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School Officials Hold Breath Over Funding

School officials across the state are facing interesting school budget sessions in light of Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s proposal to decrease state support for public schools by $357 million by 2012.

Early Snow Covers County

An early snow blanketed Halifax County and most of Southside, Central and Western Virginia over the weekend, resulting in numerous fender-bender type accidents due to snowy and icy roads.

Camp 23 Escapes Governor’s Budget Ax

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine unveiled Friday the 2010 caboose budget and 2010-2012 biennial budget that he will submit for consideration by the 2010 General Assembly that calls for an increase in taxes but spares Sinai’s Camp 23 correctional facility.

Local Girl To Serve As Virginia Senate Page

Sophie Crowell has been nominated and selected to serve as a Virginia Senate page for the 5th Congressional District during the 2010 session of the General Assembly.

Scottsburg Man Guilty Of Attempted Malicious Wounding

A 21-year-old Scottsburg man pleaded guilty last week in Halifax County Circuit Court to three related felonies, including conspiracy to maliciously wound, attempted malicious wounding, and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

Fire Destroys Jeffress Boulevard House In SoBo

Fire destroyed a South Boston home Wednesday evening, according to South Boston fire officials.

Ribbon Cut For Workforce Center

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine helped cut the ribbon Monday on a new comprehensive Workforce Center in South Boston, bringing the number of comprehensive one-stop workforce centers in the state to five.

Governor Talks Budget

Governor Timothy Kaine discussed his expectations for the budget process in the upcoming General Assembly session and downplayed the possibility of Sinai’s Camp 23 being a victim of budget cuts to be announced on Friday during his visit to South Boston Monday afternoon.

Arson Suspected In SoBo Fire

South Boston police suspect arson in a fire that destroyed the residence at 1718 Norwood Avenue Friday morning, Dec. 11, according to Investigator R. E. Redd.

North Halifax VFD Celebrates Helipad With Groundbreaking

Members of the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department were joined by representatives from Halifax Regional Health System and Centra Health of Lynchburg to celebrate the department’s new helipad with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday.