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County School Board Selects Committee To Review Efficiency Study Options

Halifax County School Board Chairman Walter Potts appointed a committee Monday night to look at having an efficiency study conducted for the Halifax County School System. That action came during the school board’s April meeting at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Advisors: Investing Today Requires Sound Judgment

Stocks fell slightly in early trading Tuesday after earnings season began with Alcoa Inc. coming up short of analysts’ expectations, according to The Associated Press.

Sunshine Officials Mum On Layoffs

Sunshine Mills in Halifax laid off an unconfirmed number of employees Thursday morning, according to Royal Witcher, chief operations officer in the plant’s corporate office headquartered in Red Bay, Alabama.

Robber Hits Super 8 Motel In Riverdale

A single masked robber produced a handgun and demanded money from the clerk on duty at the Super 8 Motel in Riverdale sometime before 1 a.m. Saturday, according to South Boston Police.

Heritage Festival Pays Tribute To Stock Car Racing

Jim Croce’s song “Rapid Roy” describes to a tee the early days of dirt track stock car racing at the South Boston Speedway.

Trustees To Tackle School System Efficiency Study

School board members Joe Gasperini and Fay Satterfield are slated to address an efficiency study of the school system tonight when the Halifax County School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex.

Five Arrested On Drug Charges

Five county residents were arrested this week on various drug charges, according to Virginia State Police Special Agent M. T. Campbell, Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force coordinator.

Supporters Go To Bat For Dixie Ball Field

“We want to work with you, we’re not working against you. We welcome your cooperation, and we want to work out something that would make it even better for you,” said Current Affairs Committee Chairman Jack Dunavant, addressing Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball (HDYB) league officials Raymond Duffer, Randy Moore and Barry Moore during Wednesday’s Halifax Town Council work session.

River Level Allows Thorough Search

A little less than one year since her disappearance, the search continues for Hattie Gertrude Brown, with Virginia State Police Search and Rescue divers searching this time in the Hyco River at the East Hyco Road bridge on Thursday.

Medical Problems Cited In Wreck That Injuries Three People Friday

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in South Boston Friday night, town police said.