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Halifax County Finance Committee Recommends Spending Cuts

The Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee met Wednesday to address potential spending cuts in an effort to close a $910,000 budget shortfall facing the county.

Halifax Earth Day Extravaganza Set For Saturday

All roads lead to Halifax Saturday as the Halifax County Improvement Council, the Town of Halifax and the Convergence Art Guild present the “Halifax Earth Day Extravaganza.”

Youngsters Gearing Up For Halifax County Livestock Show

Participants are getting geared up for the 52nd Annual Halifax County Junior Livestock Show and Sale to be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Halifax County Fairgrounds.

Volunteers Are Halifax County Humane Society

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This week has been proclaimed as Volunteer Week in Virginia and the theme for National Volunteer Week is “Celebrating People in Action” such as the volunteers at the Halifax County Humane Society. In addition to the following feature story on volunteers at the local humane society, other special people who are working tirelessly to make a difference in this community are featured beginning on page C8.)

All work in rescue, care, placement and fundraising is done by volunteer members and friends of the society. There are no paid positions.

Five Face Charges In Larceny

South Hill police have arrested five Halifax County residents in connection with a larceny of computers and computer-related equipment Monday from the South Hill Walmart store.

Supervisors, Town Councils, Fire Departments, EMS Honor Forester

Halifax County Supervisors along with members of the Halifax, South Boston, Virgilina and Scottsburg Town Councils as well as area fire departments and EMS officials presented two framed resolutions honoring well-known forester William Alexander “Alex” Williamson of Alton to his wife, Betty, and son John Monday night during a joint meeting of governing bodies.

Estes Elected VRWA President

Mark Estes, operations manager of the Halifax County Service Authority, was elected president of the Virginia Rural Water Association (VRWA) at the VRWA Annual Technical Conference and Exposition held last week in Williamsburg.

Wolf Trap Institute Brings The Arts To County’s Youth

Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artists are working all this week alongside selected educators at Sydnor Jennings, Clays Mill, Meadville and Scottsburg Elementary Schools using the languages of drama, music and movement.

Missing Boy’s Body Found Sunday In Dan River

The search for a five-year-old Sutherlin child who went missing after a boating accident one week ago ended sadly Sunday morning, according to Capt. M. V. Carter of the Danville Police Department.

Groups To Honor Beloved Forester Alex Williamson

Halifax County Supervisors along with members of the Halifax and South Boston Town Councils are expected to approve and present a resolution tonight honoring well-known forester William Alexander “Alex” Williamson of Alton.