifax County School Board strategic plan ready for adoption

Members of the Halifax County School Board goal setting committee met Monday at the School Board Office Conference Room to finish their discussion of the board’s goals and objectives for the 2010-2015 strategic plan.

Mecklenburg Co-op officials take close look at Rural Star

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative officials are studying the Rural Energy Savings Act, also known as Rural Star, that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The bill has been sent to the Senate for consideration.

Historic South Boston home sits on shaky ground

Dr. Russell Lee and congregation of First Presbyterian Church in South Boston currently are praying for God’s leadership on what must happen after the church purchases one of South Boston’s oldest homes, a stately Queen Ann structure adjacent to the church that dates back to 1909.

Multiple vaccines urged for children in Halifax County

Recent outbreaks of chickenpox and a single case of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, have been confirmed in two elementary schools, officials said Friday.

Woman escapes injuries in wreck with tractor-trailer

A 91-year-old Alton woman escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Friday afternoon on Highway 58 at the intersection of Piney Grove Road (State Route 751).

All Halifax County schools fully state accredited

98 percent of Virginia’s schools meet SOL standards

All nine Halifax County public schools meet current state standards for achievement in English, mathematics, history and science and are fully state accredited based on the 2009-2010 assessment results, according to information released this week by the Virginia Department of Education.


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).