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State Adopts Flag Paying Tribute To Fallen Soldiers

RICHMOND — Virginia has a new state symbol – the “Honor and Remember Flag,” which commemorates members of the U.S. armed forces who died in the line of duty.

Three Arrested On Drug Charges

Members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force arrested a Scottsburg woman and a South Boston woman and man on multiple drug charges Thursday, according to Special Agent Mark T. Campbell, task force coordinator.

South Boston, County Awarded Energy Grants

Halifax County and South Boston are among the jurisdictions awarded a total of $13.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program for 39 energy conservation projects proposed by local governments. 

One Dead In Chase City Shooting

A weekend shooting outside of Chase City on Saturday night termed a “possible murder - suicide” was described by one local law enforcement officer as the worst case he has seen.

Hog Farm Lawsuit Heads To Trial

Following a hearing in Halifax County Circuit Court yesterday, Judge James Luke ordered to trial the lawsuit between Link Farms and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.

Residents Address Supes During Budget Hearing

Protect education and develop a thorough, comprehensive financial plan of action that will lay out a strategic pathway to fund necessary items to lead Halifax County forward and continue to make it a good place to live, work and raise a family.

Checking The Pulse Of Newly-Passed Reform

President Barack Obama’s historic and controversial health care bill passed Sunday night in a 219 to 212 vote in the U. S. House of Representatives.

Public Gets Chance To Weigh In On Budget

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2010-11 county budget and school budget in the board meeting room at the Mary Bethune Administrative Complex in Halifax tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Man Gets 42 Years In Sex Crime Case

A 25-year-old South Boston man was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a total of 40 years and 24 months in prison for six sex crimes.
Edenilson Antonio Rodriguez was sentenced to 10 years in prison each for four felonies, each for having carnal knowledge of a minor, and 12 months each for two misdemeanors, each for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Softball Players Endure Funnel Cloud At Game

More than one million persons across Virginia took part in the state’s annual Tornado Preparedness Day on Tuesday, but the Comets varsity and jayvee softball teams were not prepared to face what Coach Melanie Saunders described as “a funnel cloud” that interrupted the teams’ games at Albemarle Middle School on Saturday.